Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really Love. It will not lead you astray. -Rumi
Having experienced the death of her Father in 2011 to a long-term illness, and left with questions unanswered and needs unmet, Jenafor wondered is there a way that we could do death better? And so began her exploration of approaches to death and dying, and ultimately her journey toward offering end-of-life care and services to individuals, their loved ones, and caregivers as a Death Doula. Jenafor formally trained with the Conscious Dying Institute in 2018.
During this journey of exploration and healing, Jenafor also completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver, B.C. in 2011.
Jenafor’s nearly decade long experience as a Yoga and mindfulness instructor informs her Death Doula practice, as she often draws on the ancient wisdom of Yoga to increase comfort and presence, and decrease stress for her clients.
Jenafor’s warmth and groundedness are always welcomed and appreciated. Whether teaching Yoga and meditation, facilitating challenging conversations, supporting advance care planning, offering respite for loved ones, or comforting care for the dying, it is Jenafor’s intention to bring presence, meaning, compassion and love to the ways in which we approach life and living, and death and dying.
Death is an integral part of life. In order to embrace life fully, we must also open to life’s sacred dance with death.
It is Jenafor's honour to support you in your journey through life, including death.