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Writers Workshops

Inspiring Your Writing with Yoga 2022-404/In-Person

Course #2022-404
Saturday October 15 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Cost: $90 Instructor: Maria Hiers

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.

 

Expertise in writing and/or yoga is not needed to participate in this workshop. This workshop may include walking/standing postures.

Much like writing, yoga is an ongoing practice of creative investigation. In this intensive workshop, we will consider how yoga’s principles of mindfulness, intentionality, and openness can contribute to a more meditative, yet focused, writing practice. We will examine how movement is essential for a writer to become more aware of their inner life. We will read the work of various poets and prose writers who incorporate the philosophies of yoga into their writing. We will write in response to meditation-based prompts; your writing will be influenced by your selected “intention” for the workshop. Lastly, we will experiment with postures and breath work, and reflect on how these can aid in lessening the pressure and perceived seriousness of writing, and of life in general. BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat!).

About the instructor

MARIA HIERS is pursuing her MFA in poetry at the University of Houston. She is from Tampa, Florida. She is the recipient of an Inprint Fondren Foundation Fellowship. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in The Tampa Bay TimesThe Tallahassee Democrat, Hare’s Paw Literary MagazineHarpur PaletteThe Shore, and New Note Poetry. She is a yoga instructor certified through Yoga Alliance.

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