Holy Glow Yoga!

Last Halloween, I planned a series of glow yoga classes – simple put, yoga done in the dark while everyone wears glow stick jewelry. It’s a fun way to change up class, and I figured it would be a great way to celebrate the holiday!

For my Holy Yoga class, however, I wanted to do something different, while still respecting the possibility that my students may not observe Halloween for religious reasons.

So I planned the class around the idea of just having fun – and the idea that having fun is a good and holy thing that God wants for His children!

I used the same Halloween flow and themed poses that I developed for my secular beginners and kids classes and developed a playlist of mostly contemporary Christian songs to flow to. I ordered about 300 glow sticks off of Amazon and grabbed 2 big bags of Halloween candy for all 3 classes and away we went!

It was a HUGE hit! We laughed so much and everyone tried some poses and flow sequences that were outside their normal comfort zones, and it was just a blast! It went over so well, I don’t want to keep it to myself. So here’s the set up:

Scripture Meditation:

So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 8:15 NLT)


  1. Light it Up – for King & Country

  1. My Lighthouse- Rend Collective

  1. Fear is a Liar – Zach Williams

  1. God’s Great Dance Floor – Chris Tomlin

  1. Shake – MercyMe

  1. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us – Sidewalk Prophets

  1. Ready or Not (ft. Lecrae) – Britt Nicole

  1. Tuyo (ft. Danny Gokey & Jordin Sparks) – Social Club Misfits

  1. Best Day of My Life – American Authors

  1. Praise Like Fireworks – Rend Collective Experiment

  1. Happiness – Needtobreathe

  1. Jesus Saves – Jeremy Camp

  1. Death Where is Your Sting – Cory Asbury

  1. No Longer Slaves – Bethel Music

  1. So Will I (100 Billion X) – Hillsong UNITED

…and just for fun, at the very end, as everyone was grabbing their candy and mingling, I played this:

16. Veggie Tales (Remix) – Shama Mrema

Pose Ideas:

You can obviously do whatever works best for your class. As it was, everyone in my class was comfortable with Halloween, so I was able to share with them my silly renaming of poses to be more festive, so that’s what I’ve included below:

Skeleton/mountain pose – shake out the bones!

Take arms high in a V shape and dive into forward fold like a vampire bat

Cat/cow/puppy poses – scaredy cat

Moon salutations

Child’s pose – pumpkin pose

Dolphin (this I threw in just for fun because it’s great headstand and pincha prep! None of which we do in my classes, but just to get them thinking outside the box!)

Crow pose – scarecrow

Chair pose – witch on her broomstick

Tree pose – weeping willow, sway it back and forth in the wind

Gate pose – creaky gate

Cobblers or simple seat with a twist – owl

Corpse – mummy

Are there any other poses you can think of to theme for Halloween?

If you’re teaching kids, be sure to check out my post about kids Halloween here! You can also find inspiration for a secular class here!