For those of us who have lost our mothers or have complicated relationships with them, Mother’s Day can bring up feelings of pain and angst, especially as everyone around us celebrates. If you can relate, we hope you’ll join us at Yogaleena on Friday, May 10, for a yoga, meditation, and journaling workshop to address the mother wound. This 2-hour session will focus on gentle, fluid poses and pranayama to help relieve anxiety, calm the central nervous system, and release toxic energy caused by trauma. Guided by readings from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Walking With Your Parents”, we will spend time sharing our own stories of loss/separation, journaling, and learning healthy home rituals to help us maintain a sense of connection, even in grief.
We will have an altar set up to symbolize our unbroken connection with our ancestors, and we ask that you bring an item significant to your relationship with your mother for it. Allow the power of community to heal you this Mother’s Day and join us.