Thank you, Dr. Laurette, for everything you are doing to bring out the Truth about Yoga. As you know, the Word says “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” Well, you are doing your best to educate the body of Christ and hopefully many others about the true source behind Yoga and that there is a beautiful alternative – PraiseMoves!
I have soooooo enjoyed this training and how the Spirit of the Lord flows through you to us. Thank you for your dedication to this ministry that is so desperately needed on the earth at this critical moment in time.
–Anita Price, CPI, Jamestown, NY
Hi there, I want to share a little testimony but, in reality, it is a great testimony. As I was teaching my dog groomer the postures for my recertification, I backed up a little and showed her how to do CBA (Correct Body Alignment) or Mount Zion first and taught Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing that we do.
Unbeknown to me, Colinda was implementing CBA all day long between lessons and was memorizing what she learned.
She has had scoliosis her whole life since she is a child. She is probably close to 40. As she followed each step as are taught in Mount Zion manual, her back was relieved. The chiropractor and other professionals told her to walk straight all the time but, no one told her how to do it. All the little steps we do in each posture in PraiseMoves have great value.
As she practiced Mount Zion, she stopped having pain in her lower back and as a bonus, she stopped looking down on the ground when she walks. She looked down because she was afraid of falling.
I had no idea she had these issues. You never know who you will help. Our God is a big God. She is going to keep learning PraiseMoves. I am very happy. God is good! Isn’t awesome when He does great things when we follow His lead.
Dr. Laurette Willis – I have recently dug out my notes from our call after a webinar you had shared freely.
I wanted you to know that your sweetly spoken scriptural affirmations over me had an impact! I had 5 bullet points that I had written down to achieve, and I have either accomplished or I am in-process on all of them.
I am thankful that God is alive and chooses to work with His people, and that He has servants like you who are faithful to share His truth with others.
Blessings to you!
“I have been doing PraiseMoves for over a year, and I introduced my girlfriend, Toby, and her daughter to it also. I then bought another DVD for my sister-in-law.
“I have noticed that I am a lot more flexible when I keep up with doing the DVD consistently. If I have had a long period where I haven't done it, the first time I start up again my upper arms ache the next day from reaching up over my head, behind my ears. I also find that when I exercise, my every-day movements are much more comfortable. I am getting better and better at things like balance and my ability to stretch farther and farther. I also don't get as winded as I used to when I first started.”
—Bev Campese, Washington
“Recently I purchased your PraiseMoves ~ Christian Alternative to Yoga DVD. Thank you so very much for the workout! I have used workout DVDs that incorporate yoga, but never felt comfortable because of the concept of yoga.
“Our exercise class at my church is able to use the DVD and we all truly enjoy the scripture and Christian songs playing in the background. Thank you again and may God continue to bless your ministry.”
—Nancy Tomasini, and the ladies of the Elmendorf Baptist Church in Elmendorf, TX
“I can't believe it! I just put on a pair of jeans I couldn't wear before. Thanks for your support.”
—Susan in Colorado
Certified PraiseMoves Instructor (CPI) who teaches PraiseMoves at a Christian High School writes:
“This high school class is AMAZING!!! They are all so FOCUSED…even the PE Director is doing the class with us. They LOVE PraiseMoves and one of the 17 year-old boys talked to me about wanting to become a CPI!!! One H.S. girl asked her Foreign Language teacher if she could skip out of that class and sneak into the PE class and do PraiseMoves…and he let her. She was so excited!!
“The High Schoolers were talking it up so much that the Jr. High kids asked the PE Director if I would teach PraiseMoves to them, too…so I am!!! Jr. High is a little tougher than High School but it's MY PRIVILEGE to share all that Scripture with the youth!! Things are going better than I prayed for!
“Yesterday they canceled school due to snow and it was right before the PE class. One of the girls in the class came up to me and said, ‘I can't believe they canceled school before PraiseMoves. That's the main reason I came to school today!’ HOW ABOUT THAT!!???!!???
“Some of the kids are asking me about joining my regular PraiseMoves class on Thursdays with their moms. HOW FUN IS THAT?” (Note: All we can say is all glory and praise goes to the Lord Jesus Christ! Hallelujah!)
—CPI in Mid-Western USA
“This workout is great. It is energizing to your body, mind & soul. This is the 1st workout video I have ever purchased.
“Most workout videos are body beautiful people in their skimpy clothes. That is just not for me & is the reason I have never purchased one. This workout with Laurette Willis & friends is very inspiring to get up & move your body, renew your mind, be happy, smile, think on scripture from the Bible & praise God. And she ends the workout with a peaceful relaxation time for your mind & body while she talks to you about God. It will leave you feeling wonderful!
