Workshops & Events


Registration is required for all of the classes below.
We do not offer any makeup or refunds for any missed classes.

Tai Chi & Chi Kung with Rich
Next session starts 4/30
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, 4/30 – 5/28
5 weeks for $39
click here to register or call 603-630-5576

With our Tai Chi and Chi Kung classes, you can relieve stress and bring your body into balance with energy movements. Clear the body of negative energy. Awaken & become aware of your innate abilities. Experience a healthy existence. Beginners are always welcome. Learn techniques such as the opening and closing, 8 Extraordinary Vessels, Lion & Tiger, Silk Reeling and the 10 Tai Chi Principles.

 

 

Restorative Yoga Nidra with Laurie & David
Next session starts 4/29
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, 4/29-5/20
4 weeks for $39
click here to register or call 603-630-5576

Allow yourself to completely relax in one of the world’s easiest Yoga classes.  All your body needs to do is lie down on the floor with soft bolsters and blankets, resting in comfortable, supportive postures. You’ll be led through a guided meditation and gentle deep-breathing techniques that calm the nervous system and reduces stress. Leave feeling fully relaxed and refreshed. Great for beginners.

 

Managing Stress: Self-care through Yoga with Laurie & David
Saturday 4/27 from 11-1
$15 click here to register or call 603-630-5576

Ask yourself, “Does stress manage you or do you manage stress?”
During this workshop, we will define stress, discuss the effects chronic stress can have on our health and well-being, and identify personal signs of stress; our body’s check engine light warning. We will explore self-care techniques for managing stress and you will leave with strategies and your own self-care plan.

 

 

Practicing Yoga with Osteoporosis with Laurie & David
Saturday 4/27 from 1:30 – 3:30
$15 click here to register or call 603-630-5576

Please join us and learn how and why specific Yoga routines may be beneficial for those living with Osteoporosis. Our practice will help build strength through weight-bearing exercises, increasing stability and balance, all while maintaining flexibility. Understand which poses in your Yoga practice to avoid if you live with Osteoporosis.

 

 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop Series
Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Breathing & Meditation Techniques for Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga
$70 for both – click here to register for both

#1 – Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Sunday 4/28, 11am – 2pm with Holle Black
$40 – click here to register or call 603-630-5576

This 3-hour workshop is for health care professionals, yoga teachers, or anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of trauma-sensitive yoga. Trauma-sensitive yoga aims to help people regain comfort in their bodies,  improve self-regulation and decrease the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of trauma may include:

  • Anger and persistent feelings of sadness and despair,
  • Nightmares, severe anxiety, flashbacks, and obsessive or uncontrollable thoughts,
  • Physical symptoms, such as nausea and headaches, and/or
  • Feelings of isolation and hopelessness

Trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness training have proven effective in providing tools for gaining self-confidence, focusing attention, and controlling emotions and conduct while engaging in a positive physical and mental activity. The workshop will address how trauma affects the mind and body; how to use trauma-sensitive yoga to help heal the mind/body disconnect after trauma; and how trauma-sensitive yoga differs from standard studio yoga.

#2 – Breathing & Meditation Techniques
for Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Sunday 4/28, 2:30pm – 5:30pm with Holle Black
$40 – click here to register or call 603-630-5576

This 3-hour workshop is for health care professionals, yoga teachers, or anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of trauma-sensitive yoga. This workshop will teach different pranayama/breathing and Dharana/single focused meditation and mindful techniques for use trauma-sensitive yoga. We will spend time practicing and discussing the various techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook to take notes.

  • Controlled breathing techniques slow the respiration rate. Our breathing rate has an impact on our heart rate, blood pressure and the rest of our body.  Breathing at the correct rate slows bodily processes, lowers arousal, and in turn reduces tension and stress.
  • MRI scans show that after an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, the brain’s “fight or flight” center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body’s response to stress.

$70 for both – click here to register for both

Holle Black is a C-IAYT, and  E-RYT 500 certified Yoga Therapist who studied under the guidance of master teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll, and Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT. In addition, Holle is a certified prenatal yoga teacher, certified kids yoga teacher, and has completed an additional 300-hour training with David Emerson at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. Holle designed and directs the Trauma Sensitive Yoga, 20-hour training module for the 500hr therapeutic Center for Integrative Yoga Studies advanced teacher training. Holle is the founder and director of Centering Youth, a yoga service project in Atlanta, that brings yoga and mindfulness to incarcerated youth, incarcerated pregnant women, homeless LGBTQ youth, Refugee youth and women, and women who have been sexually exploited.

 

Alison Murphy, RYT 200

Yoga for Kids with Alison
Wednesdays 5/8 to 6/12, 12:00 – 12:45 pm $39 for 6 weeks
Click here to register (includes both child and grown-up)

Yoga for Kids, ages 2.5 to 8 years & their grown-ups, is a dynamic, 45-minute class where children will learn yoga poses, apply those poses to games and activities, as well as work with the breath. Grown-ups are welcome to participate and share their love of Yoga with their little ones. This class will incorporate strength, flexibility, and coordination in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Kids will engage in high-energy games, find time for stillness, and everything in between!

 

Restorative Yoga with Reiki with Sherry & Laurie
Saturday 6/29, 1:00 – 3:00pm $25
click here to register or call 603-520-8987

Restorative Yoga is a gentle form of Yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. You will be placed in various comfortable postures for several minutes and a Reiki practitioner will assist in your relaxation by giving Reiki energy to you while in each posture. Space is limited.