Yoga for Writers with Mark Morford (Saturday, 3/15)
Instructor: Mark Morford
Number of sessions: 1
Meeting time: Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm
Dates: March 15
Course fee: $55
To register, contact the instructor.
What: One part hotly energized yoga class, one part fearless creative writing workshop, taking turns with each, blurring the edges of both. What will emerge? How will your voice change? Can a good backbend scandalize your boring syntax?
Why: In this workshop, dynamic asana sequences alternate with bursts of specific writing exercises to explore how a vigorous yoga practice, one that aims to free the body’s locked-up energy, release the ego’s death grip on some of our most entrenched patterns and open up the fifth chakra (Vishuddha) of confident self-expression, can actually inspire and liberate your creative voice. And vice-versa.
Who: The SF Chronicle’s award-winning columnist, author (The Daring Spectacle: Adventures in Deviant Journalism) and ERYT-500 Vinyasa yoga teacher Mark Morford will encourage you to write, then practice, then write again, with some (optional) reading aloud, and very few group hugs.
Bring a fully charged laptop (or a notebook) a mat and a towel. It’s going to get… verbose.
Caveat: Class space limited to 25. Register early, this class always sells out.
Not for absolute yoga beginners. Assumes moderate level of physical ability and yoga experience. However, all types of creative writers/writing are welcome. Even poets.