Free Yoga Class

Good Morning!

In the spirit of community, I created a free slow flow yoga class to share with you.  I invite you to take an hour to enjoy this practice, either alone or with your family.

For those of you who are new to my class, welcome! This is your opportunity to see what my classes are all about.

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The video quality is not great, but it works. Please read the following before participating:

As with any exercise, consult your physician if you have any underlying health conditions or are pregnant before participating. Whole-Hearted Yoga assumes no liability for your participation in class.

If at any time a pose feels painful or you become tired, please withdraw from the pose and take a break either in child’s pose or easy seated position. It is important to listen to your body. This practice is designed to serve you and to rejuvenate and restore you.


Toward the end of the video, I will invite you to lie down in a final resting pose. In case it is not clear, I will then sit up and read a devotional and continue to guide you through your final resting phase. The idea is that you would continue to lay down and rest until the end of the class. when I cue you to return to sitting.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can also post questions in the comment section below. If you like the video, please like, share and invite others to join. Thank you. Enjoy!


We are all in this together!  God is in control!

In Christ,

Lori 🙏❤️

Joshua 1:5 I will never leave you or forsake you.

Click here for the video: Slow Flow Christ-Centered Yoga Class

Joy & Peace: Not Just Holiday Words



JOY and PEACE are words that are used a lot over the holidays, but I wonder how many people really ponder the significance of them.  I purchased a sign a few months ago that I hung in my kitchen with the word “JOY” on it in gold letters.  Of course, It’s meant to be a Christmas decoration, but I’ve decided to keep it there year-round as a reminder to myself and my family.  I left it because I believe that we can become so focused on our problems and what we are lacking that it can weigh us down and rob us of joy.

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Where is Your Focus?

The Transformation of My Yoga Practice….



A few months ago, I was in yoga class practicing a balancing pose.  Normally I find a focal point on the wall to help maintain my balance.  For some reason, I became fixated on a crazy design on someone’s shirt.  That person fell, and, of course, I lost my balance as well.  I felt the Lord say gently to me, “If your drishti is on man, you will fall.”

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Why I Opted Out of Carpool



My family and I moved to a new community about a year-and-half ago.  My son was previously at a small private Christian school where there were only about 125 students in the entire academy.  Transitioning to a large public school and a new neighborhood has been interesting and has presented some challenges.   Over all, it has been a positive experience for my son, especially academically.  However, it has not been as easy as I had imagined for all of us to become socially integrated in our new location; I suppose that will come with time.

When a neighbor asked me to join carpool, my initial thoughts were, “wow, this would be a great way to get to know some of the neighbors better, and I could use an extra 45 minutes in the morning!” Continue reading “Why I Opted Out of Carpool”

Living Expectantly

There are many verses in the Bible about being thankful and living with gratitude.  As a regular practice,  I try to remember and meditate on a list of things for which I’m thankful, such as family, friends, good health and my beautiful home.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

We are taught to be thankful even in difficult seasons in the midst of trials, knowing that we are being refined in ways that we can not always see.  But does that mean that we just accept our “lot” in life and walk around defeated like Eeyore?  Honestly (and I say this with love) some of the Christians I know are also the saddest, most miserable people I know.

An acquaintance recently told me she had a great day helping someone with a project.  Because she was busy focusing on something else, she said she hadn’t given any thought to her current laundry list of worries.  But she followed by saying that she was “sure it would all come crashing down tomorrow.”  Seriously?

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Eeyore is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. He is generally characterized as a pessimistic, gloomy, depressed, anhedonic, old grey stuffed donkey who is a friend of the title character, Winnie-the-Pooh.

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