Yoga in the Park (YiP! YiP!): simple spirituality for complicated times

Starting with a deep respect for the immense and beautiful diversity of faith in our world, Yoga in the Park offers a simple yoga practice that honors the deep roots of yoga, and the Christian tradition.  The practice is intended to help us all breathe a little more deeply, open our hearts a little more fully and to bring together our minds, souls, bodies (and hearts). ❤

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You may be wondering a little more, so here’s what I can tell you about the deets of a typical YiP gathering.


  • Me — Two years ago, after 20+ years as an avid yoga fan, I received my certification as a Yoga Teacher (200hr) with Yoga Alliance, and I guide our yoga practice together.
    • Other amazing certified yoga instructor pals who are growing this ministry of opening our hearts, minds and souls to the Holy Spirit and many others along the way.
  • You — Longtime and new friends throughout our Long Beach community seeking spiritual nourishment and Christian community
  • Groups often include first-timers to yoga, longtime devotees, and everyone in between
  • Almost everyone who tries it out once … returns next time
  • Children and youth are welcome to gatherings.  Please note that we will do our best to offer modifications to accommodate everyone, but we require your help to best serve the littlest among us.

Where? We meet in Whaley Park in east Long Beach on Sunday mornings.

What?  We have about 45-60 minutes of Level 1 yoga (with modifications for all levels).  This includes a beginning and closing short prayer or meditative time.  I am passionate about accompanying persons on their yoga journey and helping yoga be accessible to all persons, all abilities.

Hope that helps, friends.  And hope to gather with you soon.

PS.  And in case you are wondering?  That is SO NOT ME in that photo!  But it is a free photo of Natarajasana that we have the rights to, and is such a beautiful depiction.