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Offering Private Palliative Yoga and Meditation
Palliative yoga is a practice for those facing end of life that includes breath control, meditation and physical poses for comforting the body and quieting the mind.

In our first meeting I will demonstrate and create an easy-to- follow care plan enriched with yoga and meditation techniques for both individuals and families by assessing their needs for movement and breath work.​ 

Yoga is a consciousness in the body and a discipline that naturally  prepares us to be aware of the polarities of life such as “joy and sorrow,” “willingness and surrender,” and “holding on and letting go.” 
Palliative yoga embraces this consciousness in the body with compassionate support to the individual as they move through the physical, emotional and spiritual experiences at the end of life. In my experience, people who are facing life threatening illness often develop this consciousness and can experience the polarities of being pulled away while still being grounded to the eath.
Quieting the mind with meditation, performing physical poses, (asana) and a variety of breathing techniques (pranayama), ​​​​​​​​​​​can exchange anxiety for calm and alleviate suffering that can arise at this time. Other modalities such as aromatherapy, music therapy and massage will be introduced to enrich the experience and provide comfort.

I will assist the individual and family with yoga encouraging them to embrace the patient’s transitions from physical life to death.  End of life yoga therapy has the capacity to allow the strength and beauty of the human spirit to shine.

Kahlil Gibran, a famous poet, wrote about the polarities of life and death: “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.  And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.“