teaching schedule

I periodically teach immersions and retreats in spiritual practice, meditation and writing from the soul in various locations around the world. Email me if you would like to host a retreat in your area.

writing from the soul AN INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FROM THE SOUL
Friday, July 14, 2017
10:30am – 1:30pm
at Viva Peru, Huaran, Sacred Valley, Peru
Optional, informal group lunch follows (additional cost).

Come immerse yourself in writing as deep play and use the mind of meditation to access the natural stream of your expression. In an atmosphere of warmth and non-judgement, free of critical evaluation, we will writing from the soul retreatloosen the grip of our critical minds so that expression can flow freely — which is one of the ultimate fruits of meditation. Timed free writes from evocative prompts will guide the process. As we alternate writing and reading our work aloud, we will cultivate an attitude of deep listening to find a source of wisdom and expression beyond the intellect.

A potent process for all levels of writers and meditators, the depth of it depends on your willingness to relax and let go into the unknown. Please bring a notebook and pen, and arrive a few minutes early. An optional group lunch following the session will give plenty of space to talk informally and get your questions answered. It’s a good idea to dress in layers — we’ll be meeting outside in the garden.

SUGGESTED DONATION: 30-50 soles

“Jane is a relaxed, attentive and wise teacher — a unique and exceptional guide for both one’s writing and awakening.”
—Mara S, meditation teacher and workshop leader, Norway



writing from the soul WRITING DEEP AND WIDE: A day-long retreat
Sunday, November 13, 2016
10am to 5:30pm
Sukhasiddhi Foundation, Fairfax, California

[registration closed]

Come immerse yourself in writing as deep play and use the mind of meditation to access the natural stream of your expression. In an atmosphere of warmth and non-judgement, free of critical evaluation, we will jane brunette, writing from the soul retreatcreate a welcoming space to be daring and self-revealing, loosening the grip of our critical minds so that expression can flow freely, which is one of the ultimate goals of meditation.

As we alternate writing and reading aloud, we will cultivate mindful attention to our bodies and senses to help us locate a source of expression beyond the discursive mind. Timed free writes from evocative prompts will guide the process, helping us access a range of inner and outer, personal and transpersonal aspects of reality. Listening to our words beside the raw expression of others, the preciousness of each person’s unique mind, rhythms and voice will become apparent. Guidance for how to continue this process beyond the day-long will be provided — including tips for those who want to create finished pieces.

The Writing from the Soul process is potent for all levels of writers and meditators. Whether you’re a seasoned writer working on a book or just want to use writing as a personal process of self-discovery, this immersion into writing as deep play will open up a whole new landscape of possibilities for your writing and your life. Please bring a notebook and pen. Bag lunch recommended.

SLIDING SCALE: $125 – $105 – $85

“Jane is a wonderful guide and teacher  who knows the craft of writing well and how to draw on our own inner wisdom to create ‘gems’ in writing. I am so happy I got to explore with words and it blended nicely with meditation. We wrote a lot. Perfect balance. I got more confidence with my writing and I learn’t so much.”
—Stephanie B, travel writer, Ubud, Bali

“I would say that working with Jane has been singularly the most profound and supportive experience I’ve had with my creative writing. It has helped me tap into subconscious inspiration — a God-consciousness that was sadly missing from my previous attempts at fiction.”
—Lynn B, author and journalist, Pennsylvania