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Gratitude Guru Heart Opening Flow by Lara Falberg

Lara Falberg Heart Opening SequenceGratitude Guru Heart Opening SequenceA simple, effective, accessible, and lovely way to begin the practice from a perspective of gratitude and not taking anything for granted.

  • Begin in Supta Baddha Konasana, propped. Turn three-part breath into a gratitude practice. Fill the belly with gratitude for the fullness of your life, the ability to draw breath, and sustenance to sustain life. Fill the ribs that protect our hearts with love for everyone around you and love for yourself. Fill the chest with even more oxygen and feel the burst of gratitude for the life you’ve created and all the loving thoughts, ideas, and creations an oxygen-rich brain can develop. Let it out just as slowly, giving yourself permission to release old stories that aren’t true and don’t position you towards gratitude.

Cat/Cow, lingering anywhere that feels especially good, mentally saying the words ‘thank-you’ for the way your body will move and the space you’re creating

  • Child’s Pose. If the knees are wide, take the opportunity to melt your heart towards the earth, saying thank-you for the support. If knees together, saying thank you to your legs for support and for working so well on your behalf.
  • Supported Virasana. Place the hands behind the head with the thumbs supporting the stem of your neck, offering yourself support and your lungs a chance to billow more openly. Say thank-you to all the people in your life and environments that offer so much enrichment.

For more gratitude practices this month, find the full list here.

 

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October Calendar of Events

Schedule Updates
Monday 1:00p Urban Zen with Jenn Gebhart
Sunday 10:15a Kids Yoga with Staff

October Workshops
October 1 Gratitude Guru October Challenge
October 13–15 Kino Macgregor Weekend Workshops
October 14 Diwali, Festival of Lights Yoga Class with Anne Weidinger
October 14 Bend & Brew with Jeremy Grace
October 20 Ray Long Anatomy Weekend
October 21 Sekoia Spirit Journey: Owl with Michele Vinbury
October 22 Abundant Columbus with Sarah Dryer

Upcoming Workshops:
November 3-5 Reiki Level 1 & 2 Intensive with Linda Oshins
November 11-12 Reiki Master Attunement and Teacher Training with Marcia Miller
November 18-19 Jason Crandell
December 8-10 EMBER Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training
December 9 & 21 Holiday Restoratives

Series Classes:
Hatha Beginner Series
5:45p Mondays, starting October 2 Hatha Dynamic New Beginners @ TTI with Marcia Miller
2:00p Sundays, starting October 15 Hatha Beginner Series @ Grandview with Holly Moretti

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Series
6:15p Wednesdays, starting October 4 iRest Yoga Nidra Series with Michele Vinbury

Prenatal
6:00p Mondays, starting October 2 Prenatal @ Step by Step – Westerville with Julie Carpenter
5:45p Thursdays, starting October 5 Prenatal with Mary Sinclair
12:00p Saturdays, starting October 7 Prental @ Step by Step – Westerville with Julie Carpenter
7:30p Mondays, starting October 9 Prenatal @ TTI with Jenn Gebhart

Ashtanga Foundations & Advanced Series
7:30p Tuesdays, starting October 10 6-week Ashtanga Foundations with Tom Griffith
3:00p Sundays, starting October 15 6-week Ashtanga Foundations with Correna Starbuck
11:30a Sundays, starting October 29 6-week Advanced Ashtanga with Tom Griffith

Specialty
9:30a Sundays, starting October 8 Introduction to Qigong @ Grandview with Kevin Eigel
4:30p Thursdays, starting October 19 6-week Slow Burn Vinyasa Level 1 & 2 @ ALC – Powell with Marcy Freed
7:00p Tuesdays, starting November 7 Yoga for Runners @ Step by Step –Westerville with Marcy Freed

MS Series
4:00p Mondays, starting October 2 MS Yoga with Jenn Gebhart
12:00p Saturday, starting October 7 MS Yoga with Jenn Gebhart

Upcoming Teacher Trainings:
Pranayama Teacher Training with Linda Oshins
Begins February 7, 2018

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

 

 

 

 

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10 Key Values the Best Yoga Teachers Possess

I’m driven and ambitious when I train teachers. I’m ridiculously passionate about yoga. And, I’m opinionated about the need for education to have clarity, consistency, cohesiveness, and practicality.

