Write the Wise Way Home

Writing Workshops & Retreats in Austin

MAKE SPACE FOR
YOUR WRITING

Do you long for extended time to write? An essential component of Writing the Wise Way Home is to commit to regular time away to write without distraction.

Write the Wise Way Home writing workshops and retreats give you the gift of quiet time and stillness to write, read, and rest. The powerful combination of sitting meditation, slow walking, writing practice, deep reading, and yoga nidra help you dive beneath your discursive mind and into the belly of your work.

Gather with a nonjudgmental group of wisdom writers who are committed to a middle path combining: mindfulness practices with literary study, commitment to loved ones with commitment to self.

You’ll leave rested, peaceful, and re-engaged with your writing.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL WRITING RETREAT
Find the deep truth in your writing while strengthening your daily practice and craft. Give yourself the ideal writing day: meditate, write, read, cook, eat, relax.
WRITE THE WISE WAY HOME WRITING RETREAT
Make the space you need to move through blocks, improve your craft, and dive into the heart of your writing. Spend a half day in meditation, writing practice, and deep reading.
“Saundra gives students a place to perch, rest, and recoup so they can fly higher in their writing. She is attuned to the needs of nature: food, rest, movement. She knows that feeding ourselves comes first.”
“Saundra gives students a place to perch, rest, and recoup so they can fly higher in their writing. She is attuned to the needs of nature: food, rest, movement. She knows that feeding ourselves comes first.”
~ BETHANY HEGEDUS, AUTHOR OF GRANDFATHER GANDHI AND
FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WRITING BARN

POETRY IS THE NEW CHICKEN SOUP: feeding THE WRITER’s mind and heart

 

When

SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021 | 9:30am-3:30pm

Where

Online, Via Zoom

This spring you may feel like one of those new buds emerging

on the trees outside your window, still tender, still green.

You’re in that in-between place, post-vaccination,

slowly moving into the world,

but mostly still squirreled away at home.

You are ready to see friends, hungry for a good hug.

And at the same time, you want to maintain the sanctuary

you’ve built during lockdown.

Not to mention, you’re still trying to discern what is safe.

I used to joke that if I put my kid outside in the sun,

gave her some snacks and a sippy-cup full of water, 

like a plant, she’d grow overnight.

As you move into the light of this new

post-vaccination phase of the pandemic,

what will feed you and your writing?

On May 8th, one day before we pay tribute

to the joys and sorrows motherhood,

why not take the day to nurture yourself,

to let some of those buds bloom?

Brew up a pot of chicken soup — I’ll share my recipe —

and instead of feeding the world, feed yourself.

We’ll sit meditation to quiet the mind,

review writing practice to dive deep.

You’ll learn to read poetry as a practice.

to digest form and to linger in language.

And we’ll give into a good Yoga nidra nap

(courtesy of poet and yogini, Allyson Whipple).

We’ll close our eyes, lay down on our mats,

and explore the parameters of this new hybrid world together.

Safe in our own spaces, we’ll meet via Zoom,

and as well, spend some time looking away from the computer.

All levels of writers are welcome.

Price

 

FULL-DAY RETREAT – $225

Includes my personal chicken soup recipe, free access to the Heroine’s Journey Home for Writers e-course, including the two twenty-minute coaching coaching sessions, valued at $300.

 

Take the day to nurture the writer within. Read, rest, and write your way home.

“Saundra is fiercely committed to supporting her students and clients, helping us prioritize our creative work and find our voice. She has helped me cut through my resistance, whether it arises from within me, my family, or the larger world.”
“Saundra is fiercely committed to supporting her students and clients, helping us prioritize our creative work and find our voice. She has helped me cut through my resistance, whether it arises from within me, my family, or the larger world.”
~ LESLIE WATTS, CERTIFIED STORY GRID EDITOR, WRITER, AND
PODCASTER; EDITOR AND FOUNDER OF WRITERSHIP.COM

WRITE THE WISE WAY HOME HALF-DAY RETREAT

When

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Where

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
Is your attention to your loved ones’ needs keeping you from writing? What about your inner critic? Reclaim your writing life now. Give yourself the gift of time and space away from distractions, responsibility, and family obligations. You’ll learn (or if you’ve worked with me before, review) three foundational Write Your Way Home skills: sitting meditation, writing practice, and slow walking. Even using these tools for just half a day will help you get writing again, improve your craft, and bring you back home to yourself. All levels of writers are welcome.

You deserve creative sanctuary. Give yourself the space to speak your truth.

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You’ll also get a copy of Say Yes to Yourself and No to Your Loved Ones: A Writer’s Decision Guide to Starting Your Path Home + an invitation to join the Continuous Practice Community.

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