Yoga & Writing: An Exploration in Mindfulness
Do you need time to reset? To rejuvenate? To ground yourself in the NOW and appreciate your honest self, body and mind? Mindfulness is a practice that can improve the quality of our everyday relationship with ourselves and each other. Gentle yogic work allows you to hone in on your internal landscape and connect with your thoughts and feelings. Leaning into these moments and practicing compassionate focus nurtures your mind’s eye and creativity.
Yoga supports truly engaged writing – writing from the heart and soul. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the two work together to help us retrieve parts of ourselves. Sharing your writing with the group will be optional.
Join Alison and T.J. in a welcoming workshop that will offer strategies to support your body, mind, writing, and creativity.
About the Instructor: T.J. Banks
T. J. Banks is the author of A Time for Shadows, Abys Among Us & Other Stories for the Feline-Inclined (winner of the 2020 Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion for Non-fiction Books), Catsong (winner of the 2007 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award), Sketch People: Stories Along the Way, The Twice-Given Gift & Other Writings, Souleiado, and Houdini, a novel which the late writer and activist Cleveland Amory enthusiastically branded “a winner.” She has worked for The Associated Press and The Writer’s Digest School and taught writing workshops in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.
About the Instructor: Alison Ide Pech
Alison is a CT certified classroom teacher as well as a yoga practitioner/teacher. She has used mindfulness, creativity, yoga and writing to deepen students understanding of themselves and others for over 30 years. Alison is a passionate educator dedicated to helping people find their true writing voice through the mind/body connection.