Why Are People Going to Yoga Instead of Church?

The Yoga culture in Cascadia might have a lot to teach the church. At the recent Christ & Cascadia Conference, Matthew Kaemingk encouraged us to consider this: “What are the questions that Cascadian culture is asking?” The rise of Yoga in Cascadia is just such a question. The ever-growing Yoga and mindfulness culture in Vancouver, BC, where I’m a Yoga teacher, is asking the Church questions about its religious practices—and about where those practices might fall short. I’m a Yoga teacher, but I’m also a Christian. This is a concern for some Christians. Some think that Yoga is, at best, the...

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