Kundalini Yoga to Generate Joy!
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Kundalini Yoga to Generate Joy!

Warm your heart, soul, and body with this energizing, inspiring yoga practice!   This offering is for newcomers to Kundalini yoga as well as yogis who have done this unique style before.  Learn the fundamentals of this ancient practice that works on your pranamaya kosha -energy body- while stimulating your glands, strengthening your body, and uplifting your mind.   

We'll start with some standing warm-ups, and then do a series that will remove negativity and tension, followed by a series to elevate your mood and raise your energy up so that you leave feeling light and refreshed.  Expect breath work, dynamic movements, and mantra chanting. Modifications will be offered to newcomers.  The workshop will close with a sweet relaxation and homemade treats.   

We'll be at Jai Studios in Brownsville, VT, where my friends Angie and Josh have graciously invited me to share the Kundalini vibe with the folks in that area.  Investment is $25 pre-pay; $30 at the door.  Pre-register with Angie at Jai Studios by emailing follhall@gmail.com or pre-register with me using this link.  Don't miss this opportunity to fortify yourself for the holidays and nourish your soul! 

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Oct
29
4:30 PM16:30

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Energize your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly.  End your weekend on a high note, and energize yourself for the week to come!

Drop in for $16 or Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass.  Class runs through October. 

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Oct
22
4:30 PM16:30

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Energize your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly.  End your weekend on a high note, and energize yourself for the week to come!

Drop in for $16 or Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass.  Class runs through October. 

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Oct
15
4:30 PM16:30

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Energize your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly.  End your weekend on a high note, and energize yourself for the week to come!

Drop in for $16 or Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass.  Class runs through October. 

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Peak to Peak at Mt. Peg
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Peak to Peak at Mt. Peg

  • River Street Woodstock, VT, 05091 United States (map)
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It's the last Yoga Hike of the season!  As part of Peak to Peak, a hiking event sponsored by the National Park Service, we will be hiking up Mt. Peg, one of the two peaks in Woodstock, Vermont.  This annual event begins at the charming village Green, where we will gather and then walk to the trailhead.  After a yoga warmup, we'll hike up the Summit Trail to the top for yoga along with complementary cider and treats as part of the event.  

Don't be intimidated - at 1080', "Mount" Peg is really more of a hill, though be prepared for an uphill climb as well as beautiful views of the Ottauquechee River Valley at the top.  We'll stop along this 2.5-mile trail for yoga and meditative moments, and end our adventure with a sweet relaxation at the trailhead.  Then you can walk back to the Green for a lunch of wood-fired pizza! 

No need to pre-register for this FREE hike sponsored by the NPS; simply join us on the Woodstock Green at 10 am.  Bring water and a mat or blanket for the final relaxation period. See you there!  

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Oct
8
4:30 PM16:30

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Energize your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly.  End your weekend on a high note, and energize yourself for the week to come!

Drop in for $16 or Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass.  Class runs through October. 

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Columbus Day on Bald Mountain
Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Columbus Day on Bald Mountain

It's a holiday - take your practice a little farther afield for an incredible hike at Aitken State Forest in Mendon, VT.  I chose this trail because it's got not one, nor two, but FOUR vistas at rock promontories.  Yes - FOUR vistas!  We'll hike the Bald Mountain Trail, which circles Bald Mountain and offers views of Pico and Killington Mountains to the east, as well as the Green Mountains to the north, the city of Rutland to the west, and the Otter Creek and Cold River valleys.  No matter where you're coming from, it will be worth the drive.

At 3.5 miles, this is the longest Yoga Hike of the season, a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself into the woods.  We'll be doing yoga along the way, of course, and connecting with the best of ourselves.  

To register, please email me by clicking here.  The $25 event fee is payable at the hike.  

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Oct
1
4:30 PM16:30

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Wake up your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly.  End your weekend on a high note and energize yourself for the week to come!

