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Creative Expression

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    Creative Expression
    The Book You Were Born to Write
    February 2 - 7, 2020
    Is there an inspiring book in you just waiting to come into being? Make your writing dream reality in this workshop with celebrated editor and writing coach Kelly Notaras. You'll learn everything you need to know about breaking into the transformational nonfiction market and cultivating the habits to get your work across the finish line and into the hands of those who need it.
    Kelly NotarasKelly Notaras
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Writing to Awaken
    February 14 - 16, 2020
    When you tell the truth, your personal story expands and your life is transformed. Join best-selling author Mark Matousek for an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing and self-inquiry. Learn to tell your whole truth and come to understand the mythic dimension of your personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. Tap into your creative and spiritual potential and decrease attachments to the past to access a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life.
    Mark MatousekMark Matousek
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Writing the Mind Alive
    February 23 - 28, 2020
    In this powerful 5-day workshop with Linda Trichter Metcalf, author and creator of Proprioceptive Writing® (PW), and PW teacher Anne Bright, you will enter a world where you come to know yourself differently than you did before. As you write, you will open the gate to a new realm of self-discovery. If you feel cut off from creative expression, or if you have trouble knowing and expressing how you really feel, PW can help you hear and share your authentic voice.
    Linda Trichter MetcalfLinda Trichter Metcalf
    Anne BrightAnne Bright
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    The BOX Sessions
    February 28 - March 1, 2020
    Join award-winning writer Laura Holson hosting a weekend with wildly popular The Moth radio show and podcast, cooking sensation Samin Nosrat, director Jon M. Chu, MacArthur "genius grant" winner Lynda Barry, novelist Jonathan Franzen, and an original group of Oscar winners and world-class artists. In workshops and breakout sessions, you will explore your sense of wonder and curiosity, experience the power of community, and learn that you are a creative person—perhaps in dimensions you never realized.
    Samin NosratSamin Nosrat
    Lynda BarryLynda Barry
    The MothThe Moth
    Jon M. ChuJon M. Chu
    Jonathan FranzenJonathan Franzen
    Laura HolsonLaura Holson
    Jonny SunJonny Sun
    Amy GravittAmy Gravitt
    Fred DustFred Dust
    Alec BergAlec Berg
    Nina JacobsonNina Jacobson
    Darla AndersonDarla Anderson
    Lisa Forkish and Vocal RushLisa Forkish and Vocal Rush
    Andrew EvansAndrew Evans
    Domee ShiDomee Shi
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Outdoor-Inspired Design and Drawing
    March 8 - 13, 2020
    Doodle addicts, creatives, and nature lovers: immerse yourself in a wondrous exploration of both the natural world and drawing practices with renowned designer and creativity tutor Rachael Taylor. In a soothing and captivating redwood landscape, this 5-day creative immersion will enrich your artistic soul while incorporating elements of mindfulness and art therapy through drawing techniques. Rachael will help you develop your skills, learn new ways of motif-making, and begin exciting creative projects. Learn to trust your intuition as Rachael shares how she incorporates natural inspiration into her everyday life and artwork.
    Rachael TaylorRachael Taylor
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Journey of Devotion
    March 13 - 15, 2020
    Join sacred music artist Jai Uttal and yogini and Odissi dancer Nubia Teixeira and inhabit your innermost peace and power. Surrender, release, and revel in heart-based devotion, guided by the call of the Divine and the source of all love and life. Together, you will combine breath, movement, and sacred sound to usher you into your soul's being through the age-old devotional practice of Bhakti Yoga. Utilize the complete range of your emotions—integrating the fullness of body, heart, and mind—to fuel your reconnection with the sacred, locate the inner healing and wholeness you seek, and awaken every level of your total existence.
    Jai UttalJai Uttal
    Nubia TeixeiraNubia Teixeira
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Writing and Mindfulness
    March 15 - 20, 2020
    We know that practicing mindfulness lowers stress, improves health, strengthens relationships, and increases happiness. But did you know that a meditation practice can also make you a more creative and skillful writer? Join award-winning novelist and practicing Buddhist, Janis Cooke Newman, for this 5-day combination writing workshop and meditation retreat. Writers and meditators of all levels are invited to delve deeply into both practices. Tap into your creative energy, bypass the internal judge, and bring out your most original and fulfilling writing.
