Embodied Writing: Moving and Creating in Community (A Free Collegeville Institute Workshop)

Event Details

Writing and Yoga are two powerful, transformational spiritual practices that can bring us closer to God, ourselves, and each other. As a writer and yoga teacher, Ellie Roscher loves to pair writing, breath and movement in a way that invites us to inhabit our bodies and experience deeper embodiment. In this one day writing workshop, Ellie will lead participants through simple breath work, body movement, writing prompts and discussion to unlock and explore our bodies as writers. Our work as writers includes anything that drives us back to the page. Breath work and body movement can help us get unstuck and drop into our bodies where stories reside.

Honoring our body stories can increase our own sense of freedom and agency. Sharing our body stories can put pressure on society’s limiting master narratives so that all bodies can feel safe and belong. There are stories living and breathing under our skin. In community, let’s turn toward our bodies with curiosity and reverence on our path toward deeper embodiment, healing, and wholeness.

To prepare for our gathering, participants will be asked to: read a short reading, complete a writing prompt, and practice a brief meditation. Materials for these preparations will be sent two weeks before the workshop.

This workshop is open to all levels of writers and no yoga experience is required. There is no fee to attend this workshop. Lunch will be provided.

Transportation to and from the workshop location in Minneapolis is the responsibility of participants. Participants may be eligible to receive financial assistance to offset those travel expenses (may include lodging in workshop vicinity for those who need accommodations the night preceding the workshop and/or to help pay for driving travel expenses) by completing a Financial Need Statement on the registration form.

Registration is required.  Maximum number of participants: 20 per session.

The repeat session of this workshop will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the same venue and time. Participants who would be unable to attend the February workshop are encouraged to register for the September workshop. Registration for September will be available February 6.

Registration Process:

The registration will be open until all spots have been filled, on a first come, first served basis.