“Poetry is the language of your innermost self, where the grit of your humanness meets the grace of your vastness” – Kim Rosen.
Poetry has the ability to reach through our habitual thought patterns to the heart of things. In this way it can behold and be our witness through some of the most difficult times in life. It can also encourage us to step into unknown landscapes of ourself, and allow us to contact expression, or insights previously unseen.
From a personal point of view poetry has seen me through some of the most challenging times in my life. I have spent the last 4 years training in poetry, voice and movement as transformational practice with Kim Rosen and I am thrilled to now be able to offer this gift onwards.
I offer Poetry Dive evenings in Sheffield. A poetry dive is a unique creative process which helps us to tune into our inner landscape and see what is unfolding. The evening includes movement, poetry spoken to music, writing and optional sharing. The next poetry dive will take place on 21st of April 2017. See events for more information or email me to book via firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I have faith in all that is not yet spoken,
I want to set free my innermost feelings,
What no one has dared to long for will spring through me spontaneously”
– Maria Rainer Rilke
Poetry Coaching – How does the session work?
The other way I like to work with poetry is on a one to one basis. This process takes a minimum of four 1hr sessions. In the first session, you bring a few poems that are touching your life at present (I can help with this if needed) and we discuss the poems and how they are currently speaking to you. Through this you can feel into which poem is the one to work with and you then journey with that poem for the four sessions.
During the session, I use my movement wisdom and observations to help coach you with the poem and together we explore your expression, voice, insights and experience as it unfolds. This is not about performance or speaking the poem “better” rather, that the poem creates a pathway into intimacy and experience of what is arising from within.
Some days the sessions will be energised and full, at other times perhaps stiller and more restorative or anywhere inbetween. As with a yoga session it is very much about being present to the moment and the energy that is moving through at that time. Kindling a connection with the flow of life within you as a form of awakening.
Regular Poetry Dives take place at Sharrow Peforming Arts, Sheffield. The next one will take place on Saturday April 21st 5.45-8.45pm. For more information or to book contact me via email@example.com.
Poetry Coaching Sessions
Are 1;1 and cost £120 for 4 sessions 1 hour sessions. All sessions take place at my studio in Nether Edge. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.