With Grief Expert, Yoga Therapist, and Founder & President of the Grief Support Network
Wendy Black Stern

 
 

 
 

Learn a short, simple daily practice to lean into grief and difficult feelings — due to any type of loss — and move toward acceptance, healing, and self-love.

 

Our fear of grief and grieving can often be as strong as our fear of losing the people and things we love...

You may even find yourself making light of your grief or trying to “move on” way too quickly — afraid that it will overwhelm you or because it feels like that’s what’s expected.

Or, maybe you’re not even aware of the emotions brewing deep inside you... your own upbringing having shut the door on feeling too much long ago.

Yet, honoring and grieving the loss of a loved one, or the loss of anything in our lives — home, job, health, or a way of living — is important to our wellbeing, spiritual growth, and ability to live our lives fully.

According to scientific studies, stress caused by pent-up emotions contributes to many of our health issues, including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and even a suppressed immune system.

We need to feel the full spectrum of emotions that come with grief — the heartbreak, brokenness, even the anger — to prepare for the journey back to wholeness.

When we learn how to be vulnerable and authentic with our feelings — and find an effective way to do that in a safe space — we can start to transmute our difficult emotions, and not only move forward, but become stronger and even more of who we’re meant to be.

Grief expert and yoga therapist Wendy Stern experienced this firsthand through a profound healing journey that began when she and her husband suddenly lost their 9-month-old son years ago.

The unimaginable pain of this loss and her use of somatic movement through her yoga practice supported her in feeling her emotions and moving through them, and culminated into the powerful approach to grieving she teaches to others...

It's an approach that uses focused presence, body awareness, and gentle yoga therapy to help you break through the resistance to feeling grief’s difficult emotions and open to the healing balm of self-love beneath.

Her somatic, if-you-can-feel-it-you-can-heal-it technique opens the door to self-discovery, acceptance, and letting go, and is highly effective for working through both small and big losses. “There is no hierarchy for grieving,” she stresses. “All kinds of loss are valid.”

Facing and feeling the many emotions associated with grief is the only way to get through the darkness to the light of a richer life, Wendy believes. It’s a profoundly healing path rooted in self-awareness, self-love, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and clarity of purpose.

Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.
— Mark Twain
 

In this inspiring hour with Wendy, you’ll discover:

 
  • The 4 keys to mindful grieving and how they can help you transmute despair into a deep love of self, Spirit, and your own soul
  • How gentle yoga movements can help you break through your resistance to grief and open to the full spectrum of emotions beneath
  • The importance of having a safe space for grieving — where you’re not judged — so you can touch into the void of your loss and begin healing
  • A short, simple daily practice to lean into your grief — over any type of loss — and move through it
  • A guided practice to uncover stuck emotions in your 4 bodies (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual), discover how they relate to loss, and begin releasing them
 
 

Wendy has dedicated her life’s work to supporting others in healing and transforming through the process of grief.

During this transformative hour with Wendy, you’ll discover how powerful movement and mindfulness can be in helping you uncover, feel, and transmute overwhelming feelings of loss...

And how important it is to bring grief and its associated emotions to the surface to be healed and transformed into greater self-understanding, love, and gratitude.

You’ll also be among the first to hear about Wendy’s upcoming 7-week online program, in which you’ll be welcomed into a safe and loving community where you can open to and move through the difficult feelings associated with loss — of any kind.

You’ll learn how to track your emotions in your body and lean courageously toward your feelings, rather than avoid them... and discover the hidden gifts in the grieving process, including how shedding the armor that protects your heart enables you to finally be fully seen and loved for who you are. 

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
— Marcel Proust
 

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Join this FREE video event with Wendy Black Stern and learn a short, simple daily practice to help you release grief and difficult feelings — due to any type of loss — and move toward acceptance, healing, and self-love.

 

Free Video Event

 
 
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What People Are Saying About Wendy Black Stern...

 
 
“Wendy... serves as a compassionate guide for individuals who have faced loss.”

Wendy Black Stern is a gifted yoga teacher who serves as a compassionate guide for individuals who have faced loss. She knows the territory of grief intimately as she had to walk her own healing journey after the death of her son. She travelled around the world to discover how other cultures handle grief and returned with a deep understanding that what we, as human beings, need most during this vulnerable time is community, ritual, and embodiment. With grace, she offers these gifts through the timeless practices of yoga so that you too can discover your own intrinsic source of wisdom.
— Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Author of  The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook

“This format works, it is safe, and it changes lives.”

Wendy’s knowledge has been priceless, and all gained from real-life, in-the-field experience. This format works, it is safe, and it changes lives. The truth is we are all walking around with grief, most of it unprocessed due to the cultural standard here in the West. This is cutting-edge work, bringing what most of us isolate and hide to the surface and into community. I feel my heart has been blasted open, I feel my own personal growth work has been elevated, and I feel deeply committed and inspired to share this work with the world.
— Willow Meili

“I stepped into my power and I felt in every cell of my body that I am worth it...”

I have processed lots of grief in my life and I wasn’t sure there was much left to uncover. I knew I wasn’t in an acute grieving process and I was still curious about how a grief retreat might help me move forward in my life. I learned grief can present itself in many different forms. I learned to recognize when I’m relating to people from a place of my wounded child, and that awareness gives me the freedom to step back, take good care of myself, and choose how I want to respond to what life has presented. In my retreat, I stepped into my power and I felt in every cell of my body that I am worth it — I have what I need and I know how to ask for help when I need more! I am so excited and so energized to return to my life.
— K.M.

".… equips [you] with the skill set to process a variety of changes and transitions in life…”

Wendy’s training came along at the most divine timing, as all things do. Not only was it the continuation of my own grief process, but it was paramount for relevant happenings in my personal life at the same time. This training equips teachers and students with the skill set to process a variety of changes and transitions in life with the complete self-inquiry that it entails. Training under a genuine and authentic teacher, such as Wendy, was an added gift: the light that she passes on can be translated into our own.
— Rena Valentino

“... we can get through and past — and remember the beauty of what has gone before.”

Mainly, I simply want to say Mahalo for holding this retreat and doing this vital work in our world. There is so much loss, big and small, that we experience in a lifetime. If we are allowed and allow the feelings to come, we can get through and past — and remember the beauty of what has gone before. We all need help and support in order to do that. Thank you for teaching it so we can pass it on as well as live it. My deepest gratitude, respect, and love.
— M.C.

 

About Wendy Black Stern

 

As founder and president of the Grief Support Network, Wendy Black Stern has dedicated her life’s work to supporting people to heal and transform through the process of grief. The Grief Support Network’s mission, programs, and network of resources are inspired and informed by Wendy’s personal experience of loss, and her professional background as a yoga therapy practitioner, yoga instructor, yoga teacher trainer, and group facilitator.

Wendy has devoted the last 20 years to being a student and teacher of yoga. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is certified as a yoga therapist, teacher, reiki practitioner, and facilitator of yoga therapy groups for grief support and self-empowerment. In 2007, when her son Noah passed away, her grief propelled her into a process of profound transformation, which has brought joy and gratitude back into her life.

Sign Up Now

Join this FREE video event with Wendy Black Stern and learn a short, simple daily practice to help you release grief and difficult feelings — due to any type of loss — and move toward acceptance, healing, and self-love.

Free Video Event

 
 
 
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