Bookworm of Edwards yoga and writing workshop set for Wednesday
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What: Pose Before Prose, a yoga and writing workshop led by In Your Element.
Where: The Bookworm of Edwards, 295 Main St., Edwards.
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 23.
Cost: $40, includes a copy of “The Yoga Journal,” healthy food and tea sampling.
EDWARDS — The leaves are changing, and the air is crisp. The valley starts to quiet down this time of year. As the hustle and bustle of summer fades into the soft routine of offseason, The Bookworm of Edwards invites creative types to channel the calm of fall at Wednesday’s yoga and writing workshop.
Kim Fuller and Mariah Schuette, owners of In Your Element Yoga, will lead the evening session with a 35-minute yoga practice, followed by writing prompts to inspire private journaling. Healthy food and a tea tasting will be featured from The Bookworm’s cafe.
Among the bookshelves, visitors can experience a mini retreat without leaving the valley.
“For me, the fall equinox signifies a time to draw inward and return to the earth as the leaves do,” Schuette said. “We all need to settle down from the vibrancy of summer and connect back to what grounds us as we prepare for winter and the hectic craziness that happens in the valley during ski season.”
This time will allow the mind to connect to what the body has already accepted. Both Fuller and Schuette maintain writing as an integral part of their individual practices.
“Writing helps to express intentions with clarity and purpose,” Fuller said. “A writing workshop with yoga and health-minded foods in a creative space like The Bookworm is ideal for helping to cultivate peace and balance during this vibrant and beautiful season.”
Schuette uses the practice to bring chaos into order.
“Whether I’m writing a vision for the future or reflecting back on the past, it helps me organize my thoughts,” she said. “I find that getting things on paper makes them more real, more likely to happen or finalized.”
Both Colorado natives, Fuller and Schuette started In Your Element in November as a practice that focuses on classes and retreats.
“It’s a way to help share our love of movement and mindfulness in nature and revered spaces, as we deeply enjoy creating community through our classes, workshops and retreats in amazing places like the Vail Valley and Moab, Utah, and there will be many new adventures to come,” Fuller said.
The focus on retreats and workshops is unique in the Vail Valley. Both Fuller and Schuette find it provides an added adventure for those who join.
“We decided to focus on retreats, series of classes and programs, as well as development workshops to help people introspectively and actively create more personal and interpersonal awareness,” Fuller said. “The yoga classes, workshops and retreats we lead reflect this intention, and we are excited for this progression to continue within this community and beyond.”
The fall equinox brings with it the opportunity for change. Take this chance to connect your body and your mind as the leaves connect back to the earth.
Sarah Taylor is the events manager for The Bookworm of Edwards. Send comments about this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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