Lenten DoxaSoma Devotional

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We’re excited to let you know that our Lenten Devotional is now available from a variety of sources!

Walk with us through the 40 days of Lent to get your focus right as we approach Easter. Like our other devotionals you will take one position each day, have a scripture verse on which to focus and then journal your thoughts. You’ll be building your practice, your prayer life and your perspective.

We hope you enjoy it!

Pick up the eBook version here

Amazon (kindle version)

Sellfy (kindle and pdf)

iBooks (.mobi)

Or get the paperback copy here on Amazon.




Interval training has long been a tried and true method in the fitness world. Alternating periods of rest with work for varying lengths, according to what the client needs, is a great way to bring about health and fitness goals. The latest trend in this sort of training is called High Intensity Interval Training or “HIIT.” It’s the same concept upon which programs like Tabata and CrossFit are built. They can be incredibly effective!

At DoxaFit we’re rolling out a new program for one’s DoxaSoma practice. Called, DoxaSoma: Intensity, the program will cycle through a handful of positions using “intensifiers” for each position such as changing the arm or foot position, adding hand weights or deepening the pose and follow those with moments of Prayer Breathing, Prayer Position and gentle Chara stretches.

The focus for our Intensity program comes from the book of 1 Chronicles,

“Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.” -1 Chron 27

In each of the “intense” cycles we breathe, remember the strength of our Creator and focus on building up and during each of the “rest” cycles we flow into breathing in His goodness and His joy, thankful for God’s presence!

We hope you’ll take a moment to check out one of our new classes ONLINE at PowHow! You can join in for the class live with a webcam and mic on your computer or you can watch the video later! We’d love to hear your feedback.

Classes begin April 2nd!

Classes begin April 2nd!

Chicago Spring Instructor Workshop

Join us in Chicago, IL for a two day instructor Training Workshop.  This year we have changed our training schedule so that we could open up the sessions to people who may want to deepen their practice (or BEGIN a practice!) as well as those who plan to teach DoxaSoma.

For this reason we will have a number of options for participation and cost levels for this workshop:

Certification Level $220 This level is geared toward the participant who wishes to become certified as an Instructor.  All sessions are required and follow up mentoring is included.  This training includes  the DoxaSoma instructor Manual.

Re-certification Level $110 This level is geared toward the participant who has already taken the Level 1 certification training but has not finished their training.  They may retake the training at the reduced cost.  This training  does not include DoxaSoma instructor Manual.  Replacement manuals are available at an additional cost of $20. (color manual $30.)

Current Instructor Level $35 per day This level is only open to Current Certified Instructors of DoxaSoma.  This workshop satisfies the yearly CEC requirement for DoxaSoma Instructors.

Day Pass $75 per day This pass is best suited for someone who’d like to pick and choose sessions which hold the greatest interest for them or who choose to only come one of the two days of the workshop. These sessions will not count toward certification.   Manuals are available for purchase at an additional cost of $20.

We have a great lineup of sessions.  Some examples are:

Session: Opening Session/Class

(90 min)

This session covers the origins of DoxaSoma, gives introductions of it’s developer, Angela Doll Carlson and will open the Workshop weekend with a DoxaSoma class that aims to open communication with your body while offering praise of your Creator.

Session: Understanding the DoxaSoma Body

(60 minutes)

In this session we will explore Basic Anatomy and Physiology so that we can better understand the remarkable creation of the human body.  We will cover the principles of strength training (how muscle is built) and flexibility training (how muscle flexibility is gained)

Session: Building a DoxaSoma Practice (Deep Stretch)

(45 minutes)

In this session we will spend time examining the deep stretches DoxaSoma classes and individual practices can offer that is vital to muscle balance and recovery as well as stress relief.

Session: Building a DoxaSoma Practice (Basic Positions)

(60 minutes)

In this session we explore “transitional” movements in DoxaSoma, moving positions, rest positions and arm positioning.  We will also cover the basic guidelines for safe movement in DoxaSoma practice.

Register ONLINE here!

Chicago Instructor Workshop

In case you had not gotten the information in the latest newsletter we will be holding our next Instructor Workshop in Chicago on June 5th and 6th.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

For more detailed information as well as the tentative schedule and the sessions offered visit http://doxasoma.com/chicagoworkshop.html

This year we’re offering different levels of participation. You may attend both days and begin the certification process, you may attend only one day or just a few sessions! It’s up to you.

Hope to see you there in June!


Think today about how you move…when you move…how often you move.

What “actions” speak most of your life?

I go up and down the stairs… A LOT… in a given day. (I think this is why I despise the Stairmaster at the gym…bleh.)

I pick up small children and carry them around.

I do the laundry….yes, every day and honestly I question how that is even possible.

I run after the kids. Literally. I often am running after them.

I clean my house.

I stretch…everyday and many times a day. Each time I stretch I really do find a place of rest, reflection and meditation…even if the stretch is only a moment or two.

While I do not do a structured workout every single day of the week I try to get one in at least 3-4x.

How do you move in a given day? Reflect upon that today. How can you move more? How can you gain strength for those movements?

Let’s say this, let’s make this fitness agreement you and I: We’re not going to try to become someone else in our quest to be fit…we’re going to try to support the person we are already and become the best possible version of that person, yes?

Do workouts that support the children you carry, the laundry you do, the long drives and carpooling, the stress of modern life…becoming fit is about supporting you, taking care of you. Choose something today that feels as though it fits that goal.

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