Three Saturdays: Feb 26, March 5 and March 12, 2022 | 1:45-3:15 PM
Mission Studio (in-person) at 320 1800 4th St. SW + Livestream | In-person please arrive by 1:30 PM
$35 General | Full Series $99
$25 WGA Members (Visit WriteClick for WGA member promo code) | Full Series $75
Please contact Dalia at Yoga Santosha at [email protected] or call 403.244.9642 if you need assistance.
PARKING is available for $2.50. Access to the parkade is on 18th Ave via the back of the building and entrance to the studio is on Level P3.
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Yoga Santosha will offer a series of 3 weekly yoga and writing workshops intended to explore the therapeutic overlap between physical movement and creative writing. Lisa and Sam will share prompts and readings throughout each unique session exploring themes of clarity, impermanence, resilience, reconnection, compassion, heart, and how the pandemic has impacted us individually and collectively over the past two years.
The studio will be heated to a warm temperature to invite our physical bodies to drop more easily into imagination and transportive reflection as we weave between gentle (mostly yin) postures and exploratory writing time. Participants can choose to register for the full series or individual sessions. February 26 will be an opportunity to take stock of the present moment and to observe where (and why) we may feel stuck physically and emotionally; March 5 will explore postures, questions and notions of freedom, safety and release. March 12 will delve into the vulnerability and courage of heart opening, both in yoga and in storytelling. All sessions are intended to encourage ease in the body, peace to the spirit and creative flow to the mind.
No yoga or writing experience is required. Blocks and bolsters will be available at the studio to create comfortable sitting arrangements and writing surfaces. Please wear comfortable exercise/yoga clothes and be ready with a notebook and pen. In-studio writing will be longhand. For those who register to attend livestream, it is strongly recommended to create a quiet space at home with a yoga mat, at least two yoga blocks (or dictionaries!) and a bolster.
Lisa Tierney completed her teacher training (RYT 500) first with Rameen Peyrow, and later with the World Conscious Yoga family in Rishikesh, India under the guidance of Yogi Vishveketu. Lisa has been a dedicated teacher at Yoga Santosha since the summer of 2010, helping students sink into the power of the present moment; the power of awareness, moving mindfully, breathing, and accepting where we are at. Lisa was a Senior News Production Editor with CTV for 19 years. Full bio at yogasantosha.ca/team-lisa-tierney/
Samantha (Sam) Warwick completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ning Gao at Yoga & Beyond and an additional 40 Hours of Alliance Yin Training with Stephanie Nosco. She is the author of the novel Sage Island, many nonfiction articles and some poetry. She directed literary programs for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta for 15 years and is most recently focused on her second novel, flash stories and a literary journalism project. Full bio at samanthawarwick.com