Maranatha Yoga is the integration of classical Hatha Yoga practice and Christian spirituality. The purpose of this is to bring our body, mind and spirit into complete unity as a preparation for prayer and meditation. Participants in Maranatha Yoga gatherings say that their experience of oneness with God is made more real by:
- gentle stretching to calm the central nervous system
- breath awareness practices
- using tools to settle mental distractions and develop concentration skills e.g the simple mantra, Maranatha, used to focus and still the mind. This is the mantra used by The World Community for Christian Meditation (wccm.org). Maranatha is an Aramaic phrase meaning ‘Come Lord’.
- recognising that our bodies are temples to encounter the real presence of Jesus.
Covid 19 Restrictions
You can experience Maranatha
Yoga with Pauline Steenbergen, Pioneer Team Leader and Steve Carter, Associate Pioneer Leader by participating in gatherings on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month 3.30- 4.30pm on Zoom. All sessions are free or donation-based and suitable for all level of abilities. To find out what’s on please see ‘When is Maranatha Yoga on?’ under FAQ. New participants must complete and return a Health Questionnaire for insurance purposes. This can also be found in the FAQ section.
Contact Us to join our Zoom sessions.
Find us in the context of Pioneer Ministry, Cumbria Fresh Expressions in the Diocese of Carlisle, Cumbria, UK:
Diocese of Carlisle: carlislediocese.org.uk
God for All Cumbria: godforall.org.uk
Fresh Expressions UK: freshexpressions.org.uk
Maranatha Yoga was founded and developed by Christine Pickering who has been a practitioner of Hatha Yoga for over 40 years, a trainer of yoga teachers, a trained Spiritual Director and a member of The World Community for Christian Meditation.
The book ‘Maranatha Yoga’ has been developed by the author through the experience of teaching yoga for over 30 years. The physicality of the postures with the mindful, meditative qualities of the Christian reflections allow the participant to connect with their whole selves and to be at one with Christ.
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