It is overwhelmingly stated throughout yoga literature that yoga is not a religion. It is a methodology not a theology. We can think of yoga as a discipline that can be practiced within or without the context of any faith.
In Christian Style Yoga, we incorporate the Christian faith into the practice of yoga. “We can thank God for how he created our bodies and enjoy physical movement, like yoga, that brings health to our bodies. Our bodies work best in the way he designed them to work and practices that support the healthy function of our bodies are ultimately from Him” (from Yahweh Yoga’s book, Christian Style Yoga, Restoration for Body and Soul). In Christian Style Yoga our goals are centered on wholeness, holiness and fitness through Christ Jesus alone.
May God Himself, The God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together – spirit, soul and body- and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23 MSG)
Anybody and everybody who is interested in practicing yoga in a Christian context is welcome! Perhaps you have experienced a spiritual awakening practicing yoga in the past and are interested in exploring the idea of Christianity in your practice. Whatever peaks your interest in trying Christian Style Yoga is absolutely ok. God is intentional, He tells us in scripture, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20 NIV). Curious about Christian Style Yoga? Come and See!
I am a Christian; does it matter what denomination I am from?
The classes are delivered in such a way that those from all denominations of the Christian faith can practice in an environment that makes them feel comfortable. As Christians we all share the same status as full-fledged children of God. He gives to all of His children the same promises, the same blessings of grace, and the same inheritance. Let us celebrate gathering together to be nourished body, mind and spirit.
In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:5 NIV)