Spiritual Research Network

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Many Christian Colleges are Now Offering Yoga

Source: Berean Call New Content Notification, October 16, 2007

Many Christian colleges are now offering yoga classes:

Anderson College/University (Anderson, South Carolina)

"Yoga for All Ages...Our course leader is HELEN SABLAN, elementary teacher, professional yoga instructor, and owner of The Yoga Place" 
("The Institute for Lifelong Learning," http://www.ac.edu/lifelong/schedule.htm. emp. theirs.   Scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Baylor University (Waco, Texas)  http://www.baylor.edu/

Site-searches on Baylor's website netted at least 50 references to Yoga.  Here are some examples: 

"A time to relax, a time to stretch" (The Baylor Lariat Online, October 11, 2002,  http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=18094 ).

"American Power Yoga" (Fall 2007 Bearobics Class Descriptions,  http://www.baylor.edu/campusrec/index.php?id=18138 ).

"Rat race leaves no time for being friends with nature," Grace Maalouf, February 1, 2007, http://www.baylor.edu/Lariat/news.php?action=story&story=43841 ).

Baylor Campus Recreation (photo of Yoga instructor with Yoga class schedule, http://www.baylor.edu/campusrec/index.php?id=41854 ).

Baylor University Strengths Dictionary (#25, Learner, "Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences-yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes," http://www.baylor.edu/strengths/index.php?id=25460 ).

Baylor Parents League 2006/2007 Calendar:
"ENCOURAGE McLane Student Life Center services. Being healthy, emotionally and physically, is key to good performance on final exams. A massage may be just the ticket to relaxing for finals, or perhaps Bearobics, a variety of aerobics classes ranging from kickboxing to yoga, which is free during finals"   (http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/34829.pdf p. 6).

Hawaiian Style Bearobics Bash:
The Bash is a two hour aerobics workout filled with a sampling of Bearobics classes including hip hop, yoga, step, and more!! You do not have to be a Bearobics member to attend the bash...IT IS FREE FOR EVERYONE!! Get a great workout in before fall break!! ["On the BU Horizon...a publication of the Division of Student Life," http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/22088.pdf , p. 1).

Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee)  http://www.belmont.edu /

Flow Yoga (Beaman Student Life Center Spring '07 Group Fitness Schedule, http://www.belmont.edu/images/sa/beaman/Spring07GrpFtnsSchedule.pdf , p. 1).

Yoga relaxation, breathing and stretching:  ( www.belmont.edu/beamanslc/facilities/group_fitness_room.html ).

Flow Yoga (Summer Group Fitness Schedule, Effective June 4, 2007, ( http://www.belmont.edu/images/sa/beaman/Summer%20Group%20Fitness%20Schedule.pdf ).

Yoga (Teaching Experience application, Department of Sport Science,  http://www.belmont.edu/sa/pdf/BU%20Graduate%20Teaching%20Assistant%20Application.pdf   ).

National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day-Schedule of Events -February 22, 2006-5:00 PM-Flow Yoga ( http://forum.belmont.edu/fyi/archives/NRSFDaySchedule.pdf ).

Dr. Corrine Dale: "She enjoys tennis, golf, sailing, skiing, dancing, yoga..."   www.belmont.edu/gradenglish/faculty/dale_corinne.html

Yoga at the Greater Bluefield Community Center is advertised in the 2006 and 2007 Bluefield College Lady Rams Softball Media Guide:

For the full list of other colleges: