Yoga and non-denomination spiritual direction My name is Terry Johnson and I am a spiritual director and yoga therapist who thrives on helping others find mental, physical and spiritual wholeness. I hold a master’s degree in education and am a Yoga Alliance experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) as well as a certified yoga therapist with certification by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
I'm certified by Manju Pattabhi Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga System. I have studied at the San Francisco Theological Seminary and hold a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction. I love helping students uncover the connection with the very real Divine and finding ways to live that connection on and off the mat.
yogainternational.com Actionable steps you and your community can take to respond to and prevent abuse with competency and accountability.
This is what it looks like for yoga communities to stand with victims.
donnafarhi.co.nz IYNAUS received the Report and Executive Summary from the independent investigator, Ms. Bernadette Sargeant. She has concluded that Manouso Manos engaged in inappropriate touching on a number of occasions between 2005 and the present. Manouso must now cease using the Iyengar Yoga name and the Iyenga...
Important reading for anyone involved in the Ashtanga community, especially those offering workshops and teacher training. This may be a good time for all to meditate on what lessons we want to pass along...
yogamindmedicine.blogspot.com Mind Medicine - the Ashtanga Yoga Darshana of Sri K Pattabhi Jois
This is an extremely well done podcast. I know many people who are not in the yoga world who loved it. However, I think those of us who consider yoga our personal practice should hear these stories. As we’ve come to find out over the last few years, yoga communities (and ALL systems of yoga) are in no way exempt from the #MeToo movement.
refinery29.com An ESPN 30 for 30 podcast is taking a deep dive into Bikram Choudhury's rape allegations. The producer explains why this story is especially relevant now.
Until diverse representation is a norm, meaning it becomes the established and unquestioned standard, the conversation (and the work) is not complete.
Yes! We are ready to announce
Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body, follow – up to Yoga and Body Image : 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body!
Check out the collection of these inspiring shared narratives and see the amazing Dianne Bondy Yoga photographed by Sarit Photography for the new book cover.
To see the full list of contributors, details on how to win an advanced copy and word on the upcoming Yoga + Body Image virtual book club -- read on and please consider sharing the good news with your circles --> http://ybicoalition.com/announcing-yoga-rising-30-empowering-stories-from-yoga-renegades-for-every-body/
Friends, this speaks to ashtanga practitioners but also to those who just want to have a more organic experience of sacred embodiment. This is one of those articles I wish I'd written! Thanks to the author for a really engaging piece and thanks to Robin Enochs for bringing it to my attention.
spaciousyoga.com There are some branches of yoga, as well as some outspoken teachers within the Ashtanga fold, who strongly insist on rigid and dogmatic postural alignment..
npr.org So-called 'trauma-aware yoga' has mind and body benefits, says Georgetown research.
A report released today by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality calls for specialized yoga programs to be offered widely to girls in the juvenile justice system amidst growing evidence that they can help them overcome the harmful effects of pervasive childhood trauma.
“Girls in the juvenile justice system deserve support in healing and overcoming the devastating effects of childhood trauma that so many of them have experienced,” said lead author Rebecca Epstein, executive director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality. “Trauma-informed yoga is a powerful tool to help girls build a brighter future.”
Read more at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/press-releases/yoga-helps-at-risk-girls.cfm
So many things to love about this article...
"While a yoga practice can indeed be a healing respite from our day-to-day lives, the deep self-reflection that it invites requires a level of vulnerability. That kind of openness is not likely to happen if a person feels marginalized in a yoga studio." Beth Berila
ashtanga-yoga-germany.com Thomas: How was it taught originally by your father at his yoga school in Mysore? Manju: My father was not that rigorous. A good teacher likes to give. My father had that quality.
ashtangayogaathens.com Yoga practice is not an exercise class and it’s not a workout. It’s vigorous and physically challenging, but that’s just the means rather than the end.
“When yoga teachers are ashamed of their aging bodies, they send a pretty powerful message to their students that says being young, thin, and hip are all that matters. Instead, [teachers] need to present themselves fully—wrinkles, gray hair, laugh lines, and all—and step into exactly who they are: wise and beautiful. I do see how difficult that is in a world where youthful beauty trumps all; to do that, we all need courage, strength, and good role models.” - Linda Sparrowe in Yoga and Body Image
Beautiful explanation of yoga and how it intersects with world religions. Hint: it's not just asana...
