Date(s): Jan. 29 - Feb. 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Tuesdays)
University Religious Center
This class explores the use of mindfulness within the context of creativity and writing.
Led by Amy Spies, an experienced practitioner of mindfulness meditation as well as a professional writer/producer with extensive work in television, film and other media outlets, this group will explore the nuance of writing from the deeply connected space of mindfulness.
The class will consist of:
– Mindfulness meditation practice.
– Optional open sharing.
– Creative writing exercises.
– Sharing of individual written work and developing projects.
Please note that this is NOT a writing class. There will be space to explore our own work and share – however, this should not be construed as anything other than a safe place to explore one’s own connection to the “muse.”
Location – Room 202, in the University Religious Center building.
NOTE: This class will not meet on Feb 12.
Teacher: Amy Spies is a longtime writer and teacher in film, television, and new media. She has written documentaries, drama, comedy, as well as blogging for the Huffington Post and Los Angeles Review of Books. Amy is also a certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher and is a graduate of the InsightLA Facilitator’s Training program. Amy is interested in writing about human rights and the resilience of individuals globally. She serves on diversity, human rights committees and as a writing awards judge for PEN International Literary Association and the Writers Guild. Amy studied under Trudy Goodman in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the InsightLA MBSR Teacher Training Practicum. Amy has attended mindfulness and psychology conferences, including at Harvard Medical School led by Thich Nhat Hanh. Amy graduated from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, literature, and film.
Check out Amy Spies on the Huffington Post with her article:
How to Break Through Writer’s Block… by Sitting Around Doing Nothing (Except Meditating!).