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EVENTS & Workshops

Conscious grief series

Saturday, December 7th

1:00-3:30pm

Sunday, December 8th

1:00-3:30

Sunday, December 15th

3:00-5:30

@NuMovement

Rochester, NY

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"Gravedancers is a life-affirming movement shifting the way we live with loss.”

They say that "Grief is just love with nowhere to go". I'm SO tired of that story. We can't "fix" grief. We can't bring loved one's back to us. But what if we could direct all of that love-energy INWARD, for the sake of becoming one more light in a world where darkness is non-negotiable?

In this 4-part grief workshop, you'll be compassionately guided into powerful yoga, movement, and meditation techniques to help you navigate your grief in a conscious & contemplative way, and learn boatloads about yourself in the process. 

Here's what you can expect from each session:

November 30th / 1:00 - 3:30pm: Intention Setting & Reprocessing Your Loss

  • Set your intention for the workshop series.

  • Reprocess your experience of loss through verbal and embodied storytelling practices.

  • Cultivate softness & surrender with a Yin Yoga practice.

December 7th / 1:00 - 3:30pm: Reframing Your Relationship & Restorative Yoga

  • Connect to your loved one via guided imagery meditation.

  • Meditate on the values & qualities your loved one possessed that you'd like to carry with you.

  • Relax, restore, & rejuvenate with a Restorative Yoga practice.

December 8th / 1:00 - 3:30pm: The Dance of Life

  • Learn what's keeping you from stepping out onto the dance floor of your life.

  • Explore a death meditation activity to help you move forward from loss & live the life you desire.

  • Celebrate all of life's joys and sorrows with Ecstatic Dance!

December 15th / 3:00 - 5:30pm: Shadowdancing & Radical Acceptance

  • Welcome and get to know ALL parts of yourself, and ALL parts of your grief.

  • Learn to radically accept loss as a part of life.

  • Liberate your "shadow side" through dancing.

I encourage you to bring a journal & pen, a water bottle, your own yoga mat if you choose, and dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable and free. You can attend all 4 workshops for $150, or drop in anytime along the way for $45.

Conscious Grief Circle

Thursday, December 12th

6:00-7:00pm

Pele Wellness Annex

Grief is something we will all face alone, AND, it doesn't have to be lonely.
I believe in the power of community healing. In this group setting we'll hear each others stories, soak in the wisdom of the collective, and support each other where we are.
Each month Alyssa will be hosting this Conscious Grief Circle at the Pele Yoga Wellness Annex.


All are welcome. This is a pay what you can/pay by donation event. A suggested amount is $15. 100% of donations will go to Hospice Services in the Rochester NY area.

WE WILL MEET AT FUEGO COFFEE ROASTERS AT 1 WOODBURY BLVD IN ROCHESTER AT 5:45 - then we'll head to the wellness annex together.
Parking is limited, and may require you to arrive early to search for a spot O__O

Limited space available - please email me at budinock@gmail.com or sign up at Meetup.com to RSVP before December 12th.

Conscious Grief Circle

Thursday, December 26th

6:00-7:00pm

Pele Wellness Annex

Grief is something we will all face alone, AND, it doesn't have to be lonely.
I believe in the power of community healing. In this group setting we'll hear each others stories, soak in the wisdom of the collective, and support each other where we are.
Each month Alyssa will be hosting this Conscious Grief Circle at the Pele Yoga Wellness Annex.


All are welcome. This is a pay what you can/pay by donation event. A suggested amount is $15. 100% of donations will go to Hospice Services in the Rochester NY area.

WE WILL MEET AT FUEGO COFFEE ROASTERS AT 1 WOODBURY BLVD IN ROCHESTER AT 5:45 - then we'll head to the wellness annex together.
Parking is limited, and may require you to arrive early to search for a spot O__O

Limited space available - please email me at budinock@gmail.com or sign up at Meetup.com to RSVP before December 26th.