Saturday, July 10 2021
8:00 AM to 4:00 PDT

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This is an online event on Zoom. Once registered a link is sent with the call in information.  

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

The Power of Place

Write Your Way Home Creative Writing and Awakening for Women Daylong Retreat 

 Online via Zoom: 8am-4 pm PT.

"When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back...Exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind."--Rebecca Solnit

Inspire your imagination and unleash your stories in an immersive day of creative writing, meditation, mindful movement, and embodied energy practices. This July daylong will focus on evoking the power of place. Whether remembered or dreamed up, our stories are inseparable from the places where they unfold, whether that’s a yoga ashram in Mumbai, a bar in New Orleans, a chateau in the sixteenth century, or a spaceship traversing the Andromeda galaxy.  Writing about places can conjure memories, jump-start visions, and ground our tales in details that help others inhabit them.

July's Theme: The Power of Place

Every Write Your Way Home daylong includes:

* 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, July 10, 2021

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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