Me-Treat Offered to Select Women

Alison Burmeister and Kathy Katims are offering a day of yoga and writing.

A Me-Treat is being offered Alison Burmeister of Balanced Beauty and Kathy Katims of Saved by a Story, as a way to destress, to connect and to create on Sunday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Temescal Gateway Park.

The event, which will be limited to 10 women, will include yoga, story-prompt writing and a delicious lunch in the heart of scenic Temescal Canyon. Lunch and parking are included with registration.

“Me-treats are a great way to bond while nurturing your mind, body, soul, and friendships,” Burmeister said. “Everybody can relax, re-energize, leave refreshed and feeling great.”

The day starts with yoga and relaxation/breathwork, followed by lunch, and then Saved by a Story prompt-writing workshop with Katims.

Burmeister has taught yoga and chair yoga at the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, at the Woman’s Club and at the American Legion. During Covid, you could find her classes on Zoom. Now in addition to watching her on YouTube, you can book her for private classes.

“My ultimate goal is to help as many people as I can feel and look great inside and out,” she said. “Also, to find balance and beauty in their lives, homes and workplace.”

Kathy Katims loves bringing people together to share stories. The idea started at her daughter’s school, where she asked parents to write personal essays for the school’s newsletter.

She said “People wrote about real things, hilarious things, moving things, surprising things. People wrote about fertility issues, weathering Father’s Day without a father, losing a husband, an annual food fight, opening a school, falling in love with a same sex partner, a first kiss, writing their first love song. This landscape of unfamiliar parents suddenly felt familiar and welcoming. Strangers became friends, and friends learned new dimensions of each other.”

In a workshop Katims tells people the main guideline is to start and keep going. “If you are stuck, write ‘I’m stuck,’ ‘I’m stuck.’”

To register, click here. 

The Me-Treat will start with yoga and then move into writing.


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