Learn More About VariYoga – One Journey – Many Paths
VariYoga is a dynamic practice that recognizes ‘one size does not fit all’ and can be modified to meet the needs of the individual. The breath is used to link poses and sequences which range from gentle to vigorous, depending on individual ability. In addition, VariYoga includes an awareness of alignment, breathing techniques, and a philosophical understanding of Hatha Yoga. Watch a VariYoga Introduction Video Here.
“Goodness I have been overcome with thoughts and emotions after digging into your book. I had to move through the sequences last night before bed and was so amazed with the ease of which I enjoyed using the book. After getting your book again I want to see how I can amplify the power of VariYoga by representing it more fully. I’m not sure what that entails but I just had to reach out and thank you for the book.” – Caleb Scott
The VariYoga approach includes a therapeutic understanding and intelligently weaves together the various aspects of yoga. A clear presentation of optimal body alignment is incorporated to assure safety in the poses and create harmony in the body and mind. VariYoga offers an array of physical, mental and emotional benefits. You can expect to improve joint and muscle flexibility, increase strength and endurance, normalize weight, improve posture, and decrease back pain. With this type of Yoga Therapy, your mood and attention can improve as our meditation techniques help bring mental calmness and stress relief.
VariYoga is the collaborative effort of Andrea Fournet and Bryan Fowler, who meld eclectic backgrounds and have more than twenty-five years combined teaching experience. Influenced by the Traditions of Iyengar, Yoga Therapy and Viniyoga, together they created this non-dogmatic teaching approach, dedicated to respecting and helping all people discover the benefits of Hatha Yoga. VariYoga is a Trauma Informed Yoga.
VariYoga Book by Andrea Fournet & Bryan Fowler – Great Yoga Therapy Practice
A Yoga Therapy practice with an open-minded teaching approach, created with respect and dedicated to helping all people discover the physical, emotional and mental health benefits of Yoga. The foundation for the VariYoga style began in 2001. We began with the intention to present a practice that celebrates the diversity of yoga and is both accessible and sustainable.
I recently met the author of “VariYoga: One Journey, Many Paths” Andrea Fournet when she was in the Bay area visiting family and took my class. She was kind enough to give me a copy of the book she co-wrote with Bryan Fowler. I took some time to read through it and to practice with the straight-forward yoga practices the book offers. I really liked the book as a home practice book for a couple of reasons: 1) it is spiral bound, which makes it so easy to lay out on my mat and follow long with as I practice 2) the practices will be accessible to both beginners and more seasoned practitioners as well as new students to yoga who are older 3) the photos and bullet point descriptions are clear and understandable, and some modifications are offered. It would be a great addition to your home practice books, and would be complemented by a book that offers more detailed instructions on some of the poses for those who might need it, such as “Yoga the Iyengar Way”, “30 Essential Yoga Poses”, or even Nina’s book with Rodney Yee “Moving Towards Balance”. – Baxter Bell
VariYoga Volume 1 DVD – Excellent Yoga Therapy Practice
Get your own copy of the VariYoga DVD today! The VariYoga DVD is designed to introduce you to sequences and poses that can be mixed and matched to enhance your home practice. Visit VariYoga.com to see video excerpts from the DVD! Andrea Fournet ERYT-500 is the owner of the Arkansas Yoga Center, and the director of teacher training. She has been practicing Hatha Yoga since 1983, and teaching since 1992. Andrea is well known throughout the state as the Yoga lady through her TV series “Yoga with Andrea”, seen on PBS/AETN and Jones Television. She developed and directed the yoga program for Washington Regional Hospital’s Exercise Center for nine years. Andrea was the yoga coach for the UofA men’s basketball team the year they won the national championship and continues to coach them each fall. While we share the common journey of life, VariYoga acknowledges the various individual paths along that journey.
The VariYoga approach helps us grow strong and flexible in both mind and body, and is a wonderful vehicle for personal transformation. Get your DVD today!h