Savasana: Exploring our Death to Liberate our Lives
Elysabeth Williamson and Margery McSweeney
March 7–9, 2014
At the root of all our fears lies the fear of death – our own and our loved ones. How would we live our lives differently if we contemplated and even practiced this ultimate letting go? We begin the weekend with an open discussion about what is often left unspoken. We use hands-on embodiment practices that support us to go beyond fear and resistance to rest in the eternal aspects of our being. Savasana, the ancient Yogic practice for death, teaches us how to align ourselves in ways that encourage the deepest relaxation on every level of our being. Whether you are an elder caregiver, health care practitioner or family member, we are all touched by death. When we open our hearts and minds to death in a safe and sacred context, we are empowered to live our lives more fully and joyfully. The retreat includes movement and yoga practice; however, no previous yoga experience is required.
Continuing Education credits pending for this course.
Check out our recent interview with Elysabeth Williamson. You may watch the video or stream/download the audio by following this link to our blog: Facing Death, Finding Joy: A Conversation with Elysabeth Williamson
Elysabeth Williamson, ERYT-500, is the foremost authority on Principle-Based Partner Yoga, a style she founded and has developed since 1991. She is known for articulating and transmitting esoteric teachings in ways that are accessible and practical for everyone. She is the author of The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga.
Margery McSweeney, RN, CPM, CCBE is a practicing nurse and midwife with 30 years experience assisting families through birth and death transitions. Margery views death as a birth into the spiritual realm and is committed to supporting others to live in the present moment and embrace transformational opportunities. Through her ongoing continuing education she is trained as Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ Teacher, Healing Touch practitioner, and Reiki Master.