The spirit of movement and meditation

Yoga Chapel weaves together the art of
Christian storytelling with the wisdom of the yoga practice.

Spirit
Yoga Chapel affirms the wisdom that lives within the sacred stories of every culture, tradition and generation. Our world would be barren without diversity of thought and expression. As the spirit of each faith tradition is shared through its own storytellers, we endeavor to be just one of the voices seeking to illuminate the Christian story for modern listeners.
Movement
We believe in nurturing spirituality holistically – intellectually, emotionally and physically - and the practice of listening to Biblical reflections while flowing with our breath and our bodies helps our meditation to deepen. The ultimate calling is to move beyond the mat, embodying the stories of compassion and transformation in our everyday lives.
Meditation
Reflections inspired by the stories of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament are woven throughout each asana practice. We meditate with the help of our bodies, whether they are still, balancing in a pose or flowing in movement. Whether you consider Biblical stories to be factual, metaphorical or mythological, we believe they carry universal truths that can challenge, nourish and enlighten.
Services
"… your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God… therefore glorify God in your body."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Churches & Communities

Partner with Yoga Chapel to offer a yoga series for your community. Each series is designed to meet your context’s specific needs. Reflections can be based on themes, seasons, the lectionary or the scripture of your choice.

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

Bring Yoga Chapel to your next event and offer participants the space and time to become spiritually and physically grounded, centered and inspired - a wonderful way to begin, connect or close your time together.

Private or Small Groups

Whether you’re new to yoga or a long-time practitioner, private and small group sessions offer the personalized attention, assistance and adjustments that can help guide you deeper into your practice.

Online Classes

Experience Yoga Chapel from anywhere in the world! Classes are available to stream on your phone, tablet or computer. Let this be a practice just for yourself or move and meditate with family and friends.

Become a Yoga Chaplain

Yoga Chapel is growing! If you’re a certified yoga teacher who is inspired by Christian storytelling and you're interested in becoming a Yoga Chaplain, learn more here.

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Yoga Chaplain
Yoga Chaplains are certified yoga instructors and storytellers of the Christian tradition. Their classes integrate Biblical readings and reflections with complementary yoga poses and sequences to help participants embody their meditations.
Rev. Bethel Lee
Vancouver, British Columbia
Rev. Audrey Warren
Florida City, Florida
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 16:24
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Rev. Audrey Warren
Rev. Bethel Lee
North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Toronto, ON (Canada)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Victoria, BC (Canada
Florida City, FL (USA)
Level 1 Classes
Level 2 Classes
Agape Classes
Gentle Flow
Vinyasa Flow
Chair
Hatha
Prenatal
Restorative
Yin
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November 7, 2015
Your Sacred Space at Stillwood Conference Centre
Cultus Lake, BC

Yoga Chapel will offer 3 workshops for youth, young adults and ministry leaders at the United Church of Canada's 2015 Evolve Conference hosted by YAYA BC.

For more info and to register visit: www.evolveucc.ca

June 26-27, 2015
Social Innovation Challenge
Toronto, ON

Find out more by visiting: 

www.socialinnovationchallenge.ca

June 24-26, 2015
A National Call to Faith at Queen of the Apostles Retreat Centre
Mississauga, ON

Closed to retreat participants.

MARCH 17, 24 & 31, 2015
3-Week Agape + Lent Series at St. Andrew's Hall of UBC
Vancouver, BC

Tuesday Evenings

7:00pm-8:30pm

(Tea at 7, class starts at 7:15)

Yoga Styles: Hatha, Gentle + Vinyasa Flow, Yin

www.standrews.edu

Cost: $2 donation

All proceeds will be given to AMS Food Bank of UBC to provide emergency food relief for students in need.

