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Grief Yoga Teacher Training, Level 1

For yoga teachers who want to help others heal after a loss.

Grief Yoga blends postures, movement, breath, and vocalization in ways that help students to process the grief that follows any loss. This training certifies you as a Level 1 Grief Yoga instructor while also helping you work with your own grief. In addition to learning the Grief Yoga approach to transforming suffering and reconnecting to love, you learn how to

  • Choose appropriate postures, movements, music, and meditations for different Grief Yoga student populations
  • Hold space and guide students through Grief Yoga exercises
  • Design unique classes for relationship losses, divorce, breakups, and death
  • Address the special needs of grieving clients.

Explore different models of grief and aspects of healing after loss so that you can help others to release grief and connect again to the gift of life.

Prerequisite Any 200-hour yoga teacher certification.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
Restorative Yoga


Paul Denniston created Grief Yoga in the midst of a devastating breakup and teaches to groups dealing with all kinds of loss.

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David Kessler, a well-known expert on healing and loss, is coauthor with Louise Hay of You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death.

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Jurian Hughes, MFA, E-RYT 500, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty for more than 10 years, is also a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer and voice coach.

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