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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

Beginning Writing Class (Hilo)


This class is for people who are interested in starting to write, and also for people who already write but would like to refocus their practice.

Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of writing practice. We’ll talk about “morning pages” and keeping a notebook, experiment with writing from prompts, writing in nature, and revising.

Most meetings will begin with movement and meditation. There will be in-class writing time, and a time to share what you’re experiencing and ask questions.

The class will meet every other Sunday afternoon from 4:15-5:45, beginning Sunday April 19th and ending Sunday June 28th.

There are 4 places remaining in the class, so please confirm your place if you’re interested.

You can email Ruth at