Yoga orientation was so much more than I thought it would be, but also more than I could have ever hoped for. I know that statement doesn't seem to make a lot of sense up front but those that take the time to participate in any of Prescott Colleges' programs will come to understand. I have always been raised to hope for the best but plan for the worst. That being said, when I heard of the yoga orientation my first thoughts were of a bunch of students sitting in a circle talking about our feelings and chanting in the woods. That's not to say that you can't do that if that's your thing, but my point is that the orientation experience that was offered to those of us that chose the “yogic path” was more than just stretching outside. It really offered valuable knowledge about physiology, kinetics, and developing a healthy mental outlook to carry you forward, hopefully to success. It is not a vacation retreat to any that may be thinking of approaching it as such. You will work hard and be challenged on a daily basis, whether its to overcome personal obstacles or to try and find balance within the group. But when that balance is achieved and those obstacles overcome, doors will open. A skill set that will be priceless in your future, at Prescott and beyond, shows itself to you. After my time on the Yoga orientation, I felt not only healthier in body, but also more centered and grounded in my connection to the world around me. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Prescott College, and I really believe that it was that experience that has helped me succeed thus far.
-Aaron Wilson, 05.27.2011