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Sunrise Yoga + Journal Writing Workshop - Sunday April 1, 2018

"We must in equal measure acknowledge and celebrate the freedom we have received as a result of the immeasurable sacrifice that Christ made for us on the cross."- Karla Lawrence

I love Jesus. That is my truth. While I struggle with some of the aspects surrounding organized religion, I know that my life would not be the same without having a relationship with my Creator.

Our relationship is at times complicated, amazing, painful, and deeply intimate. What I know to be true for myself is that without Him I would not be.

For those of you who are Christians, this upcoming Easter weekend creates an opportunity for us to reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ. It is because we believe in a risen Savior that we have been granted new life.

I wanted to reflect and celebrate this is a creative way and thought a sunrise yoga and journal writing workshop would be perfect!

If this sounds like the way you'd like to begin this Resurrection Sunday, then keep reading to learn more and to register.

Sunrise Yoga & Journal Writing Workshop

If you are looking for a creative way to reflect on and celebrate the risen Savior this Easter Sunday, I invite you to join us for this Sunrise Yoga & Journal Writing Workshop. During this 2-hour workshop you will be provided with prompts to guide your reflection and journal writing, followed by a Gentle Flow YogaFaith class. There will also be time for discussion, sharing, meditation, & prayer. Bring your Bibles, journals, yoga mat, some tea or coffee, & an open heart. This workshop is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. I look forward to sharing this time of resurrection with you!

  • Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018 
  • Time: 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location: White Lotus Wellness Center, 4912 Berwyn Rd., College Park, MD 
  • Cost: $25 ($30 for same-day registration) 
  • Registration: Click here to reserve your seat, and then submit your payment using the Paypal link in the sidebar (PayPal account not required) 

If you don't live locally or aren't able to join us, I encourage you to still try and spend some time on your mat and in your journal. You can use any of the prompt questions below to help you get started:

  • What impact has your belief in a risen Savior had on your day-to-day life?
  • What is your favorite thing about your relationship with Christ?
  • What is one thing you can do today to deepen your relationship with the Creator?
  • What insights or healing has Christ brought to your life that you would like to express gratitude for today?

If you'd like to share, I would love to hear what the Creator revealed to you in the comments section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wishing you more peace & joy than your heart can hold.


P.S. There is still time to join us this Sunday, April 1st, 2018 from 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM for the Sunrise Yoga & Journal Writing Workshop. Simple click here to reserve your seat!

New Class - YogaFaith: "Living Surrendered" {Open Now}

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life - and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” - Eckhart Tolle

“Are you living surrendered?”

This is the question that sprang into my head without warning as I was driving home from work a few weeks ago. The question rang out so clearly that I almost looked around to see who had hitched a ride in my car without permission! I knew of course that it was God who asked the question. He has a habit of hitting me with tough questions when I least expect it. Since I didn’t feel like pondering the meaning of life at that particular moment however, I tucked the question away. Promising to revisit it later.

Are you living surrendered?

When I finally took some quiet time to ponder the question, I sadly realized that my answer was ‘no.’ I was not living a fully surrendered life. I wasn’t even quite sure I understood what that meant! I did know however that I was seeking guidance in some things, but in too many others I was going my own way. Promising to give God this or that, only to take it back when I thought His back was turned.

This choice has resulted in too many periods of confusion and overwhelm and not enough forward movement.

If you are a person of faith (Christian or otherwise) this struggle might found familiar.

If you would like to find you own answers to the question of what it means to live a surrendered life, I invite you to join us in the studio for YogaFaith - “Living Surrendered”.

YogaFaith - Gentle Flow/Hatha Yoga 10-Week Session

Our practice will be GentleFlow/Hatha yoga which allows for periods of gentle transitions from posture to posture along with time spent in deeper more static stretches. This will encourage increased flexibility and strengthening of the body, mind, spirit, and soul. Each practice will begin and end with prayer and reflection to help you explore the question of what it means to live surrendered in your own life. This class is suited for beginners - advanced beginners who are relatively injury-free, and able to stand, sit, and kneel on the floor.

Date: March 11 - May 31, 2018 (no class April 1st or May 13th)
Time: Sundays, 9 AM - 10 AM
Cost: $12/class (1st class is $10 for new students)

Please click here for more details and to register.

Whether or not you are able to join us for class, I invite you pull out your journals and spend some time reflecting on the following questions:

  • Are there areas in your life that you know you need to release to God (Higher Power, Creator, etc.) that you have been holding onto?
  • What is preventing you from letting go?

As you reflect on these questions, I encourage you to be gentle with yourself no matter what the response. This is not a time for judgement or harsh criticism. It is simply a time to reflect and sink a bit deeper into self understanding and unconditional compassion.

If you feel comfortable I invite you to share what was revealed to you along with one step you’re going to take today to begin to release that thing from your life.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wishing you more peace & joy than your heart can hold.


P.S. I’d love to have you join us in the studio beginning Sunday, March 11th for YogaFaith “Living Surrendered”. For more information and to register, please click here.