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MISTY 2024 - Embodied Grief

MISTY 2024 - Embodied Grief

MISTY 2024 - Embodied Grief

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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2024


"Bringing grief and death out of the shadow is our spiritual responsibility, our sacred duty", writes Francis Weller.

When our clients speak of trauma, pain, anxiety and depression, grief is often the unrecognized source of discomfort, the one who also needs to be heard and honoured. "Grief is not a feeling, but a skill", says Stephen Jenkinson. If so, how do we, as yoga practitioners, cultivate that skill for ourselves and in service to those who suffer, within a culture that demands we "get over it and move on"?

Learning Objectives

In this online course, you will learn:

  1. To turn toward grief with attuned ears and a newly willing heart, so that we might learn how to recognize and listen generously to other's grief and carry our own with a practiced willingness and honed broken heartedness.

  2. How to cultivate the skill of grief for ourselves and in the service of others.

Presenter Bio

Anne Pitman, M.Sc., C-IAYT, E-RYT500 

Anne Pitman, M.Sc., C-IAYT, E-RYT500 

Anne Pitman (she/her) holds a Masters in Kinesiology, is the Director of the School of Embodied Yoga Therapy and is a clinical Yoga Therapist at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre ( She has 40 years of experience educating movement teachers, teaching embodied yoga and pioneering yoga therapy in Canada. Trained in functional biomechanics and Scaravelli-inspired yoga, Anne is a continuing scholar at the Orphan Wisdom School, an apprenticeship in grief literacy and the skills of living and dying well.

Recently, Anne (with Leigh Leibel) published Yoga Therapy Across the Cancer Care Continuum, which demonstrated the philosophical approach, vast education and human compassion required in oncological yoga therapy and showcased the stories of professional yoga therapists working in clinics and hospitals, worldwide, from cancer diagnosis onward.

A champion for healthcare integration, she regularly speaks at medical and yoga therapy conferences on diagnosis shock, the unrecognized grief of living in turbulent times, and the tender practice of accompanying people who are facing their dying days.
Anne is also an educator and the Director of



This course is for anyone who has suffered any grief or works with those who have.

The instructors
Helene Couvrette
Co-Founder, President of MISTY

Her passion for yoga inspired her to share yoga with a few friends in the basement of one of whom eventually lost her battle with cancer. She soon realized her love of yoga could only be surpassed by the desire to share it with others & the joy of seeing them benefit from yoga on many levels.

In 2002 just after delivering a stillborn boy Helene embarked on a 200hr YTT Certification Course. During 2003 she continued the training at same time began teaching yoga at the St. Lazare Community Center. Helene continues to teach regular yoga classes with a therapeutic approach, offers Private Yoga Therapy Sessions & mentors a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Winter of 2018 she will introduce an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training focusing on Therapeutics.

Helene is also co-founder of this international conference bringing health care professionals & yoga therapist together with the mission of integrating yoga into the Canadian health care system.

Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY)

MISTY is an organization by Helene Couvrette that provides high quality continuing education for healthcare professionals, yoga therapists, and educators who have a shared passion in the mission of yoga therapy and science.
Course Material included in this course
  • Embodied Grief
  • Embodied Grief
  • Feedback

Yes this course counts for 2 CEs with IAYT. In order for the appropriate CEU information to be displayed on your certificate of completion, please add your CEU jurisdiction information on your Embodia profile. Learn how to do so in this guide.

No. Whatever work you are in you are likely in contact with humans, and all humans at some point in their lives experience some grief. This course will help you become more comfortable holding space for them and for yourself.

Once you have completed the course, a certificate of completion (including learning hours and course information) will be generated. You can download this certificate at any time. To learn more about course certificates on Embodia please visit this guide.

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