sozo and somaticsSOZO | WHAT IS IT?

Sozo is an all-encompassing Greek word, used was used over a hundred times in the New Testament. It is defined as; HEALS, RESTORES, DELIVERS AND MAKES WHOLE. Sozo is a deliverance and freedom ministry in which the main aim is to get to the root of the things hindering your personal connection to each part of the Trinity; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to establish, or re-establish abundance in every area of your life.

YogaFaith has witnessed numerous miracles in the physical, spiritual, and mental realms since our inception in 2013. In the time of questioning and doubting God if we were on the right path, it was the witnessing of manifested miracles that kept us going. When Sozo is established, you can walk in the destiny to which God has called you!

You and I are an integral part of a deliverance ministry and smack-dab in the middle of a miraculous move of God through the gift of a mind, body and spirit modality. Yoga is quite different than any other physical exercise because it incorporates the mind, body, and spirit. YogaFaith is a Christ centered practice of mind, body, spirit and I like to include the soul as well! It’s all encompassing just like Sozo is translated, Wholeness on every level through the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.

Anytime we see miracles, they point to the supernatural power of resurrection-the same power is active within us, but are we using it? We know Jesus said we would do greater works than He (John 14:12-14). He also told us exactly how to pray and that is to bring Heaven to Earth (Matthew 6:10). We are to bring the SUPERnatural, the Heavenly and Spiritual realms down here to earth…every single day! “Your Kingdom come, YOUR will be done here on earth as it is in Heaven!”

God’s kids should be living in true freedom. This is what Jesus has provided through his death and resurrection. It is what is rightfully ours!

  1. Salvation
  2. Healing
  3. Restoration
  4. Deliverance
  5. Wholeness.


Somatic exercises, or somatic experiences, envelops a personal sensory awareness and motor control of the brain and body connection. In simple terms, somatic is defined as; ‘having to do with the body. It’s the awareness of physical body sensations. You can see it can be a very broad spectrum of definitions and various therapies. Somatic therapy is known to focus on the psychological aspects of physical or mental illness and is highly beneficial for those who suffer from traumatic incidents.

Oftentimes, I think of Somatics as the practice of unlearning what has been learned; and remembering what has been forgotten.

Somatics remind us that we are responsible for taking care of our whole beings. In the business, anxiety, and constant tension we carry in today’s world, somatics teach us how to maintain health, youth, and flexibility through the control of our thoughts, speech, and body movements.

Typically, any experienced trauma gets ‘stuck’ in the body and can reside there throughout our lifespan. Somatic exercises can help ‘move trauma’ out of the body.

The most fundamental aspect of our Central Nervous System (the brain and the spinal column), includes structure and function, a sensory division, and a motor division.

From the brain down the spine to the tailbone, the sensory nerves emerge from the back side of the spine and the motor nerves emerge from the front. Everything we sense within the body and everything outside of our bodies comes into our brain through the sensory nerves. Every movement we make flows out of the brain, down through the spine by way of the motor nerves.

Sensory controls: Perception of the world and ourselves.

Motor nerves control: Movements in the world and within by means of attachments to the muscles of the skeleton and viscera.

When something goes wrong with the sensory-motor functions, our lives are fundamentally diminished. If our sensory perception is dimmed, we can no longer control our bodies or actions. If motor control is dulled, our ‘feedback’ becomes confused, and actions are limited and inefficient. When one system breaks down the other follows. This is a serious matter and causes deterioration of our life, often at a rapid rate.

The good news is this can be reversed and healed through the hope of Jesus and His shed bled for our healing.

He himself carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we would be dead to sin and live for righteousness. Our instant healing flowed from His wounding. I Peter 2:24, TPT


YogaFaith’s Sozo and Somatic Ministry was developed by Michelle Thielen who has experienced the true healing that comes from both Sozo and Somatic practices. As a trauma specialist and a student of Peter Levine, she began to combine both techniques in her trainings with trauma patients. She developed a program that is steeped in biblical truth and learned at the foot of the cross.

YF Sozo and Somatics begin with true and complete surrender. These individual techniques can bring about healing but when practiced with Christ at the center, often in the physical presence of the foot of the cross, Michelle noticed the healing and complete transformation of those who suffered from years of trauma.

“There is a flowing of the blood the Jesus that carries the trauma and pain out of the body and spirit, directly into the hands of God-He takes it from you!”

This program has four parts. Jesus, YogaFaith, Sozo and Somatics.  It is the combination of Jesus’ shed blood that ALREADY has healed us-YogaFaith techniques, Sozo Ministry and Christ-Centered Somatics.


There is no place the enemy can hide with this victorious combination. Nowhere for demons, pain, and trauma to reside, each are evicted once and for all! Everything is brought to light and conquered, sometimes in just one session!

YF Sozo and Somatics will:

  • Recover full use of functions that the enemy of your soul has restricted
  • Reclaim the Lordship of Christ in areas previously used by the enemy for his purposes
  • Help you reach fulfillment where before you experiences trauma, hurt, frustration, disappointment, hopelessness, and abandonment
  • Elevate your spiritual understanding and usefulness for the glory of God
  • Return you to a victorious life of abundance, your rightful place through Christ

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will (Eph. 1:4-5). And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory (Eph. 1:13-14). For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Eph. 2:10)

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