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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July’s Kunga Service Theme: 10 Minutes of Pranayama

July’s Kunga Monthly Service theme is 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 …

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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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Aparigraha: May’s Kunga Service Theme

May’s Kunga Monthly Service Theme is Aparigraha (non-possessiveness or non-grasping). Which is one of the yamas included in Patanjali’s outline of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. “Pari” means ‘on all sides’ and “graha” is ‘to take or to seize’- taking it all, or greediness, simply adding “A” on the front means ‘non’- so ‘Non-Greediness!’ Which …

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Self Love is the Best Love

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Not very long ago, yoga was a foreign “activity” to me.  Had you told me five years ago, that I would be practicing yoga almost daily, understanding and speaking in sanskrit, teaching yoga …

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“Serving Our Planet!” Kunga April 2016

In honor of Spring and Earth Day, April 22, the Kunga monthly service theme for April is “Serving Our Planet!” You may ask yourself, how can I serve Momma Earth? It really isn’t all that hard, or require that much energy! You could: ^ Take your yoga and meditation practice outside.^ Cut your heat down …

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Spring Equinox 2016

SPRING EQUINOX – MARCH 2016 Ahhh, the days grow longer and the breezes blow warmer; spring has sprung, time to celebrate!  The Vernal or more commonly “Spring” Equinox is right around the corner.  What is this phenomena? Well, to keep things short: “Equinox” is derived from Latin meaning “equal night” and every year on either …

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Kunga Monthly Theme – March 2016 – Meditation

  OUR KUNGA YOGA THEME FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH IS 10 MINUTES OF MEDITATION   “Kunga” is the Kinyerwandan word for “to help, to serve, to reconcile.” All Kunga Yoga classes have a monthly community service teaching, and all Kunga Yoga certified teachers donate 5% of their proceeds to charity. At the end of …

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