200  hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Georgina

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Georgina

I have been so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be the lead instructor for a 200 hours yoga teacher training and to create Choose2be yoga school. It has been amazing to spend 8 weekends with these 12 beautiful beings, like Georgina, and also incredible to have 15 different instructors to come lead part of the training. It was alreadyIt has been a really rich and amazing journey in so many different ways. This Spring 2019 YTT was the second YTT that Choose2be had offered and had already improved so much from Spring 2018 YTT. Stay tune to see the headline and details from Spring 2020 YTT.

Part of the participants homework was to write an essay on the topic of their choice and they were aware that I would be posting it on my website. We also did an exercise in the first weekend to create a life affirmation and core desire feeling, I invited them to share it with us. I am so humbled and touched that I got to support these amazing beings on part of their journey and I am looking forward to witness how life unfolds for them.

Georgina Core Desire Feelings: Balance, Joy, Gratitude

Georgina Mantra: I am a network of roots whose deep balanced nature encourages strength and growth.

Georgina, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaStress is a psychological and physiological response that we all deal with in day-to-day life. It can be influences by fear, change, discomfort, it can be nutritional, emotional or environmental. The response to stress can show differently for many people. The feeling of being stressed often takes many different influences before a person becomes overwhelmed and it effects their everyday life but becoming overwhelmed can vary for everyone. The response can depend on the tools they have to work through the stressor, the health of the body, the situation and many other variables including; community support, school, jobs, relationships, life changes, financial struggle, and health.

Georgina, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaThe body’s response to stress can very beneficial! It makes it possible to act fast in the face of danger like being chased by a bear…but how often does that happen. However, letting stressors build up without management can be detrimental to the body, mind and spirit. Emotions, thoughts and sensory perceptions are all transmitted through our nervous system and our nerves are the ‘electrical circuit’ of the body. When this circuit is overcharged or overrun because of stress it will affect all other body systems.

The stressors we deal with today are not only the ones we have discussed, we also deal with environmental toxins like cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline fumes, even things like your personal hygiene products can cause a stress response in the body. When in the face of a stressful situation or product the body stimulates the nervous system which then releases a variety of hormones including adrenaline, cortisol, nora adrenaline, aldosterone, testosterone, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone and 60 steroids are also produced. These hormones and steroids are produced by our two adrenal glands. We call this the “fight or flight response”. This constant fluctuation of adrenal hormones results in exhaustion. A stress response causes a domino effect of chemical reactions in the body, raising blood pressure, influences the heart to pound harder and faster, our muscles tighten and our digestive, immune and reproductive systems slow to preserve energy and nutrients. Dealing with stress can also leave you mentally depleted with so much going on in your mind both conscious and unconsciously. Constant worries and fears take up lots of energy potentially leading to depression, anxiety and inability to deal with new stressors.

Georgina, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaSome signs of stress include insomnia, irritability, nervousness,Georgina, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and Yoga inability to concentrate, hunger or loss of appetite. If you believe you are dealing with being overwhelmed make sure you take the time to support your body with nutrients, stress management tools to ensure there is less long-term damage to the body. Alongside yoga to support the body dealing with high stress increase vitamins B rich foods and avoid added sugars. Supplementation of specific nutrients depleted in a stress response can also be helpful; vitamin C, B complex including pantothenic acid, potassium, vitamin E and NAC. NAC (N-Acetyl-Choline) is a precursor to the body’s strongest antioxidant glutathione. Glutathione has many benefits including reducing cell damage from oxidative stress, improving insulin resistance, help fight against autoimmune diseases.

Georgina, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaThe practice of the asana (posture) increases our body awareness allowing us to become present and inhabit the whole body in each moment and not just the mind. Asana teaches you to move in a more integrated way to build strength, endurance, increasing flexibility and through time allows the ability to become more aware that you control your thoughts, your thoughts do not control you. Not only does the practice of posture build strength and endurance it also stimulates digestion and elimination and harmonized energies of the body releasing congestion, blocks and rigidity in the body.

