Through the thick and thin of last and this year, I hope you have been held in comfort and community. Felt the permission to mourn what needs to be mourned and found any excuse to celebrate joys that continue to happen in between. As my dear friend Sarah says, “You are loved and wanted.”
If you are finding yourself in need of structured support and an urge to express what might have been held tightly, I’m offering the container of several writing and meditation workshops this summer both for adults and youth.
Through our practice we use meditation as an entryway into our writing and access writing as a meditative state. Each class you are led in meditation, study a poetic form or concept, and write in community. If you’d like to get a sense of my style, here is a 6-minute meditation and writing prompt video.
Poetry in the Parks
Offered through Stoneview Nature Center, Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation
for participants 18+
Poetry and Meditation: A Writing Workshop
Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:30pm PT | July 8-August 5 All Levels | Enroll Here
Saturdays, 1:00am-2:30pm PT | July 10-August 7 All Levels | Enroll Here
I’ll be holding space with two 5-week poetry and meditation workshops in the park, fostering community and celebrating your words. Opening with gentle grounding meditations and visualizations, we’ll explore various poetic forms, create a container to write our own poems and stories, and delight in being in nature to support and witness us.
Participants will have the opportunity to publish their work in the Poetry and Meditation Anthology. Read the Winter Issue here.
Flower Mandalas: Ancient Inspiration for Modern Times
Saturday, 2:00-4:00pm PT | August 14 All Levels | Enroll Here
Participants will be guided through creating flower mandalas (led by herbalist & artist, Cindy Saylor) and writing original poetry (led by poet & author, Sheila McMullin). This workshop incorporates meditation and introduction to plant knowledge alongside writing & art-making techniques. Everyone will leave with a small gift as a token of our appreciation.
Virtual Poetry Workshops
Offered through Polyphony Lit, a Global Online Literary Platform for participants 14-19 years old
Somatosphere: Where Meditation Meets Poetry
Use discount code MEDITATE10 and receive 10% off listing price!
Mondays, 4:00pm-5:30pm PT | July 19 – August 9, 2021 Online | Enroll Here