Preparing for the Final Asana

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Date & Time

Fri, Jan 24 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sat, Jan 25 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sun, Jan 26 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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2500 San Marcos Pass Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Preparing for the Final Asana: End of Life Law, Medicine, Policy and What Yoga Offers with Kathryn Tucker & Tracey Rich

The right of patients approaching end of life to make choices to ensure a dying process consistent with their preferences has been rapidly evolving in the United States. A veteran of nearly every effort to protect and expand end of life choice in the US for more than two decades, White Lotus graduate, Kathryn Tucker, nationally renowned attorney, advocate, law professor and yogini, will share insight on advocacy strategies, progress, challenges and predictions. 

In the beautiful sanctuary of White Lotus, Kathryn, along with Tracey will share asana, breathwork, poetry and meditation, leading participants in a mindful journey to create a contemplative frame of mind from which we will explore our hopes for the final bit of our own journey and understand how to plan to make that hope a reality.

Please join us for an empowering and informative residential, all inclusive weekend meditating on the fullness of life.  Celebrate your senses with the nourishment of beautiful food and kinship and the embrace of deep nature and wilderness wanderings for a satiated spirit. Come cultivate your creative vision for the final asana and find the tools to help navigate life’s deepest passage for yourself and your loved ones.

Workshop sessions
Each workshop session will encourage entry into a contemplative, mindful space with yoga and meditation.  Participants will then explore what each hopes for their own final leg of the journey through this lifetime and how that can be planned for so it will manifest. Each participant will be encouraged to write their thoughts about this in a journal during the workshop.

Being an Advocate for Yourself or a Loved One

  • Learn how to interface with the medical care team to ensure your or your loved one’s wishes are known and respected
  • What documents can be helpful
  • Who should you appoint to speak for you if you lose the ability
  • What conversations should be had with the person who you choose to speak for you
  • Can the final bit of the journey be coherent with the life that has gone before 

 Understanding the Range of Options Available; The following will be discussed:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care Palliative sedation
  • Forgoing food and fluid Forgoing treatment
  • Psychotherapy facilitated with psychedelic medicine
  • Aid in dying




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