Georgina, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaPractice of asana also teaches the art of prana (breathing). The growth, repair and maintenance of all the cells in our body require an energy source, this energy is created in our bodies from a complicated series of reactions that required nutrients and oxygen. Every inhale sending oxygen deep into the lungs exchanging with carbon dioxide. The oxygen then dispersing throughout the body in the blood stream to every nook and cranny. The essential links between the atmosphere and every cell in your body is your inhale. There is more than oxygen and nutrient to prana. As you inhale your lungs expand your ribcage which allow your torso and organs to shift. The movement of the diaphragm this muscle in the center section of the torso that separates your chest cavity and your abdomen. When the diaphragm contracts and relaxes during prana it can provide a little massage for all the organs in your abdomen, stimulating their functions and improving our quality of life. Using a drishti (focus) to help slow down and deepen your breath can leave you feeling both energizing and relaxed.

Good news, it will take your whole life too perfect a successful yoga practice. Yoga is not a goal or achievement. It is not a race to be the most flexible or strong but a forever process of living and learning, a way of life that allows us to flourish, grow, gather and rebalance. Using Yoga as a stress management technique doesn’t have to be done in a studio and cost a lot of money. The benefits of yoga come from the whole journey:

Putting the time aside for yourself

Using focus to calm the mind

Your breath

Movement of the body

Nourishment of cells

Patience and self-love

“If we practice yoga long enough, the practice changes to suit our needs. It’s important to acknowledge that the practice isn’t meant to be one practice for everybody. The beautiful thing about yoga is that there are so many different approaches. As we go through our life cycles, hopefully we are able to find a practice that suits us. And if you practice yoga long enough, that will change many times. What exactly that looks like is going to be different for each person.” ― Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine

Resources

The Nutritional Symptomatology Handbook for CSNN Students 15th Edition,2016

Yoga Teacher Training Handbook

Georgina, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaMake sure you check Georgina website: https://athyriumwellness.ca/

Athyrium Wellness hold’s a modern approach to health and vitality.

 Through consultations I am able to recommend changes to assist the body in finding balance to achieve optimal health.  I will support your health journey by identifying imbalances, then using my education to create a personalized health plan to nourish your most authentic self while achieving your goals. I am excited to take the first steps with you in your healing and will be there every step of the way.

200  hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Matthew

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Matthew

I have been so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be the lead instructor for a 200 hours yoga teacher training and to create Choose2be yoga school. It has been amazing to spend 8 weekends with these 12 beautiful beings, like Georgina, and also incredible to have 15 different instructors to come lead part of the training. It was alreadyIt has been a really rich and amazing journey in so many different ways. This Spring 2019 YTT was the second YTT that Choose2be had offered and had already improved so much from Spring 2018 YTT. Stay tune to see the headline and details from Spring 2020 YTT.

Part of the participants homework was to write an essay on the topic of their choice and they were aware that I would be posting it on my website. We also did an exercise in the first weekend to create a life affirmation and core desire feeling, I invited them to share it with us. I am so humbled and touched that I got to support these amazing beings on part of their journey and I am looking forward to witness how life unfolds for them.

Part of the participants homework was to write an essay on the topic of their choice and they were aware that I would be posting it on my website. We also did an exercise in the first weekend to create a life affirmation and core desire feeling, I invited them to share it with us. I am so humbled and touched that I got to support these amazing beings on part of their journey and I am looking forward to witness how life unfolds for them.

The importance of daily practice for teachers by Matthew

Matthew, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaWhy does doing yoga by myself suck so much?This is what I was asking myself in my head for years. The yoga teacher takes the seat as the guide for a potential transformation. How can this be done most effectively for others to have the most potent environment to experience whatever it is they need in the moment? I believe it comes down to the importance of a daily practice for the teacher to create that environment.

