Prose & Poses

An embodied practice of yoga, movement, and writing


Unshackle your creativity, feel your body as an ally, and cultivate more self-intimacy

Yoga and writing are my two greatest passions. At 22, after many years of struggling with an eating disorder, yoga returned me to a loving relationship with my body; what was once my antagonist is now my ally. As a kid, I taped poems to the back of my father’s office door; as a teenager, I poured confessional poems into lock-and-key diaries; and as an adult, I studied literature in graduate school; writing has been my primary method of inner knowing and outward expression. In my thirties, I prayed to synthesize seemingly disparate aspects of my life—yogi/teacher/writer—and imagined a practice both spiritually fulfilling and deeply creative; thus, Prose and Poses was born. From practicing yoga and writing in my dining room/converted yoga sanctuary, to sharing this gift in yoga studios and retreat centers on the Central Coast, Prose and Poses continues to emerge as a rich, satisfying experience to open creativity and deepen the relationship with Self. 

~ Leslie St. John



“Yoga is bringing suppleness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life.” ~Amit Ray 

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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~ Anasis Nin 


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