Awakening Through Grief 6 Week Yoga Therapy Program


December 14th, 2017 through January 25th, 2018
Jeanie Manchester Studio
1480 Violet Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304


Please download the Program Agreement here.

GSN’s Awakening Through Grief 6 Week Yoga Therapy Program is a powerful introduction to the essential components of our somatic-based approach to grief work. The program offers an intimate, safe container for grief to be felt, expressed, shared and healed. The tools acquired offer a beautiful opportunity to receive a taste of GSN’s “From Grief to Gratitude” 9 Month Yoga Therapy Program by experiencing an embodied approach to grieving in community.

Throughout the 6 weeks, this program will allow you to experience first hand the power of yoga therapy, including: 1) learning to observe where you are holding grief in your body and to witness the sensations, thoughts, and feelings that you are experiencing without judgment, 2) learning to be a witness for yourself and each other, leading to greater vulnerability and authentic sharing, 3) learning how to be present with yourself, even when it is painful, in order to access the wisdom that can only come from within, and 4) exploring the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, spirit and physical bodies, creating a learning community in which grief serves as a catalyst for personal growth and integral transformation.

This 6 week introductory course is not a prerequisite for the 9 month program. Instead, it provides an incredibly powerful foundation for the evolutionary process of the 9 month program. Whether you choose the 6 week intro and then move into the longer 9 month intensive or simply add either or both at your convenience, we encourage you to come join these classes again and again to deepen your personal journey of transformation through grief. Each time we make a commitment to one of these programs, it enriches and allows us to spiral upwards towards our ultimate goal of peace and healing.

Throughout the 6 weeks, we will explore the following themes:

  1. Creating a Safe Container to Grieve In
  2. Presence & Body Awareness
  3. Unconditional Love & Acceptance
  4. Grief as a Teacher
  5. Evolution of Identity Through Grief
  6. The Courage to Change

Each week, we will meet for 2 hours and use the following tools to support us in our self-inquiry:

  • Guided Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Group Sharing
  • Yoga
  • Relaxation / Integration


Program dates/times: Thursdays, 12 noon to 2 pm, from December 14th, 2017 through January 25th, 2018. There will be no class on Thursday, December 28th.

Venue: Jeanie Manchester Studio, 1480 Violet Avenue in Boulder

Teacher: Wendy Black Stern

Program Cost: $300

Payment: $300 to be paid in full prior to the start of the program via check, cash or credit card/PayPal. REGISTER TODAY!