And the Journey Continues

yohigh_152By Gail Larned

I had been studying and practicing Hatha yoga for about 10 years before I started practicing Ashtanga, in 1998. When I first saw people practicing Ashtanga, I was hooked: “I want to do what they’re doing!” I taught a yoga class at Grant Hospital at the same time as the Primary Series class at Yoga on High and couldn’t attend it. I’d arrive at YoHi to see all of those sweaty, jubilant Ashtangis, and wish I could be in the room with them. So I quit my gig at Grant and joined in the fun. I began to study with my friend and colleague Martha Marcom, learning the sequence of the Primary Series. And it has always been that for me: challenging, rewarding and fun.

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Congratulations to Marianne O’Neil

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Graduate of the Yoga on High 300-hour (Advanced) Teacher Training Program, completed June, 2015

My interests in yoga are as varied as yoga itself! I began as a young adult practicing breath work and poses in the Hatha style, but now I often find myself wanting a more vigorous Ashtanga-styled practice paired with pranayama and yoga nidra. In the last several years I have worked closely with Mary Sinclair, our local expert on Balance®, which teaches postural training. The Kundalini teachings of Yogi Bajan are also part of my regular practice. I find that all of the seemingly disparate practices mysteriously work together as a reflection of the universe itself. Richard Freeman calls it The Jeweled Net of Indra, where all practices are jewels connected by the net that leads to all other jewels, and to the heart of yoga that is the intimate relationship with the inner Self. My hope is that I can bring that understanding of the various practices to the students who I teach as well.

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EMBER Series – A Survivor’s Experience

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Alana Becker Photography

Looking back, I don’t think there was anyway I could have known how powerful the EMBER series would be for me. The freeing emotional release I experienced moved me in ways traditional therapy hasn’t in years. I was amazed to begin a process of re-discovering my body, and what it means to be really in it. After spending so much time zoned out from my body and my life, the power of the restorative poses has healed me in ways words cannot adequately describe. To engage with the idea that I can create feelings of safety and comfort for my own body speaks to a level of self-empowerment I have only dreamed of before. Michele has an innate capacity to create a safe place from which healing grows. Read More…

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Urban Zen in the Schools

SharonSharon Collaros, an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, teaches multiple Urban Zen classes a week to the teachers and administrative staff in public schools in Columbus, Ohio. Urban Zen was originally designed to support patients, their family members and their medical care givers in hospital settings. But it is finding its way into various other high-stress settings, in this case supporting the important work of caring for and educating children. Urban Zen classes include gentle yoga movements, restorative yoga poses, breathing exercises, body awareness meditations, aromatherapy and Reiki.

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2015 Awards

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Yoga on High is in the news! When voting for best Columbus yoga studio or fitness studio, readers of Columbus Alive and 614 Columbus gave YOHI a big thumbs up! Thank you to those who voted, and to all the students who come to the studio and make it the vibrant learning community it is. Read More…

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Linda Chun and Morning Mysore

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Linda Chun

I am into my fifth month of teaching morning Mysore. Over the last several months I’ve had the chance to observe and contemplate things in a renewed way. Communicating so publically is not my natural tendency. However, I wouldn’t want people to misinterpret my fly-under-the-radar style as lack of interest or reflection. So here I am to share some thoughts.

The thing that I find myself coming back to repeatedly is this: The practice is the teacher.

I first started practicing ashtanga yoga 15 years ago. I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of Columbus’ ashtanga community, which has been around for at least that many years. Our awesome city draws the finest visiting teachers. We are home to passionate yogis who were dedicated to establishing ashtanga yoga here. This includes our very own, Martha Marcom. I’m forever grateful.

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Quantifying the Impact of Urban Zen

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy™ is a program that takes gentle yoga practices, along with Reiki and essential oil therapy, to patients in health care facilities, their families and their on-staff caregivers. It is designed to address the symptoms that often accompany illness and injury—pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation and exhaustion. Urban Zen therapy is extended to patients’ family members and caregivers because some or all of these same symptoms arise in them as a result of the stresses around caring for a loved one or patient who is ill or dying . Read More…

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