Corpse Pose Yoga Workshops

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Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word yuj, meaning union or unity, and originated on the South Asian subcontinent of India. In its original culture, yoga is commonly accepted as a practice of uniting the individual soul, or atman, with the larger consciousness of the universe. 

Corpse Pose Yoga Workshops

Corpse pose (savasana), is often emphasized as the most important yoga pose, because it provides an opportunity to consistently practice confronting and accepting mortality. Deep ecology and ecotherapy focus on healing the human-centered worldview that is separated from nature and shifting to a worldview that prioritizes all life on earth. The role and responsibility of humanity is seen as an expression of nature in coherence with the global ecosystem…a different kind of unity. The magnitude of ecological loss and transformation our planet is experiencing can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. Healing one’s personal relationship with the natural world, and all life within it, is key to moving past denial toward acceptance and action.Corpse Pose Yoga workshops integrate these philosophies and offer a unique experience focused on healing the human perceptions of both nature and death. Workshops are informed by Joanna Macy’s framework and group exercises from the Work the Reconnects, while incorporating gentle yoga postures and practices that honor the origins of yoga, relationship to land, and relationship to ancestors. Additionally, workshops are hosted in spaces where death is visible, such as natural burial cemeteries, cremation gardens, and mortuaries.

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