Writing and Reflection Retreat in Paris

3 Days, 2 Nights dedicated solely to you
December 4-6th, 2024

Imagine...

The light in the morning. The smell of  fresh morning breeze bellows off the Tuileries, we walk down the narrow lane of trees.  The vendors at the shops on the periphery are unlocking their doors, unveiling exquisite clothing, jewelry, and Epice scarves.

Deep Writing and Reflection Retreat Paris: Unleash Your Creativity in the City of Light

Embark on a transformative journey at the Deep Writing and Reflection Retreat in Paris, where centuries of history, culture, and artistry converge to ignite your creativity. This retreat offers an unparalleled opportunity to write, discover parts of yourself, while immersed exquisite ambiance of the French capital. Here’s what awaits you:

Writing in an Authentic Paris Studio

Imagine crafting your stories in a quintessential Parisian studio, with the city’s artistic spirit permeating every corner. The atmosphere is designed to foster deep reflection and creativity, providing the perfect setting for you to unlock your full writing potential.

Exclusive Chaumet Experience

Throughout this 3 day, 2 night experience, we will have a thru-line.

The parallels between jewelry making and writing.

Crafting jewelry involves skill, creativity, and attention to detail, with craftsmen infusing pieces with their unique style. Similarly, writing requires meticulous attention to language, detail, and narrative structure, infused with your own personal stories. 

Founded in 1780 and established on the legendary Place Vendôme in 1812, we enjoy a private tour of Chaumet’s magnificent collection. This exclusive access not only offers a glimpse into the world of high end jewelry, but also serves as a source of inspiration.

Jewelry Making Class in the 11th Arrondissement

Dive into the art of jewelry making in Paris’s vibrant 11th arrondissement. This hands-on experience allows you to create your own piece of jewelry, guided by expert artisans. The intricate process of designing and crafting jewelry offers profound insights into the creative journey, mirroring the meticulous attention to detail required in writing.

In Paris, courses are taught inside an 18th-century mansion, where the school has set up gemology and jewelry workshops, enamel and lacquer workshops, and a design studio.

Morning Market Strolls

Begin your day with a stroll through the local markets, where the aroma of fresh produce and the vibrant colors of fruits, vegetables, and flowers awaken your senses. This immersive experience connects you with the essence of French culture, providing a fertile ground for storytelling.

Culinary Adventure

At the restaurant stops I curate,  including Coco Opera in the Palais Garnier and Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower,  everyone, regardless of their taste, can participate fully.

Reflection and Parallels

In the studio, we engage in deep writing and reflection exercises, drawing parallels between the jewelry making and the writing process. The structured yet organic nature of my exercises allow for self discovery.

Exploring Paris

Take time to explore the City of Lights, during free time. This exploration fuels your imagination, offering new perspectives for your writing.

Deep Writing & Reflection Sessions with Joya

Our retreat is hosted by me (Joya), dedicated to helping you harvest deeply personal stories to enhance your personal brand. Through guided exercises and personalized feedback, you will gain the tools and confidence to express your unique voice.

Dates and Additional Details

The Deep Writing and Reflection Retreat in Paris is a three-day, two-night experience designed to immerse you fully in the world of writing and creativity. The dates for the retreat are Dec 4, 5th, 6th. Cost $3997. Limited to 5 women

You are in charge of flight and hotel. A list of suggested hotels will be provided below.

I take care of everything on the ground.

Airport to Fly Into: Charles De Gaulle or Orly

Conclusion

Whether you are a seasoned writer or just beginning your journey, the Deep Writing and Reflection Retreat in Paris offers an extraordinary blend of inspiration, education, and adventure. Join us to unlock your creative potential in one of the most inspiring cities in the world. Secure your spot today and embark on a journey that promises to transform your writing and your life.

RSVP now to reserve your place in this exclusive retreat.

For more information and to register, please put down your deposit below.

