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!

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. 

 

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

 

Root & Flourish Fusion

A blend of Root and Flourish class styles, typically beginning with mindful movement or a short flow, followed by a more restorative sequence.  The best of both worlds, this class is designed to leave you feeling restored and recharged...ready to begin your week!

This class is available in a monthly package.  It is recorded for those unable to attend the live session.  The recording is sent out within 24 hours and is available for a minimum of one month to all who sign up.

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Wednsesday at 9:30 am

at 242 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.  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 242

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

Fridays at 9:30 am

at 242 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.  Leave refreshed and invigorated, ready to start the weekend!

This class will be held in the Kid's Activity Room at 242

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Truth & Community

The Bible is full of God's Truth, and our hearts, minds and lives are transformed the more we read it.  Join me in this refreshingly simple twist on Bible Study.  All you need is a Bible and a journal.  Your "homework" is to spend time during the week soaking in one chapter of the bible.  Our time together each week will be sharing what we heard from God during our reading and how we can apply His truth in our lives.  We will pray for each other, encourage one another, and likely laugh & cry with one another.  Authentic Biblical community.

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PRICING OPTIONS

FIRST CLASS IS FREE FOR NEW STUDENTS

$10

DROP-IN FEE
AT 242

 

$65

8 CLASS
PUNCH CARD
(2 MONTH EXP.)

$25

ONE MONTH*
OF ZOOM

There will be no Zoom classes for the months of June, July & August

$80

ONE MONTH*
ALL INCLUSIVE
(242/ZOOM)

There will be no Zoom classes for the months of June, July & August

Drop-in Fees and Punch Cards may be purchased on site.  I accept cash, checks and major credit cards.  

*Monthly class packages are for a calendar month, starting on the first of each month.  They may be purchased in person or using the links above.

 
 

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Root and Flourish

Tel: 678-521-0409

Email: sherry@rootandflourish.net

Classes are held at the 242 Community Center

7526 Grand River Ave. in Brighton, MI

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