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WritingRetreat inWales 

5 day Writing Retreat and Yoga  in the Welsh Mountains 
20th - 25th Nov 2023 



Join us for our

Writing Retreat at Chapel on the Green

in the heart of Wales' Black Mountains

end the weekend with trips and experiences as part of Hay Winter Festival

We offer contemporary accommodation in the beautiful Village of Glasbury   near Hay, Mid Wales. 


Unwind, focus and work towards your own routine in this five-day creative

writing and yoga retreat.


 Writing and Yoga in Mid Wales 

A five-day creative writing and yoga retreat with Author Jenny Valentine and Yoga Teacher Graham Nolan.


During the week there will be group workshops every morning, scheduled one-to-one sessions with Jenny, shared reading and plenty of quiet time in the afternoons to write.


Morning yoga classes to help refine your concentration and settle your body and mind. Guided walks in nature, an option to wild swim, home cooked vegetarian food.

There will also be excursions and events and talks to see at Hay Winter Festival. 

This weekday programme is structured for both new and experienced writers and yoga students and you will be guided with kindness and laughter throughout the weekend.


​Additional to all sessions there will plenty of time to relax and read, book a Thai Yoga Massage, or a trip to Hay-on-Wye, Historic Town of Books. We close the weekend with walking meditation in the stunning Welsh Landscape.

Jenny will be leading the weekend and making sure your needs are met supported by Matthew (host and chef).

Jenny Valentine is an award-winning author for children and young adults and an experienced creative writing tutor.  Her books, including Finding Violet Park, Fire Colour One and A Girl called Joy have enjoyed critical acclaim and been published in multiple languages.

Whether you are new to writing or working on an existing project, this five-day

retreat is designed to encourage, consider and hone your voice.


Concentrating on first principles of language, character, structure and revision.

The workshops will guide you towards a confident beginning, or help you see

your work with clear eyes and renewed vigour.


Group and individual exercises are not prescriptive and there is no such thing as

a wrong answer. There will be plenty of room for creative freedom, working

with poetry, dialogue and free writing as well as focussing on story and prose.


Participants are invited to send a short sample (1200 words max) of an ongoing

project to inform their one-to-one session. But if you are coming to this with a

blank page, that’s an excellent place to start and there is still plenty to talk about.


Writing can be a very private and solitary enterprise. Reading and writing

together is a very bonding experience. This retreat is about a group of people

who love books and words coming together to explore the ways in which we express ourselves.


Be prepared to share and exchange feedback in a constructive and considerate

environment. The quality and confidence of your work will really benefit.

The Retreat Programme

Morning Yoga Practice 

Daily Writing Workshops

One- Ones With Jenny Valentine

Walking Meditations

in the beautify of the Black Mountains.

Plenty of Free Time to Spend Writing 

Shared Reading and Group Discussion

Day Trip to Hay (the worlds first town of books)

Shared Reading and Group Discussion


Hay Winter Festival events, talks and activities  

Daily Vegetarian and Vegan* meals (and cake!)

A​bout Accommodation



Chapel on the Green is gothic chapel at the heart of a village green in Glasbury, Mid Wales. The Chapel was built in 1886 and was an active place of worship until 1998.


It has now been lovingly converted into a home, retreat centre, seasonal self catering accommodation and on occasional art gallery; offering beautiful creative accommodation to help you relax and enjoy your surroundings.


We have a double ensuite, a double bed room, twin rooms and a triple room with bunk bed all loving designed and full of character and creativity. 


All prices include Accommodation, workshops and

all meals

We have the following options


Double room with Ensuite

 £800 per person for a shared double 

or £1300 for single occupancy 


Double room with Shared bathroom

£700 per person for a shared double 

or £1100 for a single occupancy


Twin rooms with shared Bathroom 

£700 per person with shared bathroom 


Triple Bedroom with Shared Bathroom

£600 per person with shared bathroom


Non Residential Bookings

£500 per person

To book get in touch via

or call us on 07545581555


Chapel on the Green



For more information

please get in touch:

Mobile: 07545581555

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