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Free Yoga for Writers video

Welcome Readers of The Writer Magazine!

I’m thrilled to offer you this free video: Yoga for Writers.

I love sharing yoga with writers, because yoga helps me write. How?

One of the great challenges of writing is finding a way to be relaxed and confident while doing something (writing) that makes us feel both vulnerable and anxious. Yoga helps, because yoga is the practice of building strength while releasing tension.

Yoga also helps me pay attention, it heightens my awareness of what I am feeling and what is going within and around me. And that, in turn, feeds my writing.

And at the most concrete level, yoga helps release physical tension in my neck, shoulders, back and hips caused by spending long days sitting at my computer writting.

Your can read more about how yoga helps me be a better writer here. You can read more about me at the bottom of this page. And you can get your own free downloadable copy of my ‘Yoga for Writers’ video by entering your name and email address here:


Who is Marianne?

I’m a yoga teacher (E-RYT200), writer and human rights advocate based in New Zealand. My memoir Zen Under Fire, tells the story of my experiences as a UN human rights monitor in Afghanistan and is available in New Zealand here, and for pre-order in the United States. 

I created 30 Days of Yoga courses to help people start, and sustain, their own home yoga practice. You can read more about my yoga lineage here. My latest online course, 30 Days of Courage, is available now.

“I’ve been yoga-phobic my entire life. Marianne Elliott changed that and my life in the process. Her 30 Days of Yoga is amazing. Marianne is one of the best teachers I’ve ever experienced (and I’ve been a teacher for many years). If you want to do something extraordinary for yourself, I can’t think of a better teacher!”

~ Dr. Brené Brown

Marianne’s 30 Days of Yoga was one of the best investments I’ve made in my own wellness – and it was a steal! Her warmth, intelligence and commitment to her students radiate across the Internet. I can’t recommend 30 Days of Yoga highly enough for those looking to establish a home practice.”
~Kristen Lisanti, creator of Gimme Presence

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