Virtual Workshop - Embodied Teshuva
Jewish Wellness Series
August 29, 2021, 10 am - 12 pm PT
Suggested Donation $10-20
This virtual workshop is an invitation to take a journey of introspection, self-compassion and forgiveness in the presence of community. Amanda will guide you through meditation, breath, journal exercises and yoga postures designed to create an experience of compassionate Cheshbon Hanefesh (“soul accounting”) and intention setting as we approach the Days of Awe. While the Hebrew word Teshuva is usually translated as repentance - it literally means “to return.” This auspicious time in the Jewish calendar is an opportunity to return to self, to your values, to community and to your connection with the divine.
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. Have a journal and pen/pencil. It will be helpful to have access to a calendar. You should have a sturdy chair or a meditation cushion (sub sofa cushion, firm pillow, or folded blanket) for meditations. Yoga mat not necessary but you may wish to have pillow(s), bolster, cushion and/or blanket to support yoga postures. Bring water or tea and get cozy!
Accessibility note: All seated postures can be done either in a sturdy chair or on the floor. Yoga will be slow, gentle and accessible. During the workshop you are encouraged to either follow along or do what feels right for your body. If you have specific physical needs or questions about accessibility please email Amanda in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.