Monthly Archives: September 2017

Journey to the Strongest Version of Myself: Marina Zahan

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Acts of Karma Yoga Love during Philosophy Weekend

What a ride…the Yoga On High TT program has turned me inside + out in about 13 different ways.

While studying at OSU, I was on a pretty stark path of what I thought I wanted my life to become. I jumped thru hoop after hoop at a young age to get ahead professionally—efforts entirely motivated by gaining approval from my peers, professors, cohorts + (especially) parents.

I was seriously, absolutely, completely, miserable.

This teacher training program has taught me what it means to be the strongest version of myself. It has opened (almost too many) doors. The mentorship aspect is where I felt the strongest resonance + support from this program. Team camaraderie was ubiquitous to say the least. We met to play, practice, offer support in times of heartache + stress, and engaged in new activities such as archery, tai chi + rock climbing.

The TT program granted me a sense of community never felt before. My gratitude will forever reach into the arms of Michele Vinbury. the crusader of this program, and extend to all those who work endless hours to create the most thoughtfully crafted training I have ever experienced.

Yoga On High is a highly acclaimed studio + teaching institute in the midwest. This 200hr TT program flourishes as it offers one-of-a-kind experiences such as: the 2-day Silent retreat, in depth anatomy classes & other modalities such as Pranayama, iRest, Ayurveda, Meditation, Yin & more.

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Silent Retreat -- sure we couldn’t talk.. no one said we couldn’t giggle

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Silent Retreat

Our next 200 Hour Teacher Training program begins September 22nd.  For more information, join us at our upcoming Free Info Session Sunday, September 10th from 11:45a to 12:30p with Michele Vinbury at Yoga on High. To apply or for questions, contact Breanna at applications@yogaonhigh.com

Watch Yoga on High Teacher Training video here.

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Update on Jerry Marcom

Dear Friends,

I know you have been wanting more news about Jerry so here is the latest update. When I asked him what he wanted to share he said to tell you that he now has a big hole in his head.  Lots of space in there these days. Jerry has been recovering from his brain surgery very well these last few weeks.  His physical recovery from the surgery is going well and the PT evaluating him in order to leave the hospital wanted to take his picture to show what she wished all her patients could do.  He was doing a bit of yoga in the hall, keeping things moving as we yogis like to do.  He has also been able to continue to offer very meaningful rituals to honor Martha’s life including getting some of her ashes up onto Mt Shasta with the help of Tom Griffith and many others. He has had time to make beautiful heartfelt, and in some cases miraculous connections with friends, family and people showing up from his past. He has been able to be medically useful by participating in a study requiring a series of MRIs that may help doctors to better understand these types of tumors. He and family have figured out what help he needs to stay at home and he is very relieved and grateful to have that in place. He even took time to come to our Urban Zen training session and support the new trainees. He has been able to return to Morning Mysore with a very modified practice. His doctors explained his limitations and he and dear friend Rhonda Kuster worked out what that meant for a daily routine. This practice brings him much pleasure and balance and I’m guessing that others in the room are inspired to see him there doing what he can. He has recently been able to spend time at his cabin at Lake Logan--long a refuge and sanctuary for him. 

He will start radiation soon. Doctors know that the type of tumor he has responds well to radiation and we hope that is true in his case. He will be taking an oral chemotherapy at the same time as well. He wants you to know he is doing well, but is not able to return to all the previous activities he did before the surgery. He continues to need lots of rest and quiet. He is not driving and not going out much. He sends his love.

As for ways you can help: Do your own practice and dedicate the practice to Jerry and everyone else in need. Send Reiki and blessings his way.  Cards and notes can be sent to him care of Yoga on High. 

Jerry and his whole family are grateful for your love and support.  

Thank you so much,
Marcia 

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