From the Heart to the Page: Writing & Yoga Workshop | Summer 2015 in Bellingham, WA USA

heart bookDates: Saturday, July 25, 2015

Duration: morning intensive 9-12:30 am

Location: Fairhaven, Washington USA (exact location in Fairhaven to-be-announced)

 

Your guide: Writer/Yogini Stephanie Renée dos Santos

This workshop is for everyone: writers of fiction, memoir, non-fiction, poets, bloggers, journalists, those that journal, and other storytellers and creative artists of all levels of experience. The workshop combines Goddess-based Hatha yoga and Vinyasa (breath synchronized hatha movements), mantra, meditation, guided writing exercises, small-group interaction and sharing, encouraging personal anecdotes, and practical wisdom from the world’s great mystical writers and artists and thinkers, known and unknown.

Steph Enchanted Mountain seat gratitude pose colorThe writing and yoga practices in this workshop aim to open your heart and kindle your creative fire, liberating your authentic voice and deepest truths. When we connect and work from our heart we access unlimited creativity. Stress in the mind and body can inhibit or block this creative center. Yoga helps reverse and relieve mind and body tension; when the body is at ease, so are the tensions of the mind and heart  —  opening space for your writing to: flow, burst, seep.

In this workshop we will: 

  • Investigate the heart center and the Hindu Goddess and divine masculine ascpects in this energetic center
  • Open and work with meditations focused on the heart
  • Practice Goddess-based yoga movements to open your hips and heart, accessing emotions and creative expression
  • Create inner balance, to surrender to the creative process
  • Work with structured guided writing exercise that work with the wisdom of yoga
  • Develop fresh new works
  • Time to share your work in a supportive interactive group atmosphere

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; Writing transcribes the unconscious’s wisdom. 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.

Recommended reading:  The Mindful Writer, Dinty W. Moore, the Poetry of Yoga, Volume 1, Edited by Hawah, Foreword by Shiva Rea

Note: Bring pen and writing journal. 

To Register: 

Fill out form below and pay in full by PayPal or check

Early Birid Price $40! Sign up by June 30, 2015!

Cost: $50

*Registration is open until July 22, 2015

*Includes all instruction and materials (except personal pen & writing journal), plus a coffee/tea break with healthy fare.

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Stephanie Renee dos Santos

13524 254th PL NE

Arlington, WA 98223