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Yoga is a tool for cultivating both peace and strength in our bodies, minds and spirits. In her classes, Melanie incorporates Christian spiritual disciplines such as Scripture reading, prayer, and meditation as partners alongside the practice of yoga for cultivating mindfulness to the breath in our bodies and the Breath of God.

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Why yoga?

Yoga has been a tool of God’s refinement in my life, teaching me how to slow down, how to not rush the work of the Spirit, how to be present in pain, and how to cease striving. It is easy for me to rush past the slower movements and intentional stillness of prayer and meditation, but that is where the real work begins.

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Meet the teacher:

Melanie is an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church and a Holy Yoga instructor. She's married to Kevin (2008) and together they parent two beautiful girls, Kirsten (2015) and Junia (2018).

Yoga with Melanie Eccles Yoga with Melanie Eccles

    • Health & Fitness

Yoga is a tool for cultivating both peace and strength in our bodies, minds and spirits. In her classes, Melanie incorporates Christian spiritual disciplines such as Scripture reading, prayer, and meditation as partners alongside the practice of yoga for cultivating mindfulness to the breath in our bodies and the Breath of God.

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Why yoga?

Yoga has been a tool of God’s refinement in my life, teaching me how to slow down, how to not rush the work of the Spirit, how to be present in pain, and how to cease striving. It is easy for me to rush past the slower movements and intentional stillness of prayer and meditation, but that is where the real work begins.

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Meet the teacher:

Melanie is an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church and a Holy Yoga instructor. She's married to Kevin (2008) and together they parent two beautiful girls, Kirsten (2015) and Junia (2018).

    Yoga for Advent: Week 3

    Yoga for Advent: Week 3

    Scripture Meditation Advent, however, invites us into an entirely different experience with waiting. During this season of anticipation and longing for the coming of Christ, we can actually choose to hurry up and wait. Rather than allowing our waiting to be entirely governed by external forces, we can actually create times of stillness for watching […]

    • 40 min
    Yoga for Advent: Session 2

    Yoga for Advent: Session 2

    Scripture Meditation All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for […]

    • 40 min
    Yoga for Advent: Session 1

    Yoga for Advent: Session 1

    Music Advent: Music in Solitude arranged and produced by Eric Nordhoff (available at Transforming Center Resources Reflection So this week, let’s practice waking up so we don’t miss any of the ways in which Christ comes to us every day. Sitting quietly in the pre-dawn hours waiting for the light to come—almost imperceptible at first—is […]

    • 42 min
    Yoga to De-Stress: Session 4

    Yoga to De-Stress: Session 4

    Music Advent: Music in Solitude arranged and produced by Eric Nordhoff (available at Transforming Center Resources Scripture Psalm 94:19 “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Prayer Meditation “I Need to Breathe Deeply” by Ted Loder Guerillas of Grace

    • 45 min
    Yoga to De-Stress: Session 3

    Yoga to De-Stress: Session 3

    Music Advent: Music in Solitude arranged and produced by Eric Nordhoff (available at Transforming Center Resources Scripture Matthew 11:28-29 [28] “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, […]

    • 47 min
    Yoga to De-Stress: Session 2

    Yoga to De-Stress: Session 2

    Music by Soothing Relaxation on YouTube Scripture Phil 4:6-7 [6] Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. [7] And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Prayer Meditation “I Need […]

    • 45 min

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