Bikram Writing is a dynamic 90-minute class that infuses the structure, community, and discipline of yoga into the craft of writing. Classes are bookended with gentle stretching and include fun writing exercises that encourage participants to unleash their creative potential.
How did it begin?
Years ago I had an amazing 3-month run of doing Bikram Yoga 6-7 days a week. I loved that it had structure and a community of people that attended regularly. During this time I got very little writing done, to the extent I wished my writing practice had more in common with my yoga practice. Out of this wish grew a piece called Bikram Writing 101. While the piece was pretty tongue and cheek, published in McSweeney’s on-line magazine, what compelled me to write it were some serious yearnings that still hadn’t been quenched.
Since its inception, Bikram Writing has hosted sessions at the San Francisco public library, a classroom on Valencia street, and the design firm IDEO. The class has also performed to packed audiences at Litquake’s Litcrawl event in 2011 and 2012.
Bikram Writing classes are available upon request.
– Liz Worthy