Nicole Havelka, Instructor

We all believe many things about how we should relate to our friends, family, and strangers, but we are not always able to live them out. Every day circumstances and stressors prevent us from fully realizing the ideals we imagine for ourselves and our relationships. Join us for these series of yoga classes in which we will grow closer to realizing our “best selves” by identifying those beliefs, then helping them come to life by identifying common stressors and learning simple techniques that bring mind, body and spirit into alignment. We grow into our best selves by accepting where we are in any given moment, challenging ourselves to grow and learning from failure.

Living Your Beliefs 
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays
October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14
First Congregational Church UCC
Cost: $72 (pre-registration for all 6 classes) $15/class suggested drop-in rate*
Call the church to register – 614-228-1741 or email home@first-church.org
Questions? Email Nicole Havelka

Identify your most cherished beliefs and learn yogic and other spiritual practices that will help you bring those beliefs to life in the world. Learn simple breathing techniques and relaxing movement that will help you develop your own at-home spiritual practices that will help you embody your beliefs in day-to-day life.

Weekly themes:

Week 1 — Identifying Beliefs and Setting Intentions
Week 2 — Exploring your Intentions
Week 3 — Forming Intentions into Actions
Week 4 — Moving through Stressors
Week 5 — Sitting with Discomfort
Week 6 — Embodying Your Best Self

*We are committed to making these classes accessible to all. Cost is a suggestion only. We welcome anyone regardless of what they can pay. If you are able to pay more, we also welcome your donations to allow others to attend for free or lower cost.

About the Instructor

Rev. Nicole Havelka has been integrating yoga into her practice as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ for the past 13 years. While serving as a chaplain to at-risk youth, she competed a 200-hour teacher training in Chicago in 2008. She now currently serves as Minister for Resourcing, Networking and Creativity for the Ohio Conference United Church of Christ. You’ll find her on her mat as often as possible in her spare time. An extension of her yoga practice, she swims, bikes and runs in triathlons. She loves exploring the spiritual dimensions of these physical practices and applying them to her work with local churches.

Connect with Nicole by “Liking” her Facebook page, following her on Twitter (@revnhavelka), Pinterest and Instagram. Read her blog.