Supporting New Writers and Promoting Established Voices


I’ve found myself meeting more and more people who either write about yoga or whose work is influenced by yoga. Whether it is the principle of being present and mindful in your process or actually referring to in their fiction or nonfiction, these writers are such inspirations to me. Today I have posted a link to an article written by a friend and colleague Lila MacLellan for Quartz. This wonderful piece of journalism highlights how  yoga is so much more than what so many of us consider it to be. It can heal and provide a future for those who have been damaged and who have damaged others. The planting of new, positive seeds can actually work to regrow the spirit and end cycles of violence.

The Colombian Government Is Turning Former Death Squad Members into Yoga Teachers

Please do reach out to Lila via her Twitter account posted at the end of the article if you have any questions or ideas.

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Heron Moon Press

I am an adjunct assistant professor of English at Pace University in NY, adjunct faculty in English at Raritan Valley Community College in NJ, an online member of the adjunct faculty at SNHU College of Online and Continuing Education, as well as a freelance editor and writer. For many years, I've taught, guided, and tutored many individuals from those as young as kindergarten age to Grad-school students. I've worked on fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. What has given me the greatest pleasure, is when I have students get together in a group, and create a story together. I offer the theme (e.g., Create a version of Red Riding Hood) and they run with it. I hope to offer this community collaboration to many more people. The goal is to prove that you don't have to be alone to write, you don't have to offer yourself up alone to the group, you can collaborate and offer the world (yes, the world is the community) a chance to create a narrative together. The results have been amazing.

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