All yoga levels are welcome
September 17, 24, October 8, 15, November 5, 12 (our last class of the fall will be held on a full moon!)
The purpose of these yoga classes is to practice with the intent of processing grief or difficult emotions, so those emotions don’t get stuck in our bodies.
Included in the first yoga session is the journal – Inside the Belly of the Whale – grief, loss, trauma and secondary trauma.
Classes are 75-90 minutes. First class is $65.00 and subsequent classes are $20 per class. All 6 classes – $165.00
*To be clear I’m a guide, yoga instructor, artist and speaker, I’m not a therapist and these teachings are not to take the place of therapy but to enhance. There are many resources that I can share if you need direction.
Modern life rarely acknowledges – and frequently pathologizes – grief.
But if we honor grief, and grieve attentively, grieving becomes a positive experience of transformation and rebirth. Grieving brings the soul to stillness, readying it for profound spiritual change.
Unresolved grief doesn’t require a death, although grieving most often begins that way. “Deaths” occur in other ways: the end of a life’s dream or of a marriage, or from rejection and betrayal. “Small griefs” can be frustration or loss of control, disappointment, or dashed expectation.
Unresolved grief can turn into acting out, substance abuse, overwork, or over-achievement. If grief’s pain becomes too much to sit with, it well may become self-harm.
Lis Griffin, Certified Structural Yoga™ instructor, owns Catspaw Studio, housed in a cozy renovated 1900s barn, where she has taught yoga since 2009. Lis is also an author, artist, and photographer whose work has appeared in the The New York Times, MS Magazine, Woman’s Day,Der Spiegel, Men’s Journal, Denver Business Journal, other newspapers and trade publications, and on book jackets and CD covers, and in Communication Arts’ Photography Annual.