• June 30–July 5, 2019
  • Sunday-Friday: 5 nights

Narrative Healing Unlock the Power of Storytelling

For caregivers, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers, writers, and anyone interested in personal narrative as a healing path to recovery.

Narrative Healing is a full-body, full-spirit immersion in a growing community of literary lions, innovative medical practitioners, spiritual leaders, and yoga teachers committed to unlocking the power of storytelling on the path toward healing.

Come explore the tools of narrative medicine through morning talks, afternoon writing clusters, and many opportunities to practice yoga, work in groups, and contemplate in nature. You can expect

  • A transformative experience for individuals on their own healing path
  • Reflective and creative writing practices
  • Listening and communication exercises
  • Meditation, breathing, and yoga for self-care
  • Cutting-edge research, empirical data in narrative medicine, and access to leading experts in the field
  • Basic knowledge of the publishing process and access to prominent publishing professionals
  • Meaningful networking opportunities for ongoing community building.

Unlock your voice, amplify your creative potential, and unleash your healing power in this unique program.

Note This workshop was originally developed with Kripalu as Narrative Medicine from 2016–2018.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Emotional Healing


Lisa Weinert, RYT-200, is passionate about powerful voices and the potential for storytelling to heal and transform lives. She offers book coaching programs and online courses and teaches at Wesleyan University.

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Suleika Jaouad, an Emmy Award–winning writer, speaker, and cancer survivor, wrote the acclaimed New York Times column Life, Interrupted. Her highly anticipated debut memoir, Between Two Kingdoms, is forthcoming.

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Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500, author of Deep Listening, is an international presenter, meditation and yoga teacher, and certified yoga therapist.

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Ashley C. Ford has written for the Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, and INTO, and is currently writing her memoir.

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Ethan Nichtern, a senior Buddhist teacher primarily trained in the Shambhala tradition, is the author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path.

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Ruthie Lindsey is a renowned speaker, activist, podcast host, social media figure, and author who travels the globe empowering others to find purpose in their pain, and beauty in the midst of their wounds.

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Jamia Wilson, an activist, feminist, storyteller, media-maker, and natural-born thought leader, is executive director and publisher of Feminist Press at the City University of New York.

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Leah Bonvissuto, a communication coach and founder of PresentVoices, helps people articulate their ideas, activate their presence, and amplify their voice through communication and presentation skills training.

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