engaging potential.

Big changes! Joanne has expanded to Bath, England! 

Currently on hiatus after completing an MA Creative Writing at Bath Spa University (2019-2020),
Joanne will be offering classes in Bath and retreats in California beginning again in 2021.
Until then, take a look at the most popular offerings & what is soon to come to jump-start your creativity, align more fully to your senses & soul, or to dip your toe into the philosophies of the mystical & miraculous! 

 Classes & retreats are designed to be playful, engaging, and informative. They are an opportunity to escape the normal daily grind and awaken the heart and mind. Whether you are a novice wanting to participate as a casual observer or looking for the deepest level of healing available, guidance is gentle yet transformative.

A Course in Miracles Classes & Retreats


Soul Sensual Retreat


Sunday Night Writes


The Artist's Way 12 Week Journey


 For Private Sessions & Classes previously offered the Artist’s Cottage at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa 
as the Spiritual & Creative Wellness Guide, see below. All private events are custom designed for your group’s specific needs & personal intentions.


Journaling at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and for your private event/retreat

Explore the 3 Levels of Creative Wellness through Conscious Journaling and learn to directly access and trust the messages of your Authentic Self, handle powerful emotional material, and clear your energy through writing. Group and Private Sessions Available. 


Creative Discovery Sessions and Custom Programs at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and for your events/retreat

Explore the deepest desires of your Authentic Self, learn how to bypass the blocks of the ego and create joyful action steps towards your Authentic Soul Purpose. 

Vision Boarding at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and for your private event/retreat

Playfully tap into the Highest Visions & Dreams of your Soul. After activating your imagination, create and spiritually activate your Vision Board masterpiece.  Group and individual sessions available. 


Thank you Joanne for your heartfelt dedication and devotion. You were playful, assertive, lighthearted and deep. Your guidance through the course assisted and enriched my ability to design a healthy, effective, and dynamic structure that helped me balance all aspects of creative flow. I would recommend taking “The Artist’s Way” with Joanne to anyone feeling stagnant in their life.

Mariana Schulze

Having completed the Artist’s Way once before, Joanne’s journey through the 12-week program was far beyond what I expected! Meetings were thoughtfully planned with engaging experiences that pulled me out of mental boxes and into a rich space of creativity and experimentation. Joanne’s enthusiasm is contagious and her knowledge profound. This work was infinitely more powerful with her as my guide and motivator.

Nyla Adams

Joanne offers down-to-earth knowledge while being a champion for your creative spirit to flourish!

Anna Nozaki

Joanne was a phenomenal facilitator and leader; she has a ginormous heart and shows up with so much love, care, and courage to support us on our journey. I highly recommend this class.

Jessie George

The people in our group were wonderful, open and willing to participate in whatever was in store for us during each class… I highly recommend taking a leap of faith and going for it.

Julie Bloomer

Joanne and the Artist’s Way group has helped me to embrace, rather than fight with my inner artist and for the first time in years am writing again!

Erin Russ