Holy Yoga | Wasn’t so simple as a “Story on rising popularity of Christian Yoga”

Many are asking about my thoughts on the controversy of the article that I contributed to. This article was published across the different news publication properties of Fairfax Media. 

You can read the one from Sydney Morning Herald here   


1. God is sovereign and has allowed whatever to be published be published. Everything I do is in His Glory. If He didn’t allow it, I could be knocking on every journalist’s door for a write up and it wouldn’t happen. This is my belief. 

2. I responded to a set of questions with good intentions to participate in a ‘story covering the rising popularity of Christian yoga’, as was how it was described to me. The rest of how the story was used commercially or how the video and story was cut is outside of my control and my intentions. The journalist covered it fairly and opened up a forum for healthy debate. 

3. Did I get paid for it? No. 

4. Was that class real? No. I was given a location for the photoshoot and we did a mini-flow to demonstrate how a class would look like. 

5. Is this PR? Looks like it became so without me even trying! ๐Ÿ˜œ But I would prefer to relate to ‘raising awareness’ of what Holy Yoga is. 

6. How do I feel about this whole thing? I am overwhelmed by and thankful for the support that I have received from those who have experienced my classes and know me in person. Some of the more hurtful words from those who feel strongly against it has scratched me a little but I stand firm on my faith and beliefs. (James 1:12)

7. What now? I’m excited about those who have been touched and keen to join Holy Yoga. Thank you, Jesus, for connecting us!

THAT’S IT, friends! From here, I’m channeling all the great things about this to grow the ministry.



5 thoughts on “Holy Yoga | Wasn’t so simple as a “Story on rising popularity of Christian Yoga”

  1. Loved reading the article. I am a christian and a Health Coach. I am teaching my clients the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, which I have found very powerful and realise a lot of christians also misunderstand those practises. I am very interested in Holy Yoga.
    The main problem I have is that I have a back issue and have to be very careful. I actually think I injured my arm in over stretching in a yoga class at my work place a couple of years ago and haven’t done it since, although I loved the class.
    Are you the only trained teacher in Holy Yoga in Sydney?
    I am in the lower Blue Mountains.
    Did you do the training by correspondence?

    Looking forward to learning more.

    Barb Lees ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words on the article. I’m glad to hear of your interest and especially coming from a Health Coach’s perspective as well!

      Would love to chat to you more about it. Let me message you on Facebook as it might be easier than commenting here. I saw your ‘Liked’ the Holy Yoga Australia page. Thank you for following the page. Talk soon!


  2. Pingback: Holy Yoga Feature | Salvation Army Magazine | With Love .... Josephine xx

  3. I found out my husband cheated on me with a woman he was working with for two years. We have two sons. I’m not sure if I can reach God but I want to join your class.


    • Hi Katie, so good to hear from you! God meets us just as we are and how we are, as long as you are willing to seek Him! Iโ€™m so sorry to hear of the pain. We donโ€™t know why things like this happen but we can trust there is healing through the power of Jesus. Please do email me and I can chat with you more: Josephine@graceXstrength.com


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