Displaying Gratitude to Students

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26 Jul 2021 Displaying Gratitude to Students

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Do you display readiness to show thankfulness and appreciation? Do you strive to return kindness? Consider for a moment how you show gratitude in your interactions with your students.  Showing gratitude matters. It can strengthen your personal […]

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28 Jun 2021 Yoga + the Role It Plays in Your Holistic Wellbeing

What role does yoga play in your holistic wellbeing? Everyone sees and experiences life differently. And with today’s fast-paced lifestyle, many of us aren’t nurturing our health, wellbeing or faith as we should.  There’s never enough time in the day. Between your day job, commute, family, and taking care of your home, you’re worn out […]

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14 Apr 2021 Ignite: Cultivating Kingdom Leadership

The seasoned fishermen had been fishing all night, and yet their nets were frustratingly empty. The Lord urged them to take the boat to deeper waters, and in faith and obedience, they took Him at His word instead of trusting their own experience. They went deeper. The yield was so great that the nets could […]

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29 Mar 2021 A Sneak Peek into Chakras and Deeper Yogic Studies

What is “spiritual energy?” As a yoga practitioner, it can be beneficial to go deeper in understanding energy concepts, yet there can be a frustration of not having the in-depth knowledge of history, function and practical use of the information.  That’s exactly what we will be covering in the upcoming Deeper Yogic Studies training as […]

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01 Mar 2021 Does Kindness Matter?

“I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, I bent down to feed them.” Hosea 11:4 There is a motto that most of us have heard at some point in our lives; “What you practice grows stronger.” […]

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03 Dec 2020 Sarah’s Story: Hope After Miscarriage

I recently took a Birth & Trauma workshop provided by Holy Yoga Global and @midwifedoran.  One of the tools discussed to promote healing was to share your trauma story and the emotions experienced. Last October, I wrote down my personal story of loss a few weeks after my miscarriage. I finally feel ready to share […]

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16 Nov 2020 My “WHY” for Holy Yoga

I was recently asked a very point-blank question. How did you find Holy Yoga and WHY did you make the decision to sign up and go through training? Well, here is my answer. Since the summer of 2018, about six months into my alcohol-free life, I decided that I wanted to get back into a […]

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02 Nov 2020 Embracing a Restorative Yoga Practice

As we enter autumn and winter, nature is turning inwards. There is a shedding of leaves and cooling of air. We are being drawn into contemplation and hibernation. We hear God’s voice call to us in this season in Psalm 25:  The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me […]

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12 Oct 2020 10 Must Ask Questions When Shopping Around for a Yoga Certification

When I started thinking about taking a 200 Hour Yoga Certification, I just wasn’t sure where to begin. Have you ever received a God-nudge? His unmistakable hints to pursue him through something you already enjoy validate His goodness and love for you!  When I learned from a friend about Christian yoga, I knew right then […]

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07 Oct 2020 Yoga for Nerve Pain

You probably know that yoga can help reduce anxiety, relieve stress, burn fat, and build muscle. But many people don’t realize that yoga can also help to ease pain, promote healing, and even soothe pinched nerves. Back pain is the number one reason that people under 45 experience temporary disability. While not every kind of […]

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31 Aug 2020 Yoga and Pain

  As much as we would love to think it, we yogis are not immune to pain. Sometimes the pain is evident during a practice, but it may also be felt in the hours or days that follow. So, what do you do when the pain surfaces? While it may be tempting to find a […]

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08 Jun 2020 Holy Yoga: Not My Hobby but My Mission

I cherish this photo! Not often does the impact of a Holy Yoga class result in a tattoo but for both of us it did. What she never knew before showing me her tattoo was that years ago I had a similar story and tattoo with the same important word to prove it. Her story […]

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27 May 2020 How to Safely Reopen Your Yoga Studio

Being a yoga instructor during this COVID-19 pandemic has been hard in many ways. But it has also given us some amazing opportunities to branch out, get creative, lean into each other, and even reach a lot more people thanks to video conferencing and social media streams! It has been a joy and a true […]

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13 May 2020 Are You ‘Good Enough’ to be a Yoga Instructor?

