Interesting Reads for Current Times

Beginning in March, the Yoga on High Foundation will host monthly discussions centered around books and podcasts. Our hope with this series is to help encourage an educated, engaged and inspired community -- as well as to foster open, thoughtful dialogue around issues of the day.

Enroll in a book conversation here.

During the course of creating these community events, I had the opportunity to ask for book recommendations from some amazing, intelligent and caring people. What follows is a list I’ve compiled of their favorites, combined with my own picks for 2017 must-reads.  If you have recommendations, please feel free to leave them in the comments.

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Shannon Taylor: Wide Open Heart

IMG_0046Heart. Cracked. WIDE. Open with space for new and beautiful things! Yoga is sometimes SO big (for me), that it’s hard to put into words. I walked into Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on High nearly a month after taking my first-born to college (one of the most beautiful, exciting and toughest moments of my life). Looking back…I was a little raw (emotionally). I was full of so much emotion and energy. I only shared with a few people that I was investing in myself, and starting this journey. On a Friday evening in September, the nine month journey began. Armed with my Nike spirit tee “Just Do It”, I was BURSTING with excitement! When it was my turn to introduce myself…it was all I could do but scream I’M SO EXCITED!!!! I couldn’t believe that I was really there, living out a dream. It was a long time coming. I knew shortly after my first “live” Yoga class that eventually, I wanted to teach yoga. I wanted to create a class where people would leave feeling AMAZING in body and in spirit! Up until Spring 2015, it had been something I’d talked about, but didn’t think I had the time or money to actually do it. I stepped out on faith, applied for the program, and somehow, some way…. God made a way! But, what I didn’t know then was how much Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga On High would impact my life.

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February Calendar of Events

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Schedule Updates:
Ashtanga Half Primary Level 1 & 2 Wednesdays at 7:30p with Adam Wetterhan

Workshops:
February 3 Beach Yoga Girl Master Class with Kerri Verna
February 4-5 Beach Yoga Girl Weekend Workshop with Kerri Verna
February 10 Prenatal Teacher Training kick-off weekend with Jennifer Gebhart and Mary Sinclair
February 11 Yoga for Pelotonia with Anne Weidinger and Julie Kennel
February 15 Pranayama Teacher Training kick-off call with Linda Oshins
February 19 Acro Yoga Workshop with Jarred Keener
February 19 Couples Massage with Crystal Fauber
February 24 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Marcia Miller
February 25 Sekoia Spirit Journey: Spider with Michele Vinbury @ Grow Yoga Read More…

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The Namaste Project

As yogis we often say the word “Namaste” at the end of class. “The Light in me honors the Light in you” is one possible translation we can say as we bow to each other. And now, post-election 2016 we need to get serious about Namaste-ing each other.

This past election is not really over. Even though we are exhausted by the meanness and the inability for people of differing opinions to talk to each other, we continue to yell and roll our eyes at each other. We have vilified those making different choices from ours. We have been more vicious about this election than any I have experienced. And it is not over. SO yogis, what can we do? Read More…

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January Calendar of Events

marcia-8518eSchedule Updates:
Tuesday 5:30 Ashtanga Mysore with Tom Griffith -- Location Change to TTI
Tuesday 5:45p Hatha Level 1 with Angela LaMonte -- Location Change to TTI
Tuesday 7:30p Big Asana with Michelle Winship -- Location Change to TTI
Tuesday 7:15p Sekoia Level 1 & 2 with Michele Vinbury -- Time Change
Thursday 7:45p Sekoia Level 1 & 2 with Amy Lybrook -- Day and Time Change
Saturday 10:30a Hatha Beginner Drop in with Colleen Leonardi -- Teacher Update

Workshops:
January 1 Ashtanga Mysore New Year’s Day Class with Linda Chun and Correna
January 1 Hatha New Year’s Day Class with Marcia Miller
January 1 Sekoia New Year’s Day Class with Jasmine Grace
January 1 Vinyasa New Year’s Day Class with Sally Walsh Roberts @ Grow Yoga
January 7 Sekoia Spirit Journey: Rabbit with Michele Vinbury @ Grow Yoga
January 15 Yoga 4 Kids with Jennifer Gebhart
January 29 Ayurvedic Goddess: Balms and Salves with Jasmine Grace & Meredith Bury

