Ravenous is among the most engaging, fun and insightful books about appetite you'll ever read.
--Sue Halpern, author of Can't Remember What I Forgot
Macy's writing is strong and beautiful, every page filled with risk and integrity.
--Kim Chernin, author of In My Mother’s House

Day-Long Yoga and Writing Women’s Retreat, Saturday, April 27, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Held on a beautiful country property in Sebastopol, CA.

Join Women’s Writing Circles’ founder Dayna Macy and former Yoga Journal Editor-in-Chief Kaitlin Quistgaard for a nurturing day of yoga and intuitive writing—all in the company of wonderful women!

We invite guests to arrive between 8 and 8:30 to settle in with a cup of tea and morning muffins. Our day will begin promptly at 9am with introductions and intentions. 

Kaitlin will lead a slow, alignment-based yoga practice outside on the deck overlooking a beautiful garden. Then Dayna will lead the first writing session, where we practice timed writing and open prompts that encourage us to tell our stories and write our truths.

A delicious vegetarian lunch will be served on the deck, followed by time for conversation and meandering around the garden. 

Our afternoon will include a second writing circle where we will dive deeper, exploring themes from the morning session, followed by a shorter session of gentle yoga and contemplation.

We end the day with a closing circle and a simple practice for taking insights revealed from our time together and folding them into our daily lives. After a sweet treat, guests will depart the property at 4pm.

Price:  $195

Space limited to ten women.

Please email Dayna for registration and payment information.


About Dayna and Kaitlin

After a three decade career running the communications departments for Bay Area media companies (Yoga Journal, Salon.com, Ten Speed Press, The Shift Network and more), Dayna took the Wild Writing Teacher’s Training taught by her dear friend Laurie Wagner and in 2023, founded Women’s Writing Circles. She now teaches classes and workshops using the practice of timed writing and open prompts to help women write their stories and speak their truth, all in a supportive circle of women. Her memoir “Ravenous: A Food Lovers Journey from Obsession to Freedom” was published by Hay House. For more, visit daynamacy.com

With a foundation in alignment-based asana and heart-centered meditation, Kaitlin leads a grounding yoga practice with the aim of strengthening and lengthening the body, relaxing the mind, and drawing attention to the inner experience. Currently Senior Vice President at Boardspan where she advises boards of directors on governance issues, Kaitlin spent 10 years at Yoga Journal much of it as Editor-in-Chief. Her teaching draws on 40 years of personal practice, as well as concentrated study with some of the world’s most prominent yoga practitioners and scholars. For more, visit KaitlinQ.com.