Bikram Writing is a 90-minute writing class that borrows from the discipline, group dynamic, and structure of a yoga class. Each class begins and ends with a little stretching and includes fun writing exercises, encouragement and inspiration.
How did it begin?
Several years ago, I had an amazing 3-month run of doing Bikram Yoga 6-7 days a week. I loved that it had structure and a community of people that attended regularly. During this time I got very little writing done, to the extent I wished my writing practice had more in common with my yoga practice. Out of this wish grew a piece called Bikram Writing 101. While the piece was pretty tongue and cheek, published in McSweeney’s on-line magazine, what compelled me to write it were some serious yearnings that still hadn’t been quenched.
In September 2009 I held my first Bikram Writing class in my living room. Classes have since met in places such as the San Francisco public library, in a classroom overlooking Valencia street, and at the design firm IDEO. Bikram Writing performed to packed audiences at Litquake’s Litcrawl event in 2011 and again in 2012.
Classes are currently available upon request. If you’d like to organize or host a class, I’d love to work with you.
- Liz Worthy