Series Classes:
January 7 -- March 11 Saturday 12p -- 1:30p MS Yoga with Jenn Gebhart
January 8 -- January 29 Sunday 9a -- 10a 4-Week Mediation & Pranayama with Michele Vinbury
January 8 -- February 12 Sunday 3p -- 4:30p 6-Week Ashtanga Foundations with Correna Startbuck
January 9 -- March 13 Monday 4p -- 5:15p MS Yoga with Jenn Gebhart
January 9 -- March 13 Monday 6p -- 7p Prenatal with Julie Carpenter @Step by Step -- Westerville
January 10 -- February 14 Tuesday 11:15a -- 12:00p Mommy & Baby with Janet Braden @Step by Step -- Westerville
January 10 -- March 14 Tuesday 4p -- 5:30p 10-Week Hatha Level 1 & 2 @All Life Center -- Powell
January 12 -- March 16 Thursday 4:30p -- 5:45p 6-Week Slow Burn Vinyasa Level 1 & 2 @All Life Center -- Powell
January 12 -- March 16 Thursday 5:45p -- 7:15p Prenatal with Mary Sinclair
January 17 -- March 21 Tuesday 9:30a -- 11a Prenatal with Jenn Gebhart @TTI
January 17 -- February 21 Tuesday 6p -- 6:45p Introduction to Meditation with Marcy Freed @Step by Step -- Westerville
January 17 -- February 21 Tuesday 7p -- 8p Yoga for Runners @Step by Step -- Westerville
January 17 -- February 21 Tuesday 7:30p -- 9p 6-Week Ashtanga Foundations with Tom Griffith
January 18 -- March 15 Wednesday 5:45p -- 7:15p Hatha Basic New Beginners with Angela Lamonte @TTI
January 21 -- March 4 Saturday 11a -- 11:45a Parent & Kid Yoga (Ages 5-10) with Mary Lynn and Julie @ Step by Step -- Westerville
January 23 -- February 27 Monday 5:45p -- 7:15p Ahimsa:Dissolving Enemy Images through Nonviolent Communication with Marcia Miller and Janine Harris Degitz
January 23 -- March 27 Monday 7:30p -- 9p Prenatal with Jenn Gebhart @ TTI

Upcoming Teacher Training:
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Kickoff Weekend -- February 10 -- 12
with Jennifer Gebhart and Mary Sinclair

Pranayama Teacher Training Kickoff Call -- February 15
with Linda Oshins

200 Hour Teacher Training -- March 2017
Upcoming Free 200 Hour Info Sessions:
Tuesday, January 17th from 6:00p to 6:45p with Michele Vinbury at Yoga on High
Sunday, January 29th from 12:00p to 12:45p with Michele Vinbury at Yoga on High
*Enjoy $500 OFF the 200 Hour Teacher Training when paid in full by December 31, 2016.
*Off full price. Cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts.

Ayurvedic Health Educator -- May 2017
(equivalent to NAMA’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor)
Upcoming Free Ayurvedic Health Educator Info Sessions:
Sunday, January 15th from 6:30p to 7:30p with Jasmine Grace at the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute
Sunday, February 12th from 6:30p to 7:30p with Jasmine Grace at the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute

 

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The Yoga of Generosity

The holiday season is a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate their meaning in our lives. Chances are that we spend hours shopping in stores or online for the perfect gift to give. Yet, we can make the commitment to give year round, by sharing our time, energy, and talents.

Yoga Sutra II.37 shares the principal of Asteya, or non-stealing, and invites us to live with integrity and reciprocity according to Deborah Adele. She reminds us that ancient Vedic scriptures speak of taking nothing without giving something back. Imagine being challenged to give something back each time we took something!

As Astheya encourages us not to steal causing our hearts grow, it encompasses not only generosity of money and giving of things, but also generosity of time and giving of ourselves. We remind our students yoga offers a practice where we take care of ourselves so that we can better serve others, challenging them to take what they learn from their practice into the world and their own lives. Read More…

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Yoga for Cramp Relief

Hold supported poses for 3-5 minutes each.

yogaforcramps_1 Start by lying down in Supta Baddha Konasana. Option for sand bag or blanket on upper thighs.

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Simple warm up: inhale arms over head….

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Exhale hug knee in.  Moving back and forth with each breath.

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Supta Padangustasana A with strap (could be to block/bolster to stay)

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Supta Padangustasana B with strap (could be to block/bolster to stay)

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Supta Padangustasana C with strap (could be to block/bolster to stay)

yogaforcramps_6byogaforcramps_6aWide Legged Janu Sirsasana onto bolster(s) or block(s) x both sides

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Upavistha Konasana onto bolster(s) or block(s)

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Supported Balasana with bolster (sandbag on sacrum if available)

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Puppy or Down Dog (some women prefer not to invert when menstruating.)

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Gentle Cat

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Gentle Cow

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Supported Supta Tiriang Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana or Ardha Supta Virasana (Sit on bock or bolster, left leg in Virasana, right knee bent sole of foot on the floor.  Option to extend straight placing blanket under knee.  Recline onto 1 or 2 bolsters x both sides

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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana with block under sacrum.  I know this is a little tiny baby inversion, but I find that students love this and find it massages the sacrum.

