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From Your Mat to Your Memoir

From scattered thoughts and half written stories to a first draft of your memoir in just 6 months!

From the very first meeting, I felt welcomed and comfortable to share my stories.

Rebecca inspires me to continue my journey with her honest feedback and kind suggestions.  I feel so blessed to be on this path with a wonderful group of beautiful ladies.

Margaret Hoover,  Fairfax, Virginia

“Writing my life stories for my children and grandchildren.”

Stop taking writing courses you’re not using and collecting how-to books you’re not reading...and finally get your stories on paper and leave your legacy!

My name is Rebecca Gold and I am the founder of Yogic Writing.

I inspire, teach, and support women to find and write their life stories.

My Flow ~ Breathe ~ Balance method will break through resistance and blocks, reignite your memory, and move your stories from your mind through your body to the page.

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My writing juices are flowing again.

I heartily recommend this program. Rebecca is a wonderful teacher. She is warm, welcoming, embracing, non-judgmental, and encouraging of your creativity. Her program is well organized and great FUN! I cannot say enough good things about the whole experience. I learned a lot, and my writing juices are flowing again.

Barbara Gee, Tiverton, RI

“Writing blog posts about my path to discovering my dharma.”

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What if another decade passes you by and your memories and stories are lost to the sands of time?

  • You’ve thought about writing a book… and even started it… how many times?
  • You’ve gone to retreats and written some great stuff, and then did nothing with it when you got home…how many times?
  • You’ve written a few stories and was going to find someone to review them…how many times?

You’ve been here before.

This time—change the ending.

Introducing…

From Your Mat to Your Memoir

A 6-month program to inspire, teach, and support you to break through resistance and find and write your life stories.

Here’s how it works:

The process evolves in 3 stages. During each stage we meet for a 2-day retreat where you learn practices to unlock your creativity, break through resistance, uncover the stories that may be hiding, and have dedicated time to WRITE!

Guest experts are invited to teach you practices including various types of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breath practices, self-care, time management, editing, doodling, etc.  You can pick and choose which ones you want to explore.

During the retreat weekend, you meet 1:1 with Rebecca and her editing partner to go over the work you submitted during the month so that you have a clear path moving forward on your journey.

During each stage, the group meets for a weekly check-in to give you the opportunity to share your work and connect with the group for support and feedback.

You also meet for an additional 1:1 check-in halfway through each stage of the journey.

Stage 1: Flow
Break through resistance & get into a flow!
(1 month)

Opening Weekend Retreat:
March 13-14, 2021
Learn the practice of yogic writing
Set intention and goals for the journey
Get daily yogic writing practices and prompts to generate content
Join weekly zoom meetings to check in and share work
Share thoughts, insights and support one another in a private Facebook group
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Stage 2: Breathe
Breathe life into your book!
(4 months)

Weekend Retreats: May 1-2 / Jun 12-13
Aug 14-15 / Sep 25-26
Guest experts on mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, self-care, meditation and more!
Lessons on essential elements of memoir
Meet 1:1 with Rebecca and guest editor monthly for feedback on your work
Weekly group coaching calls
Opportunity to participate in a public story sharing event
students listening and writing

Stage 3: Balance
Find the holes and trim the fat! 
(1 month)

Closing Retreat
Oct 23-24, 2021
Meet individually with Rebecca’s team to revise your outline and create a plan to get to the desired finish line
Final retreat to share your work with others in the group for feedback
Final developmental edit on your entire manuscript
Resources available for next step!

Our bodies remember everything. Our stories live within us.

You don’t have to be able to touch your toes, stand on your head or do a back bend to be able to incorporate the flow/breathe/balance method I teach.

Even if you’ve never practiced yoga or meditated, you can learn this process and get your stories out of your body and onto the page.

I’m here to inspire, teach, and support you through the process.

This small group program is only open to 8 students… so you get one on one attention, feedback, and accountability.

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If you’re ready to finally break through resistance and write your life stories, this program is designed just for you.

Grateful beyond words

I am grateful to Rebecca Gold for her enthusiastic encouragement of all the writers in our diverse group. She was able to coax focused pieces out of each writer, true to our own voices. I will always remember the grounding, healing, creative energy that Rebecca helped me wrangle from this time in my life.

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Bridget Lehane, Onset, MA

“Writing as a healing practice during this time in my life.”

I know how hard it can be to sift through decades of memories and be able to write a story. It might be terrifying to share some of your stories.

And yet, you have this deep yearning to share them! Your children, grandchildren, and family will thank you for years to come for leaving this legacy.. your life in words.

