Yoga and Poetry: A Workshop by Vicky Chong


Ever wanted to try out yoga but afraid to take that first step? Not sure how yoga can be applied to your creative endeavours? Join Vicky Chong for Yoga and Poetry, a workshop specially brought to you as part of Poetry Festival Singapore 2019! Here, you'll learn more than just movements and poses; you'll find out how yoga makes us more attuned to our own minds and bodies, helping us be more conscious and deliberate not just as writers and creators, but as individuals.


Yoga is a union of mind and body, primarily using the breath. So anything we do - even poetry - can be yoga as long as we put awareness into it. A "yoga flow" involving physical movement and poses is a continuity of a constant conscious state of mind, usually achieved, aided or enhanced by breath control.


Sunday, 21 July 2019
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: The Arts House (Living Room)

Ticket Pricing:

Regular - $20

Event outline:

11:00am to 11:30am - Introduction to yoga including breathing exercises, warm ups, and basic poses. Participants will be guided through a 5-7 minute yoga flow, accompanied by music
11:30am to 11:45am - Participants to each share a favourite poem of theirs with the class
11:45am to 11:50am - Participants will attempt to write a poem on the spot. Don't worry - it can be as short or as long as you like!
11:50am to 12:00pm - Participants to share their 'yoga poems' with the class. There's no pressure to share your work if you are uncomfortable doing so!


- Participants are to bring their OWN YOGA MAT, small towel, water bottle, writing materials and one favourite poem to share.
- Suitable for ages 13 and above
- The number of participants is subject to the amount of mat space in the venue.


Vicky Chong graduated with MA Creative Writing from LASALLE College of the Arts. Her non-fiction stories have been published in two anthologies by Singapore's National Library Board. Her short story ‘The Uber Driver’ recently won the third prize in the 2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards Asia-Pacific. Her 200-word short story was published in The Sunday Times on 10 February 2019 for Valentine’s Day, while another short story, ‘Harvey Crescent’ was recently published in the Business Mirror.


Yoga and Poetry is part of the Singapore Poetry Festival 2019. Check out the rest of our exciting lineup of events here!

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