Connect to the stories you always wanted to tell.

"Sense Writing is a revolutionary approach to the process of writing."-Yoga City NYC

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Discover the links between movement, thought, and imagination.

Learn to work with your own nervous system to build a sustainable writing practice.

Find ease in all the stages of writing, including rewriting.


What is Sense Writing?

Sense Writing is a ground-breaking combination of movement and writing exercises. Developed by Madelyn Kent, former faculty of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Feldenkrais practitioner, Sense Writing has helped hundreds of people around the world— non-writers and writers—find creative flow and get to the core of their writing craft. Taught at Kripalu Yoga Center, New York’s Open Center, and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Sense Writing: Your Way In*

For everyone.

Discover your love of writing, whether you’re a beginner or a long-time writer struggling with a creative block. In a supportive environment that integrates accessible physical and writing exercises, you will learn to: 

  • Bypass body and language patterns that inhibit writing
  • Uncover the connections between nervous system regulation and creative flow
  • Complete two pieces of memoir and/or fiction.

Find lightness in your body and mine your imagination, all while connecting to the core of your craft. Sense Writing frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so you learn to create without anxiety. Includes written feedback of your work by Madelyn.

*Sense Writing is organized around three levels (I-III). Sense Writing: Your Way In is the first level (I) and a prerequisite for all other workshops.

What Others Are Saying

  • Kent’s Sense Writing workshop challenged struggle’s worth and reminded me of the original impulse that led me to make my life about writing.
    — Elephant Journal
  • Once I experienced this flow, I understood what my friend meant when she said Sense Writing changed everything for her.
    — Iva Radivojevic, Filmmaker, Guggenheim Recipient
  • The Sense Writing workshops access a profundity that other writing workshops have rarely attained at this level.
    — Raluca Albu, Current MFA Candidate, Columbia University
  • Okay, what's a less dramatic way of telling you that this class has changed my life?
    — Olga Kreimer, Yoga Teacher and Current M.A. Candidate, University of Montana Journalism School

 Teacher & Developer


All workshops led by Sense Writing's Developer Madelyn Kent, former Lecturer in Creative Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Contact her with any questions.


*Pricing: Sense Writing I is $240. A $100 deposit/course reserves your spot. You can pay by PayPal or contact Madelyn to request an invoice payable by any credit card.

Upcoming courses:

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Sense Writing I– Brooklyn February 25 & 26

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Sense Writing I & II – Istanbul May 20-26