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Sharing Your Life Story: From the Page to the Stage


Ann Randolph


As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking.


—Julia Cameron


Everything in your life, from the mundane to the extraordinary, is a story waiting to be told. This workshop is an invitation to discover your own unique and powerful story. Michel de Montaigne, the great personal essayist, said, “Every man has within himself the entire human condition.” The intention of this work- shop is for you to delve deep into your own per- sonal narrative.


Writing from your deepest source, gain insight and self-understanding that can bring peace and healing. You will then make your words leap from the page to the stage, sharing them orally to uncover the power of story to transform your life and your listeners.


Through improvisation, writing exercises, and group discussion, you will find your authentic voice, along with an honest, organic way to express your truth. Ann Randolph creates a sup- portive, fun, and dynamic space in which to cre-


ate. All levels are welcome. This is a workshop for those seeking to explore personal essay, memoir, solo performance, or the sacred prac- tice of journaling. Topics include:


• Writing exercises to stimulate memory


• Learning to structure the narrative in a compelling way


• Discovering ways to create spontaneously • Overcoming performance anxiety • Tools to release yourself from the inner critic


• Transforming your ideas/stories into performance


Ann Randolph has been described as “revolutionary,” a “tour de force,” “Whitmanesque,” and “hilarious” for her award-winning solo performances. Direct from an Off-Broadway hit (produced by the late Anne Bancroft), Randolph teaches and tours extensively throughout the US.


The Gokhale Method™ for a Pain-Free Life


Esther Gokhale


Why are so many of us in pain? Why are we damaged from our normal activities (bending and lifting), exhausted from our most basic posi- tions (sitting and standing), and uncomfortable


even in our stillness (sleeping)? And why do some populations in the world enjoy pain-free, relaxed, and potent lives into old age? How can we improve our situation?


In this workshop you will be taught to use everyday activities to support pain-free Primal Posture. In a small group, using gentle touch, images, and reason, Esther Gokhale will help you realign and restore your spine to its natural shape, restructure the arches of your feet, realign your knees, hips, and shoulders, and elongate your back. Reduce back pain, neck pain, foot problems, and muscle or joint dysfunction. Discover improved appearance and athletic performance, as well as a new level of wellness in your body.


The Gokhale Method is based on historical, anthropological, and medical research on popu- lations who have virtually no musculoskeletal pain. Interwoven intellectual, visual, kinesthetic, and aesthetic cues make the Gokhale Method remarkably efficient and effective. Join Esther Gokhale for this transformative and empower- ing five-day experience…and expect to grow half an inch taller!


CE credit for nurses; see page 113. CE credit for bodyworkers; see page 113.


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