Writing & Mindfulness

Over the past several years, I have been teaching single and multi-day writing and mindfulness workshops at prestigious retreat centers such as Esalen and the San Francisco Zen Center. These workshops focus on the benefits of establishing both a daily writing practice and a daily meditation practice...whether you identify as a writer or not.

Since Covid-19 and shelter-in-place began, I have developed a 60-90 minute online version of this workshop, specifically tailored to address the issues and emotions we are all experiencing right now.

I believe so strongly in the powerful effects of these practices to calm and center us in times of crisis, I am offering this online workshop for free to nonprofits, and at a reduced rate for corporations and other organizations.

Please contact me if you would like to learn more.

Resources for establishing your writing and meditation practices


The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg 

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Apps for meditation:



Ten Percent Happier

Apps for daily writing:

Creative Caffeine Daily

"Thank you, Janis, for your workshop. I'm going into the rest of my day feeling more calm and at peace than I have all week, and feeling a new resolve to commit to a daily meditation and free writing practice."                                  

                     - Corina Yen (online workshop attendee)