Shore Yoga - a Fresh Expression of Church

Shore Yoga is an all-levels moving meditation that gathers at South Shore UMC. Our shared intention is to unite our breath with the One who gives us breath as we honor God with the care and movement of our bodies.

 

In accordance with SSUMC's COVID-19 Protocols, masks are

optional for persons fully vaccinated and

required for persons not yet vaccinated

  

Shore Yoga is a Fresh Expression of Church that seeks to meet new people in new places in new ways. Click here to learn more about the Fresh Expression Movement in The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Meditation by the Sea

The final Shore Yoga Class of 2021 is Thursday, December 9. 

Join us on the mat in 2022 beginning January 6 @ 9:30am!

When - Where - Who - What to bring:

WHEN DO WE MEET:

Shore Yoga gathers:

  • Thursday Mornings @ 9:30 a.m.

 

Click here to view SSUMC's Calendar for the most up-to-date record of Shore Yoga Gatherings.

WHERE DO WE GATHER?

Shore Yoga gathers:

  • In SSUMC's Welcome Center - just through the portico on the west side of the church building. 

  • Classes may occur in the SSUMC Worship Center, a classroom, or outside (weather permitting).

WHO CAN COME?

Shore Yoga gathers:

  • Persons new to and knowledgable of yoga

  • Persons from the community and church

  • Persons interested in the intersection of faith and fitness

  • Persons seeking a deeper connection with God through intentional movement and meditation

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

You will need to bring:

  • Yoga mat

  • Hand towel

  • Water bottle

  • Journal 

  • Face mask (optional for fully vaccinated persons and required for persons not-yet fully vaccinated)

Classes are $5 each, by cash or check payable to South Shore UMC. Proceeds support class operations and the on-going ministries of South Shore UMC in and beyond our shores. 

Class Flow

Shore Yoga Classes gather for 75 minutes with this flow:

  • Welcome

  • Daily Scripture Reading with Opening Prayer

  • All-levels Physical Practice
    (approximately 60 minutes)

  • Reread Daily Scripture Reading with Devotional Thought

  • Space for Journaling

  • Final Rest

  • Dismissal with Blessing

Woman in Lotus Pose

Throughout the class students will be invited to be their own teacher as they discern proceeding through poses in comfort or in challenge. Students are welcome to say No to any pose and to rejoin in the next pose that is well with their soul.

Shore Yoga Instructor

Pastor Sarah Miller is the Shore Yoga Instructor. 

Sarah came home to yoga in 2013 seeking relief from two chronic pain conditions. The moving meditation of yoga helped Sarah experience physical peace in her body and spiritual peace in her soul. Sarah desires to help her students experience and connect to that peace through intentionally linking movement and breath with the One who gifts us movement and breath.

 

Sarah completed her 303-hour yoga teacher certification through Firefly Yoga in 2015. Trained in the ashtanga tradition, Sarah enjoys teaching all-levels flow classes - with special attention to intentional, safe movement and alignment - and incorporates requests from students into her classes. Her favorite poses include Warrior IIFlying PigeonBird of Paradise, and Headstand. 

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