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Gateless Writing Salon: Harness your creative passion to cultivate meaning, fulfilment and confidence

With Emily Pereira

Author of the much-anticipated memoir, The Quest: from the Hollywood Hills to the Amazon Jungle one woman’s search for enough, Emily offers a pop-up salon (modeled after Hemingway and Stein’s rich gatherings in Paris), that transforms attendees into co-creators of the event.

Are you looking to experience heightened inspiration and creativity in your life? Do you want to be enlivened by your innate passion? Often only one thing stands in an your way: Critique. Cutting edge studies done at Stanford and Johns Hopkins University show that critique--which has become the cornerstone of corporations, educational systems and academia--actually kills creativity, memory recall and imagination. The reticular activating system in the brain amplifies whatever gets attention, or in other words, what we focus to grows. The Gateless method only acknowledges what has power and energy in the work, this process effectively silences your inner critic, allowing true creative genius to shine through, while what isn’t as strong gently falls away.

A Gateless Writing salon is a two-hour writing experience that starts with deep, guided meditation to activate creative and intuitive centers in the brain before moving onto the page. The process works for writers and non-writers alike and provides incredible transformation in a short amount of time. Not only has this process been proven to activate the pleasure centers of the brain and connect participants to their innate creative passion and to each other, but studies show it also lowers blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, improves liver and lung function, lessens the symptoms of PTSD, lowers stress levels and improves depressive symptoms. The numerous benefits gained during the workshop translate to all areas of the attendee’s life.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Acquire the #1 shift in perspective to overcome fear of personal expression.

  • Access your innate Creative Genius (even if you don’t think you’re creative) and find a wellspring of passion living inside of you!

  • Discover a proven method for creating abundance in all areas of your life.

If you have additional questions, we're here for you! Please feel free to call or email us at the studio. 415.757.0857 or

Earlier Event: September 13
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Later Event: September 19
Open House