Matthew, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaWith years as a beginner yogi and little experience facilitating groups of people in any regard, I needed to know that what I was bringing forward was valuable. What compass could I follow and what are my criteria? To facilitate an effective yoga class there are many moving parts. However if we are not progressing in our own practice how are we to guide our students to new places? In my experience, we teach what we need to learn most.

Matthew, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaFor years I have known the value of a daily practice – the benefits to my body, my mind and how to carry myself in the world with peace. Even with these intellectual realizations I had never been able to find a sense of joy in practicing regularly, or at all. Still exercising daily, I drowned my lack of yoga by training my muscles at the gym and building an aesthetic physique.

Matthew, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaThe realization to evolve my personal practice came down to this: once I had sat with myself long enough in silence, breathed through enough postures and felt an unfamiliar release of emotions I knew my body and heart was longing for something I had been unwilling to give it. Through my teacher training, the classes we were guided through affected me deeply, often leaving me in a brilliantly vast state of “thought-less-ness” where I was transported from the shackles of my mind into the ever changing beauty of the present moment. It was a slow progression, yet as the hard walls of my mind began to soften I could hear my body and my heart surrendering to the joy and discovery of the breath and the asanas.

Matthew, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaWhat started as resistance to even lay out a mat transformed into a physical yearning to move my body in this unique way. What started as uncomfortable and unfamiliar is slowly becoming welcomed and celebrated. This discovery is what I must teach, because it is most authentically me. If I am to bring my best self, my best teacher, to the front of the room and show up for my students I must teach what I am. If I am not evolving my practice how can I expect my students to evolve through my teaching? Simply bringing a smorgasbord of poses on a list to the class to recite out loud is not my idea of teaching.

Matthew, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaThe word is embodiment, and if I am to guide people back to themselves through their breath and carefully selected sequential movement then I must embody my teaching – I must become it. If this sounds vague let me simplify: it is the difference between doing and being. I can put on my yoga teacher hat and recite out a series of poses or I can be a yoga teacher by developing my own practice and sharing my discoveries and experiences with my students through my classes. When I found the strength to surrender, I found the joy in the practice.

Matthew Yeomans
Yeomans Enterprises Ltd.
Multi Media Storytelling and Consulting
Photography & Videography

Matthew creates beautiful videos, like the one below, and he is also a talented photographer, make sure you check his page: https://www.facebook.com/yeomansphotoandfilm/

And his website: https://www.yeomansphotoandfilm.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqP22inaWC4

200  hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Melissa

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Melissa

I have been so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be the lead instructor for a 200 hours yoga teacher training and to create Choose2be yoga school. It has been amazing to spend 8 weekends with these 12 beautiful beings, like Melissa, and also incredible to have 15 different instructors to come lead part of the training. It was alreadyIt has been a really rich and amazing journey in so many different ways. This Spring 2019 YTT was the second YTT that Choose2be had offered and had already improved so much from Spring 2018 YTT. Stay tune to see the headline and details from Spring 2020 YTT.

Part of the participants homework was to write an essay on the topic of their choice and they were aware that I would be posting it on my website. We also did an exercise in the first weekend to create a life affirmation and core desire feeling, I invited them to share it with us. I am so humbled and touched that I got to support these amazing beings on part of their journey and I am looking forward to witness how life unfolds for them.

Melissa, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaMelissa mantra: I am the moon who’s illuminating glow radiates love for all <3
Melissa Core Desire Feelings: Abundant, Divinely Feminine, Sovereign

The Healing Power of Sound

Written By: Melissa Corbett

Sound healing is becoming an ever-increasing go to for healing the body, mind and soul in western culture. It can be attained through various techniques and technologies by using the human voice and or objects that resonate to stimulate healing, thus making this beautiful therapy that is accessible for everyone. Sound Healing is founded on the premise that all matter is vibrating at specific frequencies. Science has proven that sound, or vibration, has a strong impact upon substances. Due to the Law of Physics- Everything Vibrates, the umbrella of types of sound healing is rather large, below are a few of the most common forms of sound healing and the benefits of each;

Chanting:

Research shows that chanting can stabilize heart rate, lower blood pressure, improve circulation, produce endorphins and aid the process of metabolism. Chanting can also help the mind focus, which alleviates stress levels. For example, repeating the syllable “om,” considered one of the most important mantras in yoga, is said to foster a deep mental clarity and promote a sense of connectedness with a higher power.

