Two years ago at Camp Squeah, Christian youth learned to walk the labyrinth (see Did these Young Mennonites Walk the Labyrinth?).
This year at Camp Squeah, it was a yoga retreat.
Exploring mind, body and soul connections
Yoga retreat brings spiritual insights
By Amy Dueckman
Determination to exercise more, or to improve one’s spiritual life, are on many people’s lists as they begin a new year. Thirty people who met at Camp Squeah from Jan. 11 to 13 found a way to do both through a retreat with the theme of “Breath of God” and the practice of yoga from a Christian perspective.
Angelika Dawson of Abbotsford, B.C., who spearheaded the retreat, had taken up yoga at her local recreation centre over a year ago, to increase her physical flexibility and strength. She loved the meditation and breathing exercises, but wasn’t always comfortable with the secular direction of imagining peace and light, or the distracting music…
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Camp Squeah is owned by the Mennonite Church British Columbia. It is a children’s summer camp, retreat centre and outdoor education facility. Here is their promotion of the recent yoga retreat:
Breath of God – Yoga from a Christian Perspective
January 11-13, 2013
This is a retreat for those seeking to deepen the contemplative dimension of their spiritual life through the practice of yoga and meditation in the Christian tradition. Gentle yoga stretching, yoga poses and breathing exercises are introduced not only as a path for relaxation, rejuvenation and stress reduction but also as a way to open the heart and body to a healing encounter with the transforming spirit of Christ within.
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‘Christian Yoga Retreat’ at a Christian Camp