A 6-week offering of modern healing tools for young people navigating grief and loss.
Good Grief is a new kind of grief support group, centred around holistic self-healing. Our approach includes breathing techniques, guided meditations, mindfulness coaching and energy work as fundamental coping tools on your journey moving through grief.
Welcome to our Good Grief Community.
We're not glad you're here, but we're glad you found us.
If someone close to you has died, then your life probably looks a little different now than how you imagined it would. Grief as a young adult can be lonely and isolating and really hard to talk about amongst your peers. That’s why we’re building a space where we can work through it candidly: no stigma, no qualms, no judgement.
+ You’re a young adult (18-35) who has lost someone you love way too soon
+ You’ve felt a little lost at times, and see value in being part of a group of people who have gone through something similar
+ You are curious about the potential of breathwork, meditation & mindfulness as practices of self-care and mental health support
+You feel the call to be vulnerable and open to releasing some of the hard emotions like anger, guilt, sadness and anxiety
+ You are ready for the transformation that comes from being in a space where you feel seen, loved, heard and supported fully
+Be supported and guided through weekly dynamic meditation and breathwork experiences that facilitate deep healing and emotional release
+Explore universal elements, themes and challenges associated with grief
+Have the space to share your story with no sugar-coating or fear of being a burden
+Collect a toolbox of tangible practices that you can do on your own to support and cope when you’re feeling a little (or a lot) down
+Learn from and engage with wellness professionals active in the grief and healing space
Our innovative approach includes a weekly community support group, movement release classes, private breathwork sessions and exciting guest workshops.
In our time together, we navigate grief and loss through the framework of the chakra system of energy in our body. Each week focuses on a different energy centre, and its corresponding physical, mental and emotional threads.
Each week of Good Grief explores a different energetic theme in relationship to grief.
SCHEDULE OF OFFERINGS
Our Sunday work-group is the core of Good Grief. Aliya will guide you through a meditative practice, including prompts for self-exploration and discussion of grief topics. This is followed by open group sharing, where you will have the opportunity to express where you’re at and connect with the group.
On Monday morning, your weekly journal prompts and supplementary resources for the week will land in your inbox for you to read, write and reflect in your own time.
MOVE + MINDFUL SIGNATURE CLASS
On Tuesday, Join Aliya for an active movement class that blends yoga, dance, breath and energy work. Suitable for all levels of experience.
On Thursdays, guest speakers and movement teachers will be joining us to share their knowledge.
Saturday Office Hours. Book a time for a 1:1 chat or private Breathwork session for a little extra support.
We know what you’re going through, because we’re also going through it.
This is our Mother.
She died of breast cancer in 2018. She was a dedicated yogi and raised us going to ashrams for school holidays and yoga classes as after-school activities, so the language of spirituality became part of our way of life.
Inevitably, we believe in the power of holistic healing practices because they have been our go-to’s, especially after our Mom’s death.
Now, we’re creating the grief support community we would want to be a part of.
Good Grief is a support space by Move and Mindful. Aliya founded Move and Mindful to create safe spaces for people to be seen, heard and supported through their life challenges and inner work. As a trained breathwork facilitator and mindfulness coach, Aliya guides people through deep emotional healing.
You can read more about Aliya’s experience coping and healing while caring for our Mom in her article
We are Chloe, Aliya & Mica – three sisters with a strong commitment to creating more relatable healing spaces and fresh and creative avenues to cope with illness, death and grief.
We can’t wait to meet you and embark on this healing journey together.
We'll be announcing new dates soon.
WHAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO WHEN YOU JOIN:
1 complimentary breathwork session and access to personal support
Your toolbox of at home practices, journal prompts & resources
Targeted movement, meditation & breathwork classes based on the chakra system
Grief support group and private Facebook community to connect and share with each other
We'd love to hear from you.
If you are interested in working with the Good Grief team or
if you would like to learn more about what we offer, send us a note to
If you are interested in working with Aliya 1:1 to learn more about how breathwork and meditation can support your grief healing journey, you can get in touch with Aliya here.
The seeds for Good Grief were planted many years ago in conversations we had on walks through Toronto while taking care of our Mom. On those walks, we didn’t know what the future held, but we did know that we craved more open spaces to talk about illness and death, that we could learn from the experiences of people who had gone through similar life changes, and that we wanted to find a way to help people.
Two and a bit years on, we are ready and excited to share the tools that help us as we continue to grow through our grief and loss, with determination to live fully.
Working behind the scenes, Chloe co-creates Good Grief content and resources. She is your point of contact for anything administrative including questions or opportunities for collaboration. She brings her practical and diverse experience working in non-profit fundraising, development and project management to keep us operational.
You’ll find Aliya leading our support circle and facilitating breathwork, meditation and movement classes. Aliya founded her business Move + Mindful to make healing tools available for everyone and Good Grief is an experience of exploring these tools as a way to process grief. She is a certified yoga teacher, breathwork facilitator and mindfulness guide, known for her gentle approach and clear teaching style.
Our creative and branding leader, Mica brings her imagination, fierce spirit and intuitive vision to the the Good Grief community. She is a director, producer and photographer by trade and believes strongly in art as a form of healing. She keeps good grief media looking fresh and up to date.
Oldest sister: conscientious, perfectionist, nurturing -
likes things her way.
Middle child: good communicator, adaptable, independent -
a tad melodramatic.
Youngest sister: good listener, most fun, mature beyond her years - rebellious streak.
An important note: we are not mental health professionals and this is not an alternative to traditional therapy. If you are experiencing mental health challenges like serious depression or anxiety, or feel like you may hurt yourself or hurt others, we encourage you to seek professional support.
What do you mean when you say ‘work group’?
We are calling this a ‘work-group’ because healing requires you to be active, engaged and present in this process. You will get the most out of this group by showing up, staying accountable and carving out the time and space to dive in.
This is a big time commitment, what if I can’t make it one week?
We understand that we all have busy schedules and multiple commitments outside of grief. While only our Sunday sessions are mandatory, we encourage you to attend as many of the offerings live as you can but if you can’t, we will send recordings.
I’ve experienced grief, but not related to death. Can I still join this work-group?
Grief takes many forms and especially in 2020 is a feeling that everyone can relate to. This particular group is limited to young people who have experienced the death of a loved one.
While creating Good Grief, we’ve learned about the universality of emotions that accompany grief and we have plans for more offerings that serve a wider audience. You can click here to join the email list and receive first dibs on all new offerings.
This is cool, but I’m bad at meditation and I don’t know what breathwork is?
There is no prior experience in meditation, breathwork or mindfulness needed to join this group. We make great effort to be accessible in our offerings so they are suitable for all levels. All experiences are guided so the only prerequisite is an open-mind.
You can learn more about the specific breathwork technique Aliya facilitates here.
Is this an alternative to therapy or traditional grief support?
We are not mental health professionals and this is not an alternative to traditional therapy. If you are experiencing mental health challenges like serious depression or anxiety, or feel like you may hurt yourself or hurt others, we encourage you to seek professional support.
I’m interested in this, but I have some questions, who can I talk to?
We’d love to chat more. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer any questions or set up an info call.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?