I have been re-reading Rachel Naomi Remen's "My Grandfather's Blessings". In this book she suggests that we, just as we are, are what is needed to heal the world. This can sound so far-fetched, but I find it such a hopeful notion.
It can be so challenging to be with and make space for our wounds, but Dr Remen suggests that it is our very wounds and imperfections that make us exactly what is needed.
In practice it can be very difficult to feel our feelings and to believe that we really are okay just as we are in this moment, to know that our wounds don't have be suppressed or denied, but instead can be embraced and shared. I believe this is the work of a lifetime and a major way that we can effect real change in the world.
In order to know we are okay and to heal the places within us that still don't believe it, we have to find a sense of safety in our body so healing can take place. In my upcoming online Yoga for Resilience, creating a felt sense of safety is one of the many themes we will work with.
Yoga for Resilience is designed to relieve stress and increase well-being. Specifically designed for clients suffering with stress, anxiety, depression or trauma, the program combines both trauma sensitive meditation and subtle yoga poses. It incorporates yoga movement and restorative yoga postures, gentle forms of exercise and relaxation soothing to both mind and body.
Yoga for Resilience starts online Tuesday, 11 August. The classes will run for six weeks and you can either attend online or if the time doesn't suit, watch the recordings. The investment is $75AUD and it includes weekly live classes, class and meditation recordings and emails packed with resources to explore the work further.
Even if you have completed an online or in-person series with me before, each round includes new insights and learnings. Reach out if you have any questions or you would like to join me for online classes.