with Janet Comer
Sundays, October 15th – November 19th (6:00 – 8:00pm)
at Sellwood Yoga

$180 for the series; $160 for members (email claire@sellwoodyoga.com for the discount)

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When we experience abandonment, one of the first things that we forget is how to connect with ourselves physically and with compassion. We become talking heads and try to disconnect from the emotions that constantly flow in and out of our body with intense force. Using yoga as a supportive, protective, understanding, and nurturing environment for you body, mind and soul can help you reconnect to the very best parts of yourself and discover or rediscover strengths you never knew you had.

In the series classes will have an introductory session exploring what abandonment is, how abandonment grief differs from other types of grief, and there will be time to voluntarily share as well as self-reflect on your abandonment experience. We will review the outline of the next 5 sessions and practice yoga as an introduction to moving physically and competently through the intense emotions that arise in the body when discussing both the abandonment and the hope of healing it.

The next five sessions will correspond to a stage of recovery, which most people find the stages ebb and flow, much like that of the traditional grief model. There will be both education on how to recognize the stage, specific workbook-style exercises and the physical exercise of yoga to seal in the information and practice of feeling grief and healing from it.

We can feel abandoned at any point in our lives and many of us struggle to resolve it. It can be felt in childhood as an absent parent, abuse or neglect by a caregiver, and as an adult as a breakup/divorce, a feeling of isolation within a relationship, and ANY situation which makes you feel the intense devastation of abandonment.Janet Comer, LPCIntern is also a yoga teacher and found the healing of her abandonment experiences through the teachings of Susan Anderson, C.S.W. and her concurrent yoga practice. It was such a powerful combination, she seeks to provide guidance and support to others who deserve the same deep healing.

Janet Comer, LPCIntern is also a yoga teacher and found the healing of her abandonment experiences through the teachings of Susan Anderson, C.S.W. and her concurrent yoga practice. It was such a powerful combination, she seeks to provide guidance and support to others who deserve the same deep healing.

Instructor — Janet Comer

Janet Comer strives to provide a safe space and support for your mind-body exactly as it is.

In Janet’s words:  “As an imperfect yogi myself, I incorporate humor, humility, and peacefulness in my classes. I am a graduate of Sellwood Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program and a family counselor who understands that relationships, including the one we have with our body, benefit from positive support.”“Yoga gifted me with pain relief, injury

“Yoga gifted me with pain relief, injury recovery, and prevention.  It helped me truly attune to my body for the first time, and has even helped me find comfort in my body and my mind – my ‘mindbody’ – when I am off the mat and in the world. Yoga welcomed my imperfections, my genuine heart, and was patient with my progress. I hope to share the same nurturing in my classes. I welcome you to join me whether you are a first timer or an old timer. Let’s be imperfect yogis together.”

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