Leslie St. John
LESLIE ST. JOHN is a self-expression muse, helping people get “unstuck.” Using the modalities of yoga, Qoya, and writing, she helps people unshackle creativity, feel their bodies as allies, and cultivate more self-intimacy. She is creator of Prose and Poses and offers yoga and writing retreats (Upcoming retreats at Sagrada and the Mayan Riviera). She holds an MFA in poetry from Purdue University and is author of Beauty Like a Rope. Her writing is published in Elephant Journal, Teach.Yoga, Yoga Revolutionaries, Apersus Quartery, Oxford American, Rebelle Society, and Verse Daily. She teaches Literature at Cal Poly. A 500hr RYT, she has studied with Tias Little, Noah Maze, and Rocky Heron. Her classes have been described as “Sweaty and Spiritual.” Be prepared to move. Deepen your connection to your true self. You can find her writing at a café, hunting vintage shops, or hiking with her beagle Lucy in the hills of San Luis Obispo.
Learn more: www.proseandposes.com
- Strong Vinyasa
- Fall Back to Move Forward – A Yoga & Writing Workshop
- Sweet Vinyasa
In this yoga and writing workshop, we will focus on backbends to awaken our hearts and energize our potential. Opening the four stations of shoulders and hips will create more freedom to explore poses like Ustrasana, Camatkarasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana, and Kapotasana. We will establish the nuts-and-bolts of backbanding as well as offer advanced variations to expand your practice.
Adopting the Middle Way approach—not “all fun” or “too hard” but both “effort” and “sweetness”--, you will begin to feel your body as your ally. From that place of connection, we will discover self-growth practices to reframe old narratives, navigate your inner critic, learn about the happiness advantage, and embrace your unbounded potential.
When: Sat. Nov. 4, 2018 from 1pm-4pm
Cost: $45 (10% off for SDY Members & Staff)
"LESLIE ST. JOHN, creator of Prose and Poses, is a self-expression muse, helping people get "unstuck." Using the modalities of yoga, Qoya, and writing, she helps people unshackle creativity, feel their bodies as allies, and cultivate more self-intimacy. Her graduate degree is from Purdue University, and she is a certified 500hr yoga teacher, studying with Tias Little and Noah Mazé. When she's not teaching English at Cal Poly or one of her many yoga classes, workshops, and retreats, you'll find her writing at a café, hunting vintage shops, or hiking with her dog.