Drop in for $16 or Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass.  Class runs through October. 

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Community Kundalini at Game Set Mat
Oct
1
10:30 AM10:30

Community Kundalini at Game Set Mat

Ever done yoga inside a clothing store?  Here's your chance - the good folks at Game Set Mat, a yoga and tennis store in downtown Hanover, will be clearing space between the racks for this by-donation class.  As part of Game Set Mat's monthly fundraising series, I will be donating the proceeds from this class to Vital Communities to help support their mission to enhance community and support small local businesses.  

For this "mystical workout," we will be building stamina and connecting with our spirit. We will use repetitive movements, present-moment awareness, mantra chanting, and breathing techniques to heighten our energy bodies - prepare to be energized and inspired in a whole new way!  To save your space, either sign up at the store, call 603 277 9763, or email Susan at susan@gamesetmat.com.

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Annual Foliage Hike at Hawks' Hill
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Foliage Hike at Hawks' Hill

  • East Barnard Road Barnard, VT, 05068 United States (map)
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If I could only do one fall hike, this would be it!  At the end of a dirt road in East Barnard, this little-known trail promises a deep meditative experience.  We will hike up past ponds, a brook, and old stone walls to a plateau with a remarkable 360-view of the surrounding countryside.  Better yet, old horse stanchions at the top serve as yoga walls to help support our poses for the hilltop yoga session as we gape at the view.   

Please join us for this fantastic hike!  The $25 event fee is payable at the event.  To register, email me by clicking here.  

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Yoga By The Sea
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga By The Sea

A dream come true: yoga, hiking, Asian food, and the beach!  Join me for this outing by the sea at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, which has sweeping views of the ocean as well as rocky and sandy beaches.  We'll start the day with a two-hour Yoga Hike along an extensive network of trails which explore the park's various landscapes: intertidal rocky shores, maritime cobble beach, high salt marsh, beach-grass grassland, and costal salt-pond marshes.  We'll also hike by defunct bunkers, vestiges from the World War II era.  Yes, we will do yoga on the shore, with a sweet relaxation to finish.   

Afterwards, we’ll picnic with a sumptuous Asian vegetarian lunch provided by Green Elephant in Portsmouth. $45 event fee includes lunch.  Either enjoy the beach during the afternoon, hit the shops in Portsmouth, or area locals can sign up for a Thai Yoga massage. Winter's on its way, so take a day and get to the beach!   

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Yoga & Yantra 2: Sparking Creativity
Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga & Yantra 2: Sparking Creativity

We continue our exploration of the chakras through Kundalini yoga and yantra meditation by stimulating the "sacral chakra", your energy center located at the sacral plexus.  This focus will heighten your creativity and self-esteem as well as help you understand your desires and how they play out in your relationships with others.  The class includes a short lecture on the sacral chakra; yogic movement, breath work, and sounds to open this energy center; and a meditation while coloring a sacred shape known as a yantra. 

Meditating on a yantra has a subconscious positive effect on the energy center the shape represents. This will help you deepen your understanding of your energy body, or pranamaya kosha, and how this body affects your relationships with yourself and your environment. You will be given practices to help these energy centers remain balanced so you can fully enjoy your life and face its challenges.

Register on Artistree's website or call them at 802-457-3500.  The class is $35, or $200 for the full seven-week series.  Scholarships are easily available; call to inquire.  Please note that you may join this series at any time, and no prior yoga experience is necessary to benefit from this class.

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Empower the Goddess! Daylong Retreat
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Empower the Goddess! Daylong Retreat

  • 64 Oak Street Newport, NH 03773 (map)
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Calling all Goddesses!  We want to celebrate you with a magical day of pampering, yoga, energy work, dancing, rest, delicious food, and love.  Healer and energy worker Beth Pollari will be joining me  - we'll be offering the best of ourselves so you can access the best in yourself.  We will be releasing old, stuck energy patterns and learning practices to ground yourself and bring in fresh, new energy to help you be your True Goddess Self.  Prepare to be inspired, to relax and release!  Your investment for this Dream Day of unique offerings is $100, which includes a healing foot soaking, classes in Energy Grounding, Kundalini Yoga,  Yoga Nidra, Yoga Dance, and Heart Meditation, as well as a delicious homemade lunch prepared with love. 

