POETRY & YOGA RETREAT
The cost of participation is COP800,000 (regardless of whether you participate in one or both of the workshop's tracks).
This amount covers accommodation in multiple rooms at Casa El Boga or in an establishment of similar quality (arrival from July 11, 2021, departure on July 17), classes and two meals a day (breakfast and lunch).
The Fundación Casa Taller El Boga is organising a hybrid poetry and yoga retreat. Participants can register for only one leg of the workshop, yoga or poetry, if they prefer. We propose to spend a week in a restorative space, Casa El Boga, in an unparalleled municipality, Mompox, guided by experts in their trades, yoga and poetry, and in the company of other participants who love poetry and/or yoga and are dedicated to the arts and creativity.
The poetry workshop will be led by Yirama Castaño, and will be in Spanish. Participants will be able to write in their own languages, but a basic knowledge of Spanish is required. The yoga sessions will be led by instructors Ezgi Gungor (Australian) and Jean Amaya Gómez (Colombian). The sessions given by Ezgi will be in English. The workshop will be held at Casa El Boga, a cultural centre and artistic residence.
The vocation of El Boga is to generate exchange and learning between locals and visitors through art and crafts in a space of coexistence conducive to growth and relaxation. The project is carried out in Mompox, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, a unique place for its beauty and history. The workshop is an opportunity to create and share art with the community and will close with a public reading of poetry in the hall of the El Boga Workshop House by the participants.
There will also be yoga sessions open to the Momposino public. With the interest of promoting Mompox's craftwork, we will facilitate experimental activities in the trades of pottery and ceramics, filigree, and forging. Likewise, our chef will offer courses in Mompox's gastronomy and will cook several dinners with and for the participants.