Embodying, Expressing, & Empathizing with Grief -two Sundays
Grief can be overwhelming, and lonely ... this retreat is an opportunity to be supported in community as we gently turn toward grief with compassion and creative expression.
- Sunday, 4.16 9-12 pm pacific/12 -3 pm eastern
- Sunday, 4.23 9-12 pm pacific/12 -3 pm eastern
Given the tender terrain of this retreat, there is a "Hearing your Heart session" with Sasha ahead of April 16th - a 30 minute, 1:1 space to share what your heart carries and receive empathic support. Sasha will invite you to schedule this after you have registered.
photo by Yi-Chun Wu
About the Retreat
Led by transformational coach and movement artist Sasha Soreff, this is a zoom two Sunday retreat space for honoring grief in community. Empathic conversation, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication and coupled with creative movement, invites us to connect with our experiences of loss with compassion and support. When we are accompanied in our grief - as well as anger, shame, fear, and other emotions, we can become more present to ourselves and others. Creative movement allows for the embodied expression of long-held feelings, bringing us from our heads into our hearts and toward a deeper level of self-connection and healing. Over the course of the retreat, we will engage in empathy/movement practices, learn about the relational neuroscience underpinning them, and develop our own movement vocabularies to support our processing of grief and other emotions in a heartful learning community.
If you are on a grief journey - if you have lost someone, if a relationship has come to an end, if you are mourning the loss of a dream or the effects of an illness or change in physical capacity, if you sense grief that has been dormant, if you feel sad without knowing why - you are most welcome.
Note: All movement can be done seated or lying down, and all movement invitations are optional; all forms of creative expression and embodiment, including stillness, is welcome.
About Sasha Soreff
Sasha Soreff is a New York City-based choreographer, dance teacher, certified Resonant Healing Practitioner, certified transformational coach,and cancer journeyer.
In workshops, Sasha weaves relational neuroscience, somatic movement, and transformational principles together, to support participants to discover deep self-connection and soulful expression—resulting in powerful, life-enhancing insights.
“I lost a close friend to COVID-19, and the first place I really felt safe enough to consider my grief was in a workshop with Sasha. I always come away feeling understood, not only by her, but by myself. Sasha’s workshops have been essential to my personal growth and sense of self.” Krishna, New York
Explore a recent "Mourning, Moving, & Accompaniment" offering on Reimagine's Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/738426796
Please contact Sasha with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org