Drumming/Clapping:

Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. Shamanic drumming is known to take people into altered states of consciousness.

Singing Bowls:

Whether metal or quartz crystal, a singing bowl sings when you run a felt-tipped mallet around its edge. Along with rhythms produced by striking the edge of the bowl, the vibrations and tones slow down breathing, brain waves and heart rates, producing a deep sense of calm and well-being.

Humming:

Humming not only lifts your spirits, it clears your head. According to a study conducted by Swedish researcher and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, humming may actually help keep your sinuses clear and healthy.

Tuning Forks:

Originally used to tune musical instruments to the proper pitch, tuning forks have long been used by orthopedists to detect stress fractures in large bones. Now, sound therapists use the vibrations of tuning forks to increase the amount of energy in parts of the body they are trying to heal or energize. These good vibes can support relaxation, balance our nervous systems and increase physical energy.

Nature:

The vibrational sounds of natures, such as the leaves rustling in the wind, the birds singing in the trees or the distance sound of rushing river are being proven to decrease the body’s sympathetic response and increase the parasympathetic response.

Although modern day science is just starting to scientifically prove the benefits of sound healing, it has been known for many centuries in our ancient civilizations and cultures the importance and sacredness of sound vibrations. The Ancient Egyptians used vowel sound chants in healing, as they believed vowels were sacred. Their priestesses also used musical instruments and presided over healing chapels. The aboriginal people of Australia used an instrument called “didgeridoo” that has been used as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years. The Aborigines uses it to heal broken bones, muscle tears and illness of every kind. In yogic traditions with the use of “bija” which relates to mystical “seed syllables” contained within mantras. Tibetans are also well-known for the use of their healing singing bowls, considered “a symbol of the unknowable” whose “vibrations have been described as the sound of the universe manifesting”.

Today, sound healing is increasingly embraced as the oldest and most gentle method of healing that exists. With modern science we can use right frequencies in the right combinations to achieve effective form of treatment for a number of common disorders such as; insomnia, stress, attention deficit disorder, various immune system issues and emotional disorders to list a few. As we look to the future of sound therapy, we can apply the past traditional knowledge and bridge it with the current advancements in technology to create a profound healing experience for the mind, body, and soul.

References:

https://www.health.com/stress/why-nature-sounds-are-relaxing

https://experiencelife.com/article/the-healing-power-of-sound/

https://www.learnreligions.com/drum-therapy-1729574

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/what-sound-therapy

200  hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Holly

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Holly

I have been so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be the lead instructor for a 200 hours yoga teacher training and to create Choose2be yoga school. It has been amazing to spend 8 weekends with these 12 beautiful beings, like Holly, and also incredible to have 15 different instructors to come lead part of the training. It was alreadyIt has been a really rich and amazing journey in so many different ways. This Spring 2019 YTT was the second YTT that Choose2be had offered and had already improved so much from Spring 2018 YTT. Stay tune to see the headline and details from Spring 2020 YTT.

Part of the participants homework was to write an essay on the topic of their choice and they were aware that I would be posting it on my website. We also did an exercise in the first weekend to create a life affirmation and core desire feeling, I invited them to share it with us. I am so humbled and touched that I got to support these amazing beings on part of their journey and I am looking forward to witness how life unfolds for them.

Holly Mantra: I am a tree, whose love and calm nature encourages others to feel comfortable with themselves.

