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Yoga to Establish a New Identity After Loss

Yoga Guidance for the Holiday Season

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

The grieving process sets in after any form of loss, whether it is the loss of a beloved, a pet, a job, a dream, or your youth. Regardless of one’s belief system, our natural human response to loss, any loss, is grief.

As the holiday season approaches, darkness overshadows the light. The pressure to belong increases, the absence of our dear ones or the things we have lost becomes more apparent, and grief surfaces in our hearts and bodies. Yoga can then be of special guidance for this challenging times for most grievers.

We identify ourselves through our attachments, and losing those persons or things mean a loss of who we are. Reidentification is needed, and yoga can be instrumental in aiding this process. Somatic health practitioner Antonio Sausys, MA, offers techniques for transforming grief into a source of self-knowledge, including:

  • Sharing and normalizing grief
  • Techniques that address the delicate mechanisms responsible for the grief reaction
  • How yoga philosophy and practice can assist you in going through difficult times.
  • Practical insights to transit the Holiday Season

The tools and wisdom you take away from this weekend allow you to reestablish who you are, after loss, based on your true spiritual essence—not on old survival mechanisms that you no longer need. And, gathering together with others who are grieving, whatever the cause, can itself be a source of comfort and strength.

Health and Wellness - Yoga

Antonio Sausys, MA, IGT, CMT, RYT

December 3 - 8, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

The grieving process sets in after any form of loss, whether it is the loss of a beloved, a pet, a job, a dream, or your youth. Regardless of one’s belief system, our natural human response to loss, any loss, is grief.

As the holiday season approaches, darkness overshadows the light. The pressure to belong increases, the absence of our dear ones or the things we have lost becomes more apparent, and grief surfaces in our hearts and bodies. Yoga can then be of special guidance for this challenging times for most grievers.

We identify ourselves through our attachments, and losing those persons or things mean a loss of who we are. Reidentification is needed, and yoga can be instrumental in aiding this process. Somatic health practitioner Antonio Sausys, MA, offers techniques for transforming grief into a source of self-knowledge, including:

  • Sharing and normalizing grief
  • Techniques that address the delicate mechanisms responsible for the grief reaction
  • How yoga philosophy and practice can assist you in going through difficult times.
  • Practical insights to transit the Holiday Season

The tools and wisdom you take away from this weekend allow you to reestablish who you are, after loss, based on your true spiritual essence—not on old survival mechanisms that you no longer need. And, gathering together with others who are grieving, whatever the cause, can itself be a source of comfort and strength.

Faculty Bio

Antonio Sausys, MA, IGT, CMT, RYT

Antonio Sausys is a somatic psychotherapist and yoga instructor specializing in yoga therapy for people with chronic and acute medical conditions and emotional imbalance.

Author of Yoga for Grief Relief, Antonio leads programs to inspire personal transformation by addressing and working with the physical and emotional symptoms of grief.

He studied with master teachers, including Indra Devi, Swami Shankaradevananda, Ram Dass, and Larry Payne and has continued his professional development with training in integrative grief therapy, foot reflexology, Swedish therapeutic massage, and Reiki.

Antonio is a member of the World Yoga Council and founder and executive director of Yoga for Health: International Yoga Therapy Conference.

A popular radio and television host, he is co-editor of the website All Things Healing, and his work is published in several national and international journals. Antonio teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, the California Institute of Integral Studies, Kripalu Center, and the College of Marin.

Why Attend

  • Move through and beyond grief in a way that provides comfort for you, as you experience the reality of your own wholeness, after loss.

     

  • During the holiday season, take time for yourself with a community of supportive, like-minded people, to open up to the joy available to you, even after experiencing loss.

  • Empower yourself with inner strength and wisdom, to be able to navigate the cycles of love and loss throughout life.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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