Do you have a passion for yoga and a love for Christ, but something is holding you back from becoming an instructor? One fear that is most frequently voiced by our new students is that they are “not good enough” to teach others. The truth is that you don’t have to be able to put […]

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08 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Resources for the Yoga Instructor

In just a few short weeks our world has been shaken by the coronavirus. It pours over our social media feeds, news channels, and runs through our minds constantly. For the yoga community, these circumstances have affected not only our personal practice but also our businesses and livelihoods. With yoga studios closed and individual yoga […]

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06 Apr 2020 What is Holy Yoga Touch Training?

Holy Yoga Touch teaches participants to safely and professionally incorporate healing touch/ massage techniques in their yoga classes. Physical touch can be an important and essential element of a yoga class when done properly. This course empowers you to safely touch students during class with purpose and confidence. You will learn elements of safe touch, […]

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04 Apr 2020 Get Certified! Online-Only 200 Hour Instructor Training

For many years now, Holy Yoga has trained yoga instructors with a powerful combination of online classrooms and the in-person Immersion Experience. If you have followed us for long, you know this model has worked very well to train and equip our instructors to go into their community and bring the gospel to everyone! However, […]

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23 Mar 2020 Instructor Training Tip: Weaving the Word

To be honest, I didn’t fully understand how to ‘meet Jesus on the mat’ before I began Holy Yoga Instructor Training. As we studied the Bible and learned pose breakdowns via web calls, I became increasingly nervous to combine the two. It came time for our training call where we would address “weaving the Word” […]

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16 Mar 2020 Boosting Immunity with Yoga

Did you know practicing yoga can help your body naturally defend against sickness? If you do find yourself sick (because let’s face it, some things are just unavoidable) yoga may even shorten the length of many illnesses. Lack of rest, poor nutrition, dehydration and excessive stress are all factors that increase the body’s vulnerability to […]

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03 Feb 2020 Pose Breakdown: Downward Facing Dog

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) When thinking about yoga many of us probably get a visual of this common pose, Downward-Facing Dog.  At Holy Yoga we believe in being life-long learners! So wether you have never tried it before, or you have been pracicing for 20 years, let’s take a moment to break this pose […]

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20 Jan 2020 Learning from Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday we will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a warrior for peace and unity. But the way that he fought for peace and unity was through a method called non-violence. Dr. King is famous for saying this: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do […]

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21 Nov 2019 Christmas with Holy Yoga Kids

At Kids’ Holy Yoga, we love to celebrate the story of Jesus’ birth with yoga poses.  We thought you and your family might like to try, too! An angel told Mary that she was going to have a baby from God. Angel Pose: Stand tall on your knees, spread your arms out wide, and lift […]

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31 Oct 2019 Till the Soil, Lord!

I suspect that my walk from seeker to believer started long before I was knitted in my mother’s womb.  I come from a multicultural background. Both of my parents were raised as semi-orphans. My mother lost her mom soon after childbirth, and my dad is a holocaust survivor who lost his mother as well, along […]

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28 Oct 2019 Happy Halloween

At Holy Yoga® and Kids Holy Yoga®, we believe in engaging with culture and pointing everything to Jesus. Some followers of Jesus prefer not to celebrate Halloween, and that’s perfectly fine! Others feel that it’s okay because of the freedom we are given in Christ (Galatians 5). So, if you celebrate Halloween, here are some […]

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21 Oct 2019 Releasing The Traps – A Touch Training Story

I am focused on my body in a new, healthy way now. I hated my body for most of my life and was not kind in the way I cared for it. I researched natural health, and learned how to implement a more holistic way of living, eating and moving. I found myself desiring to […]

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17 Oct 2019 Holy Yoga Foundation World Auction

This is your invitation to join what God is doing across the world! The Holy Yoga Foundation World Auction raises funds and awareness for the Holy Yoga Foundation which help fuel the Foundations efforts to support instructors around the globe. So what IS the Holy Yoga Foundation, exactly? Mission: The Holy Yoga Foundation educates, inspires and […]

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10 Oct 2019 NEW Bandha & Breath Workshop on Holy Yoga TV!

