Deepen your realization of story!

January 10-12  |  2020

With an emphasis on the body, the Advanced Studies workshop will focus on re-visioning, refining presentation skills, and incorporating myth and tale into storytelling. Bring in a story – to read and/or perform – that you are already working on and let Kevin, Patricia, and Matthew help you move it to a new place.

The workshop will be held at the Mind Body Solutions space in St. Louis Park* to allow us to record the “first tellings” of your stories-in-progress to facilitate detailed feedback. The weekend will include small group work a one-on-one session with a faculty member, and optional yoga classes to begin each day.

This interactive weekend promises fulfillment and expansion, as well as a chance to connect with other Body Mind Story alums.

Our new studio home is within the beautiful space at the Yoga Center Retreat, which also features Soluna Health and Wellness Spa.

 

Workshop tuition:  $495

Registration is limited to the first 18 participants. 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

Special Body Mind Story “Alumni-Only” registration open through November 21st.

The workshop opens to the general public on November 22nd. Save your spot today!

Registration is limited to the first 18 participants. 

General workshop schedule:

 

Friday:  9:00 am  – 4:00 pm  •  Mind Body Solutions [ note: optional yoga class at 8:00am ]

Saturday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm  •  Mind Body Solutions [ note: optional yoga class at 8:00 am ]

Sunday:  9:00 am – 2:30 pm   •  Mind Body Solutions

 

 

The Cast and Crew…

kevin-kling2Kevin Kling  Kevin is a world-renowned storyteller, playwright, and author. Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.

 

10888436_800116163394088_4909648684127607854_n (1)Patricia Francisco Patricia is an award-winning author and professor of creative writing at Hamline University. She is the author of TELLING: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery (Harper Collins, 1999), for which she was awarded a Minnesota Book Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction. Francisco’s published work also includes a novel (Cold Feet, Simon & Schuster, 1988) essays (Village Without Mirrors, Milkweed Editions, 1989), and a play (Lunacy, Dramatic Publishing Company, 1983). She has been awarded two Bush Foundation fellowships and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board in both fiction and the essay.

 

_V7V7740smallMatthew Sanford  Matthew is a nationally recognized yoga teacher, a sought-after public speaker, founder of the nonprofit Mind Body Solutions, and a paraplegic for the last thirty-seven years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence (Rodale: 2006) and speaks at conferences, corporations, and higher learning institutions nationwide. Matthew has also emerged as a leading voice in the integrated health movement. He won the 2010 Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award from the California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing. Previous recipients include Dr. Deepok Chopra, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. He also has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, People Magazine, and American Public Media’s On Being.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions? Email molly@mindbodysolutions.org

 

NOTE: Special Body Mind Story “Alumni-Only” registration open through November 21st.  The workshop opens to the general public on November 22nd. Save your spot today! The workshop is limited to 18 participants, total.

 

* Coming from out of town? Check out some lodging options by our new studio space.