Retreats

Mindful Writing: Waking Up The Senses Day of Practice

Teacher(s):
Date(s):
Feb 25 (Sat)
Time:
10:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
Santa Monica
Description:
"For ourselves, who are ordinary men and women, let us return thanks to Nature for her bounty by using every one of the senses she has given us."
― Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

Mindful Writing - Waking Up The Senses

In this mindful writing daylong, we will meditate and write our way through a rolling, luxuriously invigorating sensory journey. Sense-infused talks, meditations, and mindful writing exercises will infuse our lives and writings with a deepened awareness of touch, taste, scent, sound, sight, insight and feelings.


Related Quotes:

"We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognise and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us. But there are other senses -- secret senses, sixth senses, if you will -- equally vital, but unrecognised, and unlauded. These senses, unconscious, automatic, had to be discovered."
― Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
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"Love is the poetry of the senses."
- Honore de Balzac

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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.

*This workshop is suitable for writers (and non-writers) of all mediums including those writing journals, memoirs, screen or stage plays, novels, poems, and short stories.
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.
Directions:
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Cost:
$135
Enrollment Limit:
35 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Please bring your own writing accoutrements.
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821