Charissa -- Yoga


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

– Socrates

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Charissa is a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Chaplain through Yoga Chapel.  Charissa completed her 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training through Many Rivers Yoga Teacher Training (http://www.manyriversyoga.comin February of 2018. 

She is available to lead yoga classes in the community, in retreat settings, and at conferences.

Contact Charissa if you are interested in partnering with her and having her offer a yoga class or series.

Or check out this schedule and see where Charissa teaches yoga on a regular basis.


Yoga is one of the ways that we can connect with self, connect with purusa (Sanskrit word translated as pure inner light of awareness) and isvara (Sanskrit word translated as the source of knowledge),  and connect with one another.  What shows up on the mat teaches us about life.  When we are struggling with a balance posture on the mat, it points to imbalance in our life.  When we do not give ourselves grace on the mat, we tend not to give ourself (and others) grace in life.


Yoga reminds us to be actively present in this moment, to pay attention to our breathing, and to link our breath with movement.  In yoga, we find grounding and peace.  Yoga is centering.  The practice of yoga helps us to grow and be our best authentic self in a space that is safe and encouraging.  Wherever you are in any posture is enough.  You are enough, just as you are, in this moment.  


“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently.  Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

– Maya Angelou

Did you know that both the Hebrew (ruah) and the Greek (pneuma) word for “breath" used in the Bible, is also translated “Spirit?”  Through the practice of yoga may we breathe in healing energy and breathe out whatever no longer serves our best self.

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