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FLOURISH:

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

ROOT:   

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

About Us

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!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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LORI

"I find the scripture, devotions, and worship music create the perfect environment for meeting with Jesus.  Absolutely every time I go to Holy Yoga, the Lord speaks something to my heart..  

It's an hour of focus and meditation and prayer. 


I love it.  I need it.  I hate to miss it!!!"

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ANN MARIE

"Learning to breathe [so deeply] has helped to calm me and to really slow down mentally.
I also had chronic back issues before starting my Holy Yoga practice.  Yoga has helped strengthen my core and I haven't been to the doctor with back issues in three years!"

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LINDA

I look so forward to Holy Yoga!  I get to BE STILL and have God’s Word spoken over me during practice several times. My heart thinks on that particular scripture reading all day and throughout the evening. My body is rejuvenated from the inside out and I leave feeling settled, focused, and closer to Him. 

Teachers

Your Instructor

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Sherry McWilliam

Sherry is a longtime follower of Christ, a wife and a mom of two.  Shas 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, Yogalates, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, as well as Senior/Chair yoga.

 

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!

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Class Schedule

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Wednesdays at 9:15 am

at 2|42 Community Center 

Root & Restore

A gentle, slow moving practice with long--held postures designed to stretch, strengthen, and restore the deeper tissues of the body.  The slower pace of this practice encourages a calming of the nervous system and a quieting of the mind, creating space for contemplation and listening for the Spirit's whisper as we reflect on scripture. It is a time intended to allow you to receive, rest in, and root down into the love of God.

This class will be held  in the Kid's Activity Room at 2|42

Some props will be available for use, but I encourage you to bring your own if you have them.

Fridays at 9:15 am

at 2|42 Community Center 

Flourish & Flow

A more active class, focused on linking movement with breath.  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.  God's Word is woven throughout the class to strengthen your soul as well.

This class will be held  in the Kid's Activity Room at 2|42

Some props will be available for use, but I encourage you to bring your own if you have them.

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Fridays at 10:30 am - Starts on January 20th

at 2|42 Community Center Meeting Room 4

Truth & Community

RESILIENT

Restoring Your Weary Soul in These Turbulent Times

by John Eldredge

"The longing for things to be wonderful is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart.  After times of trial--such as the COVID pandemic, war, job loss, or grief--our desire rises to the surface demanding relief.  We've all had to "rally" to face crisis, tapping into our soul's reserves.  But at some point, we have to replenish those reserves, or we will burn out.  In this pivotal book for our times, John Eldredge validates the weariness we feel and points us to the only way we can recover our joy:  through Jesus' provision of supernatural resilience."

We will be utilizing both the book and the study guide for this study.  Please purchase these prior to our first meeting.  There is no "homework" that needs to be done for that first meeting unless you would like to get started on reading the book.

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March 3-5, 2023

Stanton, Michigan

Root & Flourish Retreat

Have the last few years left your soul weary?  Do you feel as though you have lost your way?  Perhaps you have felt a bit distant from God lately.  All of these are great reasons to respond to Jesus' invitation:

 

"Come to me.  Get away with me and you'll recover your life."   Matthew 11:28, The Message

I'm planning a space for you to do just that.  Get away with Jesus.  Sound inviting?  Then your next step is to click the button below to find out more!

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PRICING OPTIONS

FIRST CLASS IS FREE FOR NEW STUDENTS

$10

DROP-IN FEE
AT 2|42

 

$65

8 CLASS
PUNCH CARD
(3 MONTH EXP.)

Truth & Community Bible Study is Free

Drop-in Fees and Punch Cards for yoga classes may be purchased upon arrival.  I accept cash, checks and major credit cards.  

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Root and Flourish

Tel: 678-521-0409

Email: sherry@rootandflourish.net

Classes are held at the 2|42 Community Center

7526 Grand River Ave. in Brighton, MI

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