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Simple unsupported supine twist

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Supta Baddha Konasana

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Savasana -- minimum blanket under head, bolster under knees.  Blanket to cover.  Additional folded blanket to hold or place on belly.

Michele Vinbury, E-RYT 500, is a lead teacher in the 200hr YTT (Next YTT program begins March 2017) and Trauma Sensitive 100hr TT (Trauma Sensitive program kicks off December 9) as well as the co-director of the Yoga on High Foundation.  Michele infuses her joyful and creative classes with lighthearted humor while still integrating the spiritual and philosophical teachings of Yoga. She welcomes students to feel their bodies, feel the breath and to dive into sensations, riding them like waves. You can find Michele on our open class schedule here and teaching a series of Sekoia Spirit Journey workshops throughout the year.  

 

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Holiday Hours and Donation Classes

laraYoga on High Holiday Schedule:
Friday, December 23 Regular Hours & Classes
Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve Closed
Sunday, December 25 Christmas Closed
Saturday, December 24 -- Sunday, January 1 Regular Classes Cancelled
Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30 Boutique Open 11a – 7p
Saturday, December 31New Years Eve Boutique Open: 9a – 3p (No Classes)
Sunday, January 1 New Years Day Boutique Open: 9a – 4p (New Year’s Day Classes only)
Monday, January 2 Regular Schedule Resumes

Yoga on High Donation Classes December 26 -- 30:
( All Levels, 75 Minutes, Donations benefit the Yoga on High Foundation, Pre-Registration Required)
Monday, December 26: Vinyasa with Jasmine 6p
Tuesday, December 27: Ashtanga with Stella 12p & Vinyasa with Jeremy 6p
Wednesday, December 28: Vinyasa with Jeremy 12pVinyasa with Marcy 6p
Thursday, December 29: Vinyasa with Anne 12p & Hatha with Marcia 6p
Friday, December 30: Vinyasa with Jasmine 12p

New Years Day Classes:
Ashtanga Mysore New Year’s Day Class with Linda Chun & Correna Starbuck 9 – 11a
Hatha New Year’s Day Class with Marcia Miller 10a – 12p
Sekoia New Years Day Class with Jasmine Grace 1p – 3:30p

Grow Yoga Holiday Schedule:
Friday, December 23 Regular Hours & Classes
Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve Closed
Sunday, December 25 Christmas Open for Christmas Day Practice only
Saturday, December 24 -- Sunday, January 1 Regular Classes Cancelled
Saturday, December 31 Closed
Sunday, January 1 Open for New Year’s Day Practice only
Monday, January 2 Regular Schedule Resumes

Grow Yoga Christmas Day Practice
Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day Practice with Lara Falberg 10a – 11:15a

Grow Yoga Donation Classes December 26 -- 30:
( All Levels, 75 Minutes, Donations benefit the Yoga on High Foundation, Pre-Registration Required)
Monday, December 26: Hatha with Holly 6p
Tuesday, December 27: Vinyasa with Anne 6p
Wednesday, December 28: Vinyasa with Teresa 6p
Thursday, December 29: Vinyasa with Jeremy 6p
Friday, December 30: Vinyasa with Sally 6p

Grow Yoga New Years Day Class:
Vinyasa New Years Day Practice with Sally 4p – 5:15p

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December Calendar of Events

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Yoga on High Schedule Updates:
Tuesday 5:45p Hot Flow Level 1 & 2 with Julie Kennel
Friday 4:30p Hot Flow Level 1 & 2 with Jeremy Grace

Workshops:
December 2 Sound Journey with Gongs, Bells and Singing Bowls with Crown of Eternity
December 3 Sekoia Spirit Journey: Bear with Michele Vinbury @ Grow Yoga
December 4 A Yoga on High Foundation & Enzo Tattoo Event
December 5 Reiki Share
December 9-11 Ember Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Training with Marcia Miller, Michele Vinbury and Marybeth Hamilton
December 9 100 Hour Trauma Sensitive Teacher Training Kick Off with Marcia Miller, Michele Vinbury and Marybeth Hamilton
December 10 Holiday Restorative with Gail Sky
December 14 Holiday Restorative with Marcia Miller
December 18 Sekoia Aerial Restorative with Stella Cornett and Dale Anne Gray
December 18 Art of Earth and Plant with Jessie Laux of Planthropy

December 30 Ayurvedic Goddess: Herbal Oils and Ghee with Jasmine Grace & Meredith Bury

Upcoming Teacher Training:
200 Hour Teacher Training -- March 2017
Enjoy $500 OFF the 200 Hour Teacher Training when paid in full by December 31, 2016*. *Off full price. Cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts.

Spirited Giving Deals:
Be on the look out for special holiday discounts and promotions online, via social media and in your inbox all month long!

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