Bedside Yoga ~ Yoga and End of Life Care
60 hour on-line training
(32 hours over 12 calls + self-study)
A 60 hour on-line training for yoga teachers and therapists, chaplains, hospice care workers, or anyone who wants to bring both deep presence and sound practical tools to those at end of life.
Bedside Yoga was originally borne out of the Grief and Loss classes offered at The Samarya Center. It occurred to us early on that if we were working with people who were in bereavement for a loved one, then it made sense to extend our reach to the time before the person died, and to extend our offering to the person who was at end of life.
This training is for anyone who is interested in the Death Doula or Death Cafe movements, for anyone who wants to bring a deep spiritual presence to the end of life journey, or who wants to explore the whole process of death and dying, including practical matters and family dynamics and systems.
The training is a total of 50 hours of combined online and self-study that can be applied as IAYT continuing education, but more importantly will prepare you for the experience of death and dying – for your own loved ones, for relative strangers, and for yourself.
Hours are one Tuesday and one Thursday evening, and one Sunday morning per month, for three months. There will be additional required reading as well as self-directed study and group connection through a password protected page on the website.
There will be two more sessions offered in 2021, with each session containing four units.
Session 4 runs September – November
Faith foundations and self-inquiry
Tuesday, September 7, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Thursday, September 16, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Sunday, September 19, 11 – 2 Pacific time
What is your role?
Tuesday, September 28, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Thursday, October 7, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Sunday, October 10, 11 – 2 Pacific time
Legacy and vigil planning, working with families, systems theory
Tuesday, October 19, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Thursday, October 28, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Sunday, October 31, 11 – 2 Pacific time
Unit 4: Movement, Thai Yoga, Collective Care
Tuesday, November 9, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Thursday, November 18, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time
Sunday, November 21, 11 – 2 Pacific time
To understand more about Bedside Yoga and how it alike and different from typical “Death Doula” training, and to read or listen more about Molly’s experience please go here.
Total cost: $1525. To pay in full or make a deposit, please click here. Payment plans and scholarship options available.