Our Mission

To train, equip, resource and empower the body of Christ to fulfill their unique God given purpose; and to live successful christian lives through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Our Vision

To create a global community of Yoga Faith ambassadors and instructors who will fulfill the great commission of making disciples throughout the earth.

What We Believe

At YogaFaith, we want to intimately connect people to Christ; mind, body, spirit and soul. We strive to train up world class leaders as well as redeem biblical principles for God’s glory. Our teachings are centered on the Bible, the complete and authoritative Word of God acts as our guide in all that we do and seek. (Mark 12:28­32, Isaiah 61).

Our Story

YogaFaith was born out of a 21 day fast that founder Michelle Thielen embarks on at the beginning of every year. God led her to Mark 12:30. “Worship the Lord with all your might, with all your strength, with all your being.” This is YogaFaith. We are simply worshiping the Lord with our whole being. Acts. 17:28 Says that in Him we move, we live, we breathe, and we have our being. Whether we are washing dishes, lifting weights, taking a zumba class, or simply stretching, we glorify our maker with everything He has given us. Romans 12:2 reminds us to take our everyday coming and goings, and offer it up as worship and prayer.

At the core of YogaFaith’s mission is our steadfast efforts to end human trafficking and modern day slavery in this generation. Our mission trips, fundraising, store products and event profits do directly to anti trafficking efforts; Raising awareness, rescue of victims, working with survivors and changing laws to protect the survivor and punish abusers. YogaFaith is also passionate about helping homeless, mental health, domestic abuse survivors, sexual abuse survivors, addiction and recovery communities, as well as prison populations. Here we are Lord, send us.

In January of 2019 YogaFaith celebrated its 6th-year anniversary!

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Meet Michelle Thielen, Founder of YogaFaith

Called the Yoga Pastor, Michelle Thielen is a speaker, author of Stretching Your Faith and traveling yogi who has been teaching for over 20 years and logged over 25,000 teaching hours. A student of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experience (SE), and Eric Walrabenstein’s therapy for psychological wounds, Michelle is passionate about helping the world heal from trauma to live a life of purpose. She is also Certified with the American Council of Exercise, a Registered Master Trainer with the Yoga Alliance as well as an educator and Master Trainer with the Christian Yoga Association.

As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainer, Michelle has been instrumental in aiding with the restoration of those who suffer from trauma, intense anxiety or depression into healing and freedom. She travels around the world aiding in the rescue efforts of human traffick victims as well as raising awareness about the epidemic.

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 NIV