 Holly Core Desired Feelings: Fearless – Strong – Self Discipline

Holly, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaYTT – A Continued Journey

When I first arrived I walked into a cozy little room where everyone sat on their mats looking towards the door to see who would arrive next. I found an open place and unrolled my yoga mat, scanning the faces around the room, curious about whom these people were and what was their story? I’m not sure any of us knew exactly what to expect but I think deep down we all knew we were where we needed to be and that we would bonded in some way from this journey.

Holly, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaOver the next few days we were all invited to feel safe, and venerable with one another. The social boundaries that can sometimes inhibit us to feel connected as beings were broken down and one by one our hearts opened. I learned very quickly that others shared many of the same reasons and feelings that had brought me here in some way or another. I feel like we all wanted or needed some change in our lives and that we all needed to connect a little more with ourselves and perhaps others.

Holly, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and Yoga

Over the next few weeks our layers continued to shed. We learned from our teachers, learned from each other, and learned from ourselves. And as I learned I realized how invaluable these skills were. I learned how to connect with my true myself and how to listen better to others. I learned new things about my mind and my body. And while further developing our own physical and spiritual practices, our group created a support network of beautiful warriors.

On this path I have connected with lovely people who share a slimier light, I have found encouragement, friendship and confidence. I was able to work through a tough patch in my life and embrace the power of I can’t do that “yet”. I’m filled with love and gratitude for our teachers and for all of the yogis in the classroom that empathically listened to me and supported me. I would like to extend a massive great big hug and thank you to Vero, an amazing woman, who knows the value in sharing this program and who works so hard to create this gift. I know that the effect of the lessons I learned will stay with me forever, and I’m excited to know that for me this was only a stepping a stone to a greater journey.

­~ Namasté

Holly

200  hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Aria

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Aria

I have been so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be the lead instructor for a 200 hours yoga teacher training and to create Choose2be yoga school. It has been amazing to spend 8 weekends with these 12 beautiful beings, like Samantha, and also incredible to have 15 different instructors to come lead part of the training. It was alreadyIt has been a really rich and amazing journey in so many different ways. This Spring 2019 YTT was the second YTT that Choose2be had offered and had already improved so much from Spring 2018 YTT. Stay tune to see the headline and details from Spring 2020 YTT.

Part of the participants homework was to write an essay on the topic of their choice and they were aware that I would be posting it on my website. We also did an exercise in the first weekend to create a life affirmation and core desire feeling, I invited them to share it with us. I am so humbled and touched that I got to support these amazing beings on part of their journey and I am looking forward to witness how life unfolds for them.

Mantra: I am sacred geometry whose patterns and beauty  help others to love and understand their inner selves.

The Third Eye Chakra, by Aria Kostamo

Aria, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaThe Third eye chakra or Ajna chakra is the sixth chakra in the basic chakra system. This chakra is associated with creation, patterns, and magnetism. The element for this chakra is mind. It allows one to see through the grand illusion and access inner and cosmic truths. It’s where our reality is manifested into creation. “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy frequency and vibration” Nikola Tesl

Vibration: a wiggle in time

Wave: a wiggle in space and time that transports energy

Quantum: very small increments or parcels into which many forms of energy are subdivided.

In modern science we are understanding that everything in our reality is a big infinite field of vibrating energy. In quantum physics we can see that everything is made up of vibrating molecules, and those molecules are made up of atoms that are also vibrating. Those atoms are made up of even smaller bits called subatomic particles that have large amounts of space in between them. These subatomic particles are all vibrating and spinning around all the time. The universe is in a constant state of motion. Theoretically the vibration that everything carries emanates a field that is interconnected with all other fields across the entire universe. This vast field that, permeates the entire universe is known as electromagnetic energy. In simpler terms basically all things are interconnected and vibrating.

At the most basic level our bodies are made up of particles (energy) constantly coming in and out of our being to create the person you see before you. That energy organizes itself through chakras and meridians. Each chakra corresponds with a certain frequency. Thanks to quantum physics we know that everything in the universe is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies (as stated above).

