MY Voice - ReWrite Your Menopause Day Retreat
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MY Voice –ReWriting The Menopause: New project rewriting the menopause by helping women find their literary voice.
Join Petra Coveney (writer and founder of Menopause Yoga) and Patsy Isles (a journalist, yoga teacher and creative wellbeing practitioner who runs creative writing courses) for the first MY Voice - ReWriting Your Menopause day retreat on June 20th, 2021. No previous writing experience is necessary.
This unique 6-hour workshop (from 10am-4pm with a 1 hour lunchbreak) includes simple Menopause Yoga, breathwork, meditation & creative writing exercises to unblock your creative potential and write, or record, your menopause experience in poetry, prose, fiction.
It is open to people identifying as women at any stage of perimenopause, menopause and post menopause, and you don’t need to be a trained writer – you just need the desire to write about your menopause.
The MY Voice – ReWriting The Menopause day retreat is part a NEW Menopause Yoga project re-writing the menopause by helping women find their literary voice.
Cultural and societal taboos surrounding the menopause have meant women’s experiences have been left unwritten and unheard. We've been virtually invisible in fiction, film, poetry, and prose. But now, with an estimated 13 million UK women currently either peri- or menopausal, it's our time to be heard.
Petra says: "I’ve teamed up with Patsy Isles to launch this project and will be inviting some exciting authors and creative writing coaches to help women find their literary voice."
Starting on June 20th, a new project called MY Voice – ReWriting the menopause will be launched with Patsy Isles. This will be followed by other creative workshops with writing experts and successful authors, including Noelle Harrison, author of bestselling fiction books, who runs creative writing classes and women's workshops including Menopause Yoga.
We will hold safe and supportive spaces with yoga movement, breathwork, meditation and guided visualisations to draw out the authentic voices of women who can choose to express themselves through poetry and short stories.
Patsy Isles, a journalist, yoga teacher and creative wellbeing practitioner, says: “As we navigate the hugely transformative nature of our menopause, we can feel disempowered and find it hard to speak our truth from an authentic place.
Our menopause affects us physically, mentally and spiritually. Our bodies change; we experience symptoms such as hot flushes or achy joints; our foggy minds make us feel less sharp or anxious; and through all of this, we can begin to doubt ourselves and our abilities. MY Voice offers women a supportive space to rediscover their voice.”
This one-day workshop is suitable for women in all stages of the menopause (peri, meno and post menopause), and you don’t need to be a trained writer – you just need the desire to write about your menopause.
a yoga mat,
a journal writing book.
- MY Voice - writing workshop£25£250£0