And so, I drill technique and teach alignment and philosophical details that will help teachers become better at teaching asana classes: I want them to graduate having a more detailed understanding of how the body works. I want them to know more accurate verbal cues and precise manual adjustments. I want my graduates to create sequences that follow a logical, progressive arc and educate their students. I want them to understand the philosophical container of yoga, where yoga comes from, and how to communicate the ancient wisdom of yoga to students in a modern setting.

But, if I’m being honest, I aspire to teach my advanced trainees more than that. I take it for granted that my graduates will be able teach a kick-* class. For a yoga teacher, this is just being good at your job.

And so, there are four questions that tug at me throughout each and every training I conduct:

– What are the core values and essential skills that I want graduates of my programs to embody?

– What type of teacher and professional do I want to help my graduates become?

– How are my graduates different after my programs than before my programs?

– Am I just adding to their bank of knowledge and technique, or am I imparting qualities that go beyond the ability to teach a good class?

To answer the questions above, I’ve come up with the essential values I hope to convey to my advanced training graduates. I believe these values honor the practice and teaching of yoga.

Speak Up—Not Down—To Your Students

Your students are not just in class to workout. Yes, they want to move and use their bodies. It’s undeniable that they might even want to workout and sweat. But, your students have taken their shoes off and they’re in a yoga class. This means that they also want to learn to move more skillfully, safely, effectively, and intelligently. Your students want to learn how to manage their anxieties, fears, and other stresses. They want to learn how to pause, reflect, and find happiness in the life they are living.

Treat your students as though they are teachable, sound people who are capable of learning from this tradition. Assume that they are in your class to learn about themselves, to feel embodied, and to improve the quality of their lives. So, speak up to your students, not down to them. Teach them yoga while you work them out (if that’s the type of class you teach). Students who aren’t interested in learning these dimensions of yoga will simply move on and find a different practice that meets their needs.

Be Critical Thinkers and Engaged Practitioners

I share this passage with my trainees in every setting. It’s from Chogyam Trungpa’s Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. He writes:

“There is a saying in Tibetan Scriptures that ‘knowledge must be burned, hammered and beaten like pure gold.’ So, when you receive spiritual instruction from the hands of another, you do not take it uncritically, but you burn it, you hammer it, and you beat it until the bright, dignified color of gold appears.”

I remind my graduates—nearly every day—that they shouldn’t take my teaching as singular or infallible truth. I want them to be critical thinkers. I want my students to listen, test, and experiment. If what I teach my students is true and accurate, it will stand up under scrutiny. If it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, then it’s my job to reconsider and revise the teaching. I want my graduates to have the confidence to maintain this spirit.

Continue to Grow and Revise

I didn’t know everything about yoga twenty years ago when I started teaching. I don’t know everything about yoga today. In twenty years, I won’t know everything about yoga. No one—not guruji this or panditji that—knows everything there is to know about the massive scope of yoga and the human experience. We need, as a community, to embrace the reality that many teachings—from time-to-time—need to updated based on experience.

Do we get rid of the ancient teachings that have stood the test of time? No. Let’s continue to uphold and cultivate everything that stands up to the test of time. But, let’s not continue to do Triangle Pose a certain way if it’s hurting our sacrum simply because that’s the way it was taught to us. No. Let’s stay up to date. Let’s learn along the way. Let’s be open, honest, and willing to revise our teaching based on our deepening understanding of this tradition and how it affects modern practitioners.

Keep Your Teaching Real and Relevant

The vast majority of the yoga-practicing population is never going to press into Handstand. That doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate this work into your classes, especially if you’re passionate about inversions.

But, Krishnamacharya had a saying: “Ninety percent of the benefit of yoga comes from the simplest ten percent of the practice.” To me, this means that in addition to the big, challenging stuff that’s engaging and exciting and Instagram-worthy, we need to remind our students that doing foundational postures with skill and focus creates a long-term, valuable impact. Let’s continue to build content that is relevant and accessible for our students—not just show the content that is inspirational.

