Dr. Michael Sowder, Ph.D is a professor of English and an affiliated professor of religious studies at USU. He is known as a poet and essayist and writes about wilderness, fatherhood, yoga, and spirituality. Michael trained as a yoga and meditation teacher in a tantric yoga lineage in the late 1970s, he has been a lifelong student of the world’s meditation traditions. He is the founder of the Amrita Yoga Satsang, a nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring and teaching contemplative practices.
July 11, 18, & 25
11 am - 1 pm
$70 ($55 early bird)
How much life and vitality do you bring to every moment?
Yoga & Meditation for Stress and Vitality.
You will learn:
-Your unique stress personality
-How to build your core vitality, mental endurance, and spiritual clarity
-Explore consciousness as a primary tool in building vitality
-Harness the pressure, tension, stress, & friction of life for your victory
-Learn to live beyond the drama of commotion
-Balance the current of life with practical application of the ancient yamas and niyamas
-Cultivate your physical and emotional resilience, courage, and heartiness
Yoga, meditation, discussion, and the transcendent experience of a sound bath with the ancient instrument of the Punjabi Yogis, the symphonic gong!
From Your Practice to the Page
Led by Jennifer Sinor
Saturday, August 15
$50(before Aug 1 $45)
Spend the day focused on your writing with a workshop led by Jennifer Sinor. In the morning, we will share an asana practice that focuses on creativity. Then Jennifer will lead a discussion about the importance of scene, summary, and musing in writing about your past. We will look at examples and discuss what makes them successful. Then you will have time to write and share what you have written. The goal is to leave with a first draft of a flash nonfiction essay.
No experience needed. Light lunch served.
Jennifer Sinor is the author of several books including the memoir Ordinary Trauma and the forthcoming essay collection Sky Songs: Meditations on Loving a Broken World. She teaches creative writing at Utah State University where she is a professor of English. She also teaches yoga classes at Transcend.