Saturday October 13 • 10am-4pm • $150
Studies show that practicing mindfulness can lower stress, improve health, strengthen our relationships and increase our overall sense of happiness. But did you know mindfulness can also make you a more creative and skillful writer?
During this daylong retreat, writers will participate in short, guided meditation sessions designed to feed their writing, i.e. being present to experience, connecting with the body, accessing emotion. These will be alternated with prompted bursts of free writing and sharing of in-session work. Students will also receive instruction on how to develop an ongoing writing and meditation practice.
This retreat is intended to show writers how to use the practice of mindfulness to deepen their writing skills and generate new work. It is open to writers of all genres and levels, and to both seasoned meditation practitioners, as well as those who have never meditated before.
Janis Cooke Newman is the author of a memoir and two critically acclaimed novels. She has completed the Jon Kabat-Zinn mindfulness training program, and has attended numerous mindfulness and meditation retreats at Green Gulch and Spirit Rock in Marin, and Against the Stream in San Francisco.
**Class fee includes lunch and a copy of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Wherever You Go There You Are**