Transform Your Health

Write to Heal

Health & Wellness - Embodied Practices

John F. Evans

July 9-14, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$415 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Writing can help us face our most difficult challenges—it can also help transform physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Current research shows that expressive writing has the power to decrease the heart rate, lower blood pressure, enhance breathing, improve self-esteem, help manage stress, and strengthen the immune system so it can better fight off infection.

This 5-day immersion workshop is for everyone with a desire to heal. You don’t need any prior writing experience—or any aspiration to become a writer. John Evans will coach you through a simple progression of exercises developed from his more than 25 years of working in the field as you learn how to:

  • Move beyond what you thought you could not get over
  • Communicate your desires with compassion, empathy, forgiveness and gratitude
  • Express your “rites of passage” with metaphor, story, poetry, and creative nonfiction
  • Share your values and the life lessons you have learned from those you love.

These practices cultivate your natural and easy ability to express the ideas that define who you are and how you experience your life. They will guide your toward health and healing, with the benefit of writing forward into your best possible life.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Use writing as a tool for engaging your internal healing resources to promote positive benefits for your body, mind, and spirit.

  • Allow the writing process to facilitate a natural transformation toward health as you give voice to what you believe, think, want, know, and more.

  • Become empowered with new tools for processing your thoughts and experiences, leading to more freedom of expression and realization of your life goals.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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