This gathering will take place at Beth's home and Power Spot in Newport, NH.  Please register no later than 9/13, by emailing Amanda at amanda@innerliftyoga.com or Beth at bpollari@gmail.com.  We look forward to having you join us!

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Yoga & Yantra 1: Grounding in the Body
Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga & Yantra 1: Grounding in the Body

For the first week in this series exploring the chakras through Kundalini yoga and yantra meditation, we will be grounding through the "root chakra," your energy center located at the base of the spine.  This work will help you get more comfortable with your body and your relationship with the earth element, including your relationships with food and money, and help balance your adrenal glands.  The class includes a short lecture on the root chakra; yogic movement, breath work, and sounds to open this energy center; and a meditation while coloring a sacred shape known as a yantra. 

Meditating on a yantra has a subconscious positive effect on the energy center the shape represents. This will help you deepen your understanding of your energy body, or pranamaya kosha, and how this body affects your relationships with yourself and your environment. You will be given practices to help these energy centers remain balanced so you can fully enjoy your life and face its challenges.

Register on Artistree's website or call them at 802-457-3500.  The class is $35, or $200 for the full seven-week series.  Scholarships are easily available; call to inquire.  Please note that you may join this series at any time, and no prior yoga experience is necessary to benefit from this class.

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Labor Day on Pico Mountain!
Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

Labor Day on Pico Mountain!

Ever want to see what the ski hill looks like off-season?  This is your chance!  For this hike, we will be adventuring up a brand-new trail that I learned about from a local hiker.  Branching off the Long Trail, this shortcut through the woods takes us up to the Pico "A" ski-lift with a gorgeous view of the Green Mountains and a yoga platform.  Best of all, tourists aren't familiar with this trail, so we should have it to ourselves!  

We'll be warming up with yoga at the trailhead, then venturing uphill for about 30 minutes to the lookout point. Be ready for yoga along the way up and down, and a sweet relaxation on the soft grass at the end.  

Please register by clicking here.  You'll get the details and the directions to the trailhead.  $25 event fee payable at the hike.  Bring your out-of-town guests and I'll see y'all there! 

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Summer By the Lake
Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

Summer By the Lake

Summer ain't over until we've hiked around Boston Lot Lake!  This wonderful park in West Lebanon, NH, still contains evidence of its former life as a quarry: huge boulders which make great walls for yoga in the woods.  After an uphill hike to the lake, we'll begin our practice with a lakeside yoga warmup, followed by a lively hike through the woods around the water.  We'll take the time to play on the boulders, logs, and trees on this gorgeous, mossy hike; afterward, we'll do a nice long relaxation in the grass.  

Don't forget your swimsuit for a dip after the hike in the very swimmable lake! Preregistration is required; contact me to register and get directions.  $25 event fee payable at the hike.  Hope to see you there!

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Yoga on the Appalachian Trail
Aug
19
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga on the Appalachian Trail

Last year's hike on the AT was so much fun, we're doing it again!  This two-mile hike passes through red-pine forests, open hillsides, and goes along "Old King's Highway," a historic farm road bordered by stone walls and ancient sugar maples.  The hike peaks at a cairn at 1713 feet with a panoramic view of the Green Mountains.  But the true "peak" is off the trail, when we take a short cut through the forest to use an old stone-wall barn foundation as a woodland yoga studio. 

