Second Annual Full-Bodied Novel

Summer Writing Retreat

July 21-23, 2017

Saint Andrew’s House on Hood Canal

The Second Annual Full-Bodied Novel Retreat takes you to beautiful Saint Andrew’s House on Hood Canal to explore the writer’s mind-body connection. Trained actor Katherine Grace Bond invites you to approach your characters, plot and setting from the inside by using a variety of physical prompts, group interaction, and private reflection. Learn the practice of Deep Characterization and enter your story in a way you never thought possible.

Saint Andrew’s House offers more than an idyllic, picture-perfect setting. The warmth, care and hospitality of our hosts shines through in every interaction. Chef-prepared meals delight, and special plates are prepared for those with dietary restrictions.

A professional massage therapist will be on hand to provide a relaxing massage (included in retreat cost,) and Katherine will offer one-on-one consultation on your manuscript.


Our Massage Therapist

Rene Pinkham--massage therapist

Rene Pinkham, LMP

Rene Pinkham, is a graduate of the South Carolina Massage & Esthetics Institute, and currently a Licensed Massage Practitioner in the State of Washington, with over ten years experience in therapeutic massage meeting needs ranging from sports massage and pain relief to intense relaxation and energy work.

Rene specializes in an eclectic fusion of disciplines particularly blending Swedish and Esalen style with Acupressure and Connective Tissue techniques, incorporating a lovely blend of spa treatments such as Thermal and Aromatherapy.  She has a growing interest in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and is learning to practice this in her work, hoping to improve overall health, well-being and balance in each individual.

She also graduated with a BA in Film Theory from UC Berkeley, with concentrations in Art and Marketing, an internship in News Production at Ziff Davis Television. *With a passion for visual arts and the written word, she aspires to increase her writing skills in the future.,

Over the years Rene has avidly pursued activities such as Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Dance.  She particularly enjoyed teaching Adaptive Skiing to Special Needs Students, first with her father and later on her own at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire.

Currently Rene is engaged in private practice in a comfortable clinical setting in Everett WA, while also offering Mobile Massage to most areas between Seattle and Bellingham WA.

Tour of Saint Andrew’s House

Look at this great tour! I don’t know the “Nomadic Fanatic,” but, WOW!


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