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Embodied Expression- A Yoga and Writing Workshop

This workshop will explore the connections between the powers of language and the riches of Yoga. Depending on the group, we can follow what interests us and support each other in ways that feel most relevant, but here are some questions we might ask:
What is the relationship between listening to our bodies and listening to ourselves? How can we find more courage and creativity on our mats and the page? What structures of support can we create so that we are writing, and practicing, more often?

Each class will include a combination of reading, writing prompts, meditation, and yoga. Between classes, optional writing ideas and additional reading offered, ranging from poetry to fiction, and non-fiction. Sharing of writing is welcome, but 100% optional from beginning to end and a trauma-sensitivity will be reflected in the structure and guidance of the class.

Bring a notebook for writing prompts, wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and consider signing up with a friend. As an artist, yogi, and life-long writer, i’m about as excited as any introvert can be to share this time with you. It’s going to be empowering, magic-making, and FUN.

This course will be offered on Mondays, November 25 – December 16, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. 

This 4 week series is being offered Pay-What-You-Can $20-$80. Sign Up here.

The full value of this class is $80. Learn more about our Pay-What-You-Can pricing.

You can register online, over the phone at 434-218-7677, or in person at our Jefferson School locationThis series will require a minimum of 10 people to be signed-up. Feel free to share with  your friends and invite them to join you! 

Please Note: No substitutions. Cancellations for this series must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class; refunds will not be issued after this point. Refunds are not available for missed classes.


Lilly Bechtel is a Writer, Musician, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor with 12 years of experience offering yoga workshops in yoga studios, correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers, and veteran’s hospitals. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, The Brooklyn Rail, elephant journal, Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, The Huffington Post, and The Faster Times. In addition to her work at Common Ground, Lilly currently offers a weekly Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Class at Region Ten’s Inpatient Recovery Center for Women as well as The Wellness Center. To follow her work and stay tuned to upcoming workshops, visit her at Body Song Yoga.