Selah Yoga Project
Selah Yoga project is an outgrowth of the Here to Be Me project, sponsored by lululemon, to bring the practice of yoga to youth 11-14.
In 2018, we served 22 junior high and high school students with our 6-week after school yoga workshops. Additionally, we introduced yoga to over 700 students at Jacob’s Well Elementary, summer camps, Wimberley Valley Library and local yoga studios.
We are so excited to have our first volunteer mentor, Cosette Snyder. Cosette was a student in our first yoga workshop for high school students. Her presence and contributions to the class have been invaluable. We look forward to expanding this mentoring component as our work unfolds in the community.
Our project expands with the support of our partners like Texas State University who will help determine our short and long term program outcomes.
In partnership with Wimberley ISD and beginning 2019-2020 school year, we will launch our yoga school at Wimberley High School offering a 330 hour yoga training class. Students will earn class credit and yoga teacher certification while developing important leadership and social-emotional skills with a focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Additionally, Selah Yoga project will offer classroom training to WISD faculty.
The definition of selah is truly a mystery. The word selah is the place we can exist where words are not necessary, where we drop from our heads into our hearts. It is the pure source where we see things as they are, knowing what is already here in front of us and our connection to it. Wordlessness. Knowingness. It is the mystery, and what each of us hears in this moment of mystery that connects us to the divine and to the interconnectedness of all life.