Yoga

Relaxation, Peacefulness, and a whole lot of Fun!

Yoga at “The V” is a low-impact fitness program that helps its practitioners develop a connection with their bodies through mindful movements. Our yoga programs help develop strength and flexibility, reduce stress, improve sleep, and cultivate mindfulness. We have programs for everyone (beginners and experienced) to enjoy.

 

Class Types

Deep Stretch Gentle Yoga
Release, relax and let go!  A complete hour of gentle yoga stretching designed to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.  This is a total body, floor-based class that connects alignment to breath.  You will improve your physical body without strain. You will experience stillness and relaxation to alleviate stress and tension that resides within. Whether you are a beginner or the experienced yogi wanting to relax and let go, you will benefit from this class.
Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga uses longer passively held postures to work the deep connective tissues of the body; the tendons, the ligaments and cartilage, which are areas that do not stretch like muscles and areas that are difficult to reach and open.  This deep, passive practice settles you into poses for 3-5 minutes, bringing you inward. It is a wonderful compliment to all styles of yoga, particularly the more vigorous practices.  No prior experience required.

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Slow Flow Power Yoga

Slow Flow Power Yoga moves at a slower pace than Vinyasa Power Yoga that links movement and breath together.  This style of yoga heals, detoxifies and exhilarates the body and mind with emphasis on movement, balance, and intention.  Your flexibility will improve along with your alignment and posture.  A traditional flowing practice that is challenging in its own way and suitable for all levels. 

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Instructor

Valencia Ramos

Certified Yoga Instructor, 200-hour

 

I began practicing yoga at the age of 12 while watching a Hatha Yoga program on PBS television.  I enjoyed the way yoga made me feel and soon felt the difference it made in my life.  My practice brings me fulfillment, joy and contentment.  Practicing yoga helps to keep me clam and mindful throughout the day.

 

I have learned yoga through self-discipline inspired by my love for it and self-taught by Yoga Journal’s “Yoga for Beginners” DVDs.   In February of 2012, I decided to take my practice a step further by enrolling in Kashi Atlanta’s Classical Yoga Teacher’s Training program under the guidance of Swami Jaya Devi.  Her mastery of yoga and passion for teaching have challenged and inspired me to go deeper in my practice.  It is my goal to inspire others to develop their personal practice of yoga and to leave each student with an awareness that will help them become their own best teacher both on and off the mat.