Embodied Writing: Moving and Creating in Community A one-day yoga and writing workshop led by Ellie RoscherAugust 18, 2022 By Event Details Date: Saturday, Feb 4th, 2023, 9:00 am Venue: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Harrisville Room Categories: Regional Workshop, Writing Workshop 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. Saturday, February 4, 2023 9 AM – 4 PM, Central Time, Please arrive by 8:30AM Biography Ellie Roscher is the author of The Embodied Path, 12 Tiny Things, Play Like a Girl and How Coffee Saved My Life. She teaches yoga at Up Yoga and teaches writing at The Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Writing Project. Ellie holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Theology from Luther Seminary. Follow her at @ellieroscher and find out more at ellieroscher.com. 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: Registration for this workshop has now closed, as all registration spots have been filled.