MDY Quick Update!
We wanted to give a quick update on our lives and what the Lord has been doing!
Kacy has had the opportunity to teach at Fit-n-Wise and was even given the green light to teach some Devotional Yoga classes from their facility last year! Additionally, she is working on rehabilitating a hip injury and transitioning her schedule.
Pepper is in the process of adopting a 14-year-old boy. Enough said.
We would both greatly appreciate your prayers!
Read here on how we have reconciled yogic practices with our faith in Christ.
"For in Him we live, and move, and have our being."
Dear First Timer,
We want to thank you for exploring this devotional yoga thing and for giving us the opportunity to encourage you on your journey.
We'd like to share with you what we do and what you can expect when you attend a devotional yoga class. First, you can always expect to be given abundant grace to listen to your body and honor what you need. We are each in a different place along our paths. There is no rush or reason to try to keep up. This is a space for the Holy Spirit to work in you where you're at.
Second, anybody with a body can do yoga. It will be challenging at times. Practice patience. Life can throw some doozies at us and we grumble and want to move out of those uncomfortable seasons immediately. But God works and molds us in that discomfort. Don't damage yourself, but don't give up on yourself when the challenges are presented.
We practice two main functions of yoga: strengthening and restoring. In our gentle strengthening yoga classes, we gently build heat in the body, isolating muscle groups, and creating space and fluidity in the joints to bring stability to the body. Conversely, in restorative flow yoga, we use a variety of props for support and incorporate gentle, repetitive, rocking movements to improve mobility and create a space that is accessible to those with injuries and limitations, including pregnancy and those seeking deep relaxation.
Yoga Trapeze isn't for everyone, but it is a lot of fun and extremely effective for easing back pain. It is an intense workout that builds off of yoga and adds grip strength and rowing/pulling motion to develop the posterior chain muscles. Space is limited in these classes and reservations are required.
Each class looks different, but all classes are an invitation to allow the Holy Spirit to work in us. We will pray over the class and read scripture for you to meditate on. We will explore methods for using the modality of yoga to worship. And, of course, listen to worship music to encourage and help maintain focus on our intention - worshipping the Lord with our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Thank you, again, for considering how to integrate fitness into your worship. We look forward to meeting you!
~ Pepper & Kacy
Meet your instructors:
I began my journey with yoga back in 2006 when I was pregnant with orders to be very careful with my body and was unable to walk unassisted. Through yoga, I was able to regain my mobility and independence. Fast forward 12 years, I decided I wanted to use my love of yoga to help others. I chose to get my certification through Holy Yoga because it allows me to maintain Christ and my worship as my focus. I was immensely grateful for the opportunity to get intimate with yoga without compromising my relationship with the Lord. Through the modality of yoga, I have discovered a closeness with my Father that I had never before experienced, plus time to intentionally meditate on His Word, and the opportunity to practice patience in challenging places.
Kacy Tenbrook R-YT
My name is Kacy and I am so excited to jump into this Devotional Yoga journey! I am a stay-at-home mom, and I love spending time with my family.
Yoga has been a part of my life for many years. I remember my first class; it was challenging and calming all at the same time. I loved it!
In 2016, I tore my ACL. My recovery after surgery was slow and discouraging. Knowing that I could always come back to yoga gave me hope. Yoga can truly be whatever you need it to be. It’s gentle, nourishing, exhilarating, and powerful! That’s what I love about it.
I have been trained in Swedish Massage, Raindrop Therapy, Emotional Release, and Essential Oils of the Bible. Most recently, I’ve completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training! I believe that we all have something to learn from one another and we all have something to offer. Morrow Devotional Yoga is such a special ministry. I am honored to be a part of it.
I look forward to seeing you in class sometime soon!
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
Love the Lord your God with your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
~ Mark 12:30
Our goal is to live out this verse, debunking the myth that yoga has to look a certain way. Our pursuit is mindfulness in achieving beneficial poses while seeking the Holy Spirit, giving Him space to transform us. We come intentionally before our King to worship using the modality of yoga.
Our mission is to build a transformational community and live in holy anticipation through our God-given breath, minds, and mobility; to reverently posture our hearts in worship.
R e f l e c t i o n s
"I come broken and weary but leave fully restored."
We were seeking yoga classes to help with stress and anxiety, and found exactly what we needed!!! The instruction is wonderful! We are completely at ease and love the scripture reading and prayer, specific to our needs.
Pepper’s heart for coming alongside people to draw closer to God with them is so beautiful. Pepper is so passionate about using her gifts and her weaknesses for God's glory. She shares authenticity that is so rare and precious in this pretentious culture.
I was intimidated by the thought of joining a yoga class because I’d never done it before but yet I needed it for health reasons. I saw a flyer for Morrow Devotional Yoga, reached out, and Pepper actually came to my house the first time to instruct me. We hit it off immediately as we shared our stories. I never was made to feel less than because I had no experience. She gently walked me through it. Later, we formed a class at my church. A staff member attended and gave us the stamp of approval as it truly is glorifying to God. Pepper has helped us worship in a new way through offering a devotion to ponder, praise music, prayer, and stretching. Our attendees come from all different experience levels but she tailored it so that we’d all be able to practice as we’re comfortable. One of our attendees has said that after a class, she always feels relaxed like she just got a massage.
Morrow Devotional Yoga is such an awesome ministry.
Enter Kacy. It’s neat to look back and see how God orchestrated our meeting at a homeschool book fair that Pepper and I were both attending. What I didn’t know was that she and Pepper would later start attending yoga training together. Recently, when Pepper mentioned a guest instructor, I didn’t realize it would be Kacy! She’s precious. Having just attended my first class with her instructing, I can say that it was such a pleasant experience. First of all, I don’t think she ever stopped smiling! She’s definitely in her element and loves the Lord and believes that He can use yoga as an instrument to help people. She is a gifted instructor also, as I received the same caliber worship and stretching experience that I’ve grown accustomed to.
Try Morrow Devotional Yoga. You won’t be disappointed.
Melissa F. MDY student since August 2020