Writing & The Body Summer

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Writing & The Body Summer

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Jenn Pastiloff & Lidia Yuknavitch are adding a new workshop! Well, it is actually the same process as Writing & The Body--which is a process done in shared energy, and it is different every time. Another way this is different is that it will take place at the new Corporeal Center, we are capping it at half the participants of the spring workshop, so a bit more intimate. AND we are adding a day! So you'll get one more day to work with Jenn & Lidia & one another. 

“Writing and the body” are at the heart of both Lidia and Jen’s work so they decided to join forces and create a space where you can safely listen to and interpret the things our bodies tell us. This workshop will be non- traditional and, as Lidia says, will explore how stories and their forms can come from corporeal places, not just literary traditions and MFA programs.

We will do yoga (you do not have to be good at yoga or know it all) in order to open the body in Jen’s workshops and we will write about the body in Lidia’s workshops. Combining movement and writing moves you into a deeper space that allows words take over. Expect to flow, sweat, sing, write, dance and laugh as you let go of what is no longer serving you. Manifest what you want in your life.

You do not have to be a published or experienced writer or yogi- we are looking for people who have heart. You have a desire to write? You have a body? Then this weekend is for you. 

The weekend will be about letting go of fear, taking risks, connection and trust. The focus of the weekend is about being human: mind, body and soul. It’s about letting go of fear. It’s about finding your voice as a writer and as a woman. If I wasn’t afraid I would…?  What makes me come alive? Who would I be if nobody told me who I was?

What am I scared to write about? Questions like this and many more will be sought out and answered in this unique workshop which will strengthen the connection between your mind and your body.Bring an open heart. Expect to go beyond your comfort zone.  This experience is about life: unpredictable, sometimes messy, beautiful, human.


  • Thursday, June 21st:
    • 7 pm for opening circle, snacks and wine
  • Friday, June 22nd:
    • arrival at 10:00 am, firm start at 10:30, coffee and snacks all day
    • 1:30 - 2:30, lunch break on your own (many places within walking)
    • 2:30 - 5:30, more workshop 
  • Saturday, June 23rd:
    • arrival at 10:00, firm start at 10:30, coffee and snacks all day
    • 1:30 - 2:30, lunch break on your own
    • 2:30 - 5:30, more workshop 
  • Sunday, June 24th: 
    • arrival at 9:30, firm start at 10:00, coffee and snacks all day
    • Jenn will put you through some body stuff...
    • then we eat brunch! Bagels, lox, fruit, salad, quiche, mimosas & more. 
    • End at 3:00 (so people can catch flights. The max train to the airport is pretty close to us.)

WHERE: Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

COST: $800

Email zinn@corporealwriting.com with questions.