Develop a Point of View Without Minimizing Other Points of View

I believe that everyone has experiences and beliefs that shape their values, worldview, and point of view as a teacher. I also believe that having a point of view as a teacher is natural, normal, and necessary. I have a point of view about, well, just about everything in yoga from the rotation of the bottom arm in Triangle Pose, to the motion of the inner-border of the scapulae in Down Dog, to the components of Patanjali’s teaching that are most relevant to a modern yogi. My beliefs are substantiated by experience. But, this doesn’t mean that my point of view on any given topic is the only valid point of view.

If you take professionals from any trade, you will find that they disagree on countless particulars. If you take ten economists and show them the same data, they may each come to slightly different conclusions. I want my graduates to have the depth, discernment, and confidence to stand behind what they teach without condemning other perspectives.

Be an Advocate For Your Students

I believe that yoga teachers should always have their students’ best interests in mind. And, when appropriate, we should advocate for our student’s wellbeing by encouraging them to find support outside of the yoga tradition.

Suzuki Roshi, the author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, said, “Teaching Zen is not like training dogs.” I believe the same to be true when it comes to teaching yoga. If someone may benefit from therapeutic modalities that are not part of yoga, we should advocate for them. Some students may benefit from physical therapy and orthopedic attention. Some students may benefit from various forms of psychological support. Some students will take medicine because medicine helps them be well.

We should be opening doors in students’ belief systems, not closing them. We live in a modern world with many different forms of help. Let’s embrace them, not diminish them.

Do Not Make Prescriptive Claims

I want my graduates to understand the importance of these three words: “I don’t know.”

Is yoga super good for you? Yes.
Do we want everyone to practice yoga forever and always? Yes!
Do we know why your back hurts, why your shoulder hurts, or why you’ve been having trouble getting out of bed lately? No. No, we don’t.

Yoga teachers should not put themselves in the position of making claims, performing a diagnosis, or creating prescriptive practices, no matter how well-intentioned they may be. Yoga is inherently therapeutic, but this doesn’t mean that we’re conducting therapy.

Our job is to teach students yoga that works for their body, not fix an ailment. We want to help our students be well. We want to understand how to minimize injuries through effective technique and sequencing. We want to see and understand bodies so that we can help students modify and avoid future suffering. We want to teach good, solid yoga that is relevant to our students’ needs. All of these things often produce a therapeutic effect. This is how yoga works. And, this is very different than telling someone with knee pain and dysfunction that all they need to do is strengthen their quads. We need to understand and respect this boundary.

You Are a Teacher and You’re Teaching a Subject

Yoga is a subject. It’s a body of work. It’s a living tradition. It’s a discipline. It includes anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, philosophy, educational pedagogy, sequencing, manual communication, verbal communication, content creation, and more.

Yoga teachers deal with every component of the human condition and the timeless drive toward transcending the human condition. This means that your job is not as simple as showing up for 60, 75, or 90 minutes and helping people feel better. Sure, this is part of the job. But, there’s something much bigger at play here: Yoga teachers are educators, not just facilitators of flow.

If you were teaching math, you’d want people to learn math. If you were teaching history, you’d want people to learn the themes, concepts, and experiences that different communities have undergone for various eras. If you were teaching photography, you’d want people to understand light, shadow, and composition. As yoga teachers, we’re helping students gain depth, insight, and skill in every facet of the human experience that yoga touches.

Develop a Curriculum

It’s difficult to teach if you’re not clear what you’re trying to teach. Similarly, it’s difficult to learn if you’re not sure what you’re trying to learn. This is why teachers of every single subject under the sun have curriculums. This is why teachers of preschool, kindergarten, primary school, middle school, high school, and university have curriculums. This is why I believe that graduates of my programs should be developing a curriculum. I believe that yoga teachers are accountable to their students for providing them with an education. Developing a curriculum helps clarify the learning and skill development process for our students. It also helps teachers refine and articulate their values and beliefs.

You are Part of a Community

You are not alone.

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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

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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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Journey to Self-Acceptance: Shelley Brunicardi

FullSizeRenderYoga found me during a particularly challenging part of my life.  Although I had only been practicing for about a year, I decided to attend the informational meeting for teacher training at YOHI. When Michele Vinbury stated that the YOHI philosophy was based on “radical self-acceptance,” I knew it was the place for me; I was in need of some serious self-acceptance.

