Yoga at Awaken…
Yoga and Awaken have changed my life! I’m in a MUCH better place than I was 3 years ago. Emotionally, spiritually, mentally…and oh yeah, physically! Thank you for creating Awaken and having the courage to run this business. Thank you for bringing your gifts and talents to the world for the rest of us to enjoy!!
– Jenna H.
Thank you for creating Awaken. I can’t tell you how much happier and better I have felt since coming on a more regular basis this year. Your teachers are amazing and so incredibly helpful and patient. I learn something new every time I take a class. Can’t thank you enough.
– Jan B.
At Awaken Yoga I found a sanctuary & outlet for my stress. I learned how yoga can help my body physically as well as help me mentally and emotionally.
– Kira T.
Awaken Yoga School is the place for your teaching training. Over the years Jennifer Langsdale has taken her incredible and it seems endless knowledge and devised a well-rounded, comprehensive teacher training program that is grounded and dedicated to the true roots of yoga. If you want an authentic experience, look no further than this studio and it’s many offerings. Along with a variety of educational opportunities there are also daily classes, workshops, and massages. I feel extremely blessed to have “awakened” my yogic studies here.
– Amy B.
I have thought many times over the past two years how thankful I am for you and your Teacher Training program. I consistently go back to our notes and handouts from TT and just think about how lucky I am to have gone to such a great yoga school. I always recommend you to anyone I know wanting to become a teacher.
You truly prepared me in every way possible to be the best teacher I can be. From asana, to homework material that I still use ie; release forms / questionnaire etc, to creating bhava and teaching in my own style. I quit my day job to pursue teaching full time in May and couldn’t be happier! Thank you for paving the way. Thank you thank you thank you 🙂
– Gina M.
I dabbled in Yoga for many years and across many states because we moved frequently with the Army. When we finally settled in Ohio, one of the first things I wanted to do was find a Yoga studio and begin seriously practicing Yoga. I had such a strong desire to learn and was extremely fortunate to take my first class with Jennifer Langsdale. Little did I know that meeting her would not only develop into a nurturing teacher / student relationship but additionally, another long time dream of becoming a Yoga Teacher finally came to fruition when I enrolled in Jennifer’s 300 Hour Teacher Training Program.
Studying with Jennifer has provided me with a solid foundation of Yoga Study and Asana Practice. Her program is structured in a way that every class builds on the last and links solidly to the next. The program is designed to provide a balance between reading, lecture, assignments, and practice which promotes individualized growth and development in the study and practice of Yoga. The school setting is a soft, calm, nurturing environment. The curriculum provides a variety of topics and styles providing exposure to various practice styles and thought which helps the student develop a strong solid foundation. As a teacher, Jen is extremely knowledgeable yet flexible and understanding. She helps and guides each and every student develop their own personal and individualized style of practice and teaching. She has high expectations of her students and motivates them to push their boundaries. At the same time, she is always open and understanding – ready to lend a helping hand.
As one of Jen’s students, I only hope to be as inspiring to others as she has been to me. Preparing to branch out on your own can be a daunting concept but no one ever leaves Jen’s school for good. She is always ready to lend an ear or give advice, she wants her students to succeed. She provides ongoing training and classes to support graduates as they continue to learn and improve their craft. Jen’s passion for what she does is contagious. Sharing her love of Yoga is her unending gift of love, health, and wellness for body, mind and spirit, given freely with no attachment to one and all.
– Deborah M.
I am so grateful that I was led to this studio to take my 200 hour certification! I love Jenn and Lisa so much, they are truly wonderful people. Jenn was a phenomenal instructor and her love for yoga really shined through everyday! She made sure to give everyone personal attention and the classes went beyond asana to teach history, philosophy, anatomy and more. I learned how to improve my own practice immensely, while learning how to appropriately instruct others, while having fun! I was also given the chance to teach yoga at this studio once I completed my contact hours, which I am immensely thankful for. This studio offers a various selection of classes, and there is one for everybody from beginner to expert. I would highly recommend this studio to anyone!
– Kara S.
Thanks so much for your support. In reflecting on the experiences of this summer, I am greatly impressed by the quality of instruction, the rigor of the course you have designed, and the wonderful way it has played out with the group (which I am grateful and proud to have been a part of).
I attached my two best pictures of my before and after asanas. That boat pose is a REAL eye opener. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement! It brings a tear to my eye every time I think of it. Lots of Love and Gratitude to you!
I miss these learning immersion opportunities very much, makes me even more grateful for you, your knowledge and how you constantly expand my horizons. I love leaving feeling I have learned but knowing how much more I still have to go. I should have made time for “self care” and booked an appointment with you to stretch me. I will not make that mistake again. Again, I learned so much about working with the population that will use this class. [Chair Yoga Training with Anne Ondrey]– Nancy K.
