yoga is so much more than postures
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The Yoga Church Weekly Gathering offers a space where you can build community, deepen your practice, and cultivate a sense of the sacred in your life. This online, by-donation Gathering will give you the tools you need to spiritually resource yourself. It’s designed to nourish you through all levels of your being: your emotional heart, your thinking mind, your energetic body, and your divine center.
The Yoga Church Sunday Sermons are a weekly touchstone for your spiritual life. They’re totally free and delivered online (so you can stay in your pajamas if you want to!) These non-dogmatic sermons will help you dive into the ancient scriptures of yoga. They won’t give you hard and fast answers. Instead they’ll offer you new ways to think about the biggest questions in life.
Life is an amazing and complicated thing. And to live well, we need support. If you’d benefit from a useful conversation filled with good questions, encouragement, and practical tools to help you move forward, let’s schedule a Yoga Therapy session. We’ll create a space where you can speak and be heard—a sacred space where you can open up and see your life in a new way. And together, we’ll craft your personal practice.
Yoga is a transformational life practice.
Yoga—when understood in its fullness—is a practice that supports us on every level of our being and through every moment of our lives.
The practice of yoga helps us understand, examine, and transform our body, breath, senses, thoughts, emotions, behavior, relationships, habits, and belief systems.
“Summer is an amazing teacher. She is wise, patient, and understanding. Working with her changed my perspective on myself, my approach to life, and my view of the universe. She introduced me to the true principles of yoga. I am eternally grateful for having had the opportunity to work with Summer.” -MZ
“Summer was the teacher that allowed me to experience the true essence of how yoga can heal and transform you. I am much more comfortable choosing practices that are appropriate for my life and needs instead of being concerned with external expectations.” -BK
I’m not interested in dogma or right belief.
I’m interested in spiritual seeking and intentional living.
I’m interested in spiritual practices that support the tasks of our everyday living and call us to ask deeper questions about life and love and mystery.
I’m a Quaker trained minister, viniyoga teacher, and yoga therapist. I weave together ancient teachings from the East and West: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, the Hebrew & Christian Bible, the Quaker traditions of peace & simplicity, and the Earth Wisdom of my Celtic Pagan heritage.
Spirituality is part of what it means to be human.
We were born and we will die. Inherent in this knowledge is both hope and fear. Spiritual practice is the act of walking the path between birth and death with awareness, intention, and a receptivity to mystery.
Human beings desire meaning and purpose. We hunger for tools that help us deal with the complicated emotions of modern life (anxiety, stress, anger, grief, fear). We yearn for meaningful ways to express joy and mark important milestones.
We become who we practice becoming.
Whether you belong to a particular faith tradition, consider yourself an atheist, or find yourself somewhere in between, I’m here to help you build meaningful practices that lead to a life lived on purpose (rather than out of habit). A life with depth, tradition, and a sense of spirit.