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New Book on Yoga Addresses Grief and Loss

Mar 01, 2016 07:40AM

Karla Helbert, a Richmond-based psychotherapist has written a new book, Yoga for Grief and Loss. With 100 expressive and experiential exercises, the book is a compassionate and clear guide through the many branches of yoga: jnana, bhakti, tantra, karma, raja and hatha, supporting readers at all levels to find ways of bringing each branch into real-life practice.

Just as grief and loss are experiences that impact us physically, mentally, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually, yoga sustains and strengthens us in all of those areas. Helbert’s new book demonstrates how the principles and practices of yoga can help relieve symptoms of grief and loss, allowing for movement toward wholeness, peace and feelings of connection.

Helbert, a licensed professional counselor, is certified in Integral Yoga and is a certified compassionate bereavement care provider through the MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust. Offering individual counseling and psychotherapy, private yoga sessions, reiki and aromatherapy to clients, she is also available for retreats, talks and workshops. Yoga for Grief and Loss is available at Chop Suey Books and through major online booksellers.

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