CORE Circle Invitation: Tending to Grief

Tending to Grief: a Circle of Practice
with Julie Swanson, Stephanie Steigerwaldt, and Marcela Kyngesburye

“What if grief is not something to endure or get over but a relationship that will reshape us in some fundamental way?” Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow

What might we learn if we come together as Grief Tenders in Circle Practice to deepen and honor our relationship with grief?

Join us as we explore co-creating an embodied, collective space to tend to our personal and collective grief. We will honor all forms of grief, such as from losses, change, and transitions; sorrows of our world (environmental, political, racial injustice…); loss of belonging; anticipatory grief; ancestral grief; and grief that is felt but not yet named.

Two options to participate: 


Date: Thursday, January 25 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Goodman Community Center, Lau Christensen Room (Brassworks Building, 214 Waubesa Street, Madison)


Date: Thursday, February 1 from 10:30am to 12:00pm

Link: Please register to receive the zoom link:

While the intention for both sessions is the same, each one will also be unique due to context and participants. You are welcome to participate in one or both.

Pre-registration for these Circles is encouraged, but not required. Registration will assist in communication in case of bad weather, etc.
Register Now for January 25 in-person Circle:

Register Now for February 1 online Circle:

Special access needs? Please contact us (connect at as soon as possible so we can do our best to make necessary arrangements.