Sponsored by the NPS, you can enjoy our national lands and participate in this Yoga Hike for FREE.  No yoga experience necessary, but due to the moderate climb, you will want to be at an average fitness level.  (If you're a regular walker, you will do fine!)  No registration required; simply show up at Billings Farm in Woodstock to catch the 10:30 shuttle.  Please contact me with questions or concerns, and I'll see you there! 

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East Barnard "Elemental Yoga" Walk
Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

East Barnard "Elemental Yoga" Walk

Connect with the elements of water, earth, air, and fire through doing yoga poses in a natural setting on a gentle hike in the tranquil village of East Barnard.  The good folks of the East Barnard Church are sponsoring this FREE event, which begins in front of the church at 11:00, when we will walk across the street to the Corbett family land. You are also invited to join me at 9:30 for the ecumenical church service or stop by after the service 10:30 for a cup of coffee before the hike.  

On the stunning Corbett property, we will do a brookside meditation as well as practice yoga in the pine grove, on the shore of the pond, and at the crossroads of two branches of Broad Brook.  This meditative walk on flat terrain is for all levels of physical fitness, and yoga poses are optional.  Rain date is Sunday, August 20. 

No need to pre-register, but contact me if you have questions. 

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Vermont Be True Festival Yoga Hike
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

Vermont Be True Festival Yoga Hike

  • Milldale Farm Center for Wellness (map)
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Come out for this special Vermont yoga hoedown where I'll be teaming up with other yoga teachers from across the state to provide an immersive yoga experience.  This fundraiser for the Milldale Farm Center for Wellness is a celebration of love, wellness, unity, and community.  It will be a full weekend of yoga classes, meditation, music, wellness workshops and services, inspirational speakers, mindfulness hikes and walks, paddle boarding, mountain biking, horseback riding, and tent camping.  In between the Slow Flow yoga at 7 and the African Dancing later in the day, yours truly will be leading a Yoga Hike for the event, where we'll explore the woods outside the festival through meditative attention and yoga asana.  If that's not enough for you, the site is also within biking distance to beautiful, swimmable Lake Fairlee. 

You'll make new friends and learn more about yourself and the many ways to practice yoga.  Come for the whole weekend or just for the day - to see the full lineup and get your tickets, please click here or visit the event's facebook page. 

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Sunday Afternoon at Silver Lake
Jul
30
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday Afternoon at Silver Lake

  • Tower Road & North Road Barnard, VT 05031 (map)
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Barnard, VT: there is nowhere else you need to be on this lazy Sunday afternoon in late July.  If you haven't been to Silver Lake, know that motorized vehicles aren't allowed, and the tranquil waters are perfect for swimming.  But first, we'll work up a sweat on this moderate hike that starts behind the state park, winds through the woods on an uphill climb, and then flattens out as we explore the lakeside trails in the pine woods.  We'll use natural props of tree logs, boulders, and rock walls to help us with our yoga poses.  The hike will finish on a pine midden in the woods, where you'll be guided through a relaxation meditation while lakeside breezes cool your skin.  

Afterwards, the lake is all yours!  Or maybe you prefer to get a maple-walnut ice cream stone at the nearby Barnard General Store, one of the oldest general stores in the country.  Country living at its finest!

Are you ready?  Save your space for this event by contacting me using this link.  Only $25 for this magical time by a magical lake.  

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Garden Yoga: A Meditative Walk
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

Garden Yoga: A Meditative Walk

  • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annoyed with the government?  Me too!  It's easy to forget that they do good things like maintain our national parks and gardens.  The National Park Service is even sponsoring this FREE Meditative Yoga Walk at Saint-Gaudens NHS in Cornish, New Hampshire, where the gardens are in full bloom! 

Despite everything, we are so lucky to live in a country which preserves its national treasures, including the home and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of our most revered sculptors.  His work, along with Mount Ascutney, provide a serene background for us as we practice gentle yoga poses, focus on our breath, and amble through the flower gardens and the bowling green. This event will include a quarter-mile hike along the park's Ravine Trail which has a short steep descent down to a quiet brookside path, and an ascent back up to the grounds to view Saint-Gaudens' striking temple.   

