What is the Difference Between Holy Yoga and Traditional Yoga?


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Yoga was adapted in the West primarily as a way to reduce stress. Holy Yoga is a Christian form of yoga that encompasses many of the same positions and sequences as traditional yoga but instead on centering on “self”, participants focus on connecting with Christ.

Holy Yoga is an experiential worship designed to deepen your connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity for believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness. Holy Yoga exists to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga.

Our Holy Yoga instructor, Cealia Athanason, summarizes it like this:

“Holy Yoga helps us realize that it’s not about us being perfect or bringing anything to the table but ourselves—just as we are. It’s about our perfect Father filling us with His Spirit and the love of Jesus to lead us through the beautiful plan He has for us. Ultimately, Holy Yoga is a place of rest and refreshment in our lifelong journey toward wholeness, relationship, community and purposeful living.”

In a nutshell, Holy Yoga not only helps reduce stress, but it helps strengthen the body, mind and spirit by developing and nurturing a deeper connection with Christ.

Faithfully Guided Health Center (FGHC) is proud to offer Holy Yoga classes taught by the area’s most seasoned and popular yoga instructors.  FGHC is Ocala’s premier lifestyle & integrative healthcare provider.  Our practitioners concentrate on the whole person – body, mind and spirit.  FGHC offers comprehensive faith-based lifestyle and integrative healthcare services including general health and preventative care, weight loss support, nutrition and supplements, Holy Yoga classes, fitness classes, infrared sauna therapy, clinical Christian counseling (including Christian marriage counseling and family counseling) , targeted LED light therapy, Prolozone treatment, mud baths, portable hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments, massage therapy and more.

Are you ready to have more energy and feel better overall? If so, check out our Holy Yoga classes and fitness classes and make an appointment to learn more about how FGHC can help you achieve optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Gather: Join Us at the Table for Our Grand Opening


Friday, September 7th

  • 5:30pm – CEP Ribbon Cutting
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm Community Grand Opening

40 SW 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
Located between Pi and La Cuisine

Parking is available on a first come first serve basis in the grass lot one block south of La Cuisine on 1st Avenue. Look for signs and FGHC volunteers.

Please join us as we embrace our community and welcome everyone to Faithfully Guided Heath Center.  Our Grand Opening event promises fun and excitement, including demonstrations, food, giveaways and more. You’re invited to be part of our mission and vision to promote optimal health and abundant life.

Bring your family, friends and colleagues as well!

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February’s Kindness Challenge


On February 22nd we brought Holy Yoga to Unity Place where we offered the residents there a free yoga session.  We desired to provide a taste of the physical benefits of yoga combined with the spiritual benefits of Christ being the focus of intention and worship. This was my first experience with this practice and let me tell you; it was fantastic… even for an endurance junky like myself!

We chose Unity Place because of the growing population of individuals afflicted with substance abuse disorders in our community.  For those of you who don’t know, Unity Place is a 64-bed sober living facility located across the street from Tuscawilla Park.  The facility serves 350-400 people annually by providing room, board, and accountability. A Google search defined a halfway house as “an institution that allows people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, or those with criminal backgrounds, to learn (or relearn) the necessary skills to re-integrate into society.”  A local source tells us more than 70% of the residents residing at Unity Place are there for substance abuse disorders.

Sadly, drug, alcohol, and suicide deaths are on the rise with Florida having one of the highest mortality rates.  Ponder the fundamental biblical truth that tells us we were created for relationship.  This truth speaks in direct opposition to Satan’s plans to keep us isolated.  The thief who came to steal, kill, and destroy tries to tell us that we are all alone but that is NOT true! If you are feeling isolated or burdened by addiction, anxiety, or depression- please know we are here to help.  Our goal at Faithfully Guided is to partner with you to connect the spirit, mind, and body.  Our non-linear approach is individualized and person-centered promoting optimal health, balance, and vitality through the lens of God.

Moving forward, we will continue to partner with our community to offer affordable pastoral counseling and integrative healthcare services.  As we grow, our outreach efforts will too.  When we open in our new facility, we plan to bring Holy Yoga to our clientele and the community including and especially those at Unity Place and other organizational outreach programs like it.  Please join us in promoting kindness and dignity to everyone around us.  Lastly, if you or someone you know might have a problem with alcohol or drugs, please see the links below for free local resources available to you and your loved ones.