Writing & Yoga Workshops: Summer 2013 – Spring/Summer 2014

Saraswati Goddess of Creativity:

Saraswati Goddess of Creativity 

Relax. Expand. Write.

Summer 2013 

USA:  Writing & Yoga Workshops  July 13-14, 2013 in Fairhaven, Washington at Fairhaven Park led by writer/yoga guide Stephanie Renee dos Santos .

USA:  Registration is now closed for this workshop! Astoria, Oregon July 27-28, 2013

Spring & Summer 2014

Brazil: Writing & Yoga Week-Long Workshop Intensive April 7-14, 2014 at Enchanted Mountain Yoga Center, in Garopaba, Brazil with bestselling author Barbara Kyle and yogini Stephanie Renee dos Santos.

USA:  Writing & Yoga 3-day Intensive Workshop  July 11-13, 2014 in Fairhaven, Washington in the heart of downtown Fairhaven with bestselling author Barbara Kyle and yogini Stephanie Renee dos Santos.

Yogi Gandhi

Yogi/Writer Gandhi

To sign up and for more information visit blog page “Saraswati Writing & Yoga Workshops” to find the workshops that will grow your writing, facilitate health, and access your authentic voice.

And please share this workshop information with folks with whom you think might benefit or have interest in these workshops! Thank you and Namaste!

The name Saraswati comes from “saras” meaning “flow” and “wati” meaning “she who has flow”.

Visit my guest post at author Mary Sharratt’s blog Viriditas


A page from one of Saint Hildegard of Bingen books of visions.

I contacted novelist Mary Sharratt after reading her wondrous book ILLUMINATIONS to see about interviewing her, to which she agreed (see interview below), and then to my pleasant surprise she took some time to investigate my blog, and in turn asked if I would be interested in writing a guest blog post about writing and yoga for her blog Viriditas.  

Here is the post that followed…

Yoga & Writing: How Yoga Can Help Your Writing

 Thank you Mary!

“Viriditas”  is a Latin word meaning greenness, vitality,  fecundity, lushness, verdure, or growth. It is particularly associated with Benedictine abbess Hildegard von Bingen, who used it to refer to or symbolize spiritual and physical health as aspects of the divine nature.

Yoga Poetry

On 12.12.12 poet and editor Hawah released the second volume of The Poetry of Yoga, an anthology of contemporary poetry inspired by the practice of yoga.

Volume Two

Volume Two

I have volume one that was released 11.11.11 and I love it.  Words can be cherished and within this anthology’s pages are soul felt, wise, guiding poems.  I keep this book on hand, referring to it often: to inspire, to steer, and remind me of why I am here.  Here are a few of the amazing succinct pieces from volume one:


Your shoes

Are on my feet

I know now

Why your socks are ripped

The draft moves my heart.



Love Poem

In order to describe

this thing to you, I’d need

the thousand beating wings

of wild flocks of words.


Rather, shall I show you

like this?


(Speechlessness) – Lisa Rosinsky



Praise is the rusted lure I rise to,

the old fishing line caught in my lip,

scars from rising out of my own current

toward bait that cannot nourish.

-Linda Caldwell Lee


To purchase the anthologies of The Poetry of Yoga visit: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Everlutionary

(I have volume two on order!)

Writing & Yoga

Writing and Yoga are soul mates. Yoga reveals insights; Writing is the recorder. Yoga balances the rhythms of breath; Writing surfs breath through oceans of language. Yoga taps the unconscious mind; Writing transcribes the wisdom of the unconscious. Writing requires work; Yoga is the assistant. Writing is an offering to the world; Yoga eases the offering’s sacrifice. Writing is a solo act; Yoga provides community.

Novel-writing as Yoga

“…Novel-writing is not so much a profession as a yoga, or “way”, an alternative to ordinary life-in-the-world.  Its benefits are quasi-religious-a changed quality of mind and heart, satisfactions no non-novelist can understand-and its rigors generally bring no profit except to the spirit.  For those who are authentically called to the profession, spiritual profits are enough.” – John Gardner, “On Becoming A Novelist”