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Spiritual Wellness


Raquel Atienza, certified instructor of PraiseMoves® and ministry leader, offers "the Christian alternative to yoga," a dynamic and static stretching exercise with Scripture.

History and Foundation of PraiseMoves®

Laurette Willis, founder and director of PraiseMoves®, was a student and teacher of yoga for 22 years. After rededicating her life to Christ in 1987, she abandoned her practices in yoga and the new age thinking. Fourteen years later in 2001, she realized the need to develop a Christ-centered alternative to a self-centered spiritual practice. For the next 2 years, she started praying, studying, and developing the PraiseMoves postures. She recalls, "I wondered how I might exercise the body while praising God, how I might meditate on Scripture while stretching the body-- moving in praise to God. Praising and moving...PraiseMoves! When I mentioned the idea to my husband, the first words out of his mouth were, 'Well, praise moves God!' Yes! And praise moves us closer to God as well."

PraiseMoves® Foundation Scripture

"For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:20

PraiseMoves® in the News

Time Magazine

Newsweek Magazine

Charisma Magazine

Today's Christian Women Magazine

Christianity Today Magazine

The Times Magazine