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YogaYoga is a practice that comes out of the Hindu tradition and is thousands of years old. What is commonly referred to as "yoga" is an Asana practice or a series of physical postures linked to one's breath. Asana is just of eight "limbs" or tenets of yoga. Yoga literally means "Yoke". It is about bringing our lives into balance of body, mind and spirit. Hatha refers to the Sun & Moon, masculine & feminine, strength & flexibility, calming & challenging. The practice of yoga deepens one's experience of living, and can enhance a faith based intention. Yoga is sometimes called meditation or prayer in motion.

Pastor Linda Linda Forsberg has been practicing yoga for approximately twenty years. She always appreciated the way yoga yokes together our bodies, minds, and souls in a holistic practice. In 2011 she went on sabbatical from her ministry as the pastor at First Lutheran Church of East Greenwich. As part of her sabbatical, she went through a six month, 200 hour yoga teacher training program at All That Matters, with instructor Coral Brown, and in January 2012, became certified as a Prana Flow instructor. At Oceans of Grace she teaches a basic hatha yoga class, including breath work and meditation, geared toward beginning and intermediate level yoga practitioners.

Tedessa Doff Tedessa Doff began practicing yoga in 2001. Physically, mentally and spiritually stronger as a result of a regular yoga practice, her life became richer and amazing things happened. In 2007, inspired to share her love of yoga, Tedessa completed a 200-hour teacher-training program at the Saraswati Yoga Joint in South Norwalk, CT, under the inspiring instruction of Donna Jackson and Mitchel and Tracy Bleier. A wife and mother of two, Tedessa practices yoga every day, on and off the mat.

Tedessa teaches a soulful vinyasa flow, steeped in smart sequencing, a sense of humor and beautiful music. Her goal is for people to leave class feeling like peaceful warriors, ready to meet any challenge set in front of them.

Classes are 75 minutes long and will introduce the basics of yoga where we explore the essentials of breath and movement, keeping with the philosophy that yoga should not hurt, but heal.

Wednesdays at 9:45 - 11:00 AM, taught by Pastor Linda
Fridays from noon until 1:00 PM, taught by Tedessa Doff. $10 to drop in.

Please bring a yoga mat, pillow or blanket to sit on, comfortable clothes, and a willing spirit. We do have extra mats and blankets. Namaste.

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