The Feast of Your Life

Join us to the explore the Feast of Your Life
through memoir writing, art, and eating.

April 13-20, 2024
at Casa Colonial
Oaxaca, Mexico

Food for thought ... Thoughts about food

We will "stir up" our food memories to explore experiences in our lives that have made us who we are.

You may be surprised how many of life's meaningful moments happen around the table. Our work facilitates the integration of inner listening and sensations through language and painting, drawing, and collage.

All levels of experience are welcome and all supplies are provided. We will share meals and many special activities along with our rich individual experiences, similarities, and differences, as we join around the table and create and feast together.

The $2,000 fee includes 7 instruction sessions and all writing and art supplies, 7 nights (double occupancy, with possible $250 single supplement), 16 meals, a walking tour of Oaxaca, marketing and cooking with Chef Bill Smith, two day-trips to artisan villages, and a whole lot of fun.

Your Guides

Memoir Writing

Miriam Sauls

Visual Arts

Vernessa Foelix

with Special Guests

Chef Bill Smith

Jane Robison

Watch below for a taste of our week together


The Venue

Casa Colonial
Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Colonial is more than just a place to stay...
Step through our purple door and you'll know what we mean.

18 unique rooms, and lush tropical garden. Take a break in the sala (living room) and peruse the extensive collection of English books and Mexican folk art. After a day of touring, our oasis welcomes you.

The Casa prides itself on being eco-friendly. Unlike most businesses in Oaxaca, we collect rain water, thus conserving the scarce city water, and we heat it with solar collectors. Our bath products are locally made. We buy fresh, local ingredients daily for our meals and compost our organic waste on premises. All of our laundry is line-dried.

Let us know if you'll be attending!