Workshops

Hospice staff and volunteers offer diverse educational presentations and workshops to community members and health professionals.

Integrative Restoration (iRest) is a transformative practice derived from the ancient teachings of meditation that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing. iRest® teaches skills that you can use throughout your life, that assist you in experiencing a sense of mastery when encountering difficult situations and a sense of ease that pervades your everyday life. 

The purpose of iRest is to help you live a contented life free of conflict, anxiety, fear and dissatisfaction. The protocol is (1) integrative in that it heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body, mind and senses; and (2) restorative in that it aids its practitioners in recognizing their underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.​

Yoga for grief provides a safe, restorative, non-judgmental, loving place to combine breath with movement. Grief yoga focuses on postures that specifically help the grieving body. It can help loosen the emotional and physical tightness from grief. The practice of yoga allows people to tap into their parasympathetic nervous system, which can bring about rest. Yoga and grief can be life-long practices which are both shifting and changing. No previous yoga experience needed.

Join the conversation... Death Cafes are offered all over the world, providing individuals the opportunity to talk openly about dying and death. These casual gatherings aim to "increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of their (finite) lives."

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. We invite community members to join a relaxed, non-judgmental group discussion about topics related to the inevitability of death. There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion, product or course of action.

Registration is required to receive Zoom link.

No cost to attend, however donations always gratefully accepted.

For more information call (805) 544-2266

Yoga for grief provides a safe, restorative, non-judgmental, loving place to combine breath with movement. Grief yoga focuses on postures that specifically help the grieving body. It can help loosen the emotional and physical tightness from grief. The practice of yoga allows people to tap into their parasympathetic nervous system, which can bring about rest. Yoga and grief can be life-long practices which are both shifting and changing. No previous yoga experience needed.

Our heart is a drum; it beats with a natural rhythm of life… Open your heart and connect with your body during our monthly drum circle at Hospice SLO County. When we drum together, we embrace community and escape isolation. Drumming can relieve stress, release tension and provide an outlet for anxiety.

Yoga for grief provides a safe, restorative, non-judgmental, loving place to combine breath with movement. Grief yoga focuses on postures that specifically help the grieving body. It can help loosen the emotional and physical tightness from grief. The practice of yoga allows people to tap into their parasympathetic nervous system, which can bring about rest. Yoga and grief can be life-long practices which are both shifting and changing. No previous yoga experience needed.