Saraswati Writing & Yoga Workshops Fairhaven, Washington Summer 2013

Chuckanut Drive Photo

This summer come write and practice yoga outside, convening with the Muse of Nature…

This year there are two workshop options in Fairhaven:  The full-morning workshop like 2012 and a full-day.  The workshops will be lead by writer/yoga instructor Stephanie Renée dos Santos and held mid-summer as a way record summertime experiences and tap the energy of the sun and the season’s inspiration.  Summer is a blessed time in the PNW, let us enjoy the warm weather together and spend time — communing with the great outdoors — writing and practicing yoga upon the earth.

Relax. Expand. Write.

When: Full-morning Saturday July, 13, 2013 & Full-day Sunday July, 14, 2013

Fairhaven Park

Fairhaven Park

Where: We will meet in Fairhaven Park  located just south of 107 Chuckanut Drive North in the South Neighborhood.  The entrance to Fairhaven Park is marked by large brick pillars.  Let us meet at the “Large Shelter” on the hill in the park which I have rented should we have a day of rain, if not, we will gather in a sunny and shaded spot to practice and write.

P1020467Workshop Focus: “Writing Our Nature”

Description: A workshop open to all writers and levels of yoga.  These workshops will help writers access and unlock the creative flow and to connect with the natural elements, by allowing yoga to open, to relax, to center us for our authentic voice to burst, flow, seep forth.

At the workshops you will learn yoga postures, mudras, and mantras to assist you in aligning with your creative writing muse, and to help maintain health throughout a writing life. The yogic skills learned in these workshops are meant to be taken home and used daily — prior, after, while writing

A take home copy of our yoga sequence is provided to everyone.

You will leave these workshops with fresh written works and energy!

What you’ll need: Please bring your personal writing materials: notebook/journal/laptop and pen/pencil. Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for that day’s weather, as our practices will be outside, and refrain from eating 2 hours prior to our meeting.

Yoga The EnchantmentsCost & Schedule

Full-morning $35 

$40 if you pay the day of the event, but please let me know you are coming!

9:00-10:oo am Yoga for Writers (practices specific to writer needs: opening hips, heart, and throat where creativity resides; easing tensions in neck, shoulders, and back)

10:00-10:15 Coffee/Tea break, refreshments provided

10:15-12:15 Writing Exercises, ending w/ reading aloud group exchange.

Cost& Schedule

Full-day $75

$80 if you pay the day of the event, but please let me know you are coming!

9:00 – 10:00 am Yoga for Writers (practices specific to writer needs: opening hips, heart, and throat where creativity resides; easing tensions in neck, shoulders, and back)

10:00-10:15  Coffee/Tea break, refreshments provided

10:15-12:15 Writing Exercise

12:15-2:30 Lunch/Free time

2:30-  5:00 pm Yoga Nidra (guided meditation where you begin to learn to set and fulfill  intentions for your writing) ), Writing Exercise, Walking Meditation, Writing w/group exchange

*This workshop will have more writing time and chances to read aloud your works in a supportive interactive group.

Cost Includes: All yoga instruction and materials (please feel free to bring your own mat should you like), coffee/tea break refreshments, and writing instruction.

cropped Steph Professional  photoStephanie Renée dos Santos has published fiction in American Athenaeum, and has work forthcoming in Lalitamba. She writes freelance non-fiction in various venues and  eBook reviews for the Historical Novel Society.  She is a Certified Yoga Teacher in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Kum Nye- Tibetan Yoga, and practices Vinyasa-Flow Yoga as taught by Shiva Rea; and uses yoga daily to assist herself and others in creative endeavors. She teaches yoga, writes from, and lives in Garopaba, Brazil most of the year, but is a native of Washington and revels in her chance to spend time the PNW.

* If attending both days $100 — a $15 savings! (must be paid online)

Registration is now open. Registration closes July 1, 2013, or when space limit of 12 is reached. 

Please know spaces are limited. To secure your’s please visit:  http://www.stephaniereneedossantos.com/yoga-writing-workshop/summer-2013-bellingham-wa-writing-yoga-workshops/ You will be sent a receipt of payment and a few questions so, I can best tailor our workshop to our groups’ specific needs.

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