Writing Your Truth Workshop
writing meditation Practice
Ready to take journaling to a new level...
one that brings you closer to your true nature and
lets you voice your truth?
Want to learn the power of writing meditation
as a healing force and growth engine?
Join Julie Edge of Inside Edge Coaching and Lisa Ash Drackert of Westport Yoga KC for Fall 2020 "Writing Your Truth" Workshop.
An exclusive 6-week course held in partnership with Westport Yoga KC.
Class Times and Dates
Sundays from 4:00-5:30 pm
Class Location: Online
Westport Yoga members and Inside Edge coaching clients receive a discount on the registration fee. Check your email for details.
Early Bird Registration 20% discount: Closes August 15th
Use PROMOCODE: WRITINGEARLY
First 10 to enroll receive a complimentary 60-minute life coaching session with Julie (Value: $175)
Enrollment: Closes September 15th
4 class sessions held on Zoom
6 weeks of daily writing prompts delivered at 5:00 am each day via text
A tailored journal designed for writing meditation practice
Weekly e-mails with writing tips and encouragement to support your practice
Online support from facilitators Julie Edge and Lisa Ash Drackert
15% off all retail purchases and additional Workshop enrollments at Westport Yoga KC for the duration of your course
15% off 1 year’s tuition to Westport Yoga KC Online Classroom after completion of your course
15% off 1 Personal Yoga Lesson with Lisa Ash Drackert, Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist after completion of your course
15% off a package of 3 Life Coaching Sessions with Julie Edge after completion of your course
Meet your teachers
Julie Edge, Ph.D., is owner and Chief Wayfinder at Inside Edge Coaching, a life & leadership coaching practice. She discovered "writing as a meditation" in 2016, and it helped her heal her mind and body. The first writing meditation workshop came about in the Fall of 2017 when she saw the power of teaching this method of inquiry and discovery to her coaching clients and fellow writers. Julie believes the world would be a better place if everyone gave their inner critic the day off and got regular hugs from a dog or a horse.
Lisa Ash Drackert, M.Ed, RYT-500, e-RYT200, YACEP is a yoga instructor, educator, and minister. She owns Westport Yoga KC and serves as Curriculum Director. Lisa began teaching yoga in 2008 and specializes in Meditation, Therapeutic Yoga, Alignment Based Yoga, and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She currently serves as a Lululemon Athletica Brand Ambassador and is a leader in her community teaching meditation for stress relief. Lisa is a dreamer and adventure lover who believes the world would be a better place if everyone meditated and kissed doggies daily.
What is writing meditation practice?
Writing meditation is a daily practice blending the art of writing with spiritual development. Similar to journaling, writing meditation practice provides a safe place for emotional release and "letting go" of thoughts. However, different than journaling, writing meditation is not meant to capture the day’s activities or to solve a specific problem. It’s a free writing method that only requires 5-10 minutes per day and offers a way to observe thoughts and emotions in a judgment-free zone.
Like other forms of meditation practices (i.e., sitting, walking, working), when writing meditation happens consistently, consciously and with discipline, the mind quiets, focuses, and turns inward. While a side benefit is improved writing skills, it's not the primary aim of the practice, and you don't have to consider yourself a “writer” to benefit from a daily writing meditation practice.
The Writing Your Truth Workshop was influenced by the teachings of Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice, Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, and Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Reading these books is an ideal way to enhance the workshop experience, but they are not required reading.
What Past workshop Participants have said...
"I've been doing Julie's daily writing prompts for over a month now, and it's been a delightful and surprisingly powerful experience. I've always been drawn to writing as a way to process, but the daily prompts have a way of bringing insights to light that I wouldn't normally get through normal journaling."
"Daily writing practice has shown me how my monkey mind rules my life. I'm actually hearing my essential self guiding my way now. Julie's coaching through writing is bringing me a level of self awareness I didn't know I could have at mid-life."
“This writing system and guidance, along with being part of a group doing daily practice, helped me to overcome decades of labored, over-engineered writing and learn how to authentically express myself through the pen.”
“Julie and Lisa helped me re-cultivate a daily writing practice, and it has been integral in my wholeness. On the page, I am not only processing life and more able to examine my inner thought life with clarity, but I'm also cultivating a deep trust in my own voice, and provides practice to listening to and speaking my truth.”