Yoga became my passion several years ago while trying to find an exercise that would not only keep me slim and strong, but also give me a peaceful and calm mind. I am a cancer survivor and have nerve damage in my leg from the cancer treatments. This nerve damage has greatly limited me in the type of exercise I am able to do. Yoga has strengthened, lengthened, and toned my muscles, as well as alleviated some of the pain from nerve damage. I believe that one day, by the grace of God, all nerve damage will be completely healed.
I not only love yoga for the physical health benefits it provides, but also for the emotional and mental benefits. Yoga is an extremely mind-centering, calming, and stress reducing exercise that anyone can do, regardless of your current fitness level. After several sessions of yoga, you can expect to feel more energy, mental clarity and physical strength.
Although Yoga is my passion, it is second only to my passion for Jesus. I searched for a way I could bring this incredible form of exercise to others and combine it with my love for Jesus, glorifying Him in my practice. My search led me to Yahweh Yoga and the rest is history.
In a Sozo Yoga class, you will soak in the presence of God, have scripture read over you, worship Him with uplifting Christian music, and strengthen and tone your entire body and mind. This will be a very intimate time with you and your Abba God.
WHAT DOES SOZO MEAN? Sozo is the Greek word translated in the bible as saved, healed and delivered. In essence it means to make whole. Examples are as follows:
Salvation: In Romans 10:9 – “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you shall be saved (sozo).” Romans 10:9
Healing: “But Jesus turning and seeing her said ‘Daughter take courage your faith has made you well (sozo) and at once the woman was made well (sozo).” Matthew 9:22
Deliverance: “And those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well (sozo).” Luke 8:36
My desire is to take Jesus as Savior, Healer, and Deliverer into my daily yoga practice and glorify Him through movement, praise and worship.