Our sorrows and wounds are healed only
when we touch them with compassion.
Held back, unvoiced, grief bruises the heart.
About Good Grief Yoga Therapy
Daria Leslea (MA, LPN, RYT/CYT) is a mindfulness based therapist who works with people who have all kinds of loss including traumatic loss. She is also a yoga therapist who combines grief counseling with gentle yoga movements and breath work to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of grief.
As a bereaved mother Daria knows that talking about one's grief is helpful but sometimes we also need a way to express what we can't put into words. She has found that through the combination of telling one's story and gentle yoga practices it enables grief to be addressed at a much deeper level.
Daria has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and went on to study the "companioning" model of grief with Dr. Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss in Ft. Collins, CO. She received her certification in Death and Transition Studies from the Center for Loss and Colorado State University. Daria is also Certified in Compassionate Bereavement Care (tm) from the Center for Loss and Trauma and the MISS Foundation.
She has also studied with Frank Ostaseski, Ram Dass, Angeles Arrien, Charles Garfield, and others in Mindfulness and Compassion in working with grief.
Grief affects our whole being. This is why, as a yoga therapist, Daria incorporates yoga when working with grief because yoga is a practice that embraces our whole being. She trained with Antonio Sausys, the creator of Yoga for Grief Relief, where she received her advanced certification. Yoga for Grief Relief uses certain asanas (movements) along with meditation, breath work, and other tools to help address grief on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. In addition, Daria studied Trauma Sensitive Yoga at the Trauma Center in Brookline Massachusetts. Using the breath and gentle asanas she helps people to reconnect with their bodies so they can learn to trust their bodies once again and see their body as a resource to help them heal from the trauma they have experienced.