Self-Discovery with the Chakras
The 7 Chakras. 7 Weeks. 7 Essays. is a creative nonfiction writing workshop series inspired in structure by the seven chakras of the Indian yogic tradition. Each week we will focus on one of the energy centers that run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head and represent different issues, identities, and stages in life. Working with our chakras can empower us to discover new and forgotten aspects of ourselves and write about them.
At the beginning of each workshop, we will discuss one of the chakras and the framework it offers us for self-discovery. We will practice Mindful Writing – a guided meditation followed directly by freewriting. After writing, we will inspire and encourage each other by sharing our words and ideas.
By the end of this workshop, you will have begun to create a self-portrait in seven parts.
Sign up if you are eager to dig deep and jumpstart your writing in 2021 with these generative workshops.
Date: Saturday mornings, beginning January 23 through March 6.
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Where: Online, a link will be sent in advance.
Cost: $350.00 via Venmo or PayPal
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- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Chakras in the subject line to sign up.
- Send payment of $350.00 to Venmo at http://www.venmo.com/Susan-Barr-Toman or PayPal (friends and family) at http://www.paypal.me/susanbarrtoman
- You will be registered when payment is received.
I love Susan’s classes! I have gained a sound foundation in the combination of meditation and writing. Workshops afford a unique broadening of perspective as I glimpse bits of life through the stories my classmates choose to write and to share.
Susan effortlessly creates an inclusive and inspiring online classroom that feels like a weekly bit of normalcy and connection in this disaggregated time.Amy L., Cherry Hill, NJ
Susan’s writing classes (I’ve enrolled in several) have been transformational. I hadn’t been able to write regularly or successfully for years, and Susan’s deep knowledge of literature–and her experience with both the craft of writing and the practical details of the publishing world–have been incredibly helpful and inspiring. Thanks to her course, and the supportive community it has created, I now have a regular writing practice, and have even submitted some pieces for publication, with more planned for the future. This course is the highlight of my week despite a busy work schedule.Catherine W., Haddon Township, NJ
I participated in my first 6-week personal essay workshop with Susan over a year ago, and haven’t stopped since! Susan creates a vibe in the group that fosters positive and constructive feedback, and I’ve come away from each session with improvements in my own writing and inspiration from my fellow writers, now friends. I highly recommend for anyone with a story to tell — which is everyone!Jeanne M., Wayne, PA