Faith with a Twist: A 30-Day Journey into Christian Yoga by Hillary D. Raining and Amy Nobles Dolan
Faith with a Twist: A 30-Day Journey into Christian Yoga blends the ancient church’s wisdom and the spiritual practice of yoga. This book has a different meditation, prayer, or practice to go along with readers’ yoga practice for each day of a month-long journey, inviting participants to grow in their love of God. In addition to the core material, there will be a series of postures (with helpful modifications that could be done while seated) as well as suggestions on how this series could be used to complement different seasons in the church year.
All too often attempts to blend yoga and Christianity have failed to do justice to both traditions—often sacrificing the wisdom of one tradition for the other. Faith with a Twist connects the traditional eight limbs of yoga with the church’s understanding and emphasis on living a holy life. This approach creates a unique blend of spiritual practices and religious wisdom that are perfect for the yoga novice and the experienced practitioner alike.
Additional resources and videos:
- FREE yoga video: This 20-minute practice is excellent both for the beginner or for an experienced yogi on a busy day
- 1+ hour yoga class, taught by Amy ($5)
- Becoming You: A Guided Study of Self Through Yoga’s Wisdom
- Free Lenten resource: Faith with a Twist: The Season of Lent
Paperback: 127 pages
Dimensions: 8.0 x 10.0 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Amy Nobles Dolan is founder of Yoga With Spirit and leads classes and retreats on the power of yoga to reconnect and deepen faith. She lives with her husband and three children in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and is an author and editor of books and essays about yoga.
Hillary D. Raining is the rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor's degree with honors in religion and psychology from Moravian College, a master of divinity from Yale University and the Institute of Sacred Music, an Anglican certificate from Berkeley Seminary, and a doctorate in ministry from Drew University. In addition to her parish ministry, she has served on several diocesan and church-wide ministries as well as in ecumenical and interfaith efforts. She is a yoga instructor and musician and has many varied hobbies, including skiing, hiking, gardening, and beekeeping. She is married to Ken Raining, a librarian, and they have a daughter, Delia.