Yoga for Grief and Loss - Dallas

Yoga for Grief and Loss

Yoga for Grief and Loss offers an accessible way for grieving individuals to allow the ancient wisdom of Yoga to transform their current grief experience. While the grief-illiterate world at large might encourage grievers to "get on with their lives," Yoga for Grief and Loss instead offers an invitation to sit with, embrace, and grow through grief.

Whether your grief journey is just beginning or you have many years of familiarity with grief; whether you are new to yoga or are a seasoned practitioner - you will be welcome.

Allow me to accompany you on your grief journey.

I'm Nancy Watson. I have been a yoga practitioner for almost 25 years, and I am a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) as well as a certified chair yoga instructor. I currently teach weekly chair and vinyasa flow yoga classes at the Richardson Senior Center, at The Mat Yoga Studio, and at Good Vibes Yoga (through Movement Therapy). Additionally, I now offer Yoga for Grief and Loss sessions at various locations in the North Dallas area.

I experienced a traumatic loss in 2019, and it was yoga (and my yoga community) that saved me. When I learned about the Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga certification program, I was drawn to it immediately, and the program has made a huge impact on me. I am proud to have achieved the Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga certification and to be the first and only CBC-Y certified yoga teacher in the Dallas area.

It is my tragic privilege to walk alongside you in your grief and to support you as you allow the practice of the ancient discipline of yoga to offer you hope in your grief journey. Namaste.

What to expect

  • Each 90-minute class might feature times of stillness, periods of movement, a mudra (hand gesture), a chant, and/or a guided meditation. You may opt out of any activity that doesn't feel right for you.

  • Each week will feature a theme that focuses on how a particular aspect of yoga can be beneficial for a grieving individual. These themes will be explained and explored in a way that makes sense, whether you are brand new to yoga or an experienced practitioner.

  • In yoga, the saying is "No Pain, NO PAIN," meaning that if you experience physical pain, please stop what you're doing and rest. But if you have an emotional struggle, you'll be invited to stay with that feeling, using movement and breath to explore any discomfort with a sense of curiosity.

  • Grief, like yoga, is non-comparative and non-competitive. Your feelings are yours alone and will not be judged. Likewise, you will be expected to respect others' journeys, regardless of how similar or different they seem to yours.
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2024 Sessions

One-Day Retreat: Yoga for Grief & Loss

Saturday, April 6, 2024


Springhill Retreat Center

3991 E Renner Rd.

Richardson, TX 75082

Yoga, journaling, walking a labyrinth, meditation, and more.

Enrollment limited to 12 participants. $125/person.

Sign up here.

INTRO TO YOGA for grief and coping

Sunday, April 21


YAM Yoga Studio

9850 Walnut Hill, #427

Dallas, TX 75238

Overview of the ways that yoga can help with symptoms of grief.

$35; fee may be applied to the 6-week series that starts on April 28.

Sign up/learn more here.

Yoga for grief and coping: 6-week series

Sundays, April 28 through June 9 (skip May 26)


YAM Yoga Studio

9850 Walnut Hill, #427

Dallas, TX 75238

Each week, you’ll explore a different aspect of yoga and the ways it can help ease the symptoms of grief.

$150/series of 6 classes.

Sign up/learn more here.

Master Class on Yoga for Grief and Loss

October 5, 2024


The Mat Yoga Studio

17390 Preston Road, Suite 220, Dallas, TX 75252

This class will consist of an overview of yoga for grief and is offered as part of The Mat’s ongoing Master Class series.

Registration information will be available in September 2024.

Past participants say...

“I appreciated Nancy’s compassion,

gentle spirit, and encouragement during each class.."

-Marilyn E.

“The meditations brought some unexpected visuals and surprising realizations to me that I continue to think about.”

-Recent participant

“Grief is an expression of the deep love that carries on in the world after our loved ones are gone. It's a reminder of how important these beings were and are to us. Sharing how much we loved them honors them and helps them to continue to exist in concrete and tangible ways. I am so glad I took Nancy's course, so I could come to realize this very valuable and healing truth.”

-Lisa L. Coleman

“Nancy's gentle spirit and personal experience with grief makes her the perfect leader of a grief workshop. This combined with the wisdom from the ancient tradition of yoga make it a powerful [experience].”

-Kelli Sinquefield

“This workshop provided me with a safe space to

express my grief and learn about and

practice tools to help me process my feelings.”

-Recent participant

“This class took me to a place I couldn't

find on my own.”

-Lisa Wellborn

Yoga for Grief and Loss - Dallas

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Nancy Watson

Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga (CBC-Y) teacher


"One day you will tell your story and how you got through it. That story will be a part of someone else's survival guide."

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∞ All services offered with love and in remembrance of my dear child, who came in to the world as Emily and left the world as Adam, and who will be forever missed. ∞