inside out

A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery

This 5-week art journaling e-course is an experience that could change your life.

January 26th – February 27th, 2015

Registration opens November 1st, 2014!

Inside Out is an e-course adventure of the heart.  Through art, journaling, simple yoga, guided meditation and connection to a private, international community, you will reconnect to and explore the wisdom within you, the place that is there to guide you in life.  You will celebrate your unique brilliance and learn how to trust your intuition so you can create a life you love living every single day.

Are you looking for more meaning in your life?  Do you want to fulfill your life purpose?  Would you like to express your true gifts (we all have them), so you can be of service to the world?  Do you wish you were more creative?  Do you feel scattered, rushed, stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed?  Do you want to release emotional and mental clutter so you have energy for the things that matter most to you?  Are you living your life purpose and loving each day, but looking for connection with other life explorers? Would you like to learn and practice techniques that will help you feel more relaxed and peaceful?  Do you want to get more creatively inspired?  Do you want to breathe life into your dreams?  Do you want to reconnect to your intuition? Would you like to learn how to let go of “perfect” so you can set your inner-artist free?  (Yes…we are all artists…even you!) Are you ready to release negativity, self-doubt and judgment?  Would you like to feel more joy, peace and harmony – each and every day?  Do you want to embrace authentic, mindful living – where your interests, values and passions are integrated into your daily life?  Are you ready for some fun and adventure?

See what past Inside Out graduates are saying: HERE.

Thirteen years ago, I was living in Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by the most amazing nature. To this day, I still get so much of my inspiration from the mountains. I can smell a Ponderosa pine and feel like I’ve just gone to heaven. When I was living there, I was struggling to find my place in the world. I didn’t really know what to do with myself, and my mantra was “I’m not good at anything.”  (Self-doubt consumed me and I was a pro at negative self-talk!) Then a beautiful soul entered my life and she introduced me to The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron.

We gathered five amazing women, and for 12-weeks, we dove deeply into the book. Every week we took turns leading each other in creative experiences. Sometimes we felt vulnerable. Sometimes our fears and worries were exposed. Many times we discovered new things about ourselves. Things we liked. Things we didn’t. And all of us were changed by the community that we built together.   (Looking back on that time now that I’m a mother of three, I smile thinking about the free time I used to have.  I can barely find a day now where I have 20 minutes sometimes to spare, but moms can find creative inspiration and peace in the midst of motherhood, too. And it’s important that we do so!)  It took a lot of practice, but soon my not good at anything and not good enough mantras changed. I started believing in myself, and discovered a whole new world of positivity, expansion and endless possibilities.

Ultimately, I learned to TRUST my intuition. This trust led me down a new path. I moved back to the Midwest. A five year relationship came to an end. I dove deeply into all forms of creative expression. I journaled like crazy. And I discovered yoga and meditation.  Soon after, I found my husband and we’ve been married now for 10 years. We have three little boys and I continue to learn and practice what it means to live from the inside out – each and every day. I’ve been teaching yoga for 12 years (I’m a life coach, too) and have embraced it as part of my lifestyle.  For me, yoga is about celebrating the present moment, connecting more deeply to my heart center, and living life with gratitude and compassion. Practicing yoga has also taught me that I am the creator of my own life. I now know that everything in my external world is a reflection of my internal world. So the more I take time to journey within, the more peaceful and happy I feel.

Inside Out is more than an e-course; it’s a way of life.


In this course, you will:

  • discover more about your true self
  • set powerful intentions for your life
  • define the lifestyle you love & learn how to live it
  • learn relaxation techniques
  • gain clarity and feel more creative
  • play with paint, doodle and collage
  • embrace the artist in you (we all have one!)
  • turn a blank journal into a vibrant life guidebook
  • feel more creative
  • find your inner courage
  • reconnect to your intuition
  • celebrate joyful, peaceful, mindful living
  • connect with new friends from all over the world

You will receive:

  • daily writing, art and creative play exercises
  • journaling tips and techniques
  • weekly audio guided meditations
  • weekly yoga tips and breath work
  • weekly LIVE journal jam sessions
  • online access to a private e-course blog
  • online membership to a private, ongoing community of life explorers (from all over the world)
  • group life coaching
  • creative inspiration
Make big changes in your life that will bring you more peace, purpose and happiness.  Become a bold explorer of your dreams, celebrate your unique brilliance and embrace the real you.
There is no right path.  There is only the path that is right for you.  Inside Out inspires you to live the life YOU are meant to live.


