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Free Yoga Weekend

Free yoga for everyone! 

Join us January 12 and 13 for a weekend of giveaways. We will be open all morning long giving away FREE coffee and kombucha to the community. So stop by, try out a yoga class, or sample something from the café.

Open house hours: 

Saturday, January 12: 8am-12pm

Sunday, January 13: 8am-12pm

Get your workout on with a Village Flow class, learn the ropes with a Village Basics class, or chill out and relax with a Deep Stretch or Slow Flow class. No experience necessary. Come see for yourself how 60 minutes can create a more energetic, strong, relaxed, and flexible you.

Space is limited, reserve your spot by choosing a FREE class in the schedule below:

Private Yoga Sessions

Sluggish and Tight? Try out Triangle Pose!

On rainy days where you may wake up feeling sluggish and tight, snap out of your funk by warming up the body and trying out triangle pose!

Benefits of Triangle:

  • stretches and opens hips, hamstrings, shoulders, chest, and spine
  • strengthen legs and core
  • increases mental and physical equilibrium
  • improves “sluggish” digestion
  • reduces anxiety, stress, and back pain

How To: 

  1. On a yoga mat, take a wide stance.
  2. Point your right toes forward and your left toes towards the left (parallel foot to back of mat).
  3. Reach your right arm to the front of the mat, then down towards your ankle or shin
  4. Lift your left arm so that your shoulders and arms are stacked
  5. Turn your gaze up or down
  6. Engage your quads and core to remain stable and strong
  7. Breathe 🙂

 

 

Tired of your stiff, achy back?

At our Decatur yoga studio, we care about your back. Low Cobra Pose is a great place to start to not only alleviate a tight/stiff back, but also receive many more health benefits along the way!

Why do we add Low Cobra Pose to our flows at Village Vitality?

Benefits: 

  • decreases stiffness in lower back
  • strengthens muscles along the back
  • improves menstrual irregularities
  • elevates mood
  • firms and tones shoulders, abdomen, and buttocks
  • invigorates the heart and mind

How to?

  1. Lie on your stomach, chin to mat.
  2. Place your hands under your shoulders on the ground.
  3. Press the tops of your feet into the ground so much that your knee caps lift off your mat. 
  4. Lift your chest off the mat.
  5. Use little to no wait in your hands, focus on strengthening the back and glutes.
  6. Hug your elbows in toward one another and relax your shoulders away from your ears.
  7. Lengthen the neck and gaze to the ground in front of you.
  8. Breathe here for 2-3 breaths.
  9. Lower forehead to the ground.
  10.  Repeat 3-5 times.

Join us for a class at Village Vitality and enjoy the benefits of Cobra Pose!

Yoga Sessions Decatur

Searching for Balance?

Whether you are looking for balance physically or mentally, yoga can help.

Physical balance requires proprioception, the ability of the body to know where it is in space. As you try to balance on one foot or balance in crescent lunge pose, your brain is sending signals to your body to adjust in order to maintain balance and not fall over.

As you practice yoga, this ability heightens. Tree Pose is a perfect standing posture to begin working on balance wherever you are.

How to “Tree Pose”:

  1. Shift your weight onto your left leg.
  2. Bring your right sole of your foot to your ankle (toe on the ground), inside of your calf, or inside of your thigh. Be sure to not put the foot on the knee joint.
  3. Press your foot into your leg while pressing your leg into your foot.
  4. Lift through the spine to stand taller with hands at heart center.
  5. Breathe.

But wait, how does Tree Pose help with balance mentally?

Because balancing takes concentration and focus, it is very difficult to focus on the worries of the day or your to-do list while in Tree Pose or other balancing postures. It gives you a chance to take a break from the thoughts that circulate your mind throughout the day.

At Village Vitality, improving balance and proprioception is implemented throughout all our classes. Stop by for a class this week!

Yoga Classes

Fall for Yoga

In a time of transition and change, it is a great time to reflect on your current patterns and habits of life. I find that it is very easy to fall into comfort foods and skipping workouts with the cooler weather and darker mornings/evenings and fall out of your positive health habits. Find what your “why” is for health. What motivates you to take care of you? Ride the season of change by trying something new that will bring positivity to your life as we transition into the coming months of gratitude and giving.

Today, I am thankful for _______.

Today, I will do _________ for my health and wellbeing.

Reflect and plan time into your schedule for YOU.

See you in the studio!

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Feeling worn down and restless? Try out this easy yoga pose!

When you are feeling worn down and restless, try this posture to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Seated Forward Fold has many amazing benefits:

  • calms the brain
  • helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • stretches the spine, shoulders, and hamstrings
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Seated Forward Fold

Start by sitting tall with legs extended out. As you inhale, reach your arms overhead and lengthen the spine. Exhale and hinge at your hips bringing your torso towards your thighs. Reach towards your toes or wrap your arms around a log for a deeper stretch! 😛

Join us at Oakhurst/Decatur’s newest yoga studio for a Deep Stretch class to give you the energy you need for life’s adventures this week!

 

 

Simple Yoga Pose for Stress Relief and Tight Hamstrings from Decatur Yoga Studio

One simple posture that we use in most every yoga class here at Village Vitality is Ragdoll Pose. This posture is amazing for not only loosening up tight hamstrings, but it also relieves tension and stress in the upper body, shoulders, and neck.

It’s a great way to start fresh in the beginning of your day, or halfway through when you need a quick pick-me-up of energy.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Step your feet hip width apart
  2. Forward fold: bend at your hips and let your arms reach towards the ground
  3. Bend your knees to relieve tension in the low back if necessary
  4. Grab your elbows and relax your head
  5. Let gravity pull your upper body forward as weight shifts into your toes
  6. Breathe here for 5-10 breaths

Feet hip width apart, bend at hips, grab onto elbows, let gravity pull you forward and down. Relax the upper body.

Enjoy this stretch for your hamstrings (back of legs) and tension release in upper body.