Flow 2 Flow
A 21 Day Movement, Meditation &
Creative Writing Journey
It is TIME to CREATE!
This is an unprecedented moment and there is no shortage of inspirationLearn more about our January online retreat - The Body Talks
"There's no greater agony than bearing an untold story within you."
- Maya Angelou
The Muse is calling you.
Can you hear Her? Of course you can but are you listening?
What is she asking you? How is she beckoning you? . . .
Is she inspiring you to write poetry?
To start your memoir?
Activate that screenplay?
Get started on your story or novel?
Write those guided meditations?
Have you created space for her to move you?
What are your excuses?
Go ahead, count them out . . .
We've got time (or do we?)
START FLOW 2 FLOW TODAY
Now, get a piece of paper and fill in the blanks:
“During 2020 (aka radical moment of change), I finally [_______________] in a way that was [_______________] and it inspired [_______________]."
3 Weeks ... 21 Days … 30 Minutes A Day
FLOW 2 FLOW - A 21 Day Guided Experience for Writers & Writers in Waiting
with Teffanie Thompson, Award Winning Author and Social Justice Educator
& Jocelyn Gordon, Holistic Fitness Expert, Meditation Guide and Creator of HoopYogini
Who is this for:
- Writers who are tired of their own excuses
- Writers who want to amp up their discipline
- Creatives looking for ideas and inspiration
- The person ready to take their writing project “off the shelf” and into the world
- The person who wants to make a creative time capsule informed by this unique moment in herstory
- People who love to move and want to explore different layers of expression
"[FLOW 2 FLOW is] Pure Magic! More specifically, this program made the physical manifestation of my research stop being intimidating. From creating a boundary of a timer to breaking down large subject matter into small but highly productive exercises. Adding the facets of hooping and meditation contributed greatly, knowing I'm not just sitting down to write, but also that my "work" was to hula hoop and dance made it one thousand times easier for me to get started everyday. Also, sharing the support and community of this group was crazy amazing :)"
Week 1: Practice
Activate three daily habits: write, meditate, move!
Organize your home and dedicate a space to F2F.
Get clear on your project and connect with your story, song, script, etc.
Week 2: Produce
Cultivate the mindset of being a high vibe writer.
Receive powerful writing hacks that get your creative juices flowing.
Make friends with writing sprints (timed activations for writing).
Week 3: Present
Explore desktop publishing.
Develop your editing skills and learn to accept what is not working.
Move from writer to author - prepare to present and share your work-in-progress.
"I loved the tips and tricks for writing that brought in my spiritual and emotional self and seemed to meld easily into my physical space where I was doing my hooping/yoga and meditation. I also loved how easy it was to accomplish 30 minutes daily, and that the routine was mixed up a bit in order to find what we liked best as individuals. It created a dynamic approach to creating a habit of small wins that lead to progress."
- 21 Days - Each day includes a literary / writing concept
- 30 Minutes A Day:
- 5 min of Meditation
- 10 min of HoopYogini or your favorite movement practice (yoga, ecstatic dance, HIIT!)
- 15 min of Writing
- Daily Writing Prompts & Creative Flow Hacks
- A Weekly Video Message from Teffanie inspiring you into the practice and focus of the week
- Access to the HoopYogini Foundations & Flow five video instructional series by Jocelyn
- Access to Chakra Clarity a 35 minute album with seven guided meditations led by Jocelyn
- Expert Guidance
- Peer Reflection & Support via our private Community (NOT on Facebook)
- Companion Reading (completely optional) and Resource Sharing
- Alumni connection and ongoing shares in a private group
At the end of the 21 days you will have a started project and an energized writing practice. You may even have a finished product such as a poem, short story or performance piece.
“There's a discipline for passion: it's not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down and get beaten up, but how many times you stand up, and are brave and you keep on going.”
- Lady Gaga
"I've gained more confidence in my writing, to the point of almost letting it write itself. i was able to recognize that if i was thinking too hard, i'd block my flow. by adding the flow aspect to my writing, i began to see my story unfold to reveal its core, speaking to me the scene or dialogue that is necessary for the audience to feel the true meaning of this piece. i also have more confidence in myself in general, knowing that i showed up and was staying true to myself this whole time. a huge benefit is knowing all the people i do now wow!!!! i feel very blessed having met so many cool and beautiful people through F2F."
BONUS ONLINE RETREAT
The Body Talks, Tell Your Story
January 15 - 17, 2021
Your body is a wise and sacred vessel.
Religion, philosophy and patriarchy often position the body as mundane, dirty and unholy. This, matched with personal trauma and media ideals of perfection, can make it easy to ignore, undermine or even despise the physical container that allows you this life experience.
However, the body sings and has recorded your story and the journey of your ancestors!
In The Body Talks, Tell Your Story, Jocelyn and Teffanie create a sacred and safe container for you to renew your relationship with the body & the body of wisdom that exists within you.