Even things that look solid are made up of vibrational energy fields at the quantum level. Each individual cell, a tree, a book, a crystal, and even subatomic particle all have a vibration. The vibration that each chakra emanates can be linked to a multitude of things that share a similar vibration such as colour, sound, smells, thoughts, and emotions.

In the picture above we can see the different wavelengths of the visible (to us) spectrum of light. Red has a longer wavelength resulting in a lower frequency where violet has a shorter wavelength resulting in a higher frequency.

Unit: 1 vibration per second=1 hertz (hz)

The electromagnetic spectrum is a continuous range of waves extending from radio waves to gamma waves. See picture above. Our eyes can only see a small portion of what is out there. There is so much out there in the vast and beautiful universe. Our sense just begin to skim the surface of all that’s out there in the vast ocean of reality.

In recent years we’ve even been able to record the wavelengths in our brain waves and the Hertz associated with those different brainwaves. Its theorized that even emotions and thoughts carry specific vibrations that can be recorded, organized, and understood.

The role of the Sixth Chakra is to compute the constant sea of vibrations through our senses then project them to create the reality we experience before us. For example through our eyes we sense light and the different vibratory states it can be in, then that data is put through our mind and projected into the things we see. The sounds waves we hear are computed for us to experience different noises. There are also frequencies that we can’t hear or see but yet our body can still sense them through other senses. Such as, a horror movie will use a super low frequency noise undetectable to the human ear that will evoke a sense of fear in the person due to their other senses being able to pick up that frequency. There is theorized to be 18 senses that our mind is constantly obtaining data from. These senses are sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and tactile pressure, heat and cold, pain, muscular coordination and balance, thirst, hunger, and sex drive . There is an enormous amount of data coming in at all times. If we were aware of every little bit of it, our consciousnesses would be way too overwhelmed by the amount of information coming in so most of this work is done unconsciously. This means we are unaware of it all we don’t have to think about all the data to see it just happens. Similar to how we don’t have to think about our heart pumping or our immune system working. Our unconscious does that for us so the only information coming into our consciousness is the stuff necessary to our survival and well being.

Clair: French name for clear.

Once the third eye or sixth chakra (sometimes also referred to as the sixth sense) is open and flowing one can experience heightened inner senses. Such as Clairvoyance: Clear seeing, or psychic sight is usually very subtle and allows us to see objects, symbols, and events that are not perceivable by our everyday senses. Usually seen in the third eye also sometimes called the mind’s eye. This is what allows us to see things in our dreams and imagination. We can imagine things that don’t exist yet in this world.

Clairaudience: Clear hearing. It allows us to hear sounds beyond our ordinary sense of hearing. Said to enable one to hear higher self, guardian angels and spirits. E.g someone’s driving to work and they hear a voice out of nowhere telling them to take the next exit, so they do. Only to later hear that there was a huge accident up the road which they barely missed.

Clairsentience: Clear feeling. Also known as a strong sense of empathy or sympathy. It allows one to experience another’s feelings and emotions. E.g. you can walk into a room of stressed people and you can feel the stress in the room right away. Or how one can feel when someone’s feeling sad or upset even before they say anything about it.

Claircognizant: Clear knowing, allows someone to just know things. Also known as intuition or inner knowing. Some examples; a woman could just know she is pregnant even before she even taken a test. Or how some people just get this inner knowing about whether someone’s telling the truth or not.

Inner balance and movement: This help provide the body knowledge of where it is in space.

Higher Compassion: The ability to understand where someone is on their spiritual, emotional, and mental journey. Able to treat others with a strong sense of unconditional love and compassion rather than feeling sorry or pitying them.

