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What is the dance between silent, experienced embodiment and translation of that experience into language?

Having engaged with active thought and language, how do we return to the silence again afterward?

Your One Wild & Precious Life
– the Poetry of Presence

A One Day Workshop with Tanya Porter and Sue Reynolds


“Every moment contains a poem – if you haven’t found the poem you haven’t gone deeply enough into the moment” Ellen Bass

The pond 96On October 1st, 2016 join therapeutic writing facilitator Sue Reynolds and the gifted yoga and meditation teacher Tanya Porter for a day of embodied presence and reflective writing.

A day for you to grow still, to refresh and renew in a beautiful environment.

Through the day we will experience the replenishment and nourishment of (very easy) yoga and meditation.
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Then transitioning from the yin to a more yang state, we will move into reflection and expression of our experience through writing.

A day of deep stillness and profound personal presence to nurture you.

Tanya and Sue were interviewed about this program on Whistle Radio (aired May 24th)

Please click the links below to listen to the program:

Part One

Part Two

(Please scroll to the bottom of the page to register)

Date: October 1st, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Uplands Writing Retreat, between Uxbridge and Port Perry.
Cost: $110.00 plus HST. Delicious lunch provided!
Registration form at the bottom of this page

The Facilitators:

Tanya Porter
Tanya Porter
founder of The Inner Space, is a classical yoga and meditation teacher with over 20 years of experience. She is also a multi-disciplinary performing artist, educator and holistic energy practitioner specializing in over 25 years of Theatre, Drum, Dance and creative wellness programming for all ages.  Tanya developed Rhythmic Re-framing®, a healing modality that combines meditation, affirmation, boundary work and vibrational healing through drumming.


Contact: tanya@theinnerspace.ca


Sue Reynolds
Susan Lynn Reynolds
is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She teaches writing through workshops in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings.

She has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre for twelve years, a program for which she received the June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.

She leads professional training for Amherst Writers International and the Toronto Writers Collective and is the Executive Director of Amherst Writers Canada.




Registration for Your One Wild & Precious Life


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After you hit the "Send" button, you will be taken to the payment page.

If we receive your cancellation notice up to five days in advance of the retreat, (for instance, if the retreat is on a Saturday, we must hear from you by midnight on the previous Sunday) you may choose to apply your deposit to a future retreat or receive a refund (minus a $20 administration fee).

If you cancel with less than five days notice, (in the example above, for instance, it would be anytime Monday or later) and your spot cannot be filled from a waiting list, no refund will be made. However, you are permitted to sell or gift your spot for that date to another person. If you do this, please email or call Sue (905-985-8389) right away to provide the contact information of your replacement. Since Sue provides lunch, it is important that she know of any dietary restrictions etc.

NOTE: *If a retreat is cancelled for any reason, such as severe winter weather creates dangerous driving conditions, Sue will email and call all registered participants. In this situation, participants may request a full refund or transfer their payment to a future retreat date.

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In the summer of 2013 I was invited to do a TEDtalk on “Shining the light on our Changing Communities”. I talked about the therapeutic writing program I do with incarcerated women. You can view the talk here.

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