I’m so grateful for the support of the Southeast Yoga Conference. This year Co-Founding Goddesses Melissa Katz and Nicole Jurovics asked me to present an excerpt from our yoga elective class. The write up went like this:
Cheryl along with some of her high school students who participated in the first ever semester-long yoga elective entitled the “United States of You” as they guide you on a journey deep into your core of an inner most state…Doubt. It’s so easy to get to these days! You’ll move from this state of Doubt towards the State of Trust, creating a sense of awareness through Grounded Poses and an openness to shed what is no longer useful, keeping what is of value, and shaking the rest away with grit and giggles.
Come connect, breathe, move and receive the powerful wisdom of yoga and hear first-hand how yoga has benefited the students of Atlanta.
So, I asked four of our students to teach with me down at the W Midtown on a Friday Afternoon in October, and they all said, “YES”!
The participants were quite touched by these beautiful kids. Their rich views on yoga are awe inspiring. Two of them shared that yoga saved their lives. One said he has a love/hate relationship with yoga and he now owns a yoga mat and is taking yoga again this semester. The other said it really helped him through the stress of senior year.
We were touched that he wore a shirt that a fellow yoga student from Burma had given him. It brought back the knowledge that yoga really does connect children from different cultures and backgrounds. Moving and breathing and laughing together has a way of doing that.
After meditation and final savasana we stayed to answer questions. Every One was open and trusting and sweet. It was a very meaningful experience for us and I am so, so grateful to our students, to our participants, to our fabulous photographer, Jolie Loren Photography (http://www.jolieloren.com/), who captured these sweet moments of emotion, and of course to Nicole and Melissa for inviting us to share our method.
Truth is the Word. Love is the Action. Sat Nam.