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thecoast.ca Manju Jois has given lessons on ashtanga yoga for nearly five decades. His father’s pupil at age seven, and a teacher since 15, Jois’s ashtanga...
pikeyoga.com Pike Yoga, located in Germantown, Tennessee, is a yoga studio and personal training studio for people in the Germantown and Memphis area!
Manju Jois, son of Pattabhi Jois, graciously let me film him answering a few questions while we were having breakfast in Maui. I hope you enjoy his answers a...
Any help is appreciated - nothing is too small...
Some of you have asked for our holiday "wish list." Here are some general needs of the community. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate those of you who have donated as well as spent time with us in the community already. It means so much...
*Paper products - toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels
*Staples - flour, sugar, spices, coffee, tea, peanut butter
*Canned goods - including soup or soup mix, canned goods
*Breakfast foods - cereal, breakfast bars
*Gift cards - Target, Walgreens, Kroger, Fresh Market
For our women (we have 4 residents - if you choose to buy things for the women, we would ask that you give 4 separate things - so, instead of a large package of socks, please give one pair per person; if you choose to spend $20 on a gift card, please give 4 - $5 cards instead of one $20 card - it's wonderful for them to know you are thinking of each of them specifically.
*Pretty note cards for letter writing
*Starbucks or Panera gift cards
Gift cards can be sent directly to the P.O. Box. If you would like us to pick something up, we are happy to do that. Simply send a private message through facebook or email [email protected].
Monetary donations can also be made though PayPal on our website.
Blessings to you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Check out our latest Tumbler blog from The Poet Adam on his, Thoughts of a Savasana. He is going through our Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and writing about his experiences in his own unique way. It's brilliant and beautiful! You can also take his Par-CORE class at the studio on Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30 that he & Megan teach. All around the Delta Groove Yoga family is just super cool! We love them
ashtangayogapoetjourney.tumblr.com A few stuttering breaths enter my lungs. My eyelids are painting vivid swirls spots, leftover images still etched in my retinas. My stomach rises and falls, rises and falls with a rhythm designed to...
Adam is a thoughtful and gifted writer - enjoy!
ashtangayogapoetjourney.tumblr.com Delta Groove Yoga's 2014 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training
Friends, this is our Memphis Ashtanga studio and school! Tamara McColgan and I are so happy to be authorized by Manju Jois to teach this healing system of yoga and to call this our yoga home.
Great for new and old students - would love to see you!
conta.cc - purpose and geometry of sun salutations, standing postures and closing sequence
Yoga teacher training (200/300) beginning Fall 2014!
Information and registration is now available for the 200/300 hour ashtanga vinyasa yoga teacher training at deltagrooveyoga.com! We'd love to have you join us and discover the teacher you were meant to be! 200 hour teacher training for under $3000 if you register and pay before August 1st! Payment plans for both trainings available.
[05/30/14] Information and registration is now available for the 200/300 hour ashtanga vinyasa yoga teacher training at deltagrooveyoga.com! We'd love to have you join us and discover the teacher you were meant to be! 200 hour teacher training for under $3000 if you register and pay before August 1st! Payment plans for both trainings available.
[05/15/14] Thanks for a great first day of Thursday Mysore at Delta Groove Yoga. I love to share what Manju Jois and Greg Tebb have taught me over the years. I'm grateful to be trusted by my teachers to be a messenger for the wisdom of this practice. Parampara is important to ashtanga yogis - come find out why...
[05/07/14] The only Memphis area Mysore Ashtanga class starts at Delta Groove Yoga next Thursday (5/15) This is a perfect way to start your practice, find a recipe that works to keep you on the mat if you are injured or continue to grow your already strong practice. Come between 9:45 and 11:45 (Adjustments begin at 10:00 and end at 11:30) I look forward to seeing you there! All levels encouraged and welcomed!
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I am a 35 year old mother of 4 and I have been in the childcare field for 17 years. I am CPR/FIRST AID Certified. I LOVE enriching young minds and forming long lasting relationships.
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The ENVS Program at Rhodes College offers an innovative curriculum that allows students to combine study across many academic disciplines.
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