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Integrated Soul: Fleshing out
what it means
to have a healthy soul.


Wherever you are in your journey.
Whatever your faith looks like or feels like.
No judgment here. You are welcome here.

There is room here:
There is room for doubt and questions and unknowns here.
Room to breathe. Room to work out your faith.
(It’s all between you and the divine)

Room for you if church hurts but you’re cool with jesus.
Room for all bodies.
Room if you can’t afford it. (just ask)

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Classes

Online Yoga Classes Are Back!

Please join us for any of three classes a week in a 5-week series. 

Sunset Mondays Gentle Yoga – Begins January 25-February 22 (60 Minutes)
Mondays, 5:30pm PST, 8:30pm EST

A Gentle Yoga Practice: Movement and a short Meditation for your Monday evenings.
Wednesday’s Energizing Yoga Flow – Begins January 27-February 24 (60 Minutes)
Wednesdays 11am PST, 2pm EST
This will be more of a vinyasa flow, picking it up a bit more than my gentle class, but still includes safe alignment, options, and is not a high paced class. Includes breath, movement, meditation, and balance. Think Gentle+
Saturdays Unwind, reflect, and rest Gentle Yoga (75 Minutes) Begins January 30-February 27
Saturdays 10am PST, 1pm EST
A longer Gentle Yoga Practice including movement, meditation, breathing, restorative poses, with additional time for reflection and journaling.

Class Times Listed in Australian Eastern Daylight Time: (They fall on the following day)

  • Tuesday 12:30pm AEDT
  • Thursday Energizing Yoga Flow 6:00 am AEDT
  • Sunday Unwind Gentle Yoga (75-minute) 5:00 am AEDT

Integrated & Embodied Soul Quotes

“A healthy soul is an integrated soul.”

-Dallas Willard


 

“What we need is a spirituality that honors the body we have and comprehends its social meaning but does not reduce us to it.

The certainty of the body’s need for daily bread directs us toward a spiritual wisdom made manifest in the body. According to Jesus, we do not have to ignore the body in order to be spiritual; even in its frailty, it provides an indication of how we should live and how we are to carry on a spiritual life.”

-Lillian Calles Barger


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Blog

stories from my mat

Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys, Book Review

Absolutely necessary, incredibly thorough, essential reading if you want to understand what decolonizing Christianity looks like, understand the violent history of missions in this country, and the beauty of contextualization and storytelling. Dr. Richard Twiss, Sicunga Lakota, was an Indigenous leader and organic intellectual, who passed away in 2013. His book was published posthumously; the …

About

Odyssey: n. a long wandering and eventful journey

This is the story of how yoga was the conduit that saved my life, reconnected me to the wisdom of my own body and inner voice, reclaimed my voice and a pivotal path to the journey home to my whole, integrated self: my heart, my mind, my body, and my spirit.

About Lori:

Lori is a 225hr Certified R-HYI Hatha Yoga Instructor. She is Seminary bound in January 2020 to begin her Master of Arts in Theology studies at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and thrilled to be Music Director for New Room Community in Upland, CA.

She grew up overseas and Downunder, a TCK on more than one beautiful island. Always a free spirit & encouragement cheerleader. She gets her love of words, science, and theology from her Linguist parents. Studying music was the only path that made sense in college, at the time, and music runs in the family and back through extended family. After a painful separation from music, she’s listening for new opportunities to make music, and began singing again. (If you’d like to hear more about what happened to that part of her story, check out the first 3 short-form episodes of her podcast). 

A practitioner of spiritual sobriety, spiritual agency and freedom, advocate for embodied, integrated soul care and self-compassion. Yoga was a pivotal part of her healing  journey, of listening to her body, her intuition, and remembering who she was and of her calling to help be a small part of bringing hope & healing to the world. A lifelong student, and contemplative reader, curious cat and student of social justice matters, a more equitable world, and believer in shalom and wholeness. She recognizes she has a lot to learn about equity, do less harm, spending her privilege and is doing her personal best to do the work and bring awareness to her companions along the way.

Yoga is a deeply spiritual and ancient practice. It is more than just a physical or asana practice. Discovering a Jesus-centric yogic practice was such a redemptive, life-giving, and vital part of her journey — it truly saved her life. An embodied practice that brings heart+mind+body+spirit together can be very moving, powerful, and restorative. Her first two yoga classes as a student were an encounter with the Divine Love of God whispering Love to her heart as she began to learn the art and practice of listening in prayer, breathwork, also known as the ancient yogic practice of pranayama, and paired alongside Contemplative Christian Spiritual Practices & Spiritual Disciplines such as Christian Meditation, Lectio Divina, the Prayer of Examen and Centering Prayer.

She’s an obsessed and smitten auntie to one perfect nephew.

She’s so excited to see you in class or connect with you online. Grace & Peace