Ayurvedic Routine: Abhyanga

One of the greatest expressions of self-love is to anoint ourselves with warm oil and massage from head to toe – this practice is called Abhyanga. A daily Abhyanga practice restores the balance of the doshas and enhances well-being and longevity. Regular Abhyanga practice is grounding and relaxing for imbalances in Vata dosha, however everyone […]

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Ayurvedic Diet for Spring

Spring is the Kapha season, ruled by the Earth and Water elements.  As the weather begins to shift you may feel a shift in your mind and body as well, craving more exercise, time outside and lighter foods. Eating with the seasons is one of the most intuitive diets you can practice. Start with foraging […]

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December’s Kunga Theme: 10 Minutes of Savasana!

Relaxation: 10 Minutes of Savasana! “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”  ~Lily Tomlin “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi “Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.”  ~Chinese Proverb Relaxation is one of the primary benefits of a hatha yoga practice, as well as […]

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November’s Kunga Theme: Expressing Gratitude through NVC

November’s Kunga Service Theme: Expressing Gratitude through the Non-Violent Communication Model The intention of this month’s Kunga theme is to learn to express gratitude using the model for appreciation within the methods of “Nonviolent Communication”. Nonviolent Communication was developed by psychologist Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.  The NVC model is a concrete set of tools that help us […]

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ABC’s of Yoga; August’s Kunga Service Theme

Back To School! The ABC’s of Yoga as Service. 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, from a spiritual heart […]

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10 Minutes of Pranayama; July’s Kunga Theme

10 Minutes of Pranayama; July’s Kunga Monthly Service Theme 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 […]

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Meet our Presenter: JJ Cook at Village Yoga!

What do we love about living in a destination beach town?  Visitors- from all around the world, especially guest presenters! North Carolina native, now LA Yogi, JJ Cook will be visiting Village Yoga and offering Master Classes & PlayShops this July 18th – July 20th. Who is JJ and what is he offering while visiting our unique little sandbar? […]

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