Write Moves is a 5-session online course run by Rakhee Jasani and Vanio Papadelli, for women of all ages to come together and through mindful movement, yoga and writing, support each other to become happier and more confident in their bodies.
What to expect
Rakhee and Vanio believe that mindful movement, yoga, writing and dance are the perfect tools to find your way through the currently ever-changing circumstances. You will use your senses to explore joy, resilience, identity, listening and grounding in the present moment by respecting your boundaries. Stories will emerge through movement and visualisation and your words and writing may inspire you to dance together whilst still in your own separate space. Through the course, you will make friends and share your experience of the past three months with other women of diverse backgrounds and different generations.
Things you need to know
-No previous movement or writing experience is required, just a willingness to have a go.
-The classes are accessible to women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. If you have any injury, condition or other impairment that may affect your participation, please email us beforehand (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can tailor the session to the best of our ability.
-Please wear loose, comfortable clothing you feel happy to move around in.
-Please have writing materials handy (pens or pencils, and a notebook or paper).
-This is a 5 week course (Wednesday 8 July – 5 August). You are encouraged to attend the entire course to gain the full benefits yet each session is designed as a stand-alone unit and drop in is possible.
-Sessions are recorded so you are able to register for the whole course and catch-up. On the 12th of August, there will be a sixth bonus pre-recorded session. Details for accessing it will be published later.
-A closed facebook group will be set up so you can continue conversations once the course is over.
-Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
If the course fee is too much and you’d like to attend, please email us on email@example.com and we can arrange a discounted price for you.
Please note, these workshops will be held virtually on Zoom. You will be emailed the Zoom log in details once you have booked your slot(s) and given all the information you’ll need before the session.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the facilitators
About Rakhee Jasani
Rakhee Jasani is a yoga and qigong teacher, writer, and a freelance creative producer. She creates courses and writes for the yoga website Movement for Modern Life and teaches yoga across London including classes for teenagers. Rakhee co-founded and ran the multi-award winning, youth arts charity, Eastside Educational Trust, which provides creative opportunities to children and young people across London. She is an independent Assessor for Arts Council England and is on the advisory board for The Literary Consultancy.
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About Vanio Papadelli
Vanio is a movement artist and teacher who works across the fields of dance and theatre. She has been teaching regularly at Rose Bruford College and Goldsmiths for over ten years. This spring, Vanio will be leading the module Writing The Body for the MA courses at Laban. Her teaching is inspired by yoga, Contact Improvisation, somatic movement, release dance and physical theatre. She has co-organised large scale and community events in the UK and internationally. Her performance work explores women’s issues and has travelled to Greece, the UK, Germany, Egypt and Lebanon.
Write Moves is supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds.
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