Grief Medicine: Facing the Pandemic in Community
How do we hold destructive climate change and the wildfires, the pandemic, deaths, social isolation, state sanctioned violence against black and brown bodies, and the grief of living on stolen occupied land?
Come join us as we find a response to these questions with the help of restorative yoga, expressive arts, journaling, and freeing our voices in group singing.
Together, we will explore the various types of grief that may be arising, such as the heartbreaking loss of a loved one, environmental grief, state-sanctioned violence, collective grief, grief over all that we expect from our lives that we are currently unable to receive, and anticipatory grief. As we gather in community, we find a sense of belonging in our shared grief, helping to metabolize our losses and transmute them into a balm to soothe our own hearts, and the broken heart of our world.
There is so much grief just under the surface of what we are experiencing, and it helps to name it. With the supportive practices of voice work, restorative yoga, expressive arts, group sharing, sound healing, and journaling, we can explore this question together. Come join us as we gather to make room to be with all the grief we are holding as we ride the waves of uncertainty caused by the pandemic, environmental and personal grief, the current uprising in the face of Black Lives Matter is bringing up for us -- much easier to do together than alone.
Please note: this is a participatory event where group sharing and keeping screen on is encouraged.
Please note this is a participatory event. It would be greatly appreciated if all who attend can keep their video on to contribute to a safe space during our time together.
Please have ready:
- yoga mat
- 1 or 2 pillows
- scarf, yoga strap or belt
- eye pillow
- scented oil
- journal and pen
- any art supplies
Note: If you are experiencing financial hardship at this time making this event cost prohibitive to you, please reach out to us with a sentence or two on why you need a discounted ticket. We have a handful of sliding scale spots.