Saturday, October 10, 2020
8:00 AM to 4:00 PDT

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Anne Cushman 

Anne Cushman is the author of the memoir The Mama Sutra: A Story of Love, Loss, and the Path of Motherhood; the novel Enlightenment for Idiots, named by Booklist as one of the top ten first novels of its year; the mindful yoga manifesto Moving Into Meditation; and the India pilgrimage guidebook From Here to Nirvana. Her personal essays on spiritual practice in daily life have been widely published in venues that include the  New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, O: The Oprah Magazine, and  Lion’s Roar.  She is the mentoring director for the international Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program; a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center; and a former editor for both Yoga Journal and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.


Anne Cushman

Write Your Way Home

 Writing and Awakening Daylong Women’s Retreat (online)

“ Every sentence that comes for a writer when actually writing—however imperfect, however inadequate—every sentence is a love poem to this world and to our good luck at being here, alive, in it.” --Jane Hirshfield

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” --Audre Lorde 

In these challenging and uncertain times, replenish your inner wellspring of creativity--and find your way home to yourself--through an immersive day of meditation, creative writing, and embodied energy practices. Slow down to connect with your authentic voice, nourish your imagination, and express the deep truth of who you really are and what is most important to you. Empower your writing to emerge from an open heart, a clear mind, and a fully inhabited body.

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The day will include:

* mindful movement practice—accessible to all bodies—with an emphasis on increasing sensitivity, developing inner listening and intuition, and unclogging the body’s centers and pathways of creative energy.  

*guided meditation to settle the mind, open the heart, and connect you with your true nature

*writing prompts and exercises that awaken imagery and story

* inspirational poems and quotes from women writers

*practical teachings to make your writing more vivid and powerful

*sharing your writing in small groups of women without judgment or critique

* down time between online sessions for rest, renewal, and optional journaling/meditation

Schedule: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Session 1 (8:00—9:00 am PT): Mindful Movement,  Meditation, and Embodied Energy Practice


Session 2 (10:00-12:00 pm PT): Writing and Meditation Practice


Session 3 (2:00-4:00pm PT): Writing and Meditation Practice

Note: Please plan and commit to attending all sessions as they work together and build on one another.  Your retreat will be most potent if you plan to stay in quiet, reflective “retreat mode” between scheduled sessions

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$85 or 

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