YogaFaith

YogaFaith trains professionals and knowledgeable yoga instructors with studies that center on Christ while honoring the roots and traditions of yoga.

  • Tacoma, Washington, United States
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Excellent 10/10

Based on 4 reviews

Speaks English

from US$3,020

Excellent

Based on 4 reviews
from US$3,020
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8 days / 7 nights

Excellent

Based on 4 reviews
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Monette Benjamin

Monette’s yoga experience began as a way to have a study break and get some exercise. But as she continued to attend classes, she realized that the time on her mat was very meaningful. It became a great time to connect with God. She began to notice that so many principles of yoga reflect God and his desire for people to be whole in body, soul, and spirit. Thus began her search for Christian yoga. She has spent a number of years in Youth with a Mission (YWAM), serving in various capacities in missions. Currently, she works part-time as an addiction counselor at a residential treatment center.

Michelle Thielen

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

Michelle is an E-RYT 200, a registered yoga trainer with Yoga Alliance at the 500 level, and the author of the Christian yoga book, Stretching Your Faith. She has taken hundreds of students into highly skilled yoga trainers through her two accredited schools. She began studying and practicing yoga in the late 80's while professionally dancing in Portland, Oregon where she was born and raised. Eventually, her love of yoga and its numerous benefits led her into instructing and sharing the wonderful gift of yoga with others, but it was her passion for Christ that led her to YogaFaith.

Jennifer Swets

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Jennifer resides in Itasca, Illinois just outside of Chicago with her husband and four children. Yoga has been in and out of her life for nearly 20 years. In 2012, the Lord brought yoga back into her life, and that is when she began to see the physical and spiritual benefits. When she found YogaFaith, Jennifer knew this ministry yoked God and yoga in a way that made her heart sing. In 2015, she completed her teacher training with YogaFaith (R-YFT) and is a 200 RYT Yoga Alliance certified instructor. She uses yoga as a ministry to bring healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Rose Baker

Rose has been practicing yoga for many years and completed her teacher training with YogaFaith (R-YFT) in the spring of 2016. She is also registered with the Yoga Alliance through YogaFaith. Rose lives in Milford, Michigan with her best friend Dave and mom Ginger.

Testimonials

  • Review by Louis Stanton from Minnesota

    "The YogaFaith teacher training is a life-changing experience. This is more than excellent yoga teacher training (which it is). It is life-changing! The learning is comprehensive, helping the student to learn, grow, and stretch their faith in new ways. The trainers are deep, loving, and ultra-encouraging. If you are wondering if this training might be for you, it is!"

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  • Review by Kelly Calkins from Centralia, Washington

    "I absolutely loved my time at YogaFaith teacher training. It was beyond my expectation and gave me the confidence to go out and teach right away. The teachers were amazing and encouraging, and I learned a lot from my fellow students as well. It was life-changing in the best way, making me hopeful for the future and of course fall even more in love with yoga and with people."

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  • Review by Meghan Muholland from DuPont, Washington

    "YogaFaith is bridging the gap for so many yogis. I’ve had so many friends tell me they had no idea that they could find a Christ-centered practice, and they’re so excited to learn more. This is not to say that I would not feel equally confident teaching a secular class after participating in this program. I think the best part is teachers leave the program with a genuine love of the practice and their students."

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  • Review by Cheryl H. from Grand Lake, Colorado

    "YogaFaith is an excellent yoga training for anyone wishing to become a yoga teacher. Its modules are detailed, giving students in-depth knowledge in every aspect of each intended concept. The modules include fantastic diagrams and photos so students can be certain to learn correctly. The immersion is the most loving, caring, and intense time for which one could ever hope. Long days are spent with teachers who are very, very experienced. Every question is answered. Every yoga style is demonstrated. Every student gets to participate. You get to teach and learn, and teach and learn, and teach and learn. It is amazing! YogaFaith was filled with the love of the Lord. It was Bible scripture and yoga practice. Taking care of your body, breathing into his word, and giving to others are all Jesus’s first ideas that are “united” with yoga. Always set your intention by putting Jesus first. The modules deepened my knowledge of scripture with the inclusion of the many scriptures spread throughout. During the immersion, the teachers used many stories of God’s word in their yoga flows. Each was an individual Bible study. I have the new knowledge of teaching yoga, but I also have the knowledge of spreading God’s word through the teaching of yoga. The YogaFaith training was one of the best experiences I have had in my life!"

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