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Yoga Workshop in Palliative Care

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Learn to celebrate life and be unafraid of death
There is an art to living and indeed, dying peacefully. Fear of death and our own immortality, also known as abhiniveśa can be managed, and we can learn the necessary tools of resilience through our yoga journeys.

Yoga in Palliative Care Workshop Brisbane Ilse Broekaert
Guidance to joy - image by author

Ilse Broekaert from Yoga Made to Measure, is collaborating with registered psychologist Nancy Westerman from Our Life Matters Couselling to offer a yoga workshop designed for carers, teachers, and all humans to learn to face fears, live and die peacefully.

Yoga in Palliative Care Workshop Brisbane Ilse Broekaert
Students at a workshop by Ilse - image by Ilse Broekaert

How can we learn to be at peace with mortality? All of us experience grief and loss; some of us have had a huge health scare, and others are dealing with the final stages of the life of a loved one. The stories are many and varied, and all important. You may be afraid of dying and need to find peace on this path through your life so you can live to your full potential. You may be a carer and need a little support to get through these difficult times of grief and loss, which can sometimes be overwhelming.

Yoga in Palliative Care Workshop Brisbane Ilse Broekaert
Ilse Broekaert and Nancy Westerman workshop coordinators - image from Ilse Broekaert

The basic idea of the workshop is that yoga in life, aged care, and palliative care offers the ability to centre and to be content. Being content seems a simple description but it is a humble word with big impacts. We don't necessarily need to be happy all the time; in life, there are myriad emotions to observe as they pass through, but learning to be content can be extremely helpful and liberating.

Yoga in Palliative Care Workshop Brisbane Ilse Broekaert
Students during a workshop on yoga in palliative care - image by Ilse Broekaert

Ilse has written an article on her Palliative Care workshops and speaks at nursing conferences as well. They are very worthwhile and empowering workshops, providing yogic tools for resilience and teaching a guidance towards joy.

Yoga in Palliative Care Workshop Brisbane Ilse Broekaert
Workshop flyer by Ilse - image by author

There are three workshops coming up:

Saturday 24th March in Annerley from 10am - 3pm

Saturday 12th May in Maleny, Sunshine Coast from 10am - 3pm

Sunday 27th May in Hamilton from 10am - 3pm

All workshops are $95 (and there's a early bird discount if you book one month prior of $10).

A beautiful vegetarian lunch is provided and you can book via these links:

Annerley Workshop 24th March

Maleny and Hamilton workshops - bookings open soon

Yoga in Palliative Care Workshop Brisbane Ilse Broekaert
Be brave and book your spot today! Flyer by Ilse Broekaert - image by author

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Why? Learn to face fears, live and die peacefully
When: 24th March 2018 10am - 3pm
Phone: 0428 934 041
Where: 8 Waldheim Street. Annerley, Brisbane
Cost: $95
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