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Creative Non-fiction Writing and Yoga: An Exercise in Vulnerability, Expression and Grace with Lisa Mae and Justin Hocking

Sunday-Wednesday Feb. 21-24, 2016

Are you a writer, or do you aspire to express yourself on paper? Do you love yoga, and want to blend your loves together in a place where you will have ample time and open space to do so? In this creative hybrid workshop, we'll explore vulnerability on the page and the mat, sparking connections to both readers and to our most authentic self. These forms of practice are process-oriented: both yoga and writing require centering, warm-up, repetition, and consistent refinement. Drawing inspiration from our own stories, we'll draft and share some of our own writing, opening to the subtle creative gifts that come during deep rest. Using creative vows and ritual, create the discipline to enhance and sustain both your writing and yoga practices beyond the workshop setting. Open to writers and yoga practitioners of any level of experience with either subject.

Justin Hocking co-directed the Independent Publishing Resource Center for eight years, and co-founded EOU's Wilderness Writing MFA Program. His most recent memoir is The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld. In 2015, he won the Oregon Book Award for Creative non-ficton. He is currently at work on several creative non-fiction projects as well as a book of short stories.

Lisa Mae is a writer of essay and experience; she is currently working on a collection of essays about the vibrant bodily experience of cancer and the pursuit of a creative, spiritual life.

Reservations directly through Brietenbush at 503.854.3320


Earlier Event: January 22
Bhakti and Yoga: The Heart of Practice
Later Event: May 13
Retreat Just for Mamas with Shana