July 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday)
With Joanne Nelson and Sabré Page
Tuition: $200, plus meals and lodging.
For more information visit wakeupthewriterwithin.com.
Where does your voice live? Is it in your body, mind, or spirit? Does it need a little waking up? How do you recognize your own truth?
Through yoga we open ourselves to possibility. Our bodies stretch and grow strong, our spirits are deepened, and our minds relax and renew. When the body, mind, and spirit are united, amazing things happen. Adding the writing experience to our yoga practice enriches and enlivens the opportunities for spiritual and creative growth.
Writing exercises and opportunities will be combined with a multifaceted yoga experience designed to open the chakras and deepen awareness of the self. This awareness will enable participants to express themselves and their own truths in unique and creative ways.
Whether you are a seasoned yogi and writer, or just beginning to explore, you will grow from this innovative workshop filled with techniques that can be applied to all levels of practice and all genres of writing. Time will be available for writing in silence as well as for optional sharing in a safe and supportive community.
Participants will return home with a greater awareness of how writing enhances a yoga practice as well as how a yoga practice enhances creativity.
Joanne Nelson’s ongoing writing practice focuses on creative nonfiction, essays, commentaries on craft, reviews, and the occasional poem. In addition, Joanne is certified by the McLean Meditation Institute as a meditation and mindfulness teacher. The classes, workshops, and retreats that she leads have a solid foundation in the skills and experiences she brings from these eclectic pursuits.
Over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist allows Joanne to combine clinical expertise with her love of teaching to create programs that are research based, practical, and enjoyable.
Joanne is a contributor to Lake Effect on 89.7 WUWM, her local NPR affiliate. Her writing appears in anthologies and literary journals such as Brevity, Consequence, and Redivider.
She lives in Hartland, Wisconsin where she develops and leads community programs, maintains a psychotherapy practice, and adjuncts. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and an MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sabré Page has been leading international yoga retreats in Mexico and Central America since 2013. She has routinely taught classes in Fort Collins, Colorado since 1998. She believes her prior experience as a Massage Therapist on Martha’s Vineyard for 11 years has enhanced her teaching immeasurably. Sabré has a B.A. from the University of Texas in Creative Writing and has taught writing workshops. She is also an avid hiker, a visual artist, and has published in The Sun magazine.