What is the BTown Yoga Church???
The Yoga Church started in Washington state by a dear friend of mine, Summer Cushman, and the BTown gathering is a pilot project where we’ll play around with the format and see what makes sense for us in this community. Please join us as we work to create a meaningful space where we can explore spirituality and our connection to divine mystery. Bring a journal, your yoga mat, maybe a friend, and wear comfy clothes. We will listen to an online sermon, journal, move, meditate, enjoy a deep relaxation, and even share our thoughts with each other.
Summer explains it this way:
The Yoga Church is about Mystery and Love. Our intention is to support you in your efforts to connect with Divine Mystery (however you define it) and build your capacity to love—we’re trying to learn how to love ourselves, our communities, and our world better.
Yoga is both a state of being and the practices that help us reach that state of being. It’s a vast spiritual science that includes so much more than postures. The root of Yoga is yuj, which means union. Yoga is the union of God and Self. Church is a word that signifies a community of people gathered together to explore and honor divinity. While the word church is most often associated with Christianity, it’s used by several non-christian groups including Buddhists and even atheists. The Yoga Church is not a Christian group that practices yoga postures. The Yoga Church is a gathering of diverse people with different religious experience and understanding, unified by their desire to live lives of intention, meaning, and mystery. Together we explore and honor the vast traditions of the East and West. Our only dogma is LOVE. If you’re interested in deepening your connection to Divine Mystery and building your capacity to love, please join us.
If you would never walk into a church, this place is for you. If you walk into a church or synagogue or temple every week, this place is for you. If you would never try yoga, this place is for you. If you yearn to deepen your connection to that which is beyond words, this place is for you. Join us for this donation-based offering!