Gentle Yoga For Survivors - A 3 Week Series
Updated: Sep 16, 2022
You are invited to a free, 60 minute Compassionate Yoga For Healing class created for those struggling with grief and loss due to the impacts of homicide and suicide. Traumatic events in our lives impact us in many ways emotionally and physically. If we don’t acknowledge our emotions associated with the trauma in our lives, those emotions can get stuck and ‘live’ in the body. Some ways our struggle can get stuck is chronic fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, depression which not only create discomfort, but if left unattended can lead to more serious physical ailments in our lives.
Movement is a useful tool to help manage and relieve stress within the body. Yoga and meditation directly effect our bodies by calming the nervous system. This class will use a combination of yoga asanas, your breath and voice and mindful meditations as a way to recognize and identify where we may be holding onto our pain. We’ll create an awareness within ourselves and use movement and sound to help us to possibly release any emotional tension associated with grief. You can expect some very basic yoga poses and most if not all can be accessed while in a chair.
This is a 3-week series beginning on Oct. 5th, 2022. Please pre-register by responding to the link provided under EVENTS. Attendance at all three classes is recommended, but not mandatory. If you’ll be needing a yoga mat and/or a chair, please let me know and I can provide assistance. The following dates are scheduled to be held at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library. The class is located in the community room. Class will run from 6:00-7:00.
October 5th, 2022
October 12th, 2022
October 19th, 2022
COVID Precautions. The steps taken below are recommended by the CDC as they pertain to yoga and fitness studios.
Physical distancing of at least 6 feet is recommended
At this time, masks are not required
If you need more information, or have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Ann Nohmy-Johnson