Retreats & Adventures
Next retreat:
(Re)treat yourself and go on an adventure with like-minded girls from all around the world! Enjoy the bursting creative energy of Barcelona with the Girls Who Write community, open up with the help of guided journaling and sharing circles – and feel supported, heard, and embraced just the way you are.

Come on a writing adventure with the Girls Who Write!

Our retreats are for all the ever-busy women who want to break free from the routine and try on the creative life. We travel together to see the world and write on the go. All levels welcome!
Upcoming retreats
Sunny winter getaway with SPA & Calçotada
Barcelona, Spain
Dining with sumo wrestlers, posing in kimonos, hopping on bullet trains, and discovering the most amazing land of wonders, together! Writing on the go: in the tea pavilions and under blooming Avatar-style glicinia trees. A dream coming true!
Escape the gloomy weather of your shores and come play to our modernist playground!
Besides of daily writing workshops, we’ll enjoy unusual creative assignments in the city, meditate on the beach, indulge in the best SPA in town & take a day trip to participate in the most fun seasonal fiesta!
January 25-29
Fun-packed dream trip to Tokyo, Kyoto & beyond!
Moms & teens writing adventure
by Marusha Mozolevskaya and Valentina Fillipenko
Kaş, Turkey
Two published writers team up for a unique experience: while moms are diving into deep journaling practices, their kids are engaged in fun creative story writing. All in a stunning villa by the sea!

Only for the Russian-speakers
May 6-16
March 2024

Sometimes you need to go far,

far away to get closer to yourself

Past retreats
Adventures & journaling journey
Barcelona, Spain
Followed Bowie’s footsteps, we explored the white island, jumped off the yacht into the big blue, feasted on seafood, did forest bathing in eucalyptus grow and visited Cave of Apocalypse. Definately something to write about!
We’ve spent a long weekend immersing in healing journaling and somatic practices taking breaks only to indulge in the best local food & walk the cobbled streets of the Medieval town featured in Game Of Thrones.
Self-gratitude & healing writing weekend
Our first Barcelona adventure that has inspired the upcoming January retreat! Epic hilltop & seaside picnics, sunrise SUP sessions, healing & creativity-boosting dance meditation, fleamarket-inspired short story writing and loads of Gaudi. All the highlights saved for the next trip, are you coming?
Writing & hedonism retreat
Girona, Spain
Patmos, Greece
What other girls say
Personal growth coach
This writing retreat exceeded all my expectations by a thousandfold. Marusha provided us with the opportunity to savor a carefree, beautiful, and creative life that I personally yearn for amidst everyday routines. She paid meticulous attention to every detail, curating unforgettable experiences for us. The writing workshops were absolute gold. With the other participants (and we did not know each other before!), we shared intimate thoughts and bared our souls through Marusha's exercises and writing practices. We laughed, we cried, we felt gratitude, and we reconnected with our passions and deepest desires. It became a transformative journey to discovering our true selves. As a result, I am eagerly waiting to be a part of the next Girls Who Write retreat. Count me in!
France/Spain, medical researcher
And as they say — when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Marusha became mine. My journaling guide. My mind was wandering a lot and anxiously, looking for one path vs another (corporate vs self employed; present mother va business woman; caring daughter vs devoted wife, etc etc). I trusted Masha and let myself believe that writing it down might help. I gave myself time and rights to explore this creativity and “therapeutic” writing. Many of my questions got answers, new connections were born, anxious inner voice turned out into a balanced (though sometimes still hesitant:) inner guide. I feel fear, but I do it anyway, writing scenario of the movie of my life, accepting all the pieces of puzzle (and not one vs another). Thank you Marusha for finding the Words, for books suggestions, for becoming That Very Guide that Student was looking for.
This was my first journaling workshop and I didn’t know what to expect. Marusha guided us and created a safe environment to express our thoughts through writing and offered the opportunity to share with the others if we wanted to. The other people were so open to the experience and it was really therapeutic. After the retreat, I felt so much lighter and slept well. Even a week later, I am feeling much more peaceful and relaxed. This reterat has a lasting effect. I can’t wait to attend another!
IT executive, USA
Art collector, Greece
The retreat with Marusha was an experience of a lifetime. There is just something about her that makes you want to let go and be your true self. Without the stains of everyday life, it is especially easy. Surrounded by all the beauty, it flows and Marusha is there to guide you and put it into words. Not only have a rediscovered my creative side, I reconnected with my inner adventurer. I laughed, I cried, I ate delicious food and marvelled at the beauty around me and inside. The best adventure I have ever had. Wherever Masha has her next retreat — I am definitely there.
I had an amazing, unforgettable experience in journaling retreat with Marusha. I am full of emotions and positivity and feel like many things have shifted for the better in my mind. Marusha is absolutely a must for someone who wants to start writing or develop their writing. She is a sparkling star in the universe and I am glad to find her. Feeling grateful!
We are the Girls Who Write
Come join us and never write alone again!