Details & Registration

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.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, March 23, 2018

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


Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • 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, March 25, 2018

  • 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 January 31, 2018
    • Single room, shared bathroom (four available) – $829 – SOLD OUT
    • Private cabin, private bathroom (one available) – $925 – SOLD OUT
    • Shared room, shared bathroom (one available) – $650 – SOLD OUT


  • Regular Pricing (after Early Bird rate expires) – balance due February 28, 2018
    • Single room, shared bathroom (four available) – $879- SOLD OUT
    • Private cabin, private bathroom (one available) – $975 – SOLD OUT
    • Shared room, shared bathroom (one available) – $700 – SOLD OUT
  • Cost includes lodging, meals, and writing workshop.
  • Cost does not include travel expenses, alcohol.


  • Checks only, credit cards not accepted.
  • A $250 deposit is required to hold your space.
  • Full balance is due by February 28, 2018.


  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. Mail us your $250 deposit or full payment to reserve your spot.
  4. Checks can be made out to More Voices, LLC and mailed to Stacy Hirsch, 3525 Ensign Rd NE, Suite N, Olympia, WA, 98506
  5. We will confirm your registration once we have received your check.
  6. Arrange for your flight if you will be joining us from outside of the region.
  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 February 16, 2018, the full retreat price, less $250, will be refunded. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after February 16, 2018, 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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