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Earth Poems: Nature as Muse

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Redwood Regional Park

8490 Skyline Blvd

Oakland, CA 94611

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"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." -Leonard Cohen

Poetry and nature are good medicine. The joy of writing poems isn’t something that belongs only to a select few. Everybody holds a treasure trove of poetry just waiting to be tapped and nature beckons as a mirror inviting exploration. This workshop is for anyone who would like to explore the poetry that lives within them with the help of wild nature. Through reflection, nature connection activities, and writing exercises, we will explore and create poems that tap into our inner poets.

THEME: Deep Belonging

IN THIS JOURNEY INTO NATURE AND POETRY YOU WILL:
*Learn to see nature as a mirror for reflecting what lives inside you
* Learn techniques for cultivating your natural poetic creativity
* Explore different poetic forms and images * Sharpen your senses as a guide to sharpen your writing * Be inspired by the poetry of your peers * Cultivate a deeper connection with nature * Deepen your capacity to slow down to hear what is authentic

Cost: Sliding scale based $15-40 pay what you are able). If you bring a friend, they pay half what you pay. Buy ticket here or PayPal us: https://www.paypal.me/HeartStory/

Location: Meet at Skyline Gate parking lot by drinking fountain. From there we will walk down 1/4 a mile to a redwood grove across from the Girls Camp.

For both new and experienced poets, and anyone who loves nature and likes to play with words. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Please bring: pen/pencil & paper, blanket and/or seat, and an item that appeals to your inner poet to set in the circle. Come dressed to spend the entire time outdoors.

Testimonials from past workshop participants:

“Ryan is a deeply earthy, magical, inspiring poet and person. Katie is a courageous, heart-full, dynamic storyteller and writer. You will be amazed and forever touched by learning and creating with them!” — Ariana Candell, Psychotherapist, Ecotherapist, Dance Movement Therapist, Berkeley

"Thank you for awakening not only my inner playful poet but for allowing me to remind myself all that is in there… including nature and everything in it. What is true reveals itself as I am ready for it, through you guiding us. It’s all unique to everyone; more an ‘unfoldment’ than ‘class’ or exercises. You guys, if you didn’t make it, you are really missing out!” – Karen, Fremont

“I have never thought of myself as a poet, or even very good with words. Until fairly recently, most poetry left me feeling lost. Ryan helped me discover my “inner poet” by using nature as a means of finding it. It was surprising how easily I slipped over the line from non-poet to poet! Ryan has a gentle way of helping us feel more connected to nature, and thus, to ourselves. I highly recommend trying out his nature poetry events, even if you don’t “feel” like a poet.” — Diane, Oakland

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Redwood Regional Park

8490 Skyline Blvd

Oakland, CA 94611

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