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Yoga and Grief with Lis Griffin
March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Yoga and Grief: How to Pause and Transform with Lis Griffin
Yoga and Grief will help us plan for grief and grieving. How-to guides for life events are abundant: how to plan a wedding, for instance, or how to throw a party. We even hire experts to help us plan. But “grief planners,” there aren’t. Using yoga and meditation, we will bring up our losses into the flow of everyday life. This prepares us for own grief, as well as teaches us how to help others grieve. We will use the the original artwork Inside the Belly of the Whale, which is a right-brained approach to processing grief, loss and trauma to help us learn to sit with our grief. It is important to physically sit with grief. This entails several key yoga poses that I will demonstrate. If we learn how to sit with our small losses on a regular basis using yoga and meditation, when a big loss happens, we will a practiced sitting with those difficult emotions that happen to all of us. Then, I will guide a meditation. Finally, we will pair up and practice how to tell – and to listen to – stories of grief, loss, or trauma. All these exercises prepare us for own grief, as well as guide us to help others who grieve or will grieve. Grieving can bring the soul to stillness, thus readying it for profound spiritual change. We will explore yoga poses adapted to the individual with the use of props. Lis will encourage attendees to pause and sit with your own truth.
Lis Griffin is the owner and director at Catspaw Studio Keeper of the Treasure is about bringing to light the pain of loss that happens on a daily basis. Griffin uses her art Inside the Belly of the Whale which is a visual narrative of the spiritual transformation in the form of a journal to help prompt us to sit with our losses, yoga, and Catspaw cushions to create a space that supports. She is committed to helping people find the support they need. Griffin has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She is a certified Structural Yoga teacher and teaches Structural YogaTM. Yoga and hiking are very grounding for her. As she has gotten older, and busier with a wider variety of tasks, her practice keeps her centered.