REWRITE your STORIES MINI WORKSHOPS
Practice self reflection, yoga, journaling, and storytelling in Brooklyn!
Tues, Sept 18th from 11am - 1.15pm
in Brooklyn, NY
* We'll meet close to the 15th st circle corner of Prospect park, and walk to a few different places to yoga, sit, journal and share!
* BYO yoga mat or towel/blanket + waterbottle.
or by donation (suggested $17)
DRAW. WRITE. REFLECT. YOGA. DRAW. WRITE. REFLECT. YOGA. DRAW. WRITE. REFLECT. YOGA. DRAW. WRITE.
What stories do you tell yourself? What stories do you listen for? What role do certain stories play in your life? Stories can be as elaborate as the Harry Potter sagas taking our creative side for a walk (hello imagination!) or as simple as sharing the real life process of your morning routine (whoa, I never thought of my teeth
brushing experience as interesting before now!). Language we chose informs our values and beliefs and how we get along in this world. We can literally open our perspective and shift our entire personal and/or professional landscape by bringing awareness to language.
Our ability to categorize, group and make meaning of our experiences is amazing and allows us to build our stories - which are ever changing as is life. Let's turn our story writing ability into a super power by experiencing it in a particular way - in self reflection.
Self reflection can be incredibly liberating. Reflecting through journaling and speaking a story (or pieces of a story) in a herd can resonate deeply.
*photos by Amanda Lyons
This workshop will provide prompts and activities for us as individuals and as a community. Whether you're thrilled to share your writing or that makes you nervous, there will be open opportunities to connect with those in the workshops and share your reflections (or not - as you wish). By witnessing each other's stories, we build resonance (connection or meaning) as we relate to parts of the stories we hear.
No prior experience needed for this workshop! Bring your own yoga mat or towel/blanket, a water bottle and if you have a favorite journal and pen or marker bring that along. We will also supply some materials for journaling.
REWRITE YOUR STORIES - CHANGE YOUR LIFE
rewrite the stories you tell yourself,
the stories you tell everyone,
the stories you tell no one
What will each workshop look like?
We'll practice listening, mindful writing, storytelling and begin to embody our stories with movement in nature. There will be small group conversations, journaling, time to practice yoga (not necessarily in that order). We'll might get to stretch our imagination and write / rewrite a story we'd like to share beyond the workshop.
Meet your facilitator!
Amanda Lyons, MS
Lyons is an artist and facilitator hosting workshops, illustrating and drawing out as many reflections and visions as she can! With an MS in Organization Development, the eye of an artist and the capacity to make work fun in all its complexity, Lyons has been known to create meaningful experiences.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAW. WRITE. REFLECT. WRITE. IMAGINE. WRITE. REFINE YOUR LANGUAGE. UNEARTH MEANING. REWRITE.
Wait, STORIES? Traditionally, there are oral traditions passed between the generations, narrative books for adults, children's books combining the word with images and many other 'stories.' For this workshop, we will define 'stories' as the thoughts (words, images and impressions) weaved together to form meaning based in our individual human histories and experiences. They reside in our heads as weaved quilts of language interspersed with beliefs and biases.