Life Energy Yoga, LLC offers yoga instruction, play and Thai Yoga Massage bodywork in Columbus, Ohio and around the world.
I'm founder Carrie Ingham and yoga gave me a brighter life.
After working with my design degree on the East coast for several years, I found myself miserably sick and in pain. The company atmosphere was extremely unhealthy. Long hours and travel left me depleted, body, mind and soul. Stress led to depression and anxiety that were eating me alive. The breaking point came during a 14 hour drive home following a holiday trip to visit my family. As I sat in the passenger seat, screaming in pain, my GI specialist was on the phone, demanding that I find an emergency room. Within two weeks, I had been scoped twice and had an MRI to determine the severity of the internal damage. The impact of stress was destroying my body.
Body and mind are one.
I was at a cross road - continue down this path of misery OR enter the unknown. But WHO AM I, if not a designer?? Terrified, I quit my job and faced uncertainty, unemployment and judgment from those who doubted my choice. All I knew for sure was that I couldn't stay in misery because I was too afraid to leave.
I am not my roles.
I started the daunting journey asking, "Who am I really? What next? What do I want from life?" I started taking yoga as a way to get out of bed in the morning while soul searching. Stress melted into stillness...slowly I became acquainted with myself again. My doctor recommended heavy medications. I swapped medication for meditation with regular yoga and acupuncture and watched as my body-mind adjusted back to equilibrium. This taught me about the body's deep wisdom and ability to self heal when given the right conditions. I realized the power in these practices and devoted the next phase of my occupation to them.
Yoga is self union that brings health.
After a year of focused study, dedicated practice and extensive 'yoga walk-abouts' in Boston with the best teachers in many studios and disciplines, I left for yoga training. Living in high vibrational Montezuma, Costa Rica, I focused on asana, meditation, philosophy, and Thai Yoga Massage. I came back glowing in health, stronger than ever and equipped to guide. Now, after years of teaching, I've had truly powerful experiences with students of all backgrounds and goals.
Self discovery and evolution is my passion.
Radiant health and blissful peace are possible when you know the way. Let's find yours. It'll be fun!