Yoga 4 Writers with Mark Morford (Saturday, 11/3)
Instructor: Mark Morford
Number of sessions: 1
Meeting time: Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm
Dates: November 3
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. 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.