Though 77 percent of Iowans are Christian, the idea of connecting Christ with yoga is relatively novel in a state where most yoga is taught from a secular perspective. Teachers in Newton, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City now teach Bible-focused classes at affordable rates.
There are many paths in yoga, but they share common, historically rooted, spiritually oriented terms. From om to namaste, karma to dharma, understanding the language of yoga may help shed light on your own practice.
Ames-based McCabe found Buddhist meditation during an existential crisis in college, and has been on a “journey into the present moment” ever since.
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“This sacred space has given people the freedom to be able to say things, I think, they desperately want to say, but have nowhere else to say them.”