February’s Kunga Theme: Positive Music!

Positive Music with Inspirational Messages In this month’s classes we honor the great invisible yoga teacher of MUSIC! How does music relate to service!? It offers us many gifts. It has the ability to build community, spreads smiles from ear to ear, moves us to dance, laugh, sing along, and spread joy. Please enjoy the …

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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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Motivation to Serve; June’s Kunga Theme

Motivation is a powerful tool for creating lasting personal change and for serving others. The extent to which we can sustain our motivation determines whether or not we realize our life goals for ourselves, and our goals for serving our family, our community, our planet, etc. Yoga teaches that there are three “gunas” or three …

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Here’s why I’m Trading in Comfort for Terrifying Uncertainty

Short answer: I’m crazy and I’ve completely lost it. Longer answer: In early December 2015, I had one of those days where everything goes from bad to worse. I’ll spare you the details to protect the innocent, but this day came on the tail end of months of anger, resentment, loneliness, depression and anxiety. Something …

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“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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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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