Stand in your truth and love ALL. Love can change the world.
Love is a powerful action.
Love is a powerful action
by Liz Glover Wilson
This page is about my journey with my faith and yoga. It is not to convert you to believe one way or the other. Thank you for letting me share.
I just want to start by saying that all I want to do is love you. For real. Just love you. Just as you are. Sound good?
Love is an action we take part in daily. We pursue it in a lifelong companion. We give it selflessly to our children, to our family, to our friends and withhold it from our enemies. We are all seeking love. We seek it everywhere and in everything.
It is love that changes the world.
In my quest to embody love and wisdom. I am constantly studying and seeking; reading books, taking classes and learning from those around me. There is so much love in this wide beautiful world! As a Christian, I seek wholeness in the love of G_d; looking to the life of Jesus who lived a life of pure love. Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was and He said, “Love G_d, love yourself and love others.” Each day, I look to love G_d, my family, my friends, my enemies (yes, enemies), the stranger and (always) myself.
I love all people.
We must love inward, in order to love outward. A staple in my library and always a travel companion; the Bible has been an awesome guide; illustrating various stories that outline the power of love, providing inspirational poems and songs about love and giving sage advice on how to love yourself, each other and ALL people. During my 200 hour teacher training, while studying and reading the Bhagavad Gita, I had my bible reading each day as well. It was during this period that my faith and my belief in Jesus deepened.
As I made the journey towards opening the wellness center, I was reminded of one of the 10 commandments in the Torah in Exodus that says “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me" (Hebrew: לא יהיה־לך אלהים אחרים על־פני). It felt clear to me, that while there are other gods (habits, addictions, other beliefs, etc.) the writer was simply saying to put G_d first. It is important for me to bring in light, so I can shine out light.
So as I have embarked on this journey - I put my faith first.
With a growing population of yoga practioners, the percentage of Christians practicing is also on the rise
There are over 230 Million Christians in the United States according to pew research center
There are now approximately 36.7 million American adults practicing yoga, that's up from 20.4 million in 2012 according to Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance
Read on for more about my YogaFaith Masters certification…
YOGA FAITH MASTERS
In 2018, I found an advanced Yoga Alliance approved (and highly rated) training with a group of yogi’s who were also seeking to unite their faith and yoga.
I thought it was so cool to explore how to unite G_d, Yoga and all the amazing healing qualities of the yogic (and Christian) lifestyle, so I flew out to Washington state and completed my studies with Michelle Theilen, an inspirational and (super) knowledgable Yogi. She is an international speaker, Yoga Presenter, Humanitarian and author of Stretching Your Faith, as well as a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and more.
I now hold my YogaFaith Masters certification; providing me with the tools and support I need to teach yoga classes and workshops that unite the Christian faith and yoga practice. All are welcome.