About Holy Yoga
Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being; body, mind and spirit with God; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. With complete reliance on God's Word and prayer, Holy Yoga invites us to surrender and introduces us to Grace. When we breathe and move and have our being in Christ, we find ourselves in the flow of His magnificence. There is often a misunderstanding that yoga is a religion, it is not. Yoga is a spiritual discipline, much like prayer, fasting and meditation. Yoga has the capacity to enhance our personal beliefs and faith.
We practice with our minds set on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy (Phil 4:8); not with our minds emptied. We meditate on the wisdom of God's Word (Psalm 119:9-16, 26-27); not on man's wisdom. We seek the transcendence and glory of God; not our own.
Statements of Faith
We believe there is only one God, whom exists for all eternity in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Revelation 1:8)
We believe that God has revealed Himself to us both through His creation and His Word. (Romans 1:20, Hebrews 1:3)
We believe God continues to reveal Himself to His people through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:9, John 16:13-14, 1Corinthians 2:12-14, 2 Corinthians 6:16)
We believe that there is only one way to God, through His Son, Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 43:10-13, John 14:6)
We believe that God made forgiveness and redemption available to all whom accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. (1TImothy 2:3-4, John 3:16-18, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
We believe the Bible is absolute truth. It is the divinely authored and authoritative Word of God. It is complete in its current canonical form. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Luke 24:27)
We believe that those who are His will be made known by their love for God and for all people. (Mark 12:30, John 13:34-35)
Holy Yoga is experiential worship specifically created to deepen your connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to combine world class yoga with a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect with God. We do this by integrating His Word, prayer, worship and the physical practice of yoga to contemporary and Christian music.
Statements of Practice
We believe that when God spoke the world into existence, His creative essence or "vibration" permeated all of creation. It has been documented that there is a vibrational frequency common to all of creation and that this vibration has the sound of "Aum". That frequency is often vocalized in classical yoga as "OM", or in Christian circles as "Shalom". Holy Yoga chooses not to use the practice of chant or "OM" invocations in classes in order to dissipate fear concerning their usage in relation to worship.
We believe that humans are created in the image of the One true God, and are therefore energetic beings. This energy is in constant movement within our bodies and accumulates is specific regions within the body. The common experience of knots in the stomach, feeling heavy-hearted, or being choked-up are just a few examples. The label used to describe this in classical yoga terminology is "chakras". The theory of chakras attempts to explain the physical manifestation of our emotional and spiritual being. We acknowledge that this is man's attempt to articulate God's truth in creation of the human body. Holy Yoga teaches God's truth, independent of man's labels.
We know that yoga is a spiritual discipline much like fasting, meditation, and prayer that cannot be owned by one specific religion. While yoga predates Hinduism, they were the first to popularize the discipline of yoga by giving it written structure. The language originally given to yoga postures was in sanskrit. Holy Yoga teaches their instructors to teach in their native tongue.