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 saved me from a life of pain.
After working with my degree on the East coast for several years, I found myself miserably sick and in pain. The company atmosphere was dysfunctional, leadership was extremely unhealthy, and long hours and travel left me depleted, body, mind and soul. Stress led to depression and anxiety attacks became a regular occurrence. After one holiday visit to Ohio, we were driving the 14 hours home and I was folded over screaming in pain as my GI specialist was on the phone, telling me to find an emergency room. Within two weeks, I had two scopes and an MRI to determine the severity of the internal damage. The cause was clear, 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 the judgment of those who doubted my choice. All I knew for sure was that I couldn't stay in an unhealthy situation because I was too afraid to leave.
I am not my roles.
I started the daunting journey asking, "Who am I? What's next? What do I want?" I needed structure to my day while soul searching so I started taking yoga as a way to get out of bed in the morning. Stress melted into stillness and slowly I became acquainted with myself again. My Dr. 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 some truly powerful experiences with students of all backgrounds.
Your self discovery and healing is my passion.
Radiant health and blissful peace are possible when you know the way. Let's find yours. It'll be fun!