Holy Yoga is thrilled to launch a new offering just for our HYTV subcribers! Ever wonder about what the word “bandha” means in your yoga practice? Well, the word “bandha” means lock. Experience over 90 minutes of content led by Holy Yoga founder, Brooke Boon, on how bandhas and breath can transform your yoga practice! […]

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07 Oct 2019 What Not To Say To Your Friend With Cancer

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, affecting one in every eight women (and about 1 in every 1,000 men). With statistics like this, it’s likely your life has been, or will be, impacted by breast cancer. When a loved one receives a diagnosis of cancer, our […]

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04 Jul 2019 Happy 4th Of July – Eagle Pose

In America, on July 4th, we observe Independence Day, which celebrates freedom and liberty for our country. Freedom is a theme of our faith, too. The apostle Paul tells us that it is for freedom that Jesus has set us free (Galatians 5:1). Because of the freedom Jesus gives us, we don’t have to worry […]

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01 Jul 2019 Holy Yoga TV – Grow On The Go!

Take your Holy Yoga® practice on the go with our NEW and improved videos and search options.  Search your favorite instructor, focus, or class level with ease.  Holy Yoga® TV on the go allows you to enrich your mind, body, and spirit through yoga videos hosted by our 300-hr & 500-hr instructors and trainers.  Our […]

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27 Jun 2019 The Time Is Now

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not into your own understanding but in all your ways a knowledge Him and He will direct your paths” – Proverbs 3:5-6 God directed my path to Holy Yoga. It is not a path I would have ever seen myself on, but He had a plan. […]

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17 Jun 2019 International Day of Yoga

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly presented a bill that was endorsed by an all-time record of 175 member states.  It was the bill that declared June 21st to be International Day of Yoga!  The day was dedicated to the inner and outer well-being of all humans, across the globe. The International […]

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20 May 2019 A Call To Heal

Before you really dive into this blog post, I want you to do something. Sit back in your chair, couch, simple seat- wherever. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and just be still. Allow the Lord’s love and His adoration for you to wash over your soul. Have confidence in knowing that you […]

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09 May 2019 Becoming Yin

Katie Pearson, co-creator of Holy Yoga Yin (with Jonnie Goodmanson) shares how she came to love Yin and sharing the practice with others: For twenty years I have practiced and taught power Vinyasa classes, so many have wondered what is now drawing me to the “dark” side where I am courting Yin yoga? While yin […]

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15 Apr 2019 Kid’s Easter Yoga Flow: Celebrating New Life

Spring is right around the corner…Easter is, too! We are starting to see signs of SPRING…and that is so exciting! Spring is a time we are able to observe new life – from flowers that begin to peek out of the ground; to birds with their nests full of eggs; to trees that begin to […]

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11 Apr 2019 This Is My Story – Turning 60 With A Brand New Profession

I took my very first yoga class in September of 2017. I had recently retired from teaching middle school and I was quite “fried” to say the least! Although I attended class once or twice a week, I couldn’t do half of the poses (not even halfway).  In January, my instructor said she would be […]

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28 Mar 2019 Babies: Crying and Yoga

As the Program Manager/Senior Trainer for the Kids Holy Yoga Training, I read lots of books on yoga and babies.  Most, if not all, books tell you to not practice yoga with your baby when they are crying. I understand the concept behind not forcing a baby to practice yoga when they aren’t ready, but […]

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28 Mar 2019 This Is My Story – A Call To Be Brave

What am I doing? I don’t belong here. What lie have I bought into that made me think I could – or even should – do this? As we drove to the airport I was overcome by anxiety and doubt. I was headed to Arizona for a week-long immersion retreat to complete my 200-hour instructor […]

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20 Feb 2019 Instructor Training Tip: Take It Slow

The Discipline of Less is More In the western world fitness has had an enormous impact on how we approach hatha yoga, or the physical postures. One of the most obvious and detrimental effects is the belief that more difficult the postures, the more benefits gained – physical, mental and spiritual. This is often the beginner’s […]

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18 Feb 2019 Wisdom and the Essence of the Divine: Bible Study with Brooke Boon

In your personal growth, you can only develop vertically so much until you need to be a part of something not only equips you but allows you to pour out what has been given to you. Starting in April, we will be launching a 4-week online study on Wisdom and the Essence of the Divine. […]

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02 Jan 2019 Can Holy Yoga Help Those Struggling with Mental Illness?

