When is it happening?
5th to 11th February 2023
Where is it happening?
At a quaint boutique stay in a village called Satkhol in Nainital
district, about 48 km away – approximately a two-hour drive from
the main Nainital city. Our chosen location is perfectly secluded
and makes for a dreamer’s paradise.
Every dawn and dusk bring magical colors, and always touches something
deep within. People love the badminton court and the basketball half-court.
Others love the hammocks. If you prefer long walks, head to the forest
reserve – just 2 kms away. It’s a well-kept secret very few know of, that
swarms with wildlife such as Jackals, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar,
How to get there?
Satkhol Village in Nainital district is a 9-hour drive from Delhi.
If you are planning to fly down, Delhi features the closest commercial
airport too. The nearest airport to the venue is Pantnagar Airport (54 kms).
If you plan on coming by train, the closest railway station is Kathgodam
Railway Station (62 kms). It will take you about three hours from either the
airport or the railway station to get to the venue. If you are having trouble
arranging your last mile arrival at the Retreat, do get in touch with us at
So, when do I get there and when do I leave?
Travelling to the hills is a full-day task, particularly if you’re not coming from Delhi.
So, plan to reach before sundown on the 5th of February. We start the Retreat
around 6 pm on the same day. Ease in, have dinner with your co-attendees, speak with the
facilitators and settle in for a good night’s sleep, so we can start nice and early on
the next day. The Retreat will be conducted full day each from 6th to 10th
February. You may plan to leave for your destination after breakfast on the 11th.
How many participants will there be in all?
16 at the maximum. The idea is to create an intimate group of people who are
serious about their creative transformation and can be cheerleaders for each
other’s creative journey. We also ensure that we have a diverse and varied lot
across creative domains and experience levels so that when the journeys intersect,
there are enough experiences and stories to take solace in.
What’s the accommodation like?
Nestled amidst lush greenery and sitting atop a quaint hill, the boutique stay is
straight out of heaven. A few sit-outs punctuate the property, so you can kick
back with a cuppa and soak up the breathtaking views. There is a common library
room appointed with cushions, armchairs and an assortment of books, where you can
cosy up and dip your nose in a good read, or just share your travel tales with friends.
A common dining area makes for the perfect space to relish lip-smacking meals in
at any time of the day!
The boutique stay boasts two rooms in the main house on double occupancy, and four mud
suites with two rooms each – one for double occupancy and another for single occupancy
just a few steps away, thereby making enough space for you to unwind at the end of an
eventful day. The en suite washrooms are tiled and fitted with western sanitary ware.
There will be a total of 16 attendees with 2 facilitators at the Retreat.
How much does it cost?
INR 67,100 + government taxes. For details on where your money goes and what’s
included and what’s not, please click here.
What’s the day-wise journey like?
Unpacking – letting go of the old baggage you’ve been carrying
Creating space for a new journey of transformation
Discovering oneself through an inner journey and clearing the past
Introduction to creative purpose
Meeting your travel partners – the friends and foes of creativity
Soul searching with things that matter and things that don’t
Reflection and time travel
The journey of creative purpose
Creative recovery through inner journey
Unblocking and overcoming limiting beliefs
Passion projects introduction
Finalising the creative destination
Unravelling of creative purpose
Manifestation of creative purpose
Passion project discussions
Intensive creative recovery with deeper inner journey
Planning the creative life journey
Planning passion projects
Building a creativity mindset
Creativity techniques and idea generation – 111 ideas per passion project to be developed. Why 111? Why not?
Fine-tuning travel plans
Day 1 of new journey and rules of the road
Where it all comes together
Handling the roadblocks – fame, critics, failure, blockages, u-turns, judgement, skepticism and other creativity demons
Staying in the creative flow