The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Accepting She Died by Suicide; Erin's Yoga is Healing Grief & Trauma

May 22, 2022 Melissa Bottorff-Arey Season 3 Episode 20
The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations
Accepting She Died by Suicide; Erin's Yoga is Healing Grief & Trauma
Show Notes

In this episode, hear Erin share about how for a long time she could not even say that her daughter died, let alone ‘ended her own life. Now  she is brave and not only talks about it, but she teaches yoga to help others heal their trauma and grief

Erin Burden is Canadian-born but her family moved to Botswana, Africa at 2 and she mostly was schooled in Bulawayo Rhodesia. For college, she went to South Africa. Having lost both parents by the time she was only 11, Erin’s sister became her guardian and she was brought up mostly in an all-girls boarding school. 

She became an entrepreneur in Transport Broking in 1989 and met her husband Charles through work. They worked together and soon got married and had 3 daughters. Dakota was the youngest, born in 1994. As a family, they left South Africa for the 1st time in 1997 and moved to Canada - only to return to South Africa by 2002. But Canada called to them and in 2008 they moved to Vancouver Island and have been there ever since. 

In 2018 Dakota died by suicide and after a month of barely surviving Erin chose to ‘get up and decided to continue the yoga studies they had begun together. She now teaches in person and has even started online as well. Erin considers herself both a teacher and student of yoga and loves to share with other grievers, trauma survivors, and beginners.

To this day, Erin credits yoga and prayer for getting her through the loss of Dakota. She knows her daughter is with Jesus and is grateful for that.  

ERINS IG Profile HERE - find lots of links in her daily posts!

HERE is her BIO LINK to all other things she offers!!


 My website "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You" is LIVE and that means my different SUPPORT SPACE Options are available and much more will be coming in 2022

Go DIRECTLY to my SUPPORT page here where yo9u will find ALL of the ways to connect and find support

My first two books (tools I am creating for you!) in the "Facing Life After Suicide" series are available on Amazon

If you, or someone you know, is struggling  with suicidal thoughts PLEASE reach out:
The National Suicide Lifeline is there for you

IN a crisis you can also TEXT--->
TEXT the word "HOME" to 741741 in the USA
in Canada TEXT 686868
in the UK TEXT 85258

And Grievers, I am always here. You can find me   at The Leftover Pieces

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