When is a word like a pose? When is a pose like a word? Welcome to Yoetry.
In Yoetry, we find common ground between yoga and poetry, experiencing how they both inspire and lead to each other. Using yoga technique—posture, breath, and meditation—as well as poetic form, we entertain the notion that poetry is as visceral and alive as a yoga form and is not created merely by scribbling with a pen onto or typing across paper. Too, we visit the idea that yoga is as innately economic and fluid and as alive as poetic language itself.
Yoetry sessions open with a brief introduction to poetry: its ancient roots, purpose, and historical poetry/yoga crossover that existed thousand of years ago.
We then play, practicing exercises that encourage us to pose, breathe, write, and recite. The following are some Yoetry exercises:
We close each Yoetry session with a poetry reading, sharing our work.
No experience in either poetry or yoga is required to enjoy Yoetry.
An eye on both the dancer and the danced.