- Experience Reflective Journaling
- Reconnect your Heart with your Womb
- Learn how to ease internal conflict by dialoguing with mixed feelings
- Explore somatic movement as a way to approach the body as a wise vessel
- Merge hooping, movement and music into a meditative practice
- Gain awareness of your body
- Center back into your life
- Vision your new year
- Uncover your Truth
Subject to change
Friday, January 15
7pm - 9pm EST
Opening Circle with Cacao Meditation
Saturday, January 16
8:45 - 9am Optional Flow Jam
9am - 12pm EST
1pm - 3pm EST
A day of Reflective Journaling, Expressive Arts, Somatic Movement & Meditation, Womb & Vision Journey
Sunday, January 17
8:45 - 9am Optional Flow Jam
9am - 12pm EST
Integration, Closing Wisdom Circle
"What DO I LOVE about this program?" It lingers. I'm still thinking about different pieces of it and how they apply to what's going on in my life. I think the multi-faceted elements of the program make it continue to float around in my brain, even though the challenge is completed. Having the live Sunday sessions with delightful women, the pre-recorded Teffanie check-ins with-in the course itself, the pre-recorded Hula-hoop movement and Chakra sessions and the writing lessons that I can refer back to now...all different from each other and all still connected within one course...make the different areas of my brain continue to engage."
FLOW 2 FLOW
Upon enrollment you have immediate and ongoing access to the FLOW 2 FLOW course platform. You will also receive access to the HoopYogini Foundations & Flow Course and the Chakra Clarity Guided Meditations.
Each day of the 21 day journey you will receive an email announcing your daily flow prompt.
"Writing is a personal, private, solitary, introverted sport.
Without commUNITY, it can become lonely."
- Teffanie Thompson
Teffanie Thompson writes, stretches, meditates and hoops. Previously, she directed a public charter high school. As a Master's graduate of Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program, Teffanie has penned several stories for children, teens, and ballerinas.
Author of DIRT - Winner: Best YA, 2016 African-American Literary Awards held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Teffanie upon invitation attended the 2018 Sharjah Children's Reading Festival in Dubai, UAE.
“Her creativity knows no bounds! She is insightful, witty & captures the essence of time with a historic voice of heavy – handedness and uplifting with inspiration and entertainment! She is one of the most unique new voices for the next generation – Teffanie.” - Brown Girls Books
banner photo of Teffanie by Toyia T. Zachery
"I learned tools to break down my story into manageable parts to easily put together. The meditation and the movement pieces were a big component that influenced a creative state that made my writing fun. The hacks and exercises have given me lifelong tools that I can apply to complete this project and project’s future."
"I think this course is for EVERYONE. I did not consider myself "writing" or a "writer" when I signed up. The idea of movement, writing and meditation attracted me. That everyone can work on an individual project together is amazing. That we had poets, sci-fi writers, memoirs, personal statements, etc....all in the same space, was exciting and encouraging."
"I LOVED Jocelyn and Teffanie's positive energy, support and passion for their work. I loved learning about other people's writing projects. I loved Friday Live Sessions. I loved being part of a supportive community. I loved the momentum and magic that happened in my writing life and beyond through F2F!"
Called a "Yoga Rebel" by Yoga Journal Magazine, Jocelyn is the creator of HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie® Yoga, holistic fitness practices merging dance with yoga and meditation.
She teaches and tours with Wanderlust Yoga Festivals, is a six year presenter at the Bali Spirit Festival, and was recently featured on Apple News as the Meditation Guide for the Essence Magazine Virtual Wellness House. Jocelyn offers online and in-person teacher trainings and coaches healers to create their first online course.
Jocelyn is also a Pre-Conception Wellness Coach and a passionate peaceful birth advocate who firmly believes that peaceful birth creates a peaceful earth.
Email Jocelyn for details: [email protected]
“Jocelyn Gordon is not only a teacher but a master of her craft. I have had the pleasure to experience her HoopYogini Spinal Awakening Series, and I was blown away.” Kate Reardon, author The Essential Cleanse of Director of Natural Instinct Healing Retreat Center in Bali
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use. The more you have.”
- Maya Angelou
We'll close with a quote from one of our favorite people - YOU!
“During this radical moment of change (aka 2020), I finally [_______________] in a way that was [_______________] and it inspired [_______________]."
OH YES YOU DID!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a Hooper?
What if I don't meditate?
Do I need a Hoop?
Do I need to know what I want to write?
Robert Peng, Internationally Recognized QiGong Teacher
"I tried HoopYogini™ with Jocelyn. I didn't expect that such a simple tool - the hoop - would give me such a thorough stretch. It was unlike any other form I have tried. It feels amazing!"
Danielle Hinesly, Author of The Dragonness
“Teffanie is refreshing to work with, has a unique perspective that gets to the story core, and is generous with her time.”
Landis Lain, Author of Butterfly Arising and Daddy’s Baby
“With fresh and snappy prose Teffanie Thompson has bestowed upon the writing world a visionary voice of fresh eloquence.”
Genevieve Mac, HoopYogini Certified Instructor & Founder of Warrior Women Wellness
"I love HoopYogini™ From the Core! What a great workout! I'm also loving this as a daily practice. Feeling so much more grounded in my flow and daily life.”
Carmen Marshall, Health Coach and Creator of the SexyFit Nutrition Program www.carmenmarshall.com
“I also loved Jocelyn's incorporation of her mantras, specific and gorgeous movements for opening the heart and energy. At the end of the hour, I felt strong, empowered, feminine, centered, joyful and playful. And how amazing to be able to take those ways of being into world, every day, from a practice that helps you access them so organically.”
Adrea Peters, Author of Becoming Truitt Skye
“Teffanie is an extraordinarily gifted reader. She sees and feels the full story which as a writer is invaluable. To have that kind of insight throughout the writing process is everything a writer dreams of.”