initiate change at yoga camp

practice May 16, 2023

Back in the day, I spent my summers in basketball camps, traveling all over the country to improve my skills and secure scholarships. But times have changed, and now I have more mature goals now like finding joy, freedom, and leading a fulfilling life. That's why I decided to combine the light-hearted feel of summer camp and pack it full of depth and transformative potential. And just like that, yoga camp was born!

Yoga camp is focused on helping you achieve a life filled with less pain, more fun, joy, and freedom. I want to empower you to live a long, rich life, nourishing your mind, body, and soul. Whether you're a beginner or someone looking to revisit the foundations of yoga, this camp offers a fresh perspective through an elemental lens.

In these one-week immersions into a yogic lifestyle through two-hour daily workshops dedicated to exploring the foundations of applying therapeutic yoga to your life. Join me as we dive into practices that can quickly and profoundly...

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joyful holy days

#poems insight practice Dec 20, 2022
Jayme Sweere
joyful holy days

In this post, I will share the essential elements of creating a joyful holy day ritual and ceremonial celebration. The practices I share here can combine to facilitate a time of focused inward attention to reconnect with who you are at your core, release the past, and become more open with life.

I'll share the essential elements of meaningful ritual below and in the above audio, we do them together in practice with prompts for journaling or facilitating intimate sharing among friends and family. I recommend looking over this once and then over the next few days making time to engage more deeply with creating a personal and meaningful tradition for yourself. 

Listed below are what I understand to be the essential elements of meaningful ritual and the invitation here is to consider them as your personal practice takes shape. I share more about my personal experience with them in the audio accompaniment above. Keep in mind that ritual can take place over...

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why what you want matters

insight practice stories Nov 19, 2022

When is the last time you tried to connect with your own heart and what you truly want for your life? It's harder to do than it seems but it is a powerful practice I hope to help you understand in this one post. Take a moment to ask yourself now in whatever way feels right to you: what is it you want at your core?

Ok... I'll go first, what do I really really want? What is it that keeps me devoted to my practice and aspiring toward my unique purpose?

I want to live in a world with more soul.

I know I'm doing well when I am centering my actions around this deep core desire. Connecting to my heart's desire is how I started to make choices that cleared away obligations and trauma patterning from the past. It's how I cultivated a discernment about right action for me in my life. It's why I teach and work with people to create a life they love on a soul level. 

Maybe you are finding that feeling like 'I should do that'  isn't creating the consistency you expected of...

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What does it mean to be established in practice?

insight practice Oct 05, 2022
Jayme Sweere
What does it mean to be established in practice?

The above audio is an 8-minute guided breathwork practice from my Establish a Practice: Breathwork and Meditation Challenge. I recommend you lie down, make yourself comfortable, and do it before reading this article or going any further. You certainly won't regret it! 

I hope you enjoyed the pause.

Ok so, as I mentioned I call my month-long breathwork and meditation challenge Establish a Practice and I wanted to tell you why and what it means to be 'established'.

Currently, breathwork and meditation practices are becoming really popular (which I love) but much of the purpose behind these practices is missed or misunderstood. I wanted to create a challenge that helped you understand the deeper meanings of these practices that fuel consistency and give you an experience of my heart-centered and practical approach as a yoga therapist and strength coach.

I share lots of my personal experience in practice so that you might embark on this endeavor with an understanding of what...

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a stable comfortable posture

insight practice Sep 08, 2022

In the main yoga text I learned from there are only two teachings about posture practice. 

The first teaching on posture says we should find a steady comfortable posture that is easeful. A way of holding ourselves with exactly the right amount of effort. My experience in embodying this particular type of action in daily practice is that it has helped me to cultivate a sense of inner stability that goes beyond external circumstances. 

When someone is hoping to utilize practices like breathwork and meditation to cope with anxiety and support healing and recovery it is best to take things in a step-by-step way. You could even say this methodology for programming is like yoga's built-in trauma-informed approach.

Each of my online programs takes this step-by-step approach (krama) so that you can embody and integrate at a pace that is right for you. If your yoga practice hasn't stuck before it could be because hopping in on random classes skips a lot of steps in...

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Stressed Out Humans Talk

insight practice stories Jun 16, 2022
Jayme Sweere
Stressed Out Humans Talk

This is a one hour experiential and motivational session was specifically for nurse educators in Springfield MO. I customize each talk to be as relevant as possible for the audience!

You can learn more about my yoga therapy programs and workplace sessions at this link or book a call with me directly below. 


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a new lens - SYF presentation

insight practice Jun 15, 2022
Jayme Sweere
a new lens - SYF presentation

Read below for some musings on my new lens in lfie and see a video of my introduction at SYF or click play above to enjoy listening in to my full mini lecture and practice at the Sedona Yoga Festival June 2-5 2022. (Click here to learn about joining me in 2023!)

I’ve worn glasses since I was five. Pretty thick ones from the start that progressively got thicker as I got older. I got contact lenses in the third grade so that I could see my first true love, the basketball hoop, better. I hated the limited vision in the periphery. Having extremely blurry vision has always been something I struggled with and the same is true for seeing my life and actions clearly. From these experiences, I know how much can shift from a new lens both literally and metaphorically 

Just like getting that first pair of glasses at 5 and contacts at 8, yoga has been the lens that I’ve tried on that made things feel more clear to me. When I started to see the world through the lens of the five...

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meet this moment

practice May 18, 2022

We go into meditation so that we can train ourselves into the present. That means we are able to somehow escape the tyranny of our mind and meet this moment... but we can't do that if we're in pain!

This simple yoga flow is designed to become your regular meditation preparation and target specific areas of common pains in meditation. Combining vigorous breathwork with easeful but targeted developmental flow this practices will help you to 'find your center' and to focus the mind for a guided meditation setup and mantra offering before leaving you to your seated practice. 

This practice was recorded on Sunday May 15 for the full moon eclipse and is heating or Brahmana in energetic quality.

I recommend you continue using the video guidance until you have a sense of competency with these techniques. After practicing along with the video guidance 3-5 times you will have the muscle memory to practice a few of these flows before each meditation session so that you're...

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step confidently into what’s next...


Have you ever been to Sedona Arizona? One of my favorite parts about being there is the way the red rocks feel. I’d like to invite you to join me for a free practice that gives you a taste of what that’s like—even at a distance.  

The sequence we’ll do is super short and only includes a few poses: corpse pose, mountain pose, and a brief opportunity to try tree pose. Most of you are already pretty familiar with these postures, but we’ll approach them differently by focusing on the earth element and specific activations of the feet and legs to help you cultivate steadiness and stability. 

We’ll pay attention to thoughts and sensations and breathe as wide and deep as canyons. Maybe afterward you’ll see why I just can’t seem to stay away from this mysterious place. Or maybe you’ve already been and you also feel the call return. Speaking of which, I have a little story to share about my last visit . . .

In 2020, I was...

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return to your breath & your senses

practice Mar 04, 2022
Jayme Sweere
return to your breath & your senses

This is a short and simple practice to support you to reconnect to your breath and your senses. Although this practice is simple, it can be a profound support in developing a pattern of presence. 

If you use it frequently to anchor you in the present moment you will find yourself less distracted, worried, and fearful. It is most supportive when practiced often as a way of training your attention, but you can also use it in a pinch to calm down. 

In the audio, I say to lay down flat but you could...

  • use it in your office chair five minutes before an important meeting
  • start your walk with it to get out of your head 
  • take quick rest to reset if you're working late on a big project
  • do a wall sit and listen to overcome being overwhelmed by worry or fear

Bookmark the page and use it anytime you need to be guided back to your breath and your senses. 


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