Tranquility Yoga is a studio located in the Owasso/Collinsville area of Oklahoma. Jeanne K. Doss, Personal Certified Trainer, 500 E-RYT instructor, teaches a variety of classes for every type of body at every age. Jeanne is passionate about Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching and has made the studio appropriate for all people. Our studio is 10 years old! We believe yoga is for every body.
Spin classes and private yoga or personal training are available.
Real and Loved vs. Perfect and Admired
In our pursuit of being admired, we often just go after perfect...
perfection is only a mirage, but it is also the cause of much pain and suffering.
Don't Tell what is really going on; just pretend that everything is "fine."
Don't Tell that your someone abuses you, just try to stay away from her/him as often as possible because home is not always a safe place.
Don't Tell that you feel lonely and afraid or depressed; just smile because no one really wants to peel back the layer of pretense.
Don't Tell that you feel that skinny is good and fat is bad; you, therefore, must be bad.
Don't Tell that you struggle with thoughts of anger, sadness, anxiety, worry, dread, insecurity, or even death because someone else might see the "real" you and be glad it isn't their problem.
Don't Tell that you "feel" things or are too sensitive because we are all just showing up and off to make others think we are as good or better than others.
Don't Tell your weaknesses; even though you imagine that they are like a big red bull's eye - it is more convenient to be thought well of and spoken highly.
Just Don't Tell.
Until finally, the telling leaks out, your secrets are revealed, and you feel vulnerable and afraid. Shame and blame eat at your every thought, and you scold yourself in order to retreat back into the world of silence.
Just lie. Numbing the pain. Pretending again to be perfect in order to be admired. Be nice. Be appropriate. Be "fine."
But, what if someone else might be helped by your truth?
Some days, I feel confident that I was successful.
Some days, I feel questionable about whether my theme or my cues or my assists or my meditation or my breath work or my sequencing worked.
"May I be kind to myself in this moment."
After teaching yoga for over 12 years now and owning a yoga studio for 10 years, I usually teach around 25 to 30 classes each week. Today is my first official day off. Yes, I am being kind to myself in this moment. Someone asked me what I had planned for my first Sunday off...
I said, "Yoga." They all looked at me in wonder and someone else said, "Why in the world would you practice yoga when you have the day off?"
Because I love it. I know it works. My body feels healthy. I don't criticize and compare myself to others when I am on my mat. In fact I feel like Wonder Woman.
So, I am not sure how you feel on your mat, but I would love for you to join me and practice alongside on my first official day off without being…
If you had all that you needed, money was no object, and time was abundant, what would you do in 2018? There is something about writing it down that creates the window of opportunity.
Here are my Hopes, Dreams, and Aspirations...
I would write a book. I would tell my story and how yoga has made such a tremendous difference in self-acceptance, body image, and movement.I would travel more with my husband. Owning your own small business is a 24 hour commitment 7 days a week. In order to be gone for a day, I prepare at least one to two weeks ahead of time, hire subs, prepare the studio, find someone to clean the studio and do the daily bookkeeping, laundry, etc. Occasionally, having to cancel a class due to a family emergency makes me feel awful, and I always want to be as punctual and prepared for the people I serve. I love my Tranquility business, but traveling would be a new adventure.I would go back to Kripalu. It is no secret that I have treasured my yoga training there; and the…
Many people struggle with pain in their lumbar spine. I gave classes back in December for arthritic pain. Here is an excerpt from a private training for arthritis in the lower back. I hope that it will be beneficial to all who struggle with this issue.
One key factor in preventing strain in the lumbar spine is to maintain its natural degree of curvature. Too much or too little with excessive lordosis or flat lower back can be a precondition for arthritis and poor movement patterns resulting in pain. Normal curvature is maintained by balancing the two actions of moving the top of the thighs back, which arches the lower spine, and then pulling the tailbone down. General tips for yoga include the following when dealing with arthritis and lower back discomfort: • In forward folding, remember to bend at the hips not at the waist. Bring the top of your sacrum forward. Tightness in the hamstrings may make this challenging, but soften the knees. • During twisting movements, stabilize the…