Yoga and Grief

a compassionate journey toward healing

by Gloria Drayer

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/02/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781452591209

About the Book

After a great loss, the journey toward healing can be a tempestuous one, a fragile balance of light and dark, hope and despair. For many people the practices of yoga can provide a focus on the present moment and a way to restore the balance and energy which we need so urgently in times of stress and sadness. This book teaches gentle yoga techniques and suggestions about breathing, meditation and ritual, all designed to promote calm and comfort. These techniques are appropriate for those of any age and physical ability, and make sense for those already adept as much as for those completely new to yoga practice. The authors share valuable insights drawn from their own life experience as well as from Gloria’s “Yoga and Grief” workshops, which have helped many participants to get in touch with their own inner strength and spiritual resources. For those on the dark pathway between grieving and healing, this book can shed light and ease the burden.

About the Author

GLORIA DRAYER is known for the intuition, empathy and compassion she brings to Yoga Simple and Sacred, her life-affirming approach to yoga retreats, workshops and classes. A certified yoga instructor, she teaches international yoga retreats, as well as weekly classes in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has lived and taught at Kripalu, the country’s largest yoga and holistic health center located in Massachusetts, and holds a 500-hour certification with Kripalu and Yoga Alliance. Find out more about Gloria at

KATHLEEN DOHERTY is a former hospice nurse, clinical research manager, and student of Gloria’s since 2005. Along the way she has learned that a grief observed is not the same as a grief experienced. She has relied on the concepts of this book – yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques to appreciate days, dark and light. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.