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Christian Yoga Class Themes from A-Z

2020-01-03T22:04:41+00:00

There seems to be a shortage of Christ centered class theme offerings, so CYA wanted to help. CYA's Michelle Thielen has contributed a wonderful 70 page booklet, covering 26 class themes to draw any practitioner or trainer closer to God. These class themes could be used as one leads others through class, as a guide for one's personal practice or a resource for bible subjects to lead a bible study, a session at a retreat or provide insight for a speaking engagement. We know that if you are a Christian who loves yoga, this will bless you for many years to [...]

Christian Yoga Class Themes from A-Z2020-01-03T22:04:41+00:00

How Would Jesus Look Today?

2020-01-03T21:52:56+00:00

How Would Jesus Look? Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1 In your mind’s eye, how do you visualize the person of Christ? As an artist, how would you paint Him? Probably with a beard and a robe and sandals. We don’t know the Lord’s weight or height or facial features, but we do know something about the clothing styles of His day. But now, imagine Him in a business suit. Or—this isn’t disrespectful—in casual clothing. Can you imagine Him in jeans and an untucked shirt? In other words, if Jesus had come bodily to live in [...]

How Would Jesus Look Today?2020-01-03T21:52:56+00:00

The Bottom Turtle Virtual Book Study

2019-12-29T00:48:11+00:00

February 1, 8, and 15th, 2020 You do not have to be a Christian or a yogi to appreciate the message of love that permeates the pages of The Bottom Turtle, nor do you have to carry any moniker with you—yogi, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, etc. You must simply be someone who is open to finding more joy and delight in your own life and in the lives of those around you. That’s all. It’s that simple. Just be open. Just be you. In The Bottom Turtle, you will walk hand in hand with the author as he humbly and openly shares with you how [...]

The Bottom Turtle Virtual Book Study2019-12-29T00:48:11+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

To Om or Not to Om

2019-06-28T20:39:20+00:00

Due to the extensive 13 page article, please retrieve your free PDF at YogaFaith's Store. Enjoy!   TO OM OR NOT TO OM by Michelle Thielen, Founder of YogaFaith In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1, KJV From the beginning, and when I say, “beginning,” I am referencing the very beginning. The first scriptures found in the Bible describe the beauty and power of spoken words. These creative and sacred words hovered over unoccupied atmospheres bringing life out of absolute nothingness. A holy sound, a holy utterance spoke into emptiness [...]

To Om or Not to Om2019-06-28T20:39:20+00:00

Namaste & Imago Dei

2019-12-23T19:51:15+00:00

As a follower of Christ, I have spent much time in study and prayer over my yoga practice.  I have sought the counsel of my pastor, my elders, my accountability group, and my husband. I have not glazed over the controversy that surrounds Christians practicing yoga.  I have put my love of yoga on the altar of God for him to take from me if it did not bring him Glory. Instead, what I have found is that God has given me innumerable opportunities to talk about the Love of God, which is Christ, from my yoga mat.  He has shown [...]

Namaste & Imago Dei2019-12-23T19:51:15+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

Stealing Yoga

2020-03-09T19:05:29+00:00

Dear India, I would like to thank you for gifting the world with the beautiful practice of yoga. I would like to apologize for all of the ways that Christians (including myself), have intentionally or unintentionally, disregarded your religious and spiritual traditions and overlooked their contributions to the world for thousands of years. I would like to acknowledge our indebtedness to you India, for your rich philosophical traditions and practices. Thank you India, for sharing your gifts with the world. My heart is broken over division within the yoga community. As a Christian practicing yoga, I have seen this division up [...]

Stealing Yoga2020-03-09T19:05:29+00:00

HOW WE “TREAT” TRAUMA

2019-04-15T14:54:53+00:00

Standard My husband might suggest to you that I’m addicted to the BBC series Call the Midwife, and, perhaps he’s correct. I recently viewed a powerful episode that dealt with the issue of trauma, and more specifically how we “treat” those who’ve been affected by trauma, particularly in our early response to trauma. In my mind, it conjured thoughts of sterile emergency rooms and even more sterile conversations with those required to gather evidence…  of not-so-well-meaning statements of “should’ve-known-better” judgement and “if-I-were-you” advice…  of well-meaning friends who try so very hard, but still fail in their offerings… In Call the Midwife (series 5, episode [...]

HOW WE “TREAT” TRAUMA2019-04-15T14:54:53+00:00