Classes, Conferences & Workshops

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IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

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Workshops are offered onsite in Colorado or can be arranged to be held in a location of your choice.

To set up a specific workshop, contact us via email at synchron@csd.net, or via telephone at 303.517.2676.

The Power of Intention

The Power of IntentionThese workshops cover some unique techniques that will help teachers and children in all aspects of their lives. Patricia Rose Upczak guides you through the work of extraordinary thinkers such as Edward de Bono, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sharon Promislow, Tony Buzan and Dr. Candace Pert to help you gain a new perspective about teaching. She promotes happiness as a serious business for teachers and students. Her workshops explore lateral thinking, modality strengths, learning styles, creativity and the brain-body connections.

Dates: August 26, 2017
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Basic Writing Workshops

Build Your Own Story

writing workshops coloradoEver wonder how authors come up with interesting stories? Ms. Upczak will show you the building blocks of a story: character, setting, theme, and plot (the problem and the solution). Experience fun, hands-on activities using intriguing prompts and a basic blue print. By the end of the workshop, your creativity will be flowing and you will have the satisfaction of having completed your own story. Then you can take the blueprint and build some more.

Dates: June 24, 2017
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Make Your World Come Alive!

writing workshops coloradoDo you love to delve into a book and enter another world? Ms. Upczak will show you how to enrich setting and character through imagery and description. You’ll do fun writing exercises to help make your story a vivid, multi-sensory experience that readers can’t resist. This workshop will help your writing shine!

Dates: July 22, 2017
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Make People Leap Off the Page!

make-people-leap-off-page writing workshopsLearning how to make your readers love your characters is essential to a successful story. Ms. Upczak will share ways to create vivid, three dimensional characters who stay with your readers long after the last page. She will lead you through short writing exercises designed to let your characters develop and shine.

Dates: August 5, 2017
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Advanced Creative Writing Workshops

Sculpting A Memoir

You have the raw material – memories of people, places and experiences. Now how do you put them together and chisel them into a riveting piece of literature? Ms. Upczak will discuss ways to structure your story, create intriguing scenes, flesh out characters, build suspense, and weave in essential themes. Be ready to do fun writing exercises to bring your memoir to life. This workshop will give you a basic tool set for a fascinating life story.

Date: September 9, 2017
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Adventures in Novel Writing

Writing a book can be a wild journey. Thrilling, and at times just hard work. Ms. Upczak will share practical, emotional and psychological strategies that have helped her enjoy the adventure and finish each of her books. You will leave the session feeling energized and equipped with new tools to get through the rough parts of your own book writing journey.

Date: October 14, 2017
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Creating Brilliant Alive Characters!

Your readers need to fall in love with your characters or they won’t keep reading your book. Ms. Upczak will share ways to create vivid, three-dimensional characters who grow and develop through the story. She will lead you through short writing exercises designed to let your characters deepen and shine.

Date: November 18, 2017
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Reiki Workshops

Level I and level II workshops on Reiki are available regularly. Reiki is an ancient healing art that helps the body balance its own energies and heal.

Level I workshops are $150 and Level II workshops are $250.

Patricia also trains Reiki Masters. Cost and timelines can be discussed on an individual basis.

2017 Dates: October 7, November 18 and December 9

Synchronicity Workshops

Synchronicity workshops guide students through A Synchronistic Journey to help discover how to better connect oneself to this aspect of their lives.

Past Life Workshops

Past life workshops guide individuals through meditations in order to understand their own past life experiences. These workshops are $145. For more information please contact us via email at synchron@csd.net, or call 303.517.2676.

2017 Dates: June 17, July 29 and August 12

Retreats in the Beautiful Rocky Mountains

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Coming Soon! Retreats, Writing Workshops, Teacher Workshops, and Reiki Classes in our new Yurt on 5 acres of beautiful land overlooking the Continental Divide. Class size will be limited. The courses and retreats will range from 1 day to 3 days The schedule and more information will be available soon. Please sign up for our newsletter so that you will get all the pertinent details in a timely fashion.