Movement & Memoir
Facilitated by Dana Killmeyer
January 30, 2010
Movement and Memoir is a hybrid class blending elements of yoga and somatics with creative expression, primarily autobiographical writing or journaling. We will focus on observing our environments, both internal and external, as a catalyst for releasing tension and broadening our awareness. Finding inspiration in our senses and perceptions, anatomy, literature, performance, music, art, meditation,and social critique, we will explore various aspects of observation and expression, stillness and animation. Expect a gentler, more introspective yoga practice with an emphasis on breathing, as well as wrists, shoulders, and lower back–areas that tend to get overused and neglected after long periods of sitting. Please bring a notebook and an open mind.
Dana Killmeyer is a Pittsburgh-native and University of Pittsburgh graduate. She has written two books: Paradise, or the Part that Dies and Pendulums of Euphoria, both published by Six Gallery Press. Currently pursuing training as a yoga teacher with Joanne VandenHengel (3rd Street Yoga) and as a Somatic Movement Educator with Mark Taylor (BodyMindMovement), Dana draws from a well of experience as a teacher, researcher, writer, and organic farm apprentice.