Summer Quashie yoga teacher, artisan, seeker
Hi! I am Summer Quashie, an artist of many means, trained in Yoga and Buddhism, arts and crafts and vegetarian cooking. Being taught to draw from the right side of my brain at an early age opened a world of philosophical questions that led me to art school at UGA, world travel and deep studies in Yoga and Buddhism.
I have been teaching yoga since 2001 and have certifications in Hatha Yoga, Radiant Child, Prenatal, Lineage Project and Master Level Reiki. It has been an honor to have co-created and taught several yoga teacher programs- Sacred Shape Prenatal, Communicating with Kids Through Yoga, Yoga Sukhavati and Greenhouse Holistic YTT.
Retreats are a powerful part of my life. It is in retreat that I have broken habitual tendencies that run deep and learned the ancient wisdom of compassionate masters. Each year I lead several retreats to beautiful places in nature, where students and friends can find ease and arrive in the seat of themselves.
Currently, I live on the Jersey shore with my husband and daughter. Here I learn from nature, contemplate consciousness, teach privates, offer artisan healing sessions and mentor entrepreneurs on integrating the spiritual and material.
My classes are contemplative sacred geometry, chock full of accessible alignment, meditative moments and the occasional trip outside to feel the bare feet on the earth, no matter the season.
"Summer is an amazing guide and teacher full of centuries of wisdom to offer. One weekend of retreat with her is more relaxing and powerful than ten vacations put together. "
- Maria Haddad
Healing is in our hands.
Everyday Healing is a philosophy by which my family and I live. It is the simple belief that we have all the tools right in front of us and within us to be completely healthy and whole. By having a difficult conversation, changing a habit or looking at a part of ourselves we’ve been avoiding, we open up new space and energy within ourselves. Wounds, whether physical or energetic, need to be nurtured and released. Tools like essential oils, nourishing food, warm hands, clarity of mind and appropriate movement provide healthy attention for growth.
Self-healed crystals grow many points over one point which has been broken off. I believe healing is like that for all of us, where the “broken” becomes the field for growth. Healing is the growth and growth is the cure. Everyday healing is meant to empower the individual to take responsibility for one’s own health. KNOW THYSELF is the ancient teaching of so many wisdom traditions. My project with Everyday Healing is to give an entry into the cave of this philosophical question. Because most of us identify first with who we are as a body, then mind, we can start the journey of feeling excellent, by engaging in mindfulness into every aspect of who we think we are.
Tenants of Everyday Healing:
Self awareness: Take responsibility for your own health.
Self Study: Know the patterns of mind and body.
Seek: Reach out for knowledge, professionals and tools to guide you.
Share: When we receive healing, many others can benefit.
summerquashie (at) gmail (dot) com