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.

 

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

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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, 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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Schedule & Fees

 
Yoga Class

Tuesdays on Zoom - 9:30 am
Wednesdays at 2|42 - 9:30 am

 

Holy Yoga

$10

Beginning November 30th

ADVENT

a 4 week Holy Yoga series

Drop in when you can or

sign up for the series in person* or on Zoom** for $35

This 60 minute Holy Yoga class incorporates introspective, slow movements and focuses on linking breath with motion.  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.

Classes at 2|42 Brighton will be held in the Kid's Activity Room

*Wednesday in person classes will be offered on Zoom in the event of building closure.  Will comply with local, state and federal mandates concerning Covid-19.

**Tuesday Zoom Classes will be recorded for those unable to attend the live sessions.

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Fridays at 2|42 - 10:30 am
Will be back in JANUARY

Truth &

Community

New Series will begin in January 

at 2|42 Brighton

Are you ready to return to in person community centered around

the Word of God?

Join me Friday mornings after Holy Yoga!

The people who walked in darkness

have seen a great light.

For those who lived in a land of deep shadows - light! Sunbursts of light!

Isaiah 9:2 MSG

These are familiar words in the season of Advent, a celebration of the coming of our Savior. For those in the shadow of suffering, the coming is crushing.  Anticipation of the holidays drags us deeper into darkness and we inwardly cry out for the dark night to end. We long to see the great light. And we can. Yes, right where our laments lie Jesus lies too. He is the great Hope for those walking in darkness. He appeared to the shepherds. He appeared to Mary and Joseph. He appeared in the quiet of the night.  Will you give yourself a gift this season to sit in the darkness and allow Christ to appear to you? Will you make room to attend to your grief so you may see the great light of Hope?
 

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Join Sherry & Stacey for a two hour mini-retreat of self care, as you are guided through a meaningful spiritual exercise and a restorative yoga practice. All are welcome! It's been a difficult year and a half, full of various types of losses. Grieving is not only for those who have lost a loved one. We often feel our losses are less-than...so we ignore the pain they have caused, and press on. Give yourself the gift of space this holiday season...space to heal. Come as you are, ready to bring your laments to the newborn King and receive His wrap around gifts of hope and love.

Access to this recorded event will be available through 12/31 using the following link:

 

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Root and Flourish

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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