I have taught workshops in schools as part of the secondary curriculum, outside of schools to those excluded from education, to ex offenders, tiny children and the elderly. Everybody has a story and a unique way of sharing it and spoken word workshops are a powerful avenue to creatively use our voices, to stand up and speak out. In all workshops I offer the opportunity to explore spoken word in a fun, accessible and dynamic way. Participants will be able to examine the origins of spoken word, will be shown examples of performance poetry style and led through the basic tools needed to write and perform poetry to an audience. Workshops are completely tailored to the ability, age and needs of the group and I am experienced in working with both primary and secondary schools, adults and community groups, as well as those those with special needs and individuals with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The benefits of spoken word workshops are diverse and wide. They include increased confidence, greater self expression, improvement in literacy and vocabulary, igniting passion in literature and creative writing and a deeper understanding of the individual self through language. All workshops have been crafted so participants can access contemporary poetry as a means to explore creative expression. I have been Arts Award Trained and come armed with Public Liability Insurance and an up to date DBS.

The Journey- A Weekend Retreat In Poetry and Yoga

Saturday the 8th July, 10 AM-6 PM and Sunday the 9th July, 10-6 PM, at a beautiful location in Bristol. We are able to offer this as either two separate day workshops or a whole weekend dependent on the interest of potential participants. Let us know.

In this intimate and nurturing space we gather to explore language, voice and the body in unison. For those who have never taken pen to paper, self to stage, and for those more experienced but wanting to expand or explore other areas of creativity, this workshop combines group work with individual focus, making sure everybody has the chance to create something unique to them.

We all have a story and our own way of sharing it, using Yoga and Creative Writing we explore the theme of Journeys as a powerful avenue to come back to our bodies, creatively use our voice and to stand up and speak out. Combined with mornings of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Meditation and Chanting, in which Yoga is used as a pathway into our creative force, students are encouraged to turn inwards and find their expression with strength and grace.

In this Yoga class we aim to evoke deep feeling and care around how we use this practise to inspire us, how we can live a more connected existence, allowing us the freedom to make choices that better support our lives and in turn our spirit.

We will have two afternoons of Poetry taught by Rebecca Tantony. Here we will look at the theme of Journeys; be it stories of travel from place to place, journeys from one relationship to the next or the journey deeper into the self. We will look at various poetic tools and devices and use creative writing as a method for healing, discovery and expression.

We will provide incredible Ayurvedic food created by Chef Raul Garcia Crespo, who uses cooking as an avenue to nourish and nurture the body and mind. The food will take influence from Vietnam, India, Thailand and Japan.

This weekend and two day workshops guarantee to offer something very special. Here is an opportunity to unravel anything that is not useful, to take another step on the journey, or to simply relax and glow.

The cost for the weekend is 160 Early Bird Price until the end of April, then 180 after, or 100 per day- Places are very limited. Please email to confirm your attendance and receive instructions on payment methods

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On Being A Woman- An Online Poetry Course By Rebecca Tantony

‘The School for Poets was developed by professional working poets. Our team nurtures and educates aspiring poets who are passionate about building a career in poetry. We started because, as professional poets, we understand how difficult it is to balance life with passion and we believe that in order to maintain quality, we need to teach quality. Courses are run online via email and an online forum. Receive resources and exercises for each class via email. Courses are run over a 7 or 11 week period.Submit work from each class for professional feedback. Gain access to an online forum to discuss activities and get feedback from peers.’ Click here to book