I’m a poet and writer who practices and teaches yoga and meditation. My life is devoted to exploring how people make sense of themselves and the world through language and movement. I’m an advocate for attending to the places we live, noticing what’s around us, recording it artfully and engaging with each moment in time.
The sweet first lines of William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence seem to sum it up.
The rest of the poem, though, like our existence, is a wild ride. In its 19th-century British Romantic way, Blake’s poem aligns with Jane Hirshfield’s definition of Zen: Everything changes, everything is connected, pay attention. Blake speaks plainly,
I believe in fully inhabiting life and its messy paradoxes by fearless inquiry and receptivity to wonder. Through workshops and private instruction, I help you find ease in your body and delight in your voice. When you work with me, you can expect my full attention; you might experience clarity, focus or elation. I am here to listen to you and listen with you.
A super-long c.v. includes every single detail of my educational and professional experience in yoga, writing, publishing and education. Intrigued? Contact me at alexamergen(at)gmail(dot)com.
Listen to “Hand on Heart” (28 seconds).