Yoga classes often tell us to drop our story, but we can only successfully drop the parts of our story that are not serving us if we first learn to listen to ourselves. We can use yoga class to tune into what is happening in our bodies and the messages that are coming up so that we can listen more attentively, release emotional and physical blocks, clear out what is no longer needed, and find new pathways and stories for healing and growth. The workshop will incorporate hatha and kundalini yoga, slow and faster movements, core strengthening exercises, meditation, writing prompts and deep relaxation. Studies have shown the positive health benefits of writing from emotional experiences; writing helps clear emotional blocks and has been proven to improve the immune system and reduce visits to the doctor; these benefits are amplified when we allow the mind and body to enter into dialogue and learn from one another. Come ready to move, sweat, laugh, maybe cry, meditate, relax deeply, listen to poetry and write. Designed for writers and non-writers alike and for yogis of all levels, the workshop will offer nourishing practices and practical tools that you can take home with you. Register online.
Nadia Colburn, PhD, RYT 200 brings together writing, yoga and meditation in workshops around New England, in her online class, Align Your Story, and in private coaching. Nadia’s own poetry and prose have been published in over sixty publications including The New Yorker, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, slate.com, and Yes! Magazine. She holds a PhD from Columbia and a BA from Harvard, is a kundalini trained yoga teacher, a serious student of Thich Nhat Hanh, and a mother of two. Her classes are at once rigorous and gentle, inviting deep listening to the body and opening up to new perspectives and possibilities. For free meditations and writing exercises, and to learn more, visit www.nadiacolburn.com.
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