What Can Happen in Three Hours in an Afternoon?

Terry Farish, facilitator, “Yoga and Writing” Workshop

You might find your muse.

In addition to writing I’m also a yoga teacher. I’ve known for a long time how these two things come together for me and I’ve finally put together a workshop on how movement and stretches support thinking and creativity. Here’s the description that appears on the GateWay Taiji, Qigong & Taiji site.

Gather for Yoga and Writing:  A Creative Session

This event is passed. But I’ll do another one soon. It was really fun.

The center that I cannot find
Is known to my unconscious mind.”  
W.H. Auden

What could happen in three hours on a summer afternoon?

Together, we can create space to invite new thinking and well-being around being a writer.  We’ll have focused time to bring attention to a piece of writing you want to complete, or begin, or approach with new eyes.  

We’ll practice a yoga sequence to find lots of space in us. Poses can be done with many modifications. We’ll move through a series of writing prompts, building from a broad focus to a narrow one – developing that small sensory detail at the heart of your story that your readers will not forget.

We’ll write, doing our best to not call it right or wrong. Remember, this is yoga. You know, first a little radical acceptance.

Liking and not liking

can make us blind to what’s there.”

Lynda Barry, from Syllabus, a graphic memoir

Then we have chocolates and a reading.

Who’s this for?

You don’t need experience in yoga. Writing skills come with the practice of reading and writing. This is a session to imagine and welcome your story. Bring paper and pen or the device of your choice. I’ll support you with handouts, reading list, & yoga poses.

About Me

I teach yoga at Gateway TaijiQigong & Yoga Studio. My books include The Good Braider, a novel in verse, Either the Beginning or the End of the World, a Maine Literary Award Winner, and the forthcoming Go Home with Lochan Sharma.

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