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Lucas, Texas

Romans 12:2  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

 

Whole-Hearted Yoga is Christ-centered yoga designed to transform the heart, mind, body, and soul.  The classes are created with stretches and strength-building poses set to inspirational music and interwoven with scripture. It is a way to disconnect with our “to do” list and daily pressures while re-connecting with God through breath,  movement, and his word.  By taking care of our bodies, we are honoring God.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20  Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

Scientifically proven benefits of yoga include reduction in stress, increased strength, detoxification of the body, improved circulation, and better balance and flexibility.  A great complement to any sport, yoga can enhance sports performance and focus.

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About Lori

My purpose is to challenge, refresh and restore women through faith-based yoga.

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  • Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT 200
  • Member, Christian Yoga Association
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga certified through Holy Yoga
  • Offering group classes at my home in Lucas, Texas
  • Private classes and pop-up yoga events upon request at your desired location
  • Available to teach in a church, corporate office, gym or studio setting 

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I have been practicing yoga personally for about 17 years.  As a dancer in my younger days, I was instantly drawn to yoga as a form of exercise and stretching. Over the last few years, yoga has become much more than physical for me.  The stress of walking through back-to-back difficult seasons led me to appreciate my personal yoga practice in a completely new light.

In February 2015 as I was recovering from reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy, I ran across an ad in a yoga magazine for a faith-based yoga teacher training.  I was not ready yet, but a little seed was planted in my heart.  I knew somehow I was meant to share my story and encourage others.

Fast forward to the summer of 2018 and another very difficult season for my family.  I was not managing my stress in a healthy way, and it was taking a toll on me physically, mentally and spiritually.  I was diligent about seeking God in my quiet time and studying the Bible, but I was still struggling.  I needed an outlet.  Yoga became my safe place, my sanctuary, and my stress release.  I decided I wanted to encourage others as I had been encouraged, so I embarked on the adventure of working on my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification.

Breathing, meditating on God’s word and resting in his presence, both on and off the mat are vital parts of practicing yoga.  My faith has become intertwined with my practice because I believe that we are meant to worship God, not just with our hearts, minds, and souls, but also with our bodies.  Christian meditation is not about emptying your mind; it is focusing on God’s word (the Bible) or just being quiet to make room to hear God’s voice.

When we take time to restore, heal and fill ourselves, we have much more to offer those around us and a greater capacity to serve.  Being intentional is key.  God created us to enjoy life to the fullest extent.  That includes enjoying a healthy body and having fun at the same time!

Click on the class schedule and events pages for upcoming classes and events.  I am available to come to your office, studio or church.  I can also work with your business to create a pop-up yoga class to draw customers to your location.  See you on the mat!

Namaste!

Lori Washko

I will follow the Lord my God wholeheartedly… (based on Joshua 14:8)

Join the Whole-Hearted Yoga Facebook page!  click here Whole-Hearted Yoga FB Group

 

PS. If you have questions about Christian yoga, check out the books Holy Yoga or Stretching Your Faith.  You can also check out http://www.christianyogaassociation.org