Monthly Archives: December 2015

The World Needs Your Gifts: End of Year Letter

Partners-1456eDear friends, colleagues, students and anyone else who is reading this blog,

The following poem is our gift to you at the end of 2015. You have offered us many blessings because you have been a part of Yoga on High this past year. You have come to our classes and workshops, shopped in our bookstore, recommended us to your friends, let us know you are grateful for what we offer and even let us know how we can make Yoga on High better and better.  We are all better as a result of our work together, and we know it.  Thanks so much for being a part of our lives.

With love and deep pranams (bows),

Marcia, Jasmine and Michele

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January Open Schedule Updates

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New Year! New Schedule! For most accurate and complete schedule updates and changes, please check out our online schedule.

Yoga on High

PDF January Print Schedule

Monday:
9:30a Aerial Level 1 with Dale Anne

Tuesday:
5:30p Mysore with Tom – now at TTI

Wednesday:
12:00p iRest $5 Karma Class with Stella
6:00p Sekoia with Amy L.

Thursday:
9:45a Sekoia with Michele V.

Friday:
3:00p Free Community Class with Nicole and Katie

Saturday:
8:00a Free Pre Practice Meditation with Alissa M.
8:30a Sekoia with Alissa M.

Sunday:
12:00p iRest $5 Karma Class with Michele V.

Grow Yoga

PDF January Print Schedule

For most accurate and complete schedule updates and changes, please check out our online schedule.

Tuesday:
4:30p 6 Week Vinyasa Beginner Series with Abby *Jan 19 Start Date

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What is the Ashtanga Primary Series?

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David Keil and Tim Miller will be guest faculty members for the Yoga on High 108 Ashtanga teacher training. To get to know David Keil, and for a concise look at the components of the Ashtanga Primary Series, click here.

For more information on the Yoga on High Ashtanga teacher training, please click here.

If you would like more information on this program, call us at 614-291-4444 or email Enrollment Director, Stacee Hill, at applications@yogaonhigh.com.

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Yogi of the Month: Fernando

Meet this month’s Manduka Yogi of the Month, Fernando! Fernando was invited to give Yoga on High a try when one of the Partners met him on a friend’s backyard deck where a group had gathered to chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra 108 times.  He decided to stop by for a class with Gina, and the rest is history.  Fernando has unrolled his mat all over the world, a native of Venezuela, he now calls Columbus home.  A true adventurer, you’ll find him taking pranayama, vinyasa, hatha and ashtanga classes, as well as supporting Yoga on High Foundation events (and patiently teaching Michele Spanish whenever they meet!).  Fernando’s open heart and welcoming nature inspire both students and teachers alike to remember that a committed daily practice is not only possible, it can be joyful as well.  We are grateful to have Fernando as part of the YOHI community!

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A Dialogue about Death

marcia-3982_0_0“Seeing the end of your life is the birth of your ability to love being alive. It is the cradle of your love of life.”~Stephen Jenkinson

This is the quote that I posted on Facebook a few months ago as I started to read the book Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson. I tagged a couple of people who I knew faced death regularly in their work and asked if they wanted to read it with me. In one day I had over 40 people on a list who wanted to read it together and were asking if we could meet as a book club to talk about it. Dialogue About Death was born.

Last night 10 of us sat around my living room and two others joined us on Skype. More had wanted to come but were kept away by exhaustion or other circumstances. We came together because we had read, or thought about reading, Die Wise. We laughed more than you might imagine and got teary a few times too, as people shared their stories about why they came out on a dark Tuesday evening to speak of death. One of us is 88 and was relieved to find a group of people willing to talk about death since many of her peers won’t. Several of us have cancer and are already living in the “More Time” part of our lives that Jenkinson talks about. We love these people or others who are in a similar time of life. One of us teaches people who have cancer, yet is not “allowed” to talk about death even though her students are dying and the other students are eager to explore the topic. We came because we want to learn to speak of death more directly with the people we know and we want a safe place to experiment.

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Panchakarma: Cleansing and Rejuvenating the Mind, Body and Spirit

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As many of you already know, I became an Ayurvedic Panchakarma Specialist this summer through the California College of Ayurveda. The course, steeped in the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda, was a specialized training which, when added to my Clinical Ayurveda Health Practitioner certification, allows me to help clients rebalance their doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) while cleansing and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.  Click here for further information on the doshas.

So what is Panchakarma, exactly? It is a detoxification that cleanses the body, mind and spirit. Normally our body has a natural ability to efficiently process and remove waste materials and balance the doshas, but as a result of repeated dietary and lifestyle indiscretions, poor digestion, genetic predisposition, and hormones, the body becomes imbalanced. This causes the spread of toxins throughout the body, and may lead to disease.  According to Ayurveda, the waste matter expelled when our body is out of sync is called Ama: a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful substance that coats the internal passageways and tongue. Panchakarma works to eliminate Ama from the body and reset the digestive system. Read More…

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