Grief Tending the Losses of 2020

Saturday, January 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A Zoom Workshop Facilitated by Samantha DiRosa

“We do this work not solely for our own healing,
but also to make us capable of responding
to the critical needs of our times.”
Francis Weller

2020 has passed. But many of us still carry the difficult cargo that is our individual and societal grief from a challenging and painful year – the weight of acute losses which the pandemic has brought; feelings of rage at the injustices of centuries of oppression and violence against people of color; the remaining uncertainty and lack of collective ground as we move into 2021.

These experiences congest our individual and collective hearts and deserve to be heard, witnessed and supported. We invite you to join us for this important and timely gathering.

In our long story as a species, the sacred work of grief has always been communal.  While being together in person is impossible due to COVID, through Zoom, we will create a circle of healing where we will honor our pain and unburden our hearts.

In this 4-hour program, using the tools of writing, body-centered practices, and ritual, we will:

• Work with our sorrows to compost them into fertile soil

• Share our deep emotional selves to bring us into the arms of the sacred

• Explore gratitude, the antidote to grief, as a ballast during times of uncertainty


Date: Saturday, Jan. 30

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm, EST

Cost: $60-$100 / Pay what you can in this range. If you need financial assistance, please let us know.

Location: ZOOM – A link will be sent to you prior to the event

Please note: To safeguard containment and thus safety, participants must attend all 4 hours. Thank you.

Questions: Just reply to this email or contact Kathleen Edwards. If your question pertains to the content of the workshop, it will be forwarded to Samantha.

Samantha DiRosa, MFA, is a university art professor, yoga instructor, ritualist, and budding art therapist. She brings 20 years of facilitating and teaching experience alongside an artist’s depth and insight to her work with groups. Having trained with Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow and Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope, Samantha believes in the power of ritual to transmute loss and grief into the healing of individuals, communities and the Earth.



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Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before one week prior to the event, you will get a refund minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel within one week of the event, there is no refund. If you cancel due to unavoidable circumstances, please discuss this with us.

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