with Elise Collins and Saeeda Hafiz
Sunday, October 29th (1:00 – 4:00pm)
$55 (sign up 10 days in advance and save $10!)

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Write your own food-yoga story. Unlock your body’s hidden narrative. Come prepared to have a mindful sensory experience through writing, tasting, reflecting,  practicing yoga, and conversation!  By the end of this workshop, you will leave with enough written material to begin a writing project.

In this three hour workshop, learn how to tell your story through an integrated mind-body experience. 

  • Do you want to have a mindful sensory experience that can help you write personal essays, a memoir, blog posts or flowing tweets.  Do you love food, yoga or both?
  • Do you have a story to tell but haven’t figured out how to share it?  
  • Have you dreamed of writing about your journey, whether it is a healing one or just pure adventure.
  • Let it come out by listening to your body. We will breathe, taste, pose and write together.

Award-winning authors, Saeeda Hafiz and Elise Collins have designed a unique workshop:Your Food-Yoga Story especially to help yogis, beginning yogis, writers, new writers, health foodies to find their voice through breath, yoga, writing prompts, creative exercises and mindful tastings.

Instructor — Elise Collins

As a yogini and teacher, Elise Collins loves to guide students to delve beneath the surface of their daily lives to find deeper meaning and inspiration. In her classes the breath, one’s thoughts and yoga poses are doorways to quieting the mind and connecting to beauty, authenticity and grace within. Elise has studied with many master teachers including Judith Lasater and Ramanand Patel. She is a certified Relax and Renew trainer and instructed participants in a 2 year NIH funded study on the effects of Restorative Yoga for Metabolic Syndrome. Her other practice is writing. She is the author of Chakra Tonics, Essential Elixirs for Mind, Body and Spirit and An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, A Shoppers Companion.


Instructor — Saeeda Hafiz

Saeeda Hafiz is a Wellness Policy Project Manager at San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) where she is charged with creating positive behavior change in schools for staff, students and families to improve upon overall personal wellness.  Previously, she has been a nutrition coordinator and a staff wellness instructor teaching basic holistic nutrition and yoga to kids and adults for over 15 years. Saeeda is the author of the award-winning book, The Healing: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Yoga. She has appeared on various radio and television programs and has been featured in several national and regional publications. She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, with a degree in Business and Management Information Systems. She received her certification from  Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and Ashrams and studied at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City.

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