In addition to my ongoing classes and coaching, I teach day- and week-long workshops and seminars at retreat centers, schools, team-building events, private homes, and body-mind-spirit venues. I am happy to custom design curricula to meet your needs or the needs of your organization. I also speak at conferences, colleges, book clubs, and elsewhere. Take a look at my unique, multi-disciplinary workshop offerings and contact me if you’d like to discuss my presenting a workshop or talk at your studio, university, or retreat center. I look forward to speaking with you!
BodyTalk: Creative Writing & Movement
Creative movement and writing are exquisite muses that work well together. Intuitive movement breaks habitual patterns and helps you discover untapped resources. It creates additional pathways in the brain, which lead to new and original ways of thinking. In this workshop, you will learn to listen to your body and explore how it wants to move, shed inhibitions, give voice to specific body parts, expand your creativity, access the longings of your soul, and kick-start your writing practice. You will also have fun, play, and stand in your stillness. The wisdom that arises from your creativity may be startling, revealing, painful, funny, illuminating, and healing. This is a powerful, integrative, life-expanding creative process.
Meditate & Write
Meditation is focused attention. It helps bring people into the present moment. But it can also bring you back to the past and stimulate memory and imagination. I use a variety of guided and freeform meditation techniques—seated, lying down, moving, silent, sounding, chanting, and gibberish—to prime the pump so that your writing flows in fresh, original ways. In my Meditate & Write “ Beyond the Page” workshop, we explore archetypes, such as the fool, child, hunter, wife, lover, crone, and more—as well as an array of gods and goddesses. We also use our five senses, seasons, earth’s elements, darkness, and light as insight metaphors. We may meditate on a word or object, such as a mask or a common household item, like as a pair of scissors. We journey to inner sanctums and meet wisdom guides, spirit animals, or other messengers. These are just a few of the themes used in my Meditate & Write workshops. Meditation, like writing, is a creative process, and I’m always finding new ways to practice.