Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss—not just of a loved one, but of Self, of the earth, of expectations. When we grieve, we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the measure of betrayal or tragedy in our life. By our willingness to mourn, we slowly acknowledge, integrate, and accept the truth of our losses. We have a tendency to hide our grief in this culture, but meditating on grief allows us to feel, process, and acknowledge or suffering.
Sometimes the best way to let go is to grieve.
Throughout this journey together, we will be guided in Tai Chi as a mechanism of processing grief through gentle movement. Guides Christin Ament and Kali Higgins will walk us through this process and explore how we can gently move through grief.
The grief we carry is part of the grief of the world. Hold it gently. Let it be honored. We do not have to keep it in anymore. Grief can be let go into the heart of compassion.
No experience is required.
About your guides
Christin Ament, is a palliative care and hospice provider who has led meditations on death around the globe. She has studied with teachers from many wisdom traditions and brings a deeply grounded presence to this powerful practice.
Guest co-host, Kali Higgins is an integrative healing practitioner and student/teacher at heart. With over 13+ years of experience and study in the field of holistic medicine and spirituality, as well as 20+ years of combined experience as yoga student + teacher, Kali is fortunate to utilize her strong background in integrative health to lift and support the wellbeing of others. She holds a masters in holistic health and certificates in wellness coaching, herbalism, astrology, yoga, and pranic healing. Kali owns a center in Stillwater, MN where she sees clients as a wellness practitioner and yogi. It is her greatest pleasure to be in community with people working toward change for individual and collective liberation.
What to bring
- A blanket, mat, or something to lay and sit on
- (optional) Water or a light snack if needed
- (optional) Sunscreen
- (optional) A memento or item that represents or embodies grief. Please note that you will take your item home at the end of the event. We also ask that any pictures or paper be framed or weighted down. Stones will be provided to hold these down if needed. For the safety of your treasured item, we ask that any photos you bring be a photocopy and not the original.
Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Precautions
We are offering the following safety precautions, in accordance with Minnesota State and CDC regulations, to ensure all those participating are safe:
- Providing hand sanitizer, face masks, and sanitizing wipes at check-in.
- Masks will not be required, but are welcomed and encouraged.
- If you are feeling sick or running a temperature, we ask that you stay home. Use good judgement, if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or if you or anyone in your household is waiting on the results from a COVID-19 test, please stay home.
Please know that we will continue to abide by any changes to state guidelines regarding covid safety, and will update attendees accordingly.
Ticket costs will be refunded at any point if you need to stay home for safety reasons.
The Lakewood Heritage Foundation
This event is sponsored in part by the Lakewood Heritage Foundation, which supports educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all.