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CaraMayan is a way of moving to the Bible for exercise, fitness, worship and prayer.  It is a Christian sacred dance alternative to Tai Chi based on contemporary dance and pilates movement. It is suitable for both beginners and more advanced movers and is available on DVD as well as classes by CM teachers.

CaraMayan was developed by Mary Jones over a number of years and was taught by her at International Christian Dance Fellowship conferences and workshops. In 2009 it was launched at the ICDF conference in Scotland as a system of movement meditation that could be widely available for people to learn and teach around the world

  • CaraMayan comes from Hebrew words that mean to bow, and fountain, spring or well

  • CaraMayan brings peace, refreshment and focus to body, mind and spirit

  • CaraMayan can be practiced outside or inside, by yourself or in a group

  • CaraMayan offers both standing meditations and a floor exercise program to music

  • CaraMayan is a pattern of movements and breathing that is set to a prayer or scripture

  • CaraMayan is based on movements derived from dance, Pilates and worship movements

  • CaraMayan is suitable for people of all ages. Dance or fitness experience is not necessary but is an advantage.


Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God,

and we are the people of his pasture,

the flock under his care.  PSALM 95:6  NIV

CaraMayan New Zealand contact:
Dr. Debbie Bright



Dr. Laurette Willis founded PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry in 2001 and has been certifying PraiseMoves Instructors around the world since 2005.  She has helped countless thousands of people become “Fit Witnesses for Christ in spirit, soul, and body” since PraiseMoves' inception in 2001.

PraiseMoves 'the Christian alterative to yoga' offers Christian Fitness DVDs, as well as classes by certified PraiseMoves Instructors on six continents.  


PraiseMoves has over 150 Postures and each one has a related scripture which you can speak out as you exercise to help you memorize the Word of God as you refresh your body and are transformed by the renewing your mind.

Certified Instructor training is offered for PraiseMoves, PraiseMoves Gold (seniors & those with limited physical mobility), PraiseKICKS   (Kickboxing with Scripture), PraiseWAVES (Aqua PraiseMoves) and MIRA! 'the Christian alternative to Zumba!'.

Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think.  this will empower you to discern God's will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.   ROMANS 12:3 TPT

PraiseMoves New Zealand contact:
Tina Robillard

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