Friday, June 12, 2015

Holy Yoga

I have enjoyed a wonderful class on Monday nights called Holy Yoga. It is taught by Allison LaBianca, a certified yoga teacher. Holy Yoga is experiential worship created to deepen people's connection to Christ. The sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness.

This particular class is Gentle Yoga. Many of the poses are relaxing and stretching. No previous experience required and no fitness level needed. This class can be described as yoga with Jesus. The teacher includes Scripture, prayer, Christian music and meditation. I really enjoy moving my body and opening my heart & spirit for renewal and refreshment. Allison also does a little relaxing touch if the participant desires.

The class I attend is at 6:30pm at Fellowship Church on Angeleno Avenue between Glenoaks Blvd and Third Street in Burbank. There is a suggested donation of $8 but Allison says don't let price bar you from attending. Bring your own mat. Allison teaches other levels on Thursday and Saturday mornings at different locations. You can contact Allsion at allisonlabianca@holyyoga.net and get on her newsletter mailing list. You can find out more about the format at holyyoga.net

A healthy lifestyle includes cardio & strength, flexiblity & agility, and also spiritual peace and wholeness. In our fast-paced, high stress world, it's virtually impossible to take time out to let your body and brain rest. Holy Yoga might help you reduce stress, decrease your heart rate and lower the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, in your blood. The class can help train you to be a bit more accepting of what's happening in your life. You can learn to be mindful of the present moment and aware of the whole range of sensations that reveal themselves when we are not too distracted to notice.

Join me on a Monday night at Holy Yoga!


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