The MOVE ment
What started out as means to cope with my grief, evolved into a movement to empower others!
Hi friend! I'm Emily. While I'm deeply sorry for the loss that brought you to this space of the internet, I am grateful you are here.
I’ve always found joy and value in movement, but after losing my 32-year old husband Ian, I found that moving my body was the only way to cope with my grief.
Exercise was how I experienced my emotions and felt my feelings during the early stages of loss. While I felt trapped in my mind trying to name or understand my emotions, I experienced a sense of freedom with every burpee, a hint of courage with every rep of a heavy weight, and a glimmer of hope with every drop of sweat fleeing my body.
While fitness helped me physically embody and move thru the big emotions of grief, it also guided me toward essential mindset shifts to radically re-conceptualize my life moving forward after my loss. I’ve learned to let go of societal stories around hardship and struggle; I’ve stopped qualifying life experiences -- they are relevant!; and I’ve created my own meaning of my loss.
Like any physical challenge, pain is part of the process. It's the suffering that is optional.
The same is true for grief!
Losing Ian has proven to me that the human experience isn't all about living in perpetual happiness; and to deny the grief of a loss is to deny the love for your person -- because grief and love are deeply intertwined.
My mission with moveTHRU is not only believe this truth, but to whole-heartedly embody it!
With the right guidance, tools, mindset and community...move, grow and thrive thru grief!
Watch the video below to learn more about moveTHRU and my approach to grief!
Founder & Grief Coach
Emily is a Certified Grief Educator, Grief Coach, widow and founder of moveTHRU. After the loss of her husband in 2019 to Uveal Melanoma, she started moveTHRU to create new meaning out of her tragedy by helping others heal. In a few short years, it’s evolved into a full-blown grief coaching business complete with free resources, online programs and even in-person retreats to facilitate community, healing, empowerment and growth. Emily has worked with hundreds of clients in her coaching groups and has used her story of loss to reach millions of followers through her social media content on TikTok and Instagram and to write her first book (being published early 2024). Her goal is to help anyone who has experienced a loss embrace grief through movement, mindset, and by connecting with a community who understands.
Yole Anna Hines
Movement & Support Coach
Certified Yoga Instructor (specializing in trauma-informed and Grief Yoga), Wellness Coach, widow and Movement & Support Coach at moveTHRU. After the loss of her husband in 2021 to a rare and aggressive cancer, she dove into all things fitness and mindset to help navigate and find direction after this earth-shattering loss. Yole Anna quickly earned multiple yoga certifications, with the intent of being able to help others walking through grief, trauma, and hopelessness. Her goal is to help anyone who has experienced a loss find purpose and meaning, and explore ways to create beauty from the ashes through movement, mindset, and a supportive community that values holding space and lifting one another up.