w/ Amanda Lyons + Alex Knowlden
find love in grief on the yoga mat + in your journal
Feel free to dedicate your yoga practice to someone, practice finding lightness and love in your grief, or just show up and see what happens. Our relationships to those people, animals, places, and sometimes even things we’ve lost and loved are complex, with intertwining emotions. Our bodies often hold these emotions and other information, sometimes in the form of tension or tightness, relaxation or looseness and so many other ways. What can you notice in your body? What would happen if you released some of that tension?
ALL are invited. No experience necessary. Give your body a chance to take care of you. That might mean crying, laughing, humming, breathing deeply, sitting in stillness, or moving in intuitive ways. There’s no right way to grieve. Everything we guide in this class will be a suggestion, an invitation for what you might focus on or how you might move. Ultimately, you know your body best.
Together we’ll hold space after yoga practice for individual reflection. We will provide guiding questions for writing and drawing. In our practice of writing and drawing, our pens and markers act as an extension of our bodies helping us to process internally while releasing - and whether we find ourselves expressing what we have to let go of or what we hope to hold on to, there is no right way to journal.
We’ll have an open conversation, inviting people to share a highlight of their experience if they so choose. (Listening is participating, too.) It’s often illuminating to hear stories of others’ experiences - in them we might find resonance, difference and even patterns that acknowledge our humanness.