Grief Yoga ® : For Families, Individuals, Kids

Grief Yoga summer 2024 INsta

Grief Yoga ®
for Families, Individuals, and Kids
with Dr. Juanita Chapman, MFT, LCADC, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, RYT 500
1:00 – 2:30 pm
June 22, July 27, August 17
The Yoga Center Reno

Workshop Cost: Donation-based
Please pre-register: email
Payment options: Venmo or cash

Please note: Participants should bring a journal and something with which to write. Participants are also invited to bring their own water (in a container with a closed top to avoid spills.)


Grief yoga combines many different forms of yoga, breath techniques and movements to help students process grief, trauma, losses, and other stuck emotions to use them as fuel for transformative healing. This process is not about physical flexibility, it embodies emotional liberation. Classes begin with students becoming aware of the present moment and where they hold struggle and pain in their bodies and minds. We then create a safe place to express and release their struggles through movement, breath, and sound.   Next we incorporate flowing moving mediations to open the heart, perhaps some laughter exercises to tap into joy and dancing movements that connect to the soul. In the final part of class, students will be moved to surrender and let go of the pain to reconnect to love and the gift of life.

juanita headshot croppedDr. Juanita Chapman – licensed MFT and LCADC, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, RYT 500

One of the main reasons I became a therapist was it provided me the freedom to talk openly about emotions, and death, somethings which were taboo in my family.  In my years of practice, I have discovered that this lack of emotional validation resonates with a huge portion of my clients.  When I began practicing yoga, I stumbled into the added benefit of the practice releasing emotions.  I wondered if there might be some way to bring yoga and those who don’t normally practice yoga but struggle with grief and other difficult emotions, together.  Then, I found Grief Yoga ®.  It was so impactful that I decided to become a teacher.  A Grief Yoga ® class is a safe place to release those stuck old emotional wounds and process grief in a healthy and fun way. I hope you will join me to experience this for yourself.

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