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Relaxing, Inspiring Retreats


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Relaxing, Inspiring Retreats


Dive in!

 

looking to take an inspired, HEALING vacation?

Revitalization can take many forms:

rewriting your story in a luxury villa in Italy,

meditating on a tranquil beach in Croatia,

or finding balance and harmony in Hawaii.

 

Explore our retreats here

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Testimonials


Testimonials


"Jess & Allison create a magical space where you get to open up and discover ideas and make connections that you hadn’t had before. Their authenticity, passion and creativity calls you forward to a place you didn’t even realize you could go. I left not only being re-engaged with my story, but also having clarity about character, plot, place and story, and a clear action plan for next steps."

Rewrite Your life participant

May 2017


“When I made the decision to attend the women’s writing retreat in Italy, I lacked confidence, was fearful and questioned my value as a woman and most as a writer. I was immediately drawn to Allison by her genuine warmth, sincere interest in the heart of women and her ability to draw out potential and creativity. This solo journey and being coached by Allison has brought me tremendous growth, confidence and a sense of purpose that has changed me forever.”

Italy Writing Workshop Participant

October 2016


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LEADERS


LEADERS


Allison Quaid

Storyteller. Coach. Scientist. Globetrotter. 

Allison is most alive when she engages in the magical process of creating new stories and discovering “a-ha’s!” with others. She is a natural at empowering and encouraging others to achieve their dreams.

A multilingual world traveler and skilled facilitator of international writing and creativity workshops, she blends coaching, writing and art therapy to bring out a person’s creative genius.  

Allison's creativity has been cultivated over the years as a CEO of a marketing firm in San Francisco, working primarily on large-scale behavior change campaigns for environmental issues (energy efficiency, recycling, and air pollution). She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.A. in Environmental Policy.

Mid-career, her passion shifted from the business world to all things creative (arts, writing, etc.). She participated in several workshops on writing, healing and creativity, many from the University of California at Berkeley as well as writing salons in San Francisco; she then begin to lead international ones herself.

Allison is writing two books, a young adult science fiction novel and a collection of healing fairy tales.

Allison has lived and worked in Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Canada and the United States, speaks four languages, and has visited over 40 countries.

All that travel has taught her that being part of a creative community is one of the best ways to reach your goals. Plus, travel is good for the soul.