Beginning this month, yoga practitioners in Beaufort County will have a whole new style of yoga to practice, play and pray with. Holy Yoga, a Christian faith-based practice of yoga, will be led by Beaufortonian and Registered Holy Yoga Instructor (R-HYI) Carrie Carper. Holy Yoga offers scriptural meditation, breath work and movement that combines Hatha-style yoga with experiential worship and wellness. In addition to helping develop the strength,
flexibility and balance that comes with many yoga practices, Holy Yoga aims to unite the believer with the timeless practice of yoga and provide the non-believer a look at the Christian faith in an entirely new light.
Carper found yoga after years of dancing, where, for her, the connection of the body, mind and Spirit was always prominent. Initially considering yoga for solely its physical benefits, she quickly learned through Beaufort County area teachers like Marty Crocker, Carol Morrissey, Kim Nichols-Cech and Dragana Pavio-Zappia that it was so much more, a continuation of the dance, so-to-speak. Yoga is prayer, a way of life, a never ending journey, and a constant state of learning.
Holy Yoga can be found at One Yoga Sanctuary, at 73 Sea Island Pkwy. in Beaufort and at the YMCA of Beaufort County, located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. For information on class times and locations, or to bring Holy Yoga to your home or place of worship, contact Carper at 843-812-9422 or email@example.com.