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Grieving For A Change

December 1 • 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $500

Join the Eugene community to express the many faces of loss, feel greater clarity and aliveness, and take action for a healthier world.

Grieving For A Change, a new, action-oriented grieving ceremony, will unite us in shared sorrow over the world’s current events as well as personal loss, help purge our pent up emotions, and support the establishment of practical steps to be the instigators of change.

There is so much to grieve! National and global crises, mass shootings, environmental devastation, racism, sexism, death, termination of a relationship, medical conditions, societal isolation, anxiety-producing presidential pronouncements…all of these and more affect us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Places to be listened to deeply and compassionately are uncommon. Places to express the visceral sensations of grief in a safe, well-held communal context are even more rare.

The grief ceremonies we offer at Cascadia Quest are contemporary, bio-regionally appropriate grieving spaces. They are based on traditional patterns of ceremonial grieving. Though a unique creation, they are strongly influenced by the teachings of Sobonfu Somé, a pioneer in bringing African healing ritual to the Western World. These ceremonies allow for the safe, healthy expression and releasing of grief. Common results are feelings of ease, lightness, relief, empowerment and smiles. We hope you’ll join us.

This is a by-donation event. We want anyone to be able to attend. However, the cost for the space, facilitator, promotion, and administrative overhead are not free to us. Please make a donation for this eight hour program that reflects your ability to pay and honors the energy and resources we are using to make this happen for everyone.

Go to CascadiaQuest.org/grief-ceremonies to register and learn more. Admission accepted at the door.

What To Bring:

  • Water Bottle
  • White, glass-enclosed candle (non-scented)
  • White or blue cloth (avoid red please)
  • Flowers, ferns, or evergreen boughs (small branches)
  • Handkerchiefs or tissues
  • Pillows
  • Your Grief Story: Take time to reflect or journal your story


December 1
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $500
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Cascadia Quest


Ashtanga Yoga Center
825 Monroe St. Upstairs in Smeed Bld.
Eugene, 97401
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