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Writing as a Path to Awakening - Day-long retreat with Albert DeSilver and Saraswati Clere


Writing + Yoga

Join Albert DeSilver internationally published poet, memoirist, novelist, Spirit Rock teacher, and workshop leader for “Writing as a Path to Awakening,” a reading, meditation, and writing workshop devoted to exploring your inner and outer creativity.

The day-long Retreat will include will include innovative writing exercises, prompts, dynamic meditation, and further exploration on how to take your writing and your life to the next level. Saraswati will be leading yoga, breathwork and meditation sessions.

Please bring lunch with you.

Cost: $150 before May 1st / $165 after
Registration required.
Address will be sent after registration.

About the Location:

The Tilden House is a small, intentional space for gatherings, special events, yoga classes and trainings. It is nestled in the Berkeley Hills overlooking Wildcat Canyon and offers a sanctuary to retreat and reconnect.

Intimate. Quiet. Nature. Revival.

In addition to our special events, we offer private therapeutic yoga classes, energy healing and reiki by appointment. Our events are limited to 20 participants to provide a space for intimate, deep work.

About the teachers:

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker and workshop leader. He is the author of several books of poems and the memoir Beamish Boy, which was named one of Kirkus Reviews “Best Books of 2012”. His latest book is Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer & Living an Awakened Life (Sounds True, 2017). Albert served as Marin County California’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. He has shared the stage with US Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, bestselling authors’ Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many others. Albert teaches at the Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, Shambhala Mountain Center, and at writing conferences nationally. Website:

RYT – 500 – San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Saraswati Clere is the founder of Yogakula Productions and owns Yogakula Wellness Center in Berkeley, which attracts thousands of students each year. She studied in the Iyengar and Anusara Systems and has been teaching yoga for 25 years. She currently offers Yoga Teacher Training Programs and leads workshops and retreats internationally. Saraswati has produced a line of educational CDs and DVDs in collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent yoga teachers and scholars.