Drenched is CYA’s Annual Summit in 2023 where you’ll hear from Christian Yoga Leaders, Speakers and Authors who will create sacred space for the Lord to work as they present asana, lecture, bible study and more.

Come expectant and ready to be filled with an indwelling of His presence and a filling of Living Waters!



DRENCHED Schedule with Eastern Standard Times as well as Pacific

Saturday, August 26, 2023, pst

  • 3:00-3:45pm Michelle Thielen: Welcome and Immersive Worship
    • 6-6:45 pm est
  • 3:45-4:15pm Barbra Koehnlein: Holy Listening
      • 6:45-7:15pm est
  • 4:20-6:00pm Dayna Gelinas: Anchor Your Soul Under the Flow of the Living Water, a Restorative Practice
    • 7:20-9:00 pm est

Sunday, August 27, 2023 , pst

  • 10-11:30am pst: Haley Cottey: How Creation Can Draw Us Closer To The Heart Of God, Asana + Virtual grounding – Forest Bathing Practice
      • 1-2:30 est
  • 11:30-Noon pst Break
      • 2:30-3:00 est
  • Noon-1:30pm Sandra: Do it Afraid- Walking on Water, Speaking + Restorative
      • 3:00-4:30pm est
  • 1:30-2:00pm Megan Steel: Closing Words and Meditation
    • 4:30-5:00pm est



Your Guides


Michelle Thielen: Welcome and Immersive Worship and Sunday: Closing Words and Meditation

Michelle is a certified yoga therapist, founder of YogaFaith (An R-CYAMS and IAYT Accredited School) and Christian Yoga Association. She has authored two books, Stretching Your Faith and Exit Wilderness. She resides in the Pacific NW with her husband Derek and 3 fur kids.





Barbra Koehnlein: Holy Listening


Barbra is a YogaFaith Certified Master yoga teacher (R-YFMT 500) with additional certifications in YF Yin, Sozo and Somatics, Trauma Sensitive, and Restorative yoga. She loves connecting with current and renewing CYA members and enjoys praying for each member. Barbra embraces the ever-evolving rhythm of her personal yoga practice. She is currently teaching Christ-centered yoga to kids ages 5-18 at a Christian summer camp.

She is a Spiritual Director and Stephen Minister, as well as a small group leader for teens making Confirmation, and a member of the healing team at her church. She gives glory to God for opportunities to serve! Her faith in Christ is the foundation of all her offerings and His living water the fountain from which she drinks daily. Barbra believes renewed joy and healing are possible.

As an intercessor, she believes in the power of prayer and miracles.  “I believe Christ came to set us free, and He is returning!”


Dayna Gelinas, Anchor Your Soul Under the Flow of the Living Water – A Restorative sequence that will position you to receive the fullness of His presence from head to toe 

E-RYT 500, and a CYA Master Trainer, R-CYAMT, Founder of New Day Yoga, a CYA Registered School, R-CYAS, and Yoga for the Christian Woman, an online community.

Hi! I’m Dayna Gelinas! I guess you could call me a pioneer of Christ-centered yoga. I founded New Day Yoga: Yoga from a Christian Perspective in 2003, where I created, taught, and led 200-hour and 300-hour Christian Yoga Teacher Trainings and Retreats for 17 years. Then when 2020 happened, I was encouraged to start an online community called Yoga for the Christian Woman. Although I love teaching teachers how to teach and students how to practice, my heart really longs to see the regular, Christian, church-going woman FULFILLED—aligning her spirit, soul, body, and life with Christ through the practices of Christ-centered yoga. Daily Devotion + Conflict Resolution + Temple Maintenance + Purposeful Rhythm = FULFILLED, and these are the four “pillars” I emphasize in my teaching. I’d love to connect with you! So please “Friend” me, Dayna Gelinas, on Facebook and join the community Yoga for the Christian Woman

Contact Information: Email: dayna@yogaforthechristianwoman.com Website: www.newdayyoga.com




Haley Cottey: How Creation Can Draw Us Closer To The Heart Of God, Asana + Virtual grounding – Forest Bathing Practice

Haley has had a love for nature since she was a little girl. Growing up, she would explore the woods behind her house and day dream about exploring mountains, jungles and forests. It wasn’t until she was older that she realized that this was where she felt the heart of God in a way she never felt anywhere else. At 20 years old, Haley went on a 40 day backpacking trip in Wyoming with an organization called Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries and it completely transformed her life and view of the wilderness and how God meets us in some of the most wild places in life. She met her husband (CJ) a year later and they bonded over their shared backpacking experiences (he had done 23 days in Colorado when he was 18 with Outward Bound) and have gone on multiple backpacking trips since then. They also have an outdoor lifestyle, often hiking, playing outside with their 2 girls (Della and Anya), gardening, grounding and Haley leads the majority of her yoga classes outside followed by guided hikes with their business, ExploreMore. She firmly believes that we can enjoy creation anywhere, not just in the wilderness of the mountains and one of the best ways for people to meet the heart of God is to get in His creation. Today, Haley’s business teaches outdoor yoga classes, backpacking workshops, forest bathing experiences and more. Haley is also the North Texas Leave No Trace State Advocate and is passionate about not just getting out and exploring God’s creation but also caring for it. Join Haley to learn how you can connect with the heart of God in a transformative way in your own backyard. 


Sandra Gray: Do it Afraid- Walking on Water, Speaking + Restorative

Workshop Description: Speaking + Restorative // Do it Afraid- Walking on Water: Do it Afraid with joy and expectations that God will meet you where you are and push you forward. Lecture Portion: Fears and common mistakes when God calls you to START. Discuss vision and mission working through the ‘why’ and ‘how’ throughout the process. 

Stretching out to love God completely is Sandra’s mission in life and sharing that knowledge with Christians of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.  Sandra has a passion for teaching, speaking and leading women to freedom and redemption in Christ in unique and tangible ways. Sandra Gray holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and spent over 25 years in public education. Sandra holds a coaching certification, a 200 hour Christian yoga certification including touch, Trauma-sensitive and is trained in SOZO healing ministries.  Sandra founded Ektenos as a ministry and business in 2020. 

Ektenos means to stretch fervently in Greek and Sandra believes in the totality of heart, mind, soul and strength.  Ektenos offers Christian land and water yoga on the lake and in the pool.  Sandra loves to have fun and her mantra is: “Come on, it will be fun!”  Sandra’s favorite place to meet with God and her family is on the water (beach, lake, or pool), on her mat and with a good book.


Megan Steele, Closing Words and Meditation