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Bonny Doon, CA 95060

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Life is precious and fleeting. One thing is for sure... everything changes.

Inevitably, we will face loss, whether that be through natural or sudden death of a loved one or pet, traumatic injury, illness or change in ability, change or betrayal in relationships and family, disappearance or destruction of cherished objects, changes of environment, loss of hope, failure, or hidden griefs that we may not be aware of.

Even positive life changes like having a child, starting a new relationship, a move or new phase of life can bring grief. In these cases, our grief can be bittersweet, as we both release the old and embrace the new simultaneously.

Grief shows up in a diversity of ways: shock, denial, longing, anger, rage, sadness, despair.

Many of us avoid the grief process, thinking we will drown in it, be overwhelmed with pain, or fear that it means we are stuck, dwelling in the past.

Yet all the energy we expend avoiding our grief only perpetuates the very suffering we hope to avoid.

With our unexpressed grief, we take to addictive and compulsive behaviors, illness, depression/anxiety, isolation, and shutting down to life.

While in the end it doesn't work, we can make sense of this avoidance. Something inside of us remembers, though we may have consciously forgotten, that we cannot be relieved of our grief in isolation. We must heal it in community, to revitalize as an individual as a part of culture, so our vitality and joy of living can be renewed.

In this ritual, you will:

-Co-create a safe and sacred space in community to honor your individual and collective grief

-Learn about different types of grief and ways to identify how it may be showing up in your life

-Expand perspectives on how grief is held in wisdom traditions and indigenous ways

-Express your grief through writing, movement, song, and art

-Experience the healing power of honoring grief by being witnessed and witnessing others without trying to change, fix or solve the grief process

-Open your heart and increase vitality through the liberating energy of forgiveness

-Cultivate a renewed intimacy with yourself and the aliveness that is awakened from choosing to honor and embrace grief.

Investment: $250
Friday: 7pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4pm
Includes healthy organic lunches Saturday and Sunday.
Non-residential.
Held at Beautiful Private Retreat in Bonny Doon.

Register by October 15 for early bird pricing of $225.


If you have any questions, contact Hannah Idalia at 831 325 7663 or Dana Schlick at 831-515-8262

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