Awaken the aliveness in you and your writing.
Kindle deep presence and wild creativity.
Let your writing flow freely from an inspired well within.
We will use writing as a doorway to deep presence and deep presence as a doorway to vivid writing.
Inviting and cultivating awareness of our five senses, tuning into our wild hearts and emotions, listening to nature, and having direct communion with our vast spirits, we enter states of grace where artistic expression flows naturally, vibrantly, thrillingly.
At the same time, writing itself offers a doorway to deeper noticing, feeling, imagining, expressing, being. The aliveness we yearn for.
A Day-Long Workshop and a 7-Week Course are both offered. Choose one or both!
In the day-long workshop, we’ll spend a luscious day in deep connection to Self and nature.
- Awaken the alive, authentic Self and unfettered imagination.
- Learn a remarkable tool for connecting to your most alive voice on the page.
- Silence the inner critic and doubter and let yourself flow.
- Connect to our wild minds, hearts and souls and hear what they have to say.
- Commune with the living world to draw from a deep well of inspiration and replenishment.
- Evoke our playful spirits and have fun!
In the 7-week course, we will go deeper into all of the above…
With Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones as text and inspiration, as well as lively, evocative writing exercises and awareness activities, you will:
- Foster your creativity and expression.
- Explore extraordinary states of deep Being and aliveness.
- Tap deep wells within to write compellingly and live more fully.
- Cultivate your own free-flowing writing practice in your life.
- Bring your writing dreams to life.
- Discover tools of the writer’s craft to make your writing sing!
All in a gentle, supportive, stimulating environment.
Writers of all kinds and all levels of experience welcome!
Sunday, November 1 • 11:00 am – 4 pm
Grass Valley • $75
November 4 – December 16 • Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Grass Valley • $227 by November 1 ($257 after Nov. 1)
These courses are no longer accepting registrations. Sign up for Creative Sparks to find out when this will be offered again in your area.
“This was my first workshop with Maxima. Outside with the magic of freshly fallen snow, guided with elements and inspiration, we moved and attuned ourselves with nature. My pen flowed effortlessly on the pages, new insights and discoveries and delights. How I wish every day could be just like this.”
“I loved the experience of discovery, of new writing and new perspectives unfurling naturally like the opening of a flower, not following a plan or prescription, which is where I always get stuck, but instead allowing the work to write itself, because it’s been there all along, waiting for the pen to outline its form. I also loved the support of the community—writing with others by my side is a much more nourishing experience than writing alone.”
“It has opened a window to myself—to expression, to connect again to the voice that speaks to me and wants to be known and heard through language on paper—and ever so much more. Totally loved it!”
“The class today was all I hoped for. It opened me to a deeper appreciation of the beauty around us. You have a gift for gently calling our attention to ourselves, our knowing of the world. Your encouragement and support to go deeper, to find a pathway to what calls to us.”
You do NOT need a PayPal account to register, just a credit or debit card. If you prefer to pay by check or cash, contact me. Payment must be RECEIVED by the early registration deadline in order qualify for the discounted rate.
There are no refunds.
NOTE: You are encouraged to sign up for both the Day-Long and the 7-Week Course for the deepest experience. But, you are welcome to sign up for either or both.
For more information: contact me! I’d love to talk to you.
“The day with Max was a deep journey into nature, ourselves and each other. I am leaving with a much deeper sense of connection with all that is. I am grateful to Max for her masterful and yet very down to earth facilitation of this exploration.”