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Processing Eco-grief through the body

  • Helen Schuler Nature Centre Indian Battle Road South Lethbridge, AB Canada (map)

Have you been struggling with loss? Has the state of the world got you down? Join Refugia, Bumbleberry Wellness, and Environmental Lethbridge for an afternoon workshop focused on processing eco-grief and anxiety through the practices of community ritual, yoga, and art making. When grief gets trapped in the body it can be overwhelming to attempt to process. We will use creative outlets to practice moving through our grief and connecting to our love for the natural world. 

Please come prepared to spend sometime outdoors and wear clothing that you can move around in.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can to ensure accessibility. Space is limited to 40 and participants are requested to RSVP ahead of time to secure space. Ticket donation suggestions can range between $0 and $20. Complimentary refreshments will be provided, with vegan, gluten sensitive, halal options available. Please contact us with any dietary restrictions. 

If you do not have a credit card or need to pay by other means, please contact Environment Lethbridge to reserve your ticket. Or if you have any questions please contact Hannah@environmentlethbridge.org or phone 403-330-6241.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ecological-grief-workshop-tickets-61435373857

Facilitators:

Originally from the West Coast, Diana Izard is the founder of Bumbleberry Wellness and a social worker, therapist, yoga teacher and environmental activist. Diana loves exploring the intersections between traditional yoga philosophy, social justice and environmentalism. Trained in Hatha, Yin, Restorative and Ecological-Yoga Leadership, she artfully blends themes of sustainability, (re)connecting to the natural environment and body positive messages into her classes. You can expect to find her barefoot, on and off the mat!

Jodi Lammiman is a spiritual director, retreats facilitator, and an artist with a formal education in Sacred Literature, Leadership and Spiritual Direction. Her work focuses on the intersections between social and environmental justice, spirituality and the human psyche. She lived and worked in an intentional retreat community for four years where she was immersed in the practices of hospitality, active listening and contemplative living. Jodi considers herself fortunate to have been taught and deeply influenced by eco-philosopher, Joanna Macy whose work, Refugia draws frequently upon. You can usually find her rambling through the river valley in Edmonton where she lives, journalling or curled up somewhere with a good book.