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What would your life
be like if you could
reclaim your creativity?


Just for a moment....


Take yourself back to a time when you felt free and imagine yourself playing, building, dismantling, and thinking wildly and unconventionally. More than likely, this was a time when you worried less about correctness and accomplishment and more about expression and creation. 

Remembering who we are as part of the natural world is key to returning to and sustaining our creativity.


The natural world awaits you.

Christina M. Burress

Learning & Creating Together

It is my mission to inspire writers of all levels to explore their relationship with the natural world, so that they remember their place in all things, so that their creative endeavors are rich and meaningful.

Writing is a powerful way to activate creativity, heal from busyness and worry, and contribute to the larger discussion of what it means to be human.



In partnership with University of San Diego (UCSD) Extended Studies and the Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle (OMEC), I offer courses in poetry, nature writing, and nature-inspired creativity. 

And I am always open to exploring new partnerships. 


This group gathers two times per month for an 1-hour Zoom call that is designed to inspire and encourage you to keep up your writing practice. During each gathering we will explore a nature-inspired topic and then take time to write and share.  All levels are welcome in this supportive and kind container. Drop in and see if it's right for you! 



One of the most profound lessons I have learned from the natural world is that we are all connected. Everyone. and everything. I invite you to work with me to deepen your writing practice, to help with editing, to get support and clear blocks, and/or collaborate on a specific project.



Hoh River Valley and Rainforest Retreat. Open to sacred time and the healing power of Nature.

This is a life-changing  immersion and forest bathing experience to help open your heart to the sacred world of the rainforest, valley, and river on the Olympic Peninsula, WA State, USA

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“Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.”
-Terry Tempest Williams

What people say...



Fall 2022 Cohort

Christina provides a remarkably simple and effective means to connect with the natural world in ways that inspire, enlighten, and challenge. Anyone concerned for the fate of our planet will be deeply changed by the experience and creatively spurred to hopeful actions. 



Fall 2022 Cohort

A wonderful, inspiring and insightful class. Christina is very helpful, well-organized and supportive. I loved the fact that I felt very safe in the class, no pressure to perform which had an effect of actually diving deeply into something I would have otherwise never tried. I highly recommend this class!


 Christina introduced several important techniques to get the mind and body in a state where creativity flows and writing followed naturally. She skillfully led our geographically dispersed group over videoconference and facilitated discussions where everyone participated and learned from each other. It was a beautiful experience and I plan to do it again.


Fall 2022 Cohort


Christina is an open, thoughtful and creative teacher. She puts a lot of effort into the class and gives us lots of freedom to explore. For all the exercises, she provides various fun prompts to inspire us while also giving us the choice to choose a theme of our own. She reads everything we write...and carefully and gives detailed and useful feedback.

Forms of Poetry

Summer 2023

Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass


Welcome to my musings on the relationship between
creative practice and the natural world.


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