The Pose and the Pen
Yoga and Writing Workshop
With Amy Duncan and Kay Schmerber
Sunday October 18, 2-4:30pm
Svadhyaya, one of the Niyamas, means Self-study and usually refers to the study of the sacred scriptures. It can also refer to the awareness and observation of one’s self during asana (yoga poses) practice.
In this workshop we will use writing as we would other props such as blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets, to bring awareness to our asana practice, just in a different way. The writing prompts will help you find that awareness.
Come and join us as we practice together and discover other aspects of ourselves and our practice.
Wear comfortable clothes – not too tight, not to baggy. Bring a notebook or journal to write in and a favorite pen
Kay Schmerber is a retired middle-school language arts teacher who writes and practices Soto Zen. A few years ago, she gave up her resistance to yoga classes and found something she had not known was missing: her body. Yoga taught her to pay attention to her body’s language, to treat its voice and agency with respect. Within the mindful stillness of yoga, a path was cleared for her body’s insights to be heard. Thanks to her friend Amy, she now she adds pen and paper to her supply of yoga props.
Amy Duncan has studied Iyengar Yoga since 1993. She began teaching yoga in 2002. She has trained and apprenticed with Portland-area and nationally recognized Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors. Her focus is on the correct alignment in each pose, bringing understanding, perception and humor to each of her classes. Amy became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor in 2012 and has been on the Sunset Yoga Center staff for over 10 years. Her friend Kay is encouraging her to take her writing outside of yoga.
When: Sunday October 18