The Yoga Path with Anne Ondrey logo

Healing Ourselves with the Earth


Have you ever lost yourself in a tree? At our friend’s property in Rhode Island off Narragansett Bay (New England’s largest estuary), there is a Copper Beech that my artist husband has drawn. It has a royal canopy of burgundy and silver, fanning out like a giant mushroom over a stalk of trunks that sink into its base like a huge bunch of celery.


I practiced yoga facing this tree. We estimate the tree was planted around 1926, the year Queen Elizabeth was born, Francisco Franco became General of Spain and the NBC Radio Network opened with 24 stations. I kept my eyes on the tree and listened as I moved and then meditated. An interplay of images and thoughts streamed through my mind, and I felt the tree sharing wisdom with me.


Our relationship with nature is reciprocal: “As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us,” says 92-year-old ecologist and Buddhist teacher Joanna Macy. She encourages us to see our beautiful planet not as separate from us but as our larger living body. 


So don’t wait! Get outside this summer and invite nature into your life. You may be surprised when nature answers you back.


~ Anne



Monthly Workshops & Sessions



Move, Sit, Write, Read: An Embodied Writing Workshop (on Zoom)

Thursday, 7/29 8:00 9:15 pm

Email Anne for Zoom link

Recommended text: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg


Have you wanted to try your hand at writing but your inner critic is holding you back? Join Anne for a 75-minute workshop where we will connect embodied practice with writing.  Well start with gentle movement followed by a short meditation; then well write for 15 minutes in response to a prompt, and, if you choose, read what weve written. We won’t comment on each other’s writing; we’ll simply listen. Email Anne for information or to register. Cost is $15. Payment through PayPal, Venmo, Chase Zelle or by check to Anne at 10020 Hawthorne Drive, Chardon, OH  44024.


Free Monthly Restorative Yoga Class (on Zoom)

Wednesday, 7/28 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Get your much-needed deep relaxation in the comfort of your own home!

Email Anne for the Zoom link.


In-Person Sessions with Anne for Postural Assessments & Integration, Reiki, Stretching and Balancing


Anne is seeing fully-vaccinated clients in-person on a limited basis at Awareness Massage in Mentor or at her Chardon home studio, all by appointment. Online Zoom appointments are also available. Contact Anne for more information at


Monthly IN-PERSON Classes and Zoom Classes


I am thrilled to be back in-person at two locations. I’m teaching Fridays from 10:30am – 12:00pm at the beautiful outdoor pavilion behind the Geauga Senior Center. The Senior Center is currently in a “soft re-opening” phase post Covid-19 restrictions. If attending, you must call the Senior Center and register for one month at a time. Payments are still sent to me @ $15 for four classes. There are two spots remaining open for in-person during July.  Outdoor classes will continue in August and September with registrations for one month at a time. The online option for this class remains as well.


Starting on July 6, Tuesday morning’s Women’s Therapeutic Yoga for Functional Movement will be in-person at the Chardon United Methodist Church. We will be in-person every first Tuesday of the month with the other Tuesdays online. The class runs from 9:00 – 10:45am and costs $11. Email Anne if you are interested in attending.


Ongoing Zoom Classes


Monday Functional Movement & Energetic Centering, 9:30 – 11:00am

Contact Anne for Zoom link. Cost is $11 per class.


Future Events


Using Meridians and Acupressure Points as a Complement & Support In Your Yoga Practice

Sunday, 11/7 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Yoga 108

New Book Recommendations


Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story -  Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French

Don’t miss this wonderful memoir by the chef of The Lost Kitchen, a world dining destination in Freedom, Maine. Beautifully written and life-affirming.


Sherlock Holmes Fans! Don’t miss the Bonnie MacBride Series! The Art of the Blood, Unquiet Spirits, The Devil’s Due and The Three Locks have all measurably improved my summer so far!


Joanna Macy, who I mentioned above, has written many books but A Wild Love for the World is a good place to start!

View this email in your browser
You are receiving this email because of your relationship with The Yoga Path LLC. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here.
This message was sent to by
1002 Hawthorne Dr., Chardon, OH, 44024

Unsubscribe from all mailings Unsubscribe | Manage Subscription | Forward Email | Report Abuse