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Yoga Therapy for Grief and Loss

27th November 2022
at The Light Centre

Yoga Therapy for Grief and Loss


Date: 27th November 2022

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Location: The Light Centre

Type of Event: CPD

Places Available: 22

Yoga Therapy Workshop Day For Grief & Loss
Sacred Recovery Resources for yoga teachers, therapists & circle facilitators

For yoga teachers and yoga therapists, circle facilitators and all of us who are suffering grief and loss in mind, heart and spirit. If you are interested in discovering more ways to support yourself, many insights, practices and stories will be shared. If you wish to help others, learn more about what it takes to support holders of grief and loss; to become a strong container to hold space for expression of an ailing spirit and how to guide towards acceptance, recovery and reconnection. Join yoga therapist and trainer, Judy Hirsh Sampath in a day of enquiry.

Aims of the Day
To offer:
A resource kit for teachers
Explore responses to loss & shock
Guided sequences – from dark sorry to heart recovery
Understand coping strategies and living with ongoing grief
Explore sequences to find a way back to life
Complete with a yoga nidra blessing

Participants will 
Receive resources for lesson/course planning
May share personal experiences for group learning
Practice embodied mindfulness sequences 
Discuss emotional pain, coping strategies and recovery
Receive a yoga nidra blessing to close

Teaching Material Used On The Day
Handout, presentation, journaling prompts

Methods of presenting the subject
Experiential sessions - warm ups, asana, pranayama, meditation, sankalpa & yoga nidra. Pair work, discussion, demonstration, sharing circle, Q&A

About the Tutor
Founder of Yoga Headspace, and co-founder of Yoga United and Yoga United Education, Judy has written a 550hr Yoga Therapy Diploma training which is based on many years of experience and learning. As a yoga therapist, she offers an intuitive and sensitive approach to healing to empower those through their own healing journey.

As well as psycho-educational tools, she engages the physical body as an entry point to a deeper understanding of Self, truth and trust. Unlocking the bodies’ natural intelligence opens up a deeply compassionate healing space and a treasure chest of gems with which to meet stress, grief, emotional & mental turmoil - as well as tapping into creativity, clarity and wisdom. She brings a creative mix of yoga philosophy and psychology to educate people of all ages, sizes and abilities to tune into their own capacity for self-healing, self-care and communal care.

Judy takes yoga, meditation, embodied mindfulness, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and yoga therapy into health spas, offices, schools, mental health & fertility settings. She runs courses and retreats in UK and India.

Outline plan for the day
10am introduction 
10.15 Shock, overwhelm & the grip of dark sorrow
10.35 pair work, group discussion
11.00 Guided embodied sequences
12.15 Breakdown of sequences & poly-vagal theory
1pm lunch
2pm In the grip, paradigm shift
2.30-3.30pm Guided practices for heart recovery
3.30-4pm Discussion & questions
4-4.30pm Yoga nidra - a parting blessing
4.30pm Close

Pre-work for the day
You may wish to prepare through self-reflection and meditation on what your intention is for joining this day. Notice the truth that comes through holding space for yourself...
You may wish to bring an object, photo or something that reminds you that you are safe, sound, supported and brave.


The Light Centre
7-9 Eccleston Street


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During an intensely emotional period in her life, Judy came to a profound insight through her yoga therapy sessions - What would happen if I focused on what is right with me instead of trying to fix what is wrong with me? The truth was simple and Judy has been exploring ways into the body’s wisdom ever since. As a yoga therapist and educator, she engages health seekers, truth seekers and wisdom holders in becoming experts in themselves - to find their own answers, to make wise choices, to stress less and feel good inside. The Yoga United Education diploma in Yoga Therapy in 10 modules starts with a BWY foundation module