Workshop: "Body Stories: Revealing the Powerful Narratives that Shape Us" with Marilyn McLaughlin


The Center for Religion & Spirituality invites you to this public Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change workshop with wellness expert Marilyn McLaughlin.

Embodied experience is the centerpiece of our personal narrative. It is the essence of life, love, spirit and presence. Every body part has a history, a challenge, a victory - a place in the tapestry of our identity. These stories have enormous power over the way we experience our world, sometimes without us knowing it. When shared, body stories break down barriers of separation and isolation. What would it be like to experience an inquiry into your own body's story informed by the yamas and niyamas? What if this process could lead us toward a greater personal and global experience of understanding, expression and empathy?

In this workshop for yoga teachers and practitioners, participants will guides through an afternoon of movement/theatre/sound improvisation, creative writing, meditation, mind mapping, autobiography, group drumming and community sharing as a way of exploring the body's stories and our ideas of identity, relationship, faith, health, power, gender, community and transformation. No prior experience in dance, theatre or writing is necessary to attend. Men and women from all areas of the community are encouraged to attend as a diversity of participants makes for a richer learning community.

To Attend
Online registration is open (click Buy Tickets button). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.

Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or email

About the Speaker
Marilyn McLaughlin, M.F.A. is an arts and wellness educator, somatic/expressive movement specialist, interactive rhythm mindfulness facilitator, and fitness specialist for people at mid life and beyond. She is creator of All Bodies Dance, Drumming Into Stillness, and Rhythmic Play for Memory and Mobility: Enhancing Quality of Life – a training program created in collaboration with UCLA Arts and Healing.

Sunday, March 24 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

University Hall, 3324
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies, Mindfulness and Social Change Series


$45 per person




Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.