9minds Creative Writing Retreat 2019,

The Notary’s House, Sri Lanka

Benefiting the Little Hearts’ Fund, Sri Lanka

Sunday 19 May 2019 – Saturday 25 May 2019

Join us for an arts and travel adventure in Sri Lanka.  Enjoy creative writing lessons with a specialist teacher, practicing yoga and meditation overlooking an ancient lake and Buddhist monastery, explore archaeological sites, beaches and forests, indulge in Ayurveda treatments, and celebrate with authentic food.  Strictly limited places available.



Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes are spectacular:  rainforests with extraordinary native wildlife, arid plains, highlands with tea plantations, and golden sand beaches. Rich in history, Sri Lanka is also renowned for its archaeological sites and 2000 year old culture.


The Notary’s House is a boutique luxury hotel.  A conversion of a manor house owned by 9minds Director Iresha Herath’s family, it is run by Magic Isle Holidays. See the Notary’s House page for further details.


Arrival Check In: Saturday 18 May 2019

Retreat Begins: Sunday 19 May 2019

Last Day of Retreat: Saturday 25 May 2019

Check Out Departure: Sunday 26 May 2019


$1,199 AUD per person for eight nights, all-inclusive of accommodation, daily breakfast, sightseeing and creative writing lessons.

$300 AUD deposit from each booking will be donated to the Little Hearts’ Fund, Sri Lanka, raising money for the new Cardiac and Critical Care Complex for children in need, Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Sri Lanka.

Stay tuned for further information including special guest teachers, lesson and sightseeing details.  Please email info@9minds.com.au with any questions.  From 1 September 2018, please complete the booking form below and pay deposit , with full payment due by 1 January 2019.

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.”  

by a quite famous writer H.C. Andersen

Little Hearts’ Fund, Sri Lanka


Creative Writing Retreat 2018 Reservation