- Our beloved yoga instructor Rachel is relocating to Illinois, so we will not be holding another yoga retreat until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope you are continue to enjoy yoga and other contemplative practices at home.
Yoga is defined as connecting mind, body, and spirit.
We practice yoga by going through the body to quiet the mind and listen to the Spirit.
We practice yoga in the church because it is another way to awaken to the presence of God in our life. Prayer and meditation can be difficult without giving our body something to do. You might know that feeling of getting in “the flow” when you are dancing, running, walking, biking; maybe even washing the dishes. Our bodies engage and focus on something, and our busy minds let go of the firm grip on our thoughts, and the spirit has plenty of space to flow around. This is our experience of yoga.
While we are a Lutheran church, the yoga practice is open and welcoming of anyone, regardless of faith. This is not a “Christian” yoga practice, but yoga is at its core a spiritual discipline, and will always include time for meditation and contemplation.