Date(s) - Mon 8th Jun - Sat 13th Jun, 2015
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
This course is inspired by the classical ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body. Meditation and yoga are the perfect complements to writing, helping you to focus, be more creative, generate ideas and solve problems. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, you’ll develop a new set of innovative creative writing skills, and will learn how to use meditative disciplines to hone your work and be more productive. Start the morning with a revitalising yoga class, then spend the day in writing workshops, interspersed with short periods of group meditation. You’ll receive individual one-to-one sessions with the highly experienced writing tutor, to focus closely on your work. And there’ll be time to read, reflect, write and explore the beautiful local area – or just relax in famously friendly Moniack Mhor. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to yoga, meditation, writing or all three – or you have some experience in some or all of these areas – the course will be tailored to suit your needs.
Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning poet, novelist, editor and writing tutor from the Outer Hebrides, now resident in London. His books include Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides and A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde. He is a keen cyclist and a practising Buddhist with lots of experience of meditation techniques.
Yoga: Charlotte Esme Turner will be leading morning yoga sessions.
Guest: Kit Fraser is the author of three memoir/self-help books, including The Joy of Talk, and Old Age: My Three Best Friends Alcohol, Television and God. He is the co-founder and chair of Moniack Mhor.
Teachers’ Grants available. Yoga teachers are eligible for a £100 grant towards the course fees.
Accommodation is single room only and the course will run with a smaller number of participants to accommodate the yoga element.
Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.
This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.