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    What makes our retreats special:
  • We write together
  • We write to our center
  • We laugh together
  • We create community
  • We weep together
  • We support each other
  • We develop sisterhood
  • We make life long friendships
  • We write to discover the heart of our story
  • We face our fears
  • We witness each other’s greatness
  • We will be forever changed
  • Learn things about yourself through your writing and take it to another level
  • You will leave with enough writing projects to last you until you join us again
  • We will set you up on the path of writing success
  • You will go home with a new found confidence
  • We will set writing goals and create structure for you to succeed
  • You will have so many creative outlets on this retreat
  • You will find yourself surrounded by other like minded woman with the same passions as you have
4 times a year: January, April, June and October
Now reserving spaces for October:
October 19-25 or
October 26-November 1
Join us for a magical week of writing in beautiful Loreto located on the Sea of Cortez in Baja. Just a short 2 hour 15 min flight from LAX.
Cost: $1,895.00 (airfare not included)*
(because airfare is not included with workshop I suggest you book your flight as soon as possible. Alaska Airlines does only one flight per day.)
What you will receive is taxi transfer from Loreto to your private villa. All 3 meals included each day, over 25 hours of writing workshops, 4 hour boat adventure out to Coronado Island to snorkel and enjoy the dolphins, flying manta rays and sea lions (last time we saw a whale!), private cooking lesson at a local restaurant, steps from the Sea of Cortez, 3 pools, one lap pool, walking tour of Loreto. No more than 14 participants and 2 instructors. (Teacher – Student ratio 7-1).
To register:  Send an email to thememoircoach@gmail.com with your name, address, phone number, passport number and expiration date.  In one-two paragraphs tell us a little about yourself, writing experience, what you are working on and goals you may have for this retreat.  At time of acceptance the first payment $895.00 will be due.
Second payment of $500.00 due for retreat 2 months prior to start of retreat (Aug 20).
Final payment of $500.00 due one month prior to start of retreat (Sep 20).
  Applicants must be preapproved prior to attending.  All levels of writers are welcome.
Info on Loreto Bay:
Located within the Loreto National Marine Park, and far away from tourist congestion, our beautiful seaside villas are surrounded by the rich culture and history of Mexico.  The colorful stucco homes reflect the vibrancy and traditions of Mexico, with tranquil garden courtyards, terra cotta roofs, and hand-painted tile detailing.  They offer everything needed for a perfectly relaxing holiday- from the king size beds and grand soaking tubs to the fully equipped kitchens and sun deck barbecues.  Just steps from your villa door you’ll find a golf course, tennis courts, spas, world class restaurants, pools, beaches, hiking trails, ATV and bike rentals, scuba lessons, shops, amazing fishing spots, and so much more.
Last retreat sold out – Very limited space!


Don’t just take my word for it!  Here is what a few of the last retreat participants had to say:
Dear Tammy, I loved the time with you and everyone in the workshop. I know I have made the connection with everything you have been teaching in your weekly classes with “how to write memoir”. it is like I got it. The big aha!! that to me what was the most important thing I learned. When I sat down to finish Slow Motion memoir, I began to pick out just what she did in each paragraph. Scene, scene, scene. dialogue, action, moving plot along, character revealed in pieces.
1. I liked getting the little purse sized journal. I carry a little notebook but it gets torn and shabby quickly. yours is an upgrade and I liked getting a gift to start the workshop. It was a nice touch.
2. I was glad you participated as well. Speaking your truth along with us added to your authentic self.
3. I am really seeing the value of the timeline-An extensive timeline. this will help block out my story reveal chapters etc. I got that in the workshop, and I like having the positive experiences and the not so positive on the same timeline.
4. The venue could not have been better. I had my alone time to write and enough things to do with the group.
This was my first writing retreat and I was so hoping it would go well.  I only knew Tammy, our writing instructor but none of the other writers.  I was afraid of the pressure of writing every day and spending so many hours writing.  The week flew by and I had a fabulous time.  Our writing, collectively, improved each day we gathered to the point that we could all feel a shift.  This was a beautiful setting, very quaint, inspiring, convenient and safe.  The activities were varied and we were together often but yet still we had plenty of time alone if we chose.  The food and drink were healthy and varied and each setting was more beautiful than the last.  I look forward to the next retreat planned and led by Tammy Coia and will be proud to put my name at the top of the list.  Thanks so much Tammy, for teaching me to listen to myself and to find my voice.
Definition of Perfection “Highest Degree of Excellence”
Tammy Coia pulled it off.
Workshops… Wonderful
– Villas… Gorgeous
– Trips and Treats… the Best
– The Group…Lovely Ladies
– LORETO…can’t wait to return
Thank you Tammy for a most wonderful retreat.
my new word is ‘revactreat’  Retreat and Vacation.
Thank you for you and for sharing you with me.
Loreto was my first writing retreat. I didn’t know what to expect but the way Tammy led each of the workshops I felt very comfortable. She is very professional and caring and all the lessons were top notch. Loreto Bay was beautiful. My villas was gorgeous and the location was amazing. We ate the best food and all so delicious. I look forward to coming back again in the near future. I learned so much about how to be a better writer and the group activities were so much fun. If you are even considering going…do it!
Thank you Tammy and the retreat ladies for helping me put things into perspective. I will never be the same. I have grown from this experience. You are my mentors. Tammy read a quote that will change my life: “The light inside yourself is always there, a pilot light, to be tended, sometimes bright with the fuel of love, acceptance, and inspiration. Sometimes a low flame waiting for a little wind or change to light it up again.” Thanks, Tammy, I needed it!
– Pat

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