About Sharon Green
You’re in the right place if…
- You have heard about the health benefits of yoga and meditation but are concerned about Eastern spiritual influences
- You want to learn how you can incorporate your Christian beliefs into your yoga and meditation practice
- You want to create sacred worship space on your mat where you can commune with Christ on a daily basis
Why I teach yoga from a Christian perspective
When I walked into my first yoga class several years ago, I was stressed out, tired of the gym scene, and not sure if yoga really was all I had heard it claimed to be. But once I finished that first class,
I felt like I had come home in my body.
I left invigorated, much less stressed, and calmer than I had been in a long time. I began to practice consistently, and loved how my body felt during and after my time on the mat. I was learning to love and accept myself exactly where I was each day, and I hadn’t experienced anything like that with other forms of exercise.
But I felt like something was missing…
That’s when I discovered that I could use my yoga practice as a moving meditation in praise to Jesus. I began listening to Christian praise music when I was practicing at home, and the calm I experienced in my mind allowed me to slow down enough to start a Contemplative Prayer practice. As Psalm 46:10 states, “Be STILL and know that I am God.”
These times of meditation, when I could sit and just BE with Jesus, were so powerful that I knew there was something to this.
I discovered that yoga is about more than just the physical activity—it’s about drawing inward to find a connection between body, mind and the Holy Spirit so that we can become all that God created us to be.
It’s about making the choice to come to the mat every day, and meeting our bodies where they are, far more than about achieving certain poses.
It’s about learning new ways of responding to life’s challenges off the mat as well, with the help we get from the Father by listening to His still, small voice.
I knew I wanted to pursue this further, so I completed my yoga teacher certification through New Day Yoga in 2013, which teaches yoga from a Christian perspective. I then completed my advanced teacher training also with New Day Yoga in 2015 to become a 500 hr. certified yoga instructor.
I am so grateful that I was able to learn to create a worship experience in my yoga classes, and I look forward to sharing my heart with you!
View my current teaching schedule here.