Physical attributes; said to reign over the middle of the forehead just above the brows. Most people actually, have a natural slight indentation in this spot. The third eye controls the various bio-rhythms of the body. It works in harmony with the hypothalamus which directs the body’s thirst, hunger, sexual desire and the biological clock that determines our aging process. The pituitary gland is an important gland governed by this chakra. This master gland is responsible for secreting various hormones that cause a direct effect on all other endocrine glands in the body. Some important glands that the pituitary gland helps out are the thyroid, adrenal glands and reproductive organs.

Physical ailments when out of balance

  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Blurred vision
  • Sinus issues
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Thyroid problems
  • Seizures

When energy is week or low it can result in

  • Lack of creativity
  • weak intuition
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fearful of the unknown
  • Dualistic viewpoint
  • Disconnected from the universe
  • Unable to see the bigger picture
  • uninterested in spirituality
  • depressed

When energy is too strong (Meaning too much flow of energy into it without being grounded enough through the chakras below it. It cold potentially cause some of the attributes:

  • Judgmental
  • inability to understand or integrate their inner senses. This can cause hallucinations, and delusions.
  • Paranoia
  • Unable to distinguish boundaries of the real world and the dream (or astral) world.
  • can develop beliefs that they are better then others. Feel as if they are superior in some way.
  • Highly stubborn and unforgiving
  • Over active mind in analyzing things in a judgmentally way.
  • excessive daydreaming and other forms of escapism
  • anxiety

When chakra is in balance one can experience

  • Good intuition
  • Active imagination
  • Compassionate
  • Connected to inner senses
  • able to see patterns in the universe
  • Good insight and self-awareness
  • Emotional balance
  • Forgiving
  • recognize truth from illusion
  • Lucid dreaming
  • Balancing the chakra
  • Open up to wisdom
  • Seek out new ideas and perspectives.

Opening up to new beliefs and understandings can help one bring back a harmonious flow of energy within this chakra. Looking into your inner wisdom e.g being an observer of one’s thoughts and actively learning about oneself. Look into all the beliefs you’ve picked up during your life and figure out which ones bring harmony to your life and which ones no longer serve your highest good. Most of our current beliefs come from the people we grew up around so our parents, siblings, teachers etc. As well as the culture you were subjected to. Ask yourself which beliefs hold true to me within my heart and which ones do I actually not really enjoy or resonate with. They can even be a belief you once really resonated with but as you grow and change over time it no longer feels relevant within you anymore, and that’s perfectly okay. That’s how we grow! So maybe that belief that someone’s 4th grade teacher said to them doesn’t ring true to them at their core but, 4th grade them didn’t know that so they adopted the belief the teacher gave them and have integrated it into their being up until now. There’s so many ideas and “truths” we take with us for years and years that bring us stress and disharmony rather than making us feel at harmony and peace within. Look at your beliefs and find out where they originated from.

Color Therapy: The color associated with this chakra is Indigo. It also responds well to indigo (or purple), the whole spectrum of the rainbow, and sunlight. Eating a good array of colors in your diet and getting enough natural sunlight is a good idea. As well as foods with a purple color to them such as prunes, dates, blackberries, blueberries, figs, raisins, eggplant, purple cabbage, purple kale, purple carrots, and purple potatoes.

Sound: The sound ANG and 852 hz

You can also find binaural beats made specifically for this chakra.

Yoga poses

  •  downward facing dog
  • forward fold
  • shoulder stand
  • handstand
  • headstand
  • child’s pose
  • Meditation is also highly beneficial for this chakra

Aromatherapy

  • Sandalwood
  • Frankincense
  • Jasmine
  • Rosemary
  • Patchouli
  • Bay Laurel
  • nutmeg
  • Lavender
  • Lilac

Bibliography

https://blog.mindvalley.com/third-eye-chakra-ajna/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_eye

The Chakra Series: Ajna

Books

-Chakra yoga teachers manual- written by David Goulet and Marina Helleran

-Healing through chakra therapy

-Biology of belief- Bruce Lipton

– Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality-Paul Levy

-The way of zen-Allan Watts

200  hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Ivy

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training homework essay from Ivy

I have been so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be the lead instructor for a 200 hours yoga teacher training and to create Choose2be yoga school. It has been amazing to spend 8 weekends with these 12 beautiful beings, like Ivy, and also incredible to have 15 different instructors to come lead part of the training. It was alreadyIt has been a really rich and amazing journey in so many different ways. This Spring 2019 YTT was the second YTT that Choose2be had offered and had already improved so much from Spring 2018 YTT. Stay tune to see the headline and details from Spring 2020 YTT.

