Welsh Bishop asks parish to rethink yoga ban

May 13, 2017 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink.

A Welsh bishop has asked a parish to rethink its ban on allowing yoga classes in its parish hall, saying “many people” in the Diocese of St Davids “have found practicing yoga to be of huge benefit.”

The Rt. Rev. Joanna Penberthy urged the parish pastoral council (PCC) of St David’s Church in Blaenporth to “find out more about yoga” before it banned outside groups from offering yoga classes in a repurposed parish hall. While the Church in Wales has yet to offer a statement on the compatibility of Yoga and Christianity, other denominations have investigated the matter and have urged their adherents to be cautious.

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