Since 2007, I've been teaching writers of all ages across a variety of settings and platforms. I worked as a California Poet in the Schools, created summer writing camps for youth in California and Colorado, encouraged high school age writers to find their voice, supported K-12 educators working on their Master's in the Arts, and designed a nurturing space for writers and non-writers to reclaim their creativity.
Looking back, I can see that much of the writing, teaching, and creating I've done has been about reacquainting myself with the shape and behavior of the land, remembering the rhythm of nature, and deepening my connection with the flora, fauna, and fungi of Mother Earth.
I hope to inspire writers of all levels to explore a similar relationship with the natural world and thereby remember their place in all things so that their creative endeavors are rich and meaningful.
I've found that writing is one way to activate creativity, heal from busyness and worry, and contribute to the larger discussion of what it means to be human.
My heart and mind work in harmony when I spend time in Nature observing, grounding, and making time for stillness. This is what I hope for others and why I am inspired to create engaging courses and retreats where we can come together and share our gifts.
Mt. Imbabura, Ecuador
Seeing the world through
the eyes of a poet.
Fish Creek Wash, Anza Borrego, CA
Remembering Our Place in the Sacred Circle of Life
Christina offered a wealth of interesting content including poems, contemporary writers and creative works and used visualization and discussion to inspire and spark our imaginations and creativity. The course encouraged us to dive deep and find connection to ourselves and nature, finding stories around and within ourselves. It was enriching to hear others' response to the material and to find my own stories emerging spontaneously taking their own shape. Christina was very encouraging and helped us find threads in our writings and ideas and I feel more confident to keep writing now without feeling that I need to do it right!