Grief Workshop with Ben Vincent on June 11
Updated: Jun 15
On Saturday, June 11, Ben Vincent will be leading a timely workshop called "A Life Worth Grieving: Yoga, Ritual, and Community for Honoring the Sorrows of the World."
We are living through dark times—times of unprecedented collective challenge, change, and pain in our lives. Over the last three weeks, we observed the two year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, and we witnessed three mass shootings in a grocery store, an elementary school, and a healthcare facility. These recent tragedies have unfolded on top of the climate crisis that threatens the web of life on Earth, the deep wounds of racism and misogyny, vast social inequities and injustices, millions of human lives lost to Covid-19, increased polarization within our society, communities, and families—and cultural institutions that are ill-equipped to navigate these crises. To accept these as normal is insanity.
If reading this brings stress, fear, anger, sadness, heartbreak, or overwhelm, please know that you are not alone—you are grieving.
Grief is an essential part of our humanity, a natural and healthy response to losing what is loved. Though painful, grief has tremendous vitality. It touches the power of the Soul that refuses to distract or go numb amidst the sorrows of the world. Grief is a way of honoring the sacredness of what has been lost and can be regenerative. It holds within it the capacity to turn our wounds into medicine and transform pain into the ability to respond with deeper, more inclusive love. All we need to do is open ourselves to its ways.
This workshop is a safe, supportive, and sacred space in which to explore grief: What is grief? Why is it essential? How can opening up to it bring healing? What are the five gates of grief?
Pillars of wisdom:
Experience how yoga, community, and ritual are invaluable supports in
Tools for working with the painful emotions of grief.
Receive teachings, resources, and practices to support healthy grieving.
Saturday, June 11, 2022
In-person only at the Ivy Building
This is an in-person only workshop. Space is limited and online pre-registration is recommended to reserve your spot. Please email any questions about your online account or the workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email any questions about the workshop to email@example.com.
This workshop is priced on a sliding scale to support folks who would like to attend but may not have the financial means to do so. Choose an amount that feels right for you ($40-$150).