Becoming a Yoga Writer - Course Programme
Please note, this is an example of the course structure and materials. The exact content may differ slightly.
This 12-week course is delivered in six fortnightly modules.
Next course will commences autumn 2024
To register interest please email: [email protected]
More details to follow shortly
Module One – Getting Started
This module will help you find your feet as a writer and build firm foundations for your writing life. You will be encouraged to establish a regular Writing Meditation and Walking Meditation practice, to enhance your wellbeing and release your creativity. You will meet your tutor and fellow students. You will consider practical ways to integrate writing into your life.
Module Two – Getting Your Writing Flowing
In this module you’ll mindfully use your five senses to make your writing more sensual and readable. You will learn how to convey abstract concepts by using concrete images (bringing the spiritual down to earth). You will consider how to use yoga to remove creative blocks and get your ideas flowing again.
Module Three – Empower Your Writing
This module is a journey through perspectives and their impact on your writing. You’ll read examples of yoga writing in the first, second, and third person, and through a series of exercises, you’ll explore how a piece of writing changes depending on the point of view. We’ll also play about with bringing fun, surprise and original points of view into our writing.
Module Four – Tuning into Your Inner Wisdom & Navigating Stormy Waters
In this module we’ll focus on cultivating the art of mindful listening to access a deep well of inspiration for our writing. We’ll consider ways of tuning into our Inner Wisdom and trusting ourselves to be guided by it. We’ll also tackle the thorny problem of how to keep writing when difficult emotions arise, and how to navigate these stormy waters.
Module Five – Harnessing the Power of Your Imagination
In this module you’ll dive into the depths of your imagination, and reconnect with the curious, playful, imaginative side of your nature. You will experiment with collaging your writing, keeping a dream diary, and you will go on an artist’s outing. We'll investigate the power of rules to either restrict, or to expand, our freedom of expression.
Module Six – Tune into Cosmic Consciousness
In this module you’ll be encouraged to recommit to all those practices, such as Walking Meditation and Writing Meditation, that keep you a happy, healthy, and productive writer. You’ll hone the skill of editing and polishing your finished manuscript. You will explore ways to begin and end a piece of writing. You will discover how to make your writing an awesome experience for both yourself and the reader. We’ll touch briefly on publishing options, and the journey of a book from first ideas to publication.