Sun, Dec 03|
Grief Composting: Transformation through Breath, Movement, and Sound with Kylee Gies
We are approaching the Holiday season, which inevitably can resurface grief within ourselves and the narratives that accompany its wild untamed nature. Join Kylee to find a way to process some of the pain held within your body, mind, and soul. Grief Composting creates space for vital life force!
Time & Location
Dec 03, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bothell, Back of Logsdon Building, 10127 Main Pl Suite B, Bothell, WA 98011, USA
About the Event
“Grief offers a wild alchemy that transmutes suffering into fertile ground.”
- Francis Weller
We are approaching the holiday season, which inevitably can resurface grief within ourselves and the narratives that accompany its wild untamed nature.
Would you like to find a way to process some of the grief and pain that is held within your body? Are you ready to let go of what feels stuck, numb, stagnant, unbearable, confusing, or unspeakable? Do you seek healing modalities that relate to the essence of your pain with love, compassion, and freedom of expression? Are you tending matters of the heart and the issues in your tissues with intention and awareness? The body never lies. Likewise, pain has a purpose.
Join me for a three-hour session of grief composting. In this context, grief composting is an opportunity to intentionally release the heaviness of our struggles in a supportive environment through breath, sound, and movement. It creates space in our beings for more emotional liberation and joyful living by intentionally shifting what doesn’t serve you any longer. Grief composting helps give birth to new life force energy filled with meaning, balance, empowerment, and whatever it is you personally intend regarding your grief journey. Suffering changes you. If you let it, what happens to you becomes fuel for something new. The impact of becoming together in sacred circle can be life changing.
In the first half, we will build a group altar and give space to share what’s in our hearts. Everything is optional and not a requirement in case you just want to witness others in presence. At the same time, sharing is a part of the heart medicine for all as we gather to honor, to “re:member”, and to deeply listen to each other’s shared humanity.
“Communal grieving offers something that we cannot get when we grieve by ourselves. Through validation, acknowledgement and witnessing, communal grieving allows us to experience a level of healing that is deeply and profoundly freeing.” Sobonfu Some
In the second half, we will connect with our bodies and inner landscape through breath, sound, and movement. I will guide you through a revealing process of using these three elements to nurture truth, restoration, release, and empowerment within yourself. No experience is necessary. You can do all of this from the floor or a chair if needed.
I would love to share this highly affective practice with you. It has personally changed my life. I use it as a tool to tend to my own grief states, to honor my son, Oliver, and to be of service to others. It feels good to move, to invoke, and to feel some relief. Most likely, you will walk away feeling lighter with some tools in your pocket to uplift yourself and to support you through the holidays.
What to bring:
~ Yoga mat, cushion to sit on, blanket
~ Altar items for the altar: meaningful relics, poems, objects of significance, photos, a song, food, crystals, etc.
Kylee will send a prep email out to all participant.
~ water, hot tea thermos
~ A journal and pen
~ wear comfortable clothing to move, sit, and stretch in
~ An open heart and mind
* Kylee will provide light snacks
“Kylee is a skilled facilitator who weaves together many modalities and approaches, keeping the work grounded in creativity and freedom of expression that is often lacking in our day-to-day experiences. She is authentic, bold, fun, and thoughtful with a high level of commitment to everything she does. I trust Kylee with my tender heart and am so grateful to her for the way she shows up in our community to do this important work.” ~ Emily Blue
“I highly recommend doing this kind of work, and you’ll be in very good hands with Kylee. It’s possible to transform pain and suffering into joy and love. This is the way to get started.” ~ Georgia
Kylee’s Contact Info:
Kylee is a certified Creative Grief Support Practitioner and owner of Sacred Dwelling Healing Arts Center. She is also certified in Grief Movement Therapy. After the loss of her son, Oliver, she has been following the calling to support others’ grief journeys. Kylee studied Aikido for ten years and is a life-long learner & practitioner of yoga, mindfulness/meditation, along with facilitating emotional growth programs. She formerly worked in the field of International Education as an Advisor and Field Instructor. She holds space with love and compassion while providing expressive therapeutic modalities that encompass meaning-making, integration, creative exploration, and growth. She works with individuals one on one and facilitates grief circles and workshops that focus on ritual therapeutics, ceremony, creativity, and Earth based healing.
For more information go to Kylee’s story