Sheila Miller

Sheila Miller, Ph.D., ERYT-500 is a Senior Teacher of ISHTA Yoga and has been a student of yoga and Buddhism for more than 20 years. Her specializations include teaching meditation, asana and yoga nidra for healing, self-knowledge and lasting personal transformation. She researches the effects of meditation and yoga practice on learning, communities, health and the healing of trauma. She also teaches public and private classes, workshops and retreats around the world.

Sheila left a career as a professor of mathematics to offer her attention to writing and the teaching of meditation and yoga. For more information, or to book a workshop at your studio or private instruction in person or online, please visit www.roarofjoy.com.

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Articles by Sheila Miller


No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion


Meditating isn't easy, but we promise you aren't doing it all wrong. Here are three ways you can relieve common frustrations and develop a...

Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings


Diksha, a Sanskrit term meaning 'initiation,' offers us a fresh start. Here we look at the ancient diksha ceremony and ways to experience...

Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness) Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness) Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness) Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness)


The first of the first of The Eight Limbs of Yoga, ahimsa is an attitude of loving-kindness that is practiced on and, more importantly, off...

Q&A by Sheila Miller


What does namaste mean? What does namaste mean? What does namaste mean? What does namaste mean?


You may have heard someone say Namaste at yoga class, or when you walked into a studio or ashram, and you might be curious about what it...

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