Sample Schedule, 2020

The below is a draft schedule only, but offers a sense of what you can expect from The Well Academic virtual writing retreat.

Monday

9:00-10:00:  Welcome Address. Introductions, discussion of retreat structure and research underpinnings

10:00-10:30: Intention setting workshop. Discussion of projects, goal setting.

10:30-12:00: Prep for the week// writing // free time  

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch// write// walk// free time

2:00-3:00 pm: Day 1 workshop: Introduction to mindfulness and research with Dr Michelle Jamieson

3:00-6:00pm: Write//move//meditate//free time

6:00-7:00pm: Evening check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

8:30pm: Yoga Nidra (body scan relaxation session)

Tuesday

6:00-7:00 am: Writing for early risers// free time: walk, meditate etc.,

7:00-8:00 am: Yoga

8:00-9:00 am: Morning check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

9:00-11:00am: Write//move//meditate//free time

11:00-12:00 am: Day 2 workshop: Understanding stress and managing it mindfully with Dr Michelle Jamieson

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch// write// walk// free time

2:00-4:00pm: Live co-writing session (optional)

4:00-5:00 pm: Write//move//meditate//free time

5:00-5:30pm: Breath awareness practice (guided sitting meditation)

6:00-7:00pm: Evening check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

8:30pm: Yoga Nidra (body scanning relaxation exercise).

Wednesday

6:00-7:00 am: Writing for early risers// free time: walk, meditate etc.,

7:00-8:00 am: Yoga

8:00-9:00 am: Morning check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

9:00-10:00am: Write//move//meditate//free time

10:00-12:00: Live co-writing session (optional)

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch// write// walk// free time

2:00-3:00 pm: Day 3 Workshop: Working with challenging states: practicing awareness and self-compassion with Dr Michelle Jamieson

3:00-6:00 pm: Write//move//meditate//free time

6:00-7:00pm: Evening check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

8:30pm: Yoga Nidra (body scanning relaxation exercise)

Thursday

6:00-7:00am: Writing for early risers// free time: walk, meditate etc.,

7:00-8:00 am: Yoga

8:00-9:00 am: Morning check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

9:00-10:00am: Write//move//meditate//free time

10:00-12:00: Live co-writing session (optional)

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch// write// walk// free time

2:00-3:00 pm: Day 4 Workshop: Walking meditation: connecting with the body, step by step  with Dr Michelle Jamieson

3:00-6:00 pm: Write//move//meditate//free time

6:00-7:00pm: Evening check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

8:30pm: Yoga Nidra (body scanning relaxation exercise)

Friday

6:00-7:00am: Writing for early risers// free time: walk, meditate etc.,

7:00-8:00 am: Yoga

8:00-9:00 am: Morning check-in with Dr Willo Drummond

9:00-10:00am: Write//move//meditate//free time

10:00-12:00: Live co-writing session (optional)

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch// write// walk// free time

2:00-4:00 pm: Write//move//meditate//free time

4:00-5:00pm: Closing Circle. Wrap-up and farewells.