Writing from the Sacred Space: A class in contemplative writing
All creation is a sacred act, and the art of writing is no different. However, we have been conditioned to think of writing as a linear activity. We are taught at a young age to outline and organize our thoughts before committing them to paper. As such, most people are writing from the left side (or linear side) of their brain.
But when we write from a contemplative space, we connect with a forgotten place deep within our soul where the mystery of creative expression awaits you. We create from the right side of the brain, a rich and fertile place, a place of innocence and creative freedom where we meet our authentic voice and where we co-create with God.
Join us in the beautiful and serene salt room at the West Valley Wellness Center for this special class, which is being offered in Arizona for the first time. This class will combine writing with meditation and halotherapy*, and is specifically designed to help you quiet your thoughts, remove creative blocks, and allow you to access your deepest wisdom on the page.
About the Instructor:
Maria Mandarino is a master's level educator, published poet, and novelist. She is also a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and healing intuitive. Maria is a mystic and a certified Spiritual Director in the Benedictine tradition. She is the owner of Spirit Point Acupuncture, located in Sun City. Writing from the Sacred Space: a class in contemplative writing was developed by Maria in 2016 when she was invited to teach a class for the Poetry Society of Colorado.
Fee for this class: $50**
Early registration: $45 (must register on or before October 20, 2018)
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: West Valley Wellness Center
10404 West Coggins Drive
Sun City, AZ 85351
Be sure to bring a journal or notebook and a pen or two to this class. Tablets and laptops are discouraged for this class.
Call Spirit Point Acupuncture to register: 623.262.7222
Halotherapy/Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles which absorb bacteria and pollutants in the lungs while providing anti-inflammatory and cleansing effects. It also helps to support and strengthen the body’s immune system.
**Please note, this is an introductory class fee as this is the first time this class is being offered in Arizona.
Seating is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
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