“The 50 min. workout goes by so fast but if I'm running short on time I'll do the 20 min. workout. I highly recommend this DVD to anyone wanting to improve their health & mind.”
“Since I started doing PraiseMoves only 3 months ago, I have experienced a dramatic decrease in neck and shoulder pain and muscle inflammation. My work as an RN puts extra stress on these muscles through lifting patients, computer work and just the general stress that comes with the job. I have found that the gentle stretches and relaxation are just what I needed to relieve this stress and muscle tension. My posture has also improved and I find that my clothes fit better because of the toning I have experienced.
“More than all the physical benefits that PraiseMoves has given me, I have found that I can truly feel the presence of the LORD as I worship Him during the postures. I am able to completely clear the “clutter” of the day from my mind and focus my mind, body and spirit on the LORD and commune with Him on a greater level.
—Ann Sibinski, R.N., Kansas
“Thank you for rescuing me. As I write you to you, it is hard to see the screen through the tears in my eyes. I was just researching how to start a business and was interested in a yoga center. I have practiced yoga during pregnancy and at the YMCA.
“As a Christian since 1997, I was always uncomfortable with the Hindu references, but I really felt the physical benefits of the stretching. So, like so many in the West, I ‘didn't see anything wrong with it. It's just exercises right?’ THANK YOU for your marvelous testimony of enlightenment and grace. What a remarkable truth you have shared with me.
“Thank you for keeping this young Christian mom away from ‘things offered to idols.’ Bless you dear sister. When God opens the door, I pray I can open a PraiseMoves Studio in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Maybe we'll meet one day.
“With much love and prayers,
—Cozette Brown, Jacksonville, Florida
“During the 18 weeks of training (at Woodland Heights Baptist Church), we worked through 10 weeks of BASIC class (using the BASIC Steps to Godly Fitness book). To this point: your 21-Day Step-UP program has proven tough for all, tummy curfew is discussed almost weekly, we all strive to eat breakfast and drink a lot of water. Supplements are a popular topic and we are well acquainted with the daily routine of the sumo wrestler (thanks for showing us what NOT to do!). We understand the importance of forgiveness and the dangers of stress.
“BASIC Steps has been a fitting study for our Rock Runner mission statement: ‘To be fit – both spiritually and physically – prepared to answer God’s call whenever it comes.’
“Most importantly they do answer that call – seven of our group leave this Saturday for a week of mission work in Honduras. Thank you!”
—Bill Doshier, Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Conway, AR (rockrunners.org)
“Dear Laurette, It gives me great pleasure to share my story about PraiseMoves! My grandson, Shane, who was 6yrs old at the time, was spending the night. I decided to do my PraiseMoves workout and he stayed in the room and did it with me. Very cute. At the end when you gave the Invitation (to receive Jesus Christ as Savior), even though I accepted our Lord years ago, I decided to listen to what you had to say.
“Shane sat down on the carpet next to me and listened also. When you were done he offered, ‘When I'm seven I'm going to do that.’
“He is now 8yrs old. About 1 month ago we were working on putting hygiene packets for the homeless together and I asked him if he ever told the Lord Jesus he wanted to receive him as his Lord and Savior. He said, ‘Yes, I told you I was going to do it when I turned seven. On my birthday I did it in the bathtub.’
“I asked him if he had told anyone and he said not until now. I told him Jesus wanted him to tell others he had accepted him as his Lord and Savior and by telling me he had been obedient to Jesus in this.
“I will be eternally grateful to you Laurette for your part in my grandson Shane's walk with our precious Savior. I would love to incorporate your PraiseMoves for Children workout into my very active Sunday school class of 7 and 8 year olds (currently all energetic boys) and see what God does in their little hearts also.
“God Bless your ministry!” ~ We sent Betty the PraiseMoves for Children DVD to share with her Sunday school class.
—Betty Ahlgren, Bellevue, Washington
“I am a 62 year old ‘preacher's widow’ who had polio as a child. Like most survivors, I thought the polio was gone, and I kept active to appear ‘normal.’ I exercised as strenuously as possible—not knowing I was overworking my remaining motor neurons. Now I deal with Post Polio Syndrome, which causes fatigue and weakness with everyday activities, making traditional exercising a hazard rather than a help.
“I thank God for leading me to your television program, PraiseMoves. The gentle stretches and other routines help me retain flexibility and strength. And combining these with God's Word is a special blessing to me.
“I have purchased your DVD's to share with my grandchildren and great-grandchild. Thank you!
—Glenda G., Florida
“There have been many precious moments for me in doing this course, but a physical benefit (which I hope is the first of many) is; that I have been struggling with intense pain in my left foot from a heel spur for a few years needing opiate pain relief and other useless medications.