I know this isn’t easy. In fact, true confession.. it took me TEN YEARS AND SIX MONTHS to write the first draft of my memoir!

Rebecca Gold

Ten years of...

  • thinking about it
  • talking about it
  • writing bits and pieces
  • fear that I’d never do it
  • years of therapy talking about why I wasn’t writing
  • fear of reliving the trauma that I was writing about
  • thinking my story wasn’t interesting enough for anyone to want to read it
  • rereading what I wrote and hating it

…then back to my writing desk to write some more, only to abandon it again and again and again.

It felt like I was carrying a jar of apple sauce with me day in and day out; year in and year out. A jar full of mushy stories.

10 years.

And then, I dropped the jar. And we all know what happens when you drop a jar of apple sauce…

I needed someone to help me clean up the mess!

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That “someone” came through my yoga and meditation training. Through learning about the Pancha Kosha philosophy, I was inspired to create a writing practice that actually had nothing to do with writing my book.

A practice to get stories out of my mind, out of my body, and onto the page. And all it took was 10 minutes a day. That’s it!

Those 10 minutes of a daily Yogic Writing practice freed me from my resistance and blocks and persistent inner critic so that I was able to finally dig in and write my stories.

I dedicated one weekend a month to completing my book.

And I hired a coach to keep me accountable! After 6 months, I had a stack of paper with a title page that read MY MEMOIR: FIRST DRAFT.

It was no longer a jar of mushy apple sauce! It was the apple of my eye (OK, that’s corny, but you get the idea, I was thrilled!)

I DID IT!!!

I kept saying it over and over again. The first draft was right there on the desk in front of me.

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It took me 10 years of fighting with my inner critic before I could breathe life into my book. I had to learn how to make space in my body to unlock the stories that were hiding there.

I found a process that works. And I would love to share it with you. I don’t want you to have to go through 10 years of fighting, resisting, doubting.

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I can help you move from resistance to find your breath, to find your stories.

I can help you breathe life into your book.

I can help you clean up the apple sauce on the floor.

Let’s do this.

Stage 1: Flow (1 month)
Create a sustainable writing practice and learn how to break through resistance and get into a writing flow

In this first stage, I take you on a journey from your center to the page to create a sustainable writing practice so that you can begin creating content for your memoir.

Yogic Writing includes a 5-minute yogic practice (a meditation, a breath practice, or a simple asana sequence) and then 10 minutes of writing based on an engaging prompt—a new one every day for your first 21 days.

Every day you will be generating content and the words will begin to FLOW from your mind through your body to the page.

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The Flow stage includes:

  • Opening retreat weekend to learn the practice of yogic writing and connect with others on the journey
  • Guest experts during opening weekend to share a mindfulness practice and a yin yoga practice
  • Meet with guest author/editor to set intention and goals for the upcoming journey
  • 21- Daily emails with a yogic writing practice and prompt
  • Weekly zoom meetings to check in and share work
  • Private Facebook group to share thoughts, insights and support one another
  • Additional resources with yogic writing practices and writing prompts

“A beautiful practice to give you courage to write your words, your story.”  ~ Amy Jones, Santa Fe, NM

Stage 2: Breathe (4 months)
Breathe life into your book

In this second stage, you will breathe life into your book, whether it is a memoir or collection of life stories. A theme will emerge, and your book will start to take shape. During the first retreat in Stage 2, we will create an outline and a path to work through the upcoming month.

We meet one weekend approx. every 6 weeks during this 4-month stage for an online retreat where you have the opportunity to practice yogic writing exercises, have dedicated writing time to work on your stories, and meet individually with Rebecca and guest author/editor for feedback on the work you completed during each month.

Stage 2: (4 months) includes:

  • Opening weekend retreat with lessons on essential elements of writing a memoir  (outlining, hooks, dialogue, etc.)
  • Yogic Writing retreat (one weekend per month) for dedicated writing time and to meet individually with Rebecca for feedback on the work you submitted during the month
  • Weekend retreat guest experts to share mindfulness practices, yoga practices, and fun creative practices
  • Weekly group coaching calls to support your progress
  • Monthly individual coaching call to keep you on track
  • Reference documents available including  additional yogic writing practices and writing prompts
  • Private Facebook group for community and support
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Rebecca has been an inspiration to me since the first yogic writing workshop I attended, and she continues to be my inspiration to this day. She always reinforces the belief within me that “I am a writer!”
~ Barbara Fetta Moniz, Smithfield, RI

Stage 3: Balance (1 month)
Review your manuscript, see what’s missing or needing to be revised to turn your collection of stories into a book!

