Meet one of the Vibe Tribe’s newest instructor, Zach Smith! Zach, who hails from Colorado and Texas, moved to Bloomington to attend graduate school in the Jacobs School of Music. As an opera singer, he finds himself immersed in a fast-paced, unpredictable world, and he turns to yoga to balance the musician’s constant lifestyle of striving for improvement.
Meet our wellness practitioners, Julie Mirise and Kristin Londergan! Our wellness center is located in our new air studio, where we offer healing arts and therapies including Ayurvedic treatments, massage, private yoga sessions, and programming to support a lifestyle guided by yogic philosophy.
If you are looking to start or continue a meditation practice we have resources for you. From upcoming courses to free resources in studio let us help you create a healthy habit that will support your life! Check out more in our latest blog post.
This holiday season we offer ease with our Vibe Gift Giving Guide. At Vibe we celebrate making yoga accessible. This holiday season we offer ease with our Vibe Gift Giving Guide. From yoga mats to handmade goods, we have everything you need to give gifts that support wellness.
"Seeing is believing. My father began practicing yoga 5 years ago and I was able to see the results first hand. The stillness. The breath. The joy. It made such a difference for him that I chose to bring the practice into my own life. The stillness speaks everyday and as I continue to practice yoga I continue to become more fully aware of the truth that my practice has brought me."-Andy Bloomgarden
We want to hear who inspires you to practice, please send us your story of how you came to the practice- firstname.lastname@example.org or post a photo to any of our social media pages!
Indiana & Yoga Magazine's Winter issue will be featuring a story about Vibe Yoga Studio's meditation
retreat led by Greg Burdulis. This retreat titled "A Deep Down Quiet" was held in Bloomington's historic Showers Inn Bed and Breakfast. A
small group of yogis, including the editor of Indy Yogi and Indiana & Yoga Magazine, Ryan Baggett, spent 40 hours in complete silence.
During this "Noble Silence" Burdulis led them through about 20 different guided meditations, and shared many teachings that he learned from his years spent living as a Tibetan monk. Baggett was so deeply impacted by this retreat experience through Vibe, he has decided to publish the story in his magazine.
Greg Burdulis will be leading a 7 week course "Train. Change.Transform." starting (6:00-7:30pm) at Vibe Yoga Studio. The course will teach the following in a small group setting:
- Understand your brain's natural negativity bias and how to rectify it
- Rewire your neural networks for more optimism, energy and good will
- Develop skillful alternative to stuck patterns of anger, self-judgment and bad moods
- Cultivate a peak performance mindset: concentration, endurance and innovative
- Establish a daily practice to reap the benefits of calm, clear mind
At Vibe we hope to connect our students with the services and products that will support them as they explore all that we have to offer. With so many class, workshop, events and training opportunities this Connection Section of our blog will be a platform to inform you of students, instructors, and staff members that are a part of our #VibeYogaTribe. This month we want to make sure you have the chance to learn a little about Kristin and all that she brings to Vibe!
Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kristin Londergan, spent most of her life in battle with her body. Since the age of 6, she struggled with with asthma, allergies, and other inflammatory issues, but Yoga and Ayurveda helped change all that.
Tired of the endless medications, shots, and doctor visits, she began to seek out alternative ways to help bring her body back into balance. Yoga was the first piece of the puzzle. Kristin was intrigued by the profound effects of stress on the mind and body. Eager to learn more about stress relief and how she could support her practice outside of the studio, she stumbled upon a book about Ayurveda.
Inspired by Ayurveda's gentle and holistic approach to health, she found herself in an Ayurvedic training program in no time, and she continued to study Ayurveda for the next three years to complete her certification as a practitioner. The philosophy of Ayurveda helped empower her with her own health and her hope is to now share this amazing art of balance with others.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old holistic science that offers a profound way of understanding the world around us and how to live in balance with it. It is a unique approach to health and wellbeing that recognizes each individual's specific needs to be happy, healthy, and vibrant. According to Ayurveda, each of us is born with a unique mix of energies or doshas called, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The three doshas determine your ideal, natural balance and offer a road map for staying healthy. By learning more about your unique makeup you can better choose support for your health through our diet, lifestyle, your daily activities, and more.
What does an Ayurvedic Practitioner do?
Kristin offers Ayurvedic health consultations and Ayurvedic bodywork. Ayurvedic consultations offer guidance on your healing journey and education about how Ayurveda can help revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. You will learn your unique constitution and ways to use your diet, routine, and lifestyle to restore balance. Kristin's intention is to guide you through this process as you learn to integrate these powerful and healing concepts into your daily life. Along with consultations, she also offers Ayurvedic bodywork such as Abhygana and Shirodara, ancient warm oil treatments to soothe the body and mind.
When will we see these opportunities at Vibe?
Coming soon! Vibe is happy to announce the opening of an additional studio onsite we have named the Air Studio. This new space will offer ways to integrate the practices of Yoga and Ayurveda into your daily life. Stay tuned for more information on soft and grand opening details.
“There is a sun within every person.” Rumi
I remember my first hot yoga class: It’s hot. I’m sweating. How in the world do I get my leg there? Breathe? How? The
thoughts were endless. What in the world brought me back? Vibe Yoga, and the positive warmth that it fused into my
Q: What does yoga mean to you?
A: Yoga helps keep me grounded. My practice gives me strength, focus, peace, assurance….
Q: What do you remember about your first yoga class that made you come back?
A: I was so nervous because I was a beginner and didn’t really know what to expect. I realized no one in class cared what I could or couldn’t do… it was my practice on my mat.