I try to keep it simple. Try to keep it human.

I show up to the page or the studio or our conversation or the workshop prepared to be fully human and to meet you where you are.

That’s my work, to show up for you authentically.

Your work is to show up for you authentically.

From here anything is possible.

 

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The Grief Practice Book

The Grief Practice is an 8.5 x 11, 188-page color storybook and workbook that explains and explores grief in the body through human stories and mindfulness practices.

The ancient practices of yoga and mindfulness are offered through a trauma-informed and science-based lens, validating the physical experience of grief and reminding grieving humans that their body is doing everything it can to support them under the weight of their grief.

When you order from me, I personally package your books from my home in San Diego, often adding some extra love for the journey from my home to yours.

Order The Grief Practice.

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Yoga

I teach yoga locally in Encinitas at Gather. My classes welcome and speak to the full spectrum of being human.

414 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Mondays, 5:00-6:15pm

MY YOGA STORY

I started practicing yoga in 2008, six years after my husband died. I credit the practice of yoga with taking me from surviving to thriving. I believe that everything is sacred and nothing is sacred, including yoga. This allowed me to step away from my roots in Anusara and Iyengar and explore yoga biomechanics and movement science. This radically changed my practice and my teaching.

My trauma-informed classes are a unique blend of whole-brain movement, with plenty of new and novel movements for brain and body health and growth. My classes address and allow for the whole human experience, ultimately honoring the innate healing ability of every human being and every human body.

I received my 200-hour training at Yoga One in San Diego in 2013. I have since studied with Hala Khouri, Jenni Rawlings, Jules Mitchell, and stay up to date in the growing areas of movement for trauma and movement science.

In 2016 I began teaching weekly grief yoga classes hosted at a local hospice center, creating an internal and external space for grief to breathe and be.

In 2018 I transitioned to offering quarterly workshops to make this unique approach accessible to more people.

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Grief-In-The-Body Workshops

Grief-In-The-Body workshops break down polyvagal theory, movement science, and trauma-informed yoga into a digestible, experiential format to validate the physical experience of grief and remind grieving humans that their body is doing everything it can to support them under the weight of grief.

Students learn how to find resources inside and outside their bodies to anchor their attention to so they can move and be moved without fear of becoming overwhelmed with sensation or emotion because moving our bodies moves our emotions.

The intention is not to fix, but to create space and awareness for grief to move in and to move out. To find the pockets of love hiding behind the hurt. To nurture a harmonious sense of being full of life and full of loss.

The Grief Practice book and companion website expand on the concepts taught in this workshop and supports participants continued exploration of the practices that resonate with them.

To organize a workshop for your hospice center or yoga studio, contact me here.

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Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

July 12-13, 2019

Camp Widow San Diego

F r i d a y:

1:00-2:30 Grief-In-The-Body Workshop

S a t u r d a y:

7:00 Morning Yoga

September 21, 2019

Grief In The Body

Santa Barbara, CA

October 6, 2019

Inward & Onward

San Diego, CA

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day Tribute Practice

Encinitas, CA

April 26/27, 2019

Inward & Onward: A Yoga Workshop For Professionals Attending To Grief & Palliative Care

Grief-In-The-Body Workshop

Santa Barbara, CA

April 7, 2019

Warwick’s Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Book Signing
Noon-2:00 pm

January 19, 2019

Grief In The Body: An Exploration

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Santa Barbara, CA

November 9, 2018

Yoga+Potluck Family Style

6:00-9:00 pm

Encinitas, CA

September 8, 2018

Grief In The Body: An Exploration

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Gather Encinitas
414 Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

July 13-14, 2018

Camp Widow San Diego

  • Saturday Morning Yoga Class
  • Grief In The Body Workshop

May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Tribute Class

10:30-12:00
Encinitas, CA

March 10, 2018

Grief In The Body: An Exploration

Gather Encinitas
414 Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

4:00 – 6:00 pm

February 24, 2018

Inward & Onward: A Yoga Workshop For Professionals Attending To Grief & End-of-Life Care.

1:30 – 3:30 pm

October 23-24, 2017

 National Bereavement Camp Conference (Chicago)

*Workshop – The Grief Practice: Supporting Grief With Yoga and Mindfulness

September 3, 2017

Replenish: A Workshop for Professionals Attending to End-of-Life Care &  Grief

August 11-13, 2017

Camp Widow San Diego

* 75-minute presentation on The Grief Practice: Supporting Grief Through Trauma-Sensitive Yoga & Mindfulness

*Saturday Morning Yoga Class

July 23, 2017

Replenish: A Workshop for Professionals Attending to End-of-Life Care & Grief

June 4, 2017

Replenish: A Workshop for Professionals Attending to End-of-Life Care & Grief

May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day Tribute Class

January 27, 2017

Living With Loss Poetry Reading

To request the a workshop presentation of The Grief Practice or to arrange for a poetry reading, please contact Monique here.