Meditation, Naperville Magazine’s Inteview with Michelle Rae Sobi

If you haven’t done so already, check out the January 2018 copy of Naperville Magazine for some helpful tips on meditation.

Meditation
Practicing meditation for just a few minutes a day has benefits, including “clarity of thought, reduction of stress, and overall improved health,” says Michelle Rae Sobi, owner of Power Edge Yoga in Naperville. But where should a meditation newbie begin? “I’m a big fan of Oprah and Deepak’s 21-day challenge app,” says Sobi, “and it’s free.”

“Take it slow. Set a daily reminder for two minutes. Over time, increase to five minutes. If that goes well, continue increasing. Just a few moments can create an instant reset,” she says.

“Listening to guided meditation such as Aqueous Transmission by Incubus can do the job in seven minutes.”

Naperville Magazine
January 2018

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What is your media?

The New Year is approaching. It is a time of renewal, new beginnings, and offers a clean slate.

Social media in 2017 was heavily littered with negativity. Let’s hold a space for something greater than the hype and buzz surrounding endless scandals.

Allow yourself to feel good and share good juju all around you! Do something radical…turn off the news from time to time. Read a good book. Pet a dog. Take a walk with a friend. Enjoy the sunset

Give yourself permission to enjoy life. Show your loved ones how it’s done.

Happy New Year, let’s choose happiness.

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Slow and steady wins the race. Take small steps towards your goals. One at a time. Little measures. Health is rarely won on a New Year’s Resolution. It’s the other 364 days that matter.

Top Ten YTT Questions

Here are the top ten questions about our yoga teacher training, and answers…

    1. Q: Am I advanced enough in my practice to take the training?
      A: Yes! All levels are welcome to yoga teacher training! Whether you’re a seasoned yoga or just getting started, everybody can benefit from taking some time to gaze inward.
    2. Q: I heard the training is really expensive, is that true?
      A: Our training is priced at $,1899 and we offer monthly payments of $99/month.  Most people find they can afford our training.
    3. Q: Do I really need to quit my job to make time for the training?
      A: No. We offer flexible scheduling for our training. Train with us on any of our training days. Simply register for them each week, and once you complete the syllabus, you graduate.
    4. Q: Do I need to learn Sanskrit to pass the training?
      No. While we honor and respect the tradition of teaching in Sanskrit, we offer our training in English. Those seeking to expand their practice to include Sanskrit are encouraged to do so.
    5. Q: When does the next session of yoga teacher training begin?
      A: We offer year-round training so you can begin anytime. Keep in mind our sessions can sell out.
    6. Q: I have an injury and cannot do yoga. Do I have to wait to start my training?
      A: No. You can start anytime. Many students choose to audit the class and do not do yoga. The yoga postures (asanas) are only one part of the training.
    7. Q: Is this a Yoga Alliance Course?
      A: Yes! Upon graduation, you may register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200.
    8. Q: What is an RYT and how do the hours work?
      A: An RYT is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. An RYT-200 denotes a student has completed a 200-hour teacher training. An RYT-300 denotes a student has completed both a 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training and may register as an RYT-500.
    9. Q: Must I take the training in person?
      A: Yes. Yoga Alliance requires the majority of the training be taken in person.
    10. Q: Why is Edge Yoga School® tuition so much less than everybody else?
      A: We believe that the burden of expensive yoga teacher training tuition drives up the cost of public yoga classes. It is our intention to offer affordable yoga and the best way we know to do that is to offer affordable training.

 

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