“You can take a million catechetical courses, a million courses in spirituality, a million courses in yoga, Zen and all these things. But all of this will never be able to give you the freedom” of being a child of God.”
The long-time chief exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, was convinced that yoga summoned and opened people up to demons. If there is the slightest chance that he was right – and he seems to have known his stuff – yoga should be avoided.
The CDF issued a document some years back in which yoga is mentioned in the context of “New Age” issues.
This showed up in my email this morning. A screenshot, clearly, from someone’s mobile Twitter app. From the feed of homosexualist activist James Martin SJ (just try to imagine St. Peter Canisius’ reaction to the news of this “retreat”):
Perhaps Martin is into “downward-facing dog”.
On the other hand, he doesn’t say that he is involved with this Jesuit Yoga Retreat, does he.