13 – The Poetry of Practice with Brooke McNamara

13 – The Poetry of Practice with Brooke McNamara

Brooke McNamara, MFA, is a poet, dance-theater artist, teacher, and ordained Zen monk. She has published two books of poems: Bury the Seed (2020) and Feed Your Vow and is the creator and instructor of multiple online courses. 

She is most passionate about creating and tending genuine + diverse practice spaces and models this very capacity in this episode.  We move from dialogue to practice together and invite you as listener to practice alongside. Brooke brings such heart and depth to this space, expect to be inspired and deeply nourished by this evocative conversation, the poetry of practice and the practice of poetry.

Listen in while they talk about:

  • Dance, poetry and zen as embodiment training for leadership.
  • Listening to the collective and what’s wanted in the ‘field’ as a guide for when to step in and lead and when to invite the leadership and voice of others. 
  • How relational feedback systems can grow our attuned capacities.
  • Cultivating sacred practice spaces. Experience the way Brooke leads and creates spaces for practice as she leads us through and experiential practice in this very episode.
  • Receive the sweet nourishment of poetry and connection to self and that which is unseen.

More from Brooke:CULTIVATECreative Practice in the Belly of Impermanence
Realizing, Manifesting and Releasing our Living ArtistryAn embodied, interdisciplinary exploration and training in which we harness, catalyze, and source the creative aliveness of our churning world.
To learn more, click here.

******** Women’s Ritual of Renewal: Seasonal Online Gatherings for a Year of Wholehearted LivingSeasonal Half-Day Retreats – 4 half-day retreats beginning December 2020orYear Long Ritual of Renewal – all 4 half-day retreats as well as Coaching sessions, monthly inspirations and an Online Community.To learn more about both gathering options, click here.


Write to the Heart of Motherhood ~ 6 week online course, Nov 2 – Dec 11Connecting to our True Voice in the Middle of our Messy LivesA space for mamas to unleash and harness your holiest and messiest feelings, exercise and nourish your voice, and bond deeply with other amazing women on the ride of motherhood.
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About Brooke:

Brooke McNamara, MFA, is a poet, dance-theater artist, teacher, and ordained Zen monk. She has published two books of poems: Bury the Seed (2020) and Feed Your Vow (2015). For her poetry, she is the recipient of the Charles B. Palmer prize from the Academy of American Poets. Brooke has taught at Naropa University in Yoga Studies and at the University of Colorado, Boulder in Dance, and she is co-director with Lauren Beale of Eunice Embodiment, an organization that offers cutting edge performances, embodiment education, and creative practice workshops and retreats. Brooke is creator and instructor of the online courses Write to the Heart of MotherhoodSummoning the Unseen, Cultivate: Creative Practice (with Lauren Beale), and Women’s Ritual of Renewal (with Lisa Gibson). She is a long-time Zen student of Diane Musho Hamilton, Roshi, and empowered as a senior monk. Brooke lives with her husband, Rob, and their two wild, adorable sons, Lundin and Orion.

Find Brooke here:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/elfsolutionsinc
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/brooke.mcnamara.poetry/
Website – www.BrookeMcNamara.com

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