1. the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises:
2. loftiness; grandeur or dignity; nobleness: elevation of mind.
We believe that the height to which someone is elevated is in direct proportion to the depth in which one is grounded in virtues of the heart. It takes hard work to be a virtuous person and we recognize the accomplishments of our grounded students as they advance in the skill of being grounded.
In our signature Quest for Elevation program, students progress by mastering the concepts and poses of each of our seven sequences, one at a time, like an elevator ride to the top. The first floor is appropriately called Solid Ground. From there, students move up to Honor Roll, Twist and Shine, Balance Beam, Speak Easy, Zoom in and ultimately Together We Stand.
Much like earning belts in martial arts, the students earn pennants through specific achievements. The pennant colors and level requirements correlate with the Chakra System. Each pennant can be used as a peace flag or worn as a bandana. It usually takes between 6 to 9 weeks to earn each pennant. By the time a student earns the final white pennant, he or she has earned the credentials to be named Certified Grounded and will receive a badge. A Certified Grounded student has what it takes to live his or her best life and also the ability to share that gift with others.
The Quest for Elevation is a celebration rather than a goal that they must achieve within a certain time frame. It is non competitive and no stress. Anyone enrolled in a Grounded Yoga class or club taught by an Elevating Grounded Teacher has the option of joining this program.