SEPTEMBER 29-NOVEMBER 10, 2014
​7-Week Psalms+Yoga Series at Branches United Methodist
Florida City, FL

Monday Mornings & Evenings

Chair Yoga: 10:00am-11:00am
Level : 7:00pm-8:00pm

Yoga Styles: Chair, Gentle Flow, Hatha

www.branchesumc.org
Contact: audrey@yogachapel.com

MARCH 12-APRIL 9, 2014
5-Week Lenten Yoga Series in St. Andrew's Hall at UBC
Vancouver, BC

Wednesday Evenings 

All Levels: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative

www.foodandfaithubc.ca
All proceeds given to www.workinggear.ca

MARCH 11-APRIL 1, 2014
4-Week Lenten Yoga Series at Ryerson United Church
​Vancouver, BC

Tuesday Evenings

Chair Yoga: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Level : 7:00pm-8:00pm

Yoga Styles: Chair, Gentle Flow, Hatha, Yin

www.ryersonunited.ca

MARCH 10-APRIL 7, 2014
5-Week Lenten Yoga Series at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Monday Evenings

Level : 6:00pm-7:00pm

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Yin

www.highlandsunited.org

OCTOBER 23-DECEMBER 4, 2013
​7-Week Parables+Yoga Series in St. Andrew's Hall at the University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

 Every Wednesday 

All Levels: 7:30pm-8:30pm

www.foodandfaithubc.ca
All donations will be given to support TWECS (Third World Eye Care Society)

OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 21, 2013
​5-Week Yoga Parables+Yoga Series at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Thursday Evenings

Level : 6:45pm-7:45pm (No class on Nov. 14)

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Yin

www.highlandsunited.org

OCTOBER 26, 2013
Agape Class in the Chapel of First Metropolitan United Church
Victoria, BC

Level : 10:00am-11:00am

Level : 11:30pm-12:30pm

www.firstmetvictoria.com
Suggested $5 donation. All proceeds will be given to support First Met UC's monthly Inner City Dinners.

OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 25, 2013
5-Week Yoga Parables+Yoga Series at Canadian Memorial United Church
Vancouver, BC

Monday Evenings

Level : 6:00pm-7:00pm

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Yin, Restorative

www.canadianmemorial.org

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
​Agape Class in the Chapel of First Metropolitan United Church
Victoria, BC

Level : 7:00pm-8:00pm

Level : 8:30pm-9:30pm

www.firstmetvictoria.com
Suggested $5 donation. All proceeds will be given to support First Met UC's monthly Inner City Dinners.

JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2013
Yoga Chapel Retreat at Naramata Centre
Naramata, BC

For the Turning of the World

www.naramatacentre.net

JULY 14-20, 2013
​Yoga Chapel at Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre
Sorrento, BC
JUNE 14, 2013
Time & Space Retreat for Ministers of Children, Youth & Families
North Vancouver, BC

Free for event participants!

www.vanyaya.bc.ca

MARCH 28, 2013
Maundy Thursday Youth Vigil at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Youth Group: 10:00pm-11:00pm

www.highlandsunited.org

MARCH 4-25, 2013
4-Week Lenten Yoga Series at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Level One: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Level Two: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin

www.highlandsunited.org

FEBRUARY 14, 2012
​Interfaith Valentine's Class at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

By donation for the ESL Group at Highlands United Church

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha

www.highlandsunited.org
All proceeds will be given to MOSAIC, non-profit for immigrants & refugees.

JANUARY 19, 2013
Yoga Chapel Workshop at Epiphany Explorations Conference
Victoria, BC

All Levels

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow

www.firstmetvictoria.com

JANUARY 14-FEBRUARY 11, 2013
5-Week Epiphany+Yoga Series at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Level One: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Level Two: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin

www.highlandsunited.org

JANUARY 11-FEBRUARY 8, 2013
​5-Week Prenatal Yoga Series in Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC

Friday Evenings: 7:00pm-8:00pm

All proceeds will be given to support young single mothers in British Columbia.

JANUARY 8-FEBRUARY 5, 2013
5-Week Epiphany+Yoga Series at The Chapel of the Epiphany
Vancouver, BC

Level Two: 1:00pm-1:50pm

Yoga Styles: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin

www.vst.edu

20% Discount for Students & Staff

DECEMBER 1, 2012
Advent Yoga Workshop at West Point Grey United Church
Vancouver, BC

Free for all Women's Retreat participants

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha

www.wpguc.com

NOVEMBER 25, 2012
​Youth Group Advent Yoga at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

All Levels: 10:00pm-11:00pm

Yoga Styles: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow

www.highlandsunited.org

OCTOBER 9-NOVEMBER 27, 2012
7-Week Creation+Yoga Series at The Chapel of the Epiphany
Vancouver, BC

Level Two: 12:50pm-1:40pm (No class Nov. 13)

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin

www.vst.edu

20% Discount for Students & Staff

SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 29, 2012
5-Week Parables+Yoga Series at Mount Seymour United Church
North Vancouver, BC

All Levels: 7:30pm-8:30pm (No class on Oct. 8)

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow

www.mtseymourunited.com

AUGUST 11, 2012
Yoga Chapel Workshop at Creative World Festival
Mission, BC
JULY 29, 2012
Agape Class at First Metropolitan United Church
​Victoria, BC

Level One: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Yoga Styles: Gentle Flow, Hatha

www.firstmetvictoria.com

Suggested $5 donation. 

