The Body Poetic: Yoga, Movement & Creative Writing
When: Sunday 2ndFebruary
Time: 13.30 – 16.30
Where: The Yoga Studios, 1, 83 Ringwood Rd, Poole BH14 0RH
For Special Offers and Discounts see Payment Details below
The Body Poetic Session: Writing from our Senses and our Humanity
In this practical session we will create with the written word in a variety of ways that are integrated with the body, senses and heart, bringing a depth of energy, experience and exploration to our writing process and play.
We will dive into our creativity and bring into form to the, as yet, unmanifest within. We will work in diverse ways which will include a variation of:
- Writing in response to music and movement
- Opening the body and aligning with the creative brain through yoga postures
- Embodying our naturally creative ecstatic energy through freeform dance and organic movement and creating from this
- Writing in response to music and movement
- Stream-of-consciousness writing
- Specific creative practices inviting your own unique response in poetry and/or prose
- Levity and depth – honouring the need for creative freedom to play and experiment and to allow whatever arises to move through our bodies, hearts and onto the page
This session is for all those who have desire to write and to explore how being more present in our bodies – at the level of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic layers – informs enriches our practice.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts to settle and set your space. There is limited free car parking available on site.
What to bring and wear:
Please bring a journal, pen or pencil and water bottle. The studio has mats, blankets and bolsters available to borrow, or you are welcome to bring your own if preferable. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing you can move freely in. Layers are best for warmth and coolness as we practice. If you are staying for the afternoon session, please bring a packed lunch.
Please contact Alice via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07398 665212 to book your place.
Single Session Exchange: £35.
£5 discount on any subsequent sessions booked in this series, or Alice’s autumn/winter sessions at The Yoga Studio Poole. E.g. First session pay £35, subsequent sessions pay £30.*
Block Booking Offer:
Book both The Body Poetic & A Winter Warmer Yoga Retreat Afternoon for £60 (vs £70). Payment plans available upon request.
*This includes the Embodying the Sacred Feminine Series, Winter Warmer Retreat Afternoon and The Body Poetic. View the series and other autumn/winter sessions here.
Payment Plans available for multiple bookings.
Payment via: www.paypal.me/aliceflynncreativity
Or BACS details available upon request.
Alice Flynn is a hatha yoga teacher, writer and theatre practitioner with over ten years’ experience in both yoga and the arts. Her work in all its forms, is rooted in, and dedicated to, embodying and expressing our innate fullness.
Alice facilitates creative practice in multiple forms. Through yoga, movement and bodywork, she invites explorations in embodiment, presence and pleasure. This work arises from the inherent creativity of being human and having a body, mind, and spirit and learning to integrate all aspects of ourselves.
Alice also facilitates personal and professional artistic expression. She hosts creativity and yoga retreat days using the tools of drawing, painting, words and ritual. Alice writes and directs for performance and facilitates actors and creatives in this field. She has recently been appointed as co-director for Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre and is a founding member of Portal: New Writing Collective based in Dorset.
Alice holds weekly circles and yoga sessions for women as a space in which women can come home to themselves, to their own bodies, sensuality, power and presence, simultaneously learning from our shared connection and wisdom. Alice’s work both comes from, and is her own offering back to, the call of Life, the delight in being human while also existing as the Mystery of aliveness itself.
Alice trained with Integral Yoga, further qualifying in yin yoga. She studied English Literature at Cardiff, University of Wales and performance (directing, acting & facilitation) with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Australia. In recent years Alice has found attending Satsang, shamanic retreats, women’s sexuality and embodiment courses to be supportive of her own personal growth and work, as well as her interest in psychology, nature, gardening and the simple gifts of daily life.