Meditative Yoga and Writing
Join Natalia Andrievskikh (Jai Arti Kaur) and Andrei Guruianu for two weekends of guided meditation and creative writing workshops on January 18 and 25. The workshops will take form of an hour of Kundalini Yoga followed by an hour of a guided writing workshop where you will be able to apply the imaginative energy to tell the story you have always wanted to tell. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and their own yoga mats to use (or light blanket/throw). For those who need accommodations, the session can also be practiced sitting in chairs (provided).
Please register for each workshop using the form on our website: https://www.ssclibrary.org/activities/meditate-write/
About the yoga: You do not need to be a yoga practitioner to take part: the meditations are not physically challenging and are designed for all levels. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice of meditation that uses breathing techniques and light body movement to tap into one’s creativity. Each of us has an abundance of stories, images, and memories to share with the world; however, the everyday stress prevents us from being able to tap into the potential of our imagination. In these workshops, we will do a special meditation to free the mind and unleash the creative powers within.
About the instructors: Natalia Andrievskikh (Jai Arti Kaur) is a creative writer and Kundalini Yoga instructor. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2014 and is a believer in the healing and balancing powers of Kundalini yoga. For the past three years, she has worked as a professor of writing at New York University.
Andrei Guruianu is a professor of writing whose work often explores such topics as memory and forgetting, the role of art and of the artist, and the ability of place to shape personal and collective histories. He currently teaches at New York University.