Congratulations to RSE Student Jessica Whitney of Fire Within Yoga in Yelm for Making Headline News with her Great Work

Congratulations to RSE Student and Yoga Instructor Jessica Whitney of Fire Within Yoga in Yelm for Making Headline News with her Great Work!

Read News Articles:
“Remember to Breathe: Fire Within Yoga”
“Yoga Can Help With Back Pain”

Jessica Whitney will be holding an optional Yoga Class during the upcoming RSE Extended Mind Training event and July Events, 2016 at RSE.


A letter from Jessica Whitney

During my first RSE event in 2005, I got to know my body in a new way. I was never asked to demonstrate my will of sitting for long periods of time. Among other things, I experienced severe low back pain from my poor posture sitting on a pillow in the Arena. I had felt back pain chronically in my life before, but the mechanics of Ramtha’s disciplines humbled me greatly, as I realized that I lacked the core muscles and the will to keep my spine erect for the duration of the disciplines. It was apparent to me that I needed to take care of my body, in a new way. I had taken Philosophy of Yoga classes in college, and I learned that yoga perhaps was originally a preparation for long hours of meditation. But I remained a philosopher and did not engage in yoga practice.
“A partner at my next event recommended yoga, and mentioned that yoga was even taught before disciplines at RSE, at a long retreat. My interest was piqued, and thus ten years ago began my yoga journey, nearly the same time as I began my journey with Ramtha at RSE. I took classes and became an instructor. I competed in yoga, I injured myself in yoga, I taught 14 classes per week for years, and then taught no yoga for years. I used yoga to be seen and to look good, and I practiced yoga to surrender in the final relaxation pose (the most important posture) to self-correct those very attitudes toward my body. I experienced yoga in many ways, but I always knew, from my greater self, that a conscious yoga practice, done righteously, with the attention on the breathing, posture, and relaxation, is one of the most elegant and effective preparations of the body … for Focus …. and the Great Work.

“My own healing journey through yoga has been multifaceted and it continues. I now teach yoga sessions, both one-on-one and in group classes, in Yelm and the surrounding areas. I have been featured in the Nisqually Valley News twice, and once with an article on yoga postures to help with back pain. Yoga helped my back and improved my physical agility and strength, and also helped prepare my body for long disciplines. I am excited and honored to be considered to teach yoga classes at the upcoming July 2016 Extended Mind Retreat!”

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