“Letting Go” with Aparigraha; May’s Kunga Service Theme

May’s Kunga Service Theme is Aparigraha! Aparigraha is the concept of non-possessiveness or non-coveting. The term usually elicits the thought of limiting possessions to what is necessary and important. Aparigraha is the Sanskrit word for greedlessness. It comes from the word parigraha, which means reaching out for something and claiming it for oneself- by adding …

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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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Fall Equinox 2016

FALL EQUINOX – SEPTEMBER 2016 The Outer Banks is full of magic and beauty throughout the year, but Fall takes the award for “Favorite Season” by many!  The Autumnal or more commonly “Fall” Equinox is right around the corner. What is this phenomenon? Well, to keep things short: “Equinox” is derived from Latin meaning “equal night” and every year …

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Meet the Presenter: Emilie Perz!

We may be small, but we’ve got BIG things happening at Village Yoga!  Including our Yoga Weekend with Emilie Perz, one of LA’s top yoga teachers, Friday September 9th through Sunday September 11th.  Who is Emilie and what is she offering while visiting our unique little sandbar? We thought you’d like to know, so we …

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