IMG_0042.JPG

About Willow

Welcome! Im so glad You are here. Honey Dreams Wellness is my offering to YOU. Here you will find out how I offer support in the world, through teaching yoga therapy for grief programs, regular yoga offerings, sharing my network of support, and sharing what lives in my heart through my Journal. Shall we start with a little about me?

I am a FOREVER student, My back ground is rich with trainings, teaching and the practices of Yoga Asana and Meditation, Women’s based wellness, grief work, and Plant Wisdom. It is through the epic experience of Motherhood to my vibrant 4 year old daughter that I find most of my inspiration and spiritual practice. Having a strong background in being a seeker constantly informs how I show up in the world. Just like you I make mistakes, I love, I lose, and I win, i experience confusion, trauma, depression, anxiety, fear and joy(so much JOY). I have learned over my experience that it is how I show up in each moment that matters. It is how I am able to sit in the fire of life’s experiences, to taste each and every drop be it bitter or sweet, with the knowing that this is all deeply impermanent. This sense of impermanence informs the choices I make each day and the strong desire that I have to live in Loving awareness and keep my heart open to it all.

Grief Work

It is no secret that we live in a culture that does not acknowledge grief for the deep life changing process it can be. Along with that lack of acknowledgment grief is taught to be dealt with privately, quietly, and usually loss is defined by loss of loved one and not applied to the countless losses that we may experience in this life. I believe with all of my heart that grief is one of the most beautiful process we can experience as humans, it offers us deep potential to transform and to experience life through a deep sense of loving awareness.

Grief and Love are sisters, woven together from the beginning. Their kinship reminds us that there is no love that does not contain loss and no loss that is not a reminder of the love we carry for what we once held close.

- Francis Weller

I currently facilitate 6 week and a 9 month (36weeks) yoga therapy programs certified by The Grief Support Network(GSN) in Boulder Colorado. The Founder of GSN, Wendy Black Stern created these programs to support people as they navigate their grief around the dynamic experiences of loss we all may go through throughout our lives. Through the programs we use a process of meditation, journaling practices, yoga asana, group sharing, and integration/relaxation techniques to create an experience of inner inquiry that has the potential transform and ignite our inner healing. I am very honoured and excited to be offering these programs in community on Vancouver Island.

I am in the process of creating a 1:1 Grief Guide program, this program will give you the opportunity to work with me 1:1 to explore where you are with your grief, and allow me to use my dynamic tool box to help support you. I am currently working with a few amazing clients to fine tune my offering and should have it ready to offer out by fall of 2019. Please stay in touch if this sounds of interest to you.

Please look for yoga classes that have a grief focus coming in fall of 2019. Less of a commitment than a therapy program, but a beautiful experience of exploration into the body, heart, and mind through the lens of relationship to grief. Local Classes/ offerings page coming soon!

For more information about the two yoga therapy programs, and my other offerings please visit my Programs page, for information on dates and how to apply please visit my Events page, and stay in touch by signing up for my very infrequent news letter!

Intention

My deepest intention is to create a space of support. I hold a gentle loving space and it is my passion to do so. Everything I am offering is with my whole authentic heart. My life experience has been my greatest teacher along my journey and I am so honoured to be able to share with whom ever feels called to work with me be that in a yoga class/workshop, a yoga therapy program, or 1:1. Life is bittersweet and difficult, but with the right support we can navigate anything that comes our way.

Honey Dreams Wellness is a place to find resources and support. A natural connector, I have spent my life forging lasting loving relationships with some very dynamic and talented people. I am beyond blessed to have kinship with healers of all kinds, from Western Herbalists, Aromatherapists, Wholistic Skin Care, Body Workers, Yoga teachers, Pregnancy and Postpartum Support, Women’s Health Specialists, Therapists, Artists, Poets, Activists and beyond. I believe deeply in the power of having a support system behind you to support your health on ALL levels and I openly share my system along with other community I lovingly support. Please reach out to me via the contact page with any questions or if you would like more information about me. Thank you for being here.


Some of the Tools in my Toolbox Include:

  • 200 Hour Yoga Therapy for Grief Program -The Grief Support Network- Wendy Stern, Boulder Colorado.

  • The Way of the Happy Woman Certification Training - w/Sara Avant Stover, Distance study, Boulder Colorado.

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Prana Yoga College Shakti Mhi, Vancouver B.C.

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Prana Yoga College, Jolene Bayda, Vancouver B.C.

  • Restorative Yoga Teacher Training - Prana Yoga College, Sharon Abbondanza, Vancouver B.C.

  • Massage Therapy Certification - South West School of Massage Therapy, Durango

The Heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.
— Joanna Macy

To Mother India, for her teachings, and her blessings.

I am deeply grateful to all of the teachers that I have encountered along my path.  Without your teachings, experience, guidance, and support I would not be living the inspired awakened life that I am.  I bow to all of the teachers of my past, present and future. My life, my journey, has been my greatest learning experience and I am forever grateful every moment.

Sorrow is part of the earth’s great cycles, flowing into the night like cool air sinking down a river course. To feel sorrow is to float on the pulse of the earth, the surge from living to dying, from coming into being to ceasing to exist. Maybe this is why the earth has the power over time to wash sorrow into a deeper pool, cold and shadowed. And maybe this is why, even though sorrow never disappears, it can make a deeper connection to the currents of life and so connect, somehow, to sources of wonder and solace.
— Kathleen Dean Moore