by Beth Remmes
A few weeks after the election, my yoga teacher and owner of a studio in Georgia, approached me and said, “Beth, I have to do something. People are crying in class. I am having a hard time getting through classes myself. What can we offer these people who are in so much pain?”
I think she came to me, because she remembered me telling her about the empowering and transformative experience that I had at a retreat in Massachusetts in September for the Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy.
I felt honored to be asked and to be able to serve the community in this way. We scheduled the workshop for the first Saturday in December and named it after the book, Active Hope:How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. We knew that we would be competing with holiday parties and shopping, but we also knew that many people didn’t know how they were even going to get through the holidays, as they cycled between pain, fear, and anger. [Read more…]