To tell our stories, we must first find them.
To tell our stories, we must first find them. Sometimes they are locked within our body, sometimes they are hiding behind the swirling thoughts in our mind, sometimes they are shrouded by old stories that no longer serve us. StoryFlow applies a three-pronged approach to unveiling our personal narratives: meditation helps to still and clear the mind, yoga allows the body to speak, and writing prompts allow stories to surface.
This program is a true integration of mind, body, and spirit. Once the mind and body are relaxed and open, writing will allow participants to bear witness to their lives how they evolved and have grown, where they welcomed transformation, and where opportunities exist for future evolution. A supportive and loving community will be built through specific intention exercises and inviting only positive responses when stories are shared.
**Judith Hannan's** recent book is The Write Prescription: Telling Your Story to Live With and Beyond Illness, which grew out of her experience writing Motherhood Exaggerated, her chronicle of caring for a child with cancer. Her essays have appeared in such publications as Women's Day, Narratively, The Forward, Spiritual and Health, Brevity, Cognoscenti, The Martha's Vineyard Gazette, among others. She is a lecturer at Yale and leads workshops for homeless mothers, young women in the criminal justice system, as well as those affected by physical or mental illness. Judith is a recipient of a 2015 Humanism-in-Medicine award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
**Lisa Weinert** is passionate about the healing power of storytelling. As a publisher (Archer Lit) and publicist (Lisa Weinert Consulting after a career at Random), she has worked with hundreds of bestselling and award-winning authors. As editor and publicist, she has witnessed first-hand how the written word transforms lives. Following her certificationin both Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga with Jillian Pransky, she began teaching restorative yoga and curating workshops in yoga and storytelling called StoryFlow. In June 2016, Lisa created the debut annual Narrative Medicine program at Krapalu, an immersion with doctors, yogis, and literary writers exploring the use and impact of storytelling and compassionate listening in the healing process. She is the host of the new podcast, "Narrative Medicine with Lisa Weinert."
**Cathy Trentalancia** has been practicing meditation since high school for over 40 years. She recently completed the MNDFL meditation teacher course in New York. She received her Master's Degree in South Asian Studies from Columbia University. Cathy taught 2nd-5th grade in New York as well as World Cultures in 9th grade at Greenwich Academy in Connecticut, where she created both an Asian Humanities curriculum and an interdisciplinary course on science vs. religion. A career in Media includes Cosmos with Carl Sagan, media consultant for Dungeons and Dragons, on-air correspondent for RAI Italia, Historical Consultant on the Cosmos series with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bridge to Understanding with David Broza, "The Healing Has Begun," with Richard Gere and Jonathan Cott, and several productions for PBS, HBO, and network televisions. She also published articles in several magazines as well as a guide on Milan and Lombardy for Bantam Books.
Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Download Recordings Only (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 95.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 85.00
In this class, we will be able to better access personal stories and examine them in new ways. As we learn to listen more deeply, we will develop a greater understanding of how the mind, body, and soul interact, leading us to discover new sources of inspiration, strengthen creative writing skills, and deepen our compassion for ourselves and others.
If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840 x 0.