Holistic Widow Guide

Orla Blackburn


A nurturing, caring, supportive community where we move, meditate and discuss our grief, finding our way towards hope and our ability to thrive


Working to your exact needs, you and I work together over a 6, 8 or 12 week period, either in person or online to get you the specific support you are craving


Join my private facebook group where we practice live each Sunday and get to chat with others in the widowed community

Are you grieving the loss of a life partner?


Let me guide you through your grief, helping you to embrace life again with a renewed sense of hope and the ability to live fully 

When we lose our life partner, we often find ourselves adrift, grappling with a sense of identity and our place in the world…


Grief is traumatic

When we lose our life partner, we often find ourselves adrift, grappling with a sense of identity and our place in the world.

 Within this immense loss, we also mourn the accompanying “deaths”: our envisioned future, the witness to our personal history. Our best friend, lover, and in some cases, co-parent. The one who cheered us on, offered unwavering support, and even called out our BS!

Navigating through this overwhelming experience may appear insurmountable, especially during the early stages when each day is a struggle to endure.

Healing with yoga

Yoga, as a somatic therapy, provides a pathway for reclaiming our bodies, honouring our intuitive pace in the healing process of trauma.

 Just as trauma may have triggered instinctual survival responses, we can trust our bodies to heal and release trauma at a pace that ensures our safety.

Whilst we cannot change what has happened, we do have the power to shape how we live and move forward, constructing a new narrative around that pain.

By delving deeper, we can challenge long-held beliefs about ourselves and uncover the possibility that they may no longer hold true. We can shed layers that no longer serve us, rediscovering our authentic selves and embracing how this person will guide us on our journey ahead.

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I’m Orla

A mom, certified Yogic Guide and

certified Grief Educator


Since becoming widowed in 2018, I’ve embarked on a personal journey of self-discovery and growth. 

 Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing transformative growth in others as they open their bodies and minds to new possibilities.

By using proven tools and techniques, I’ve helped people rediscover themselves and find their way forward.

 I’m here because I understand how challenging it is to rebuild your life after loss, and sometimes, it’s even hard to summon the desire to do so. I know how profoundly it can change your perception of yourself and the world around you. Nothing can truly prepare you for it.

 Through my own self-work, I’ve made discoveries that have driven me to show you that there is light, hope, and happiness waiting for you. I want to guide you and create a safe space where you can move towards your purpose and tap into your power.

 Let’s embark on this journey together, and I’ll support you every step of the way.

How will I feel?

yin yoga
  • Gain a feeling of safety in your body (your home, your temple where all your hopes and fears are stored)
  • Discover your body’s hidden abilities – which leads to substantial growth in self-confidence, self-belief and self-worth
  • Rituals to enable you to welcome your day with purpose and ease, and end your day leaving the stress outside the bedroom with a body and mind ready for sleep
  • Simple easy ways to meditate to enable the mind to be still and to listen to what your intuition is guiding you towards
  • A much clearer picture of who you are now, of what you are aiming towards n your life and how that could look
  • The steps you can make to move you in a more nurturing direction with joy and happiness