Play: Flowing with Writing: Utilizing Contemplative Writing Pedagogies of Yoga to Achieve Clarity and Rethink The Body as Tools

Throughout the country, “Wring & Write Workshops” are cropping up to empower women to tell their stories. In higher education, contemplative writing pedagogy is on the rise as writing scholars, such as Christy Wenger and Carolina Mancuso, write about the body as it moves through the classroom, as it writes, and as it reaches greater insight through yoga. The stop, drop, and yoga approach to teaching is rather rogue, though, even after a few years of writing and practice. In this session, we will begin with very beginner, light yoga movements to warm up our bodies, our minds, we will write, we will flow with ideas and intentions, and we will discuss the insights we come to for having flowed into writing with our bodies.