Holding Space for Climate Grief

Join Danielle Jones and Kate Skaggs for a 4-hour workshop to collectively process grief related to the ongoing climate emergency. *No yoga experience needed

“Grief is like water: we can drown in it, but we can also drink from it and be strengthened and nourished by it. For our grief and sadness reflect our ability to feel, to love, and to mourn the loss of what we love so dearly.” - Starhawk, The Earthpath

Systems of oppression - capitalism, white supremacy, the patriarchy - have created cycles of harm through transactional relationships and extractive practices. One of many potential responses to that harm is grief - an emotion largely under-acknowledged in American culture.

This workshop will offer embodied practices, asana (postural yoga) and ceremony to support a collective processing of grief we may be holding related to our human-caused climate emergency. You will also receive tools to support the tending of your ongoing relationship to climate change. While we certainly need system-level solutions, we also must practice those relationship shifts internally and in beloved community.

“In the framework of emergence, the whole is a mirror of the parts. Existence is fractal, the health of the cell is the health of the species and the planet.”- adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy

What to expect

-Small group discussions

-Pranayama (yogic breathing practices)

-Guided meditation

-Movement

-Ceremony

-Plant medicine


What to bring

-A journal and something to write with

-Mug for tea

-Wear comfy clothes you can move in

-Be prepared to spend time outside

-Optional: bring something meaningful to you to offer to our altar (you can either retrieve your item after the workshop or leave it with us)

Facilitators Kate (L) and Danielle (R)

Date and time

Saturday, July 23rd, 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Format

In-person only. Space is limited.


Cost

Rebalancing - $149



Fair - $89



Limited equity pricing is available - please reach out to connect@thebymc.com

10% of proceeds to support the Chinook Nation and their fight for federal recognition


Facilitators

Danielle Jones (she/her) is a weaver of yoga, anti-racist and Earth-based practices. Working as a facilitator and sustainability educator she finds that breath work, meditation and asana are important avenues to help regulate our body systems, and to reimagine relationships that center equity and healing. Danielle is a graduate of the Bhakti Yoga Movement Center’s Yoga Teacher Training (2019), Leadership for Sustainability M.S. program (2018), and Center for Diversity & the Environment’s Emerging Leaders program (2017).



Kate Skaggs (she/her/they/them) is a practitioner in the climate resilience field. A curiosity of the inner and outer landscapes, and how these are in conversation with daily life, gently pulled them into practicing yoga 13 years ago; Eventually leading to a climate resilience approach shaped by the philosophy and values of yoga. Kate hopes to hold space for others to be in similar close-in consultations with themselves and others. They are actively, humbly, working to dismantle internalized implicit biases but know they will make mistakes; accountability and integrity matter and they are working to grow those skills especially when the impact of their words or actions cause harm. Kate graduated from the Bhakti Yoga Movement Center's Yoga Teacher Training in 2019.

Herbal medicine support for grief from Ridhi D’Cruz

Ridhi (they/them) fondly identifies as a facilitator, artist and peer mentor. they locate the roots of their life artistry in the intersections of place, healing, design and creative justice(s). They are rooted in the Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (QTBIPOC) herbalist community and especially in the Atabey BIPOC Medicine Apprenticeship that they serve as a council member for. Ridhi strives to honor and benefit the sacred and stolen lands of the Chinook people and several other tribes both recognized and unrecognized that they are a guest upon. You can follow them on IG @ridhidcruz and email them at ridhidcruz@gmail.com



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