Day 1

Morning

CHECK INTO HOTEL AND SETTLE IN

European flights traditionally arrive in the morning hours. The car service will bring you from the airport to the Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal so you can settle in, take in the sights and sounds of Paris from your balcony.  We will plan to meet at noon.

Suggested hotels (in the 1st arrondissement, walking distance to most things)

  • Le Petit Beaumarchais Hotel & Spa $175/night
    8 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris, Paris, 75011

  • Le Bellune Paris Hotel $238/night
    35 Boulevard Victor, Paris, 75015

  • Hotel Brighton $386/night
    218 Rue De Rivoli, Paris, Paris, 75001

Afternoon

LUNCH and FIRST 90 MINUTE COACHING SPRINT

LE DALI, Le Meurice Hotel

Address

228 Rue de Rivoli

Lunch reservation under Joya Dass

The Le Dali restaurant (named for famed artist Salvador Dali) in the Le Meurice Hotel is one of my favorite destinations in Paris for lunch or breakfast.  

After lunch, we do your first 90 minute sprint of writing work. We walk the Tuileries Garden afterwards.

Evening

CHANEL SPA AND DINNER, RITZ PARIS


No better way to shake off the jetlag from a long flight than a luxurious spa visit. Walk 5 minutes, and are at the Chanel Spa at the Ritz Paris,  the city’s most opulent hotel.  Coco Chanel lived in this famed 5-Star hotel for over 30 years. Aptly named, the signature massage is “Le massage de Chanel.”  

We can have a alcoholic or non alcoholic drink before dinner at the Hemingway Bar.  And finish the evening with dinner at  L’Espadon

 
Address
Ritz Paris, 15 Pl. Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France

Day 2

Morning

SECOND 90 MINUTE SPRINT OF WRITING

Grab a quick breakfast at your hotel and we head to our second 90 minute sprint of work at an elegant writing studio.

Address:

Louvre Focus Group

Room Nuits Saints Georges 

43 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris.

Afternoon

LUNCH and 3RD 90 MINUTE SPRINT OF WRITING & REFLECTION

Palais Royal Restaurant for a gourmet French lunch. 

Evening

CHAUMET


Founded in 1780 and established on the legendary Place Vendôme in 1812, Chaumet represents the pinnacle of French luxury and craftsmanship. As part of this retreat, you will enjoy a private tour of Chaumet’s magnificent collection. This exclusive access not only offers a glimpse into the world of high jewelry but also serves as a source of inspiration, showcasing the meticulous artistry that parallels the writing process

 
Address:
12 Pl. Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
 
DINNER At Restaurant Le Meurice (Alain Ducasse)
 
Address: 
 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris 

Day 3

Morning

Jewelry Making Class in the 11th Arrondissement.

 

Dive into the art of jewelry making in Paris’s vibrant 11th arrondissement. This hands-on experience allows you to create your own piece of jewelry, guided by expert artisans. The intricate process of designing and crafting jewelry offers profound insights into the creative journey, mirroring the meticulous attention to detail required in writing.

Afternoon

Private tour of  THE GALERIE DES BIJOUX

Grab a quick lunch at a place of your choice before we dip into the Galerie des Bijoux at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs features a display of some 1200 pieces that provide an exemplary overview of the history of jewelry from the Middle Ages to the present day. Organized chronologically, the exhibits include rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches, alongside a presentation of jewelry-making techniques.

Evening

We wrap up three beautiful days with dinner at the restaurant in the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.  An elevator whisks us up above the city to dine in this Michelin star restaurant. Jules Verne, both menu and restaurant have been renovated in the last 3 years.
We reflect on the last 3 days and open our June letters (What you wrote when you committed to the beautiful retreat)

Address:
5 Av. Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, France

Your fee covers the following:

  • Spa visit
  • Dinners and lunches
  • Writing salons
  • Private tours
  • 3 90 minute coaching sprints

 

You are responsible for your flight and hotel.