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 your 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.
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.
In these workshop classes, we will briefly explore 5 stages of recovering from abandonment through the teacher’s storytelling and teaching, and voluntary contributions from attendees. Together, we will seal in the information with a physical practice of yoga meant to support healing in each step. No yoga experience necessary.
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.”