“Nothing medically or through physiotherapy could be done. By just re-aligning my posture with Mt Zion posture (a PraiseMoves posture) and the awareness of how I have been standing with arches collapsed, I have now been pain free for the last week. I have throughout the days been focusing on how I am standing and deliberately re-shifting my weight to the outside of my feet, strengthening my feet and calf muscles etc and re-aligning my posture.
“Part of my focus in Christian Fitness Ministry will be to work with people who deal with chronic pain,(I also have dealt with chronic back pain due to prolapsed discs for over 10 years) and I am looking forward as I use myself as a guinea pig…and through PraiseMoves see what results can be achieved.
“Baruch HaBaBaShem Adonai
“You are an amazing woman of God Laurette and I thank you for your obedience to create this ministry, not only for what the physical benefits are, but what a powerful worship and evangelism tool this is.
“Blessings – In His Love – Anika”
—Anika Leib, CPI (Queensland, Australia)
“Laurette–Thank you for your wonderful workouts. I always feel the presence of God when I practice doing my PraiseMoves.”
—Debra Gardner, Dallas, TX
“Many know that they need to be physically fit to carry, deliver and rear their babies, but so few know what a spiritually-intense event bringing another image-bearer of God into the world is – and that we need to be spiritually fit for it! There is a plethora of prenatal fitness info out there, but almost nothing with Scriptural strength and encouragement.
“I did the PraiseMoves DVD as a part of my fitness and scripture-meditation with my second child, and I just modified anything that was not pregnancy-appropriate.
“I am now expecting our third child, and using PraiseMoves (I look forward to your PreNatal PraiseMoves DVD!!!)
“Above all, I will say that the greatest benefit for me was incorporating scripture into my physical fitness, particularly meditating on scripture as I prepared to give birth. I never really realized how intertwined our spirit, soul, and body are until I began to bring them together through PraiseMoves and for the purpose of preparing for childbirth.”
—Gina A., Atlanta, GA
“As a Catholic Priest working in deliverance ministry I am delighted to see you are responding ACCURATELY to the terrible damage YOGA religion is doing especially to America. If this helps you – I always find three main spirits attached: spirit of false worship; spirit of disobedience and spirit of rebellion.
—Father Neil, Scotland
“Dear Laurette and Nola Jeanne,
“I am writing a note to you ladies to applaud you both for your knowledge of the Bible, the ability to teach us the PraiseMoves Postures and Scripture Sequences, etc. that we learn in your (Nola’s) classes.
“I came to the classes with the challenges of compression fractures of the lumbar spine, a bulging disc, and two bone spurs. I was taught how to work around the stretches and PraiseMoves in order to get the most out of the session. I cannot tell you how much the classes have improved both my life style and my health including my posture. It is wonderful to feel energized and refreshed and filled with the blessings of Scripture to learn and repeat after each session.
“I feel a need to let you know that I have now been released from the doctor because he cannot help me anymore with my bulging disc and spurs because they have decreased and the pain is basically diminished and now life is much more comfortable and I have a closer relationship with my heavenly Father. I say praise the Lord and begin another session of PraiseMoves.
“Thank you so much for the knowledge and skills that have been put into the classes, you should be mighty proud of your successes to ALL those who participate.
“God Bless you All,
—Barb Owens, Tahlequah, OK
“Thank you for this beautiful article and reminder of the importance of our Christian walk ( “Why a Christian Alternative to Yoga?” article). Very well said. You are describing the importance of not bringing about the reproach of Christ.
“I am grateful for your courage and your strong conviction of following God’s ways regardless of how they look or persecution you may face. It gives me hope and builds my faith and that is priceless. For this I am indebted to you.
“Thank you so much. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let His face shine upon you and give you peace forever.
—Janet T., St. Petersburg, FL
“I ordered a PraiseMoves DVD last year and have had fun using the DVD with my family. Even my son's friends happened to catch me using it one day. Did they laugh? A little bit, but then they jumped in and started exercising right along with me!
“I truly believe that this is a ministry and have been praying that there are others in North Carolina who have expressed an interest in starting a Fitness Ministry besides myself. In speaking with my friends about Yoga, we are all in agreement that although the moves are beneficial (and recommended by many physicians), we don't like the chanting and meditation that causes us to break the First Commandment!
“My husband & I have recently lost 25 pounds each and are fast becoming role models for our family and our neighbors. I attribute our weight loss to God's desire for us to live a healthy life, self-discipline, our commitment to lose the weight, and our love for each other and our family.
“I believe PraiseMoves has something for everyone: beginners, people who want to maintain their overall weight & health, children, senior adults, and growing teens! Thank you.”
In His Service,
—Terri Thomas, North Carolina