Class runs for 5-weeks. However, you get to enjoy the course at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home…all while connecting with a wonderful online community.  And don’t worry…being a mother of three I know how busy our daily lives are!  I give you the weekends off AND the e-course material is always available an additional 4-weeks after our last day of class.

Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what Kim from White Mountain, Alaska, had to say about her Inside Out experience:

This course is like a hot bath, a glorious sunrise and a delicious meal, all rolled into one. It gave me strategies to help me relax, see goodness, make the most of my energy and appreciate others. Best of all, Shannon helped me do this from the inside out, so that changes are personal, considered and full of hope. That this type of activity and support is offered online, world wide, is testament to Shannon’s vision and compassion, not to mention her masterful organization and support. The Inupiat Eskimos have a word for hello that translates, “continue to be – because the way you are is good.” That’s how this class made me feel.

Visit free spirit raves to read more insight from past Inside Out graduates.

When you register for my Inside Out e-course, you will receive my NEW Inside Out Take Action e-book for FREE!


Introducing the NEW e-book, Inside Out Take Action – a special collaboration full of tips, resources and inspiration from creative teachers, life coaches and spiritual guides.

I’ve gathered some of my favorite e-course providers / life explorers to share how they take action towards the direction of their dreams each and every day.

You will receive this e-book at the end of your 5-week Inside Out creative adventure!  It’s a powerful compliment to your self-discovery journey and will support you as you build courage to live your truth and walk forward towards the direction of YOUR dreams.

January 26th – February 27th, 2015

Registration opens November 1st, 2014!

Still unsure?  I created a video for YOU to share more about class and why I created Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery.
To view the video use the password:  befree (all one word)


Inside Out 2014 from Shannon Kinney on Vimeo.


In addition to tips and inspiration from me, check out these fabulous contributors to the NEW Inside Out Take Action e-book:

Amanda Morgan, creator of Not Just Cute








After many different teaching opportunities in private, public, and migrant schools, Amanda Morgan is now the mother of four amazing boys.  And they help her learn something new every day.  She has since left the classroom and now works as a consultant and trainer.  She is also the creator of the popular e-course, Parenting with Positive Guidance.

You can learn more about Amanda on her website, Not Just Cute.

Amy Bowers, creator of Mama Scout

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Amy Bowers blogs and leads e-labs on creative family living at Mama Scout.  She promotes exploratory adventures, thoughtful essays, wellness challenges and stellar resources to shift and disrupt stagnant, mediocre living.  She lives in Florida and loves orange blossoms, hates sand spurs and takes way too many Instagram images of the amazing sky.

See more from Amy at Mama Scout.

Debra Dane, creator of Home Life Simplified

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Debra Dane is the mother to two daughters and considers herself a recovering perfectionist.  She is passionate about living authentically and about breaking through barriers that can hold us back from accepting ourselves fully or dropping the masks we tend to wear in front of others.  Debra writes about simplifying your life, making choices, self-care, connecting with your passions and purpose, as well as making goals, setting new habits, routines and parenting.

You can learn more about Debra on her website, Home Life Simplified.

Erin Barrette Goodman, creator of


Erin Barrette Goodman is an Interfaith Minister and Wedding Officiant based in beautiful Southern Rhode Island. She creates transformational, spiritual experiences that help individuals, couples, families and communities to connect, celebrate and heal.

Find her at or @eringoodman on Instagram.