Part of the participants homework was to write an essay on the topic of their choice and they were aware that I would be posting it on my website. We also did an exercise in the first weekend to create a life affirmation and core desire feeling, I invited them to share it with us. I am so humbled and touched that I got to support these amazing beings on part of their journey and I am looking forward to witness how life unfolds for them.

Ivy 3 core desire feelings: Love, Balanced and peaceful
Ivy Mantra: I am the eagle whose bravery and love brings light and life to the world.

Ivy, Healing yoga - Yoga teacher Training, Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo, Nanaimo, YTT, 200 hours YTT, 200 hours YTT Nanaimo, YTT Nanaimo, VIU, Vancouver Island University, Yoga Nanaimo, Yoga, Training, Training Nanaimo, Yoga Certification, Yoga Certification Nanaimo, Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Nanaimo, Yin Yoga Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Personal Training Nanaimo, Personal Trainer Nanaimo, Bootcamp Nanaimo, Fitness class Nanaimo, Health Nanaimo, Nutrition Nanaimo, Wellness Nanaimo, Workout Nanaimo, Sculpt Nanaimo Can Fit Pro Certification, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pro Trainer Nanaimo, Pro Trainer, Experience Yoga Instructor, Experience Yoga Teacher, Experience Yoga Instructor Nanaimo, Experience Yoga teacher Nanaimo - Meditation and YogaIndigenizing Your Yoga Practice

I want to begin by recognizing the Snuneymuxw First Nation for allowing us on their unceded territory. My English name is Ivy Richardson and my traditional name is Snowmokadice. My family on my mother’s side is from the Nuxalk and Gusgimukw Nations and on my father’s side I am a mix of French, English, Irish and Scottish.

I was inspired to create a yoga series called the 7 law series(connect with me if interested to hear more about this series) from the Yoga Yamas and Niyamas. Essentially the Yamas and Niyamas are values/ethics to live by. In Indigenous cultures we also have a set of ethics/values to live by called the 7 Laws (sometimes called the 7 Sacred Teachings or 7 Grandfather Teachings). These laws can vary from nation to nation but have been adopted by most. These teachings are especially important for me as an Indigenous person living in an urban environment. As important as it is to have a daily physical practice it is just as and maybe more important in my opinion that you live your Yamas and Niyamas and the same rings truth for living the 7 Laws. Each teaching tells a story, is interconnected and represented by an animal. People all over the world should and do follow these teachings. Though I won’t go into detail here about each teaching and how it is represented I will share the 7 Laws: Respect, Love, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and truth. How do we as Indigenous peoples live these teachings and walk in a good way each and every day? With respect, I believe the healthy and healing movements of yoga fused with the teachings of the 7 Laws can help people walk in a good way in their daily life and at the same time you are indeed Indigenizing your practice.

Some other ways you can indigenize your physical practice include but aren’t limited to:

  1. Incorporating different cleansing methods in your practice(smudging, brushing off with an eagle feather, candle or cedar…this will vary depending on your nation or teachings around cleansing).
  2. Translating your practice from English or Sanskrit into your traditional language.
  3. Using a drum beat to guide your practice.
  4. Be Indigenous and practice Yoga. J

*Please don’t appropriate a culture that isn’t yours. The 7 laws are universal teachings  for all peoples and should be followed by all but be respectful of specific teachings from specific nations.*

Gila’kasla