Yoga: A Treatment for Grief

Tranquil Space teacher, Abby Saloma, is featured in “Yoga: A Treatment for Grief” in the US News and World Report. Abby will be offering a Healing Yoga: Moving through Loss workshop on Friday, March 6th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at our Dupont Studio. To sign up, please visit our web scheduler.

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Read on to learn more about how Abby’s practice helped her through her grief:

“Abby Saloma was physically and mentally crushed from caring for her mother, who was dying from ovarian cancer. To make things worse, the then 27-year-old was hours away from the District of Columbia yoga studio that had helped her cope with her mom’s diagnosis.

So Saloma did the only thing she could think to do: She called the one yoga teacher in her hometown near Reading, Pennsylvania, she knew of​ – and begged. “I am desperate for a yoga practice,” Saloma told the woman, who led her in a private session in the loft of a barn. “It was just such a powerful, powerful experience,” Saloma says.

Now, more than 10 years after that session and the death of her mom, Saloma has become a certified yoga instructor and has led a yoga workshop specifically for people who are dealing with grief. Another “healing workshop” ​​ is in the works for March.

“The premise of it is, in our society, we really push death under the rug – we’re terrified to talk about it,” says Saloma, whose workshops include journaling, guided meditation and poses aimed at opening the heart and hips. “Yoga allows us to be present with it​, and I believe that being present with it allows us to live a fuller, more awakened life.””

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