Writing as a Path to Awakening
The Yoga of Writing & Creativity
With Dr. Melody Moore & Albert Flynn DeSilver
May 5-7, 2017
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California
In my 27 years of coming to Omega workshops this has been one of the highlights. Albert Flynn DeSilver’s workshop sparked a daily movement of awakening through attention, stillness and awareness in such a wonderful flow. . .
—V.K. Rhinebeck, N.Y.
The body doesn’t lie. When your the body is re-awakened your heart is cracked open, your creativity blooms!
Great writing can only emerge from an open heart, a clear-seeing mind, and a fully inhabited body. The complementary practices of writing, yoga, and meditation enhance creativity and awakening, strengthen relationship, ground us in our truth, open us to emotional and spiritual insights and create confidence and connection.
Like yoga, the practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness, a tool for deeper self-awareness, and an awakening to our true nature. Many of our greatest spiritual teachers from around the world have also been writers. From Sappho in the 7th century BC, to Rumi in the 13th century, to Thomas Merton, Natalie Goldberg, and the Dalai Lama today—the written word has the power to not only inspire, but awaken the very best in the human heart. What’s in your heart that is longing to be released and revealed? What has cracked you open and offered you wisdom to heal and to serve?
Whether you are a new writer just beginning to journal or an advanced writer seeking to complete a book project, this workshop will help re-align and reconnect you to your innate creative and spiritual brilliance. It’s already in you. Let us help you get out of the way of whatever is keeping you from realizing your potential as a writer.
ENJOY. . .
Time to write. (you deserve this!)
CULTIVATE NEW SKILLS. . .
to enhance and improve your writing.
PLAY & DISCOVER. . .
your innate creative brilliance.
LET GO. . .
of old fears, doubts and perfectionism.
CONNECT. . .
with your true self AND a diverse community of fellow creatives!
Workshop fee: $297 until April 1st, 2017.
$349 April 1st – May 1st.
Each day will include:
Mindful yoga explorations with an emphasis on increasing sensitivity, developing inner listening and intuition, and awakening the body’s pathways to creative energy.
Guided meditations to inspire your imagination and reconnect you with your true heart.
Innovative writing prompts and exercises that help you express your inner river of imagery and story.
Whether you are a new writer just beginning to journal or an advanced writer seeking to complete a book project, this workshop will help re-align and reconnect you to your innate creative and spiritual brilliance.
|Friday May 5|
|Arrival and Registration||2:00-6:00pm|
|Welcome and Orientation||8:00-9:30pm|
|Saturday May 6|
|Morning Yoga & Writing Session||9:30-12:30pm|
|Afternoon Yoga & Writing Session||2:00-5:00pm|
|Evening Program Activity (fun) TBD||8:00-10:00pm|
|Sunday May 7th|
|Morning Yoga & Writing Session||9:00-12:00pm|
|Close and optional lunch||12:30pm|
+ FOOD & LODGING AT ASILOMAR
RATES ARE BOTH NIGHTS ALL INCLUSIVE:
|Double Occupancy||$389.64 per person|
|Triples||$324 per person|
|Quads||$296 per perso|
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*REFUND POLICY: Full refund within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days refund given -20% admin fee with a registered replacement ONLY!
The grace, gentleness, and subtlety of your teachings and your presence allows a safe, trusting open space where delicate possibilities can emerge.
—E. B. Louisville, CO
I have learned so much in this retreat, not only about writing, but about enlightening our souls
—S. M. Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Melody Moore, Ph.D., RYT
Dr. Melody Moore, Ph.D., RYT is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, yoga teacher, author, and social entrepreneur. In 2015, she was featured as one of ten “Game Changers” by the Yoga Journal and chosen as one of 100 “Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide” by EBW2020. She is the founder and president of the Embody Love Movement Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Moore’s work has been featured in the books Yoga and Body Image (eds. Klein and Guest-Jelly) and Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness (eds. Costin and Kelly) as well as National Geographic Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra, Elephant Journal, and Origin Magazine. Dr. Moore serves as a faculty member for Off the Mat, Into the World, a social-profit that empowers leaders to become conscious activists. She is also a founding member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. In her private practice, she has spent over 15,000 clinical hours specializing in recovery of Eating Disorders through integrated treatment of psychotherapy, yoga, and holistic nutrition. Dr. Moore teaches yoga and embodied expression workshops and trainings internationally.
“There have been only a few times my life I have met a woman who is completely at home and at peace in her being, in her skin, and who then radiates out, just by being alive, the essence of being. Of presence. Melody is one of those women. She then takes that hard won presence and channels it into her retreats, her on-line courses, her talks, her life, with dignity, humor, authenticity, and most of all, relevance to the struggles and challenges of being a woman in a body doing her best to live a life of purpose and beauty.
—Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort and The Life Organizer
“Melody Moore is an inspiring teacher, presenter and community leader. She has the rare ability to communicate tremendous knowledge in ways that are widely accessible, immediately useful, and shared with a sense of love and compassion that create ease and receptivity. It’s always a pleasure to work with her and learn from her.”
—Jennifer Cohen Harper, Board President, Yoga Service Council