Image courtesy of Sweta Vikram
Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 12-2 PM
Place: Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 112 West 27th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), New York, NY 100010
Workshop Fee: $10
Limited spaces available, advance sign-up required. To sign up, send a brief email stating your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many obstacles of daily life can get in the way of one’s creative process: everyday responsibilities, obligations, and stressors, alongside the fears and anxieties of producing creative work in our limited schedules. Led by author and mindfulness coach Sweta Vikram, this workshop is designed to help participants implement techniques for wellness and productivity in their daily writing practice, as well as strategies for avoiding the pitfalls that sideline many writers. The workshop will dig deep and get to the root of your personal writing blocks using a unique blend of holistic wellness and productivity techniques; after all, our minds and bodies are connected.
Through her innovative method, Vikram will help you direct your subconscious mind to change your behavior and, in turn, help you develop a dedicated writing practice. As a writer/artist, the tools you learn in this workshop can help you:
- Finish your book/essay/poem/short story
- Attain your monthly writing goals
- Use meditation to feel calmer during (and after) the creative process
- Use yoga to find better focus in your writing (no prior yoga experience necessary)
- Experience enhanced productivity through Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations
- Boost your self-confidence and build self-esteem
- Fight procrastination
The workshop will begin with simple mindfulness techniques and Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations, followed by free-writing exercises and optional sharing for constructive feedback. All genres, artistic disciplines, and levels welcome.
Sweta Srivastava Vikram, featured by Asian Fusion as “one of the most influential Asians of our time,” is an award-winning author, mindfulness writing coach, wellness columnist, and certified yoga and Ayurveda holistic health counselor. Sweta’s work has appeared in the New York Times and other publications across nine countries on three continents. A graduate of Columbia University, she uses her training to combine creative writing strategies with Ayurveda and yoga to help people better their writing. Sweta is also the founder and CEO of NimmiLife, which helps you attain your goals by elevating your creativity and productivity by using the alternate healing sciences of yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle counseling. Born and raised between the Indian Himalayas and North Africa, Sweta currently lives in New York City with her husband. You can reach her on Twitter (@swetavikram), Instagram (@SwetaVikram), and Facebook.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.