Classically trained musician Miriam Jameson began studying piano at age five. By the time she was 12, she was playing three additional instruments as well as participating in five music ensembles. She went on to receive two degrees in piano performance, was a featured guest artist with numerous symphony orchestras and took part in countless vocal/piano collaborations before reaching the age of 25. Still, all of these impressive achievements did little to foretell the critical turn of events just around the corner for this gifted young musician. Her journey from the methodical world of classical music to the experimental trails of piano, electronic sound vibration, and yoga was more than unexpected.
Just one year after graduating with her masters, Jameson became extremely ill due to an IUD. With massive ramifications physically, mentally, and emotionally, she turned to the consult of more than 8 doctors from various backgrounds, just hoping for answers. After a move to Atlanta, GA, the lack of answers led Jameson to eventually let go of the idea of improvement. Months later, she was introduced to a homeopathic doctor on the east coast, one Jameson is convinced to this day was the catalyst to saving her life. The very beginning moments of this journey, shared in “Surviving the IUD: The Genesis.”
Since the introduction to holistic alternatives, yoga, and an open approach to health in 2013, Jameson has experienced a whirlwind of creativity. Miriam’s Heartbeat, an album of photography, word poems, and binaural beats/frequencies targeting the chakras, launched in 2015 on iTunes worldwide. With producer Jan Smith (Justin Bieber, Usher, The Band Perry) at the helm, this project has set the tone for the future of electronic vibrations and openness to sound. The launch of the project inspired Jameson to complete yoga teacher training in Atlanta, Georgia, under the guidance of Kimberly Snow-Saunders and Susan Hopkins.
Her latest album, Yoga Tone Poems, takes listeners through a musical journey reflecting Miriam’s time spent in yoga teacher training.
Led by the inspiration of sound and words, Miriam’s yoga classes bring together the emotion of life, self-love, and the breath to move it all throughout. Rooted in a yin/flow style, she quotes Rachel Brathen for the ultimate intention:
“The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal.
The goal is to create space where you were once stuck. To unveil the layers of protection you’ve built around your heart. To appreciate your body and become aware of the mind and the noise it creates. To make peace with who you are.
The goal is to love, well… You.
Come to your yoga mat to feel; not to accomplish.
Shift your focus and your heart will grow.”
Learn more about Miriam HERE