Yoga Selah

Selah is a Hebrew word, and most sources say its meaning is unknown. Some define it as a blessing that means “forever.” Others say it might be a word for “praise.” But the meaning that resonates with me is “pause.”

I chose this name for the yoga classes I teach, because I want to offer a place and time to pause. We gather to breathe, move, stretch and listen to what God is saying in each of our lives.

Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace … even if some days that means simply sitting still.


Starting Feb. 1, 2023, join us at noon on Wednesdays at Fargo’s Fercho YMCA.

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My yoga background

I have been practicing yoga in one form or another since 1997. After completing yoga instructor training with Holy Yoga Global in 2018, I brought Holy Yoga to Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, Washington, as a “missional experiment” and led it with help from my friend Nancy Anderson and support from our Huddle. 

I also taught yoga at the YMCA of Clark County (Washington).

My family moved back to Moorhead — my hometown — in 2020, and I now teach Yoga Selah in the summer at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and at the downtown YMCA.

Online resources

About Holy Yoga

In Holy Yoga, I learned “It isn’t about the yoga.” What we mean is, getting “really good at yoga” is not our end goal — although our practice usually becomes stronger the more we do it. Instead, we use yoga as a spiritual practice, like prayer, fasting or meditation. 

We also say, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” My classes feature gentle movement and meditation, for men and women. You are welcome to move at your own pace and intensity.

A basic yoga postures booklet is available here.

If you can breathe, you can do yoga.

Select meditations from past classes are available online.

Meditations photo adapted from Davids Kokainis‘ on Unsplash