To break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings)


To render firm, to fix, establish, cause a person or thing to be thoroughly grounded.


What is Root and Flourish?

At Root and Flourish, my desire is to create space for others to deepen their relationship with God, receive healing in their body/mind/spirit, and encounter authentic community.  I believe the practice of Holy Yoga Is a beautiful way to offer all of these things.


I have studied the Bible for a long time, but have learned in more recent years that meditating on God's Word is different than just reading it.  When you meditate on the Word, it somehow begins to become part of you...and begins to transform how you think, feel and act.  Scripture promises us that we will flourish and bear fruit when we are deeply rooted in His Word and in His love.  

Yoga has long been known to offer many benefits, such as:  improving muscle tone, flexibility, balance, and circulation; building strength in joints, ligaments and tendons; pain management; reduction in stress, anxiety and depression; assistance in overcoming the affects of trauma; improving memory and concentration.


The practice of Holy Yoga offers these physical benefits as well, but it is also a beautiful way to integrate meditating on God's Word with movement of the body and breath.   This Yoga experience is a time of worship, praise, and connection to Christ practiced to contemporary and motivational Christian music.  It is an experience that teaches us to take time to love, nurture, accept, heal and grow ourselves in His Word and in His Spirit.  All levels from beginners to advanced yoga practitioners are welcome.  

Come join me for a yoga class, bible study or a retreat...we aren't meant to make this journey all on our own.  When we come together with other believers to worship and root ourselves in His Word, something beautiful happens!


Your Instructor

Sherry McWilliam

Sherry has been practicing yoga for most of her adult life, and has been teaching Holy Yoga since 2014.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and a Certified Holy Yoga Instructor (C-HYI 500).  

Having a desire to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of yoga and how to make the practice accessible to a larger population, she has received the following specialty trainings:  Holy Yoga Therapy, Trauma-Sensitive Holy Yoga,  Holy Yoga Touch techniques, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, as well as Senior/Chair yoga.


Sherry is honored to serve as an Apprentice Shepherd for the Holy Yoga Foundation.  She is also a Teacher Member of Grace x Strength, an online Christian yoga platform.  Through this platform, you can practice with Sherry at any time and from anywhere in the world!


Schedule & Fees

Yoga Class

Hopefully awaiting when we can 

begin again in 2021...

Holy Yoga

Slow Flow

This 60 minute class incorporates introspective, slow movements and focuses on linking breath with motion. This is a vinyasa-style class in which poses are held for several breaths, allowing for focus on alignment.  This class will not only help you gain flexibility, but will also increase strength and balance through standing sequences and core strengthening exercises.  Slow enough for all levels while giving the most advanced student the opportunity for growth.


*Space is limited, so please reserve a space only when you know you will attend.  Bring your own mat and props.  Due to COVID-19 I will not be able to have these available.  Mask is required to enter building and set up space, but you may practice without a mask if you wish.

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Friday Mornings at 10:15am

Anticipating April, 2021 start

Truth &


Bible Study TBD

The only "homework" is to read a chapter a week, meditate on it and study it as the Spirit leads.  Ponder what God is saying to you through His Word as you reflect, and come ready to share what you discovered.  No cost to participate.

*Space is limited, so please reserve a space only if you plan to attend all/most sessions.  Due to COVID-19 and current policy at the 242 Community Center masks will need to be worn by participants of this study.



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Tel: 678-521-0409

Email: sherry@rootandfourish.net

Classes are held at the 242 Community Center

7526 Grand River Ave. in Brighton, MI


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