||What people are saying about John Terlazzo's writing retreats ...|
"John's writing retreat has been a powerful, life-changing experience. It
touched me at soul level, brought me to a deeper understanding of myself,
challenged me to move beyond surface perceptions. John's workshops create
a safe space to connect to the consciousness that is always present (yet
little tapped into), to live for a time in the heart space, and to share
yourself with others if you choose. There is no pressure, only the
opportunity for growth and to take the next step in your own journey, if
you so choose."
- Jane Juran, Construction Office Coordinator
"The skills John teaches, and his way of teaching has changed my way of approaching writing. It has changed my life".
- Dann Johns, Attorney
These workshops offer a wonderful opportunity to look inside myself and focus on the important issues and struggles in my life (& in our world) in a safe environment".
- Hannah Pickworth, Librarian
"Learning to write is learning to live. Going to the heart of your being to see what lies within. Writing with John is exploring the depths of creation & connecting with all other hearts, all other souls, all other spaces where life exists".
- Deborah Collins, Counselor, Therapist
"John's writing retreat is a fantastic way to reflect on your own life, your own thoughts & feelings expressed outwardly in words. He sparks thoughtful contemplation with stories & poems from a variety of traditions all coming down to us sharing what it is to be a human being. It's a chance to express your deepest feelings in a supportive, open environment".
- Gigi Nadeau
"A writing workshop with John is like coming home. As a teacher & a guide he creates a space of openness, inspiration & awakening. It's amazing to walk into a group where people arrive with open hearts & such a willingness to share their creative process. Through both the contemplative & written exercises, I feel I have opened a new door to my work as an artist & I have gained a deeper understanding of my self. It is a joy to participate in John's workshop".
- Beth Terrence, Massage Therapist, Poet, Painter
"John is a storyteller. I could listen to his stories all day. But then he stops & gives us a writing task. We take over & out pops something from deep within me that I am astonished was there. The sense of his own depth of being seems to be part of the power here".
- Helen Walker, College Professor, Messiah College
The writing retreat led by John left me feeling at peace & more open to personal expression. The atmosphere of the farm & the energy of the like-minded writers (of all kinds) inspired me to go within & write at a deeper level - the heart & soul level. I wasn't ready to leave".
- Christine Pentz
"The weekend retreat with John Terlazzo was a spiritual awakening. The meditation & writing were healing & rejuvenating. He is a kind & gentle man".
- Brenda Witmer
"John Terlazzo is a great storyteller. He uses his storytelling to challenge preconceived notions & beliefs, to encourage you to think outside the box. Then he gives the writers a topic to write about. There is no pressure to write a certain way, no pressure to read & share your musings unless you want to".
- Colleen Schields, Nurse
"In Southern York County about 20 people from all walks of life gathered to celebrate existence & the power of the written word. Combined with meditative exercise, the group spent the weekend pouring their thoughts & feelings onto the pages of their notebooks. The retreat was inspiring, invigorating, relaxing - the perfect thing to rejuvenate the writer's spirit".
- Ryan Graffius, Singer / Songwriter
"A time apart... a time to devote to my inner thoughts & desires... a time to uncover & explore new ideas, new ways of thinking".
- Tres Quinn
"In every one of John's workshops - I've done 11 or 12 now - I end up in the uncharted territory of my heart, mind & soul. These explorations inform my creativity in new & unexpected directions".
- Reni Fulton, Poet, Therapist