Join Tammy in Corfu | Writing Retreat 2019

The Corfu, Greece Retreat was a smashing success.

Here are a few reviews from our fantastic retreat.

I have enjoyed this retreat very much and feel like I have benefited from all you have offered. I’ve especially gratefully found a way forward in my project and I’m grateful to you for that. Your observations that you shared have led me down fruitful paths. I’ve enjoyed listening to your work, your words flow with compassion and love.

Park City, UT

You were the best writing teacher ever – challenging, encouraging, open and compassionate. This retreat exceeded my expectations and was life changing!

La Quinta, CA

What a woman warrior you are! I knew you as a teacher, but here you are also mother, sister, mentor, coach, therapist and yes, learner! Thank you for introducing me to vulnerability and grace. I will be peeling back the layers of this special week for a long time.

La Quinta, CA

Please spread the word about my writing workshops — the best form of advertising is always from one friend to another! Feel free to share my website to friends who may want to write their memoir. Introduce them to the wonder of sharing their story…
Thank you!
Tammy L. Coia

You are an incredibly special human being Tammy, with an enormous and unique talent to gather beautiful souls, to guide and to mentor. You have a genius ability to tell powerful, descriptive and emotionally charged stories which teach us all so much about how to navigate our life. I will remember you for your gigantic heart and all the love that you magically sprinkle on all who are lucky enough to cross your path.

With love, admiration and gratitude!,
Vancouver, BC

Tammy, I will remember you for “being” your essence. I am in awe of your big heart, your vulnerability, your childlike spirit and trust in the flow of life. I value what you have taught us and who you are impacted me the most. I will remember how you demonstrated ease, fun and authenticity when living your purpose. Your courage and commitment to share your truth and gifts with the world is an inspiration to me.

Ottawa, Ontario

Tammy, this retreat was perfect on so many levels. Wonderful companions, deep writing and helpful lessons and of course the grand dame Corfu, with it’s beauty, food and mystery. Thank you for sharing this special place and your generous, nurturing self. There is no better gift. With deep gratitude,

Seattle, WA

Tammy, You have sown seeds in my soul to both help me write my story and embrace the heartfelt tragedies in a healing way. I have received affirmations for my past from your teachings. Encouragement came to me from every turn. I am returning back to Boulder excited to get all of me on paper. I will remember the beautiful talented person you are, always kind and respectful, enthusiastic for all the stories we shared. You gave us all an incredible gift, thank you!

Boulder, CO

Please spread the word about my writing workshops — the best form of advertising is always from one friend to another! Feel free to share my website to friends who may want to write their memoir. Introduce them to the wonder of sharing their story…
Thank you!
Tammy L. Coia

Wishing for somewhere warm?

Where you will write with women just like you?

All you need to do is arrive and Tammy and Elena our Greek guide will take care of everything!

Tammy Coia is bringing a group of women back to Corfu, Greece for one of the most spectacular retreats you could imagine.  Elena was born in Corfu and has strong ties and affection for her beloved country.  You will get to tour the land with a local as she shares her love for her homeland.  Elena has come back home to Corfu in 2016 after spending 15 years living in Bangkok.  While living in Thailand, Elena created and managed 7 very popular and successful Greek restaurants!  You’ll find she is a woman who gets things done and knows everyone in town.

Elena and her brother now own Olive Retreats on the island of Corfu.  Last year the women I brought to the workshop were the very first guests to enjoy the villas!  Elena is a go-getter and a true entrepreneur at heart.

We will arrive at her villas to spend 6 nights and 7 days being pampered by Elena.  The weather is perfect in May (65-75 degrees).  This is an opportunity to experience Corfu like no other, through a local’s eyes.

I have reserved all of Elena’s available rooms for a  week-long retreat.    I will be teaching all new workshops for the week.  

We will have between 5 – 8 writers, so you will get your own personalized individual attention.  We have 2 Girlfriend Rooms available outfitted with twin beds, if you and a friend would like to come and share a room.  

If you would like to be one of the few writers to enjoy this intimate retreat with a personal local tour guide at our disposal, all inclusive and in an incredibly beautiful place, send me an email at or call 760-989-2232.

Let me know what kind of a room you would like to hold and which week.  Then mail in a check for $500 as a deposit.

I am very excited about this upcoming retreat and promise to make it the best yet!





 June 3-10 2019   The 2019 retreat is full!  Look soon for dates for 2020!

Arrive in the afternoon of the first day and leave mid-day of the last day.  (I have a recommendation, fly in a few days early and relax and shake off the jet lag.  There are several air bnb locations in old town Corfu or stay at one of the beautiful resorts, I can give you some suggestions).



Single Room: $4,400 all inclusive one week 

Shared Room: $3,900 all inclusive one week



What you get:

  • 6 nights/7 days in Corfu, Greece
  • 20 hours of workshops (Tammy is available every afternoon for private one on one sessions at no extra charge)
  • All meals (alcohol on your own)
  • All transportation from arrival until departure (luxury passenger vans)
  • A beautiful room in a year old villa! (we were her first guests in 2017)
  • A full day excursion (details to follow)
  • A cooking class taught by Elena herself


What you bring:

Bring your laptop or a few pens.  I will provide everything else!

Remember only 5-8 writers per week, so you will receive lots of personal attention to improve your skills and work on your own project!

If you have never been to one of Tammy Coia’s Retreats, let me tell you why they are unique!

  • I teach you to tell your story
  • I workshop your piece and customize the retreat to your needs (take advantage of free one on one time)
  • I inspire you to dig deeper, uncover your story, tell your truth
  • Together we reinvent, we create, we encourage without judgement
  • We grow and leave with a bit more passion
  • We find a certain magic somewhere around the third day
  • I love what I do and I want to share my love of writing, women and travel with you!



I have traveled to Greece several times and if you have too, then you know about the beauty of the people and the place.  Corfu is a destination for many reasons.  Corfu is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the country.  Due to its strong historical connection with Europe, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism.  Located on the Northwestern side of the country, Corfu has a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character.  We will be staying near the village of Acharavi on the North side of the island with many taverns and café’s.  Elena will pick each for us with a local’s eye.  Apart from the wonderful beaches, the highlight of the island is the Old Town with the characteristic Venetian style and we’ll make sure to see many wonderful spots.  


Please note:


Refunds (minus a non-refundable deposit of 10%) are available at 75% up to 90 days in advance of the retreat, 50% up to 60 days in advance and 25% up to 30 days in advance.  No refunds are possible after May 1, 2019 – no exceptions.  Travel insurance is highly recommended.

"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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