THE HEALING ARTS | Workshops & Retreats

Powered by Intention offers restorative retreats that incorporate yoga, writing, and personal development practices that promote self-care.  These retreats are fun, life-enhancing and they offer respite from the daily stress that life can bring.  

You do not have to be experienced at yoga, and you do not have to consider yourself a writer. Powered by Intention offers the following yoga and writing retreats that are fun, life-enhancing and offer respite from the daily stress that life can bring.

Kelly Richey, dream coach, true purpose coach and writing facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change, uses her writing program “A Piece of Paper Always Listens,” to help participants to discover their unique voice, creative gifts, and talents. Tamara White (RYT 200) uses restorative yoga practices that focus on relaxation, renewal, and effortlessness.  These practices help soothe your nervous system, help quiet your mind and invite you to release deeply held tension.


Strengthen your spiritual core while exploring the power of changing your life through narrative and being heard for what you truly have to say. This six-week class invites you on a journey to a greater sense of purpose and worth through telling your story to others.

We will look at strategies for revising that story so that it best serves your growth toward the person you want to become. Through varied writing experiences, readings and discussions, we will use Women Writing for (a) Change practices to help us locate the sacred in difficult circumstances. Join us for the adventure into better knowing ourselves.

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, life coach, and currently in training to become a spiritual director. She has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally. Kelly is a graduate of CFLA 2015 and weaves writing practices into her coaching and teaching practice. Kelly founded Women Writing for (a) Change + Mobile, an affiliate school that takes the WWf(a)C circle practices on the road.

Karen Novak has been with Women Writing for (a) Change since 2008 when she joined the Thursday morning Core class to help recover writing skills lost to chemo. A graduate of CFLA 2013, she has led a variety of circles over the years from classes on wellness to writing. Most recently she sat in as the summer substitute for the Thursday morning Core class. A published writer of four novels, Karen brings a writer’s sensibilities to the class.

Writing programs, workshops and retreats designed to meet your needs.
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Curriculum: Creative Writing, Social Emotional Learning

Writing prompts and group discussions help struggling students to recognize and share their unique stories. Lead by Kelly Richey, a singer, songwriter, published writer, public speaker, guitar teacher, workshop leader, certified Life Coach, Certified Dream Coach, and a certified facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change, she’s been an entrepreneur since her late teens despite being dyslexic, which made reading difficult resulting in low self-esteem.

  • Awakening Your Dreamer
  • From Intention to Integrity
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Knowing Who You Are & What You Stand For
  • Eliminating Obstacles & Building Self-Esteem
  • Finding and Owning Your Identity
  • Building a Deeper Connection through Writing
  • Living Your True Purpose

Women Writing for (a) Change | WWf(a)C

Kelly Richey: Writing facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change. 

For over 25 years, Women Writing for (a) Change® has provided a safe and non-competitive environment for individuals to develop their writing skills, cultivate their creativity and strengthen their voices.  At WWf(a)C, our writers, whether first-timers or the more experienced, find community, connection and meaningful conversation within our writing circles.  

We encourage writing as a process of self-discovery and self-expression—a celebration of the individual voice. Our classes provide a unique setting in which honoring each other’s words enriches participants’ lives.

Women Writing for (a) Change + Mobile

Kelly Richey became a writing facilitator at Women Writing for (a) Change in 2015. In 2018 I became an affiliate and launched Women Writing for (a) Change + Mobile. WWf(a)C + Mobile is part of a national network of writing schools that provide opportunities for individuals to develop a greater sense of consciousness in their lives through the art of writing and the practices of community building. Kelly incorporates writing into her workshops & retreats, school programs, and private coaching practice to help individuals and groups to discover their unique voice, creative gifts, and talents.

Writing programs, workshops and retreats designed to meet your needs.
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