Meet Katarina/Determined and Daring

Written by Hannah Rose Broom on . Posted in Curriculum, High School Yoga, Inspiration, Student Feedback

– Katarina –

Standing Grounded, Focused, and in her Power

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Through her I am the Face of Beauty Profile Page, we catch a glimpse of Katarina’s lightheartednessIMG_1225

 

Her visual creativity allows her shine in many other aspects of her lifeIMG_1227

The acute awareness she possess of her body makes learning movement a joyIMG_1226

 The way Katarina listens to her peers and inuits their needs makes her a wonderful friendIMG_1228

Meet Cemelia #donotpassyouremotionsontosomeoneelse

Written by Hannah Rose Broom on . Posted in High School Yoga, Inspiration, Student Feedback

Watchful, Thoughtful, and Reserved. Cemelia Winn, pictured in the red sweatshirt, spent several weeks with her gaze averted when approached by another. Deeply kindhearted and eager to make friends despite her quiet nature, she one day approached me with a request for more partners poses. This typically soft spoken student found her voice! She expressed her need and desire to connect with the her peers. Her face lit up as she collaborated with her classmates and cultivated meaningful relationships with them.

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When reflecting upon what she learned over the semester, Cemelia mentions these newfound friendships, as well as the general effect yoga had on her mind and body…

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What was it like to take yoga as class in school?

 “I enjoyed every moment I spent time the lovable people in yoga class. Sometimes, I have a stressful time and hated to do yoga, but when I actually tried, it helped me a lot. When I first started yoga, my body felt stiff and I didn’t really know how to look at myself or my emotions. As time passed by, I learned how to help myself get calmer and forgive people.”

What pose did you like to practice often?

“My favorite pose is dark seed light because it helps me get grounded.”

What state do you like to act from?

“My all time favorite state is calm.”

Please share a bit of wisdom you have discovered through practicing yoga.

#donotpassyouremotionsontosomeoneelse

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Transformation: A Slow-Cooked Process Pt. 4

Written by Hannah Rose Broom on . Posted in High School Yoga, Inspiration, Student Feedback

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After living in such fear and doubt, Aleikah was concerned her stew was spoiled. This is not how yoga works! When she finally harnessed enough courage to look inside her slow-cooking pot, she was relieved to find such positivity! Strength of body, peace of mind, and trust in self are just a few ingredients that really came to life for her.

 

Aleikah is Finding Her Voice

 

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Transformation: A Slow-Cooked Process Pt. 1

Written by Hannah Rose Broom on . Posted in High School Yoga, Inspiration, Student Feedback

TW72_DoubleDogDare_outlineIn a stew, all of the ingredients are thrown into one big pot, set on a low simmer, and sealed with a hope that the myriad of flavors coalesce. Transformation is much like a stew sealed in our beloved crock pot. We’re given the tools needed for growth, and sometimes when we take a peek, we notice that we need a little more flexibility, or playfulness, or sometimes just a little more time.

About half-way throughout each semester at Druid Hills High, we ask our students to share any transformations they’ve undergone and what they might need in order to continue their growth.

 Ruqayah’s brilliant honesty with herself will keep her

grounded on the path towards awareness…

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Rebellion to Revolution

Written by Cheryl Crawford on . Posted in High School Yoga, Inspiration, Student Feedback

Students at the alternative school that services the expelled youth in north Fulton County~

You are so fresh,

so curious

and so beautiful!

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I laughed when you asked….

“Is that a device to crush pills?”

IMG_0264I beamed when you asked, “Can I try to do a handstand?”

IMG_0261Remember when you were choosing “I AM statements, and  you said, “I Am Hungry.” “I am hot.”

Remember hungry is a feeling. You feel hungry. What are you?

You closed your eyes  and placed one hand on your belly and one on your heart.

I Am What I Am

You responded….

“I am Love.”

“I am Brave.”

“I am Friendly.”

“I am Fire.”

“I am Gangster.”

What kind of Gangster? Charlie Brown and Snoopy are part of a gang. Gangsters can be helpful or hurtful depending on how they use their power. Are you a spiritual gangster?

You said, “I am a Spiritual Gangster.”

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Thank you for sharing your stories.

It takes a lot of power to be expelled from school.

You used your power for rebellion, an explosion of anger. The element of fire.

What if your purpose is to illuminate a new way of being in the school system?

IMG_0260What if you learned how to contain your power, so it can be used to benefit humanity?

You could start a Revolution of Right Action.

Take a tremendous leap forward,

be part of the evolution in consciousness,

a new way of

thinking.

IMG_0259Go radiate hope for humanity.

You’ve got what it takes.

Sat Nam

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