Details & Registration

Now registering for June 2019!

Retreat Overview

To cultivate means to foster growth, to improve something through dedicated care and effort, and to seek out and nurture relationships with others.

We strive to cultivate many things – personal growth and development, community, understanding, friendships, compassion, creativity, peace, healing, talent in ourselves and others.


You’re invited to an intimate writing and meditation retreat for women seeking to cultivate a unique shared experience. Over one weekend in beautiful Hood River, Oregon, we will explore who we are and how we see ourselves and others. Through group writing, mindfulness and self-expression exercises, we will come away inspired and with renewed passion for that which we hope to cultivate in our lives.


This one-of-a-kind retreat is limited to seven women.


Stacy Hirsch and Jen Waldref are both based in Olympia, Washington. Their collaboration on Cultivate sprung from a mutual belief that writing and meditation are two of the most beautiful and powerful ways to break down barriers, foster greater understanding, and bring people together.

Reserve Your Spot!

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Retreat Schedule

Friday, June 28, 2019

  • 3:00 Arrive in the afternoon
  • 4:00 Introductions and opening exercise
  • 6:00 Catered dinner at Seven Oaks B&B


Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • 7:30 Breakfast at Seven Oaks B&B
  • 9:00 Meditation, contemplative practice
  • 10:30-12:30: Writing session #1
  • 12:30 catered lunch at Seven Oaks B&B
  • 1:30-2:30 free time
  • 2:30-3:30: Contemplative practice
  • 3:30-5:30: Writing session #2
  • 6:30 Dinner at Brian’s Pourhouse


Sunday, June 30, 2019

  • 7:30 Breakfast at Seven Oaks B&B
  • 9:00-10:00 Meditation
  • 10:00-12:00 Writing session #3
  • Closing circle
  • Lunch – catered at the Seven Oaks B&B


  • Early Bird Pricing – until March 31, 2019
    • Single room, shared bathroom (four available) – $829 – One available
    • Private cabin, private bathroom (one available) – $925 – Available
    • Shared room, shared bathroom (one available) – $650 – Both beds still available


  • Regular Pricing (after Early Bird rate expires) – balance due May 15, 2019
    • Single room, shared bathroom (four available) – $879
    • Private cabin, private bathroom (one available) – $975
    • Shared room, shared bathroom (one available) – $700
  • Cost includes lodging, meals, and writing workshop.
  • Cost does not include travel expenses, alcohol.


  • We use Paypal for payments
  • A $250 deposit is required to hold your space.
  • Full balance is due by May 15, 2019.


  1. Email to let us know you are planning to attend.
  2. Please indicate if you have any food sensitivities or restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate.
  3. Use Paypal to pay your $250 deposit or your full payment to reserve your spot.
  4. We will confirm your registration once we have received your payment.
  5. Arrange for your flight if you will be joining us from outside of the region.
  6. Consider spending a few extra days to explore the area or stay at Seven Oaks for a little R&R.
  7. Rooms have already been reserved for you so no need to book accommodations.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are non-refundable. If payment is made in full and notice of cancellation is received by March 31, 2019, the full retreat price, less $250, will be refunded. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after May 15, 2019, although substitutions may be permitted at the discretion of retreat organizers. Notice of cancellation must be made via e-mail to A cancellation acknowledgment will be sent within 3 working days and refund issued within 10 working days, subject to this Cancellation Policy.

How to get to Hood River

Hood River is located approximately 60 miles east of Portland Oregon on I-84 and 3.5 hours (227 miles) from Seattle, Washington.


  • Closest airport – Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • The Portland International Airport is approximately one-hour from Hood River, Or via I-84 E

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