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Chakras and Christianity

2021-10-13T15:58:01+00:00

Several years ago I became quite curious about the subtle body.  "Is this Jesus approved?  What does the bible say about this? Am I offering a spiritually safe practice to students?"  There is so much out there and even more differentiating opinions within the Christian faith.  I needed to carefully study for myself.  Let’s explore the science and scripture of our somatic energy.   Chak·ra /ˈCHäkrə/ Noun noun: chakra; plural noun: chakras (in Indian thought) each of the centers of spiritual power in the human body, usually considered to be seven in number We all accept the energy of the body that [...]

Chakras and Christianity2021-10-13T15:58:01+00:00

Sacred Sound

2021-10-13T15:26:26+00:00

This summer, my friend traveled back home to Nepal. She was kind enough to purchase an authentic, crystal singing bowl and bring it back to me. Since I was already obsessing over the sounds and benefits of these glorious bowls, I wanted to incorporate sound baths in my yoga practice. Sound therapy, with Tibetan singing bowls, is an ancient form of regeneration. The first bowls were made from an alloy of various metals and were used nearly 6000 years ago in the Far East. Besides their traditional use for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation and muscle regeneration, [...]

Sacred Sound2021-10-13T15:26:26+00:00

RECLAIMING YOGA AS A CHRISTIAN HEALING TOOL

2021-09-16T16:01:38+00:00

For real change to take place, the body needs to learn that the danger has passed and to live in the reality of the present. ~Bessel van der Kolk, MD (pioneer in the field of traumatology) in The Body Keeps the Score I have already written about my journey listening to the voice of God as I’ve explored yoga as a creative Christian practice. I also want to share another reason behind my exploration of yoga as I’ve sought the Lord’s will and wisdom in this somewhat tricky and controversial issue as a follower of Jesus Christ. I am deeply passionate about helping [...]

RECLAIMING YOGA AS A CHRISTIAN HEALING TOOL2021-09-16T16:01:38+00:00

Self Care Is…

2021-09-06T15:00:08+00:00

Burnout.  Fatigue. Lack of motivation. Loss of desire.  Accountability.  Transformation.  There are a lot of reasons TO practice self-care, or self-kindness.  There are also lot’s of reason’s why we DO NOT, as well.  But what does it look like and what does the Word say about caring for ourselves? We all know self-care plays an important part in ensuring we’re at the top of our health and wellness game. It’s the key to preventing burnout, feeling balanced, and leading a fulfilling, purposeful, and productive life. But did you know there are actually 7 types of self-care you should embrace to feel [...]

Self Care Is…2021-09-06T15:00:08+00:00

A Covenant of Love: Ashtanga Yoga & The Ten Commandments

2021-08-18T14:10:20+00:00

  My feelings about the practice of Ashtanga, referred to as the Primary Series, have ebbed and flowed over the years.  While I began my teaching with six Primary Series classes weekly and appreciated the comfort and structure it provided me as a new teacher, I soon became bored and burned out.  Not that each practice and each student did not offer something unique, but that I could hear myself cue in my sleep and there was little heart behind the rigid breath, bandha, and dristi lingo I regurgitated daily.  One could say I fell out of love with my first love. I think somewhere along [...]

A Covenant of Love: Ashtanga Yoga & The Ten Commandments2021-08-18T14:10:20+00:00

Self Care In A Selfish World

2021-05-18T14:32:01+00:00

Treat yourself. Eat whatever you want. Watch as much Netflix as you want. Do whatever you want. This is how self-care is portrayed in the media. It is self-focused and giving yourself whatever you want because you deserve it. Self-care today feeds us what we want and not what we need. True self-care is not an excuse to treat ourselves to whatever we want. This is a good thing because when we chase after what we want, we often miss out on what we need. The example of Jesus paints a different picture of self-care. When we practice the self-care found in Jesus’ example, we can find the [...]

Self Care In A Selfish World2021-05-18T14:32:01+00:00

Even Jesus Did Spring Cleaning

2021-03-17T16:04:41+00:00

“On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’’”—Mark 11:15–17 (NIV) The word zeal isn’t one you hear very often. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to hear it come up in everyday conversation. The [...]

Even Jesus Did Spring Cleaning2021-03-17T16:04:41+00:00

The Sermon On The Mat

2019-09-06T13:54:50+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_hKyiAephE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0E6TgfGj-f-c4GsmMuOcoxm9MbOp_LvtLkRaB22uTLncV2L61q87a6BF8 The Sermon on the mount summed up the way to live a life dedicated and pleasing to God; full of love, grace and wisdom.  Learn how you can not only live this, but share this way of life on and off the mat.   Join Founding Master Trainer Michelle Theilen, R-CYAMT, as she takes us into this beautiful message.  You can participate through the VIDEO  or PODCAST

The Sermon On The Mat2019-09-06T13:54:50+00:00

Celebrating Mothers On The Mat

2019-05-08T15:11:52+00:00

This is the weekend we celebrate Motherhood, a special role given by the grace of God.  Motherhood taps into all that we exercise in yoga - the mind, the body and the soul.  The more we yoke those elements to Christ in our daily lives, the richer the relationship between a mother and child.  Come to your practice with the intentions to nourish your mind, body and soul so that, as mother and/or child, you can love each through the power of God’s love. Opening Meditation Prayer:  Lord, on this special day set aside to honor Mothers, thank you for the [...]

Celebrating Mothers On The Mat2019-05-08T15:11:52+00:00
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