1. What’s the most notable way yoga has influenced your creative life?
Dropping expectation is a big hitter in my creative life. I'm trying to let go of my need to know what is going to happen next, short term and long term included. I suppose this is a lesson in relinquishing control and yoga has definitely helped to school me in this. I'm choosing to have one simple (yet often challenging) goal / hope / prayer for myself and that's to show up. Every day, to sit down, to do the work and to be dedicated.
2. What are you most excited about sharing at the Yoga + Writing Urban Retreat?
Yoga has shape-shifted every corner of my life. I'm looking forward to sharing what I've learned along my path as a yogi, a teacher and a creative in the form of ideas, stories, simple practices and accessible tools. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and working alongside Harriet, too.
3. How does your writing practice shape your life? Or how is your life shaped by your writing practice?
Right now, my creative practice involves three to five hours a day of writing, morning and evening meditation and some form of movement. The writing goal is a fairly new addition to my daily schedule but one that's working well so far.
4. What do you think is so special / magical about the act of writing?
I've been experiencing a shift in the flow of my words lately. For a while, I felt like I was flushing out a clogged tap at an old cottage. Lately though, things have been clearer with less crap sputtering out. Like in yoga, every time I show up, things are different. I think that's what's special about writing, about creating: The endless possibility for endless possibilities. Step 1: Show up. Step 2: See what happens next.