Center for Grief & Loss Events


Yoga Nidra for Grief 

Yoga nidra (or yogic sleep) is a deep relaxation yoga practice that brings you to the threshold state between sleep and wakefulness. In this state, external senses are diminished and focus is turned inward, allowing for stress relief, increased energy, improvements in sleep/relaxation, and healing through pain and grief. Studies show that 30 minutes of yoga nidra can equate up to 4 hours of REM sleep. 

Please join us for this restorative and gentle yoga practice, allowing a weary and hurting body, mind, and heart to rest and heal. 

Join certified yoga instructor, Dallas Rising, as she guides you through this practice safely over zoom. Great for people of all ages and abilities - you simply need to find a comfortable space where you can lie down and listen. 

 

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021 

Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm 

Cost: $10 per person 

 Registration for this session is now closed. Please contact Melena at mnelson@familymeans.org with questions. Thank you! 

   


  

Memorial Walk for Hope & Healing

The Memorial Walk for Hope & Healing is an opportunity for people to gather who have lost a loved one in their lives. We come together with others to share their losses, reflections, and hopes for the future. Due to restrictions on gatherings, the 2020 Memorial Walk was a virtual event.  For information about the 2021 event, please check back to this page in the Summer of 2021! 

 


 

Yoga & Grief Workshop

Traumatic loss impacts us in so many ways. We feel the loss in our body, our mind, and our heart. Yoga can aid in easing some of the symptoms of grief by helping to unite the body, breath, and heart when it can feel like our grief has severed this connection.

Having a designated space and time to tune into what is happening under the surface creates space for healing. Yoga for the grieving offers an opportunity to be in the presence of others who are healing without having to share or take in stories. The quiet presence of others also in pain and in healing offers comfort.

Join us for our Yoga and Grief workshop. We will share information about yoga; including how and why it can help ease grief. We will then apply this information with a gentle yoga practice, led by Dallas Rising, a certified yoga teacher.

When: POSTPONED Due to COVID-19. Check back for updates.

Where: Center for Grief & Loss at 1129 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

 $30 to Participate (discounted rates available). Register by calling Stacy at 651-641-0177! 


 

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Usually, The Center for Grief & Loss is a host site for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.  This annual event includes the screening of a Survivor Day documentary produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as well as a brief reflective program. A new documentary is produced by AFSP each year.  However, in 2020 becuase of Covid-19 restrictions, this event is going virtual! Click here to learn more and register. 

When: November 21, 2020

Where: Virtual Event