Jessey Nickells
Writing & Yoga Workshop: Cracking the Spine
Writing & Yoga Workshop: Cracking the Spine - Jessey Nickells

Location: West Bucktown, 2528 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647.

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Sundays
May 7-Jun 18

regular: $80
member: $64


Week One: Cracking the Spine (Hatha Vinyasa Class)
“I’ve done it, I’ve done it! Guess what I’ve done! I’ve invented a light that plugs into the sun”
-Shel Silverstein “Invention”

Sunday May 7
10am-12pm

regular: $25
member: $20

In this series of yoga classes for writers each 2 hour class will be inspired by a section of a story arch. The intention in class one will be to move playfully. We will flow through sequences reaching and stretching, hold poses and make silly sounds. Leaving our critical eye at the door and trying to find the inner child. Each class will begin with writing prompts and meditation then wrap up with free writing and open discussion. Please bring something to write with and on and remember the studio space is a place of support.

Beginners welcome
Safe space for creation



Week Two: Rising Action (Hatha Class)

Sunday May 21
10am-12pm

regular: $25
member: $20

The second class in the series yoga for writers will be focusing on rising action. We will begin our class with writing prompts then move into a Hatha yoga class. This form of yoga focuses on setting up stances correctly then holding them for several breaths. Focusing our attention on the smaller details and challenging our bodies with stillness. We will leave time at the end of class to expand on the writing prompt or free write followed by an open discussion. Please bring something to write with and on and remember the studio space is a place of support.

Beginners welcome
Safe space for creation



Week Three: Climax (Vinyasa flow class)

Sunday Jun 4
10am-12pm

regular: $25
member: $20

The third class in the series yoga for writers will be focused on the peak or climax of a story arc. We will begin with writing prompts and move through a energetic class. Warming our bodies with sun salutations and challenging ourselves with balancing poses. As or bodies move our minds clear to make space for the present moment. We will end the class with free time to revisit prompts or free write and as always share our experiences or writing in open discussion. Please bring something to write with and on and remember the studio space is a place of support.


Beginners welcome
Safe space for creation



Week Four: Resolution (Restorative class)

Sunday Jun 18
10am-12pm

regular: $25
member: $20

As with the end of each book, our yoga for writers series ends in hopeful resolution. Saturated with meditation and restful poses the intention of this week’s practice is to actively let go. Expanding our tools of meditation to relax the senses and be open to new internal perspectives.
Class will begin with writing prompts and end with free writing time and the opportunity to share any work generated over the series. Please bring something to write with and on and remember the studio space is a place of support. Students are welcome to congregate at 90mile after class for further discussion if they would like.

Beginners welcome
Safe space for creation



About Jessey Nickells

Ali is committed to teaching yoga as an art and science. She is a Senior instructor for Prajna Yoga under the guidance of Tias Little and offers workshops and training throughout the Midwest. Her approach weaves classical yoga with mindfulness meditation, applied anatomy and somatics. Learn more at alimodell.com