Tag Archives: Podcast

Writing in the Body Workshop Series

While this isn’t related to my podcast, Yoga for Writing,  it deeply relates to my path of bringing yoga to writers. Joining forces with the talented Taos poet, Robin Shawver, we introduced a series of seasonal workshops called Writing in the Body: a yoga and writing workshop. Finding your voice through movement, we use yoga, guided meditation and writing prompts to help writers supersede their purely intellectual mind and speak through their bodies. In our inaugural class last month, students generated some amazing work that was both creative and therapeutic. Also, it was fun. I like how this method compliments my podcast in that it is more related to hatha yoga and the physical aspect of the practice than to jnana yoga, the intellectual part. The combination makes for a great balance. Your body is trying to speak to you, what does it have to say?

Yoga for Writing Podcast

In case you haven’t noticed yet, my new podcast, Yoga for Writing: a podcast for miserable writers, is going strong.  I just completed episode 12 (one part of a 3-part series about Writing and Letting Go) and have no intention of stopping. I’ve really been enjoying applying yoga principles to my writing life and exploring even deeper how yoga can help writers to be less miserable. I’ve been practicing yoga for a couple of decades and teaching for nearly three years now and the lessons of yoga have seamlessly integrated into all aspects of my life without requiring me to think about it much. Just the act of practicing yoga has improved my life. In this podcast, I hope to help others in the same way, even those who may not find themselves on the mat. I secretly hope to encourage people to practice yoga on the mat (not much of a secret anymore, I guess) but I’m glad just getting people to see yoga as more than just a bunch of twisty poses. Already, I’ve heard from people who have told me that the podcasts have helped them. That’s the best. Moving forward, I hope to hear from more people. I know there are plenty of people struggling with their writing out there or wanting to write more but feeling held back for some reason. Don’t give up. Keep up the good work.

Yoga For Writing: a podcast for miserable writers

Because aren’t all writers just a little bit miserable? Otherwise, we have to work hard not to be. I have some ideas of my own why this is, as well as some ideas about how not to be a miserable writer. This is not about the craft of writing or how to do yoga, it’s about how to use the philosophies of yoga to inspire and enliven your writing life or at least to be a little less miserable.

I’ve had this idea for a while to combine my two passions, writing and yoga. I plan to post a weekly episode.

You can find them on iTunes.
Or at the website here.
I’d love to hear what you think (but only if you think it’s awesome) Thanks for checking it out!