Working on my writing is in a profound sense working on myself.”

—Pat Schneider, The Writer as an Artist

Relax. Write. Discover. Witness.     

Repeat.

 

        This is an opportunity to commit to your own writing, guided by a skilled mentor

and encouraged by a supportive group of writers.

Why We Do it:

It takes discipline to show up at the page each day. Many of us don’t do it, even though we really (really) want to. There are so many other things pulling at our attention.

The act of writing each day is a practice that allows us to get familiar with our own creative process and to discover what we are capable of when we commit to our own self-expression. Committing to a specific time each day helps us to resist the tendency to be distracted.

There is also a feeling of shared purpose and intention. By creating a community to write in, we sense the value of our own writing, while participating in the support of other writers and having others to whom we are accountable.

How We Do it:

 

~ A set time each weekday to freely write your stories, your way.

~ A beginning meditation to help you settle into the mood to write.

 ~ Prompts to support you to write authentically.

~ A safe place to listen deeply and discover your voice.

~ An atmosphere of respect, trust, confidentiality and non-judgment.

What We Do:

* First we enter into a short meditation to relax our bodies, connect to ourselves and prepare for the flow of writing.

*  Next we write for 30 minutes, supported by a prompt that invites us to open fully into our words and listen for what stories want to emerge from within us.

* Then we have a chance to share some words with each other about the ideas, images or feelings from our writing.

* Once a week, we take time to share a piece of writing we have done. This is always voluntary, with no pressure. (The emphasis is on the writing here!)

* We complete each day with gratitude for our time together!

 

Dates & Time:   (online via Zoom)

 

A Week of Words       February 27-March 3, 2023    

A Month of Words     March 6-March 31, 2023

Cost:

$100 reserves your spot and demonstrates your commitment to yourself!

Then at the end of the month you “Pay What You Can” with a suggestion of $500.
I really do mean pay what you CAN. I don’t want to leave anyone behind. Those that are able to pay more, support those who need to pay less.

For more information and to register, contact Ahava here…

 

Here’s what writers say about Immerse Yourself with Ahava:

“I loved the steadiness of it so I could feel all the ups and downs, flows and hesitations of the writing itself. I loved having the prompts and letting myself see what arose as I moved the pen across the page. I felt I could begin to hear my voice more clearly and see repetitions, and patterns in the writing. I loved hearing others’ voices and feeling us all exploring ourselves together.”  Melissa Tefft

“Such a warm, welcoming and caring space. It truly felt like every prompt given was most perfectly targeted to something in me. Speaking my words out loud in front of the group allowed me to feel a deep depth of emotion with them. It was a beautiful and perfect stepping stone for continuing my process of sharing my thoughts and work with the world.” Charlotte Watson

“This time has been a gift to myself.  The structure of writing daily for 20 days with other writers has created a discipline of showing up. The writing practice developed as a way of talking with myself. When writing flowed pages filled up. When I was more reflective, different spaces opened up on the page for an insight, thought, reflections.”  Jacqueline Chase

“To write daily and regularly was very precious to me. I would not have thought that it would become so important as I never did a practice like this before. It grew on me quickly and there was flow to it. I realized I can easily slip into a slightly altered state of total focus. That surprised me pleasantly and gave me comfort that I can use this process in other areas of my life or for other potential writing adventures.” Andrea Schlepp

For more information and to register, contact Ahava here…