$60 – $100

Grief and Grieving 101: Understanding, Examining, and Discussing the Impact...

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1659 Venables St

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Grief and Grieving 101 is a workshop designed to examine what grief looks, feels, and sounds like -- from a new perspective.

We're all used to thinking about "grief" as a period of deep sadness and processing through "the 5 stages". But what happens when our grieving friend returns to work or school? Are they "okay" when they're not crying? Do we need to "get over" a dead loved one? And what exactly is "grief" anyway? The purpose of this workshop is to answer and discuss a few of these questions, opening our eyes to new ways of thinking about grieving, so that we can be better equipped to help our grieving friends, family, students, and colleagues. Guests can expect to take part in journaling, group discussions, active listening, and two short movement practices.

Note: Resources curated to help you check in about your own grief will be sent before and after the workshop, ensuring that you are self-aware and safe when entering into the space with us.

Alica Forneret is a writer and facilitator creating spaces for people to explore grief. Her work focuses on how we can support each other through grief at work, as well as in our personal relationships. And she is fiercely committed to making sure that we have more conversations about grief, death, and dying. Alica is a member of the BC Women's Hospital and Health Foundation Young Women's Council, the lululemon Luminaries program, and hosts Dead Moms Club events in Canada and the US.

Alica’s written work has been featured on the pages of popular magazines and books, including (but not limited to) Modern Loss, Grief Dialogues, Vancouver Magazine, Loam, and Kinfolk. And her story and voice have been featured on CTV News, Grief Out Loud, InStyle, and more. You can find her writing her newsletter from coffee shops in Vancouver, running workshops with Reimagine in NYC, and hosting Death Over Dinner events across the United States and Canada.


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Yoga Outreach is piloting a sliding scale for fees for this workshop.

Here is a general guidelines about how we are pricing the sliding scale to help you determine where you fall on it.

  • The highest dollar cost reflects the true cost of the class. It is the cost that we would charge all students in the absence of a sliding scale. If you have access to financial security, own property or have personal savings, you would not traditionally qualify for sliding scale services. If you are able to pay for "wants" and spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life, you have economic privilege and power in our community. This price is for you.
  • The middle cost reflects the practitioner's acknowledgement that paying the full cost would prevent some folks from being able to attend, but who do not honestly find themselves reflected in either descriptions for the highest cost or the lowest. If you are struggling to conquer debt or build savings or move away from paycheck to paycheck living but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care, etc., you belong here. If you, however, can ask others for financial support, such as family members, partners, or friends, please consider using those personal resources before you use the resources of the sliding scale and limit opportunities for others.
  • The bottom cost represents an honest acknowledgment by the teacher and practitioner that there are folks whose economic circumstances would prevent them from being a part of classes if there was not be a deliberate opportunity made for them to access services at a cost that is reflective of their economic realities. If you struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care, and are living paycheck to paycheck or are in significant debt, you probably belong here and you deserve a community that honors your price as equal an economic offering as the person who can pay the highest tier. Even when the lower tier is still prohibitive, we will work with folks to offer extended payment plans and other solutions.

Typically, there is a limited amount of slots for classes offered at the middle and lower end of the scale. Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. *Adapted from wortsandcunning.com/blog/sliding-scale

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Commercial Drive and Hastings buses are both just a block away. There is lots of street parking.

What can I bring into the event?

Students will need to bring a pena nd notebook, yoga mat and any snacks and drinks they need to be comfortable for the evening.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@yogaoutreach.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes you can transfer your registration to someone else by emailing info@yogaoutreach.com.

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