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Kunga Yoga Theme – August

August Kunga Theme – The ABC’s of Yoga Acceptance • Balance • Connection As yoga practitioners in the west, we learn much about asana, the spine, the benefits of the physical practice to our cardiovascular, respiratory, & nervous systems. As we work to learn, integrate and share the benefits of our practice off the mat,…

Kunga Yoga Monthly Theme – July

July Kunga Theme: 10 Minutes of Pranayama Controlling the power of the breath is the technique of “pranayama”. ”Prana” is the Sanskrit word for life force. This is the energy that exists everywhere and is manifested in each of us through the breath, but prana isn’t exactly the same thing as breath or oxygen. Prana…

Ayurveda & 5Elements Vinyasa Flow

Some call it a medicine system, some call it the sister science to yoga, others may refer to it simply as apractice. There are many translations of Ayurveda. ‘Ayurveda’ is actually a combination of two words. “Ayur” meaning ‘life’, and “veda” meaning ‘knowledge’. So, Ayurveda can mean ‘The science, or knowledge, of life’. Ayurveda is…

Meet Our Community – Kerri Conning Chik

Outer Banks Yoga Teacher - Kerri ChikKerri joined our community last year and brings a unique richness of energy to the studio and community. She is one of the co-founders, and yoga teacher, of a local girls empowerment group on the Outer Banks. Her classes are open and free allowing students space to find just what they’re looking for. Kerri teaches on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and subs regularly. Learn more about Kerri below. . .

Restorative Yoga Bliss & Hot Stone Massage with Liz Ward

Join Liz Ward, Founder of Renew Yoga, at Duck Village Yoga for a 2 hour long Restorative Yoga Bliss & Outer Banks Yoga - Restorative Yoga Workshop at Village YogaHot Stone Massage class.

Restorative Yoga is an approach to yoga that is accessible to all levels of practice. Most postures are done on the ground with multiple props so that the body is completely supported at all times.

Meet Our Community – Allie Clupper

Allie is a gentle soul with a strong practice! She loves teaching Yin and gentle styles of yoga but also loves to challenge herself and students during flow style practices. She received her 200-hour certification in Asheville, NC and is currently working towards her 500-hour certification while learning from experienced teachers such as Leslie Kaminoff. Allie has training in many different styles of yoga, and Ayurveda. Allie teaches a variety of yoga classes at Village Yoga year around. Learn more about Allie below…

Beach Yoga – The Outer Banks Never Felt So Good!

June 10th – Beach Yoga – The Outer Banks Never Felt So Good! There are so many ways to enjoy the Outer Banks, but we think it’s pretty safe to say that our beautiful beaches are the main reason we’re all here. If you love the beach, and you love Yoga, then you’ve come to…

What Is Kunga Yoga?

You may have seen, or heard, the word “Kunga” here at Village Yoga, but what does “Kunga” actually mean? ‘Kunga’ is a Kinyarwandan word that means “to help” or “to serve”. Inspired by a group of children that survived the Rwandan genocide, Kunga Yoga is an approach to Yoga, rather than a style of Yoga….

Yoga For Surfers

It’s no secret that the Outer Banks LOVES surfing. However, we hear so many complaints within our surfing community about low back pain, shoulder tightness, and discomfort in the hips. The good news is that Yoga and surfing are like a match made in heaven!! The following sequence can be done anywhere and is available…

Meet Our Community – Carly Osmon

Carly is a dedicated yoga student, and committed to being a teacher on her yoga mat and locally as a 1st grade teacher. The peace and calmness that she finds in her own practice shines bright in her teaching. Whether it be a heated power class or a gentle practice, Carly always shows up with a smile on her…

Meet Our Community – Erin Price

When Erin joined our team in January of 2015 we were thrilled. Her love for our Kunga family is authentic and deep, and her teaching supports our vision of people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds practicing yoga together. Erin completed the first 200-hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle & Yoga Teacher Training Outer Banks Immersion in September…

Basic Yoga Sequence For Lower Back Pain

Basic Yoga Sequence For Lower Back Pain

According to The Mayo Clinic most people will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Whether you’re an extremely active athlete or one who spends most of your time sedentary (due to a desk job, lots of time in the car, etc.) lower back pain is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. Many sports and exercise activities, along with extended periods of time sitting, can put a lot of weight and pressure on the low back leading to tension, discomfort, and pain. Low back pain over a longer period of time may also lead to discomfort through out the spine, or even sciatica.

The following sequence is made up of 5 accessible yoga postures and can even be practiced at home. This sequence is appropriate for yoga practitioners of all experience levels.

Enjoy!