The 2023 Course Programme

Creative Writing with Philippa Pride & Yoga with Awareness with Ken Eyerman
03 Jul - 10 Jul 2023

Enjoy a uniquely special holiday combining creative writing with yoga, giving you a wonderful opportunity to flex your mind and stretch your body! Simply choose whether you want to do more yoga or more creative writing and book accordingly… and if you only wish to do one activity, that’s fine too!

’The combination of yoga with writing is highly recommended! A mentally and spiritually rewarding experience that I won’t ever forget’ – Manal, participant

Creative Writing with The Book Doctor

Free your creativity and­­­­­­­ take the next step on your writing journey with Philippa Pride, experienced book editor, writing coach and Guardian Masterclass tutor. Philippa has created a unique writing course combining inspirational exercises for unlocking the hidden writer in you with advice for structuring your book or short story. The course is suitable for writers at any stage – whether just starting or ready to revise their work.

The morning class will show you how to capture your ideas and get into the writing flow. Afternoons will be tailored to participants’ individual projects. Philippa will share nuts and bolts for building a writing toolbox and offer professional guidance on how to get published.

With 20 years’ experience as a commissioning editor with one of the major publishing houses in Britain, Philippa Pride has worked with some of the most successful writers today, including world super-seller Stephen King, for whom she remains British editor. She is also a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Life Coach. Hodder & Stoughton’s CEO describes her as having ‘a reputation as a talented spotter of new fiction, a creative editor with flair and vision, a nurturer of writers’ careers and a terrific champion of her authors’.

‘Philippa has a true talent for unlocking the hidden writer within you’ – Sabiha, Huzur Vadisi participant

‘I know of no one in the writing and publishing business who is better equipped to talk about and teach the art and craft of writing’ – Stephen King, No 1 International Bestseller

Yoga with Awareness

Ken Eyerman has more than 35 years’ experience teaching Yoga & Bodywork and is a trained practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method. He will bring his wealth of learning to this week’s unique blend of flowing yoga with gentle inner sensing Feldenkrais movement awareness lessons. Ken’s intuitive, spontaneous and hands-on approach places an emphasis on using the breath, an awareness of your inner process and how to use your body efficiently. This combination will ease you into the postures and classes are suitable for all levels of experience, including those who have injuries or are restricted in their movement.

Ken has worked with many teachers over a lifetime’s yoga practice and has developed his own style of teaching, bridging the space between the dynamic and the gentle, spiraling Feldenkrais movements.

‘Thank you for an incredible week. For all the adjustments and attention you gave to each of us, it takes a special kind of a person to give so much. You have really shifted my perspective on all things yoga and inspired me to strive for uniqueness in my teaching style.’ – Dr Leah Deutch, yoga teacher,

Ken is author of an inspirational book, MASSAGE and was named as one of the London’s top three masseurs by the Evening Standard. He previously worked at the London Contemporary Dance School as bodyworker in residence and now has a busy private practice at Natureworks in London. The Ken Eyerman School of Bodywork and Movement is affiliated to the Institute of Complementary Medicine.

PARTICIPANTS can choose to do EITHER 2 classes of writing and 1 of yoga OR 2 classes of yoga and 1 class of writing on most days, with time set aside for trips and relaxation during the week. All classes are optional and included in the price. Participants who just want to do yoga or writing are welcome. Morning yoga and creative writing classes are open to everyone. Afternoon classes will be tailored to the participants who have chosen yoga or writing as their key choice. Please enquire for the full timetable.


£895 twin share, limited singles available at £995 inc full board, ex flight to Dalaman. £30 discount for bookings before 1st April.

For all bookings and general enquiries please contact Emily on 020 8674 9929 / 07765 631901 or email


For more information about the writing course please see  or contact Philippa at 672318