Loss does not mean alone.
Center for Grief & Loss Events
Nature Immersion for Healing
Please join us for a safely-distanced outdoor nature immersion experience to help ease the pain of grief and loss. This 2 hour session, led by certified yoga instructor Dallas Rising, is designed to help you tune into your senses. Enjoy both guided and silent portions to help you connect with nature as part of your healing from grief, trauma, or loss.
Inspired by Japanese practice shinrin-yoku (a.k.a forest bathing or forest therapy), you will take part in a multi-sensory session. The instructor will encourage you to experience the sounds of rustling branches, the feeling of gentle winds, and the sights of summer sunshine. Surrounded by natural beauty, you will take time to notice the details and find comfort in the simple restorative power of nature. Studies have shown immersion in the outdoors is a proven way to reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and lower blood pressure; all of which help in your healing process.
Two upcoming sessions:
- Friday, July 30 8am -10am SOLD OUT
- Friday, August 13 8am - 10am
Location: MEND: A Grief Sanctuary | 6515 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Cost: $55 per person - Limit 7 Participants
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: Next Date TBD
Cost: $10 per person
Check back here for regsitration information.
Memorial Gathering for Hope & Healing - Virtual
The Memorial Gathering for Hope & Healing is an opportunity for people to come together with others to share their losses, reflections, and hopes for the future. The event in 2021 will be virtual. We hope you can join us. Check back here for more information later this summer.
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Registration required. No cost to participate.
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