This FREE yoga event is geared towards those who want a slower, more meditative experience.   The optional yoga poses will be at a beginner/easy level.  Registration is not required; simply meet us in the park's main parking lot at 10:30 by the kiosk. If you haven't visited this gorgeous site yet, no more excuses!  

Questions? Contact me using this link

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Hike to the Star!
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Hike to the Star!

Get yourself moving on one of my go-to workout trails in the area: the Faulkner Cardio Trail.  Starting from the pleasant Faulkner Park, this trail winds up the south face of Mount Tom in 14 gentle curves that go to the South Peak.  We'll pass beautiful stonework, rock outcroppings, and benches on our way to the plateau with a lovely view of Woodstock Village.  After a rejuvenating yoga stop, we'll head up the last 100 yards of rock outcroppings to victory at South Peak.  You can event touch the Star that is turned on during the holidays!  

A bit of history: this trail was built by Marianne Faulkner in the 1930s in memory of her husband.  She wanted to emulate the cardiac rehabilitation trails of the famous German spas where people from all over the world came to take "The Cure."  Cure yourself with this beautiful, mildly-challenging trail and the power of yoga.  To register, please use this link.  $25 event fee payable at the hike.  Hope to see you there!

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Jul
13
7:00 AM07:00

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Wake up your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly!  You'll feel so good you'll be happy to get up in time for this 7 am class...

Drop in for $16, or Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass. Classes are Thursdays through August. 

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Mid-Summer Mindfulness Retreat
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Mid-Summer Mindfulness Retreat

“You can use your mind, to change your brain, to change your mind.” 

- Rick Hanson, Meditator + Neuropsychologist

Change your mind on this tranquil, informative retreat with visiting mindfulness meditation teacher Gena Adams-Riley and Miss Amanda.  Together, we will be guiding you through a day of yoga, hiking, mindfulness meditation, discussion, and a fantastic communal lunch. We will practice mindfulness in various settings: not only on the cushion, but in the woods, on the mat, and even in the hot tub!  

Gena is eager to share her knowledge of Contemplative Neuroscience, research-based science which clearly demonstrates that mindfulness practices such as yoga and mindfulness meditation have positive, profound, and scientifically-measurable effects on the brain.  These changes in your brain contribute to a happy, healthy, long life.  Learn to do these practices with Gena, a mindfulness mediation teacher with almost 20 years of experience. 

Our day will begin at the Camp Plymouth State Park in Ludlow, VT with a special Yoga Hike, an invigorating moving meditation led by Miss Amanda that uses the natural features of the forest to support our yoga poses and focus our mindful attention.  We’ll then reward ourselves with a gourmet vegetarian lunch at Good Commons, a sweet, homey retreat center dedicated to the mission of providing calm, healing space.  Afterward, Gena will lead a discussion on Contemplative Neuroscience and practice of seated mindfulness meditation.    

Our retreat will continue with a soak in the Good Commons hot tub, and we'll finish the day with the practice of yoga nidra, or "psychic sleep," a guided meditation that will relax the body so that you can seed positive affirmations into your subconscious mind.  

Ready to make positive change?  Your investment in this all-inclusive event is $110, and if you bring a friend, each of you will receive a $10 discount.  Please preregister by contacting Miss Amanda at this link. 

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Jul
6
7:00 AM07:00

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Wake up your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly!  You'll feel so good you'll be happy to get up in time for this 7 am class...

Drop in for $16, or Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass.  Classes are Thursdays 7/6, 7/13, and 7/20. 

