Welcome to Creative Arts and Healing

Katya TaylorI founded Creative Arts and Healing workshops, classes and retreats, in 1980, to nurture the link between creativity and the healing process. Working with hundreds of people from all walks of life, in a wide variety of settings (schools, hospitals, prisons, Y's, churches, wellness centers) has confirmed my belief that the art and practice of writing and movement heightens self-awareness and offers a renewal of our life energies. When we write or move in a group, all participants are energized, and the distinction between “teacher” and “student” disappears. At this time, while I am available to teach occasional workshops, I am focusing my energies on compiling manuscripts for archival purposes, and allying with others to distribute my newest book: Prison Wisdom, a compilation of inmate writing, pen pal correspondence and art. It is always my pleasure to pass along my “methodology” for teaching/evoking writing, hoping that others will step up to create their own writing circles and offerings.


Feel free to contact me for more information or elaboration.

Katya's Bio

I earned my B.A. in Literature from Antioch College, and an MA in Education from Columbia University. Prior to founding Creative Arts and Healing, I worked as a journalist and editor, health educator, women's studies instructor, massage therapist, yoga teacher and workshop facilitator. Sharing my love of writing and healing has been the focus of my adult life.

I have lived in Tallahassee, Florida since 1990, with my husband Tom and daughter Alana (now graduated from college and working for a local architectural firm.) When not writing and teaching, I am out in my garden, planting veggies and flowers, reading, dancing, playing Scrabble, visting the gulf beaches, and corresponding with friends.

To follow my adventures in prose and poetry, please visit my blog.
Katya Sabaroff Taylor