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Yoga and creative writing workshop

Saturday 18th November 2017, 1030 – 1530

One Space, Union St, Sheffield S1 2JR


Whether you’re a creative writer whose work might benefit from a mindful focus, or an experienced yogi who has always been curious about their creative potential (or, of course, someone somewhere in between) these workshops are ideal for exploring new ideas and techniques.

Workshop One: The Senses

In this workshop we’ll be focusing on the senses. As writers we will be exploring how the use of our senses can deepen our experience of reading and how we can use this to create atmosphere in our own writing.

The yoga will help to free up the body and mind in order to write. We will use different ways to physically explore the senses during our yoga practice, giving us plenty of creative inspiration to draw upon and at the end of the workshop we will finish with a lovely relaxation. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Suzannah Evans is a poet based in Sheffield. She has published a chapbook of poems, Confusion Species, which was a winner in the Poetry Business Competition in 2012, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. She has had poems published in many places including Poetry Review and the Guardian’s Poem of the Week. She has been doing yoga with Leonie for three years and can vouch for its strengthening, relaxing effects!

Leonie Luxon undertook a three year diploma in Hatha Yoga through The British Wheel in 2006. She is also a level 3 qualified Pilates instructor and has many years’ experience helping to improve people’s wellbeing. She holds an MA in ‘Creative Writing: Innovate and Experiment’ from Salford University and has a previous work background in advertising industry as a Creative Copywriter as well as over 10 years experience as a lecturer in Advertising Design and Graphics at Salford and Sheffield Hallam Universities.

Leonie in a relaxing yoga pose

Rest and Restore Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop

Saturday 2nd December 2017, 1030 – 1330

Venue: Sharrow Community Forum
Old Junior School, Southview Road
Sheffield, S7 1DB


We scheduled our Rest and Restore workshop with special consideration to the time of year. The run up to Christmas is often a busy, stressful time when festive preparations can collide with work deadlines and social events. For many, especially those with small children, it’s a source of great excitement, anticipation and enjoyment. However, Christmas can be a loaded word for some people, who may have lost loved ones or who may be spending the holiday alone. With so many different emotions building alongside financial pressures and expectations, no wonder December may leave us feeling rather fraught.

Yoga and mindfulness can bring us back to sense of calm and peace. As we spend more time in this relaxed state, we will become more resilient to stress, gain perspective and a sense of connection between ourselves and others. The yoga practice will be gentle, focusing on yin and restorative postures, using breath awareness to bring us to a quieter state and ending with a blissful, deep relaxation.

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