Workshop: Facing the Climate Crisis with grace

An afternoon workshop combining meditation, Forrest yoga, and ceremony, to help you face the climate emergency with clarity, hope, strength and resilience.

This workshop will help you to:

  • process climate grief in a way which keeps you out of overwhelm and paralysis
  • shift the emotional scar tissue which is sapping your energy
  • build physical strength, trust your amazing body and step into your power
  • cultivate abundant energy
  • let go of what no longer serves you and step onto a path which is healing for you and the planet

Saturday 23rd November
1pm - 5.30pm
South Oxford Community Centre

If booked and paid before 7th September: £30 (£20 for students or unwaged) After 7th Sept: £35 (£25 for students or unwaged)

Workshop price does not include preparation reading (details below).

To book, email

If you would like to attend the workshops but cannot afford them then please contact Hinny.

There are two lending copies of ‘Thrive’, the preparation reading, generously donated by the author. Ask Hinny if you would like to borrow one.

Why this workshop?

We are facing a climate emergency. You are going to need abundant energy to help make the changes which can save our species and our planet. You are going to need empathy, compassion, and calm steadiness in the face of opposition. The human race needs you to be whole, healed, resilient and strong. It is your duty to your species to become the best version of yourself.

This workshop, led by Level Two certified Forrest Yoga teacher Hinny Wass, will combine Forrest Yoga, meditation, reading, ceremony, discussion and community-building to help you do just that.

What to Expect

To prepare for the workshop all participants are asked to read ‘Thrive’ by Rob Kelly. (£20.88 on Kindle or £40 paper copy.) If you can’t afford your own copy then contact Hinny to borrow one of the two lending copies kindly donated by the author. This book is a powerful, clear, accessible textbook of emotional health and happiness. It is strongly recommended to start reading at least two weeks before the workshop, to read it all, and to do all the exercises.

The workshop will begin with meditation. It has been said, of the climate crisis, that if you’re not terrified then you haven’t understood. We will cover meditation and yoga practices for avoiding becoming overwhelmed or paralysed by fear and grief, whilst still allowing yourself to feel these important emotions.

The principle part of the workshop will be a Forrest Yoga practice focussing on releasing emotional blocks. Emotional pain can get stuck in the body, manifesting as long-term physical and/or emotional discomfort or numbness. It limits our capacity to be happy, connected and energised, and it can make our bodies stiff and painful. Having to deal every day with this discomfort and with the emotional rawness takes a lot of our precious energy, which would be much better spent building a better future for our children! In this workshop you’ll learn how to use Forrest Yoga ceremony to release these emotional blocks so that your body can be more comfortable and your heart can heal.

We will close the workshop with a short ceremony centered on the theme of enoughness. Being able to discern what is enough is an important skill to cultivate. To perceive that you are enough is to free yourself from the tyranny of perfectionism. To own enough but not more is to disengage from the harmful culture of endless consumerism. To eat enough but not more is to deeply connect with the subtle communications from your wise body and to begin to truly honour your needs. To embrace your enoughness is to know that you have the power to shape the future. During the ceremony you will be invited to release limiting beliefs and to make pledges for the future.

You should leave the workshop feeling energised and supported, and with some valuable new skills to keep your feet on the ground, your heart full of love, and your purpose clear.

After the workshop there will be a social gathering nearby (venue tbc) for all participants plus family, friends, partners, and anyone else who wants to come along.

For all bookings and enquiries email