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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

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

Considering Faith Based Yoga Teacher Training?

2021-03-22T15:50:13+00:00

If there is one topic that I could talk all day about it is faith based yoga teacher training. I spend many days in my week talking to people about this very subject, and what a blessing that I am given the opportunity to do so! Many people have found me because it is known that I have trained with two of the larger faith based schools available. Through all of this training I have become very passionate about encouraging people to ask good questions before committing time and money to a training. When I first began my journey into teacher [...]

Considering Faith Based Yoga Teacher Training?2021-03-22T15:50:13+00:00

Pray Fast Vote!

2020-09-26T01:10:26+00:00

PRAY FAST VOTE The statistics are staggering. Over 15 million Christians are not registered to vote. Because we know the importance of voting, the urgency in this space and time to do so, as well as the incredible privilege that many were denied in history, this is the time to vote and make your voice known. We realize that social and political unrest have caused great tension, anxiety and even depression. Please find a class from our Class Theme Resource at the end of this article. You have all become true children of God by the faith of Jesus the Anointed [...]

Pray Fast Vote!2020-09-26T01:10:26+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

Yoga Teachers And Invitational Language

2019-04-15T12:05:39+00:00

I had an experience in a yin yoga class recently that has me reflecting on the power I have as the teacher in a yoga class or the practitioner in a yoga therapy session. In this class, the well intended teacher, set us up for a wonderful hip opening session. She encouraged us to find our breath, even counting the inhalation and exhalation, and then she told us to settle in and find stillness. Notice I said told, not asked. This was a command. Be still. Her follow up language was something along the lines of “ I know you will [...]

Yoga Teachers And Invitational Language2019-04-15T12:05:39+00:00

Happy Anniversary

2019-04-13T20:12:28+00:00

Hey, it's our one year Anniversary!  Thanks be to Jesus Christ for the vision and plan to launch an all-inclusive international community of students, yogis and therapists who love Jesus and yoga.  Our community continues to grow daily with members, resources and provision.  To celebrate, we have a special gift just for you as a token of our gratitude for linking arms for another year. Because April is CYA's one year anniversary, if you register or renew membership before April 30th, you receive a free month with The Abbey.  It's an online community of people who believe in the power of [...]

Happy Anniversary2019-04-13T20:12:28+00:00

The Four Agreements

2019-03-18T11:50:09+00:00

I first saw the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz collecting dust on a shelf at my first job at the Yoga Garden. I vaguely knew what the actual four agreements were. What I did know was that this was one of the yoga books. I would not exactly say that there is a yogic literary canon, but most people accept this book as one of the common texts for yoga training. When I finally decided to pick this book up off of my own shelf, it collected dust for about a year. I was amazed at how fast I flew [...]

The Four Agreements2019-03-18T11:50:09+00:00
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