In Honor of Earth Day; April’s Kunga Theme is Serving Our Planet!

In honor of spring and Earth Day, April’s Kunga theme is serving our planet! Suggestions for inspiring your students: Taking your class outside if possible! Sun Salutations facing windows if possible Music with positive messages about the earth! Ex: What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong Earth Practice Theme – Hip Openers, Seated Periods of longer Meditation …

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Kunga Theme, March 2017: 10 Minutes of Meditation

The monthly service theme for March is 10 Minutes of Meditation. During every Kunga Yoga Class for the month of February we will offer 10 minutes of guided meditation. “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, …

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January’s Kunga Theme: Saucha – Cleanliness

Kunga Theme of the Month: Saucha – Cleanliness Patanjali, considered to be the “Father Of Yoga” teaches the “Yamas & Niyamas” as the first two limbs of yoga’s eight limbed path in The  “Yoga Sutras.” The “Yamas” are taught as yogic practices that we observe towards others. The “Niyamas” are taught as yogic practices that …

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Meet Our Community – Olivia Muscatello

Say hello to our newest Village Yoga family member, Olivia!  In 2013 Olivia attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she studied under Nataraja Kallio and Sree Devi. She received her Bachelors degree in Traditional Eastern Arts with a concentration in yoga, as well as completing 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training. Upon graduation in …

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10 Minutes of Savasana- December’s Kunga Theme

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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Expressing Gratitude Through Non-Violent Communication

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 Monthly Service Theme

Kunga Service Theme of August 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 …

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Greville Henwood does DUCK!

Have you heard the news?  Greville Henwood, creator of GroovyKids™ Yoga, is coming to Duck for a Full Weekend in August! Greville will be offering an array of classes and trainings while he is here, we would love for you to join us. FREE GroovyKids™ Yoga & Family Yoga on the Green! Friday, August 5th 8:00 …

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Beat the Heat this Summer with Ayurveda

Here we are, more than half-way through July, and it is hot. We’ve gathered and prepared 5 tips for you to beat the heat this summer with Ayurveda (“the science of life”). According to Auyrveda, Pitta qualities are highest in the months of summer, where fire and water are most dominant in nature and in our …

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5 Benefits from Children Practicing Yoga

Have you heard? Greville Henwood, founder of GroovyKids™ Yoga, is coming back to Village Yoga this August! GroovyKids™ Yoga allows us to release expectations and judgements, allowing kids to find their inner grooviness and grow from there.  Below are 5 benefits from children practicing yoga, and what better way to serve our future generations, than …

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