The People Behind the Retreat
Terry Price: An accomplished photographer, long distance cyclist, traveler, Appalachian Trail hiker, and sailor – Terry likes to keep things moving. He’s earned a living as an optician, a radio and television sports anchor and play-by-play announcer, and an attorney, though after twenty-four years of practicing law, Terry decided to follow his life calling and now writes, coaches, mentors and leads writing and creative retreats full-time. Terry earned an MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville and serves as Director Emeritus of The Writer’s Loft. He’s published several short stories, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives on a small farm in Springfield, Tennessee with his family and two dogs, two goats, a small herd of Longhorns and lots of squirrels. When he’s not to the page, working with others or spending time with the family, you’ll likely find him out on a sailboat, or a bike or taking a hike.
Visit Finding True North and learn more about Terry’s work and his passions.
A quote Terry likes: “Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about . . . Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it before the beginning of the universe.” ~ Jalai ud-Din Rumi
Dave DeGolyer: Together with Cathy Shap, Dave DeGolyer co-founded The Best Me, a holistic creativity & wellness business located in Michigan. Dave is an award-winning poet and young adult fiction writer. Under the pseudonym of Lafayette Wattles, he has published over 90 poems in print and online and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Poetry and for Best New Poets. He brings to his writing and to his facilitating an affinity for infusing serious subject matter with humor. A former educator, Dave enjoys drawing on his background in sports (as an athlete and a coach), writing (as a poet, novelist, essayist and an assistant editor), and yoga (as a teacher and a student) to create engaging workshops that are a blend of movement, mindfulness, laughter, and craft.
Dave’s most recent endeavor is At the Page Coaching which provides customized coaching, mentoring, and editing services to writers looking to take their writing to the next level.
A quote Dave likes: “I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
What TOOLS do we, your facilitators, have to offer?
Yoga Teacher certification
Yoga as Muse Creativity Coaching
Meditation (includes basic yogic breathing, as well as walking meditation outside weather permitted)
Mind-body holistic health approach to life and creativity
Advanced degrees in Education & Writing (MFA’s from one of the top-ten writing programs in the US)
Experience as . . .
(oh yeah, and a former Writing Program Director)
Together, Dave & Terry have started The Round Table (on Facebook)
providing daily encouragement, support, inspiration to writers and other creatives.
GENTLE MORNING YOGA INSTRUCTION
Jenifer Blevins is the mother of three teenagers. A glass artist and former English teacher, Jenifer has been teaching yoga for years, but recently partnered with the New Harmony Inn to offer special yoga classes for visitors at the Green Gothic. Of course, Jenifer is a Certified Massage Therapist and a Healing Touch Practitioner so you can also find her at the Moon River Spa (which she owns).