Tue, Nov 02|
Grief Support 2:10pm: connecting body, mind + heart
Time & Location
Nov 02, 2021, 2:10 PM – 2:40 PM CDT
About the event
We are living in unprecedented times as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cast its shadow of uncertainty over our daily rhythms. Already fatigued, many people are facing mounting challenges in life with themselves, their family, and their cherished community. Physical health, mental health, mounting stress, being stretched too thin, and tremendous amounts of loss. Layer into this the unexpected death of a loved one and the pain that follows. Life can become heavy with grief and uncertianty.
All too easily our body, mind, and heart begin to operate in different time zones as we navigate (or avoid) the emotional terrain of all this heaviness. The demands of life, work, family, and children easily push us to keep moving and brush aside our need for Jesus.
More than ever, it is important for us a heavy laden people to take moments to pause to allow Jesus to receive our burdens and so we can become more connected to the presence of the Holy Spirit. This session is a time to do this in a new way.
Using foundational Pilates principles, Certified Trainer Dannell Shu will guide us through a 30 minute meditation as we reconnect our body, mind and heart. This is time to pause the movements of life, reconnect with our breath, soak in the Word of God and allow the presence of Jesus to tend to our heavy burdens.
To join this event:
1) reserve a ticket, one per household
2) add the event to your calendar
3) find a place in your home/location where you can comfortably lay on your back (a yoga mat on the floor is ideal, if needed a softer surface like a couch/bed will work too)
4) join via Zoom, link provided on the ticket
5) mute your mic, keep your video on (only Dannell will be watching)
All tickets for this event are complimentary, thanks to the generous support of Jey and Heidi Carlson.
Two sessions are being offered on Tuesday, November 2nd. This ticket is for the afternoon session.
Options for families, pick what works best for you:
A ~ One parent joins this session solo and as the other parent to tends to the kids.
B ~ Both parents join this session (from the same room on one device / or / in separate places on separate devices). Do what is needed in your home for your child/children to not interrupt you.
C ~ Parents invite your child/children to join this session with you. We recommend kids be at least 4th grade. It is important to prepare your child in advance, letting them know this is a time for listening not talking.
Dannell Shu ~ in addition to being a Certified Pilates Trainer, she is a bereaved mother and friend. She has lived in a sustained pandemic experience for seven years as she cared for her son with medical complexities. Dannell serves MN as a Parent Advocate on MN's Palliative Care Advisory Council and the Pediatric Palliative Care National Task Force. She is passionate about providing families and care communities with tools for resiliency during times of uncertainty, vunerability, and grief.
Grief Support 2:10pm
This ticket is for the afternoon session. Only one needed per household.