Day of The Dead Celebration – Honoring Grief & Death as Part of the Journey

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Day of The Dead Celebration – Honoring Grief & Death as Part of the Journey

Tuesday October 29th | 7:30-9:00pm | @Take Care, Venice

Please join us for an evening honoring Death and Grief.

Whether you have lost a pet, a parent, a child, a close friend or grandparent, are facing your own mortality or are connecting to your own familial lineage…all are welcome here.

Life is a part of death just as death is a part of Life. It is common in our society to shove grief, sadness and discussions of death under the rug. We prefer to force that feeling of “moving on” or “staying strong” rather than opening up to the beauty of death and transition. As we move through life, we can actually expand into a deeper understanding of Self if we learn how to sit with our grief, bear witness to our pain and face our own fears surrounding mortality.
Historically, The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, is a multi-day holiday celebrated throughout Mexico which involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember those who have died. And to help support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. It is viewed not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones are awake and celebrating with them.

The intention for this circle is to honor your journey in and around death. The evening celebration will include a discussion on death, a guided meditation, a sharing circle and altar. Please bring marigolds or other flower and a small and significant object connected to your loss or death journey to place on the altar. The objects will return home with you.
May we open to the shadow side, the darkness of autumn, the Scorpio season, so that we can face our fears and move through them. Only through the Dark do we find the Light.

The Celebration will be facilitated by McLean McGown with Sadie Adams hosting at Take Care, the Venice sanctuary of balanced living, healing and meditation.

McLean McGown is a Postpartum Doula, Death Doula, Motherhood Coach, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga/ Pilates & Meditation Teacher, Nutritionist, Lactation Educator Counselor, Reiki Practitioner, Crystal Worker and Mother of two daughters living in Los Angeles.

Sadie Adams is the founder of Take Care in New York City and Los Angeles. Her studies in anatomy at The School for Body-Mind Centering™ and in ayurveda and yoga therapy at the Ayurvedic Institute have led her to focus on regenerative therapies. She feels that conscious relating, sensitivity and presence are essential in the process of transformation and development.