Space to Write: The Journey with Ash
10th May | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm£30 – £75
Space to write.
That is really all I wanted from the last year or so – a chance to dig into my second book, to travel with the characters and to explore their world. With a busy life and responsibilities around every corner, I found it difficult to create enough space for my creative practice. It was my restful Yoga practice that eventually became my gateway.
The tools and techniques that I have gathered to support me in life, now allow me the means to move more efficiently into a mode which facilitated creativity: a calm, focussed and productive state.
These are the tools that I would like to share with you, to ready our minds for our playful, focussed and guided writing practice.
We will begin with a Restorative practice (supported by bolsters, blankets and the cosy atmosphere of Wild Wolf’s Yoga). The practice itself will vary depending on our week’s writing focus but expect visualisation, use of sound and gentle breathing exercises.
This will then be followed by a tea-fuelled writing session! Each week will be structured around a theme – inspiration, plot and character. I will guide you through exercises to focus your work and there will be (entirely optional) opportunities to share.
Our sessions will be held on Sunday evenings 4-6pm. There will be cups of tea and a few treats to help us along on our writing journeys (after our meditations!). This will be a supported, encouraging space. All words and participants are welcome.
April 19th: Wild Ideas – kickstart your creative journey. Anything is possible!
May 10th: The Journey – Story arcs and plotting.
June 14th: The Wanderer – Who is your character? What will they be taking on this journey? What do they want and what do they need?
Writers who are inspired by this journey can expect a further progression in September where we will bring our stories and workshop them together.
This is a course designed to guide students through the first steps into story, no experience of either Yoga, meditation or writing is required.
What you will need to bring:
– A notebook and pen
Dates: April 19th, May 10th, June 14th
Location: The Wolf Den (the upstairs studio), Wild Wolf’s Yoga, St Nicholas St
Price: £75 for the course or £30 drop-in