Stage 3: (1 month) includes:

  • Final Yogic Writing retreat to share your work with others in the group, and to meet individually with Rebecca’s team to revise your working outline and create a plan to get to the desired finish line
  • At the conclusion of the program, you have 30 days to submit your ‘first draft’ to Rebecca and guest editor for feedback
  • Final call (within 2 weeks after the program ends) to discuss the dev edit of your work and next steps

Bonuses

Bonus #1

At the conclusion of the program, you have 30 days to submit your work for an individualized Developmental Edit on your completed first draft! That is an $800+ value!

Bonus #2

Additional workshops and guest speakers to spark creativity during each retreat weekend… plus Lifetime Access to the recordings and resources that are continually updated!  Value: $800.

Total Value of the Bonuses over $1600

Kind words from other brilliant writers who are using my Flow ~ Breathe ~ Balance method to write their life stories.

Rebecca is a talented and engaging instructor and leader.

Combining yoga and meditation, along with writing, was a recipe for propelling my stories forward. I highly recommend this program.

Diane Mandeville,  Harwich, MA

“Writing my memoir.”

One of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made was to trust Rebecca Gold and her process/practice of Yogic Writing.

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Jessica Kilkus

“Writing my life stories to share on my blog.”

FROM YOUR MAT TO YOUR MEMOIR PROGRAM is only OPEN TO 6 STUDENTS.
Begins March 13, 2021. Once these spots are sold, that’s it!

Investment: $3800 (includes a full critique of your final draft!)

Payment plans are available.

Your Investment

Program Features

  • Participation in 6 (2-day) yogic writing retreats
  • Monthly trainings, coaching calls and resources
  • Monthly developmental editing of your work
  • Weekly group support meetings for sharing and accountability
  • Lifetime access to resources, yogic writing exercises and writing prompts
  • Private Group 24/7/365 to share thoughts, ideas, and your writing!
  • Complete manuscript review at the end of the program!
  • Additional workshops each weekend to spark your creativity

PAY IN FULL

$5200

Make one payment now and save $200!

You get

  • Participation in 4 (2-day) yogic writing retreats
  • Monthly trainings, coaching calls and resources
  • Monthly developmental editing of your work
  • Weekly group support meetings for sharing and accountability
  • Lifetime access to resources, yogic writing exercises and writing prompts
  • Private Group 24/7/365 to share thoughts, ideas, and your writing!
  • Complete manuscript review at the end of the program!
  • Additional workshops each weekend to spark your creativity

9 payments of

$600

One payment now + 5 monthly payments

You get

  • Participation in 4(2-day) yogic writing retreats
  • Monthly trainings, coaching calls and resources
  • Monthly developmental editing of your work
  • Weekly group support meetings for sharing and accountability
  • Lifetime access to resources, yogic writing exercises and writing prompts
  • Private Group 24/7/365 to share thoughts, ideas, and your writing!
  • Complete manuscript review at the end of the program!
  • Additional workshops each weekend to spark your creativity

Please reach out to me if you would like to make an alternate payment option.

Thank you, Rebecca, for bringing us together.

You have a true gift for bringing out the muse, inspiring us, and providing a safe and welcoming space.

Daniella Iannotti, Wickford, Rhode Island

“Writing my life stories.”

FAQs

Got More Questions? I’ve Got Answers

Are the monthly retreats in person or online?

For now, the weekend retreats are online through zoom. However, I have tentatively reserved rooms at a beautiful B&B in Cape Cod, Massachusetts with hopes that at some point we can meet in person!  You can choose to spend your weekend in a private room there, or in the comfort of your own home and attend the monthly retreats through Zoom.

Do I have to be a yogi to join this program?

NO!  You do not need to have yoga, meditation, or writing experience to join this program. The yoga portion and all other workshops offered during the retreat weekends are optional.

Will my book be ready to publish after 6 months?

A first draft is not publication ready. At the end of the program, we will discuss next steps and options to bring your first draft to the next round and publishing options.

Regardless of whether or not you decide to join my program, I encourage you to begin setting aside 10-minutes each day to begin a writing practice.

Writing heals.

Your story matters.

Take it from me, and learn from my mistakes: Don’t wait 10 years to bring your stories to see the light of day.

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Some of you already know this is EXACTLY what you have been looking for to finally, yes finally, write your memoir.

So what are you waiting for?

If not now, when?