Welcome to Yahweh Yoga!
Our graduates say it best!
Yahweh Yoga LLC Overall Rating on Yoga Alliance
My Yahweh Yoga training gave me the foundation that I needed to understand the basics of yoga. It was a well-rounded training consisting of online and hands-on while making lifelong friendships with Christian women from all over the US. I had been practicing yoga under 3 wonderful certified Yahweh yoga teachers for several years, but had no idea the training that they had completed in order to be certified or the preparation needed to lead a practice. Yahweh Yoga teacher training gave me the skill set, knowledge and confidence to lead Gentle Journey, Flow, Chair and Rest and Restorative classes in a Christian environment with Christian music. It also introduced me to Hot Yoga, essential oils, raw foods, healthy living lifestyles, yamas and niyamas, mudras, meditation, anatomy, development of an appropriate playlist, Yoga Code of conduct, training techniques and business structure. I have returned home and am currently sharing the teaching role in our church’s yoga ministry providing our current teachers with relief as well as looking at additional opportunities to expand our current yoga offerings.
~ Pat Morris
#TBT to when I finally found an RYS (yoga teacher training) that met both my physical yogini needs and my spiritual needs that spring from a heart for God.This school didn’t even exist when I first began taking yoga (2003), & then I had to teach out of necessity when our teacher left! (I had been through an intense program, but not RYS…so I kept studying everything I could until the day I opened a Yoga mag and saw an advertisement for the Yahweh Yoga training…& my practice and my life were changed.) These ladies know their yoga–& they love their yoga. (& by that I mean, you wanna go in depth? Deeper than asana, with an honoring of the tradition, & focus on all parts of yoga, not just asana? You have that here. They were the first Christ-focused RYS recognized by the Yoga Alliance, & now Yahweh Yoga is recognized as a style of yoga, next to Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, etc on the YA website!) They love their God and want to give Him glory in all they do…and they have created an atmosphere of Love and Grace and Worship by His Grace & presence.I have been feeling nostalgic as one of my former students will be getting training with them soon. (& a wee bit envious. ) I didnt even know I could have a mobile yoga studio until @yahwehyoga1 , much less the tangible & intangible experiences and learning I had with them then and since!Because of them, I created Vessels of Clay Yoga in 2009 (now Vessels of Clay Yoga/Health/Fitness), & had a business model to follow & encouragement to dream… and help others experience the joy and refreshment of yoga, & Christ-focused/Faith Focused yoga!!! If you are looking to get your 200 or 500 RYT, & want an amazing life-changing experience…please contact my hardworking, deep breathing, asana flowing, spirit honoring sisters & brothers in Christ over at Yahweh in Chandler, AZ.or you just want some really good yoga, good workshops, or a chill retreat– they are that!They have NO IDEA that I am posting this. It‘s all in love.
As I think fondly of Yahweh Yoga, it brings a smile to my face
15 days with beautiful women and fully experiencing His Amazing Grace!
It was emotional, it was intense,
It was great fun, rewarding and filled with God’s presence.
We certainly learned about yoga but God was always the core
Days were filled with Scripture, anatomy, meditation, yoga practice and more.
We focused on the Fruits of the Spirit…among many other truths
With much love and guidance from Deanna and Courtney, miracles happened in that room.
Jesus was so obviously present and we all shared our hearts
In our safe and healing environment of which we were all a big part.
We studied, we worshipped, we celebrated, we prayed.
Our bodies, minds and spirits were nurtured by Jesus, by whom our sins have been paid.
We learned about Yamas and Niyamas—every topic was important…none to discount.
Among which, the self talk chatter was paramount.
Deanna and Courtney led us down a deep spiritual journey and path
I learned to surrender…that Jesus wants me to do exactly that.
I love yoga
I’ve always loved yoga
But now I love it more
And now when I attend a class, I hear Deanna and Courtney nudging me to settle into my mat, not the floor.
I now notice that my arms are straight, my legs are strong
My shoulder blades are engaged and my neck is long
My body awareness has grown by leaps and bounds
I’m spiraled and looped even if I’m upside down.
Starting with a strong foundation, my toes are widely spread
Creating a firm stance aligning my feet to my head
Most bewildering of all is that it has come to the point
Where my feet now habitually find their “floint”!
Being conscious of my Drishti for focus and balance
And also mindful of the direction of my gaze in a strong warrior stance
I have an internal smile and feel so much delight
Flowing through a chaturanga as I hover just right.
Remembering to invite my breath in through my nose and out through my mouth
The breath of de-stress is always felt throughout.
The “seat of the teacher”…such an incredibly special place–
An honor, a privilege as we give Him praise!
With much love,