"This is a class of self-discovery. A way of writing that allows a person to look within a mirror of your own imagination and voice"
- S. Telles
"Finishing the first year of Writing Spirit I thought I had learned all that I could have possibility learned with my writing.
Deciding to do the second year was magic! Lynn took us to places with our writing that I had no idea existed within myself.
Not only did I grow as a writer, I grew as a person, in all directions. The first year gave us a good foundation but the second year continued asa very powerful journey for me, deep and intense, healing and enlightening. One I am so grateful I took! Everything I was learning came alive, every word vibrating within each thought as my pen scrolled across the paper. I encourage you to do both years of Writing Spirit, the school and hang on to the ride!!"
Glenda Jacobs - 2015
A Student’s Journey…
I sought direction,
And The Sacred Wheel became my compass.
I built a Bridge,
And discovered a world of possibilities.
In the dark of the West,
I found light.
In the Hall of Mirrors,
I found laughter.
In the Teachings of the Wind,
I found change.
In the strength of my Teacher,
I found empowerment.
When my work was less than perfect,
I found acceptance.
On a journey to the desert,
I found new friends.
And in the flash of a Lightning Bolt,
I found my Writing Spirit!
Thank you, Lynn…
Thank you, Thank you!
—Athena (Teena) Tainio, Class 2010,
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If you are looking for a creative writing class where there is a criteria on sentence structure or grammatical elements – then this may not be what you are looking for. This is a class of self-discovery. A way of writing that allows a person to look within a mirror of your own imagination and voice. Lynn Andrews writes in her book on “Love and Power” that if we wait for an external acceptance of anything we do, then we can never become the master of that art. This class is self-paced and teaches you to trust the process of your own psyche by using the tools of the [writers] wheel and the support of that effort. – Evelyn Schultz, Class of 2010
Just wanted to say what a blessing this weekend [year end gathering] was for me and how very grateful I am for the chance to be with you all in person. I am humbled and inspired by your beautiful writing spirits. Thank you for the courageous and generous sharing of yourselves.
– Sarah Telles, Class of 2010
"Teaching the art of writing as a shaman, as “one who know how”’ Lynn guides us to find the buried and misplaced parts of ourselves. By speaking to those aspects of ourselves usually ignored by our busy western culture, Lynn gently ushers us into finding and embracing our creative dreams."
--Chris Brown, 2015 - Graduate of full two year program
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