The Rebel Writing Retreat

Join us June 21 – 24 2019

For connection, intimacy & space to write your transformational book

2019/06/21 11:24:27

You want to write a book. It’s burning deep inside you. But you’re afraid.


Afraid of its power because you know that it has the potential to shatter paradigms and transform your business.

Your inner-perfectionist tells you that you can’t write. Meanwhile your saboteur makes up every excuse as to why you don’t have time, why now isn’t the ‘right’ time to write your book, and all the reasons why you should put it off for yet another year…

‘Who do you think you are writing a book? Who’s going to buy it? What will people think?’ screams that inner voice.


But your other voice – the one deep inside your soul – is getting louder. She wants to be heard; she has a powerful story to tell. And she knows that there are people waiting to hear it who need the transformation that your book will catalyse within them.

You feel vulnerable and exposed because the thought of sharing so personally activates your inner fear-freaks and you want to run away and hide. You’re just getting used to unveiling more of yourself to close circles so the thought of baring your soul and it being immortalised in print fills you with anxiety.

But the call isn’t going away.

The more you ignore it, the louder it gets. And it won’t stop until you listen!

You know deep inside that writing a book is part of your legacy.

You realise that a book will amplify your voice and help your message reach the masses.

You know you have a duty to use your expertise and experience to reach and help those less privileged to make society – and the world – a fair and equitable place.

You know that it’s time.

“I hadn’t started writing (although I had a version of it in my head for two years) but didn’t know where to start. Having Michelle’s help in starting with such a simple system was invaluable and I don’t think I would be as far along now without the retreat (if at all)! To take the time away from work home and family was brilliant and I went with the clear focus on my book which I think it deserved.”

Hannah Beko, The Authentic Lawyer


Hi, we’re Kara Grant (Yoga Practitioner, Award-Winning Coach and Best Selling Author) and Michelle Catanach (Author, Creative Coach, Self-publishing Expert and compiler of Amazon #1 Best Sellers Uncaged: The Rise of the Badass and Boys Do Cry). And we’re here to help you write your book and birth into the world.

We both know the fear that comes up in being more visible and in writing, and most importantly the vulnerability and the doubt. We’ve experienced the resistance – internally and externally – when sharing a message that challenges the status quo.

We’ve experienced the trolls, the keyboard warriors and sometimes criticism from loved ones as we’ve stepped into authentic leadership and used our voices for the greater good (and yes, it sure is uncomfortable).

Being a leader isn’t easy.


It can feel like an inner battle between our own soul and ego because both fight to be heard. But we’ve reached a pivotal moment in humanity. More of us are being called to step up. And if you’re still reading this, you’ve been called too.

You have gifts, and stories that need to be shared. And now is the time.

“The retreat gave me space to download and work through my blocks. I felt so supported and in community with like-minded women, and so inspired by others doing the same which helps to keep us all accountable. I’m now on track to finish my book!”

Moni Rodriguez, Joy Alchemist


  • Distraction-free time, space + support to write your book in the most gorgeous setting. There’s a sauna, rivers, and seaside nearby, and so much natural beauty to inspire you!
  • The sense of achievement, pride and hell yes I did it knowing you wrote your book
  • An easy system that makes your writing effortless!
  • Having a significant chunk of your book complete and the accountability and momentum to keep going after the event!

You get:

  • 2 days and 3 nights of dedicated time for you, to your writing, your gifts and your message
  • Gorgeous accommodation in the most beautiful surroundings and all your food included
  • Support and coaching from best selling authors and award winning coaches
  • Morning Yoga on Saturday and Sunday and an extra special Yoga by candlelight session on Friday evening so expect to be super connected, relaxed and energised throughout the whole retreat.

Schedule & Agenda

DATE: June 21 – 24 2019
LOCATION: Capel Jerusalem, Abergynolwyn, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales LL36 9YE


You will arrive from 4pm with a welcome dinner at 7pm followed by a prep session and yoga by candlelight where we will set some powerful intentions for the weekend.


We will begin the day with yoga and a gorgeous breakfast to ground and connect before starting the day’s writing sprints. We will take a walk in beautiful Snowdonia to re-connect with nature, self and each other.


Morning yoga will kick off another day of writing where we will dive deeper into our stories and step into the courageous leaders that we are. There will be time to reflect and discuss next steps as we round off the weekend with dinner and a closing ceremony. There will be ample free time throughout the weekend.

PLUS not one but TWO great bonuses:

  • An MP3 practice to allow you to dive deep, connect to your inner guidance and let go of the doubt and fear that your ego is bringing up
  • A physical copy of the ‘Uncage Your Book’ journal to map out and prepare your book ahead of time so that you can dedicate the retreat to your writing.
  • AND a surprise gift on the first day.
  • ANNNND a professional book cover design (value: £300) if you book onto the retreat by 31 May!!!


We have a range of investment options depending on which room you choose. 

Gorgeous master bedroom with kingsize bed, private ensuite including bath and mountain views!


Beautiful double bedroom with private ensuite.


Spacious twin bed with ensuite.


Top or bottom bunk in a room of 4 with ensuite.



How do I get there?

The address of the venue is: Capel Jerusalem, Abergynolwyn, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales LL36 9YE. Onsite parking is available. Alternatively, trains run from Shrewsbury to Tywyn (7 miles from the chapel) and Machynlleth (14 miles). Machynlleth has more frequent trains. If you wanted to share a taxi with other retreat attendees, we can connect you ahead of time. Michelle ** may ** be able to collect from train stations (tbc).

Can I pay a deposit?

Please speak to Michelle or Kara re the possibility of paying a 50% deposit with the remaining 50% due before the start of the retreat.

I have never written before. Can I do this?

Yes. You don’t need to have A-Level English or any experience writing at all. Just a desire to write and the willingness to fully commit to the retreat experience.

Do we receive any coaching on the retreat?

Michelle is bringing her immense talents as a writer, writing coach, publishing expertise and general creative genie-ness and Kara is bringing her gifts to support you to create connection and re-claim your courage as well as how you use your self-care to expand your gifts. You will be coached and supported throughout the retreat, whether you need more personal support or guidance specific to your writing. Just remember, as much as we are available to guide you, you need to do the work!

I have trouble with reading and/or writing.

Please don’t let this stop you. Use the links below to book in for a chat with Michelle or Kara and we can explain how we can support you.

Can I speak to someone before making a decision?

Of course! We’re both available to answer your questions. You can book into either of our calendars here:



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