This intense weekend series is dedicated to those who feel conflicted during the holidays. Maybe you are dreading parties, decorations, lights, cookies as painful reminders of someone you love and lost. Even if you find the will to attend, it might feel like a dull ache keeps you hidden. You feel lost, disconnected, and far away. This weekend is about finding a way back to yourself when words fail.
Paul Denniston’s approach to grief yoga invites you to move through themes of awareness, connection, evolve, expression and surrender. Each theme combines inner awareness with a series of gently repeated body movements. Each movement cycle lasts about 3-5 minutes with pauses for reflection in between. We will be seated and moving together to help release the trapped heavy feelings.
No previous yoga experience expected. Wear comfortable clothes. There will be time to as much or as little as desired. This is your opportunity to sit with your grief safely supported by a community of caring Rebel Souls.
My beloved Rebel Souls… Lisa here. This workshop is a professional and personal offering. My still born son, Ayman, was born December 24th. He would’ve been 23 this year. This is my way of holding space for love disguised as grief during a season of celebration. Join me to find your own brave way of holding both love and loss.
About Lisa –
Lisa is on a mission to develop and share skills of self-aware ease. As a philosopher offering grief, loss, and anxiety counseling, she values asana practice and the yoga sutras that help minimize “sorrows yet to come.” She first came to yoga with a heavy heart and was surprised by the lightness she found on the mat. Helping you lighten your heavy heart makes her heart happy. Currently she is researching ways to carry loss forward in her writing, counseling, and yoga teaching. According to Rumi, “the wound is the place where the light enters you.” Lisa welcomes you to Rebel Soul Yoga to create a shared place of courage and compassion where light enters.
[RYT-200 since (2016), 300-hour Mind-Body Therapy Certification (2021), Grief Recovery Method Certification (2017), MSW (2020), PHD in philosophy (2006) New School for Social Research]