Jennifer Pastiloff and Lidia Yuknavitch—both renowned in their fields in their own right, both known for their inventive, non-traditional methods, “Writing and the body” being at the heart of both of their work—decided to join forces a few years back and create a workshop 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.
They are now running their infamous workshop three times a year! Lucky for us since this workshop has been selling out a year in advance for awhile now.
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. Together they lead you to your most creative place by tapping into your body first, and then picking up the pen. But don't worry! 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.
Fall and Summer will now be smaller workshops that meet for one day longer at the Corporeal Center in downtown Portland. Spring will continue to be held at the Kennedy School in NE Portland. For specific dates and details keep reading!
WRITING & THE BODY: FALL 2018
Thursday, Oct 18th: 7pm - 9 pm: includes tea, wine and light snacks
Friday, Oct 19th: 10:30 - 5:30: including a 1 hour lunch break on your own
Saturday, Oct 20th: 10:30 - 5:30: including a 1 hour lunch break on your own
Sunday, Oct 21st: 10:00 - 3:00, includes hosted brunch together
WHERE: The Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland OR
REFUNDS: Should you need to cancel, you may do so up until 7/15/18, and you will be refunded all but $50. After 7/15/18 you will only receive a refund if we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS AND FILLS FAST. PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST AFTER IT FILLS AS WE DO MAKE USE OF THESE.
WRITING & THE BODY: SPRING 2019
Friday, April 5th: 7 - 9 pm, refreshments served
Saturday, April 6th: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, lunch included
Sunday, April 7th: 10:00 - 3:300 pm, coffee and lunch included
There will be vegetarian and gluten free options
WHERE: McMenamins Kennedy School: A hotel in NE Portland that features several restaurants and bars, a movie theater and soaking pool. This is a SMALL hotel so make your reservations early. Details below.
REFUNDS: Should you need to cancel, you may do so up until 12/31/18, and you will be refunded all but $50. After 12/31/18 you will only receive a refund if we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list. Email email@example.com
To book the hotel online, select the date--Friday 4/5/19 for 2-3 nights or Saturday 4/6/19 for 1-2 nights, and Choose Special Rate: Group/Block. Our code is: 1903CORPOR, or you can call the hotel at (503) 249-3983 and refer to the Corporeal Writing Spring Yoga Workshop Block.
WRITING & THE BODY: SUMMER 2019
WHEN: 2019: TBD
WHERE: Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204