Using the Healing Art of Writing to Activate Your Inner Muse
This course is an exploration of poetry as a healing art.
Through encouraging, step-by-step videos featuring exercises and contemplations, Niema lovingly invites you to connect with your Muse by exploring poetry as both a left brain and right brain activity — a powerful blend of freeing your creative voice, while honing your technical poetry writing skills.
If you’ve ever wanted to tune into your own creative process through words, learn how to bring more authenticity into your writing, or transform free-form writing into poetry, this course is for you.
- Seven professional videos between 10 – 20 minutes each
- Written content, inspiring links, creative exercises, and lots of encouragement!
- Creative writing prompts in a downloadable PDF
- Custom playlists
- Audio tracks
- A private online community to share and receive encouragement
Materials Needed: Journal, pen, and an open heart.
Niema Lightseed is a mythic poet, bodyworker, and ritualist with over a decade in the healing and performing arts. She has a BFA in Theatre performance from Roosevelt University and has taught yoga and other transformative mindfulness practices since 2004. She has written three books of poetry and shared pieces at venues large and small on the West Coast. As a full-figured woman of color committed to creating beauty in this world, she strives to bring awareness to intersectional oppression through art that awakens and inspires. Find out more about Niema at www.medicinalpoetry.com and www.niemalightseed.com.
“Poetry is the voice of the soul channeled through words. Pieces of the mystery that help us make sense of our experiences, while also making art of this life.”
– Niema Lightseed
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