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Writing from the Body’s Wisdom with Cheryl Pallant
October 29, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Where attention goes, the body follows…
“The combination of moving and writing brings the energy of mind into coherence with the energy of the body…In this space of alignment, wisdom can be experienced.” –Cheryl Pallant
When the body becomes more pliant, the mind comes alive. This aliveness leads to a strengthened connection to the core of being, peace, and to universal consciousness.
This somatic writing day workshop blends body awareness, writing, and contemplative movement to cultivate receiving the body’s wisdom.
This workshop is for you if you’re ready to move through a blocked area of your life, want to develop your creativity, and yearn to connect with your authentic self.
After two powerful experiences with Cheryl Pallant via Zoom in 2021, we are excited to offer a small group of Eremos friends an opportunity to work with Cheryl in person.
Coming in from Richmond Virginia, Cheryl Pallant is an award-winning author, poet, dancer, healer, somatics and writing coach, professor, and workshop leader. She is the author of twelve books. Most recent is Her Body Listening, a collection of poetry, Ginseng Tango, a memoir about living in South Korea, and Writing and the Body in Motion: Awakening Voice through Somatic Practice, on somatic writing. Cheryl is also a regular contributor to Spirituality & Health Magazine.
(For those of you unable to be with us in Austin, there will be an online gathering, Friday evening, October 28th option to experience Cheryl’s wisdom as well.)
Two Opportunities to be with Cheryl Pallant in October
Full Day In-Person Workshop
Writing from the Body’s Wisdom
Saturday, October 29th from 9:30am to 4pm.
Early Bird Pricing: $195
(Fee increases to $235 on October 21st).
*Limited to 16 participants.
Virtual Introduction to Somatic Writing
Friday evening, October 28th
from 7pm to 8:30pm Central via Zoom.
$40 per person.
*This evening program is included with registration for Saturday’s all-day in-person event.
“Hidden deep in our muscle and bones and in every living cell of our physical selves rest unexplored imagery, metaphor, and language. Cheryl sagely guides writers to these far-away-inside-us places. She helps us gently awaken and befriend the sleeping dragon of our physical imagination.”
– Gigi Amateau, Author, Come August, Come Freedom
Join us Friday evening and Saturday for an exploration of the benefits of somatic writing with leading expert, Cheryl Pallant.
She’ll share the definition of somatic writing and her story about how this powerful practice has been integral to her healing and spiritual journey. You’ll have an opportunity to experience somatic writing and its benefits as well. No prior experience with any journaling or movement practice is necessary.
Abiding Love Lutheran Church Activity Center
(7210 Brush Country Road, Austin, TX 78749)
Gourmet Boxed Lunches, snacks, and drinks included. (Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options included)
Lunch break tentatively planned for 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Note: Movement during the program will be gentle and can be done seated, if necessary. No prior experience with any movement or writing practices is necessary. Please join us!
MORE ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
Cheryl Pallant is an award-winning author, poet, dancer, healer, somatics and writing coach, professor and workshop leader. She is the author of twelve books. Most recent is Her Body Listening, a collection of poetry, Ginseng Tango, a memoir about living in South Korea and Writing and the Body in Motion: Awakening Voice through Somatic Practice, on somatic writing.
Other books include Contact Improvisation: An Introduction to a Vitalizing Dance Form, on dance; poetry books, Continental Drifts, Morphs, Uncommon Grammar Cloth, and Into Stillness; chapbooks, Poetry by Chocolate, The Phrase, Declaration of Independence, and Spontaneities, and a chapter on dance, zen, embodiment, and evolutionary spirituality in Spiritual Herstories.
She received the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts. Into Stillness was Finalist for the Virginia Books Award and the Southeastern Book Association. Her essay “Gifting Poetry” was chosen as Finalist for the Bechtel Prize. She teaches at University of Richmond and leads workshops on writing, poetry, contact improvisation, Writing From the Body, contemplative movement, meditation, mindfulness, embodiment, and healing at schools, hospitals, and art and spirituality centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Cheryl practices meditation, drawing from more than four decades of Transcendental Meditation, Tibetan Bon Buddhism, and Soto Zen, and is an interfaith minister and co-founder of Integral Meditation Group. She received a PhD in Somatic Writing and certification in Reiki and Healing Touch, training also in Process-Oriented Psychology, Authentic Movement, and yoga. Ongoing interests include tango, bicycling, hiking, somatics, Integral Theory, sustainability, and delight. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.