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Yoga Play Date
Jul
1
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga Play Date

Come play with us!  It's the annual Barnard Firemen's Sale, so you'll already be in the neighborhood getting great deals; come on by afterwards.  This year, we'll be on the private land behind my house on the stunning Barnard Ledges.  This trail will charm you with its steady uphill climb, awesome view of Mt. Ascutney, and charming rock walls. Fallen trees from have created a yoga playland for us to connect with nature while opening our bodies, hearts, and souls.  And we'll have the woods all to ourselves!

After the two-hour yoga hike, you'll be ready to swim.  Instead of facing the holiday crowds at Silver Lake, take a dip in our spring-fed pond and munch on some light refreshments.  It's the height of summer, which won't last long!  Savor it with us.  

$25 event fee, payable at the hike.  Please register by using this link.  For those interested in the Firemen's Sale, be at the Barnard Town Hall promptly at 10 am.  

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Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga
Jun
29
7:00 AM07:00

Kundalini Yoga Series at Upper Valley Yoga

Wake up your mind, body, and soul with this ancient practice that builds your pranamaya kosha—energy body. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in sequences called kriyas designed to cleanse, activate, and balance the bodily systems. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Warning: this energizing practice can be habit-forming and may bring beneficial change to your life rather quickly!  You'll feel so good you'll be happy to get up in time for this 7 am class...

Drop in for $16, Upper Valley Yoga students can use their UVY pass, or purchase a special pass for $50 for the 4-week session.  Classes are Thursdays 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, and 7/20. 

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Tree Lovers' Trek
Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Tree Lovers' Trek

Calling all Tree Huggers!  It's time to trek through Balch Hill Natural Area in Hanover, NH and visit some of the characters there, including a champion Red Oak made famous by its sheer size and staying power.  We will be playing with trees, mossy logs, and rock faces to deepen our yoga practice and open our hearts to the natural world.  We'll finish with a sweet relaxation on the high meadow, where we can enjoy the sweeping views of downtown Hanover and beyond.  Off the beaten path, these lush woods are perfect weekend retreat to provide a meditative experience.   

Many thanks to the good folks at the Hanover Conservancy, a nonprofit who is graciously allowing us to use this land, co-owned by them, the Town of Hanover, and Dartmouth College.  A portion of your $25 event fee from this hike will be donated to the Balch Hill Stewardship Fund to maintain this lovely natural area.  To register or inquire for this event, please contact me using this link

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Free Kundalini Class at Upper Valley Yoga
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Free Kundalini Class at Upper Valley Yoga

Join me as I have the honor of leading UVY's monthly Community Class, when yoga is offered to the public for free.  We will be energizing ourselves with this unique style of yoga brought from its ancient roots in India to the US by yoga master Yogi Bhajan.  Very different from typical yoga, Kundalini yoga focuses on activating and awakening dormant energy in the body through repetition of dynamic movements and holding of poses.  This mystical workout will build stamina, release blocks, and transport your soul. 

All for free!  How does Happy Hour get any happier than that? Please register on the UVY website as spaces are limited. 

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Green Mountain High
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Green Mountain High

Giant boulders draped in moss.  Massive rock outcroppings glistening with mountain runoff water.  The soothing sound of a stream flowing over rock.  Tree roots forming snakelike patterns.  A heart-stopping lookout over the mountains, inspiring one to claim dominion over humanity.  While these could be movie scenes, they are all in our backyard.  

Join us as we foray through high-elevation hardwoods and spruce-fir-birch forests to the alpine terrain of the Green Mountain National Forest, with its surreal landscape of gnarled tree roots and lichen-covered rocks.  We'll hike up the Sherburne Pass Trail off Route 4 in Killington up to Deer Leap Overlook.  There, we'll practice yoga while gazing at an unforgettable view of the Coolidge Range, with Pico Peak front and center.  Along the way, we'll play with yoga on the boulders and use rock walls to support us with various poses.

This challenging hike goes through a 600' elevation change in 40-minutes hike time.  But if all those tourists from Mass can do it, so can you!  Preregistration is required to save your space; please email using this link.  $25 event fee payable at the hike.  

 

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