Meet Your Instructors

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After completing her first marathon in 2004, Jessica Beaubien began yoga practice to heal her strained body. Falling in love with the practice, she found it most natural to spend her quiet yoga time in conversation with Christ. Once she discovered the advent of Christ-centered yoga and fitness ministries, she knew it was God's calling to bring this opportunity to her church and community. Jessica completed her 200 HR Teacher Training through Spirit Rising Yoga of Brighton, with additional certification through YogaFit: Level 1, Level 2, Anatomy and Alignment, and Pre/post-natal. She has developed a program that is gentle and nurturing; one that will help students of all levels grow in their faith. She is truly passionate about sharing the Christian yoga experience with all.

Jessica Aguilar-Christy (Jes) is a yoga instructor trained by Jonny Kest at Metro Detroit’s Center for Yoga. She has taken instruction under nationally known teachers David Williams, Matthew Stanford, Les Leventhal, Seane Corn, Dr. Bill Prysop and Christian Heart Yoga founder Dr. Winston McCullough. She leads yoga retreats for Christians on yoga as prayer of the body with her teaching partner, Nicole Capoboanco, yoga instructor at the Cincinatti Vineyard Church. Jessica currently also teaches yoga at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit and is a graduate student at Center for Yoga.

Jeanne Eagen received her original yoga training from Linda Kay at Yoga Chi, and completed her RYT training at House Of Yoga. Jeanne has a compassionate, humerous approach to yoga and truly makes it accessibile to everyone, while bringing attention to maintaining postural integrity and alignment. 

Rachel Kain received her yoga training from the Center For Yoga with Jonny Kest. She completed two sessions of teacher training, the second as a graduate student. She began as a student of Soul Stretch until one week, when Jessica asked her to sub, and she knew she had to keep teaching! She enjoys teaching all types of yoga, especially Salute to the Son, as Ashtanga is the style of yoga that drew her into the practice and stoked the desire to share the gift of yoga with others. She finds great inspiration in the practice of Christian yoga and always seeks to remind her students about taking the practice of yoga "off the mat" and into the world to share the gift of Christ and the peace that Christian yoga affords us.

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What to Bring to Class

A "sticky" yoga mat - latex-free
Stretchy, comfortable clothing (in layers - bottom layer: tighter fitting)
A blanket and bug repellent for outdoor classes
An empty stomach
A prayerful attitude

As with any fitness program, please consult your physician to be sure this is right for you. But keep in mind, yoga is adaptable for every level of fitness.

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Other helpful Christian yoga links, classes and teacher training programs

Manresa Jesuit Center, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Exalt God Only Yoga, Detroit, Michigan

Living Waters Yoga, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Christians Practicing Yoga
Outstretched In Worship, Alabama
Yahweh Yoga, Arizona
Holy Yoga, Arizona - Excellent DVDs for purchase!
Yoga Devotion, Minnesota
Lourdes Wellness Center, New Jersey

 

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