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Green River

Write Like The River

When we allow our hearts to flow without fear of where it may take us – our writing pen seems to always follow.

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Write Like The River

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Oct 15, 3:00 PM – Oct 23, 4:00 PM

Green River, Green River, UT, USA

About the event

Our hearts are like rivers. Always in motion. Constantly flowing. If we let it, the current of our hearts will lead us to the most beautiful places that we would have never discovered on our own. We can learn to write from places of vulnerability and authenticity if we have the courage to let our hearts carry us around the unseen bend. When we allow our hearts to flow without fear of where it may take us – our writing pen seems to always follow. This is an experience for any writer or wide-eyed human who is ready to ride the waters of their heart and explore the uncharted parts of their own story they have never thought about before. This will be a soul-searching adventure of a lifetime! This unique writing retreat will consist of daily writing prompts and evening reflections provided by poet, John Roedel. We will spend our days letting the river and the profound natural wonders on land (that we will be exploring) provide us with a masterclass on storytelling. 8 days, 45 miles of canoeing, daily writing instruction, delicious food, 16 participants max. The trip will be led by naturalist, Lauren Bond who also serves as the founder of River's Path.   

After dedicating a career and a master’s degree toward working in outdoor and  environmental education, I found there wasn’t space in my work for stopping, sitting down and becoming lost in conversation with an eagle or a waterfall.

I found myself interacting with the natural world in a way that I couldn’t explain. Deeply connecting with Western Red Cedars, a Brazilian capybara, an Alaskan black bear, porcupines and a very curious Gray Jay eventually helped me realize I needed to create my own path. I had to create space for magic to happen, to form bonds that forever change lives.

Canoeing rivers right outside my back door in Boulder is the perfect way to find that magic. There is profound healing to be found in the gentle pace of the current amidst the towering cottonwoods and the soaring wild birds. The river retreats on the Green River in Utah are the culmination of my journey thus far, beginning with a conversation with a waterfall nearly 20 years ago.

Now in our eleventh official season, The River’s Path has gone beyond my wildest expectations. I’ve spent nearly 35 years of exploring rivers and streams, and nearly twenty guiding them. We have guided thousands of people down the St. Vrain river and taken over 200 down the Green River. The gratitude I feel is indescribable. It is a joy for me to share the sacred havens of the river with you.

~Lauren, Lead Canoe Guide

For more information on River's Path or information on how to reserve a spot on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, please follow this link. 

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