By Jen Pastiloff
*Update! Amy Ferris has added $100 and an anonymous donor has donated the balance so the spot will be 100% paid for. The winner only has to pay for travel expenses (i.e. getting to Stowe.)
Hello from the sky! I am on my way to do a workshop in Chicago.
It’s still novel to me to have wifi in the sky, but I had to share this asap. I just got wind that someone very generous wants to help send someone, who needs the help financially, to attend the writing retreat I am doing with best selling author Emily Rapp in Stowe, Vermont.
The winner will get a FULL scholarship from these amazing benefactors. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so touched that she is doing this. Per her request, I will not share her name, except with the winner. This will be our third retreat to Stowe, and we could not be more excited. Submit your essay here.
So, here is the deal. First off, I would rather give this spot away to someone who has never attended my retreat. With that out the way, here goes:
Please write an essay by SEPTEMBER 9th (no more than 1500 words) on any of these topics:
- The idea of being “enough.” Or, the word “enough.” (I launching a workshop in September for young women called Girl Power: You Are Enough as well as writing the book. For questions or queries on my book, please contact my agent at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Finding your voice
- Why you need time to get away
- The notion of female friendship
- Body image
- What feminism means to you
. Please tag any friends you think might be interested. My editors on The Manifest-Station will help me pick a winner, as well as Emily Rapp. Submit via submittable here. Please do not submit any later than September 9th. The retreat is October 22-25 in Stowe, Vermont. You do not have to be a “good” yogi or an accomplished writer. Just be a human being. That’s all we request. And have a sense of humor and an open heart.
Quaint, picturesque, honest and completely unique; Stowe is better than anything out of Rockwell’s imagination. This is a true New England four-season location. Join us in the beauty of any season and come see what all the fuss is about!
Manifestation Yoga® and workshop with Jen Pastiloff
Writing workshop with Emily Rapp
All meals prepared by a local chef
Stowe lodge accommodation
Welcome cheese, appetizers and local Vermont wine
Guided hiking to the waterfall
Natural horsemanship session
Optional mountain biking (weather permitting)
Transportation to Stowe Retreat Center
Alcohol (outside of welcome reception)
Ski passes & rental equipment (for winter retreats)
Travel insurance (recommended)
Souvenirs and items of a personal nature.
What airport do I fly into?
If you are flying to Vermont you’ll want to fly into Burlington (BVT), which is a 40min drive from Stowe. There are car rental companies at the airport or transfer services that can take you to Stowe.
Those that are driving will get directions before departure. Other airport options are Boston (~3.5hrs) and New York (~5.5hrs).
We are looking to be moved. The subtitle of all my workshops is: On Being Human. So real, that is what I am looking for. xoox Love, Jen. ps- please share this. Especially with someone who may not be able to attend without the financial help.