The Sacred Ordinary October 10, 2023 By Event Details Date: Saturday, Feb 24th, 2024, 9:00 am Venue: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Harrisville Room Categories: 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. This day will center around the idea of the sacred ordinary. The present moment is shimmering with holiness. Yoga and writing are two practices that can dust off the soul and cleanse the lenses of our faith. Together, let’s remember the truth, practice attentive noticing, come back home to the divine in the mundane, and move toward a contentment in the present moment. We will unlock 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 24, 2024 9 AM – 4 PM, Central Time, Please arrive by 8:45AM Biography Ellie Roscher is the author of Remarkable Rose, 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 Minnesota Writing Project and Plum Wellness and Writing. 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: 15 per session. Registration Process: Register HERE.