If our yoga is just for us to feel good and blissful, it is nothing but vanity. If our relationship with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit is just for us to feel loved and content, then it is nothing but vanity.
I try to envision our yoga practice growing off of the mat and into the greater world, so that it serves a purpose bigger than ourselves. I am ever-grateful that yoga keeps my body healthy and thriving, and that it eases my spirit and soul into prayerful places, but I am inspired to make it work — and by that I mean yoga’s got to DO something, it’s got to serve in love. I feel the same way about my Catholic spirituality — my belief in Christ and my love for him Must drive me to Serve in Love. I envision growing our Catholicism out of the sanctuary of mass and into the greater world, following the call to let Christ’s teachings serve a purpose bigger than ourselves.
To this end, during each session you’ll be invited to take part in a benefit class: Yoga for Life. This will be an easy-going all-levels class. We will engage in a mindful exploration of breathing and moving that will not only benefit our bodies, minds, and spirits, but will also benefit the members of our community through our donations of goods and services.
We’re called to live and live fully. Thanks for sharing in the joy.
The Catholic Yogi