Opening song: This Little Light of Mine by Odetta
Featured practice/excerpt: Learn and practice the Ujjayi, or oceanic, breath for relaxation and energy.
Ujjayi (pronounced oo-jai) breathing gives us the ability to focus our attention through the breath. It translates as the “victorious breath.” A note about this breath, it can relax us and energize us at the same time.
“There is a Light in Me” by Anna Swir
Whether in daytime or in nighttime
I always carry inside
In the middle of noise and turmoil
I carry silence.
I carry light and silence.
Caryl Church Jesseph (she/her) is a Curriculum and Education Developer and Mindful Educator with Mind Body Align. Along with 15 years of experience in public schools as a K-12 art educator, Caryl is also a certified yoga teacher, published writer, exhibited artist, and winner of the Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator Award and The Carrie Nordlund Award.
Caryl earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Kent State University. She compliments her work with modalities rooted in storytelling, visual art, movement, play, and ecological connection. She is passionate about creating welcoming, safe, inclusive, equity-focused spaces that support people’s mindful awareness and connection to self, others and the natural world. Outside of the classroom, Caryl can often be found photographing wildflowers, writing stories, or enjoying live music.