Workshops & Events:
Yoga & Creativity
with Tim Floreen and Nick Krieger

Saturday, July 14th

$30 in advance ($35 at the door)
Please pre-register

Expressing ourselves artistically can be one of the most fulfilling things we do, and it can also be one of the hardest. Whether we love to write, sketch or paint we all struggle with some of the same obstacles: a busy schedule, self-criticism or fear.

In this workshop, through movement, meditation, writing/sketching exercises, and group discussion, we’ll explore how yogic practices and concepts like non-attachment, truthfulness, and ritual can help us overcome barriers to expression and enrich what we create.

It’ll be a fun afternoon of breathing, sweating, and coloring outside the lines, and it’ll also serve as a starting point for you to build your own practice combining art or writing with yoga.

If you’re still waiting for a muse to appear or inspiration to call, perhaps it’s time for some vinyasa to get your pencil moving.

The workshop is open to writers and visual artists of any stripe, and yoga practitioners of all levels are welcome, just as long as you aren’t brand new to yoga. Bring a yoga mat, a notebook or sketchpad, your favorite writing or drawing implement, and something comfy to sit on.

About Tim Floreen: “My name is Tim Floreen, and I’m a yoga teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to play good music, crack stupid jokes, and make people sweat. If that sounds like a fun time to you, come take my class!

I walked into my first yoga class thinking I’d add a little stretching to my gym routine, but the practice soon changed my life in ways I never expected. I felt lighter, more peaceful, and more in touch with myself than I ever had before. Teaching yoga became my full-time career in 2000. I’ve completed over 500 hours of teacher training with my primary teacher, Dharma Mittra, and I’ve also taken teacher training programs with Bikram Choudhury, Baron Baptiste, Rusty Wells, and Janet Stone. During my time as a teacher, I’ve taught at studios all over the country and appeared as a yoga model in several publications, including Yoga Journal.

I teach a vigorous, challenging, heated vinyasa flow class, but always with the understanding that students should modify and rest as needed, and always with the awareness that yoga is much more than just a workout. My classes also include breath work, meditation, and other traditional yogic practices, as well as plenty of lightness and silliness. And did I mention I like to play good music?”

About Nick Krieger: A native of New York, Nick Krieger realized at the age of twenty-one that he’d been born on the wrong coast, a malady he corrected by transitioning to San Francisco. His writing has earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple travel guides. He aspires to be a stay-at-home dad (with or without kids), and spends his time practicing yoga, eating cereal, and queering all that he can. He holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco.

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