Just as grief is an experience that affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually, yoga sustains and strengthens us in all of these areas. Containing nearly 100 expressive and experiential exercises, this book is unlike any of its kind. A profound and practical guide through the branches of yoga—Jnana, Bhakti, Tantra, Karma, Raja and Hatha--Yoga for Grief and Loss helps us integrate these practices, as well as our own experiences of loss, into everyday life, moving us closer to harmony and wholeness. Through postures, meditations, mindfulness, breath work, chant, journaling, the creation of personal rituals and many other expressive activities, we are helped to lovingly find our own unique paths through grief and loss toward peace and connection to the true goal of yoga—unity of body, mind and spirit.
"Writing represents only one facet of Helbert's life. Her causes, her art and interests, her family and her profession all orbit around a nucleus of
grief. She's always her own best example of how to positively "integrate grief into life in order to fully live," she says. Above all, the way Helbert copes with grief is authentic and unflinching."
Listen as Karla talks with host Karen Krejcha from Autism Empowerment, a 501(c) (3) public charity dedicated to making life better and more meaningful for individuals and families in the Autism and Asperger communities. The radio interview took place on Wendesday, December 19, 2012, just days following the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Karen and Karla discuss grieving, autism and the impact of grief on families and community.
In an interview on November 13, 2012, Karla talks with Autism SpectrumTherapies radio host Rob Haupte. They discuss her book Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum, how grief impacts those on the spectrum, what it means to be creative in grief, engaging in rituals, making memories, managing schedules and more during the chaos of grief.