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WORKSHOPS

A passionate advocate for the intersections between the literary arts, wellness, and community, Kris enjoys facilitating workshops and events that guide participants toward a joyful home in their bodies and creativity. Please see below for information on upcoming sessions. 

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Workshops & Events (2024)

Movement Sessions:  

Regular Public Weekly Offerings (June & July 2024)

Sundays at 8:30am—Hot Power Flow at DC Bouldering Project

Sundays at 10:00am—Yoga Flow at DC Bouldering Project

Mondays at 8:00am—Hot Power Flow at DC Bouldering Project

Mondays at 4:30pm—Power Flow at DC Bouldering Project 

Wednesdays at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow at Past Tense 

Subs and Special Workshops (June & July 2024)

June 1 at 11:00am—Gentle Flow + Meditation at the Mt. Pleasant Library 

June 1 at 4:00pm—FlowJams (Happy Pride!) at Past Tense

June 7 at 4:00pm—Pilates (Sub) at Past Tense 

June 8 at 9:00am—Fit + Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

June 12 at 6:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

June 21 at 12:00pm—Hot Hybrid (Sub) at Reunion Yoga

June 21 at 5:30pm—Happy Hour Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

June 23 at 12:00pm—Slow Flow (Sub) at Reunion Yoga

July 20 at 11:00am—Gentle Flow + Meditation at the Mt. Pleasant Library 

*Like a song you heard in class? Playlists available here.

**One-on-one, corporate, and private group sessions available upon request. Be in touch to learn more.

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Special Workshops, Events & Creative Sessions: 

Poetry Hikes

Rock Creek Park

MarchJuly 2024

This spring, join writer, teaching artist and movement instructor Kristen Zory King on a poetry hike through Rock Creek Park and experience the joy of creativity in motion. Together, we'll wander through two(ish) miles of winding trails, stopping frequently to share poems with one another as well as to spend time in creative reflection and journaling. 

 

Saturday, March 30 at 12:00pm (Embodied Poems) 

*this event is presented in partnership with Movement for Choice 

 

Saturday, April 13 at 11:00am (Poems of the Heart and Spirit - SOLD OUT

 

Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm (Poems of Nature and Joy

 

Sunday, June 9 at 2:00pm (Poems of Gratitude and Delight- SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 13 at 3:00pm (Poems of Joyful Resistance)

*this event is presented in partnership with Movement for Choice 

WELLderness Journaling Workshop

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 

TWO DATES!

Sunday, June 2 at 1:00pm 

Saturday, August 3 at 1:00pm 

Join Kris and the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for a summer journaling workshop.  In this 90 minute session, you will be led through journaling prompts, guided discussion, and creative reflection, grounding yourself in community, gratitude, and as the poet Rumi declared, the "hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." This workshop is free and open to all. 

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

Past Tense

Saturday, June 15 at 2:00pm

Join Kris at Past Tense on June 15 for a heart opening vinyasa flow and journaling session to welcome the Summer Solstice. In this two hour workshop, you will be led through breathwork, meditation, an energetic vinyasa style flow, and guided journaling prompts, examining the seasonal, astrological, and ayurvedic transitions from spring to summer via joyful movement, creative reflection, and intentional discussion. Please bring your yoga mat, a journal, and a writing utensil. 

*Stay tuned for more information on upcoming writing workshops, poetry hikes, yoga and journaling sessions, the 2024 Literary Pub Crawl, and more! Plus, looking for a teaching artist or assistance with your next creativity, wellness, or literary event? Learn more about previous workshops and events and creative consultation or be in touch

 

 

Previous Workshops and Sessions: 

 

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Potter's House 

January - March 2024

Join Kristen Zory King at The Potter’s House for three fast-paced generative writing workshops to help shake you out of a creative rut and get words on the page. Throughout each ninety minute session, we will examine contemporary pieces around various themes and then generate our own work based on prompts and guided discussion. Writers are welcome to attend one session or all three and you do not need to be an experienced writer or poet to participate—beginners, journal-ers, and award winning creatives all welcome.

 

Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm (Theme: The Shape of Memory) - SOLD OUT

 

Sunday, February 25 at 2:00pm (Theme: You, Who?SOLD OUT

 

Sunday, March 31 at 2:00pm (Theme: Art on Art) - SOLD OUT

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Bouldering Project 

Sunday, March 24 at 12:00pm

Join Kris at DC Bouldering Project on Sunday, 3/24 for a heart opening vinyasa flow and journaling session to welcome the equinox! In this 90 minute workshop, you will be led through breathwork, a vinyasa style flow, and guided journaling prompts, examining the transition from winter to spring via joyful movement, creative reflection, and intentional discussion. Please bring your yoga mat, a journal, and a writing utensil. 

