Holy Yoga is a form of experiential worship, a spiritual practice that offers women and men an opportunity to connect with God through scripture, meditation and movement.
We gather in community to slow down, loosen up and listen to what God is saying to each of us. Everyone is encouraged to move at his or her own pace … even if that means simply sitting still.
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If you’re interested in pursuing Holy Yoga online, here are a couple of places to tap in:
- Holy Yoga TV — You can sign up for a free trial (after that it’s $15/month)
- My YouTube channel — I have a few videos from spring/summer 2020
Also, I have been enjoying these non-Holy Yoga websites:
- “Breath” series from Yoga with Adriene
- Almost anything from Mikki Trowbridge
- NY Times | Well: Yoga to Make You Strong
More about Holy Yoga
In Holy Yoga, we often say, “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.
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 offered Holy Yoga at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd during summer 2021.