Here’s What People Are Saying About this Work.
Attending The Yoga of Awakening course with Geri Portnoy is one of the greatest gifts that I have ever given myself. By embracing this work, my life has changed dramatically. I react differently to life’s challenges, I am engaging in life more intimately, my relationships have more meaning and my choices are now based on my authentic needs and desires. I have spent my entire adult life searching for a process or a teaching that could offer me a way to experience and to participate in fully in my life and I have finally found it. Thank you so much, Geri!
Jill Van Meter
When Geri first announced she was starting a new class called Yoga of Awakening, I thought it was a kind of spiritual book club. What a surprise when I realized it was so much more.
Being part of a group that makes space for you, supports you, and really listens to what you have to say has been a life changing experience for me. The trust and confidence we have with each other has taught me to have a greater trust and confidence within myself. I have been part of Geri’s Yoga of Awakening Community for 5 years and know that I am now on my true spiritual journey.
It’s much more than a book club!
When I started working with Geri I found myself in a most difficult phase of transition in my outer life circumstances. I felt a lot of despair and desperation because of the unresolvable nature of the difficulties. Geri provided me with a sense of being held and valued in the midst of all this. Soon after working with her I experienced a profound shift called a second birth. Geri has felt to me to be a safe place of stability, security and constancy. Now, after an intense period of integration, I am no longer worried about finding an answer – or about my age. A deep trust in being has evolved in me.
Before to my participation in Yoga of Awakening, I lived a life that looked perfect on the outside. But on the inside, I was deeply lonely, anxious and afraid. I was defensive and judgmental. I tried to be what I thought others wanted me to be and had lost myself in the process.
Yoga of Awakening has been a truly transformational experience for me. I have let go of the judgmental, critical, defensive aspects of myself, reclaimed the lost parts of myself and am finally living authentically as me. I have let go of my need to control everything and I have a deep trust of life.
I can’t thank Geri enough for inviting me to participate in Yoga of Awakening. She provided a safe space for me to awaken at my own pace, in my own way and has supported me at each step. It has been and continues to be an incredible journey.
Cheryl E., JD, Ph.D.