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Write Moves Weekend Digital Retreat with Rakhee Jasani & Vanio Papadelli

Rakhee Jasani, Vanio Papadelli, Write moves, poplar union, east London, yoga, writing workshop, wellbeing, tower hamlets, culture seeds funded
Rakhee Jasani, Vanio Papadelli, Write moves, poplar union, east London, yoga, writing workshop, wellbeing, tower hamlets, culture seeds funded

After the success of their online workshops in August, Write Moves is back with a 2-day online course (4 sessions over one weekend) as part of our Women in Focus series celebrating International Women’s Day. The workshop is run by practitioners, Rakhee Jasani and Vanio Papadelli. Women of all ages (and anyone identifying as female) are invited to come together and through mindful movement, yoga and writing, explore roots, kinship and belonging.

What to expect

Write Moves believe that mindful movement, yoga, writing and dance are the perfect tools to find our way through the currently ever-changing circumstances. You will use your senses to uncover how the women in your past and present, visible and invisible; in your family or those who inspire and influence you are a part of who you are. Stories will emerge through movement and visualisation and your words and writing may inspire us to move together whilst we’re still in our own separate space.

Through the workshops, you will share your experiences and connect with other women of diverse backgrounds and different generations whilst respecting your boundaries.

Course running time

Saturday 20 March
2pm-3.30pm & 4pm-5.30pm

Sunday 21 March 
2pm-3.30pm & 4pm-5.30pm

When booking your place, please select Saturday 20 March and select the amount you’d like to pay for the weekend course. This will give you access to all 4 sessions over the 2 days.

Some important information

No previous movement or writing experience is required, just a willingness to have a go.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing you feel happy to move around in and gather together paper and writing materials you enjoy using.

This course will take place via Zoom. You will need access to a computer/laptop/smart phone to take part.

You are encouraged to attend the entire weekend to gain the full benefits but if you are unable to make all of it, you will be sent a recording of the weekend that you can catch up on in your own time.

This course is pay what you feel to be as accessible as possible.

Once you have booked, you’ll receive a confirmation email. You will then receive the Zoom log in details on Friday 19 March with any other information you’ll need.

If you have any questions about how the course will run online, please get in touch – info@poplarunion.com.

About the facilitators

Rakhee Jasani, Vanio Papadelli, Write moves, poplar union, east London, yoga, writing workshop, wellbeing, tower hamlets, culture seeds funded

Rakhee Jasani

Rakhee Jasani is a yoga and qigong teacher, writer, and a freelance creative producer. She teaches yoga, qigong and journaling on the yoga website Movement for Modern Life as well as creating courses for the website and writing articles. She teaches yoga groups as diverse as teenagers and residents of care homes. Rakhee has been teaching her classes online on zoom since March 2020 and most recently has taught on an online retreat for MFML. 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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Vanio Papadelli

Vanio is a movement artist who works across the fields of dance and theatre. She teaches movement, composition, and embodied approaches to writing as a regular lecturer at Rose Bruford College, Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Her work is inspired by yoga, Contact Improvisation, somatic movement, 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. Since 2013, Vanio has been developing with Tania Batzoglou the interdisciplinary life-long performance ritual CANDID, that explores female friendships as they evolve over time.

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This event is supported by East End Community Foundation.

East End Community Foundation funded