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THIS JULY: Yoga of Songwriting Workshops for Teens and Adults

Monday, June 09, 2014

Dear Ones,

I have had this idea for a workshop nagging me in the back of my brain for the better part of two years now. Having spent the past few years becoming increasingly interested in yoga and meditation and the intersection between mindfulness practices and creativity, and having led numerous songwriting workshops at Wolf Trap, and speaking on the subject at a TEDxYouth conference in Paris, France in 2013, I have finally decided its time to try a little something.

So, I present to you the Yoga of Songwriting Workshops (that's the little something). To be clear, this isn't about physical yoga. It's about remembering who you are and expressing that through the tool of songwriting. Yoga is actually an ancient Sanskrit word whose meaning is to “yoke” or “join together”. The Yoga of Songwriting workshop therefore focuses on the union of mind, body, and soul in service of one’s creativity. Using mindfulness practices as well as songwriting techniques, participants will work to gently point inward, rediscover, and trust their authentic voice. Songwriting will be our tool; however, this workshop is as much about opening up to the place through which the song itself is born as it is about songwriting as a process.

Sound fun? Honestly, I can't wait to get started. There will be one weekend session for teens and another weekend session for adults. Check out the Tour page for registration and more info.

Peace, Love, Music, and Whatever is Left Over After That,

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