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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

Schedule
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Root & Restore

Mondays @ 7:00 pm

at All Heart Garage

$50 for the series/$15 drop in

The Yamas & Niyamas

Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice Part 1

A five week series starting October 16th

(The second half of this series will be offered in January)

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.

Flourish & Flow

Wednesdays at 9:15 am on Zoom (Recorded for those unable to attend live sessions.  Recordings available for at least a month.)

Fridays at 9:15 am at 242 in Brighton (Kid's activity room)

$60 for the series/$15 drop in

The Attributes of God

A six week series starting October 11th

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.

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Truth & Community

Fridays at 10:30 am at 242 in Brighton (meeting room 4) - Always free

The Attributes of God

A six week study by The Daily Grace Co.

 

A.W. Tozer famously said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”   Who is God?   What is He like?   How does He relate to His people?

The Attributes of God is a 6-week study that equips believers to:

  • Understand the depths and richness of the character of God.

  • Learn how to reflect God’s communicable attributes in everyday life.

  • Recognize how God’s attributes reveal His character, our sin, and the gospel.

Root & Flourish Retreat

Saturday December 2nd

2:30 - 6:00 pm at All Heart Garage

$65

Prepare Him Room

An afternoon retreat inviting you to prepare your heart

for the Advent you desire.

Connect.  Contemplate.  Create.

Save the date!  More details to come soon!

Co-host Stacey Laho

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Yoga

Private Sessions

Are you new to yoga or can't find a class that fits your schedule?

Have you ever thought about investing in private Holy Yoga sessions?

 

A private session is a tailored practice to suit your experience level in addition to your individual needs and goals.  Gentle adjustments and assists are available to help enhance your practice if desired.  

Private sessions can be for an individual, a couple, or a small group. 

You could even schedule a private sesson for a larger group of

people or an event. 

Price will vary depending on group size and location.

Contact me for more info or if interested in scheduling a private session.

Pricing
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Pricing/Packages

Truth & Community Bible Study - FREE

Drop in Class - $15

Attributes of God Series (Zoom OR Live) - $60

Attributes of God Series Package (Zoom AND Live) - $90

Yamas & Niyamas Series - $50

Full Fall Series Package (Attributes and Yamas, all classes) - $120

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  • Please register using the link provided

  • Cash or Check Preferred

  • Paypal invoicing will be used for electronic payments or QR code may be used

  • Zoom link will be sent upon receiving payment for Wednesday class.

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Contact

Root and Flourish

Tel: 678-521-0409

Email: sherry@rootandflourish.net

Classes are held at:

2|42 Community Center - 7526 Grand River Ave. in Brighton, MI

or All Heart Garage - 1101 Rickett Rd. in Brighton, MI

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