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Talent Resource/Student to Teacher Connecting Service

As an intuitive counselor, experienced yoga student, and teacher I am aware of this:

In order to experience a successful disciplined yoga practice, we must resonate and feel inspired by our teachers. Unfortunately, a simple personality clash can repel a student from ever coming back to the mat. I strive to assist in connecting yoga students to yoga teachers for mutually beneficial experiences.

“Different Strokes, Different Folks.”

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Did you know Regular Cleansing is Important for your Health? By: Shannon Connell, Health Psychology/RawFoods Educator

No matter how conscious and active we are in our health regime and lifestyles, environmental toxins inevitably find there way into our bodies via multiple pathways such as; the food we eat, air we breath, water we drink, etc. It is unavoidable. Cleansing offers us the opportunity to actively participate in our wellness, clearing ourselves of dangerous toxins, assisting our skin, kidneys, liver, bowels, etc. in transforming and excreting toxins. Unfortunately, without cleansing maintenance, our bodies become saturated and unable to keep up with our current environmental pollution crises. Thus, toxins become stored in our body’s tissue, fat, and organs.  Resulting in not only physical disturbances but mental disturbances as well, such as increased vulnerability to stress.

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Depression and Anxiety: It’s the Now or Never Calling.

Depression and Anxiety: It’s the Now or Never Calling.  By: Shannon Connell, Health Psychology

Depression and Anxiety maybe aren’t disorders of mind, rather disorders of focus. It is the chance to surrender and heal soul wounds. And why is it not socially acceptable to take a few days to rest and restore in preparation for change? To such degree you need a Doctor’s note to take some time off from the rat race, and relationships feel threatened? Socially, most are conditioned to find joy in other’s company. Media boast about all the parties, and travels. What about the company you keep with yourself? Depression isn’t healed with medication, or avoidance through social escapes. Research supports that medications make depression worse.  Depression is healed with love, loving self, and taking the time and space to explore soul wounds to heal.

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Limitation is Due to The Mind.

Everyone looks at things from their own viewpoint. There are multiple truths, multiple perspectives, based on the perception. This shows not only distinctions in perceptional experience, but also distinction of one mind’s view from others. The mind perceives from its own experience and preparation.

Self forgets itself by relating to mind and body. As humans, we eat, breathe, love, and die within our physical forms. So it makes sense we associate with the physical. Our experiences within the physical create much of our mind stuff. But we are so much more! True Nature becomes imbued with the belief that it is limited to the body, and starts to think of itself as a product of cause and effect, time, a particular family, society, nation, planet. Thus, the soul gets shut out from true life.  Limitation is due to the mind. When this is realized the psychological self can reach beyond the things of the mind.

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To accept disappointment for another to be true to themSelf- Love.

There is incredible opportunity to experience Divine Love through letting go of attachment to how we desire love to show up in our lives.  A Divine Love that seeps into our Be-ing through the practice of just showing up, grounding, clearing, truly seeing and admitting, letting go, and letting God.  I am currently a fan, and humbled practitioner, of not personalizing experience in relationship, even the relationship to Self.  To love with out need, greed, attachment.  To be playful in the balancing act of giving and receiving.  To be my own provider, witness, creator, destroyer.  To disappoint another to be true to mySelf, and to accept disappointment for another to be true to themSelf.  Is this grace, beauty, True Love?

Finding acceptance in the Highest.  Gratitude in the surrender. Excitement in the tests of Faith.  The ecstatic Soul which gets to learn something new.  Free W.I.L.L.- Willingness In Life & Learning, centered in Joy regardless of storm.

Courage for this conduit to flow Love.  No Thing lasts forever.

Intention.  Repetition.  May me/we Be receptive to Divine Grace.

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True Love.  The I in I.

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Stress: Acute and Chronic

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Stress: Acute and Chronic

Research by: Shannon Connell

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is a field of research that deals with the interaction of the central nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system, and how these systems can be altered through behavior and stress. The immune, nervous, and endocrine systems communicate to maintain health. PNI is interested in the effects of thoughts and emotion on immune functioning. Stress affects the entire being, nerves, cells, tissues, and systems of the body. Stress if held, can disrupt nervous, endocrine, and immune system functioning resulting in “dis-ease” of body and mind.

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Yoga Teacher Training Tutor/Mentorship

Shannon is qualified to operate her own Yoga Teacher Trainings and is developing programming currently.  She has participated in over 1,000 hours of Teacher training herself, and has been teaching yoga full time for over a 14 years.  Her practice extends beyond what is observed in public view, and her understanding of yoga and it’s discipline is tip top.

Yoga Teacher Trainings can be incredibly packed with out much support or mentorship outside of the classroom.  Shannon has spent hours answering YTT student’s questions and supporting them in their transformation.  Teacher trainings are also discerning of who they will accept into their programs, based on physical abilities, etc.  Shannon is willing to coach students through safely modifying their yoga practices, so as to allow them the confidence and practice participation required for yoga teacher certification.

Shannon will assist you in sequencing, finding your voice, and adapting the asana so that you can participate safely in receiving your required yoga class hours, etc.  If you are challenged in conceptualizing a theory, or are needing to practice your teaching and receive feedback and coaching, or tutoring in projects and assignments, Shannon can help.

Same rates apply for private yoga sessions

60 minutes-$75

90 minutes-$100

$1 per minute fees if sessions extend beyond 90 minutes.  Fees are subject to change via commute, etc.

Did you Know: The Chronic Fatigue Epidemic is a Symptom of a Dis-eased Zietgeist?

By: Shannon Connell, www.shannonconnellhealth.com

“No man can surpass his own time, for the spirit of his time is also his own spirit” – Georg HegelIMG_7858

Nearly everyone struggles with being overtired and feeling overworked at some point. For too many of us, life is full of pressure. We are struggling to cope with extraordinary levels, managing constant floods of information and demands, and loosing time for pleasure. A large proportion of our population is feeling tired and stressed out, and wants to know why! The relaxed lifestyle of our ancestors, now for most doesn’t exist. Most are not even aware of how much stress they are under. Over the last century lifestyles have changed drastically, but human bodies have not. We had created technologies to assist us in doing things in less time, such as laundry, dishes, transportation, communication, etc. yet we have less time. The fast paced lifestyle of our current culture has health, prosperity, and productivity consequences. The epidemic of chronic fatigue is perhaps a reflection of how our bodies are not adapted to the increasing demands of the current cultural conditioning and economics.

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Agribusiness: Why did humans abandon their job to protect Nature? By: Shannon Connell

Introduction

The unethical practices of food production and its transportation, packaging, and sales are the major contributors to the environmental and health crisis humans now face (Lappe, 2010). This becomes evident as the U.S. Federal government offers only 3% of annual funding to public health interventions in disease prevention and community health education (Schneider, 2006). The depletion of soil, water, and air along with the production of low nutritionally content foods and their consumption are major contributors to environmental pollution and to the current chronic disease epidemic, known as Syndrome X (Monat, Lazarus, & Reevy, 2007). Corporate control of our food supply has not only created a disconnection to Earth and Spirit, but has created a capitalistic overtaking which is inconsiderate of human and environmental well being (Hammers, 2002). There is interconnection between stress and cortisol levels, eating behavior and food choices, human health and environmental health (Epel, Lapidus, McEwen, & Brownell, 2001). Understanding the interconnectedness between all beings and all things is a vital realization for conflict resolution.

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