Shamanic Gateless Writing Retreat

with Suzanne Kingsbury

For the first time ever, the singular magic of the Shamanic Journey and the bliss of Gateless Writing find confluence in this four-day once-in-a-lifetime retreat October 25th-28th, 2018 in Cape Cod, Mass.

During this retreat, you will be gifted the transformational power of shamanic healing and discover the written word as a conduit to the divine.

In the land of surface dwellers, this is a retreat for the deep diver, the writer who wants to play in the haven of the sacred. Using ancient wisdom from the ancestors and some of the most consecrated rituals from the Shamanic tradition, you will find yourself in an astonishing state of bliss and systemic integration. Designed to crack open conditioning and discover the brilliant genius writer inside, this is your sanctuary, a tonic to intensify that which is splendid within.

You will experience:

  • A very intimate group experience, where you will be nurtured with a sense of safety and community.
  • Shamanic healing to assist you in shedding past conditioning and opening the portals to your own ancient wisdom.
  • Daily Thai head massage + deep energy work to free the body from physical and emotional blocks.
  • Gateless Writing salons that uncover inner genius and allow you to lean into your innate strength and talent as a creative.
  • Home-cooked meals, belly-laughter, metamorphosis and profound nurturing.

Fly away with us!! Retreats fill up fast, so please send us an email to if you’d like to register.

Arrival: Thursday, October 25th at 6:00.

Closing Ceremony: Sunday, October 28th, the retreat will be completed by 2:00.

Where: The retreat will be held at a six bedroom house on the Coast of Cape Cod, 1 hour 40 minutes from Boston.

Cost: Pricing includes 4 days of Shamanic ceremony, Reiki, Thai head massage, Gateless Writing salons, supportive peer support for your work-in-process, home-cooked meals with a personal chef and private feedback to your inbox to point to your unique genius on the page and the power in your work.

Single room in the retreat house: $1875 (only three left)
Shared room in the retreat house: $1550
Day student rate: $1250 (includes everything but the bed to sleep in--meals, shamanic work, salons, bodywork etc...)

Cancellation policy: you may cancel a month ahead of retreat start for a full refund. After one month ahead, you will be responsible for the price of the retreat.

Your Facilitator:
Suzanne Kingsbury is trained in channeling with Kristin CarMichael Bowers and shamanic journeying with the Michael Harner School. She is trained in Reiki  and certified in Thai Head Massage and can "read" a writer through touch.  She began work as a scribe channel while she was leading her first Gateless Teacher Training in 2014, receiving messages from a divine source of unconditional love that helped writers find clarity and power in their words.  As a writing intuit, she uses the sacred spirit of the word to understand deep patterning and repeated archetypes in a writer's work, that leads to deep alchemy in their lives.

Suzanne is an award-winning author, whose work has been translated widely abroad and optioned for film. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Award, an Oxford Town Fiction Award and has been shortlisted for the Robert Olen Butler Award, the Fog City Writer’s Award and a Dana Award.  In 2007 after graduating from the Bennington College Masters in Fine Arts program, Suzanne founded Gateless Writing, an internationally-acclaimed organization whose unique methodology combines brain science, ancient Zen techniques and therapeutic nurturing to develop writers’ unique talent and singular genius, enabling them to move through residual blocks and create domain-changing prose.

Through retreats, workshops, one-on-one intensives and career training programs, Suzanne has helped countless writers on their way to winning prestigious literary awards. Her writers have been profiled by The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and major Hearst publications, they have seen themselves on CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates, and have appeared in Forbes, USA Today, and on the Jane Pauley show. Many of her writers have graced the main TEDx stage, acquired top agents, signed 6-figure book deals and hit bestseller lists. She believes if you are a writer, you have been tapped by the divine to be a conduit for the sacred and ultimately move a crowd with the power of your story.