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.