Inspired Writing Retreat

Writing from your sacred inner space

March 22, 2020

At Chateau de Bossey, outside Geneva
The one day retreat has been cancelled
We apologise that this event has been cancelled. 

No further events are planned at this moment.

Come back later or write to us for news of future events.

Thank you for your understanding.


Watch a review of the Inspired Writing Retreat 2019.
The inspiration from the place and the people.

Music & lyrics: Be the Spark by Kathleen Koch.
A review of our first retreat in 2017.
Music: The Road to Santiago, composed and performed by Kathleen Koch.

"Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world."

From An Interrupted Life by Etty Hillersum

The Core Activities

The best for your inspiration


Connecting to that inner source
Our program introduces various ways to meditate. It’s not all still with clasped hands.


Learn the essentials of writing from your sacred inner space
Our workshops guide you through writing from the soul, from the past and from your emotions. Writing practice is of course part of the program.


Control of the body and mind
Feeling inspired has as much to do with control of the body as control of the mind and feelings. Yoga is where you learn all three.

Although the founders of the Inspired Writing Retreat have connections with the Geneva Writers Group, the Retreat is an independent event. The Retreat offers a different perspective on writing focusing on the source of inspiration and how to tap into that more effectively and in that sense builds on the GWG experience. The Geneva Writers Conference is as always the go to place to learn about the writing craft, its technical and publishing aspects.

Our Team of Inspiration

Beth Linguri

Creating the Sacred Space
Educator, psychologist and metaphysician and currently serves as the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Living Geneva. She facilitates workshops on meditation and the creative process.

Susan Tiberghien

Journaling to the Center / Reflecting Peace
Author of four memoirs and the best-selling One Year to a Writing Life, has taught writing workshops for twenty years at C.G. Jung Societies, and at writers’ centers and conferences in America and Europe.

Daniela I. Norris

Inspired and Visionary Fiction
Former diplomat, turned political writer and with age and wisdom – inspirational author and speaker. She is a trained Past Life Regression Therapist and Between Lives Spiritual Regression Therapist.

Jim Murdoch

MC and Introduction / Inspired and Visionary Fiction
With his wife, Katharina, he has co-authored their self-help story, “Wings of Change”. He has written the Dragons and Visions series and one on reincarnation and is working on his first children's book. His works explore the metaphysics of our multidimensional existence.

Anne Bodner-Martin

Children's Workshop for participants' children only. See registration page.
Anne is an American art teacher who has been living in France for the past 13 years. She has taught in international schools for 10 years. Anne will be leading the children’s workshop for the Conference.

Uma Girish

Accessing Inner Wisdom
Uma Girish is a Grief Guide and Award-Winning Author. Her writing has been published in seven countries and her short stories and personal essays have won awards.

Anita Jain

After 20 years of a fulfilling corporate career I decided to quit and start a career in happiness. I studied Yoga, Life Coaching and other modalities. The deeper I delved into yoga, the higher my spirit rose. Now, from my cosy boutique studio in Gingins, I love to spread the magic of yoga and support people’s journey of personal transformation. Yoga is one of many dimensions of my life, I am also a co-founder of The Habits Club and organizer of spiritual retreats in Europe and India

I commit to bringing all of me to everything I offer.

Katharina Murdoch

Chakras and Biofeedback
Katharina has her background in nursing and is an Integrative Kinesiologist specializing in EDUCTOR Quantum Bio-feedback. As a therapist she teaches more than she treats as she discovers the inner emotional roots to all ailments.

Jim Lockard

Finding Your Voice
Dr. Jim Lockard is a minister, teacher, speaker, author, blogger, coach,
consultant and thought leader. Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he is
currently living in Lyon, France with his wife, Dorianne Cotter-Lockard, PhD. They are frequent presenters at international conferences in the spiritual, business, and academic fields.

Dr. Jim Lockard

Awakening the Inner Voice
Minister, teacher, speaker, author, blogger, coach, consultant and thought leader. For twenty years, Jim served as a Spiritual Leader in the Centers for Spiritual Living in California, Florida, and Maryland. His latest book is CREATING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: A Handbook for Spiritual Leadership.

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