Sabbath-ing: Live Lead and Play From a Place of Rest

Join us for a 2-day event April 10-11th, 2021

Learn from many expert speakers how you can enter your God-given right to rest! The heavy burdens will be lifted and you will travel light – with a peace that this world cannot give. You’re invited to live a life of Sabbathing!

Celebrate our 8th Anniversary with us and this {virtual} training. This training includes 14 sessions and 7 hours of Continued Education.

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YogaFaith’s 8th Anniversary & Annual Leadership Summit

Join us as we virtually celebrate our 8th year in ministry with a vital message from an incredible panel of expert leaders, YF Ambassadors, pastors and authors.

4/10/2021 11am-2:45pm
4/11 online anytime


You will be tremendously blessed by our panel of speakers and Holy Spirit downloads. Many come with a prophetic word and wisdom to live by today.

Sat. 4/10

11:00am-11:15am Welcome and Worship

11:15am-11:45am Derek & Michelle Thielen: Sabbath Heart Sabbath Life

11:45am-12:15pm Valena Claiborne: Breaking Your Devotion to Busyness

12:15pm-12:45 MaryAnn Sander: Sabbath Revolt, Taking Back Our God-given Call to Rest

1:00pm-1:30pm Intermission with Dj Taz and Michelle: Playtime {Gentle Slow Flow YogaFaith}

1:35pm-2:00pm Melanie Gardner: Flowing with Him

2:00pm-2:30pm Tim Hooper: Sabbath-ing

2:30pm-2:45pm Ambassador of the Year: Amy Kuscsik

Sun. 4/11 Online:

Michelle Schaffer: 5 Things Required of a Biblical Leader

Chris Singleton: A Way In or a Way Out

Shannon Henshaw: Living in the Fullness of Grace and Favor

Amy Kuscsik: Dear Self, Let’s Break Up

Charla Anderson: Sitting at His Feet

Monette Benjamin: Available to Jesus

Sally McAteer: Practice the Pause


Derek & Michelle Thielen
Derek & Michelle ThielenFounders of YogaFaith
January of 2013 was the 2nd 21-day fast the Thielen’s embarked on when they heard knew they were to begin YogaFaith. 8 years later they have a word for you-it’s time to set the plow aside, cease from striving and begin abiding.
Sabbath Heart Sabbath Life
Valena Claiborne
Valena ClaiborneExecutive Pastor of CU Church
Published author who drew from her life experiences of marriage and motherhood, her first book, Single Mom Gracious God, is a devotional that brings encouragement, hope, and joy to single moms. Valena will be sharing a vital message of becoming un-busy.
Breaking Your Devotion to Busyness
Tim Hooper
Tim HooperFounder of Energy4Sales
Tim Hooper is a sales & leadership trainer, founder of Energy4Sales platform, keynote speaker and 4-time author of the GotEnergy? series. Tim and his wife recently experienced God’s miracle power. Through faith and waiting Tim has a word on trust and rest.
Amy Kuscsik
Amy KuscsikYF Lead Trainer and Ambassador of the Year
Since 2012 she has taught primarily yoga in nearby communities where she resides in Ohio. Her practice has evolved into one that focuses on healing the body and spirit though body work, primarily through somatics and embodied movements. These modalities have forever shaped her testimony and personal ministry to help others get on a path of natural healing the way Christ intended. She will also be announcing the Ambassador of the year.
Dear Self, Let’s Break Up
Michelle Schaffer
Michelle SchafferFounder and CEO of Girl Power Alliance
AUthor of ReDefined- Turning Adversity Into Your Advantage and The Residual Life, Michelle Schaffer is a Biblical Leadership Expert, the Founder of The Radiant Leadership Academy and Girl Power Alliance. Her drive is powered by Christ. She believes the world is served at the highest levels when women are empowered to pursue their God-given dreams and are bold in their faith. She has a now word for you if you’re ready to receive it!
5 Things Required of a Biblical Leader
Christ Singleton
Christ SingletonESPN Host, Former MLB Player
Former Chicago White Sox player and ESPN Host, Chris knows the importance of staying healthy and whole; physically, mentally, and spiritually. He is a certified health & nutrition coach, energy medicine specialist, and holistic health advocate. He is passionate about alternative therapies to those battling cancer, recovering from a stroke, and trying to heal from surgery. He understands how powerful plant medicines can be, especially when an individual combines them with a positive outlook and a genuine faith in God.
A Way Out or A Way In
Melanie Gardner
Melanie GardnerYogaFaith Sales Coordinator
Melanie has been a part of Childrens, Womens, Marriage and Leadership ministry for the past 20 years. She is passionate about families, marriages and helping people understand all the Lord has for them.

In 2018, she became a Registered YogaFaith Trainer, R-YFT, and soon after YF Sales Coordinator. You will be tremendously blessed by her as she delivers a prophetic word to you!

Flowing with Him
Shannon Henshaw
Shannon HenshawFounder of Divine Horse Reflections
Shannon is an advanced certified Equine Facilitated Learning Coach and owner of Divine Horse Reflections. She brings a deep spiritual connection, strong compassion, and the love and respect of horses together to offer people a profound experience that supports them in rediscovering themselves in ways that can have a profound impact within their lives. She is a YogaFaith Master Trainer, Ambassador and teaches YogaFaith combined with equine therapy. Shannon brilliantly teaches how to manifest dreams.
Living in the Fullness of Grace and Favor
Sally McAtter
Sally McAtterCreative Director of YF University
Founder of SallysMat, YogaFaith Lead Trainer and Creative Director of YF University (YFU), Sally leads a full life being a wife, mom and leader. She has been teaching Yoga since 2015 and her journey on and off the mat continues to grow. She is a Certified Yogafaith Instructor with over 500 hours of training, registered with the Christian Yoga Association and brings an anointed word to each of her yoga classes. She has a timely word for you as she teaches practical ways to practice the pause.
Practice the Pause
Monette Benjamin, YF Director
Monette Benjamin, YF DirectorFounder of Joy Yoga Faith
International YogaFaith Director and Ambassador Monette Benjamin’s yoga experience began as a way to have a study break and get some exercise, but as she continued to attend classes, she realized that the time on her mat was very meaningful; it became powerful way to connect with God.

“I began to notice that so many principles of yoga reflect God and his desire for us to be whole in body, soul and spirit. Thus began my search for Christian Yoga, and I am so elated to be a part of the YogaFaith family!”

Available to Jesus
Charla Anderson
Charla AndersonEducator and R-YFMT 500
A graduate of the University of Houston and the University of Tennessee for Human Ecology – Nutrition and a Registered YogaFaith Master Trainer at the 500 hour, Charla Anderson is an incredible blessing to all who meet her. Currently enrolled in YF Dance and Embodiment while working towards her YF Yoga Therapy Certification, Charla is passionate about helping others find true healing.
You will be blessed as she shares insight on the beauty and power that comes from taking your rightful position of rest and sitting at your Fathers feet.
Sitting At His Feet


Join a fun, gentle YogaFaith intermission led by Michelle with live music by DJ Taz Rashid

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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis