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Sun, Dec 03


Zen Heart Center

Grief Composting: Transformation through Breathe, Movement and Sound

Grief composting helps give birth to new life force energy filled with meaning, balance, and empowerment. $77 per person.

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Grief Composting: Transformation through Breathe, Movement and Sound
Grief Composting: Transformation through Breathe, Movement and Sound

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Zen Heart Center, Back of Logsdon Building, 10127 Main Pl Suite B, Bothell, WA 98011, USA

About the event

“Grief offers a wild alchemy that transmutes suffering into fertile ground.”  - Francis Weller

We are approaching the holiday season, which inevitably can resurface grief within ourselves and the narratives that accompany its wild  untamed nature.

Would you like to find a way to process some of the grief and pain that is  held within your body? Are you ready to let go of what feels stuck, numb, stagnant, unbearable, confusing, or unspeakable? Do you seek  healing modalities that relate to the essence of your pain with love, compassion, and freedom of expression? Are you tending matters of the  heart and the issues in your tissues with intention and awareness? The body never lies. Likewise, pain has a purpose.

Join Kylee Gies for a three-hour session of grief composting.  In this context, grief composting is an opportunity to intentionally  release the heaviness of our struggles in a supportive environment  through breath, sound, and movement. It creates space in our beings for  more emotional liberation and joyful living by intentionally shifting  what doesn’t serve you any longer. Grief composting helps give birth to  new life force energy filled with meaning, balance, empowerment, and  whatever it is you personally intend regarding your grief journey.  Suffering changes you. If you let it, what happens to you becomes fuel  for something new. The impact of becoming together in sacred circle can  be life changing.

In  the first half, we will build a group altar and give space to share  what’s in our hearts. Everything is optional and not a requirement in  case you just want to witness others in presence. At the same time,  sharing is a part of the heart medicine for all as we gather to honor,  to “re:member”, and to deeply listen to each other’s shared humanity.

“Communal  grieving offers something that we cannot get when we grieve by ourselves. Through validation, acknowledgement and witnessing, communal  grieving allows us to experience a level of healing that is deeply and  profoundly freeing.”  Sobonfu Some

In  the second half, we will connect with our bodies and inner landscape  through breath, sound, and movement. I will guide you through a  revealing process of using these three elements to nurture truth,  restoration, release, and empowerment within yourself. No experience is  necessary. You can do all of this from the floor or a chair if needed.

Words from Kylee: I would love to share this highly affective practice with you. It has personally changed my life. I use it as a tool to tend to my own grief  states, to honor my son, Oliver, and to be of service to others. It  feels good to move, to invoke, and to feel some relief. Most likely, you  will walk away feeling lighter with some tools in your pocket to uplift  yourself and to support you through the holidays.

$77 energy investment per person.

What to bring:

~ Yoga mat, cushion to sit on, blanket 

~ Altar items for the altar: meaningful relics, poems, objects of significance, photos, a song, food, crystals, etc.   Kylee will send a prep email out to all participant. 

~ water, hot tea thermos 

~ A journal and pen 

~ wear comfortable clothing to move, sit, and stretch in 

~ An open heart and mind

* Kylee will provide light snacks

About Your Facilitator:  Kylee  is a certified Creative Grief Support Practitioner and owner of Sacred  Dwelling Healing Arts Center. She is also certified in Grief Movement  Therapy. After the loss of her son, Oliver, she has been following the  calling to support others’ grief journeys. Kylee studied Aikido for ten  years and is a life-long learner & practitioner of yoga,  mindfulness/meditation, along with facilitating emotional growth  programs. She formerly worked in the field of International Education as  an Advisor and Field Instructor. She holds space with love and  compassion while providing expressive therapeutic modalities that  encompass meaning-making, integration, creative exploration, and growth.  She works with individuals one on one and facilitates grief circles and  workshops that focus on ritual therapeutics, ceremony, creativity, and  Earth based healing.  Follow this link to learn more about Kylee.


“Kylee  is a skilled facilitator who weaves together many modalities and  approaches, keeping the work grounded in creativity and freedom of expression that is often lacking in our day-to-day experiences. She is  authentic, bold, fun, and thoughtful with a high level of commitment to  everything she does. I trust Kylee with my tender heart and am so grateful to her for the way she shows up in our community to do this  important work.”  ~ Emily Blue

“I  highly recommend doing this kind of work, and you’ll be in very good  hands with Kylee. It’s possible to transform pain and suffering into joy  and love. This is the way to get started.” ~ Georgia

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