Yoga e scrittura creativa in Toscana
Being, Seeing and Writing in
Yoga and Creative Writing Workshop in
Sunday 21st – Sunday 28th October 2012
This week long workshop in Pisa is a unique opportunity to unite one’s passion for art, beauty, history, nature and yoga while staying in a country resort in the heart of
Each day will include a dynamic yoga practice in the morning and three days therapeutic writing sessions and exercises. Afternoons will be for self reflection and self study followed by a restorative yoga class and meditation. Evenings there will be an opportunity to share work, discuss work or simply reflect on the experience of the day. Each person will leave with a good understanding of how to enhance the quality of their life and art with the practice of yoga as well as overcoming pain/problems through writing, There will be several outings...truffle hunting with a hound, horse riding in the San Rossore Park, wine tour and pasta workshop visit…
Samples of work and writing devices (Ipad, laptop, scratch pad ecc)
Vicki Vollmer has been practicing and teaching yoga for over twenty years; for many of those years she was on the faculty of the highly esteemed Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She now lives and teaches yoga in
Sasha Perugini was born in
Amy Kleine holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from
The Iyengar method
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of the living yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic yoga treatise Light on Yoga, who began teaching in
Today, at 93, he continues to teach and inspire students all over the world. His daughter, Geeta, and his son, Prashant, are also accomplished teachers and authors of yoga texts.
The Iyengar family’s teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2,500 years old. B.K.S. Iyengar’s intense practice and almost seventy years of teaching have produced significant innovations in the teaching of the art and science of yoga. To learn more about B.K.S Iyengar visit www.bksiyengar.com.
Therapeutic creative writing method
Once, during one of Sasha Perugini’s book presentations, a woman in the audience asked, “I write a lot, but what I write is personal to me and always negative. When does one’s writing of this kind become interesting to others? When can it be shared? And, why should I share it?”
This workshop is an opportunity to make friends with our personal difficulties and learn to find refuge in our own words when nothing else seems to be working. Creative writing is therapy for the soul and body, a digestive process of pain. We can talk about our difficulties and our frustrations with our friends, with our psychologist, with our hair stylist. However, we can also transform our difficulties into a poem, a short story, a novel or a song. And, we can decide to share this with others.
The idea behind this seminar was born out of the presenters’ (Sasha and Amy) own personal and professional experiences. Time after time, both have experienced that pain can be re-visited and transformed into something powerful, beautiful and reassuring. Everyone has images of film episodes, memories of phrases in songs, poignant book passages that cut right through to the heart and open up the direct channel to communication from pure emotion. In this workshop we work to open up these channels.
A series of exercises to stimulate introspection and written expression will be presented, focusing on ideas on how to explore your inner potential and resources that we all have and which enable us to handle life’s difficulties and pain. This is an opportunity to explore your own most intimate words; words you love, words you fear, words never said but that continue to echo in your mind for entire days at a time. Participants can choose whether or not to share their writing during the seminar. A part of the seminar will emphasize the therapeutic quality in writing and how to utilize this and a part will be dedicated to actual writing techniques, with concrete examples.
Poggio al Casone is just 25 minutes driving distance from the International Airport of Pisa and strategically placed for easy access close to the most famous art cities of Tuscany and the beautiful Etruscan Coast.http://www.poggioalcasone.com/
The programme includes
7 nights accommodation in double room occupancy and exclusive use of the whole premise (main villa, yoga studio, outdoor spaces)
All meals by Cuoche in Vacanza
During your stay, Cuocheinvacanza will prepare for you Vegetarian, Seasonal and Traditional Tuscan dishes.
- Daily excursion to Montaione village for truffle hunting with hound and old ceramic craftsmanship
- Daily excursion and guided tour to Certosa di Calci and San Rossore Natural Park,
- 15 Hours Yoga during 6 days
- 15 Hours therapeutic creative writing during 6 days
other travel related expenses
It is essential that you have insurance to cover such things as medical treatment, repatriation, loss of property and cancellation charges.