EDUCATION ON THE YOGIC LIFE

The health, clarity and joy of the yogic path rely on a foundation of both practice and study. The following information and resources can help you learn more about yoga traditions and philosophy, and wellness principles for daily living.

Michele and Mehrad’s common mission is to share the transformative practices of Raja Yoga that unveil true human potential. They are known for their joyful, genuine, empathetic and down-to-earth teaching style. They openly share their lives and their hearts with students, with respect for every individual’s unique spiritual path.

Mary Oliver for Corona Times
(Thoughts after the poem Wild Geese)


You do not have to become totally zen,
You do not have to use this isolation to make your marriage better,
your body slimmer, your children more creative.
You do not have to “maximize its benefits”
By using this time to work even more,
write the bestselling Corona Diaries,
Or preach the gospel of ZOOM.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body unlearn
everything capitalism has taught you,
(That you are nothing if not productive,
That consumption equals happiness,
That the most important unit is the single self.
That you are at your best when you resemble an efficient machine).
Tell me about your fictions, the ones you’ve been sold,
the ones you sheepishly sell others,
and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world as we know it is crumbling.
Meanwhile the virus is moving over the hills,
suburbs, cities, farms and trailer parks.
Meanwhile The News barks at you, harsh and addicting,
Until the push of the remote leaves a dead quiet behind,
a loneliness that hums as the heart anchors.
Meanwhile a new paradigm is composing itself in our minds,
Could birth at any moment if we clear some space
From the same tired hegemonies.
Remember, you are allowed to be still as the white birch,
Stunned by what you see,
Uselessly shedding your coils of paper skins
Because it gives you something to do.
Meanwhile, on top of everything else you are facing,
Do not let capitalism coopt this moment,
laying its whistles and train tracks across your weary heart.
Even if your life looks nothing like the Sabbath,
Your stress boa-constricting your chest.
Know that your antsy kids, your terror, your shifting moods,
Your need for a drink have every right to be here,
And are no less sacred than a yoga class.
Whoever you are, no matter how broken,
the world still has a place for you, calls to you over and over
announcing your place as legit, as forgiven,
even if you fail and fail and fail again.
remind yourself over and over,
all the swells and storms that run through your long tired body
all have their place here, now in this world.
It is your birthright to be held
deeply, warmly in the family of things,
not one cell left in the cold.

– Adrie Kusserow

Walt Baptiste: Pioneer in Physical Culture by Trisha Lamb

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Thrive Talk Radio Rico Caveglia with Michele Hébert

Real Wellness Real Fast – Rico and Michele discuss aging, reaching full potential, and the practice of yoga to create wellness and health. The discussion explores Michele’s experience in yoga, her training and work with Walt Baptiste, and the aspects of exercise, weight training, and yoga for mental and physical health.

Conscious LifeStyles Radio Ginger Leilani Chapin interview with Michele Hébert

Ginger and Michele Hébert discuss the Tenth Door, life changing moments, life direction, Michele’s moving to California, and growing in Raja Yoga.

BlogTalk Radio by Kimberly McGeorge – Interview with Michele Hébert on Holistic Energy Healing

Host Kimberely McGeorge talks and Michele Hébert discuss mind-body-spirit integration.

Voice of Russia Interview by Ric Young

About Pioneering in Yoga and the Tenth Door
Host Ric Young talks with Michele Hébert and her pioneering in the teaching of yoga and meditation for health benefits in the varied fields of medicine, fitness, education, the spa industry, and the corporate wellness arena.

WebTalkRadio.net with Michele Hébert

Yoga: Mastering our Mind to Improve our Lives
The scientific, “show-me” mindset of the U.S. may think of yoga only as an assortment of body positions. But yoga is a far richer subject. Its goal is to harmonize body, mind, and spirit with the outer world, to unite the whole being with a universal consciousness. In her new book, The Tenth Door: An Adventure Through the Jungles of Enlightenment, this week’s guest, Michele Hebert, tells of her own journey from a midwestern upbringing in Cleveland to studying under renowned Yogi Raj, Walt Baptiste, to long stays in the jungles of El Salvador.

Michele interview by Joanne Greggians of KGO Radio

Tenth Door and other aspects of Michele’s adventure through life and her experiences, including discussion on Michele’s time with Walt Baptiste and Magana.

Michele interview by Tim Jacquet on BlogTalkRadio

Yoga & Meditation in the work place. You can listen to the interview session by clicking the play icon below.

A Teacher’s Teacher by Bette Timm
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Practicing Certain Poses Creates a Sense of Power by Wynne Parry
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Albert Einstein: “A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated …” Click here to download PDF of full quote

Fit To Meditate by Michele Hebert
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