Yoga for Grief

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Instructor: Nannette Choboter
Saturdays – 10:30 – 11:30
Classes: Feb 5, 12, 26 (no classes Feb 19)
March 19, 26 (no class Mar 5, 12)
April 2, 9, 16

This 1-hour trauma-informed yin yoga class will focus on breath, mindfulness, and slow movement. The poses will be held for an extended period and will focus on restorative and yin postures. Props including bolsters, blankets, straps and blocks will be used to access each pose effectively and with steadiness and ease.

This group will help participants self-regulate using mindfulness, meditation, and breathwork techniques that can be incorporated every day. We will have our yoga in a safe place with the awareness that each individual participating may have experienced a similar situation over the past few years.

This group is for anyone 18 years and older experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one.

Cost: FREE – Generously covered by the Caring Hearts Program and community sponsors
Materials: yoga mat
Group limit: 6
Deadline to register: January 12, 2022

Note: As per SHA Guidelines, all participants must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccine.

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Yoga for All! – Why Yoga?

The research on the positive effects of yoga on mental and physical wellbeing is growing every day. It is known to be an effective complement to clinical therapy to help manage and cope with symptoms of trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, attention and concentration. Yoga promotes relaxation, self-soothing and body awareness skills and provides an opportunity to apply the cognitive therapy tools and techniques learned in therapy. Yoga also provides an opportunity to meet others and develop relationships, which has also been shown to help alleviate symptoms of emotional distress.