Gina Kimmel, creator of

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Gina Kimmel is a former school teacher, turned stay-at-home mom to an adventurous 2 year old with a perpetually hungry belly.  She enjoys diving deeper into the makings of traditions, memory-making, igniting a child’s passion, and learning as a family.  Gina is energized by the beauty that surrounds her daily – the clouds, the trees, the depths of her son’s eyes, the perfectly sculpted chocolate cake that was devoured at lunch, the sunset, and the family pictures that adorn each wall in her home.

To learn more about Gina, visit her website GinaKimmel.

Katherine Lockett, creator of Creative Playhouse


Katherine Lockett is a mother of 2.  She is passionate about play and parenting.  Kat has a background in the creative arts, childcare and education.  Her interests include creative writing, photography, attachment and natural parenting, play and creative arts therapy.  She is also the creator of the e-course, Connecting Family Through Creative Play.

To learn more about Kat, visit her website Creative Playhouse.

Kathy Stowell, creator of Bliss Beyond Naptime


Kathy Stowell is a coach to mamas seeking simple steps to more bliss.  She offers workshops and ecourses to illuminate where life is and isn’t serving you and helps you connect to what uniquely matters most to you and your family. She offers several e-courses including, Simplicity Parenting.

To learn more about Kathy, visit her website Bliss Beyond Naptime.

Leah Kent, creator of Skill It

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Leah Kent’s childhood was focused on finding a way to be creative every day.  She spent her time teaching herself calligraphy, practicing cello, sewing her own clothes, developing photos in the darkroom, cooking the family dinner from scratch, and learning every art form under the sun.  It is now clear that her destiny was to become a chef-designer-maker-teacher.

Now, Leah gets to be the Home Ec teacher she was meant to be.  She is always on the lookout for a wonderful project, a delicious recipe, and a new way to bring more beauty, meaning, and creativity to the everyday.  She loves being able to share this all through writing, photography, weekly newsletters and e-courses.

To learn more about Leah, visit her website, Skill It.

Megan Monique, creator of Intuitive Marketing & Design


Megan Monique wants to live in a world where entrepreneurs have the confidence and clarity to market their business online in a beautiful, professional way that tells their audience what they have to offer is of value and is worth their time.

You can learn more about Megan and her services by visiting Intuitive Marketing & Design.

Melitsa Avila, creator of Raising Playful Tots









Melitsa Avila is a former teacher, mother of three boys and military wife who specialises in sharing Early Childhood play information from practitioners and experts into the hands of parents and carers to improve their under 5 play opportunities.

Melitsa has been blogging since 2007 sharing forgotten play activities, promoting discussion and community to encourage parents to have fun with their children intentionally and make choices about play the way we remembered from our childhood.

To learn more about Melitsa and to listen to her podcast, visit her website, Raising Playful Tots.

Shawn Ledington Fink, creator of Awesomely Awake

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Shawn Ledington Fink is the author of The Playful Family.  She’s been trying to change the world as long as she can remember.  It began when she was a young journalist writing stories about real life people living and experiencing tragedy.  It continued when she quit journalism to become a full-time mentor to teen mothers.  And it continued even deeper when she left all of that to work in the public sector.

Now, Shawn coaches parents to be their best.  She is passionate about inspiring change – one family at a time.

You can learn more about Shawn’s book by visiting, The Playful Family and her website, Awesomely Awake.

Stephanie Perkinson, creator of Wellness by Design

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Hi. I’m Stephanie Perkinson, mama of two, artist and certified holistic health & lifestyle coach. I LOVE what I do and want to share it all with you! I work one on one with amazing women guiding them to make peace with the food on their plates, the number on the scale and define wellness in their own words. I also facilitate online group programs based on loving up our bodies, our homes and our lives.

I’m all about feeling delicious in our skin and believe every woman deserves to feel this way. Nature cultivates my creativity and beauty everyday is not negotiable.
You can learn more about Stephanie and her latest offerings at



Contact Shannon with any questions!

NOW is the time to become the creator of your own life and CREATE the life YOU love!