Holy Yoga EXPOSED!

Emergent Watch takes a close look at the  so-called Christian ministry of “Holy Yoga”. Holy Yoga has been around since 2005, and is the brainchild of Brooke Boon. This group came to our attention when it was discovered it was being brought into local churches in Orange County, CA. Since at least 2013, it has been a regular “ministry” at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, and Mariner’s, Irvine.


 Holy Yoga has recently shown they are teaching not simply yogic postures, but the breathing exercises known as Pranayama – which is designed to awaken occult Kundalini powers. Surveying the Holy Yoga podcasts on Soundcloud, it is also discovered that they are teaching guided meditations, “Breath Prayers”, Christianized Mantra meditation, as well as contemplative spirituality.

Although they claim to “100% Jesus and 100% Yoga” – The eastern occultic concepts integral to yogic practices – such as Chakras, Niyamas, etc. – are integrated into their teachings. Even the monistic spiritual concepts associated with chanting “OM”, are accepted as valid. These occultic concepts and the doctrines they are based upon are diametrically opposed to genuine biblical Christianity.

The following is a video expose’ of “Holy Yoga”:

As has been noted by many researchers – even the yoga poses themselves are connected with demonic “gods”. Yogic postures are not simply “stretching” exercises. As has been demonstrated, what is known as “Hatha Yoga” developed within and came out of the occult “left-handed” Tantric schools of Indian practices. Everything having to do with “yoga” is very dangerous, and can never be synthesized or Christianized.

NOTE: “The things Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons!” – 1 Corinthians 10:20-21


If you know someone involved in Yoga, or other New Age/ occultic practices, pray for them and pray for a way for you to reach out to them with the truth.

3 thoughts on “Holy Yoga EXPOSED!

  1. 1blandina

    All these pagan practices have flooded the church and most pew warmers are oblivious to the fact that there is a problem. They are all so “a-okay” with it all now, like anything goes. I have one Christian friend who is sort of immature in the faith and I warn about things all the time and I warned about that too and I just get the typical response where they try to write it off as… ‘oh, it’s just this and that, really only… such and such…’ the exercise and stretching excuse. They turn a deaf ear to the fact that there is a spiritual component to it that you cannot divorce it all from, and it has a negative influence bending toward the demonic. I get so tired of that same old excuse, the same tired old lines they say trying to write it all off as ‘okay,’ when it’s not okay. No matter what you say to warn against it, they just don’t listen, it just rolls right over them. It’s come to that anything goes; yoga, interfaith, kingdom now, sin, false teaching, halloween, lgbt, paganism of any variety, violence, porn, profanity, etc. etc. and they are all ‘down with it.’ Well the fact is that God is not ‘okay with it.’ They need to repent.

  2. Beth

    I am a born-again believer, in love with Jesus. I love the word of God, which i read and chew on daily. I have been involved in a Bible-teaching church all of my “saved” life(1980- ). I have sought Yoga as a healthy way to exercise. I have practice at a local YMCA for 10 yrs. and recently have trained with Holy Yoga. I in no way have ever felt any oppression, or demonic attacks. I think you need to let people make their own decisions about such things. Some people like to dance, some people like to drink some alcohol, some people like to do Karate. It’s one of those gray areas. If it’s not for you, ok. Just because it comes from another culture does not mean you worship any other god. When the name of Jesus is lifted up, and the Holy Scriptures are meditated on, there is peace
    It has been an incredible blessing, to learn how to be still, and listen to the Lord, speak over me.

    1. Dear Beth: Yoga is NOT “exercise”. Yoga was specifically designed to facilitate “UNION” with demonic “gods”, and was developed as a spiritual practice out of the Tantric occult traditions. The occult power of Yoga cannot be separated from the physical aspects. To imagine that one could, is like thinking one can take fire to their bosom and simply be warmed, but not burned. The facts are that physical Yoga (“Hatha Yoga) is only one part of the 8-fold occultic Yogic system of Patanjali, and are intimately linked with Kundalini, and the evil practices of Tantra.

      Simply because someone hasn’t yet experienced any negative effects from these occultic practices does not mean they are safe and are harmless. One of the greatest negative effects is the spiritual deception that grows subtly in the hearts and minds of practitioners, even leading them to recruit others into their deception?

      Please see my video expose on Yoga : https://emergentwatch.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/unholy-union-yoga-and-the-new-age-in-the-church/ + Also see https://emergentwatch.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/holy-yoga-exposed/

      PS: If you’re “Listening” and “Being Still” involves contemplative practices, suspending rational thought, etc. be warned that this is nothing other than “Christianized” occultic meditation, and is very dangerous.

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