Monthly Archives: July 2017

August Calendar of Events

Schedule Updates:
Short North:
Monday 6:30a Hot Flow Level 1 & 2 with Joanna Arnason
Grandview:
Saturday 11:45a Slow Flow Level 1& 2 with Kim Burke

Workshops:
August 12-13 Yoga and Anxiety with Marcia Miller, Michele Vinbury and Jasmine Grace
August 12 Bend and Brew with Jeremy Grace
August 16 iRest Yoga Nidra Level 2 Training with Stephanie Lopez
August 18 Ayurveda, Asana and Pranayama for the Seasons: Pitta with Jasmine Grace
August 26 Sekoia Spirit Journey: Hawk with Michele Vinbury
August 27 Book Conversations with Sabrina White
August 27 Reiki Share with Marcia Miller

Upcoming Series Classes:
Mondays, July 31 -- August 21 at 7:30p iRest Yoga Nidra with Jasmine Grace @ Grandview
Tuesdays, August 1 – September 5 at 11:15a Mommy & Baby with Janet Braden @ SBS -- Westerville
Tuesdays, August 1 – September 12 at 4:00p 6-Week Hatha Level 1 & 2 with Melanie Miller @ ALC -- Powell
Saturdays, August 5 – September 16 at 1:30p Buti Yoga with Victoria Frye @ Grandview
Mondays, August 7 – August 28 at 7:15p 4-Week Advanced Vinyasa with Lara @ TTI
Wednesdays, August 9 – September 13 at 7:00p Yoga for Runners with Marcy Freed @ SBS – Westerville
Tuesdays, August 15 – September19 at 9:30a 6-Week Sekoia Series with Alissa Jackson @ ALC -- Powell
Mondays, August 21 – September 25 at 5:45p Inversions from the Ground Up with Marcia Miller
Tuesdays, August 22 – September 26 at 7:30p 6-Week Ashtanga Foundations with Tom Griffith

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Upcoming Teacher Trainings:

UZIT (Urban Zen Integrative Therapy)
11 Month Program Kickoff Session: Wednesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 27
For questions or more information contact: urbanzen@yogaonhigh.com

Upcoming Info Sessions:
Saturday, August 5th from 4:00p to 5:00p at Yoga on High with Marcia Miller
Tuesday, August 8th from 7:30p to 8:30p (Phone Conference) with Marcia Miller

Ayurvedic Health Educator (AHE Part 1)
11-Month Weekend Program (equivalent to NAMA’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor)
Kick-off Weekend: August 26-27, 2017

Upcoming Info Sessions:
Saturday, August 5th from 2:30p to 3:30p with Jasmine Grace at Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute

200 Hour Teacher Training – Thursday Evening 9-Month Program
Thursday Evening Program Kickoff Weekend September 22-24, 2017

Upcoming Info Sessions:
Tuesday, August 15th from 6:00p to 6:45p at Yoga on High
Sunday, August 27th from 11:45a to 12:30p at Yoga on High
Watch Video Here

300 Hour Teacher Training
1 to 3 Year Customizable Program
Rolling Enrollment
For questions or more information contact: linda@yogaonhigh.com

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This is What Grief Looks Like

by Marcia Miller

It’s 10:30 in the morning. Standing in my kitchen getting something for breakfast, I notice the bottle of alcohol in the fridge. A thought passes through my mind— “I could have a drink this morning and take the edge off.” The thought took me aback. It was loud and clear and not a thought I have ever had before in the middle of the day. It’s been a rough few months, longer really. My father died last year in April and a few days after the anniversary of his death my dear friend Martha died. A few weeks after that another friend died, and we had just buried him a few days ago. As is often common with grief, all the other deaths in my life were jostling in my heart for attention as well. I’ve been coughing for 3 weeks and counting. I even tripped and fell on the sidewalk the other day and cut my hand and bruised my arm. It felt like a lot—feels like a lot to integrate. A few times I have heard myself asking the universe to stop the death—just for now. Then the question of how long it should stop arises, and what about war in Syria and all the death that is not stopping in other places just because people want it to stop. The truth is death will not stop, the universe has its rules of life and death and just because I am feeling overwhelmed some days doesn’t change that. Sigh. I know this. My real yearning is to be with it, everything just as it is, to show up with soft, open eyes and a spacious heart, and that seems like a tall order many days. I’m grateful for that day in the kitchen considering a drink because the shock of noticing that thought helped me to clarify what I do want. I want to be present to myself and all my feelings. I want to be present to life as it is in all its pain and beauty, and there is plenty of that too. I want to be ALIVE. As my husband once said, “I want to be fully alive, even if it kills me.”

shutterstock_387732847I stood at the counter, amazed that I was considering taking a drink in the middle of the day, something I don’t think I have ever considered before. I was grateful for the clarity it brought me to be able to notice the amount of pain and overwhelm I was feeling. I felt my feet on the floor and my hands on the counter. I considered whether I really wanted to deaden myself inside or find some other way to be with all that was present. I felt my feet some more. Then it was clear that while I wanted some respite from all I was feeling, or at least a different way to be with it, I didn’t want to deaden myself. I thought of all the students I have had over the years who have been addicted to something because of the pain of their lives. Many of them have deep pain without any tools to deal with it, without community to help support them, without even the personal sense that they matter at all. I went outside and pulled ridiculously tall weeds out of one of my garden beds. I felt the air and sweat on my skin. I could feel my aliveness and that was enough for that moment.

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