Just taking a brief moment to send you a message of gratitude for a wonderful, enriched weekend. I sometimes process things at a slower pace, so as I have gone through my morning routines, some of your ideas, thoughts, inspirations are popping up in my head. I sincerely appreciate you in my life and once again am reminded of many things, but most importantly – there are no mistakes. I wish you a day filled with peace and serenity knowing you are a true inspiration to others. Thanks for all that you do. [Chair Yoga Training with Anne Ondrey]– Loretta N.
My care provider kept telling me the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy that my baby was really low. I think it was the prenatal yoga that put him in a good position and made delivery easy! I pushed once! The recovery has been a lot easier this time and I was wondering if a large part was due to no epidural (I had the epidural with my first). It has been an awesome experience and I’m so glad I got a chance to take your classes! Thank you for everything!
– Allison, mama of two
Prenatal yoga changed the course of my pregnancy, labor, and birth. During class, I was able to slow down and connect with both my baby and my pregnant self. Each week I was surprised by what I could no longer do, but also what I could still accomplish. At 39 weeks pregnant I got into pigeon pose and was shocked because I couldn’t get into it years ago, pre-pregnancy! I felt very relaxed, fluid, and at peace after every class. We focused a lot on mantras and positive affirmations, many of which stuck with my subconscious and resurfaced during labor. What I learned in prenatal yoga sparked such intensive research about the birth process and my options that I changed my entire birth plan from a hospital birth with an OBGYN to having a home birth with a midwife and a doula.
– Danielle, first time mama
My breech baby flipped! She is head down and in position! Thanks so much for all your support throughout the prenatal yoga series! I really enjoyed the class and can’t wait to come back for the Baby & Me class!
– Leah, first time mama
Prenatal yoga was instrumental in early labor. I used both breath and movement to manage the pain. In birth, yoga played a big role too as I kept repeating the mantra “my body knows how to give birth, my baby knows how to be born!” It was very reassuring to me.
– Kristen, first time mama
I used prenatal yoga the whole time I was in labor! When I first started to feel contractions, I did figure 8s with my hips. As the contractions became more intense and closer together, I squatted and this helped immensely. Cat – Cow were also one of my best friends during the beginning to relieve back pain. Throughout the rest of labor, slow deep breathing was important, too.
– Susan, mama to three
The moment I met Jennifer Langsdale I knew there was something special about her. I started at Awaken Yoga as a very inexperienced yoga student looking for an outlet for some very intense stress that had been hindering my daily life. My husband and I had been dealing with the heartbreaking experience of infertility. That along with a very stressful work environment and the declining health of both of my parents, life had become more than I could take. At Awaken I found exactly what I needed, a sanctuary and outlet for that stress.
From Jennifer and Lisa I learned how yoga could help my body physically as well as help me mentally and emotionally learn to cope with life’s stresses. After several months of yoga classes, I approached both Lisa and Jennifer at different times about my issues with infertility. They both suggested that I try Inner Wisdom® with Jennifer. Medical intervention was not working and I was willing to try anything. After my First Inner Wisdom® session I felt inspired. I stepped down from a management position at work that was no longer serving me and decided to pursue becoming a Inner Wisdom® practitioner.
About half way through my 8 Inner Wisdom® sessions and 2 weekends into practitioner training I found out I was pregnant. Medically it was the most unlikely time for it to have happened. I truly believe that Jennifer was brought into my life for many reasons. I am so happy I paid attention to the messages I was given.
Over the past year and a half I can say with all honesty she has had a hand in changing my life simply by being a patient teacher, a discreet and compassionate practitioner and maybe most importantly a loving friend.
– Kira T.
I participated in 8 Inner Wisdom® sessions with Jeanette Peters. Jeanette is so full of energy, enthusiasm, and passion which complement her genuineness and empathy. She demonstrates these qualities as both a yoga instructor and a Inner Wisdom® practitioner. Jeanette sets the tone for a relaxing, supportive healing environment.
During each session, I was able to develop healthy new affirmations and personal goals to work on in between sessions, which was reinforced by thoughtful homework assignments that Jeanette recommended.
After our final session, Jeanette shared her experience working with me, including positive feedback concerning my progress. She remains my yoga instructor and continues to ask how I am doing and is one of my supports. She is an amazing, intuitive healer and I am so very grateful for all of her help. I highly recommend her as a yoga instructor and Inner Wisdom® practitioner and I highly recommend Awaken Yoga Studio, my second home.
– Korinne G.
