Starting November 3rd!
- What would it look like to start your day with God in gratitude and reflection before thinking through all the things you need to get done?
- I think when we take the time to pause and reflect on what we are grateful for, there is a shift in our hearts and minds from what we need to do and fix to what God’s already doing for us.
6am – 6:30a Soul Yoga practice with Guided Prayer
6:30a- 6:45a – *Optional Time of Shared Prayer
Why a prayer series?
So often we find ourselves praying to change God’s mind instead of praying to know God better. (I know this is true for me as a recovering control freak!) But what if we prayed more to receive from God than to change His ways?
I think God wants to show us, but we must ask for the heavenly sight to see.
I’d like to offer you the prayer of the Examen as we move & breathe through the practice of yoga for this series. The Prayer of the Examen is an ancient prayer created by St. Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish priest and theologian who founded the Jesuit order in 1534.
The prayer has 5 parts and invites you to reflect on your life with God and listen for His will for you in the future. As someone with a VERY strong will, this prayer has offered me so much healing in my own spiritual walk with Christ.
What to expect?
Each week we will take one part of the prayer and incorporate it into our Soul Yoga class. By the end of the series you will have practiced all 5 parts and can hopefully use it as a tool outside of class, throughout your daily life.
I often practice this prayer at night to help me reflect on my day with God, and it leads me peacefully to sleep!
What if I can’t join every week?
Each week I will share the part of the prayer we practiced via email. If you missed class, you can quickly read along if you’d like. Or you can simply show up when you can. There is grace here, and I’m confident God will meet you in the way He intends when you meet Him on your mat
What is the Optional Time of Shared Prayer?
I want to create space for us to pray together if you have requests, needs or hopes. We will spend 15 minutes after yoga to pray and share together. This space feels tender and vulnerable to me, but I believe that’s exactly where God’s power intersects our lives so I want to lean into that space with you. I’m so grateful for this community and would love to share in a time of prayer together!
Can my friend join?
Always! Zoom allows unlimited space! Just send them the link or this page and they can click to sign up.
Are you not so sure you can do yoga? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Scroll down 🙂
Beginner’s Soul Yoga Program
This Beginner’s Yoga Guide is a downloadable program that allows you to move at your own pace in the comfort of your home!
There are countless benefits to practicing Soul Yoga including: back relief, stress reduction, greater body alignment, flexibility and calmer thoughts.
Soul Yoga classes are also uniquely crafted to support your body while also aligning your heart and soul to God through worship music, Scripture readings and pauses for prayer, so your soul & body are nourished simultaneously.
The Beginner’s Soul Yoga Guide includes:
- 4 video classes (45 min each) that methodically introduce, teach and guide you through a basic yoga flow. Each class is themed on Scripture and gives you space to connect your heart, soul, mind and strength with God in an experiential way.
- A gorgeous manual that answers common questions for beginners like...What is Soul Yoga? Why should I practice? What can I expect? And more!
- 10 posture breakdowns with photos and written cues to use as a reference while building your practice.
- Personal guidance and interaction from lead instructor, Devany Bourdo via phone or zoom conferencing.
All for just $49
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I began practicing yoga nearly 20 years ago as a requirement for my high school dance team. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the combination of stretching, movement and breath. In 2017, I was introduced to Gospel-centered yoga at Soul Fitness’s Legacy of Love Retreat a year after my second child was born. This was a difficult season for me as I struggled with symptoms of weight gain, fatigue and depression due to undiagnosed postpartum hypothyroidism. I found that the practice of Soul yoga increased my energy, uplifted my mood and turned my heart towards the Lord. The integration of movement, breath and Scripture meditation began to heal my body and heart and in 2018 I became a certified 200 hour Holy Yoga Instructor and also completed leadership training.
For the past year I’ve taught Soul Yoga classes in person and online. As a stay-at-home mom, with limited free time, I love how the practice of Soul Yoga provides a workout, time in the Word, meditative prayer, full-body worship and stillness all in one hour. Joyful and fun in nature, I want you to leave class feeling inspired & re-connected with the One who created you.
I love music and work to create meaningful and fun playlists that tie to our Scripture/intention. All levels are welcome! I’d love to have you come and try!
Whether it’s your first time or you are a practiced yogi, I trust the Lord has something in store for you on your mat.