YOGA MINISTRY PURPOSE
Scripture Yoga is a form of Christian yoga with Biblical scripture verses recited during the stretches and postures. The scriptures are based on themes like Peace, Angels and Prayer. The purpose of the Scripture Yoga ministry is to exercise the mind and body while meditating on God's Holy Word having these words enter your heart and transform it. "God's gracious word can make you into what He wants you to be and give you everything you could possible need." Acts 20:32.
Half Moon Posture
Scripture Yoga Testimony
In 1998 I first thought of teaching Christian yoga, but I was not sure how to conduct a yoga class in a Christian format. At that time I was teaching a yoga class at a local health club and I decided to wait for God to show me his plans for this in my life.
Five years later, in 2003 I began memorizing scripture verses. After about 6 months I had a revelation: I was not waiting for God to teach me how to do Christian yoga - God was waiting on me. How could the class be Christian yoga if it wasn't focused on God's Word? Two months later I was asked if I would teach an exercise class at my church and in June 2004 I began teaching Christian yoga. A dream had finally come true.
During my Emmaus Walk, the Christian yoga ministry was founded on the scripture: "If you love me, feed my sheep" taken from John 21:17. I love Jesus Christ and He wants His sheep to feed on the bread of life, the Word of God. His sheep are fed during the Scripture Yoga classes by hearing and receiving His Word. In this way the Word of God is stored your heart.
A student told me that during a medical procedure she quoted scripture verses she learned from class to help calm her down during the procedure. The nurse even noticed the difference in her behavior before and after she quoted the scripture.
Another student, after her first class, said she felt extremely relaxed and yet energized but at the same time connected to God and completely full of HIM. It was an awesome experience.