In a relaxed and comfortable setting, Jennifer used guided questions to help me explore my chakras. The exploration of my chakras allowed me to examine each one to determine disturbed areas in my body. I was given a specific mantra to meditate on to help me create balance in my chakras. Jennifer’s kindness and compassion as well as intuition is a great comfort throughout the process of my exploration. Thank you Jennifer!
– Christina J.
Partaking in a directed journey through each chakra has been invaluable. Lindsay’s guidance helped me to realize ways that my energy had been bound. Nuances of how and why the energy was bound came to light during our sessions, and this understanding gave me the ability to release the hold. Intentionally moving through the chakra system was a mind opening experience.
Since Lindsay and I have worked together, I have noticed major changes in my daily life. Several things have become apparent since we first began; my creativity and intuition have been freed, I think much more positively about myself, my self-worth has increased drastically, and there has been a notable decrease in the frustration and anxiety I previously experienced.
Thanks to the Inner Wisdom® technique, I have experienced an influx in the ability to claim my own personal power. This, if nothing else, has been revolutionary.
– Liza E.
Inner Wisdom® Training
My experience of going through Inner Wisdom® training at Awaken Yoga has been life changing. This training gave me confidence in my self and helped me to release issues from my past that were holding me back in life. Inner Wisdom® has not only helped me heal on a personal level, but it gave me the knowledge and tools to go on to help others find a sense of deep healing in their lives.
The environment during training always felt very safe and supported, which is important because at times the group was sharing some very deep seeded issues. It was also very helpful to be able to practice sessions on each other during training because we were able to experience just how powerful this journey work is. I highly recommend this training and I am very grateful for my teacher Jennifer Langsdale for creating this amazing healing practice.
– Lindsay R.
Jennifer, thank you SO much. This was such an amazing experience and I LOVE Inner Wisdom® training!!!! This is exactly the healing method I was looking for in order to put my healing practice together. I really am grateful to you for everything and I’m so glad to have you in my life. You have been an amazing mentor and your words, encouragement and everything you have taught us often comes back to me as I navigate through life and while I figure out fully what I am meant to do for my career. I appreciate you very much – you have taught me a great deal and I will always be grateful for that.
– Veronica R.
Therapeutic & Restorative Training
I love Anne’s enthusiasm and depth of knowledge. Having been a yoga teacher for many years, coming to Anne’s classes makes me a better teacher and makes me more in tune with my students’ strengths and challenges, enabling me to help them more. The ease with which she bridges emotional life and Asana with alignment is inspiring! Anne is my “go to” person whenever I have anatomy questions. Any teacher/student new or old can benefit immensely from her knowledge.
– Denise B.
Meditation & Pranayama 101
The Meditation and Pranayama 101 weekend made me feel like I was at a weekend retreat. Not only did I learn the science behind breathing & relaxation but Jennifer also shared so many unique breathing and relaxation techniques that I can use in my everyday life. I was able to immediately use what I learned in class for my own personal practice & also in the yoga classes I lead. I left the weekend feeling 100% restored, relaxed and informed. I want to take it again! 🙂
– Alison W.
Meditation Pranayama was life changing and absolutely my favorite Yogic class to date. I learned to find a place of total tranquility and now know how to return there. This was a body, mind, heart and soul connection class that I am most grateful to have experienced. When it was over, my mind was so clear and tranquil which opened my heart to accept whatever presents itself in my life. Jenn is a most awesome instructor ~ I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this class.
This Yogic Studies weekend has been probably my favorite so far. This was an intense and educational weekend for me. I am still very much a beginner to all of the yogic studies. I took this class because it is required to complete the Inner Wisdom® practitioner certification. I can say I went in not really knowing what to expect but knowing I needed this weekend as a requirement toward my larger goal. Boy was I surprised! This weekend was such a gift.
I left each day with renewed energy and excitement. The benefits of meditation and different breath techniques have been endless for me. My personal mediation practice has deepened significantly since completing this weekend. I have been able to pass on the gifts of meditation and pranayama to my friends and family. It was a wonderful Yogic Studies weekend I would recommend it to anyone that is even the slightest bit curious.
– Kira T.
Meditation & Pranayama 102
Thank you for the beautiful Meditation – Breath Work workshop. I must share with you that last night I slept 12 hours! OMG, I don’t think I have ever done this in my life. Great way to end my birthday – start my new year of life! Namaste – your studio is fabulous!!!
– Sharon L.
Private Yoga Sessions
I want to share that I am progressing since my last private yoga session. I have practiced every day – from 15-35 minutes. I committed to getting up early to practice before getting ready for work. I have done so all but one day. I am encouraged with my progress. The sun salutations are a challenge for me but still I keep trying. The benefit from the daily practice is evident in how I respond to stressful situations – I am calm and patience.
I am grateful to you for your guidance. I am grateful for you!
– Cheryl T.