Movement Subs and Workshops (Winter + Spring 2024)

January 5 at 4:30pm—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

January 6 at 11:00am—Gentle Yoga and Meditation at the Mt. Pleasant Library (FREE)

January 6 at 4:00pm—FlowJams (Covers) at Past Tense

January 9 at 12:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

January 12 at 8:00am—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

January 14 at 6:00pm—Restore (Sub) at DCBP

January 16 at 6:00pm—Gentle Flow and Meditation (Sub) at Past Tense

January 18 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

January 26 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

January 27 at 4:00pm—FlowJams (The Age of Aquarius: 1969) at Past Tense

January 29 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

January 29 at 7:30pm—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP 

February 1 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

February 1 at 6:00pm—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

February 3 at 11:00am—Gentle Yoga and Meditation at the Mt. Pleasant Library 

February 4 at 5:30pm—Yoga for Young Adults (Sub) at Past Tense

February 8 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

February 11 at 5:30pm—Yoga for Young Adults (Sub) at Past Tense

February 15 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

February 18 at 5:30pm—Yoga for Young Adults (Sub) at Past Tense

February 19 at 12:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

February 20 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

February 24 at 4:00pm—FlowJams (A Very Good HAIM) at Past Tense

February 25 at 5:30pm—Yoga for Young Adults (Sub) at Past Tense

February 26 at 12:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

March 4 at 12:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

March 5 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

March 7 at 6:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

March 8 at 5:00pm—Yoga Flow (Sub) at The Westin

March 9 at 4:30pm—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

March 9 at 6:00pm—Restore (Sub) at DCBP

March 15 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

March 22 at 12:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

March 23 at 4:30pm—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

March 30 at 4:00pm—FlowJams (FolkPop)

April 2 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense 

April 5 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense 

April 7 at 2:00pm—Member Appreciation: Dance Party & Flow at DCBP

April 7 at 5:30pm—Yoga for Young Adults (Sub) at Past Tense

April 9 at 7:30pm—Restore (Sub) at DCBP

April 10 at 7:30pm—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

April 13 at 9:00am—Fit + Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

April 13 at 4:00pm—FlowJams (Spring Fling: GirlPop)

April 17 at 6:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

April 20 at 9:00am—Fit + Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

May 3 at 5:30pm—Happy Hour Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

May 4 at 11:00am—Gentle Flow + Mediation at the Mt. Pleasant Library 

May 8 at 6:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

May 12 at 12:00pm—Mother's Day Restorative Yoga at DCBP

May 12 at 2:00pm—Hot Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

May 17 at 5:30pm—Happy Hour Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

May 20 at 8:00am—Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

May 24 at 12:00pm—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

May 27 at 8:00am—Power Flow (Sub) at DCBP

May 31 at 7:00am—Vinyasa Flow (Sub) at Past Tense

Previous Workshops and Events (2022—2023): 

Life in Movement, Words, and Color

Arts for the Aging (IONA Senior Services)

March 17—August 25 

Poetry Hikes

Rock Creek Park 

April 15 at 10:00am (Rumi

May 14 at 2:00pm (Poems of Nature and Joy)

June 17 at 10:00am (Mary Oliver)

Hestia Strikes a Match (Author Event)

Old Town Books

April 22 at 7:00pm 

Guest Lecture: Creativity in Motion

George Washington University 

April 26 at 10:30am

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Potter's House 

June 17 at 2:00pm

Mt. Pleasant Tiny Talent Show 

Marx Café

October 22 at 7:00pm 

Spark Your Spirit: Gratitude 

Past Tense 

November 12 at 10:30am

Stanchion Zine Literary Reading

The Potter's House 

December 10 at 2:30pm 

Yoga and Journaling 

DC Bouldering Project 

December 31 at 12:00pm 

2022—

Writing & Events: 

(Re)Kindling: A Three Part Creative Series

MoonLit and Former Housewife

Spark: A Creative Toolkit (Released December 1, 2021)

Flame: A Creative Camp (March 8-31, 2022)

Ember: A Creative Retreat (October 8-10, 2022)

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Writer's Center

January 19 - March 2, 2022 at 7:00pm EST

Grounding in Gratitude

The Writer's Center

February 26, 2022 at 10:00am EST

Writing that Blooms

The Writer's Center

March 5, 2022 at 10:00am EST

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

March 25, 2022 at 12:00pm EST

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Grief is Pink Chapbook Release and Reading

Lines + Stars

May 11, 2022 at 7:00pm

Cobra Milk: Issue Release and Reading

Cobra Milk 

August 9, 2022 at 8:00pm 

(Virtual) 

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

September 9 at 10:00am

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Words on the Page: The Shape of Memory 

Old Town Books 

September 12 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Mason Jar Press Reading 

Potters House DC

September 18 at 4:00pm 

(In Person) 

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

October 13 at 12:00pm

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Workshop Reading with Sara Lippmann

October 14 at 7:00pm 

(Virtual) 

Words on the Page: The Face Behind the Mask

Old Town Books 

October 17 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

DC Lit Crawl 

Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood 

October 23 at 3:00pm 

(In Person) 

Words on the Page: Grounding in Gratitude

Old Town Books 

November 14 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Words on the Page: Writing that Pops

Old Town Books 

December 12 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Movement Sessions: 

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

August 26 at 5:30pm 

(In Person)

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

September 18 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

 

Ember: A Creative Retreat Morning Yoga Session

MoonLit 

October 9 at 9:00am 

(Virtual)

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

October 16 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

October 30 at 4:00pm 

(In Person)

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

November 13 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

December 17 at 4:00pm 

(In Person)

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