Village Yoga is an alignment based community focused traditional yoga studio dedicated to creating an accepting and encouraging yoga community providing a diverse offering of traditional yoga classes from beginner to advanced Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, and more. Let us help you find your balance.
Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures. This style of yoga helps to increase muscle strength & flexibility as well as bring your mind to the present.
Yin is a gently practice focusing on stillness and relaxation. This practiced is good for iIncreasing circulation and flexibility, calming and balancing the mind and body, reducing stress and anxiety, and increased joint mobility.
Ashtanga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
SUP Yoga at Lake Lanier September 5thJoin us for a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board Yoga class with Jana from Hanalei SUP Yoga!This 90-minute class starts with a quick lesson in paddle basics then a 60-minute yoga class on the board.Students will enjoy paddling out to a quiet spot on the lake where we’ll anchor our boards and begin with breath awareness. SUP Yoga includes a variety of yoga poses. Jana will provide modifications to accommodate all levels. Before paddling back we’ll take a few quiet moments – experiencing savasana on the water is something you’ll never forget.$45/person includes paddle board rental
Bring your own board and get $20 off (use code “byob” at checkout).
*ONLINE* Yoga Nidra Teacher Training: Level I Intensive w/ Dr. Nick Atlas September 26-27, 2020
100% ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
DATE: September 26-27, 2020
TIME: Sat. & Sun. 10:00am-12:00pm; 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
(8 hours live, 4+ hours at-home study)
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Yoga Nidra, or “dynamic sleep,” is a unique, trauma-sensitive approach to deep relaxation, meditation, and transformative dreamwork that can be practiced with little or no yogic experience, yet it encompasses the full breadth of yoga psychology and meditative insight. Yoga Nidra is typically “delivered” to a group by a trained instructor, though it may also be employed in a one-on-one setting (for example, in place of or as an adjunct to counseling, psychotherapy, energy work, etc.). Ultimately, it may become the foundation of your yoga practice and journey of self-discovery.
This comprehensive and nourishing, 12-hour teacher training certification course is 100% ONLINE and is open to participants of all levels and backgrounds–no prior experience is necessary. The course includes 8 hours of live class time via ZOOM (4 hours x 2 days), as well as 4+ hours of at-home study and practice that you may complete on your own time. The live sessions will include several opportunities to receive the immensely restorative, deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra, as well as breathwork practices, and integrative discussion/Q&A on the philosophy and evidenced-based research supporting Yoga Nidra, including how it relates to waking, sleeping, dreaming (e.g., lucid dreaming) and consciousness, working with trauma, releasing anxiety, alleviating insomnia, overcoming nightmares, etc.
The course will also explore strategies for working with students and clients in an online format, such that you may be able to begin offering private and group sessions immediately.
Among our learning objectives are for you to:
• Receive a succinct yet adaptable method for delivering Yoga Nidra to diverse audiences.
• Explore ways to incorporate Yoga Nidra into yoga classes, schools, health care clinics, private practice, home/family life, online teaching, etc.
• Examine the theoretical and philosophical foundations of Yoga Nidra, including how it relates to counseling theory, psychology, yoga, mindfulness, Buddhism, etc., as well as evidenced-based research, trauma-informed approaches, and ethical concerns.
• Practice how to connect with yourself and others, foster empathy and develop clear boundaries, while instilling additional strategies for self-care, wellness and prevention.
• Develop tools for deepening your own practice, finding your voice, and speaking authentically from your heart.
• Learn to relax more deeply into the present moment, let go of your fears, revitalize yourself and tap into vast creative resources.
All participants will receive an electronic training manual and, upon fulfillment of all course requirements, a certificate of completion for Level I. Yoga Alliance members are eligible to receive 12 hours of CE credit.
Please note that all sales are final and non-refundable.
You will need to have a Zoom account in order to participate in the live training.
Check out the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Trailer Video
About the instructor:
Nick Atlas, PhD, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is the Director of Evolutionary Education®, and a lead trainer, coach, and consultant with twenty years experience in the healing and expressive arts. Dr. Nick is also an Instructor of Transpersonal Psychology at Atlantic University, and has traveled the world as a meditation teacher, dreamworker, psychedelic-integration specialist, visual artist, author, and musician. He is currently based in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. nickatlas.com / evolutionaryeducation.org
Yoga Teacher Training Begins Aug 2020This yoga teacher’s training is a comprehensive training, which runs over seven weekends, and is designed to enhance your own personal knowledge of Yoga and its many facets, as well as provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely teach Yoga. Our 240 hour program is registered with Yoga Alliance and has met, and exceeded their minimum standards for a 200 hour yoga teacher certification. This type of learning works best for those who like to let it sink in, and with the ability to get away one weekend a month. You will have assignments to do during your breaks between weekends and time to integrate what you are learning.
Yoga & Mindfulness Jamaica Retreat! Sept 2020
Restore, recharge, and reconnect with the body and spirit at a retreat that will offer participants an opportunity to deepen their mindfulness practice through yoga and meditation, as well as a chance to experience the subtle joy of being present while amongst the backdrop of the timeless luxury hotel, the Jamaica Inn. This retreat will consist of mindful meditation and movement as well as yoga and guided meditations. There will also be ample free time to relax, unwind, and commune with the incredible natural environment and beauty of Jamaica. Soak in the healing energy of the Caribbean Sea at the pristine private beach and the glorious surroundings of the historic and intimate Jamaica Inn.
Call the Jamaica Inn at 876.618.7700 and reference Ashley’s Wellness Retreat
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