Savasana: Exploring our Death to Liberate our Lives

Elysabeth Williamson and Margery McSweeney

March 7–9, 2014

Tuition $190 + 2 nights
Elysabeth Williamson

Elysabeth Williamson


Margery McSweeney

Margery McSweeney

At the root of all our fears lies the fear of death – our own and our loved ones. How would we live our lives differently if we contemplated and even practiced this ultimate letting go? We begin the weekend with an open discussion about what is often left unspoken. We use hands-on embodiment practices that support us to go beyond fear and resistance to rest in the eternal aspects of our being. Savasana, the ancient Yogic practice for death, teaches us how to align ourselves in ways that encourage the deepest relaxation on every level of our being. Whether you are an elder caregiver, health care practitioner or family member, we are all touched by death. When we open our hearts and minds to death in a safe and sacred context, we are empowered to live our lives more fully and joyfully. The retreat includes movement and yoga practice; however, no previous yoga experience is required.

Continuing Education credits pending for this course.


Check out our recent interview with Elysabeth Williamson. You may watch the video or stream/download the audio by following this link to our blog: Facing Death, Finding Joy: A Conversation with Elysabeth Williamson

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.