As a guest teacher, I'll help your attendees find rest and rejuvenation for the body, mind and spirit through custom-themed yoga. Start each morning with a yoga session or include a workshop that will awaken the body, mind and spirit as well as set the tone for the day ahead.
Whether your event theme is about finding your purpose, stress-management, overcoming obstacles, (or if your event is faith-based: how to study the Bible, marriage, discipleship) or anything in-between, NPY can lead your attendees in yoga sessions or workshops that are custom developed to reinforce your theme.
Incorporating yoga sessions throughout your retreat adds a fun way for attendees to build friendships, make memories, and (if your event is faith-based) learn a new way to meditate on scripture together.
Offering a yoga class in your schedule gives attendees a chance to take care of their bodies in the midst of hours of sitting during sessions.
Taking a break from information packed learning sessions can give your attendees a moment to refocus, absorb and apply all they've learned throughout the event.
If faith-based, your event should reflect your value of prayer. An important aspect of yoga is meditation. Throughout the custom sessions, NPY will incorporate time for guided or individual prayer and meditation on Scripture that are related to your event objectives.
Like following God, practicing yoga is a life-long journey. In my case, it actually strengthened my faith, helped me be more curious about the Bible, and establish a more consistent quiet time with God. Learn more about why practicing yoga strengthened my faith in God in this article.
Below, you can see an example of this type of class. Narrow Path Yoga utilizes the techniques of yoga through the lens of the Bible. Sequences include typical yoga poses, some breathing techniques, and the idea of meditation, but all with a focus on bringing attention to and worshiping God. Scriptures that relate to the sequence's theme are read and the class is closed with a prayer.
This yoga sequence includes scripture, time for meditation, and prayer. Throughout the class we use specific postures to help us explore the idea of "stillness" and learn why it is important for us to take time to be still before God.