Yoga As Medicine
Our class uses an integral yoga approach, meaning we approach the work with equal emphasis on each of the aspects of a person: physical, emotional, mental, intellectual, and spiritual. At each class we practice postures, yoga breathing techniques, and meditation techniques. Class lasts for 90 minutes.
We have discussions each week about how the rich tradition of yoga philosophy informs us on what we can do to promote our health and well being as well as cope with illness and obstacles we encounter that keep us from optimal health. We then practice the techniques that are prescribed for all aspects of our being: asanas for the physical body, pranayama for the emotional body, meditation for the mental body, the use of sound for the intellectual body, and service and study for the spiritual body.
I use several texts as resources for the class, but the title is inspired by the book Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, MD, who like instructor David Grimshaw is both a physician and a teacher and practitioner of yoga.
Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study
Every Tuesday morning there is a Women’s bible study that meets at the church from 10:30-12:00. They study various curriculums and usually end their time together with lunch. All are welcome.
Call for more information: Ruth Castle - 517-589-8934
Evening bible studies
Beginning February 18th, Tuesday evening from 6:30 til 7:30 we will be offering ANIMATE-Faith at a Glance, an interactive video bible study about the big ideas of our faith. During this study we will be looking at the theological ideas of
ANIMATE is about having lively conversations about faith. There is a journal that will be used and kept by the participants. Each weekly session will include watching a short video and discussion time led by Pastor Beth. If you want to be a part of this class email Pastor Beth so she can get a book for you firstname.lastname@example.org