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Have you had a loss and are grieving? 

Are you in pain and struggling?

Do you feel lost, isolated, or alone?

Grief Yoga is a gentle class suitable for both chair and mat practice.  

Students become aware of where they hold struggle or pain in the body and mind. This safe & compassionate environment facilitates the expression and release of these struggles.

No experience is necessary. This practice focuses on emotional liberation rather than physical flexibility or strength.

Claim your free recorded class now! Watch it as many times as you want or download it.






Express and Release Your Pain

Unique Benefits of Grief Yoga...

  • Experience a 30-minute invitational yoga session with variations to suit your personal needs.

  • Grief Yoga uses yoga, movement, breath and sound to discover where you may be holding pain in your body and creates awareness to help move the pain through.

  • You will find yourself invited to express this pain in more empowering ways and release what no longer serves you — NOT get stuck in the pain. ​​

  • Releasing your emotions through the cycles of grief yoga can provide many benefits, such as:

  • ​​Heightened awareness

  • Increased empowerment

  • A feeling of control

  • Connection with community

  • Sense of comfort, validation, and support

  • Greater ease and satisfaction at work and home

Engage in this practice to reconnect with your heart and find the lightness you need to take another step forward on your grief journey.

Jennifer, Canada

"Jo Anne's classes are like a warm hug. She creates such a safe, comfortable space where I feel like I can just be myself, and let anything that's here rise to the surface. I love her sequences because they flow in way that help me move and release my emotions. I always feel refreshed after, and quite relieved! It's a lot to hold onto all of that, and I really appreciate how light I feel after". 

Robin, United States

"Jo Anne instantly created a sense of safety, compassion, and confidence.  She explained the process and progression of the class, and invited me to let her know if/when I needed to rest or just pause for a moment.  Her voice was calm & soothing, yet confident.  She led me on a journey through Awareness of where I hold grief in my body, to  Release some of that grief by using movement, breath & sound.  She was very open to my need to pause occasionally, and her nurturing way of being was very comforting for me."

Client's Love

Danielle, Nicaragua

Hiram, Nicaragua

"I really had a great experience with Jo Anne and her style of connecting authentically with the body. It helped me so deeply to express my feelings of grief of a loved one I lost. I went through all phases – from the beautiful beginning to the painful end and surrendered fully. 

Then I stood up and was free again to connect with new people." 

Bobbie, Canada

"Jo Anne's grief yoga classes are absolutely amazing. I often have a difficult time feeling safe in my body during guided practices.
Jo Anne's yoga is so trauma- informed, invitational, held, and supportive. She really invites you into a gentle exploration of your mind, body, heart, and soul on the mat. With simple movements that can work with anyone's body & a series of perfectly curated exercises to help you explore your feelings, release stuck emotions, cultivate compassion & play, and regulate your nervous system, it really is the best gift you could ever offer yourself. After doing yoga for over a decade, I can easily say that Jo Anne's classes are some of the best I've ever experienced. No matter if you're grieving, moving through trauma & different life challenges, or just wanting to explore your emotions & body in a deeper way, you won't be disappointed!" 

Ash, Costa Rica

"The workshop was led by a skilled and compassionate instructor who created a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. Through a variety of exercises and movement explorations, we were able to delve into the deeper layers of our beings and connect with others on a profound level". 

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Jo Anne Kittell 

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I believe that loss takes many forms, including death and divorce, as well as losses of identity, safety, autonomy, dreams, or expectations. 

With over eleven years of experience working in funeral homes, I have borne witness to our society’s preference that we grieve quietly, quickly, or not at all. My intention is to shift this paradigm, normalize grief, and provide holistic guidance for individuals to grieve openly. No one should be made to feel that their grieving process must be rushed or hidden behind closed doors, nor should anyone remain isolated and alone during this time.

I offer an invitational class as a certified grief yoga teacher and experienced movement facilitator. My approach focuses on meeting students where they are and encouraging them to tune into their bodies. Together, we release the burdens of grief through movement, breath, and sound, embracing a transformative journey. 

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