11.17.2023 @ Tokyo Saiken Tea House|
12.8.2023 @ Jas Dance Studio
BREATHE & WRITE
A Two-Part Meditation, Writing & Creative Expression Workshop Series
Time & Location
11.17.2023 @ Tokyo Saiken Tea House
12.8.2023 @ Jas Dance Studio
About the Workshop
We crave deep connection and true presence of being, and yet, we are too often pulled away by external forces or by the stories spinning in our minds. How do we access all levels of our creativity so that we can fully inhabit our bodies? Join Jessica and brenda in this two-part Breathe & Write workshop series, which celebrates two vital ways our bodies express how we experience the world - through voice and movement. We will be joined by two special guest facilitators who will help guide us into these creative modes. You can register for individual workshops, or both together, at a discount. To ensure a safe and intimate experience, workshop size will be kept small. Register today!
Breathe, Write & Voice • 11.17.2023 Friday 4:00-6:00PM @ Tokyo Saiken Tea House
To voice means to express through words, utterance, or song. The first in this two-part Breathe & Write workshop series will focus on voice. Andersen, a classically trained stage opera singer, will guide you through a series of exercises that will help you find your true voice - not simply by using your vocal cords, but all parts of your body, opening up channels to create more space for vibration and projection. Accompanied by a simple grounding meditation and a reflective writing exercise, this workshop will give voice to your true self.
Facilitators: Andersen, brenda, Jessica
Breathe, Write & Flaunt • 12/8/2023 Friday • 4:00-6:00PM @ Jas Dance Studio
Even though we rely on our bodies in a myriad of ways to move through the day, we often forget to really live in our bodies, we forget how much creativity is physically stored in our bodies. The second in our two-part Breathe & Write workshop series will focus on movement. Katie, a dance teacher of __ years, will guide you through a series of exercises that will help you find your voice through movement. Her infectious energy will give you the confidence to find new ways to express yourself through stretching, flowing, and a little bit of dance. Accompanied by a simple grounding meditation and reflective writing exercise, this dynamic workshop will give voice to your physical self. Please dress in comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle and towel.
Facilitators: Katie, brenda, Jessica
Kathleen Batchelor (@katiemovestaipei • www.katiemovestaipei.com)
Dance. Fitness. Connection. These are just some of the things that have kept Kathleen Batchelor moving and shaking in Taipei for over a decade. Katie, as she’s known to her students, is a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor, certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, and the creator of Fit + Flaunt Burlesque Fitness— a dance fitness program which celebrates confidence, expression, and connection to the many sides within ourselves. Katie believes movement is about so much more than breaking a sweat. It’s about seeking out that which inspires us and enriches our lives. It’s about daring to allow ourselves to explore, to be free, and to be seen. It’s a celebration of our unique creativity and community that has the power to unite us. Join Katie as we find ways to keep moving forward together!
brenda Lin (@hopethatyoucanwear)
brenda Lin’s first book, Wealth Ribbon: Taiwan Bound, America Bound, is a collection of interconnected personal essays about family and cultural identity. Her writing has appeared in Fourth Genre and WSQ. Her recent work, on the intersection between text and textile, appeared in Sotheby’s and TextileXchange. brenda is a high school creative writing teacher and has also designed and led several writing workshops for adults. She loves creating spaces and opportunities for people to connect with themselves through writing.
Jessica Kay Lee (@thelotuspondwellness • www.lotuspond.org)
Jessica is a 300H certified meditation coach with a Mind-Body & Spiritual Psychology Masters from Columbia University. As a global citizen and Asian American, Jessica combines her Eastern roots and Western academic training to offer customized meditation programs for individuals and groups. As a modern woman and a mother, she implements a feminine and intuitive approach in her guidance and teachings. As a fellow human being living in today’s fast-paced world, she loves sharing wellness tips and resources that backed by science and practical to everyday life! She offers seasonal workshops such as Breathe & Write as well as private meditation coaching to individuals, organizations, and communities. Reach out at email@example.com.