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FAITH WITH A TWIST: A 30-DAY JOURNEY INTO CHRISTIAN YOGA
DescriptionHILLARY D. RAINING and AMY NOBLES DOLAN Faith with a Twist: A 30-Day Journey into Christian Yogaseeks to bridge the gap between spiritual-but-not-religious by blending the ancient church's wisdom and the spiritual practice of yoga. All too often, attempts to blend yoga and Christianity have failed to do justice to both traditions--often sacrificing the wisdom of one tradition for the other.Faith with a Twistconnects the traditional eight limbs of yoga with the church's understanding and emphasis on living a holy life. This approach creates a unique blend of spiritual practices and religious wisdom that are perfect for the yoga novice and the experienced practitioner alike. Faith With a Twistinvites you to strengthen your body, heart, and soul with 30 days of meditations, prayers, and practices. In addition, photos illustrate a series of postures (with helpful modifications that can be done while seated), as well as suggestions on how these practices can complement different seasons in the church year. Written by Amy Nobles Dolan (an experienced yoga teacher, writer, and spiritual director) and Hillary D. Raining (an Episcopal priest, yoga teacher, and writer), this book is full of practices, prayers, wisdom, and insight that can help any person have a transformative spiritual life. Paperback 120 pages Amy Nobles Dolanis founder of Yoga With Spirit and leads classes and retreats on the power of yoga to reconnect and deepen faith. She lives with her husband and three children in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and is an author and editor of books and essays about yoga. Hillary D. Rainingis the rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor's degree with honors in religion and psychology from Moravian College, a master of divinity from Yale University and the Institute of Sacred Music, an Anglican certificate from Berkeley Seminary, and a doctorate in ministry from Drew University. In addition to her parish ministry, she has served on several diocesan and churchwide ministries as well as in ecumenical and interfaith efforts. She is a yoga instructor and musician and has many varied hobbies, including skiing, hiking, gardening, and beekeeping. She is married to Ken Raining, a librarian, and they have a daughter, Delia.