Welcome! I'm Liz Lamoreux, teacher, retreat host, and author of Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry, and Mixed Media. Come along on a retreat and explore ways to create space for creativity, joy, light, and living with your whole heart. 

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It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence
that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, 
as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.

- K.T. Jong

Note from Liz: Thank you for a wonderful 2014! Check back in early 2015 for next year's retreats! 


  • Being curled up by a fireplace, mug of tea in hand, feeling at home surrounded by candles and poetry and an invitation to be present to this moment.
  • Sitting beside someone who is quickly becoming a friend as you each share your creative dreams and brainstorm how to live them into reality.
  • Giving yourself the gift of time alone to spend in whatever way you choose without any expectation of what you need to do next.
  • Baking cinnamon rolls and fresh coffee as your invitation to begin your day.
  • Giving yourself permission to walk in the woods or along the water, to play with paper and glue and color, or to simply sit in the quiet remembering yourself.
  • Finding your way to laughter and silliness and the decision that staying in pajamas all day is the perfect one for you.
  • Having the space to simply listen to what you most need and then realizing that you are surrounded by women who will support you as you make it happen.

This is the Be Present Retreats.

This is a place where you can show up as you, and you will be given the gift of time to rest and recharge so you can find your way back to you. This is your invitation to come along on a journey to rekindle your creativity and create space for you.

The Be Present Retreats are an invitation to pause in your life and gather in an intimate, creative community to explore, create, discover, and soak up the world around you. Each retreat includes creative play + adventures combined with stories and "being present" exercises to encourage awareness of this moment. At each retreat, you will also be invited to practice self-care to rest and nurture yourself as needed.

Over the last few years, Liz has hosted more than 15 events and retreats. Each retreat helps her to continue to shape and nurture the retreats to come. 

Photo credits: The majority of the photos taken in the slideshow are by Vivienne McMaster with others by Liz Lamoreux and Beth Hutson.