april 2020 - hoi an

Mindful Writing & Meditation Retreat


Mindful Writing & Singing Bowl Meditation Retreat

10 - 14 April 2020
(5 days, 4 nights)

Hoi An, Vietnam


Come home to yourself with mindfulness, writing & Yin Yoga.

Escape to a peaceful river-front boutique resort, surrounded by nature, in magical Hoi An to unwind, relax deeply and learn valuable skills that will last you a lifetime!

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  • Learn to practice Mindfulness as a lifestyle: Following the Vietnamese Buddhist Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, in this retreat we’ll practice mindfulness both on and off the meditation cushion.

  • Release mental, physical and emotional tension with Yin Yoga: Daily yoga will combine the quiet, contemplative practice of Yin Yoga with gentle early morning Hatha Yoga.

  • Feel in tune with sound bowl meditations: Enjoy the deeply calming vibrations of the Himalayan singing bowls during Yin Yoga, mediation & mindful journaling sessions, group sound baths and a complimentary one-on-one sound massage.

  • Discover the therapeutic benefits of writing: No writing experience is necessary for this retreat. Using Natalie Goldberg’s approach of writing as practice, we focus on the process of free writing without attention to spelling or editing.

Benefits you’ll take with you:

  • Practical tools that will last you a lifetime and that you can use whenever life feels stressful or a struggle.

  • You’ll learn to live life more at peace with yourself, connected to your passions and with a clearer sense of purpose.

  • Reconnecting with your creativity will energise, empower and inspire you. You’ll walk away with a new sense of wonder at seeing the world with fresh eyes. You will feel spacious and ready to grow and transform.

  • You’ll gain a clearer understanding of who you are, clarity on your values, your goals and what it takes to get there.

  • Resisting the inner editor and inner critic will teach you how to be kinder and more compassionate to yourself.

  • Learn to value non-doing and how to shift from reaction to response.

  • Unwinding in tranquil nature will make you feel deeply rested, relaxed and in sync with yourself.



The retreat is held at An Villa Boutique Resort. Ideally located half way between Cua Dai beach and the charming World Heritage listed Old Town of Hoi An. Situated right on the river, this small boutique resort is a tranquil oasis amid palm trees and tropical gardens in a peaceful authentic Vietnamese neighborhood.

There are six unique living spaces – ranging from two-person studios to three-bedroom family villas – designed by a French expat architect and furnished with an eye for artistic detail. Each living space comes with a private garden or terrace and a well-equipped kitchen, though you’ll hardly be cooking at home during this retreat.

There are plenty of quiet spaces to retreat in contemplative stillness and to connect with your creative flow.


Retreat Rate & Exclusive Discount

$990 usd / per person

Book through Yoga in Vietnam and claim an exclusive $50 USD discount off the retreat rate.

with yiv discount: $940 usd / per person

To save your mat, a non-refundable deposit of $200 USD per person is required. The remaining cost is paid directly to the retreat organizer.

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.



  • 4 x nights accommodation in a boutique resort, halfway between Ancient Town and the beach

  • Bicycle rental and local transfers

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & afternoon tea on all days

  • 1 guided bicycle tour through the ricefields

  • Sunset boat ride to Ancient Town

  • 1 one-on-one singing bowl massage

  • airport transfer on arrival

  • all workshops

what’s not included

  • Visa fees

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

  • Travel insurance and personal items

  • International flights

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