“From Child Pose to Corpse Pose: Life, Death, Yoga and Spirituality” is a gentle yoga class that’s accessible for everyone.

The breath of life is with us from the moment of birth until the moment of death. Yoga provides a way for us to understand this precious connection between our mortal, physical bodies and our immortal spirits. This yoga class will emphasize breathing and deep relaxation, with guided meditation to help us appreciate our eventual mortality. Class teachers Swami Omkara and Shelley Drake lead seminars that prompt conversations about mortality issues.

This event is being held in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico. Location: UNM Continuing Education Center, North Building Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd. NE. Register through Osher – Osher members free/Non-members can join for $20.

Attendees at all Before I Die ABQ Festival events can enter drawings for a free cremation from The Neptune Society of Albuquerque and a cedar “coff-urn” from The Old Pine Box.

And check out these other free and low-cost events during the Before I Die ABQ Festival, October 20-25, 2017, including:

  • A tour of historic Fairview cemetery (established 1881), and the Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI);
  • “Answering Your Burning Questions About Cremation” information session;
  • Panel discussions on “Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die” on medical care and end-of-life issues;
  • “Jewish Burial Equals Green Burial” at the Jewish Community Center;
  • The Guild Cinema double feature of classic films about life and death, Harold and Maude and The Seventh Seal;
  • “Earth, Air, Fire & Water: A Celebration of Cremation and Art” with New Mexico artists selling their works in ceramics, wood, paper and other media;
  • The Albucreepy Ghost Tour of downtown Albuquerque landmark buildings;
  • A tour of the Fathers Building Futures casket building workshop;
  • “Mindfulness, Mortality and Self-Care,” a meditation session with world-renowned teacher Ralph Steele.

Registration for these and other events is now open at this page at www.BeforeIDieABQ.com.

Festival Sponsors

The Before I Die ABQ Festival is made possible by these sponsors: