Viva Flow Yoga is a real hometown studio, founded out of a need to foster a well-balanced community. Viva Flow Yoga is a place to re-establish a love and passion for one’s overall health and well-being through breath, mindful movement, meditation & relaxation.
Adding yoga to your self care routine in preparation for your new little one is one of the best things you can do for you AND your baby. In this six week series, you will be loved and supported through a yoga practice designed just for you, your changing body and your lifestyle. Each week you will become more prepared for child birth.
Change your breath, change your mind, change your energy
The breath is the core of a Yoga Practice. The power and the reach of the breath surpasses asana. Yoga’s core intention is to move you from where you are currently to a better place. Thus, the breath is more powerful than your asana in creating a positive mental change. The breath reflects our mental and emotional states. It is through the breath we become more aware of the present moment. Inversely as we calm the breath, we calm the mind. Changing our breath patterns immediately effects our nervous system. The more yogic tools you mindfully engage as part of your practice, the more your awareness expands preparing the body and mind to safely turn inward nourishing your being.
Experience the magical meditation technique of Yoga Nidra. In the practice of Yoga Nidra, you learn to come into a deeply relaxed state between awake and asleep. In this state, you are able to release negative emotions, reset stress levels, set powerful intentions of transformation, and increase energy levels. Yoga Nidra allows the central nervous system to operate at a subconscious level to allow better healing and the absorption of information.
We all experience stress on a daily basis. And for the most part, there is no escaping stress.
Work. Family. Finances. Car trouble. Health issues. Kids. Spouse. Community struggles. Traffic. Broken heart. Death. Loss of job.
You can learn the early warning signs (triggers) of stress, use holistic methods to regulate the everyday stresses in your life and release the hold that stress has on your mind, body and spirit.
Transcend the limitations of your body by tapping into the power of your mind through mediation.
Did you know that 21 minutes of meditation a day helps manage anxiety, depression and pain? Meditation is an effective technique of stress reduction and conscious relaxation. Meditation also helps brings peace, understanding and compassion into your life. Meditation is the key to connecting to your True Self.
Are you new to yoga? Never taken a class? Or maybe you've been coming to class but you still feel a little unsure on your mat? This is the perfect workshop for you! You will learn everything you need to know to feel more comfortable and at ease on your mat. Appropriate for beginners and anyone looking to create a solid foundation for their yoga practice.
Let us spoil you with 2 hours of pampering!
Candlelight. Aromatherapy. Hands On Healing Treatment. Bolsters & Blankets. Deep Relaxation. Melt the Stress Away.
Restorative yoga is very relaxing and is a good complement to more active practices or for those who need deep relaxation. It is a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed. Using props (blankets, bolsters, blocks and eye pillows), you will be placed in specific yoga poses that encourage a passive stretch throughout the entire body.
This is your opportunity to nurture your passion and curiosity about your practice. We will explore the alignment, safety and intention of some of the "not so basic" poses. An emphasis on the transitions between poses will be made, in addition to the transition to living your yoga off of your mat. The purpose behind basic adjustments and assisting techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. This workshop will take your practice to the next level. Are you ready?
Summer camp + soul work = magic.
Imagine yourself on a floating dock in the middle of a lake looking up at the sky as dusk fades away to reveal the stars. You’re tired…but a good kind of tired, where you have expended energy refreshing your soul with laughter, physical movement, new friends and a deeper understanding of your own personal magic. Welcome to Camp Souldust.
Intentions are extremely powerful and the essence of manifesting what you want in life. An intention is a thought, attitude and/or desire that is fueled by an energetic exchange between your body, mind and spirit.
Everything you are experiencing in your life is based on your intentions and the vibration you are humming along at. Don't like where your sitting in life? No problem.
“Sometimes I like to think of six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland (the cool one with Johnny Depp)
This is one of my favorite movies and favorite lines from the movie. The heroine is faced with what some would view as an impossible situation, yet she comes to view it as a quest to overcome, an act of service, an opportunity to learn and assist her in her growth.
These are words that we all seem to ramble off when asked what we are looking for in life. “I just want to be happy.” I hear this a lot. I say this a lot. A highlight in my journey was when I came to the understanding that these words are place markers along the path we have chosen and not the end point. Happiness is sprinkled in. It's not an "X" on a map.
In the middle of an invigorating hike with a good friend, I found myself at a turning point. Holding onto a rope, making my way down a steep hill towards a waterfall, I froze. I was about halfway down and my breath was caught in my throat. My first instinct was to start climbing back up. My blaring thoughts were “I can’t do this”, “I am going to fall”, and “This is stupid.”
Yoga is more than just a pose, a breathing technique or a pair of tight pants. To me, yoga is a lifestyle and a lifesaver. My yoga practice has saved me over the years from wasted moments, bad decisions, poor physical/mental health and hopelessness. In other words, yoga is the calm to my crazy.
I am unapologetically human.
I am beautifully scattered.
All my pieces are perfectly placed.
From my darkness shines the brightest light.
Control is a mask worn by cowards.
Surrender is the highest form of trust.
Love is why we are here.
Each breath is a reminder and an opportunity to try again.
What is “it?” Guess that depends on who you ask. If you ask me, “it” is everything.
Every new breath, every new day, every new job, every new friend, every new lover, every new idea, every new adventure, every new thought, every new success, every new failure, every new tear shed, every new laugh giggled, every new heart break, every new moment…
Your goal! What did you think I was talking about? My friend asked me what my "number" was that I wanted to make each month/year and with a proud grin on my face, I answered her. Too my surprise, she was not impressed. Ha.
This was the question asked after my statement of "I don't know what I want." As my gaze drifted away from my dear friend who was trying to help me trudge through the murky waters in my mind, I found my silence unsettling.
I recently read an "inspirational" blog post that made me feel super crappy about myself...and the author. It felt very one sided and disconnected from what the post claimed to be about. After a second read, I noticed there were a sea of "I's" sprinkled across the screen. Those "I's" felt like judgement and exclusion.