Transcendence as inspiration
Starting February 16
- Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM PST
- Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9
Join Kohenet Rachel Kann for this journey into ecstatic poetry from a multitude of lineages.
We will revel in Rumi, get high on Hafiz, and more.
All of this in service of inspiring you to create rich, textured, poetry of celebration and intimacy with infinity. We will embark on guided writing exercises using transcendence as our inspiration—and discuss the process.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
• Expect to walk away a more passionate and expressive writer.
• Expect to develop a facility with five-sensory descriptive imagery.
• Expect to write, to listen, to have the opportunity for vulnerability in a safe space.
• Expect to take part in a prompt-based guided writing exercise each workshop.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Kohenet Rachel Kann is a poet and ceremonialist.
She is the 2020 New England Jewish Poetry Festival’s Featured Poet and a 2020 Cosmic Sister “Women of The Psychedelic Renaissance” awardee for her poetry presentation at the 2020 Spirit Plant Medicine Conference.
She is a WORD: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize recipient for her latest poetry collection, How to Bless the New Moon, from Ben Yehuda Press. She was the 2017 Outstanding Instructor of the Year at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
She is certified in Jewish Energy Healing and has apprenticed in shamanic practionership as well as training in dance and drumming healing arts modalities.
Her Spoken Word Visual Album, The Quickening, has received accolades from film festivals in Florence, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and New York. She has performed her poetry in venues such as Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, The Broad Stage, The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts and TEDxUCLA.
She leads Realize Paradise Secular Soul Journeys, Shabbat Soul Journeys and New Moon Union Rosh Chodesh Circles through Mishkon Tephilo as well as one-on-one and group ceremonies and rituals for folks from a diversity of backgrounds with the intention of facilitating the realization of paradise through the release of trauma and an increase in self-love.
Rachel created a literacy curriculum called Waking Up the Words for elementary schools across the Los Angeles Unified School District elementary incorporating play and embodiment to encourage learning, retention, love of language and self-expression.