Sitting Groups

Mindful Writer's Group - Using Mindfulness to Deepen Our Craft and Connect With Our Muse

1:30pm -3:30pm
Santa Monica
Mindful Writer's Sitting Group is an exciting new practice group at InsightLA that explores the use of mindfulness within the context of creativity and writing.

Led by Amy Spies, an experienced practitioner of mindfulness meditation as well as a professional writer/producer with credits spanning over 30 years of work in television, film and other media outlets, this group will explore the nuance of writing from the deeply connected space of mindfulness.

Our practice group will consist of:
-Mindfulness Meditation practice.
-Open Sharing.
-Creative writing exercises.
-Sharing of individual written work and developing projects.

Please note that this is NOT a writing class. There will be space to explore our own work and share, however, this should not be construed as anything other than a safe place to explore one's own connection to the "muse."

We will meet twice a month on Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Please refer to this page or our InsightLA calendar to confirm each meeting and location.

Here is the remaining 2016 schedule:

- Sunday, June 19th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM


- Sunday, July 17th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, August 7th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, August 21st from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, September 4th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, September 18th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, October 2nd from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, October 16th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, November 6th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, November 20th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, December 4th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

- Sunday, December 18th from 1:30PM - 3:30PM

There is a suggested donation of between $10 - $20. These contributions help make groups like this possible. We ask that you contribute what you can with the understanding that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

*Contributions are made to InsightLA and can be made in cash, check or credit card. Contributions are tax-deductible donations to non-profit InsightLA.

For more on our 501(c)(3) and mission statement, please click here.

Please note: InsightLA strives to keep the regularity of our sitting groups, as well as the location, as consistent as possible. There are times when special events and unavoidable circumstances require sitting groups to relocate so please check the schedule regularly.

This class is led by Amy Spies and facilitated by Michael Krass, Director of Programming at InsightLA.

Check out Amy Spies on the Huffington Post with her article:
How to Break Through Writer's Block... by Sitting Around Doing Nothing (Except Meditating!).

Please direct all inquiries to
Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
This is a donation (dana) class/event.
Items to Bring:
Please bring your own writing accoutrements.
Contact Information: or 310-450-1821