"We grieve the loves we’ve lost. We grieve our abilities vanishing through illness or age. We grieve the loss of faith in our religion. We grieve our children leaving home. We grieve the paths we didn’t walk. We grieve the family we never had. We grieve the suffering of the planet. But while grief may look like an expression of pain that serves no purpose, it is actually the soul’s acknowledgment of what we value. Grief is the honour we pay to that which is dear to us. And it is only through the connection to what we cherish that we can know how to move forward. In this way, grief is motion.
Yet in our culture, we are deeply unskilled with grief. We hold it at a distance as best we can, both in ourselves and in each other, treating it as, Joanna Macy says, like “an enemy of cheerfulness.” There is unspoken shame associated with grief. It is sanctioned in very few places, in small doses, for exceptional occasions such as death and tragedy. Beyond that, it can feel dangerous and weak. Perhaps because we fear we’ll drown in our despair, or because it means falling apart in a world which values ‘holding it together’ above all else. But grief plays an essential role in our coming undone from previous attachments. It is the necessary current we need to carry us into our next becoming. Without it, we may remain stuck in that area of our life, which can limit the whole spectrum of our feeling alive."
Toko-pa Turner, excerpt from “Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home”
Artwork by Jody Bergsma
9:30a Deep Gentle Yoga with Courtney
12NOON Open Yoga with Shaune
6pm Soul Chill Yoga with Sally
*Note next week there is a special Soul Chill: Metallphonic Gentle Restorative Yoga with Singing Bowls with Sally & Priscilla. $25 or pay what you can, no one is turned away. (no class cards for this class) ... See MoreSee Less
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Weekend 6! The final YTT open class for 2018 with Ravi Singh. This Saturday 10:30-12:30pm at the Love Tribe Center. ... See MoreSee Less
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I am here to love and be loved, to heal the traumas by connecting myself to others I trust. While moving through process requires solo work inside at times, we eventually need to connect and be heard, held and seen.
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9:30a Moderate Yoga with Verred
11:15a Gentle Yoga with Shaune
5:30p Moderate Yoga with Heather ... See MoreSee Less
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