What does Yoga Magnificat mean?

Pronounced: mag-ni-fi-kaht

When I started teaching yoga, I wanted a studio name that would reflect the heart of my passion for yoga. The word Magnificat is latin for Magnifies. It is also the name of the song Mary sings in Luke 1:39-56, on being blessed to carry Jesus and reflecting this blessing back to God. In essence, the Magnificat means "My soul magnifies the Lord." Yoga Magnificat, then, means "yoga that magnifies the Lord."

In my personal practice, yoga can become a moving meditation and prayer. I'll take the Psalms and move with the words until they sink deeper than head-knowledge. For me, I need the physical to help me embody and carry the Scriptures into the soul.

If you're interested, I offer a donation-based Christ-centred class once a month, called YogaFaith

So there you have it. If you have a similar story or questions about my faith, yoga or anything else, please feel free to contact me!


YogaFaith is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance, which I attended in March 2016, and received my 200-hour registered yoga teacher designation  and R-YFT (Registered YogaFaith Teacher).  As one of the few Christian yoga schools registered with Yoga Alliance, YogaFaith's focus is always "Jesus First, Yoga Second." To read more of its mission statement, please visit  www.YogaFaith.org.