Grief, loss, and trauma are some of the most difficult experiences imaginable. When you have experienced loss so profound there is no “getting over it,” you can only learn how to hold and carry it. Join author, psychotherapist and yoga therapist Karla Helbert for a time of connection and learning as you explore how the tools of yoga can support you through heartbreak and loss. Learn more details here...
Join Karla for a two-day experiential and empirical workshop for professional doulas, midwives, L & D nurses, obstetricians, all birth attendants, counselors, social workers, pre & post-natal yoga instructors--anyone involved with the pregnancy year. Receive an overview and greater understanding of traumatic grief; what it is, and how birthing mothers, persons, and their partners are impacted in labor, birth, through the postpartum period, and beyond. This workshop will help prepare you to be supportive of families in crisis, in acute and chronic traumatic grief states as well as how to best support clients in expression and process of grief. Learn more details here...
Join Karla to gain understanding and new learning about supporting neurodiverse grief. Learn more about this most painful of transitions and how those with autism and intellectual disability may navigate loss. Gain new skills and inspiration as you support your neurodiverse clients and students through their experiences grief and loss. This session is for anyone who may be supporting folks with autism or ID--counselors, educators, parents,--as well as anyone identifying as neurodiverse.
When we love deeply, we mourn deeply. Over ten lessons, grief expert and Zen priest Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and Karla Helbert help us navigate our path through grief, showing us a model that allows us to be with our grief and, over time, transform it into compassionate action in the world. Read More....
Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga Provider (CBC-Y) Certification Program
A seven-day, intensive training program taught by researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and yoga therapist Karla Helbert, LPC at the MISS Foundation Selah Carefarm just outside beautiful Sedona, Arizona. This course is approved for 30 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for grief and clinical training plus 30 contact hours through Yoga Alliance with a registered YACEP. The Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification® program explores and extends current evidence based practices in traumatic grief and is based in a non-medicalized, non-pathologizing, mindfulness-based approach. We teach the art of full presence and compassionate counseling informed by recent science (Cacciatore, 2010; Cacciatore & Flint, 2012; Thielman & Cacciatore, 2013; Cacciatore, Thieleman, Killian, & Tavassoli).
Our Next CBC-Y Training will be offered Fall 2022 Please check back for details.
Yoga for Grief and Loss Sacred Retreat For Women Mourning the Death of a Child December 11-13 2015
This retreat has already taken place...please contact Karla to talk about a retreat for your group or family.
Join author, psychotherapist and yogini Karla Helbert this December 11-13, 2015 for a weekend of solace, connection and sacred space in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Yogaville, Satchidananda Ashram, offers a space of both solitude and togetherness. Take space away from the stress of the season to practice self-care and honor your beloved child as well as your personal experience in grief.
The death of a child is trauma and one of the most difficult experiences imaginable and possible. It is traumatic grief. There is no getting over it, only learning how to hold and carry it. How do we carry a grief that seems larger than the world, deeper than the ocean? In a really strong container.
This sacred retreat weekend, learn ways to strengthen your container so that you can be better equipped to carry your grief into the world and in your life. Through movement, meditation, connection to our beloved dead and learning basic ways to establish personal practice and self-care, we can become more able to bear what life, as well as grief, asks of us.
The retreat weekend includes lodging in a private retreat house on the ashram with amazing views of the Blue Ridge mountains, indoor hot tub, outdoor fire pit, three healthy and delicious vegetarian meals daily, instruction and practice in all the branches of yoga as well as access to yoga classes and other experiences on the ashram.
Attendees are not required to have a regular yoga practice. All asanas (yoga postures) will be modified for all abilities and experience levels.
This weekend retreat is especially for women only. Future retreats and programs will include both sexes and couples.
Space is extremely limited.
This retreat is supported by the MISS Foundation Richmond VA and generously allows attendees in need a sliding scale for the retreat fee. Please call 1-804-892-2782 or email Karla@karlahelbert.com for more information.
Satchidananda Yogaville Ashram 108 Yogaville Way Buckingham, VA 23927