Free Spirit Writing Circles

Next month I’m offering two Free Spirit Writing circles on July 13 & 27!

What is Free Spirit Writing?

 

It’s an adventure of words, 
like journaling aloud or naked. 
It’s a whispering, a witnessing.

You leap and the net appears in the form of a blank page. 
And the page is a path, that always takes you Home.

Why I love this Work?

 

When I discovered this Work through the wonderful Laurie Wagner, it felt like a calling. 
Like this is a big part of what I’m meant to be doing with my precious Life. 
For so long I’ve said, to myself, out loud, to the Universe: 
I want to help people write their stories.

So, this is one way I can be that guide-ess 
who awakens your spirit through writing, sharing & witnessing.

 

Free Spirit Writing is for you if:

 

You’re a writer, wannabe writer or someone who loves to journal or play with words. 
This Writing Circle offers you:

Time and space to write a hell of a lot within a safe and structured format
Edgy prompts that trigger alive and on fire writing like nothing else
Breakthroughs in your writing style, writing blocks, writer’s voice

 

Free Spirit Writing is for you if:

 

You love going really deep, really fast with others and cutting through all the superficial stuff that we hide behind. This Writing Circle offers you:

Instant connection, trust and safety with a group of kindred spirits
Deep listening from others so you feel truly seen and heard
A brave space to share what’s really on your heart with true compassion from others

 

Free Spirit Writing is for you if:

 

You’ve been feeling isolated or alone and craving nurturing connection with no strings attached. This Writing Circle offers you:

The realization that you are not alone in your human experience
An invitation to throw caution to the wind free of judgement
An opportunity to go to places in your mind and soul that you fear

 

How does a Free Spirit Writing Circle work?

 

I choose edgy, provocative, thought-provoking prompts that I pull from narrative poems
I set a timer and we write for about 15 minutes, focused, without stopping or ‘thinking”
We each take turns to read our piece out loud while the others just listen

We don’t critique or offer feedback—while one person reads, the others witness.

Deep healing happens through this powerful, simple act of witnessing one another’s humanness, craziness, and sameness.

Incredibly creative writing happens through this stream-of-consciousness, highly focused, wild writing style.

 

The next two Free Spirit Writing circles will be held:

 

DATE: Saturday, July 13 & Saturday, July 27

TIME: 10am to 2pm

PLACE: My tiny house & magic garden in Berkeley

PRICE: $80 each day / $160 for both (includes home-made, organic lunch)

P.S> You can choose to come to one or both. Totally cool either way! Also, because this is deep, raw, revealing, and healing group work that can cut right to the core of our stuff, I ask that we have a quick phone convo before you sign up so that together we can decide whether or not this Work will serve you at this point in your life.

HOW TO SIGN UP:

Email me at:

shaniraviv@gmail.com

If this is your first writing circle with me, I will email you back to set up a time to talk about whether this is a good fit for you or not. And, if you've been in a circle with me before, I'll sign you up and reserve your spot once you've paid.

P.P.S> Don't live in the Bay Area but want to try Free Spirit Writing?

Or maybe you have a packed schedule and just can't make it in-person? 
No problem! I'll be offering Free Spirit Writing on Zoom SOON! 
Details to follow in my next newsletter coming in July...

 

Here's what Free Spirit Writers say about this Work...

"What an incredibly heart-opening and surprising experience to release what you may not even know is inside of you, until Shani tells you to begin writing, uninhibited by the tendency of the mind to analyze every word. There is so much vulnerability and power in allowing yourself to spill forth onto the page your stream of consciousness thoughts. Let it out. You won't regret it." — A.K.M

“Shani created a warm and nurturing atmosphere that made it easy to write and reveal beauty and truth. I want to do it again!” — Ruth Davis