Jody Thomae is an ordained minister; worship leader; teacher of embodied prayer, creative worship and spirituality; and the author of Jesus In My Practice: Bringing the Questions of Jesus to My Movement, My Meditation & My Mat, as well as two books in the Bible Studies to Nurture the Creative Spirit Within series: God’s Creative Gift–Unleashing the Artist in You and The Creator’s Healing Power–Restoring the Broken to Beautiful. Her passion is to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. She is particularly interested in the reclamation of the body in the healing of trauma and other wounding events. She has over two decades of experience in in both ministry and body-oriented work and graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary with a degree in spiritual formation. Her life verse is Isaiah 50:4.
Jody has also taught wellness classes for close to 25 years and began combining faith and fitness together in 2013. Her classes are gently challenging with slow, energizing and creative flows that include essential oils and are taught with trauma-informed philosophy in mind. Jody is a Director/Ambassador for YogaFaith, Director of Education for Christian Yoga Association, a Relax and Renew® certified Restorative Yoga Teacher, a Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith teacher/trainer, and a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and the Christian Yoga Association. STUDENTS of ALL shapes, sizes and abilities are welcomed and encouraged to reach their full potential through this BEaUtiful thing called yoga and embodiment.
You can discover more about her writing and creative ministry at www.jodythomae.com. You can read more about her journey as a CHRISTian yogi here. Also, she’d love to connect on Facebook and Instagram.
YogaFaith is a Christian Yoga Association school that trains professional and knowledgeable yoga instructors with both virtual and in-person studies that center on Christ and the Word of God, while still honoring the roots and traditions of yoga. We at Yoga Faith want to intimately connect people to Christ: mind, body, spirit and soul… on and off the mat! As a YogaFaith Director, Jody is happy to talk to you about YogaFaith’s offerings. She hosts a Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith training each year at her lakeside private home studio. Feel free to visit YogaFaith to see what these kingdom-builders are up to. #JesusFirstYogaSecond
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* Shanti is Sanskrit for peace and Shalom is Hebrew for peace. Shanti Shalom is a blessing of Peace, Great Peace.