Bedside Yoga – Yoga and End of Life Care retreats
These life-affirming training retreats are for yoga teachers, therapists, hospice workers, chaplains, clinicians and others in pastoral care, “death doulas,” or for those simply interested in learning more about being with people at the end of life, offering solace, presence and appropriate movement and touch.
The Bedside Yoga retreat has also greatly benefitted people who are in bereavement, processing past or future losses, and those wishing to increase and deepen their spiritual life and connection to divine presence.
In our time together, we will explore three broad topic areas: self-study, including developing our own spiritual foundation and practices, movement and breath, and contemplative tradition. We will learn and practice specific techniques within each of these core areas, including basic Thai yoga compressions and gentle passive stretching.
Bedside Yoga retreats are held twice a year, a weeklong retreat in April in the mountains of Eastern Washington, just two and a half hours outside of Seattle, and a five day retreat in December in the jungles of Nayarit, coastal Mexico, about an hour and a half from Puerto Vallarta.
Please note. Due to Covid, we are currently only offering Bedside Yoga as an online training.
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“I had the privilege to take Molly Lannon Kenny’s Bedside Yoga Retreat in December 2018 and it has already shifted how I approach working with all of my clients and students. Now, when someone confides in me that they’re struggling with a spouse or parent entering into hospice care and asks if yoga might help, I can tell them with confidence that I know it can help, and it can help everyone, the patient and family & friends. Not only did this time deepen my ability to be present to grief, but it also left me feeling as though some of the hard edges of my personal grief were made a little less sharp.”
“I had a powerful experience at the Bedside Yoga retreat. The content, Molly’s heartfelt teaching methods, and the connection of our intimate group was truly inspiring. All of this with the backdrop of the secluded beach and the ocean as our companion made for a life changing experience. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone who is interested in providing support for those at end of life.”