Prayerful Yoga

e Oceanview church family is deeply committed to prayer. We find that one expression of prayer God uses is “Prayerful Yoga”. 

Prayerful Yoga is a centered time of meditation joined with the physical experience of motion and energy. It can be a great blessing on our journey of life and faith. There are many different ways to engage in yoga and we especially want to encourage folks new to yoga to feel comfortable in beginning this journey with us.

“Prayerful Yoga” is a ministry that is outward focused. For this reason we pray for the needs of our community and encourage active expressions of grace to others in our world.Our Prayerful Yoga mission statement is to create a sacred and prayerful space where students can release limiting self-beliefs, listen to their hearts and be true to themselves and their own yoga practice.

You can contact the Prayerful Yoga team at:

Rainsford (Rance) Deware, RYT

Rance was first introduced to yoga at 69 years young. He was immediately inspired to continue practicing. Now, six years later, Rance is a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher. He looks forward to sharing his desire for yoga and its spiritual aspects with others by being compassionate and caring in a safe environment. “Prayerful Yoga” at Oceanview United Methodist Church hopes to create an atmosphere that deepens our faith by calming the mind, body and soul.

Gina Schlueter, RYT

Gina started practicing in her early 20’s. Over the years she was busy raising a family and working, but still found the time to return to her mat. She discovered that “Yoga” brought a sense of calmness and balance to all of life’s ups and downs, and wanted to share that realization with others. She became certified as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance and a Chair Yoga Workshop. Gina is drawn to teaching beginners where she can plant the seed (bija), and introduce all the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that yoga has to offer.

Beth A. Green, 200 RYT, RPYT, ACE Group Fitness

Beth Green is an 200 RYT, RPYT (prenatal yoga), Rainbow Children and Families Yoga Teacher, Ageless Grace™ Educator, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Senior Fitness Specialist and Reiki Healer. She has completed additional training for Connected Warriors, Adaptive Yoga, Chair Yoga and Fitness, Silver Sneakers, FLEX, and aqua fitness. She is registered with Yoga Alliance and the American Council of Exercise Professionals. 

Beth’s approach to fitness instruction is simple: make it fun, make it accessible and be kind to yourself! Exercise should be a part of your day that you look forward to. Beth designs classes and private sessions that reach toward your goals by incorporating traditional yoga, cardio and strength training and meditation.

Casey E. Hurlburt, RYT 200

Casey is a yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist. She began practicing at age 18, first drawn to it for the physical benefits. Not long after beginning her practice, she started to understand the spiritual and emotional benefits as well. What Casey values most about yoga is its ability to empower people to inhabit their own bodies and psyches and really get to know themselves. This knowledge of oneself is the most important part of self-healing.