All proceeds will be given to support First Met UC's monthly Inner City Dinners.

JUNE 16-17, 2012
Yoga Chapel Workshop at More Than Franchises Conference
Toronto, ON

Free for all participants!

Saturday & Sunday 4:30pm-5:30pm

www.morefranchises.ca

Contact: bethel@yogachapel.com

APRIL 30-JUNE 11, 2012
7-Week Creation+Yoga Series at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Monday Evenings 

All Levels: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Yoga Styles: Hatha, Gentle Flow, Vinyasa Flow

www.highlandsunited.org

Contact: bethel@yogachapel.com

APRIL 5, 2012
Maundy Thursday Youth Vigil at Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Vigil for Youth: 10pm-11pm

Yoga Styles: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow

www.highlandsunited.org

Contact: sandi.parker@highlandsunited.org

MARCH 10, 2012
Meditative Breathing Workshop at Knox United Church
Vancouver, BC

Spiritual Spa Day

Free Admission!

www.knoxunitedvancouver.org

Contact: Knox United Church

MARCH 5-APRIL 1, 2012
4-Week Lenten Yoga Series at Mount Seymour United Church
North Vancouver, BC

Monday & Sunday Evenings

All Levels: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Yoga Styles: Hatha, Gentle Flow, Vinyasa Flow

www.mtseymourunited.com

Contact: bethel@yogachapel.com

Level One
These classes are perfect for beginners or for yogis who desire a gentle practice. Challenging poses might still be suggested, but they will be complemented with modifications and everything will flow at a slower pace.
Level Two
You can expect several Sun Salutations, to keep your body warmed up, and a combination of meditative movements and challenging poses. Modifications will still be offered for the more difficult poses that might not be accessible to everyone.
Agape Class
Agape classes are provided by donation and all the proceeds are given to a selected charity or cause.
Yoga Styles
gentle flow

Gentle flow invites you to experience the fluidity of a vinyasa class without being pushed beyond your physical limits. Poses are choreographed to synchronize your movement with your breath, but a Modified Sun Salutation allows you to flow without having to transition from full-standing to low-plank. Great for those who want to flow at a softer pace.

vinyasa flow

Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, intentional and dance-like quality. Your breath synchronizes with your movement as you flow from one pose to another. This tends to be a more vigorous and sweat-inducing class, since poses are often linked through Full Sun Salutations that keep your body warmed up. Great for those who love a challenge.

chair

Chair yoga is a gentle practice that adapts hatha yoga poses to be embodied while seated in a chair or while standing using the chair for support. Nurtures strength building, flexibility and deep breathing just like other forms of yoga. Great for those with compromised mobility or for folks who want to practice from their office chair.

hatha

Hatha is a general term that encompasses all forms of modern yoga that teach physical postures. As a style, a hatha yoga class is slow-paced, gentle and instructive. There’s time to really explore the poses since they are held for a few breaths. Great for beginners and all who want to develop alignment, strength and flexibility.

prenatal

Designed with the expectant mother in mind, prenatal yoga can be practiced within all stages of pregnancy or even following the birth. Postures are adapted to exercise mental and physical health while keeping the mother's body safe. Common benefits include: improved sleep, stress reduction, and increased strength, flexibility and endurance.

restorative

Restorative yoga helps you sink into deep relaxation. Bolsters, blocks, blankets and cushions are strategically used to prop and support the body in poses that are held over the course of several minutes to encourage passive stretching. Great for stress release, meditation and sleep preparation.

yin

Intended to complement muscle-activating yang yoga, yin yoga is a quiet and meditative practice focused on lengthening your connective tissues, particularly around your joints. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and muscles are often completely relaxed. Great for increasing flexibility and patience.

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The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the body.
Proverbs 15:30