Gentle Yoga Warmup (10 mins!)

In this practice we we flow through some gentle movements to warm up the entire body, making this an ideal practice to do on its own, before another video, or before another type of exercise.

Our spiritual theme for this practice comes from Jesus’ Parable of the Sower. We concentrate on one type of soil described by Jesus:

Luke 8: 14-15  The seed that falls into the weeds represents the hearts of those who hear the word of God but their growth is quickly choked off by their own anxious cares, the riches of this world, and the fleeting pleasures of this life. This is why they never become mature and fruitful.

The seed that fell into good, fertile soil represents those lovers of truth who hear it deep within their hearts. They respond by clinging to the word, keeping it dear as they endure all things in faith. This is the seed that will one day bear more fruit in their lives.

Mark 4:18-20   And the seed sown among thorns represents those who hear the Word, but they allow the cares of this life and the seduction of wealth and the desires for other things to crowd out and choke the Word so that it produces nothing.

But the seed sown on good soil represents those who open their hearts to receive the Word and their lives bear good fruit…

Matthew 13:22-23    The seed sown among weeds represents the person who receives the message, but all of life’s busy distractions, his divided heart, and his ambition for wealth result in suffocating the kingdom message and prevent him from being spiritual fruit.

As for the seed that fell upon good, rich soil, it represents the hearts of people who hear and fully embrace the message of heaven’s kingdom realm. Their lives bear good fruit…

As we warmup our roots in this 10 minute flow, we invite the Holy Spirit to bring to awareness the weeds in our hearts that may be choking out the seed of God’s abundant life in us.

Advent Meditation: Week Four

This four-part meditation series savors the season of Advent through the Gospel of Luke. Luke begins his account of the arrival of Jesus by first introducing us to a cast of characters who have been waiting on God’s promise for a very long time. This series explores the theme of waiting through the characters of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Simeon and Anna. You can read their stories in the first two chapters of Luke.


Week Four: Simeon and Anna

Luke 1: 5-25, 57-80


In this final practice we see what it looks like to wait with attentiveness and expectation through the stories of Simeon and Anna.

Inhale: I wait

Exhale: You appear

Advent Meditation: Week Three

This four-part meditation series savors the season of Advent through the Gospel of Luke. Luke begins his account of the arrival of Jesus by first introducing us to a cast of characters who have been waiting on God’s promise for a very long time. This series explores the theme of waiting through the characters of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Simeon and Anna. You can read their stories in the first two chapters of Luke.


Week Three: Mary

Luke 1: 5-25, 57-80


In this third practice we sit with Mary, a woman whose hoped-for future changes in an instant, and notice her response to God's promise to her.

Inhale: Your glory

Exhale: my good

Advent Meditation: Week Two

This four-part meditation series savors the season of Advent through the Gospel of Luke. Luke begins his account of the arrival of Jesus by first introducing us to a cast of characters who have been waiting on God’s promise for a very long time. This series explores the theme of waiting through the characters of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Simeon and Anna. You can read their stories in the first two chapters of Luke.


Week Two: Elizabeth

Luke 1: 5-25, 57-80


In this second practice we sit with Elizabeth who, even after decades of disappointment, still harbors a seed of hope and shows a willingness to try again and believe.

Inhale: I have this hope

Exhale: as an anchor for my soul

Advent Meditation: Week One

This four-part meditation series savors the season of Advent through the Gospel of Luke. Luke begins his account of the arrival of Jesus by first introducing us to a cast of characters who have been waiting on God’s promise for a very long time. This series explores the theme of waiting through the characters of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Simeon and Anna. You can read their stories in the first two chapters of Luke.


Week One: Zechariah

Luke 1: 5-25, 57-80


“He has seen us through eyes of grace.” Luke 1:68

Inhale: He sees me

Exhale: through eyes of grace

Prayerful Meditation Practice to Slow Down in Greece

Awaken to the presence of God in and around you in this 12 minute prayerful meditation practice filmed in Greece. In this meditation practice we prayerfully become aware of the senses of our bodies to help calm our minds and center our hearts. God invites all of ourselves into His presence, so rather than trivialize or ignore parts of ourselves, let’s become aware of them, bring them into the light, and offer them to the heart of God.

Super Slow Flow: 30 min. Practice

Welcome to this 30 minute Super Slow Flow Gentle Christian Yoga Practice!

This practice focuses on opening up the shoulders and chest, making it a great practice for those who sit at desks all day. We meditate on a passage from Mark 1 to guide our hearts and minds.

The next morning, Jesus got up long before daylight, left the house while it was dark, and made his way to a secluded place to give himself to prayer. Later, Simon and his friends searched for him, and when they finally tracked him down, they told him, “Everyone is looking for you—they want you!”

Jesus replied, “We have to go on to the surrounding villages so that I can give my message to the people there, for that is my mission.” So he went throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the Jewish synagogues and casting out demons. Mark 1:35-39


If you're new to yoga and enjoyed this practice, I created a 14-video video series just for you! The Foundations of Yoga: A Jesus-Centered Approach guides you through the most foundational yoga poses equipping and empowering you to grow in your practice. Learn more and purchase the series at https://foundationsofyoga.com.

20 min. Christian Meditation Practice

This video will equip you to go deeper into your meditation practice, especially as you encounter obstacles to sitting in stillness, silence, and solitude for an extended period of time. In his book Christian Meditation, James Finley writes, "to stop meditating simply because we feel we are not good at it amounts to abandoning the very aspects of our self that need patience and loving encouragement. "

In this practice we make space for and compassionately turn our attention towards the places in our hearts that feel unlovable. Use this video a time or two to help familiarize yourself with this kind, compassionate, and courageous presence, and then practice on your own, in full stillness, silence, and solitude.