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WORKSHOP: Death Awareness – SOLD OUT!

March 24th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: One Down Dog East Hollywood
Led By: Hannah Elder

Despite it being the one thing we all have in common, most people tend to contemplate death as a reaction to the news, a diagnosis, or to losing a loved one. It's clouded by our own attachments and expectations. There’s so much liberation, however, in inviting death to the table before we “have to.” When we proactively open these conversations, we can reduce our anxiety, gain a better understanding of what waits for us all, and find more gratitude and presence in our daily living. This workshop is meant for all students who wish to contemplate their mortality in a safe, non-judgemental space. We’ll explore the emotional, spiritual, and logistical sides of dying, and participants will leave with practical tools and a fresh perspective. In yoga we practice truthfulness, contentment, and surrender but they're integral in accepting our mortality as well. We can take these teachings off the mat and apply them not just to our life but our death as well.

This 90-min workshop will include: 

  • a gentle asana to stretch + ground
  • a death meditation
  • journaling prompts followed by a discussion
  • a practical look at some end-of-life planning 

What to bring:

  • a journal or notebook
  • yoga mat
  • physical item that feels grounding/comforting for an alter (stone, jewelry, photo etc) - you will get this back

By joining in community to have these conversations, we can share our hopes and fears, get clear on what's most important to us, and make things easier for our loved ones when we're gone. By embracing dying, we can learn to live more fully. 

There is no prior experience with death & dying required to attend. While all feelings and reactions are welcomed during this workshop, it is not recommended for those experiencing active or acute grief.


About Hannah Elder

"Yoga found me exactly when I needed it. I vividly remember the first time I was in savasana and felt that overwhelming sense that I was taken care of, and I've been a student ever since." Read more >>


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