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Alchemy of Healing Workshop- How the Light Gets In

How I love these gorgeous women who came to the Alchemy of Healing Workshop. We wrote without fear, practiced gentle and restorative yoga with Ann Braden and made magic together. The colors of my mother’s paintings brightened by the hour. By day’s end we were sisters. The next Alchemy of Healing will be held on January 28th, 2017 please let us know if you’re interested in joining us!‪#‎Howthelightgetsingetsin‬‪#‎amwriting‬‪#‎amteaching‬‪#‎alchemyofhealing‬
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Alchemy of Healing & Studio West

Two weeks ago Studio West, Sherman Oaks was filled with the magic of Amy Ferris and all the fearless women who wrote their truth in Amy’s HerShops. Yesterday Studio West hosted the glorious yoginis and writers taking The Alchemy of Healing, a gentle yoga/writing workshop (with Ann Braden and me.) Ain’t life grand?! (More photos to come)


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Alchemy of Healing Workshop

41a00ec0a3b7142a09626d9f37c77b52A mind, body, spirit workshop by

on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”
-Leonard Cohen

“The Alchemy of Healing” was inspired by the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

Through a powerful blend of meditation and movement accessible to everyone, writing exercises, group sharing, and discussion we will dive deep into the stories that live inside us and are waiting to be told.

Linda and Ann invite you to move, breathe, laugh, and write, using your mind, body, and spirit in this enlightening workshop.

There will be a delicious catered lunch provided by
Executive Chef Daniel Marcus of Sequoia Catering Company (

Please join us for an inspiring experience that stays with you long after you return home.

Tuition for the day: $200.
Includes food for the goddesses, a catered lunch by Sequoia Catering.

Accept your invite by September 10th and you will receive additional information as soon as you RSVP

Space is limited to 10 people

Info about Linda and Ann:

Linda Schreyer has taught writing classes for the past 20 years. She is a produced television/screen writer and novelist (“Tears and Tequila.”) She has held staff writing positions on General Hospital, Port Charles, Sunset Beach (for which she received a Writers Guild Award nomination) and The Bold and the Beautiful; co-wrote television movies A Place at the Table (for which she received a Christopher Award and an Ollie Award) and A House of Secrets and Lies ; wrote the original screenplay, Ohmigod! for Touchstone Productions. She was sent to Moscow by Sony Pictures Television to teach Russian writers to write for serial television. In 2014 her first novel was published to rave reviews. It is now in development as a television series. You can find her at

Ann Braden started practicing yoga in the early ’90’s “with my big hair-sprayed bangs.’’ She has taught yoga for the past 14 years. She is registered as an E-RYT500 and is a proud member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), with certifications from Loyola Marymount University, YogaWorks, Yoga of the Heart and from Sherry Brourman, author of Walk Yourself Well. Her personal experience with breast cancer led her to seek specialty certifications to share yoga with others who have been touched by cancer. She has led yoga workshops, focusing on breath and movement to strengthen, stretch and tune into each individual’s innate healing capacity. Her ability to create community in her classes, her kind and caring nature and her great sense of humor have made Ann a beloved yoga teacher in Los

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How I love these gorgeous women who came to the second-ever Alchemy of Healing Workshop yesterday. We chanted in Sanskrit and Hebrew, wrote without fear, practiced gentle and restorative yoga with Ann Braden and made magic together. The colors of my mother’s paintings brightened by the hour. By day’s end we were sisters. ‪#‎Howthelightgetsingetsin‬ ‪#‎amwriting‬‪#‎amteaching‬ ‪#‎alchemyofhealing‬


Classes, events, Writers, Writing

Alchemy of Healing Workshop

When Ann Braden and I decided to create a yoga/writing workshop – The Alchemy of Healing – we wanted to begin a practice of celebrating the cracks within us and filling them with gold. Today, we received this exquisite song from Patty Paul. It broke my heart and then filled the cracks with gold.
Peter Mayer’s ‘Japanese Bowl.” Please listen…

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen.

For more info about our event, click here.