Letting Go- A Workshop in Poetry and Yoga
Saturday the 26th November, 10 AM-6 PM, at a beautiful location in Bristol
In this intimate and nurturing space we gather to explore language, voice and the body in unison. For those who have never taken pen to paper, self to stage, and for those more experienced but wanting to expand or explore other areas of creativity, this workshop combines group work with individual focus, making sure everybody has the chance to create something unique to them.
We all have a story and our own way of sharing it, using Yoga and Creative Writing we explore the theme of ‘Letting Go’ as a powerful avenue to come back to our bodies, creatively use our voice and to stand up and speak out. Combined with a morning of Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Mediation in which Yoga is used as a pathway into our creative force, students are encouraged to turn inwards and find their expression with strength and grace. In this Yoga class we aim to evoke deep feeling and care around how we use this practise to inspire us, how we can live a more connected existence, allowing us the freedom to make choices that better support our lives and in turn our spirit. We will provide an incredible Ayurvedic lunch and light evening meal created by Chef Raul Garcia Crespo, who uses food to nourish and nurture the body and mind. We will have an afternoon of Creative Writing taught by Rebecca Tantony, who has, ‘an unique ability to engage, empower and challenge those that previously felt unvalued and voiceless to write and perform poetry from the heart. She is a brilliant role model, artist and practitioner’ (Jamie Luck) and who The Guardian have called “Mesmerising.”
This workshop guarantees to offer something very special. Here is a opportunity to unravel anything that is not useful or to simply relax and glow.
The cost is £100 including food- Places are very limited. Please email to confirm your attendance and receive instructions on payment methods.
Rebecca Tantony is an electric writer. Her work offers a tapestry of intricate themes, bold writing and passionate intensity, creating a lyrical conversation which speaks white hot words straight to the heart. She has performed her work in numerous venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Arnolfini, St George’s, South Bank Centre and Colston Hall, as well as a scattering of pub toilets. Her short stories, journalism, and poetry have been published in various anthologies and magazines and her recent collection of poetic flash non-fiction, ‘Talk You Round Till Dusk,’ was published by Burning Eye Books in early 2015. She is currently finishing her second collection, ‘All the Journeys I Never Took,’ and in 2017 will be touring her Arts Council Funded immersive spoken word show under the same title. Rebeccahas written some interesting commissions and has been writer in residence in a variety of libraries, schools and art institutes. When not performing she teaches spoken word in multiple venues, including the Barbican Theatre and Royal Geographical Society. In San Francisco, Rebecca worked for the globally-recognised creative writing centre, 826 Valencia.
Originally trained as a dancer Fay has enquired into the moving body most of her life. She trained in Cecheeti Ballet from a young age and later went on to study contemporary dance in her early teens. At 18years old she spent 4 years training in Choreography, Performance and Dance movement techniques whist working as a Professional Dancer alongside. She offers a wealth of experience in anatomical alignment, movement development and dynamic phrasing. Fay has found walking this earth with spirit to be the most beautiful experience of her life. Through dance, nature and yoga she has found portals to bliss, peace and connection, that she now wishes to share. She has many influences to her teachings, largely her lifetime of Ballet and Contemporary dance, but also her love for a wide variety of styles of Yoga, Capoeira Angola and Mysore. Her professional Yoga training was Hatha based with further training in Anusara, Restorative and Thai Yoga Massage. She now teaches a Vinyasa Flow with a focus in her personal life to seek expansive loving experiences with nature and spirit.
Chef Raul Garcia Crespo
Raul grew up surrounded by the Mediterranean cuisine of Southern Andalusia; fresh vegetables from his family farm, fish from the local sea, the dining table was always bursting with colour, passion and diversity. Since completing his MA in Political Anthropology at the University of Granda, Raul has traveled filled with a desire to learn the culture and food of the world. Combining his love of humanity, health and nourishment, he creates multi-lingual dishes that fuse a melting pot of international flavours. In India Raul trained in Ayurvedic cooking. He integrates his knowledge of the mental and physical benefits of spices and herbs into all his dishes as well as brining the fresh vivid sharpness of the Vietnamese kitchens he has worked in and the Gastronomic picante fire from the Mexican oven. Raul is always expanding his interest in the traditional and established culinary methods, yet exploring new dimensions, creating fusions and adding his own big hearted Spanish dynamism to every menu he creates.