Leslie St. John 

is a self-expression muse, helping people get "unstuck." Using the modalities of yoga, qoya, and writing, she helps people unshackle creativity, feel their bodies as allies, and cultivate more self-intimacy. She is creator of Prose and Poses, a practice of yoga and writing to open creative channels, and offers workshops and retreats along the Central Coast, including her favorite wine country oasis, Sagrada Wellness.  She received her MFA from Purdue University, where she served as poetry editor for the Sycamore Review. She is the author of Beauty Like a Ropea chapbook by Word Palace Press. Her poetry and articles have appeared in Teach.YogaApersus Quartery, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Florida ReviewIndiana Review, Oxford American, Pinch, Rebelle Societyand Verse Daily. A 500hr RYT, she has studied with Tias LittleNoah Maze, and Rocky Heron. She teaches Writing, Romanticism, and Poetry at Cal Poly, where she facilitated the publication of Unveiling Self: A Collection of Student Memoirs. You can find her writing at a café, hunting vintage shops, or hiking with her dog in San Luis Obispo.