Death:OK (Let’s Talk About It) is a day of inspiration, information, and connection taking place October 17, 2015 on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. As part of an ongoing series profiling our presenters, we’re pleased to introduce you to…
Renee Sills, presenting “Savasana.”
Participants will sit for meditation or recline comfortably while they are guided through a process of deep relaxation and profound release from the efforts of body, mind, heart, and psyche. Sava (corpse), asana (pose), often concludes a yoga practice and is a time in which one can integrate through surrender. Symbolically it is not only a time to practice one’s final death, but also a gesture of acceptance for life’s smaller deaths or endings, changes and transformations. This iteration of Savasana is a guided meditation/visualization, storytelling performance, and time to rest deeply while embracing the space of the unknown.
Renee Sills is a writer, performer, and yoga/meditation teacher currently living in Portland, OR. In all areas of her work she seeks to integrate the profound and mundane; the deeply spiritual and humbly human; the dream and the concrete. She has taught yoga and meditation for the past decade and specializes in teaching experiential anatomy, guiding her students in learning through their felt-sense and imagination. Her performance and storytelling work is deeply inspired by her research into ritual, ceremony, and mythology.
- On the web: www.reneesills.com