Designed for writers of all levels, Mark’s online classes explore themes that awaken creative potential, promote psychological insight, and deepen spiritual awareness. They are intended to help individuals explore their inner world from the privacy of their home, while being part of a like-minded community.
Whether you are writing for publication, personal awakening, or both, these intimate and thought-provoking classes provide a safe environment for growth and exploration. Students are encouraged (but not required) to share their work with the class and join in the rich online dialogue. Participation in group dialogue is optional and anonymity is guaranteed.

“Writing to Awaken is an opportunity to claim the life that you’ve been given, take ownership of your experience, and stop apologizing for having a point of view.  Whenever you sit down to write, you are declaring to yourself and the world, ‘My life matters enough to remember.’ Having lived, you have the right to describe your existence in whatever way you choose.” 

~Mark Matousek

Current Online Class

Finding Peace From Internal Conflict:
An Eight-Week Guided Writing Series
Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Eastern

In this eight-session guided writing series, you’ll identify the contradictions, destructive stories and psychological enemies that are holding you back and blocking your well-being. You will learn to make peace with your saboteurs, and disarm the internal adversaries that interfere with your flourishing. When you explore transformative questions in writing, you come to see yourself more clearly, including the motives, intentions, and mental habits that perpetuate the hostilities within. By facing reality head-on with open eyes, you empower yourself to cut through confusion, clearing the way for a happier, balanced, and more free life.

Upcoming Online Classes

Writing to Naked:
Revealing the Truth in Memoir
A Six-Week Online Class
April 18 – May 30, 2022

In this six-week online class, you’ll focus on a vital aspect of memoir too often overlooked in workshops on personal narrative: the importance of exploring, first, then revealing the deeper emotional truth(s) of your memoir. Dorothy Allison advises us to, “Tell the scary story” — the authentic, unvarnished, transparent tale — if we hope to touch our readers.
Every memoir writer must do this excavation before they can do their story justice. This class will help you uncover hidden material, identify narrative blind spots, locate where you’re less than honest on the page, derive insight from your past, and create unforgettable memoir that does justice to your deep experience.

Writing to Awaken:
An Online Writing Workshop
May 22, 2022

Presented by the Infinity Foundation

Engage in an inspirational investigation of yourself through expressive writing. By writing honestly, you can move toward a happier, more meaningful, and truthful life. By Identifying the internal stories that shape your life, you’ll transcend obsolete narratives through the art of self-inquiry and personal truth-telling. In this workshop, you’ll develop insight—not perfect prose—and deepen your self-awareness.

“Mark Matousek is a masterful and loving guide: his wisdom teachings
and brilliantly conceived questions will enable you to open to life-changing truth.
You don’t need skill in writing to partake; all that’s required is the longing to awaken your heart.”

~Tara Brach, bestselling author of Radical Acceptance