The third annual Yoga to Remember - Mother's Day Remembrance Event will be Thursday May 10th at 6:30pm at St. John's Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Ohio City. The donation-based event is intended to provide a social support group for those grieving a loss, specifically of their mother but anyone is welcome to attend.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo of the loved one(s) they are grieving to the event, to place beside their mat during class. We will begin with an introduction and Circle of Remembrance to build a safe space of community, love and support. Next, we will participate in a short, gentle yoga class, led by local registered yoga teacher Becky Verner, to connect our breath with movement and stillness - focusing on mind/body awareness, breath and the factors of our lives we can control. A longer guided-meditation Savasana will be offered to close the practice.
Space is limited. Please pre-register to save your spot and cancel ASAP if your plans change.
LOCATION: St. John’s Episcopal Church (Parish Hall), 2600 Church Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113. We will meet in the space above Vision Underground; enter through the door straight ahead in the courtyard. Signage will be posted. Parking is available on both sides of Church Ave. (overflow parking will be opened in the Rex Auto Body parking lot if necessary).
NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothing so you may take part in the gentle stretching exercises during yoga. Let us know ahead of time if you need a mat and we will have one for you.
Workshop Facilitator: Becky Verner, RYT-200, is a certified yoga teacher, practicing and teaching in the Cleveland area. After 10 years on and off her mat, Becky dedicated herself to her practice and earned her teaching certification in 2015. Her experience and passion as related to bereavement centers on the loss of her mother, Mary Jane Verner, to a sudden heart attack at the age of 42. Becky was 10 years old.
In the 20 years since Mary died Becky has learned and enlisted a variety of coping tools including: talk therapy, art therapy, group counseling, and the life-changing 8 limbs of yoga. “For me, yoga brings freedom from many physical and emotional pains through introspection and gratitude. Grieving my mom is a big part of who I am; I miss her every day. In my practice I find a sense of peace, acceptance and connection. When I roll up my mat, I’m stronger every time. I hope to share that with others.,” she says. This is the 3rd annual offering of this event. Follow Becky on Facebook at Becky Verner Yoga.