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Lent Yoga Book Launch

Monday January 29 2024

Two taster sessions are taking place in coming weeks supporting the launch of a book helping to incorporate Yoga practice into the observance of Lent.

Embody Lent has been written by the Rev Pauline Steenbergen, a Church of Scotland minister and qualified Hatha Yoga instructor. It is published by Wild Goose, the resource group of the Iona Community, of which she is an associate member.

Described as a ‘holistic exploration of Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8’ (‘To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven…’), the book includes eight sessions utilising 29 yoga postures. It is designed for individuals, pairs and groups, and can be completed on a chair or mat.

Pauline, who has been practising yoga since it was recommended to help her recovery from a running injury 17 years ago, says that ‘The holistic modality of yoga offers a toolbox for more embodied wholeness, unity and peace – moment by moment … For me, Jesus-centred embodiment is the way towards better self-care, and improved relationships with others, the Earth and all living things, as well as deeper intimacy with the Source of all breath.’

The first taster session will take place online, on Zoom on Sunday January 28 at 7pm, and is free to practice live or just watch. Join with the meeting ID 836-3213-5862, passcode 854054.

The second session is at the book launch on Saturday February 17, at 3pm in the Fratry Hall at Carlisle Cathedral. Also including a conversation with Pauline, Q&A and book signing, the event is free but must be booked at

You can order the book from Wild Goose Publications

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