Wake Up Yoga & Writing Retreats

Upside and Down: Exploring Perspective through Writing and Yoga

Yoga and Writing Retreat at The Christine Center, Willard, WI July 29 to Aug. 2, 2018

Through yoga we open ourselves to possibility. Our bodies stretch and grow strong, our spirits are deepened, and our minds relax and renew. When the body, spirit, and mind are united, amazing things happen. Integrating writing experiences with a yoga practice enriches and enlivens the opportunities for creative growth.

Looking at everything in a new way—right side up, upside down, or sideways will be our theme. We will practice a variety of yoga poses and writing techniques designed to help us view ourselves and our writing from new perspectives. Combining these modalities allows the inner and outer world to be explored through a different lens as we experiment, play, deepen, and grow.

Whether you are a seasoned yogi and writer, or just beginning to explore, you will grow from from this innovative workshop filled with techniques that can be applied to all levels of practice and all genres of writing. Time will be available for writing in silence as well as for optional sharing in a safe and supportive community.

Participants will return home with a greater awareness of how writing enhances a yoga practice as well as how a yoga practice enhances creativity.

Discovering Truth: Writing & Yoga Workshop

Yoga and Writing Retreat at the Christine Center, Willard, Wisconsin July 24-26, 2017

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How do you recognize your own voice, your own truth? And does that voice—found in your body, mind, and spirit—need a little waking up?

Through yoga we open ourselves to possibility. Our bodies stretch and grow strong, our spirits expand, and our minds relax and renew. Amazing things happen when the body, mind, and spirit are united through mindful writing and yoga.

Writing opportunities will be combined with a multifaceted yoga experience designed to open the chakras and deepen awareness of the self. This awareness will enable participants to express themselves and their own truths in unique and creative ways.

Whether you are a seasoned yogi and writer, or just beginning to explore, you will grow from from this innovative workshop filled with techniques applicable to all levels of practice and all genres of writing. Time will be available for writing in silence as well as for optional sharing in a supportive, safe community.

Participants will return home with a greater awareness of how writing enhances a yoga practice as well as how a yoga practice enhances creativity.

Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson

Joanne’s writing appears in Brevity, Consequence, Redivider, The Riding Light Review, and others. She writes creative nonfiction, essays, commentaries on craft, and reviews. Joanne is a contributor to Lake Effect on 89.7 WUWM, the local NPR affiliate. In addition, she gives presentations on topics related to spirituality and writing, the personal essay, and creativity. Joanne lives in Hartland, Wisconsin where she develops and leads community writing programs, maintains a psychotherapy practice, and adjuncts. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Sabré Page

Sabré Page

Sabré has been leading international yoga retreats in Mexico and Central America since 2013. She has routinely taught classes in Fort Collins, Colorado since 1998. She believes her prior experience as a Massage Therapist on Martha’s Vineyard for 11 years has enhanced her teaching immeasurably. Sabré has a B.A. from the University of Texas in Creative Writing and has taught writing workshops. She is also an avid hiker, a visual artist, and has published in The Sun magazine.

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