Calling all yogis, writers, artists, inventors, creative spirits & stretchy-minded kindred souls …
You’re invited to …
Write Yourself Into Motion
Friday, Feb 8th – Sunday, Feb 10th, 2013.
LIVE at Athabasca University in Alberta.
$450 for a wintery weekend of wordsmithery & workshoppery —
with yours truly … plus a few yogi-licious friends.
The theme is LOVE. Let’s go NORTH!
WRITE YOURSELF INTO MOTION is one-part promotional writing crash-course, one-part self-discovery sojourn, and one-part deep-sea submersion into the stories, secrets & signature dance moves that make YOU unmistakable.
Our theme for the February 2013 workshop is LOVE. How to fall in LOVE with your work … how to fall in LOVE with your wild, unbridled mission … and how to find the most LOVE-able words to describe what you do.
Practically-speaking — we’re going to cover the bits & bolts of crafting your PERSONAL INTRODUCTION, BIO, MANIFESTO …
and an unforgettable ANNOUNCEMENT, for your next monumental offering.
Seasonally-speaking — it’s going to be a crystalline winter wonderland. Think: Snowy paths. Woodland glades. Hot cups of chai …
and spirited conversations.
Think: a mélange of emerging entrepreneurs, veteran moguls, and creative souls rockin’ 9-to-5 jobs. Tender hearts. Twinkling eyes. Total devotion.
And of course — Me, your wordsmith-a-licious guide.
And our host, Lori-Ann Claerhout of Boreal Trim.
And! We’ll have a certified yoga intructor onsite, for stretching breaks & gentle sweat-a-thons — for ALL levels & abilities.
Friday, February 8th – Sunday, February 10th, 2013.
Friday, February 8th, 2013
We’ll converge for an opening ceremony (tea! yoga! un-professional hugging!) on Friday at 7pm.
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
We’ll roll from 10am to 5pm, with writing up the wazoo — plus flowy yoga breaks.
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
We’ll play from 10am to 1pm — you’re welcome to linger & chat till 5pm, unless you’ve got a plane / train / dogsled to catch.
A spacious, sunlight studio at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada — LEED-certified, super-eco, very chic.
We’ll have puh-lenty of room to prance around, sprawl out, and write our little hearts out.
Food & Lodging
Get ready for nourishing vegetarian fare — all weekend long.
We’ll serve up dinner & snacks Friday night … breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday … and breakfast & lunch-for-the-road on Sunday — plus coffee, tea & snackerels.
As for accommodation — you can stay at a B&B or boutique hotel in the riverside town of Athabasca.
We’ve got a list of hotel recommendations HERE — and you can email Lori-Ann at [email protected] with any questions.
Travel & Logistics
ALL the golden details on how to get to Athabasca, what to pack & where to stay are RIGHT HERE.
You’ll even find a super-helpful checklist to get your pre-travel ducklings in a row.
5 Reasons To Come…
1. You’ve got something to say, something to give, something to launch —
and you’re aching to channel it all into words. Words other people can grasp, and rally behind.
2. You want to create something fresh, thrilling & meaningful in 2013.
You’re not sure what it’s gonna be. But you’re willing to play … and find out.
3. You still freeze up at the question, “so what do you do?” And you’re over it. You’re ready for precise language to tell the world who you are.
4. You want to make sense of your life story, connect all the dazzling dots, and find your theme … your anchor … your most vital message.
5. You will meet Bruno the Dog (our host’s canine companion).
He accepts hugs & snuggles & meat-scented gifts.
Ready To Register?
To grab your spot, send an email to Lori-Ann at [email protected]. She’ll get you all sorted out & paid up — and help you with any questions that might bubble up.
Om shanti! Whoo! See you in February!
Praise for my teaching & speaking…
“Word shifting muse of awesome! Watching you deliver your workshop was like staring into the face of the sun — so much radiant brilliance it was almost painful (in the best way possible).
Your questions helped me unclutter my mental landscape and find the words that have been waiting for me.
Thank you is a pretty pitiful gift in return — you deserve showers of roses and chocolates and odes in praise of your loveliness.”
—Jessika Hepburn, Lead Editor | Oh My! Handmade Goodness
“Alexandra is a ridiculously talented writer, teacher, and spirit. When she guest lectures for my Clear Coaches program, the coaches RAVE and practically foam at the mouth with excitement with the content she delivers.”
—Susan Hyatt, Martha Beck-certified Master Coach | Author of Create Your Own Luck: 7 Steps to Get Your Lucky On
“A gift from the universe, Alexandra Franzen comes blasting into her workshops on a magical unicorn.
She delivers an unforgettable experience that forces you to dig deep, uproot, and redefine you & your business — in your own words.
You’ll craft bad-ass bios and majestic manifestos. And I guaran-damn-tee you’ll impress the pants off people the next time someone asks, ‘What do you do?’”
—Jenelle Montilone, Creator of TrashN2Tees & the Create Change App
“You may know Alex Franzen as a brilliant writer, strategist and dispenser of panache-filled entrepreneurial wisdom. But she is so, so much more. Her secret is out … she’s an astonishingly gifted teacher.
In the past year, she’s twice taught a class in my Become Your Own Business Adviser program. Each time, she’s blown everyone away with the clarity, depth and transformative power of her presentation.
“Way to over-deliver!”
“I loved the class with Alex, and all the resources she gave us.”
Alex teaches with heart, humor and a storyteller’s dramatic flair. She knows so much about how to write brilliantly, cogently – about matching elegance of structure and form with depth and clarity of content.
And she has the rare ability of a true teacher to bring out the very best in her students. Her experiential, interactive exercises are perfectly designed to lead you to discover and express your own truth, in your own essential voice.
Embrace every opportunity to learn from her. You’ll be so very glad you did!
—Hiro Boga, Intuitive Business Strategist | Creator of Become Your Own Business Adviser
“I go to ALX when I’m turning a corner. I go to ALX when I can’t see the corner, but am pretty sure there is one.
I trust ALX with my clients and with my own business.
I went on a journey with Alexandra and I came back a different person.
There’s a way in which she is available to her own vulnerability while she invites us to explore ours —
for good, not simple upheaval.
It’s a rare occasion to be in the company of a wordsmith and come out feeling more than, instead of less than, but I felt stronger, more clear and more articulate after three hours with Alexandra than I had in six months of grueling copywriting, biographical explorations and $79 Say-What-You-Really-Mean e-products.
Live sightings of Ms. Alexandra are as rare as unicorns. Tarry not. Register, fly / bus / hike / covered wagon your ass to her workshops, talks or performances. You will never be the same and you’ll thank your lucky stars you got schooled by Ms. ALX.”
—Dyana Valentine, Speaker | Oracle | Creator of Woke Up Knowing
“I wish Alexandra could have been my communication guide & personal scribe throughout all my early years —
and that’s saying something, because I’m not too shabby with words, myself!
I’ve seen her in action, and she’s got a knack for inviting conversation, and then swooping in & refining what each student is trying to articulate … bringing it right out of them, on the spot. Here’s the gist: Alex. Fucking. Rocks!”
—Erika Lyremark, Business Coach | Creator of The Morning Whip
“Alexandra: I cannot fully articulate to you just how much your words and advice impacted me today … I feel so inspired and joyful, like a switch inside my heart / mind has finally been flipped on. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You blew me away today and managed to lift me up and push me forward. You are a goddess!”
—Angie Wheeler, Online Business Manager & Founder of Easywk
More praise, just around the bend…