Holy Yoga Master Instructor Jennifer Hill shares her story: You’re doing it wrong. Everyone else knows how, why don’t you? Again, really? You are so lazy, stupid, distracted, slow . . . you’ll never . . Maybe these are lies you have heard before. If they are I am so very sorry. That’s what they […]

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05 Dec 2018 Christmas Message from Brooke Boon

Hey, my favorite people! Merry, merry Christmas! I just exhaled when I wrote that. Like “Oh my gosh, I’ve been wearing my shoulders as earrings for the last 4 hours” kind of exhale. Can anyone relate? I am so grateful for all you who feel the the Presence in breath like I do. As I […]

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05 Dec 2018 Why Yin?

Katie Pearson, co-creator of Holy Yoga Yin I & II (with Jonnie Goodmanson) shares how she came to love Yin and sharing the practice with others: For twenty years I have practiced and taught power Vinyasa classes, so many have wondered what is now drawing me to the “dark” side where I am courting Yin […]

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07 Nov 2018 Holy Yoga Changing Lives and Developing Servant Leaders

Holy Yoga Instructor Lori Mynczywor recently completed the Holy Yoga Leadership Development Training. Read her story about how God is transforming her heart to own her calling as a follower of Christ committed to Servant Leadership. . . Why did you sign up for Leadership Development? I signed up for this training hesitantly. I went […]

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07 Nov 2018 Getaway with us February 8th – 10th in beautiful Malibu, California

We have everything you need to refresh your soul. We also have everything you need for HY and YA continuing education credits. (And no worries if you’re not a yoga instructor! This retreat is for everyone!) See our workshop line up below and workshops are included in the price: Hips and Low Back – Jonnie […]

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02 Oct 2018 Coming Soon: The Breathe Love Give Online Auction!

Here is your reason to book that trip to Costa Rica you’ve been dreaming about: The Wisdom of the Feminine Divine Retreat! This retreat is led by Holy Yoga Founder, Brooke Boon, and Master HY Instructor, Tasha Anderson: these women know how to embrace you with generous hospitality, bring fresh inspiration to the word of […]

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02 Oct 2018 Holy Yoga Kids Class Sponsors A Child

Holy Yoga Kids Class Sponsors A Child Holy Yoga Instructor Brenda Canupp wanted to teach her Kids Class how to live a missional life, so she sponsored a little boy, Jiff, through Compassion International. Her students not only write to Jiff, but donate money monthly. Read more about how Brenda introduced Jiff to her students: […]

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02 Aug 2018 Instructor Spotlight: Bea’s Story

After suffering with chronic pain from years of going hard and strong, my physician suggested I try yoga to restore my body. I decided to give it a try and began connecting with the practice. One class in particular left me feeling like something wicked was afoot so I went home and searched for Christian […]

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02 Aug 2018 Holy Yoga Proudly Partners with ACE

You Asked . . . We Answered Holy Yoga Proudly Partners with ACE We heard your request and partnered with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a continuing education provider for ACE certified professionals. Our immersion experience component of the 225 and 95 hour programs qualify for 3.3 credits of continuing education and Holy […]

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02 Aug 2018 Holy Yoga Presents at Faith and Fitness Magazine’s Redefined Conference

Katie Pearson will be presenting and all-day seminar on Servant Leadership in the fitness/wellness industry, as well as teaching two flow classes and an additional workshop based on her article published in this fall’s edition of Faith & Fitness Magazine (click link below). This year’s conference is combined with the Athletic Business Show – see below for […]

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