YOGA Vinyasa Flow Yoga assists in creating and maintaining awareness and focus on the breath while moving through a series of postures (asanas). The sequence of postures may be different from class to class but always follow an intelligent progression that moves from basic to complex. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Postures may be held for longer periods of time and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind. Our regularly scheduled classes are suitable for beginner to intermediate students.
Also spelled 'Chi-Kung' is a Chinese term that translates as 'Breath (or energy) work' and refers to the wide practice of breathing and stretching techniques that began China's 5,000 year old medical system history. Consisting of a wide variety of techniques on breath control and body positions. Qigong allows practitioners to harness Qi (vital life force) circulating it through the body. This is a widely accepted practice of healing and prevention, not only in China but throughout the world.
Our studio, a renovated abbey in Sperryville, VA, was built in 1901 and rests at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the entry to the Shenandoah National Park. Founded in 2012, by Susan Huff and Gordon Wicks, Stonewall Abbey Yoga & QiGong offers classes with an emphasis on breathing techniques and meditation in this serene environment. We practice thoughtful and reflective Yoga & Qigong to promote both physical and mental well-being.