Write emails? Market or share your business?
Want to grow your Instagram/other social community for your right livelihood?
Typed a difficult text to a loved one or colleague?
Shared about an important issue or passion on social media?

Each of those seemingly simple communications depends on you having found your voice.

That voice, grounded in the present moment, opened-up and available, is helpful not only to yourself, and others—but to our world. It's transformative. It's de-stressing. It's peace-making.

Join Elephant Academy & connect with like-minded good human beings from around the world. Meditate. Write your heart out.

This is what Elephant Academy's Find your Voice course offers. We've held this course for a dozen years. It's our biggest, most popular—and it's the only time we're offering it, this year.

What is Elephant Academy?

Find your Voice is a 9-week, live, do-it-from-anywhere course with mentorship, community, and guidance from Elephant Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Waylon Lewis, and our Editors.

This course is about learning how to express oneself genuinely, directly, powerfully. It's about the fundamental life skill of finding your own voice, finding the power in that voice, and using it to be of benefit.

You’re here to make friends with yourself more fully, share your voice, and in so doing relieve yourself of your lifelong confusions and inspire others to do the same.

And we'll do that together, through writing (and a little meditation).

Who is this course for?

Do you have a heart? Do you have a voice? Do you have experiences, confusion, wisdom?

Have you long wanted to share your stories but somehow avoided doing so?

Are you ready to take a (wholesome) leap into your own life?

This course is for you.

This course isn't (just) about writing, and it isn't (just) for writers.⁠ It's for all those who want to find your voice, & be of benefit.

Questions? Drop us an email (we love to chat).


When's the course?

 September 4th - October 30th, 2024

Weekly training meetings take place (mostly) on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. MT, and are available for replay if you can't make it live. There's an ongoing community forum, a rich curriculum & library of helpful teachings & resources...& it's fun. It's meaningful. It's an unforgettable investment in yourself, and your life's path.

  • Wednesday, September 4: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Wednesday, September 11: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Wednesday, September 18: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Tuesday, September 24: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Wednesday, October 2: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Wednesday, October 9: Live Training with Waylon Lewis & Lynn Shattuck at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Wednesday, October 16: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Wednesday, October 23: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.
  • Wednesday, October 30: Live Training with Waylon Lewis at 10 a.m. MT.

Meet our VIP Elephant Academy guest for 2024:

Lynn is Waylon's favorite writer on Elephant. Ever.

Listen to them when they "met" for the first time on Walk the Talk Show and spoke about writing, finding your voice as a writer, how to write about your life in a cathartic, genuine, way and Lynn’s thread through much of her writing.

They'll speak more about this in our 2024 Find your Voice course when Lynn is our VIP guest on October 9th. Read more of her writing on Elephant, here.

"Great curriculum with well-thought-out content."

" The community I was welcomed into was incredibly nurturing and supportive. I highly recommend this course for becoming more confident in your writing abilities, becoming more at ease with being vulnerable with the soft parts of your heart, and growing in your ability to share your voice authentically."

~ Jill Levine

What's in your course:

• 9 live classes with Elephant's Editor-in-Chief & a community of peers from all over our world.

• 12 hours of video lessons from Waylon Lewis and guest stars—some of the most wonderful thought leaders & writers in our world, today: Natalie Goldberg, Julia Cameron (Morning Pages), Sharon Salzberg, Ada Calhoun, Tyler Knott Gregson, Liz Plank, and Mom.

• Access to our private Elephant Academy Slack channel.

• A jewel-like recommended reading list.

• Mindful Quizzes to check your learning as you go.

• Writing prompts to guide you to your voice.

See a sample of your course curriculum here.

This year we have a surprise up our sleeves. 

When you enroll for just $1 more (!), you can gift the course to a friend or loved one to do the course with you. Doing it with a friend can make the experience feel fun, comfortable, and help you each stay accountable to your goals.

Join with an Accountability Buddy for just $1 more:

VAT included where applicable.

"My only regret is that I didn't take this course years ago."

"If you're looking for a place to begin or improve your writing and evolve into a better human—this is your place. The folks on this journey will welcome you into the fold. The writing lessons in the course are spot on—practical and applicable. The only downside is that it ends."

~ Dhana Musil

How the Find your Voice Course Works:

• Work through your self-paced online course alongside your peers each week.

• Join Waylon for a live class every Wednesday at 10 a.m. MST. All meetings are available for replay if you can't join live.

• Participate in ongoing conversations, ideas, threads in Slack...for peer-led conversation, course questions, writing inspiration, and peer editing.

• Submit writing each week to Elephant Journal and become a published writer → Apprentices inside Find your Voice get two rounds of feedback on writing submitted to Elephant Journal from our editorial staff in order to help their writing be the best it can be, and connect with our millions of readers. 

• Get weekly emails from the Elephant Academy staff to keep you accountable to the course.

By the end of your course, you will:

• Develop a consistent writing practice and learn to stop fearing writer's block, imposter syndrome, and vulnerability.

• Use mindfulness tools to develop your writing practice, and your connection with yourself.

• Gain the confidence to share your story with our world—a world that desperately needs truth, genuine communication, and connection.

• Experience submitting writing to an active publication.

Waylon Lewis teaches Find your Voice.

Get vulnerable, get brave, get grounded, get open. Let's do it together:

What you're getting:

9 hours of live classes with Elephant's Editor-in-Chief. $1,800 value.

Access to class archives for additional hours of training with Waylon. $600 value.

Find your Voice self-paced online course. $333 value.

Total course value: $2,733

Entering Elephant Academy marked a profound change for me. 

This supportive community encourages self-expression and celebrates everyone's unique voice. It goes beyond writing, fostering personal and creative growth through shared time and insight. Joining the "Find Your Voice" course invited me to explore my inner self and connect with other inspirational people on a similar journey. We all shared in a deep learning experience that cultivated our ability to express ourselves meaningfully. I dreamt of being a published writer for so long; now I am, thanks to my journey to find my voice.

~ Ian Johnson

Save your spot in our only live Find your Voice course with Waylon Lewis of 2024.

Choose your pricing plan:

VAT included where applicable.

“I've loved every bit of the Academy. I’m the best version of myself because of this course, and I’ve never felt more like me. For someone who's felt lost most of her life, that's huge.”

~ Sharon DeNofa

“I had been writing for ages, but the Academy helped me hone my skills and find a balance between writing my heart and writing something that would be of benefit. The publication of my words has opened up unexpected doors in the years since. And the connections I made will be forever. Huge thanks, Waylon, for allowing us into your beautifully crafted world.”

~ Jessica Chardoulias

“Elephant Academy has given me the tools to become a writer with authenticity. I didn't know I needed that going in, but I realize now it was the most significant missing piece to what I needed in writing and living, both.”

~ Greg Simmons