Ruhiyyih Yuille teaches the Palomares Junior youth after-school club a difficult freedom song in less than 10 minutes. The enthusiasm and focus of everyone involved is a witness to her mastery of the art of teaching, especially music.
We all love to sing but when Ruhiyyih Yuille teaches, every eye is glued to her movements and everyone is all ears. This is a complicated song with many complex rhythms but we all learned it in less than 10 minutes from the beginning to the end. The concept of freedom has been on our minds for some time. In the prayer for the youth, we say, make this youth radiant…free the captives. We have been exploring the many meanings of being free as opposed to being a captive such as being captive of one’s own appetites, desires, and lower nature, our Dart Wader!!
Having the opportunity to learn this summer in the beautiful spaces at the Grove House at Pitzer College has given the word freedom, a new meaning.
We experienced the joy of teaching an integrated education including the beauty of nature, its sounds, and its glimmering lights and louding our voices in singing and clapping together in harmony and unity. One glance at the joyous faces of every one of all ages and colors singing “Lord I Am Free”, tells how indeed, the heart of education is the education of the heart.
This was a celebration of integrated education.
Thank you Ruhiyyih Yuille.
Keyvan Geula is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist; LMFT. She received her Master of Science in Marriage, family, and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California. She employs the latest research in behavioral sciences, neuroscience, and the Baha’i principle of the oneness of all humanity to serve the well-being of her clients.
She offers her services as a clinician, lecturer, trainer, and supervisor to a global set of clients in person and online. In her clinical work, she incorporates the wisdom of the Baha’i Writings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research, Mindfulness meditation, and consultation skills, as well as knowledge of the spiritual self.
She is an adjunct professor of Behavioral Sciences at Citrus Community College, faculty of continued education at Claremont Graduate University. She teaches psychology online to students at Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Global Integrated Education (CGIE), a non-profit Baha’i-inspired educational organization, which explores oneness of all humanity, and teaches the integrated mind-body-spirit approach in education.
She has served for two years as the producer and host of a two-hour weekly live radio show for the Persian community in Sothern, California focusing on the role of the psychology of spirituality in personal and social transformation, creativity, emotional and social intelligence, and a greater sense of harmony in a global society. She also has been the host and producer of TV series called Transforming Human Consciousness for eight years. She regularly writes and blogs on www.cgie.org/blog on topics related to integrated education, the oneness of humanity, the powers of the human spirit in the betterment of global society, elimination of all prejudice, equality of women and men, and education reform. Some of her shows are posted on her; Keyvan Geula YouTube Channel.
Mrs. Geula has served in several Baha’i institutions since her youth in Iran and USA.