A workshop for those who practice both yoga and writing.
What does yoga teach us that might be lessons about writing? What can we find in texts on yoga theory and practice that can be applied to our understanding and practice of writing? What’s the relationship between practice, body, and self? What ideas, experience and expectations do we bring to our practice? Can yoga be creative? What can yoga teach the writing body?
In this workshop, we consider questions like this and other aspects of practice with reference to both disciplines. The workshop is led by an author who has long experience in both, and in thinking about their relationship.
Issues like obstacles, conflicts, routine, inspiration, satisfactions are explored. Discussions, exercises and Q&A are included. The workshop is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of practice, inspire new ways to do it, and strengthen our commitment. It provides a meeting of similarly interested people.
Participants will be able to send in a question before the workshop.
When: Friday 6 December, 10am – 4pm Where: Byron Writers Festival Office, Level 1 – 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay Tickets: $85 Members / $105 General
Inez has published many short stories and essays and a dozen critically acclaimed books of fiction and non-fiction (3 of them first published in India, where Inez has been writer-in-residence at Madras University, an Asialink Fellowship holder, a speaker at many conferences, and a student of Iyengar Yoga), most recently Turn Left At Venus (Transit Lounge 2019).
She has a PhD in Creative Writing; in Australia, India, USA and Europe, Inez has lectured on writing issues and taught creative writing in universities, schools and community groups, mentored several writers, given many readings and talks, been a guest at conferences, seminars and literature festivals, and a resident at various international writers’ centres.