Writing Retreats

Announcing: The Fall Writing from the Top of Your Head Retreat for women, October 17th-20th, 2019 (3 nights - Thursday night-Sunday noon.)

Held at Whistlepig Farm, a gorgeous renovated farmhouse on 7 acres. A half-hour from Asheville, NC airport and 20 min. from Asheville. Autumn leaf season will be beautiful this year!

The retreat will be food for your writer soul, a cozy sanctuary for the heartbroken artist. Learn to write from the top of your head, coaching tools to ease your inner critic, read aloud using positive-only Gateless Method feedback, play and meet your crazy inner kid, laugh, deep rest, massage, friendly farmhouse animals, yummy home-cooked meals, and an uber-supportive group of writers to heal the heartbreak and vulnerability that so many writers feel.  

Cost – includes lodging, meals, and all writing sessions

Private rooms $998

Shared rooms $799

For more information and to register:

Email Nina at writenina@writingfromthetopofyourhead.com so we can set up a brief phone chat first, to make sure the retreat’s a good fit. Please do so as soon as you can, as this retreat is filling very quickly!  

Whistlepig Farm, Candler, NC

Whistlepig Farm, Candler, NC

“All of these places of conflict or where I feel less than, are literally an outstretched palm saying, what will you choose? Are you going to explore this? It’s about mastery of the being. You’re learning mastery of your being and you’re learning to vote, every day, for who you want to show up as, and who you want to show up for. So, I could have succumbed to my panic and anxiety about this new growth point I was at. I could have crawled back…but - this is what I want. This is what I’m here to do. I am so excited…my soul was more powerful than my fear, and it has always been, and so is yours...” 

~Sarah Blondin

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I believe that the path of art is also the path of the spirit, and a gateway to more self-love. These are no small undertakings. In 1:1 coaching we go deep and you will feel deeply supported in our process. Whether you're starting or finishing a novel or memoir, working on getting your artwork into galleries, a singer-songwriter who wants to gain more resilience, or any other kind of performer or artistic explorer, the coaching process will be profoundly powerful for you as we shine a bright light on your brave path.


Curious about coaching or a writing retreat?

I never considered myself a writer before Nina coached me through my second book. Her support was invaluable in getting my words onto the page, as writing for me is quite an emotional journey, and I basically just bleed my experiences out through my fingertips. I felt like I had a friend, a confidant, and someone who truly supported my efforts backing me the entire way. The encouragement and heartfelt commitment Nina had for my efforts was invaluable, and what I received was much more than anything I could have simply paid for or put a price on. Her intuition and guidance kept me strong through the entire process, and I look forward to a continued connection. I would not hesitate to utilize her services again or to take an upcoming class or workshop.
— Ren Hurst - Author - Riding on the Power of Others: A Horsewoman's Path to Unconditional Love
I’ve been a creative person my whole life, yet have never truly felt the beauty of what I have created. The voices in my head would say “You must keep working until it’s perfect,” or “Everyone else is more talented than you.” I’ve experienced overwhelm and fear and didn’t know what to do about it, until I allowed Nina to coach me. This was a huge shift, since I’ve always gone it alone...The hardest thing for me to do was to let in the depth of my accomplishments. Nina guided me through gentle exercises and a little at a time I felt freedom from my creative blocks. Now I have tools to give me a new perspective on myself and my creative life! I can’t thank you enough Nina!
— Martha Reich Braden-Award-winning singer-songwriter
Nina Hart’s creativity coaching was one of the best things I have ever done in terms of growth acceleration. I would boldly recommend her help in the process of creating art of any kind. My work has benefited immensely from her guidance. I wish I had sought her out years ago.
— William Marshall - Writer
Working with Nina as a creativity coach has been a juicy blend of exploration and fun. By tending to my often prickly muse, I began to value my creative process and devote the time and energy it needs to flourish. Nina encouraged me to allow a quality of playfulness into my writing, not taking it so seriously or falling into the trap of comparison. The coaching process has been like opening a door to a walled garden, a place that I would visit from time to time but which, due to lack of care, had become overrun with weeds. Nina’s experienced hand helped me see the possibilities rather than the mess that had to be cleaned up or ignored. With her gentle guidance, we oiled the rusty hinges of the gate, making it more accessible...
— Deirdre Stiles - Writer
It has been quite a year, hasn’t it? I am so glad I took your course this summer and your creativity coaching this fall. I think about you and use your tools and advice virtually every day. A year ago, I was making some progress, creatively speaking, but between your course and coaching and other support I have received, I am making solid strides now and realizing that the roadblocks I once encountered were ones I put up myself; there’s really no reason why dreams can’t be realized!
— Patty M.Singer-songwriter and writer