It wasn’t until I was partially through the training that I realized just how little I knew about yoga. All of my experience had been in gyms. I knew no Sanskrit and little about yoga philosophy. With the guidance and support of my mentor, all the wonderful teachers in the program, the teachers at YOHI public classes, and my fellow students, I did my best to keep my ego in check and I persevered.

At times I questioned if I should have waited to take the training. As I reflect on it, however, I know the timing was just when it needed to be. I have continued to work on my own personal practice and my teaching. I teach four to five classes per week now with full confidence in the training I received at YOHI.

Most importantly, I have learned to trust myself, accept myself and believe in the “perfect” timing of all things, even when the timing does not seem so “perfect.” I would recommend to anyone with that pull in their heart to trust the timing, trust their heart and accept themselves just as they are.

IMG_0130Shelley completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training and EMBER 100 hour Trauma Sensitive certification through Yoga on High. She enjoys practicing yoga with her children and currently teaches at the Hilliard YMCA, Prairie Township Community Center and her children’s school. She teaches Vinyasa yoga, Pilates, senior & teen yoga. She is passionate about helping her students find strength, and flexibility in their bodies, while also offering tools to assist them in finding a deeper connection to themselves, each other, and to rediscover a part of themselves they may have lost along the journey of life.

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

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September Calendar of Events

Schedule Updates:
Short North:
Saturday 10:30a Hatha Beginner Drop-in with Melanie Miller
Monday & Wednesday 7:00a Mysore Beginner Drop-in Stella Cornet*
*Check web for up-to-date teacher updates and subs.

Free Classes @ Bend Active Lane Avenue
Sunday, September 3 from 11:00a to 12:00p Beginner Ashtanga with Correna Starbuck
Sunday, September 10 from 11:00a to 12:00p Vinyasa Flow with Jeremy Grace
Sunday, September 17 from 11:00a to 12:00p  Sekoia with Karine Wascher
Sunday, September 24 from 11:00a to 12:00p  Vinyasa Flow with Lara Falberg

Click here to pre-register for Free Bend Active classes.

Workshops:
September 1 Mala Workshop with Evan Schlarb
September 8 Meditation Teacher Training Kick-off Weekend with Jasmine Grace
September 9 Bend & Brew with Jeremy Grace
September 11 Ayurvedic Foundations for Personal Wellness & Vibrant Living with Jasmine Grace
September 13 -15 Rodney Yee: Yoga Practice and Therapeutics
September 14 Flow through the Senses: Yoga at Olentangy Indian Caverns with Danielle Dugan
September 15 Open Class with Rodney & Colleen
September 16 Rodney Yee and Colleeen Saidman Yee: An Urban Zen Class
September 21 Slow Flow + iRest Meditation: Yoga at Olentangy Indian Caverns with Katie Whitsett
September 22 200 Hour Teacher Training Kick-off Weekend
September 23 Sekoia Spirit Journey: Panther with Michele Vinbury
September 29 -- October 1 A Weekend with Radiance Sutras with Lorin Roche

Upcoming Series Classes:
Monday, September 11 – October 30 from 6:30p to 8:30p
Ayurvedic Foundations for Personal Wellness & Vibrant Living with Jasmine Grace

Tuesdays, September 19 – October 24 from 11:15a to 12:00p
Mommy & Baby @ Step By Step Wellness – Westerville with Janet Braden

Tuesday, September 19 – October 24 from 4:30p to 5:45p
6-week Hatha Level 1 & 2 @ All Life Center – Powell with Melanie MIller

Tuesdays, September 19 – October 24 from 5:00p to 5:45p
Parent & Kid Yoga (ages 5-10) @ Step By Step Wellness – Westerville with Mary Lynn Niland

Tuesday, September 26 – October 31 from 9:30a to 10:45a
6-week Sekoia Series @ All Life Center – Powell with Alissa Jackson

Click here to enroll in series classes.

