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

Steven’s introduction to Yoga began in the year 2000. As an avid weight lifter, Steven sought to push his limits of strength by enhancing the flexibility of his muscle tissue. When he joined a twice weekly classical yoga class, he received the flexibility he sought, plus a whole lot more. Through the years, he utilized the simple kriya, pranayama, and vinyasa techniques taught by his first yoga teacher to maintain emotional stability, physical health, and mental clarity.
Recognizing that yoga offers every individual the opportunity to transform life from the inside out, Steven became a seeker on the yogic path, exploring a variety of styles.His method of transmitting yoga to others includes the classical techniques of pranayama, asana, and meditation.
Steven’s personal yoga practice provides a solid foundation upon which he thrives in his career within the stock market industry. Aware of the pressures of the modern corporate workforce, Steven understands yoga can improve the quality of life for all individuals, regardless of their physical condition.

“And now Yoga”
Patanjali Sutra 1.1