Free Yoga…At a Cost

Intention

Holy Yoga is my ministry, and I LOVE IT. I love bending and stretching and twisting my body. I love spending time with my Jesus.

This, among other reasons, is why I chose to undergo the intensive process of becoming a Registered Holy Yoga Instructor (R-HYI).

Over the past six months, I’ve undergone over 225 hours of training in yoga, anatomy, and Bible study. I attended a week long retreat where I spent long hours stretching and worshiping Jesus with my beloved Sisters. I went through being broken, and experienced healing like never before in my life.

My husband and I have invested upwards of $3,000 to make this “dream” of mine a reality. (Have I mentioned how much I love him recently?) Ultimately, we are not financially wealthy. But we know that God has called me to Holy Yoga, and through this, He will provide. We may not have all of our wants, but our most basic needs will be met in His beautiful and perfect way.

After completing the initial training, I was further blessed with the opportunity to join in the Holy Yoga Therapy Program. This program is designed to train up Holy Yoga Instructors with a heart for bringing healing and hope through a ministry in yoga. Our passion is to reach those who are broken–physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I could not be more excited to be on this journey of grace and learning with so many incredible women!

As I move forward in training, I am also blessed to begin my first semester of teaching. Already, I have five classes scheduled for the fall, including both Kids’ and Adult Holy Yoga classes. I am still looking to find locations in Mishawaka and Granger to fill 3-4 more slots.

In all of this, I am determined to never “charge” for any Holy Yoga class in Michiana. Here’s the catch: I pay rent for the facility, premiums for yoga insurance, and tuition for continuing education to ensure that I can serve all of my students to the very best of my ability.

All of my Holy Yoga classes are free-of-charge. But please understand that I provide them at a cost. Not everyone will be called to give financially every week. That’s acceptable and it’s Biblical.

Can I ask one favor of you? As you attend classes this fall, will you take the time before each class to pray over any donation you feel led to give? Pray that the Lord provides just enough to meet our needs, and pray that I am wise to use each dollar according to His good an perfect will.

Thank you for lifting me up, Friends. I cannot wait to see you in just a few short weeks! Until then, inhale grace, exhale gratitude.

Romans 15:13 (MSG)

“Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!”

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2 thoughts on “Free Yoga…At a Cost

  1. Lovely post. I hope your ministry continues to grow and prosper! I hope to do the training some day but it’s completely out of the question right now financially. Plugging away at my home practice until the door opens!

    • Thank you for the encouragement! I fully understand the financial strain of attending the training. When you’re ready, be sure to talk with Sara Kosobud at Holy Yoga! She is a blessing to work with, and will work out literally ANY payment arrangement that works for you. Blessings!

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