Wild Writing Mindful Walk

Cardal, 2240 Ferreira do Zêzere, Portugal


Primary type: ✓Wellness
Secondary type: ✓Meditation ✓Yoga
Skill Level: ✓Beginner ✓Intermediate ✓Advanced
Host Language: ✓English


In this Wild Writing Retreat, writer and meditation teacher Tara Gould will lead you on a creative journey to help you to re-connect with your unique writing voice and free the wild writer within. This retreat has been tailored to provide a deeply relaxing and inspiring environment to facilitate you to get lost in your creative flow and increase feelings of self-actualisation through writing. The schedule will include a daily meditation; mindful walking in nature and meditative writing exercises to help you to listen and connect to your authentic perceptions and embrace the process of writing. Whether you want to start journaling, kick start a creative writing project, find new ways of developing your writing, clear blocks, or simply take time to relish the writing process and recharge, this writing retreat will encourage and support both complete beginners and writers in an encouraging, heart-centred and tranquil environment.

This retreat is for anyone who wants to: Find space and time to write in a beautiful tranquil setting: Create deeper, more mindful connections with their words, themselves and their stories; Increase focus and perception; Enhance creative flow; Tap into imagination; unearth unique ideas and stories; Use writing and meditation to help engage with life more fully; Use writing as a tool for spiritual or personal development; Realign and free natural creativity away from expectation and judgement.

Relaxscape was created as a place for you to escape from the stresses of everyday life. It offers a tranquil environment to reconnect with nature and recharge your body and mind. You'll stay in a lovingly restored 100-year-old home that combines traditional style and modern comforts, set in a peaceful olive grove surrounded by trees, views and walks.

What's included in the package

  • 5 nights' accommodation in private rooms with en-suites at Relaxscape
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily writing sessions and time to yourself to write and reflect
  • All meals, including wine & beer at dinner
  • Sightseeing day in historic Tomar
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow yoga sessions
  • Guided mindful walks in nature and river swimming
  • Coffee, tea, water available throughout the day


Tara Gould
After a degree in performance and visual practise at Brighton University Tara studied an MA in creative writing, art and education at Sussex University. She has won several awards for her short fiction including an Arvon/Jerwood prize, the Asham Award and most recently a Creative Future, Spotlight Books & Myriad editions competition. Tara's stories have been published online and in several anthologies. She has had a short play and a docudrama broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Tara also worked as a scriptwriter and consultant with a Brighton-based theatre company. Tara is passionate about supporting the work of other artists and writers and has run and hosted numerous live story nights in Brighton. She continues to work on writing projects and text-based visual arts projects.

Belinda Raitt
Hello, I'm Belinda, the founder and owner of Relaxscape. I'm a firm believer in shaping your own life, ikigai, the healing power of nature, yoga, eating your greens, and being green.

I have a Masters degree in Psychology and have been practising as a coach helping people through life and career changes for the last ten years. During that time I began to realise that a common theme among my clients was that they felt a bit lost, or no longer knew who they were or what made them happy. My coaching became about helping them to find balance, to rediscover their ikigai. I've also been through my own difficult patches which led me to make big changes in my life in my early 40s. That's when I discovered the internal healing powers of yoga and nature, and what eventually led me to create Relaxscape, a place where people could retreat to nature and rediscover themselves.

I am also a Yoga Alliance certified Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher and I have my own coaching and business consultancy About Talent Ltd, which supports people through difficult transitions in their life, work and businesses by focusing on their strengths.



From £90/night

£450 total


6 days / 5 nights


11/06/2020 - 16/06/2020

Retreat Capacity

9 people

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