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Spring Workshops in the Treehouse

Stay tuned for upcoming classes in the Zen Adventure Treehouse this spring:

The Anti Anti-Aging Workshop

Inspired by the ridiculous trend in our society of desperately (and expensively) fighting the futile battle against the physical manifestations of aging, this workshop will move the focal point from the physical to the spiritual process of living long and vital lives.

During this workshop, we will practice the art of journaling through writing exercises focused on self-knowledge, growing wisdom, dwelling in gratitude, radical acceptance, and figuring out how to honor a life of health, vitality, and continued inspiration.

“Live your life and forget your age.” -Norman Vincent Peale

In addition to a more hopeful and empowered attitude toward aging, participants will leave with ideas and materials to continue the art and practice of journaling.

A Different Kind of Baby Book: Journaling To Our Children from Conception On

Inspired by the sudden death of my mother and loss of our history together, this journaling workshop is for women to honor and record the sacred and challenging journey through motherhood beginning as early as conception.

During this workshop, participants will begin a journal to their child (or children), which will become an ongoing story of their lives before their own memories take hold. Within its pages, we will share stories from our childhoods, our experiences and moments as mothers, and the evolution of our children’s lives.  Participants will leave with ideas and inspiration to continue writing to their children.

“When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction and framed it quickly—so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.”  -Henry Ward Beecher

Ultimately, this journal will become a record of the blooming of two lives—of mother and child—eternally interconnected, as we move through this intense and fleeting time of life.

  1. YEA! Can’t wait to come to both of these, Janna. When, when, when? :)

    • I will post the dates for the spring classes by next week. Stay tuned! They are sure to inspire…

  2. Hi Janna,
    I met you years ago in the woods by Cedar with my kids, Croix and Ivy. I found you fascinating then and look forward to attending a workshop! Will you be having any summer writing camps for kids, ages 12 and 14?
    Thanks!
    Suzan

    • Hey Suzan! Yes! I remember. I think Vinny (three-legged Rottweiler) was still alive then. I teach kids through the schools as an artist-in-residence, but as of now, I don’t have any classes for kids in the Treehouse. However, if there are a few kids who are interested, or even if Croix and Ivy want a class, I can put one together. Right now I am working with the teen moms at South High, and they seem to love the class and writing about their lives.
      I’d love to talk with you more about this! So glad you found me. Do you have a sister who lived by Cedar Lake, along the channel? (I’m trying to jog my memory). My email is jannabk@comcast.net–get a hold of me if you want to meet at Cedar for a walk. Oliver and Lucy love to walk in those trails–we can meet all of you.
      Great to hear from you. Talk soon, Janna.

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