No Mud, No Lotus
April 8, 2023
About the Course
“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
This gentle workshop holds space for participants to honor suffering in their body, mind and soul through compassionate connection with themselves and others.
What might it be like to set aside this time to be with yourself through writing and creative expression? To be with others through mindful sharing, movement, and meditation? Welcoming a bit of the underlying tension of grief within to rise and release often allows a bit more of the renewing beauty of enlivening joy that also lies within to come through.
May a sense of peace wash over you as you give yourself permission to honor your story and take skillful, exquisite care of your body. A "Yoga for Grief" home practice packet will be provided.
Amy came to yoga to find relief from back pain in 2002. She has stayed with yoga because when she practices, she come home to herself. She has made yoga and somatic practices her life's work because she finds the intersection of breath, movement and meditation powerfully integrative and transformative. She feels honor and joy in practicing and journeying together!
She has been teaching gentle, trauma - informed yoga since 2010. Amy has taught playful preschoolers and mindful middle schoolers, chair yoga in retirement centers and breathwork with precious people well into their nineties, and every age and stage of life in between!
When she is not practicing or offering yoga, she has her nose in a book, is walking in the woods, or with her brilliant best friend and husband of 24 years and their three amazing sons!