Surrender Novena Day 1

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30 minute hour glass38 min
Level Level 1
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconTekla

Begin your 9-day journey to peace with this slow, steady, and mindful 39-minute workout. Ease into the class by coming into a comfortable cross-legged seated position where you will focus on your breath, thoughts of gratitude, and being present to God. Tekla’s calm, gentle voice will lead you through a series of feel-good stretches to warm up your body and release any tension you may be holding in your neck or back. Then you’ll transition to a plank and chest lift series to work your entire core, shoulders, chest, and glutes. Build strength in your legs with side lunges, Lunge 2, reverse Lunge 2, side reach, calf raises, and a full squat. As you lie in reclined inner thigh stretch for the long hold, allow the words of the Surrender Novena prayer to sink into your heart, mind, and soul. The Scriptures throughout the class will awaken in you a spirit of trust in God, and the meditation during the final resting pose will invite you to place your anxiety and stress in Jesus’ loving arms.

Physical Focus:

Balanced

Spriritual Focus:

Surrendering everything to God

Meditation:

Surrender Novena Day 1

Patron Saint:

St. Mother Theodore Guerin

Music:

Surrender, J’abandonne tout, Alles überlasse ich Jesus, by Francesca LaRosa (www.francescalarosa.com), Resurrexi-Introit, by The Nobertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey (www.stmichaelsabbey.com)