Yoga for Ecological Grief
With Laura Johnson, PhD, RYT-500, TCYM
Cost: Sliding scale available
This timely and transformational self-paced online course is an embodied invitation to honor, open to, and move through our collective pain for the world in these times of intersecting crises, transition, and healing.
Beginning from a grounded place, this heart-supporting, heart-opening series cultivates compassion & equanimity, loving-kindness & joy, courage & resilience, all within a safe, trauma-conscious container.
Following opening meditation and introductory lecture detailing eco-grief and its relationship to yoga as a somatic, embodied, and relational practice, participants make their way through four modules, each consisting of a slow and deeply nourishing yoga class accompanied by a short lecture and handout expanding on themes and practices, as well as journal prompts and chance for interactive discussion with Laura and fellow participants.
Each class seamlessly braids together meditation and breath practices; mudras and accessible yin and restorative poses; and readings, poetry, and practices from Joanna Macy and the Work that Reconnects, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Francis Weller, Bayo Akomolafe, Sharon Salzberg, Tricia Hersey, Rumi, and many other wise teachers for these times.
Participants will gain a deepened understanding of the radical power of ecological grief as well as a transformational toolkit of supportive embodied practices to return to both on and off the yoga mat. Folks brand new to yoga as well as seasoned practitioners will benefit, and all bodies are most welcome.
This unique course is pre-recorded and self-paced, offered at a sliding scale with scholarships available, and students gain unlimited access to the materials. 12 Continuing Education (CE) hours are available through Yoga Alliance.
Grief is not a problem to be solved, not a condition to be medicated, but a deep encounter with an essential experience of being human.
– Francis Weller