september 2019 - hoi an

Journey to Self: Writing & Yoga Retreat


Journey to Self: Vietnam
Writing & Yoga Retreat

8 - 15 September 2019
(8 days, 7 nights)

Hoi An, Vietnam


Are you feeling stuck, uninspired & disconnected from your voice?

Whether you are a published author working on a specific project, a beginning writer wanting to let your writing flow, or simply yearning to deepen your personal writing practice, this Vietnam Writing Retreat will leave you feeling nourished and in tune with yourself.

this retreat is now fully booked. stay tuned for 2020 details.




  • RELAX deeply to the ancient sounds of Himalayan singing bowls.

  • RELEASE physical and emotional blockages with Yin Yoga. Find stillness in long-held floor poses that energise the deep tissues of the body.

  • RE-CONNECT with your true voice and tap into your inner wisdom through writing.

  • RE-ENERGISE in the vibrant environment of Hoi An.



Set amongst the river and rice fields, you’ll be immersed in the tranquillity of An Villa Boutique Resort (located half way between Cua Dai Beach and Hoi An Ancient Town). Each living space comes with a private garden or terrace and a well-equipped kitchen (although food is included during this retreat, so you’ll hardly need to cook!) Around the resort are plenty of quiet spaces to go inward and to connect with your creative flow during your stay.


#1. private room & privae bathroom: $1,650 USD / PER PERSON

#2. PRIVATE ROOM with SHARED accommodation: $1,750 USD / PER PERSON

With private bathroom + shared living room, kitchen, terrace + garden.

Sold OUT - PRIVATE ROOM with SHARED bathroom: $1,450 USD / PER PERSON

Private room with shared bathroom, living space, kitchenette and terrace.


This retreat is now sold out.

About the Retreat Facilitators



Kerstin Pilz, PhD believes in the healing power of writing. She’ll make you become best buddies with your inner writer, teach it to speak in your authentic voice and send you on a  journey of discovery together. She has taught a wide range of forms of communication, writing and reading in over two decades as a university lecturer and education manager. Kerstin’s also a keen traveller, certified yoga teacher and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation.

Nigel Rowles is a  professional musician with over 30 years experience teaching music, playing in bands and as a solo performer. During the retreat, he will help you unleash your creative genius with unique sound bowl balancing techniques.

This offer is in partnership with Write Your Journey and is subject to our Terms & Conditions.



  • 7 x nights accommodation in single room in river-fronted boutique resort, halfway between Ancient Town and the beach

  • Bicycle rental and some local transfers to and from town/beach

  • All breakfasts, all lunches & 5 dinners

  • 4 guided excursions & cultural workshops in and around the UNESCO listed town of Hoi An

  • Daily morning yoga & meditation

  • Daily writing workshops,  feedback sessions & one-on-one sessions

  • 1 individual sound massage with Himalayan singing bowls & group sound bath

what’s not included

  • International or domestic airfares/bus/train tickets to reach Hoi An (Da Nang is the closest airport)

  • Visa fees and travel insurance (highly recommended)

  • Additional activities can be organised at own cost and on demand

  • Alcohol and personal items

  • Transfer to and from Da Nang airport