    Janis Cooke NewmanJanis Cooke Newman
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Zentangle® Weekend
    March 27 - 29, 2020
    Zentangle is an easy-to-learn way of drawing structured patterns. On the surface, it may look simple, but in practice, it is a path to focus, presence, and an unbridled imagination—a rich means by which anyone can awaken the artist within. Join Martha Huggins and Molly Hollibaugh, members of the Zentangle founding family, to discover and enjoy all that this art form (and you!) have to offer.
    Martha HugginsMartha Huggins
    Molly HollibaughMolly Hollibaugh
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Writing and the Art of Living Mindfully
    April 3 - 5, 2020
    Writing is both a practice and a profound path into deepest consciousness. Internationally best-selling authors Albert Flynn DeSilver and Laura Munson will guide you in discovering your highest creative potential across all genres of writing. Open the gateway to transformative creativity, embolden your unique artistry, and expand your innate connection to yourself and to your life. Return home with daily practices for lifelong, optimal creativity and awareness.
    Albert Flynn DeSilverAlbert Flynn DeSilver
    Laura MunsonLaura Munson
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Unfolding Your Truth
    May 1 - 3, 2020
    Regardless of what you've done, where you've come from, or who you are, your personal truth is important. In this weekend workshop, author Alexandra Elle and spiritual teacher Yasmine Cheyenne expose how writing and storytelling can become your most powerful ally and sacred personal practice. Enter an inclusive circle of women to explore writing and storytelling in a safe, supported space and empower your life with practical ways to share your story and build community with your words.
    Alexandra ElleAlexandra Elle
    Yasmine CheyenneYasmine Cheyenne
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    The Magic of Custom Sandal Making
    May 8 - 10, 2020
    Unleash your creativity and learn the fun, simple, and age-old practice of making gorgeous leather sandals. During this inspiring weekend workshop, Stace Fulwiler Wood will teach you how to make beautiful custom sandals from start to finish. You'll take home your perfectly fitted, comfortable sandals—a reminder of your accomplishment every time you wear them.
    Stace Fulwiler WoodStace Fulwiler Wood
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Yoga for Creative Fire
    May 15 - 17, 2020
    A dedicated creative practice is challenging—mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. But you do not have to suffer for your art. The science of yoga, integrating mind and spirit in embodied practice, is an invaluable tool to unlock your authentic voice. Join the celebrated yoga teacher and culture critic Mark Morford as he shares two decades of professional creative and embodied expertise. Embrace the essential yogic techniques, practices, and sacred rituals most beneficial to sustainable creative potency.
    Mark MorfordMark Morford
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Seeking the Self
    July 3 - 5, 2020
    Creativity, career, love, and loss—join writer, illustrator, and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew and see how these four domains are an entry point to self-understanding. This vibrant weekend offers you space to access your inner artist, clarify your values, make use of your sorrow, develop your own personal manifesto, and create something uniquely yours. This is the beginning of a lifelong career in being true to YOU.
    Mari AndrewMari Andrew
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    The Artist's Way
    July 31 - August 2, 2020
    Two decades ago, Julia Cameron published her groundbreaking book The Artist's Way, a course in discovering and recovering your creative self. Since then, it has become a beloved source of inspiration for millions. Join Julia for a special immersion to jump-start your creative process or deepen your existing work as an artist. Learn to recognize, nurture, and protect your inner artist by moving beyond creative constriction. Refresh your relationship with creativity by naming and resolving your fears.
    Julia CameronJulia Cameron
    Personal Growth
    Creative Expression
    Playful Magic
    September 25 - 27, 2020
    Get ready for a lively weekend of creative unfolding, courage-building, and empathy-expansion, featuring beloved best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert and the truly remarkable Tony and Obie award-winning writer and performer Sarah Jones. Longtime friends, who love to play in each other's respective creative spaces, these stunningly creative women offer exercises and inspirational guidance to unleash your imagination, ignite your sense of adventure, and spur a lasting and powerful experience of empathy and connection.
    Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
    Sarah JonesSarah Jones
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