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
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.
Testimonials from the first Alchemy of Healing:
“We were all glowing under your encouragement and support. I am so honored to have been part of the group.
Yoga prior to writing unleashed such a lovely atmosphere for responding to your well thought out prompts. It was a most enjoyable, most memorable day.”
– Patty Paul
“Thank you everyone for a beautifully intense, thoughtful, thought provoking, special and healing day. I was awed by your talents and grateful for the warmth and encouragement given to me – a novice!
If you had just smiled, it would have been enough, if you had just smiled and said kind words… It would have been enough…if you had just smiled, said kind words and hugged… It would have been enough!!!!!
Anne and Linda- you were both perfect!!!!! Thank you for making this happen – and please thank your caterers and cookie “dealers” for the scrumptious food!
When is the next one?!”
“Thank you everyone for a beautiful “Spa Day”. It changed my whole outlook.I have been bragging all week to my family and friends how one wonderful day with such a beautiful group of women has filled my heart with joy, with understanding, with new life.
I was feeling loss, no, that I had died inside. But you ladies breathed life into me…I was lifted by your kindness and honesty.”
A mind, body, spirit workshop by
AUTHOR/WRITING TEACHER: LINDA SCHREYER
GENTLE & THERAPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER: ANN BRADEN
on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”
“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 and dessert.
Please join us for an inspiring experience that stays with you long after you return home.
3491 Shernoll Place
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
If interested reserve your space & RSVP to:
by November 26th
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 lindaschreyer.com.
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 Angeles.www.lovetreeyoga.com.