Yoga for Grief / Navigating Life After Loss with Deb Althoff, Tuesdays in Chandler 1:30 - 2:45 pm
January 8 through February 5, 2019
$30 by Jan 1; $40 after Jan 1
Single session $12.50
Discover the healing benefits of yoga in this 5-week course designed to help students heal from the effects of loss or change.
This 5-week workshop includes:
- Breathing techniques with an emphasis on restoring the nervous system;
- Yin yoga postures to balance the meridians, and gentle yoga stretches to release tension in the body;
- Tips on creating mindfulness practices to calm the mind;
- Weekly lesson plans related to the five stages of grief; and
- An opportunity to heal on a very deep level with yoga.
- Week 1 - Denial and Bargaining / Acknowledging Loss
- Balance the kidney meridian to create a greater sense of peace and willingness to move forward.
Reconnecting with the breath.
- Week 2 - Depression and Isolation / Allowing Joy
- Balance the heart meridian to restore a greater sense of joy and compassion for self and others.
Remembering what brings you joy.
- Week 3 - Guilt and Regret / Letting Go
- Balance the lung and large intestine meridians to help release the past and begin to move forward.
Bring awareness to where you habitually hold
- Week 4 - Anger and Resentment / Forgiveness
- Balance the liver meridian to release anger and encourage the opportunity to forgive ourselves and others.
An invitation to forgive yourself and/or someone
- Week 5 - Acceptance and Moving Forward
- Balance the lung and spleen meridians to foster courage, resilience and willingness to endure.
Althoff, RYT-500, found the practice of yoga in the 1990’s and her
life was forever changed. Her own practice revealed opportunities
for emotional healing, and her yoga teacher studies led her to dive
deeper into the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She received her
200-hour yoga teacher training, as well as 300-hour Healing
Emphasis Yoga certification through Inner Vision Yoga.
Deb believes that yoga can benefit every body, regardless of physical capabilities. You don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga - you just need to be willing. She brings a joyful and lighthearted approach to her yoga classes, helping students recognize their own glory, as well as their ability to heal and thrive.