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MORTAL: Living, Dying & Defining Your Legacy

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am
July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Bigelow Chapel
Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

In this transformative workshop, you will explore your own mortality and what it means to lead a deeply fulfilled life.  You’ll be guided through a series of thought-provoking journal prompts, yin yoga postures and a meditation on death to help you reflect on your life’s most significant events.  You’ll draft your own obituary and six-word epitaph for your gravestone which tells your story, in your words, and captures exactly how you want to be remembered.

Choosing to explore your feelings about life’s journey towards death is an act of bravery that allows you to get up close and personal with what is sacred.  You will gain a clear perspective on where you are now, where you want to go, and what kind of legacy you want to create.

Please bring: yoga mat, any yoga props you need, a photograph of yourself (framed preferable), comfy warm clothes, and a mug for tea if you want it. Come for the workshop but plan to stay to enjoy the beautiful historic cemetery grounds.

CARRIE TYLER, RN HNB-BC, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 is a holistic hospice and palliative care nurse, death and bereavement doula, integrative chronic pain specialist, yoga therapist, and teacher trainer. She is the creator of the Rasmaya Method, a philosophy system that uses nine core emotions (rasas) to create inspiration in end of life care, yoga and meditation classes, pain therapies, ritual creation, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings.  

Carrie is known for her compassionate and playful teaching style and her strong knowledge of anatomy and alignment.  She is a writer and business consultant for both the fitness and medical industries. Her work has been featured at numerous conferences including Wanderlust and Yoga Journal Conference as well as in national magazines such as Pilates Style and Mantra magazine.  When she isn’t presenting, seeing clients, or teaching, she works as a hospice and palliative nurse, helping people transition from life to death. In her spare time, she walks the beach and watches the world fly past while riding pillion on her husband’s motorcycle. Learn more about her at http://www.rasamaya.com

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Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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