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Sold Out—Online Workshop: Yoga & Creative Writing — Getting to the Roots of Creativity led by Dawn Raffel

$100

3 sessions

Out of stock

5/9, 5/23, 5/30 Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm May 9 to May 30, 2020

This workshop is at capacity. Please email Thierry Kehou at thierry@centerforfiction.org to join the waitlist.

2-3:45pm ET / 11am-12:45pm PT


This three-session, mixed-genre class will incorporate gentle movement, breath-work, and yoga philosophy to tap into deeper levels of consciousness and creativity. Each session will also include discussion and/or interactive written exercises.

Class #1 Beginnings: We will begin with a gentle vinyasa (flow) class, with the theme of beginnings. After a five minute break, we’ll have an interactive discussion about what makes for a great beginning, with specific examples. The group will also be given an assignment to share in our third meeting.

Class #2 Getting to the truth: Regardless of whether we’re writing fiction, memoir, or narrative nonfiction, we ultimately want to get to the deepest truth. But what is that truth? Is the truth deeper than the story your mind is telling you? This session includes breath-work, two in-class writing exercises, and a yoga nidra (guided meditation). Participants will be given a breath-work sequence and a yoga nidra recording that can be used at any time.

Class # 3 Sustainable writing: We will begin with a very gentle vinyasa (flow) class, with the theme of balance and structure. After a five minute break, we’ll have a discussion structure and sustainable writing, and we will share our assignment from the first session.

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  • Dawn Raffel

    Dawn Raffel

    Dawn Raffel

    Dawn Raffel is the author of five books, most recently The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies. Previous books include two critically acclaimed short story collections, a novel, and a memoir. Her work has appeared in publications ranging from O, The Oprah Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle to BOMB and NOON, and has been widely anthologized. She has taught creative writing at Columbia University; Summer Literary Seminars in Russia, Canada, Lithuania, and in the Republic of Georgia; and at the Center for Fiction. A Yoga Alliance certified instructor with additional certification in yoga nidra, she strives to combine the practice and philosophy of yoga with concrete writing tools.