helping those experiencing grief & loss to return to their natural state of being
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
I wanted to offer you the 7:30 Thurs Intro class. When do you want to pick it back up?
So happy you will be teaching soon!
President of Open Doors Yoga Studios / Open Doors: Learning & Healing Center
When I received this E - mail I was so excited , as though it was a sign to me to keep moving forward. I never imagined when There, really , was no looking forward for me , that this would even be a thought!
Beginners class in Weymouth this week, my gift to me for Christmas. Reflecting on the last two Christmas days, I was on the couch recovering. This year is an opportunity to begin to rehab my body, and hopefully welcome others to begin and take their body's back! Recovery? Rehabbing?
I am so excited! God is good!
Feel free to join me! If I can , Anyone can.
Open Doors Yoga Studios | Healing Center
Welcome to Open Doors, Open Doors Yoga Studios, Gift & Book Store, Healing & Learning Center. Classes & Events, Richard Lanza, Braintree MA, 781-843-8224
Love Nelson Mandelas quote about feeling fear acknowledging it and walking through it. After
Treatments , research , alternative treatments spending my life in survival mode. Literally hanging on for dear life.
Moving now from a safe place of recovery, finding some sence of what my family's new normal would be.
Crawl, Walk , Run....
Speaking in my truth, from feeling my life was over , to creating a new normal , you endure a great amount of anxiety and fear.
Off the couch, walking around my own home, to going to quiet comfortable places for dinner. Being with my family and surrounding myself with love which feels safe!
All , which is crawling up a mountain. Beginning to walk. One step at a time , allowing the lights of Christmas to shine on! The Rockland Holiday Stroll, fire trucks , police cars, strollers, everyone coming together on a cold winters evening! I was taking all of the beautiful energy in, so excited that I , am, here to witness , a beautiful Christmas. Some how , it seemed like a miracle... Watching everyone coming together for Saint Nicholas, people laughing, cotton candy, smells of the fire burning brightly!
The celebration of the season of our savior being born. Everyone was shining! Feeling a sense of having a new set of eyes , seeing things ever so bright!
In those moments feeling for me , it was new life . Coming out of such darkness , to witness the beauty of , the magic of JOY. The lights in the windows this time of year , are ever so beautiful, they reflect the hearts and souls of hope for all , in our darkness. So for now , I walk one step at a time .Each step,ever so sacred. Taking in all the beauty, that awareness ,of the miracles , one step ,one breath...
Living in each moment. Allowing the shine , the glistening lights, to heal our hearts.
A reminder that every moment , every breath, is a new beginning. Close your eyes and for a moment feel your breath , find your peace, feel Christmas in your hearts.then from there shine on and feel the magic.
Merry Christmas, and feel peace in your hearts.
TheGodLight: You must greet each day with a welcome heart, for the sun must also rise in you, for the light to disperse the dark.
Good news is no change in CT scan . Keeping C at bay...no new progression. God is good. I get to continue treatment!
I believe the powerful spirit Yoga brings into one’s being creates a presence of healing, wellness and peace.
My own unforeseen health challenges gave me a deeper appreciation for a place of personal knowledge and intimate control of body and mind.
A dual diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and breast cancer lowered my resistance and all but obliterated my stamina and energy. But, a chance encounter with yoga and an inner desire to recover revealed an opportunity to "seize the day!"
Today, my passion is for sharing the healing power and presence of mind and spirit that yoga brings, especially to those in the midst of grief and loss.
I live in Hanson, MA with my husband Bob and our dog Felix, and am so fortunate to have our three children and three grandsons close by. For 35 years, Bob has run the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home in neighboring Rockland. Until my health challenges interfered, I coordinated aftercare offerings using my certification for anxiety and depression training.
My experience through nine years of difficult treatment in the healthcare system, followed by my physical and emotional healing has inspired me to share with others the practices and disciplines that helped me recover.
My program, seated, in a chair introduces therapeutic breathing and trauma sensitive meditation practice. This modified yoga program allows one to cultivate a more positive relationship with their physical body through mindfulness, This program provides a sequence that reaches out to anyone, a gentle safe place to connect to, even for a glimpse of time, an experience of stillness, a calm place where all healing begins.
A rich understanding of the connection of mind,body, spirit, weaves together theory, research, and personal experience of grief and loss and becomes an indispensable resource for those that are suffering, funeral directors, staff, and anyone else looking to rediscover the natural intelligence of our healing bodies.
The experience of Grief and Loss can leave people deeply and profoundly wounded, depressed, anxious, and feeling disconnected from self. To fully heal from such trauma, a connection to self, must be made. Overcoming Grief, Loss, and the agony of pain, connects oneself back to their body,and moving towards a more centered place of being.
Other programs explore the characteristics of grief sensitive yoga practice that can be incorporated by funeral caregivers, crematory and cemetery staff. Training that can be applied to aftercare programs,that enable them to reach out and in their communities for integrating yoga- based interventions for building grief senstive outreach.With awareness there comes a choice. And so you are able to say, "I allow this moment to be as it is" And then suddenly,where before there was darkness, there is now a sense of life and peace.
I’d love to discuss with you how I can help your organization incorporate meditation yoga and breath work into aftercare programs.