Arvi And James Winter Retreat January 2022-

Arvi And James Winter Retreat January 2022-

Arvi Gosmo and James Gordon present

Clarksburg Winter Retreat

January 13th to 16th, 2022

Our third fun mashup of songwriting, fine food, yoga

in a fabulous natural setting.

            Arvi Gosmo and James Gordon have worked together twice now to create a weekend retreat setting that has turned out to be a very rewarding experience for all of their participants. They’ve been thrilled with the success of these events. Due to popular demand they are adding a WINTER retreat this coming January and they are partnering this time  with the stunning Clarksburg Retreat Centre in Southern Ontario’s beautiful Beaver Valley. It’s a covid-safe and welcoming setting ideally suited to what they have been offering. This will be an intimate, exclusive gathering as there are just 12 rooms in this expanded heritage farm house. Here’s what to expect-

            The Weekend (Thursday supper till Sunday Afternoon) includes:

*An opening reception and song circle

*6 delicious and nutritious gourmet meals cooked from scratch on-site by Arvi,

including a cooking class on the Saturday where youll create your own meal!

*A songwriting workshop, an assignment that will get you started on the song youll write, and a group songwriting exercise.

*Additional workshops on lyrics, melody and structure, co-writing, and whatever youre interested in. Let us know!

*Friday and Saturday night song circle and jamming

*Lots of time and inviting spaces for you to work on your song.

*One-on-one time with James to nurture along your song.

*Sunday afternoon session where youll share your new song, get positive feedback and a recording of it.

*3 nights accommodation in your own spacious and comfortable room. Couples welcomed too. The Covid restrictions at this site currently state that rooms can only be shared by participants who are related.

* Nature trails on site and in the adjoining conservation area, snowshoeing, skiing nearby, and a campfire!


Participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid; proof required in advance. Masks must be worn indoors if in a room with others, except when seated for meals.


Let us know your dietary concerns.  We know youll love the food. Coffee, tea, water,  juice and snacks will be available throughout the day. Light snacks will also be offered in between meals. Bring your own alcohol.


                                                      The cost:

690 dollars for the weekend, if paid by December 1st. ( 10% discount for couples ) Procrastinator rate $750 after Dec 1st. There are four ensuite rooms with private baths: those are 750 each, 800 after Dec 1st.


NO EXPERIENCE or Instrument necessary. Youll write a great song and others will help. Payment by e-transfer to