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Grief and the Holiday Season
Fri., December 9, 2016 @ 3:00 am - Sun., December 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am
Finding Guidance in Yoga: A 3-day intensive workshop retreat with Antonio Sausys
When the Holiday Season approaches and darkness overshadows the light, the pressure for belonging increases, the absence of our dear ones become more apparent and grief surfaces our hearts and bodies. It is generally accepted that grief refers to the emotional and psychological symptoms experienced after the death of a person. Yet the mind and the body react with grief to the loss of a pet, a job, a dream or even simply the youth. Even though grieving is thought to be mostly emotional, it also has specific physical symptoms. Yoga can be instrumental in addressing the symptoms of grief because it focuses on mind, body, and spirit, the three areas where grief manifests.
This retreat provides participants with techniques for transforming grief into a source of self-knowledge. It includes sharing and normalizing grief, learning yogic tools that address the delicate endocrine mechanisms responsible for the grief reaction, and promoting movement in the muscles that are involved in grief.
The structured and confidential setting of this retreat provides an opportunity to share grief unmasked, a rare occasion in regular life. Joining together with others who are grieving can itself be a source of comfort and strength. The combination of theoretical lecture and experiential work can help the heart of anyone who is grieving a loss or those working with them. We will together explore how Yoga philosophy and practice can assist one in going through difficult times.
Friday Dec 9th-Sunday December 11th
$445 Early Bird (before Nov 1)
$495 Regular Tuition (after Nov 1)
Friday Dec 9th 10am-6pm
Saturday Dec 10th 8am-6pm
Sunday Dec 11th 8am-4:30pm
You can also register for the Grief workshop taking place on Dec. 8.