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New Body Speaking workshop series in Hilo

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Writing practice with Ruth Thompson

Our bodies are the keepers of our stories. In this monthly series, writers and yogis of all levels will gather to explore movement, breath, meditation, and inner listening as a way to generate writing from the body.

Each 90 minute class will include an eclectic blend of asana, energy work, dance and pranayama. Guided loving-kindness meditations will lead into deep listening to the stories our bodies hold, and flow naturally into writing.

Ruth Thompson is the author of three books of poetry. She has a PhD in English and now teaches creative writing. She received her yoga teacher certification through the Sivananda organization in 2007 and since then has studied intensively with Angela Farmer.

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Cost per class: $25 ($20 for “40 Days” students) Meets one Sunday a month for four months from 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Feb 28th / March 27 / April 24 / May 22

Yoga Centered Studio 37 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Last Sunday, as thunder rolled in and the sweet rain began to fall at last on Hilo, I was in the middle of leading a loving-kindness meditation for a wellness series. I could feel every stressed tree, every parched blade of grass, open its cells and sigh with relief. It seemed so perfect to be offering sweetness to our own bodies and hearts. Afterward, I kept thinking of Hopkins’ “send my roots rain,” and the many sorts of rain our roots need. Here is the loving-kindness meditation created for that workshop.