in him we live and move and have our being ... acts 17:28
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe there is only one God, who exists for all eternity in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Revelation 1:8)
We believe that God has revealed Himself to us both through His creation and His Word.
(Romans 1:20, Hebrews 1:3)
We believe God continues to reveal Himself to His people through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 8:9, John 16:13-14, 1 Corinthians 2:12-14, 2 Corinthians 6:16)
We believe that there is only one way to God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 43:10-13, John 14:6)
We believe that God made forgiveness and redemption available to all who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
(1Timothy 2:3-4, John 3:16-18, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
We believe the Bible is absolute truth. It is the divinely authored and authoritative Word of God. It is complete in its current canonical form.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Luke 24:27)
We believe that those who are His will be made known by their love for God and for all people.
(Mark 12:30, John 13:34-35)
WHO IS JESUS?
We believe that Jesus is the one and only Son of God (John 3:16). He was present with God at the beginning of time and through Him all things were made (John 1:1, Colossians 1:17). In the incarnation, He was fully God and fully man (Colossians 2:9). Through His perfect life and sacrifice on the cross, we may receive forgiveness of our sins and justification before God (1 John 2:2, Romans 3:23-26, 2 Corinthians 5:21). He is the fullness of truth and the only way to God (John 14:6). Jesus is the head of the body of believers, known as the church (Colossians 1:18). He pursues us with intention (Luke 19:10). He is both our role model (1 John 2:6, 1 John 3:16, John 15:12) and worthy of our worship and adoration (Revelation 5:12).
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STATEMENTS OF PRACTICE
We know that yoga is a spiritual discipline much like fasting, meditation, and prayer that cannot be owned by one specific religion. While yoga predates Hinduism, Hindus were the first to give yoga a written structure. Yoga postures were originally named in Sanskrit. We teach in our native tongue to avoid any confusion.
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as "union" or a method of discipline. Yoga has always been handed down from teacher to student. To learn yoga means that you become a disciple, you passionately devote yourself to learning and living out the philosophy of your teacher.
In Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus says, ”Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
ANNIE MARTIN | YOGA LIFESTYLE embraces the essential elements of yoga: breath work, meditation and physical postures. In all of these elements, Jesus is the focus of our intention and worship. We welcome all who are seeking a practice that will encourage and challenge you to act justly, seek mercy and walk humbly. (Micah 6:8)