The Quiet Page

join me for meditation and writing

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There’s no live gathering in May…but a digital version is available for everyone!
You can sign up to receive The Quiet Page materials at any time during the month of May.
 

Sign up for FREE, or make a suggested donation.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email that contains a PDF file.  This file contains everything you need to enjoy a quiet, thoughtful hour (or more, depending):  a few of my reflections, writing prompts, poems to inspire, and a pre-recorded meditation.

A link to make a donation will be available in the email as well.
You’ll receive materials right away, whether you pay or not.  Really. xo

You can enjoy the work/play all in one sitting, or you can spread it out.  Take it at your own pace in the comfort of your home (or local coffee shop?!).

If you’ve never tried The Quiet Page, or if you’ve only attended a live class, this is a great opportunity to see what it’s like.  I’m biased, but it’s kinda lovely.

You can see what students are saying about TQP, if you scroll down this page.

I hope you accept this invitation.
Putting together May’s offering has felt really good.
I think you’ll enjoy…


May’s theme is Contentment.

yes, please! sign me up!

June’s live gathering will be Wednesday, June 15 2-3pm ET. Registration for that opens June 1!

What’s included in the digital package?

You’ll receive an email from me that contains:
• a PDF that you can print off, as needed, with the journaling prompts used in class +
more (!) prompts that I send as follow-up to students in the live class (expect 6-8 in total)
• the link to a SoundCloud recording of the meditation I create for the month’s theme,
available for your use for up to 30 days
• links to any poems shared in class

Have more questions about the digital package? See FAQs below…

what we do…

These sessions explore meditation and self-reflective writing (think journaling) as complementary practices for self-exploration. We begin with meditation to ground ourselves and then turn to the page to unfold our hearts. Meditation and writing are wonderful practices for inquiry, growth, and self-exploration. Each month, we explore a new theme.

We usually play with lists (because I love lists), and I usually read poetry (because I also love poetry). For those comfortable engaging in conversation, there are opportunities to do so. All writing is free and loose, no rules.

After class, I send a follow-up email with links to any poems I share + a few additional journaling prompts for further exploration.

No experience with writing or meditation necessary. All levels are welcome.

We gather for The Quiet Page on Zoom.
I’ll email the link the morning prior to our gathering.


Class size is limited to 10 participants.
$20 per session

what you need…

comfortable clothes

one hour just for you
(if you can sit somewhere that’s quiet and away from others, that’s ideal)

a notebook, journal, or loose paper
a favorite pen, maybe some colored markers/pencils

REGISTRATION is open!

digital version only for May || sign-up anytime in May

yes, please! sign me up!

Digital Package FAQs

What’s included in the digital package?

You’ll receive an email from me that contains:
• a PDF that you can print off, as needed, with the journaling prompts used in class + more (!) prompts that I send as follow-up to students in the live class (expect 6-8 in total)
• the link to a SoundCloud recording of the meditation I create for the month’s theme, available for your use for up to 30 days
• links to any poems shared in class

When will I receive these materials?
You will receive all materials on the morning of the live gathering (3am ET) (see date above).
In May, you’ll receive all materials immediately.

Why is the audio file only available for up to 30 days?
The nature of The Quiet Page is intended to be experiential and of the moment.  We move through twelve prompts throughout the year, working with themes I intuit will benefit all of us.  I encourage working/playing with the themes and prompts in a concentrated period of time.  There’s no hurry, of course; you can move at your own pace.  But also?  I encourage engagement with the work.  So each month:  a new theme, with new prompts, with a new meditation.  If you miss one month, just move into the next.

Is the digital package or the live gathering better?

The live gathering is kind of magical…being together is lovely and wonderful…and, since I limit class size to 10 individuals, it’s rather cozy.  But I realize everyone’s schedule is different, especially when time zones are factored into the equation.  Since our time together in class is intimate and sometimes tender, I do not record the gathering.  The digital package offers an alternative for everyone to do this quiet, intentional work as schedules (and personal preferences) allow.

* Because space for the live Zoom class is limited, please sign up for that only if you’re committed to attending the gathering.  Otherwise, the digital package is for you!!

Sign up for Monthly Notes
for notification of each month’s gathering.

Please note:
Due to the personal, intimate nature of this class, it will NOT be recorded.

By default, the email you use to register with PayPal is the email I use for course material.  If you prefer communication to be sent to a different email, please make note of that in the Notes to Seller section of  your PayPal registration OR use my contact form to let me know which email you’d like me to use.

You will receive an email confirming your registration (please allow up to 24 hours).


I can’t wait to see you. xo

here’s what participants have to say…

•  So rich, so replenishing, and so fertile! I really am amazed at how much can happen in an hour. Thank you so much for the gift of you and all that you offer. ~Jennifer

This hour’s time is an opportunity — wide open, with no-pressure — to reset, think deeply (but not dwell), and write freely. The online gathering of kindred spirits is guided by the wise and kind Michelle and…well it’s just wonderful. Join in! ~Krystyna

I have always felt embraced by your words (through your monthly newsletter), but being in a meeting with you and the other lovely ladies made me realize what a powerful channel of love you are.  ~Adriana

• Thanks again—the space you create, and then hold, for others is no small gift. Especially now perhaps, but I think always. You’re a kind and gentle soul and it felt like I got to meet an old friend for the first time tonight.  ~Shannon

•  It was so wonderful to finally get to see you (though there was nothing surprising about it; you were exactly as I have imagined you!) and I also loved your easy, gentle way of putting no pressure on anyone to speak, yet making it feel easy to do so.  ~Tonia

• My experience à la ‘just 5 things’:
1. Your warmth radiated out to the group from the start as you individually welcomed and acknowledged each person – so personally touching.

2. The writing exercises inspired me to write more after the gathering.
3. The meditation was such a grounding exercise and allowed me to be more present in the group.
4. Seeing everyone was such a gift.
5. Your willingness to share your time and space really means a lot especially during this time when so many of us feel disconnected from others due to COVID.  ~Lori

why write with me?

Besides my degree in English and Fine Arts from Tufts University, I’m also a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.

This training helps me work with you in blending practices like yoga + meditation + writing + mindful living.  It’s a pretty good combination.

These monthly circles allow us to gather together and explore various topics in a thoughtful, fun, and relaxing way.  I hope you’ll join us.  xo