Journaling Retreat
October 26-28, 2024

Edisto Island, South Carolina

If your soul needs some space to breathe, come exhale with us.

Discover the Spiritually Formative Nature of Journaling

Journaling is more than just putting pen to paper; it's a sacred practice that nurtures your spiritual growth and deepens your connection with God.

A path to inner clarity. A way to deepen your relationship with God. An intentional practice to cultivate gratitude and mindfulness. A safe space for reflection and healing. A rhythm toward spiritual discipline. An avenue that inspires personal growth and transformation.

This delightful home, set on the beautiful banks of the St. Helena Sound, is picture perfect for a relaxing weekend with spaciousness to reflect and soak up the presence of God together!

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Recenter and Refocus: A Coastal Journaling Retreat

Imagine the sound of waves gently pushing up to shore, and the warmth of the sun dancing on your skin. This is where you'll find the space to exhale, a place to reconnect with your heart and God's through journaling, time apart, and the experience of community.

This intimate retreat is designed for 15 women who seek this time away to recenter and refocus. During the retreat, you'll have the opportunity to:

Connect Deeply: Through guided journaling sessions, discover new ways to connect your heart with God's. Explore your thoughts and feelings in a supportive, faith-filled environment.

Write Together and Alone: Enjoy the balance of communal writing sessions and quiet, reflective moments. Whether you thrive on shared inspiration or need solitary space to think, this retreat offers the perfect blend.

Engage in Meaningful Conversations: Share your insights, listen to others, and grow together. Our conversations will be heartfelt and enriching, fostering a sense of community and connection.

Relax and Rejuvenate: Take advantage of the beautiful beach surroundings during your free time. Walk along the shore, soak in the beauty of nature, and let the ocean's rhythm restore your spirit.

This retreat is more than just a getaway; it's a chance to pause, breathe, and find clarity amidst the busyness of life. It's for the woman who desires a deeper connection with herself and God, in a warm, supportive, authentic setting.

Spaces are limited to ensure a personalized experience, so reserve your spot today. Come as you are, and leave with a renewed heart and a refreshed soul.

Recenter. Refocus. Rediscover.

What's Included for this Retreat?

Join us for a transformative weekend of reflection, connection, and spiritual growth at our beautiful ocean front retreat. Below are the details regarding the cost and payment options to help you plan your getaway. Your registration includes lodging, two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, snacks, and coffee, and all retreat sessions.

  • Cost for shared room & bed: $349 per person
  • Cost for private room & bed: $668 per person

Pay a deposit of $150 today and then the balance of your registration will due September 1st, 2024.

Early Arrival Option: Come an evening early to find some extra space & time to truly unwind into our weekend (+$99). And as a bonus, select your room upon arrival on Friday evening. For those arriving on Saturday, room assignments will be designated by the host.

Roommate Preferences: Let us know who you'd like to bunk with if you have a preference, or let us pair you up! Letting us know is important because roommates will share beds (all queen or king sized). To get a feel for the set up of the rooms, you can view pictures of the beach house here.

Next Steps: To ensure this retreat is the perfect fit for you, we encourage you to read our FAQ below before registering. This will provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your retreat experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to a weekend of spiritual renewal and journaling inspiration. Secure your spot today to recenter and refocus by the beauty of the coast.


Frequently Asked Questions?


Meet your retreat guide, Allison Byxbe, a college writing professor and certified journaling instructor who is passionate about the transformative power of journaling. With her expertise and genuine warmth, she helps you discover a deeper connection to yourself and God, fostering personal growth through writing.

At home, Allison enjoys life with her husband, Ben, their three kids, two dogs, a gaggle of chickens, and one dumbo rat. The ocean really is her happy place, and she loves deep conversations paired with good coffee. Follow her journaling journey on Instagram @allisonbyxbe and join the retreat to recenter, refocus, and rediscover God's heart for you.

Still have questions?


Extend your time away by coming early. (Friday arrival is an extra $99.) There is no structured plan for the extra time. It is simply a way for you to have more time relaxing before we get started on Saturday.
Price: $150.00
I'd like to put a deposit down for my registration. I understand the balance is due by 9/1.