November 2014: Relaxing into Memoir – A 4 day intensive workshop

with Dyane Lynch and Maureen Phillips

November 11th-14th, 9am-5pm
Cost: 575 USD

What is it like for you to be in the world? What childhood dream, or perhaps dread,
led you to this point in your life? What roads traveled, or less-traveled, have you
taken? What do you believe about yourself? Do you feel most at home sitting by
a fire in the country or dancing in a New York nightclub? Do you like rain on your
face? How many sunrises have you seen? Do you have a compass, and if so,
what is it made of?

From Patti Miller, The Memoir Book

???????????????????????????????Are you ready to write your life story, or stories? Perhaps you have begun to write already but feel the annoying proverbial “writer’s block.” This November may be the perfect opportunity for you to unwind, relax, and get that story onto paper! Join Dyane and Maureen in their four-day intensive “Relaxing into Memoir” writing workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

This writing memoir workshop will be complemented, at different intervals throughout the four days, with guided breathing and gentle yoga movement. A combination of slow, flowing hatha exercises will be practised. These breathing, stretching, and releasing exercises will assist your mind and body to relax. Your creativity will be released, allowing you to access memories, and your stories will flow!

Each day, and with the guidance of these two writing and movement coaches, you will be introduced to a variety of writing and relaxing techniques. On the last day of the workshop, we will discuss different options for you to publish your own life story or stories.


To register or find out more about the course, please contact Dyane Lynch ( or Maureen Phillips (

About the facilitators

DyaneLynch_faceDyane Lynch is a qualified and experienced yoga teacher as well as an active ESL teacher. She is also a Reiki (2nd degree) practitioner, “Ki” massage therapist and a pre-birth doula coach. Dyane has an interdisciplinary Arts degree (language, arts, religion, and film) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and has taught in Japan, Nepal, France, Ireland, Canada, and in the United States. In 1983, Dyane was the only woman to complete the first North American Ironman triathlon in Penticton, Canada.

???????????????????????????????Maureen Phillips has a Master of Arts degree in Life Writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She has a passion for reading and writing non-fiction and is pleased to have published some of her own stories. Maureen presents a journaling class to students in the Humanities 101 program at the University of British Columbia, and has facilitated workshops in life writing to seniors. She also teaches grammar in Continuing Studies at both the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

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