Yoga for an Aching Heart
with Julia Howe
Whether it’s the geopolitical climate, the ripple effects of the pandemic, an ambiguous collective future, or the textured layers of your own day to day life, there are countless reasons for your heart to ache. It can be tempting to seek quick-fix solutions to dull the sharpness of that ache when it emerges (spoiler alert: they don’t actually work). In a culture that generally trends in the direction of turning away from discomfort, it is a bold and radical act to make contact with and befriend the full catastrophe of life.
Coined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, full catastrophe living is essentially embracing the richness of all that life has to offer, including the inevitable sorrows, dilemmas, pain, and paradoxes of being human. By welcoming feelings that live on the more complex end of the emotional spectrum, we cultivate a tenderness of heart that affords us a particular kind of courage required to stand tall and sturdy even in the toughest of times. This workshop will explore these ideas through group discussion, chanting, all-level asana, and meditation. All are welcome.
This workshop will be held in-person at the Chace Mill.