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Embodying the Muse

June 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Polly Lazaron and Lisa Ellison
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members
Saturday, 6/24/17 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Inspiration exists in many places and is unique to the individual. Over the millennia, many cultures have used drumming, dancing, yoga, and similar practices to invoke the muse—the force of intuition, inspiration, and creativity in all its forms—as it expresses itself within the body. These physical practices can lead to creative insights, inspiration, and a heightened awareness of our inner truths. Join us as we come together in safe and sacred community to turn inward through gentle yoga poses, meditative drumming, and simple circle dances that invite our inner muse to express itself. Writing prompts will be offered throughout this seminar along with opportunities to share work. Writers of all genres, experience levels, and abilities are welcome.

Poet, visual artist, and integrative energy practitioner, Polly Lazaron bridges worlds in service to our multi-species, planetary community of relatives. An International Association of Reiki Professionals Master Teacher, with a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, she’s certified in energy work, spiritual counseling, and animal communication. A seasoned teacher, facilitator and event coordinator, Polly’s trained in cross-cultural holistic practices including non-violent communication, shamanism, circle dance and frame drum. Her poetry has appeared in Artemis Journal, 100 Thousand Poets for Change International Anthology, Richmond Magazine and Liberating Breath, an artist’s chapbook. www.pollylazaron.com
Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Recipient of a 2015 VQR Conference scholarship for potential literary excellence, Lisa’s essays have been published in Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. To learn more, please visit her website: www.lisacooperellison.com

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June 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Lisa Ellison


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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