Upcoming Teacher Trainings:

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

Upcoming Info Sessions:
Sunday, September 10th from 11:45a to 12:30p at Yoga on High

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

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A Teacher Training Journey: Kelly Schulze

IMG_0094Entering Yoga Teacher Training at 41 years of age was a bit intimidating. I remember asking if I had to be “super bendy,” and wondering if I should know my spiritual union to be a Yoga Teacher. I interviewed several yoga schools, making a chart of the benefits and challenges of each, and I tried to take as many classes at each location as I could before I made a commitment. I was taking time away from my family—I have a husband of 19 years and 2 kids—plus diverting money towards something specifically for me and not the entire family.   June of 2016, I chose Yoga On High Teacher Training Institute and committed.

I chose YOHI Teacher Training Program because it was the only program that offered a diverse group of mentors who shared the teaching and each shared their own styles and interests. Following the Yoga trail for over 20 years, I knew there were lots of theories and that each student had their own experience. I wanted to meet as many teachers as I could and learn from them, to know how they guided these experiences. This program delivered that ten-fold! Also, for the entire year, I also chose to dedicate my practice to my family. Each time I stepped onto my mat to practice or into the studio for class, I started with remembering those who were supporting me at home.

Diversity was not just limited to the mentors; it included our family of student teachers, all of whom had amazing backgrounds and paths that all lead to YOHI. Each of us came to our mats every week, open and ready to learn not just from the mentor teachers, but from each other as well. We were lawyers, college students, artists, teachers, stay at home moms, and that is just the outward titles we used, we grew to know some of the deeper differences and see how yoga has truly transformed lives. Meeting each week allowed us to see each other consistently, building friendships that we are still nurturing after graduation.

Introduction weekend was a whirlwind! History, Philosophy, Terminology, Sanskrit, and hints about anatomy quizzes left me in a tailspin. Stopping that tailspin was the amazing staff, who were constantly observing us (not judging, but watching) for signs of overload. A break would be given, or an instructor would infuse humor, and before I knew it the weekend was over and I was left INVIGORATED!

Be open to the entire experience. Each class left me personally with something to work on in my own life. So, if nothing else, take a breath and soak in all that you can to deepen not just your practice, but who you are in this world.

Kelly Head ShotKelly was introduced to yoga her Freshman year at Ohio State with a Rodney Yee VHS tape. Twenty-two years later her yoga journey continues having earned her 200 Hour Teaching Certification from Yoga on High Teaching Training  Institute. Fifteen years of teaching high school students gives Kelly a presence that calms even the most nervous new student and, yet allows long time practitioners to know that she is there to guide each of them in their journey. Having a son with Autism has grown a passion for working with kids and teenagers that Kelly didn’t know she possessed. She enjoys working with kids of all ages, 8 to 99 years old!

Our next 200 Hour Teacher Training program begins September 22nd.  For more information, join us at our upcoming Free Info Session Sunday, August 27th 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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Forming Compassion Through the Messy Contradictions

 

It seemed like just another Friday morning. I woke up too late, had breakfast, rushed 1.2 miles on my bike to the yoga studio. Drenched in summer morning sweat (WHY had I worn long sleeves?), I walked in the studio just in time for iRest® Yoga Nidra class.

For 2 to 3 years now, I’ve engaged in this practice of deep relaxation and guided meditation that helps practitioners heal “the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body and mind. It is restorative in that it aids its practitioners in recognizing their underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.”

I don’t know about all that healing unresolved stuff, but the rest and relaxation I receive in this practice more thoroughly combats the stress and toxicity of daily life than any other practice I have tried. It is totally worth all the rushing around to get my 8:15 a.m. Friday morning class.

I had spent nearly the first 2 years doing this practice purely as a way to rest. Most of the time I didn’t hear (consciously) many of the words of the guided meditation. More recently though, I come in and out of a conscious knowledge of the flow of the words of the meditation. I actually engage in the practices which only a totally relaxed mind and body could delve into.

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News about Jerry Marcom, One of our Teachers

From Marcia Miller

Dear Yoga on High community,
Seems like I have been writing a lot of blogs recently that are hard to read. This will be another of those. I’m not going to say “brace yourself.” I can imagine you doing that already and instead I invite you to feel into your feet and the surface you are resting on. Get grounded and stay as open as possible.

Our dear Jerry Marcom has been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.  He is in the hospital now awaiting surgery, currently planned for this Friday, August 4.  We will know more about the type of tumor and what comes next after the surgery. Much is still unknown.

Now, feel your feet again, and let your breath keep coming and going. Read More…

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