Yoga and Christianity: a unique combination. For some, the two seem completely at odds. But a growing number of men and women of faith are turning to yoga as a way to help deepen their worship experience.
I was fortunate to study alongside Wendy Maines during my advanced teacher training in 2012. For her thesis, Wendy - a woman of faith and a beautiful teacher - explored the nexus between yoga and Christianity and offered concrete examples of how yoga can help facilitate a worship experience. She has since transformed her thesis into a series of workshops being offered to the public during the upcoming Lenten season. Beginning Tuesday, March 11, Wendy's four-part series will incorporate yoga, spiritual discussion, centering prayer, and daily reflections designed to assist in the observation of Lent. Students can register for the four-week series or individual sessions here.
Have you been looking for a new way to explore Lent this year? Consider incorporating yoga into your spiritual practice.