Moving with Words: A Yoga and Creative Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Garner & Alessandro Gozzi
2 Avenue Ln
Oxford OX4 1YF
As human beings we are meant to tell stories: to entertain and also to understand our own experiences. We are also meant to delight in movement. This workshop will combine Yoga and creative writing to free up creativity through the process of connecting body and mind.
Expect an interspersed series of exercises exploring movement and words. We will be looking at how to balance playfulness with concentration to develop our creativity both on the page and in the world.
As a follow-up to the workshop there will be the opportunity to submit a short piece of your own writing to Elizabeth for personal feedback.
No previous experience necessary – just a willingness to experiment and explore.
Times: 2 – 5.30pm. There will be a short break part way through the workshop for tea and vegan cakes
Level: All levels welcome, no experience in writing or Yoga required.
Elizabeth is an award-winning author. She teaches Creative Writing at Oxford University and also has 20 years’ experience as a story-development editor in feature film and fiction publishing. As the arts trustee of The Blackden Trust, she has developed inter-disciplinary events, focused on combining creativity and research skills to produce work, rooted in history and tradition, that speaks to the modern world.
Alessandro has been practising Yoga for over 25 years. He completed his training in 2007 at Jivamukti Yoga with founders David Life and Sharon Gannon, and has gone on to train with Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York, and in Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater. Alessandro is a senior teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, and is the co-founder of YogaVenue and the Spiralling Crow Teacher Training School.
Alessandro teaches classes that are physically demanding, mentally stimulating with the intention to affect heart, head and spirit. Emphasizing gracefulness, concentration, attention to detail, safety and laughter, he aims to inspire others to explore the edge of their potential and push the limits of who they are as individuals. Alessandro is particularly interested in how yoga can support us in our daily life. Alessandro draws from a background in competitive endurance sports, Aikido, Shiatsu, as well as injury, sickness and dis-ease. He has been an Aikido teacher for many years.