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Simplify, Purify and Cleanse PDF Print E-mail

Using Ayurveda's Pillars of Lifestyle and Diet to Move Gracefully into the Fall Season

with Lisa Jeck, RYT

ayurveda 2Please note that the time of this workshop has changed to:
Sunday, October 26, 10:00am-1:00pm

The teachings of Ayurveda make us aware of nature around us and nature within us and we try our best to align with the seasons by what we do and how we eat. Diet and Lifestyle are keys to moving gracefully through the waters of life and as we transition from summer to fall, we are particularly susceptible to having all the excesses of the hot season manifest in our bodies.

Thankfully there are ways to ease this special time of year. Seasonal cleansing offers us a way to remove what does not serve us and bring in what does.In this workshop we will discuss how to cleanse our lives with pacifying rituals. We will talk about simplifying our physical space and our emotional space. We will dwell in the topic of food, how we eat, why we eat, what we eat.

The afternoon will culminate with a simple meal provided by Lisa and enjoyed in community. Recipes will be shared and group support offered if you wish to take this version of a cleanse into autumn lives.

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Gratitude: A Yoga Practice of Thanksgiving PDF Print E-mail

with Sharon Fellows Lamb, RYT

anjali mudraSunday, November 2, 3:00-5:00pm
Blue Moon Studio, Exeter, NH

Thanksgiving is, for many of us, the tip of the iceberg of holiday stress. While we look forward to the holidays each year, and to the time spent with loved ones, we often get caught up in the stress of travel, house guests, preparations, and shopping.

Take some time out of your busy schedule to re-connect with the spirit of the holidays. Through guided visualizations, breath work, pose practice, and meditation, we will bring awareness to the aspects of our life for which we are grateful, as well as to the opportunities for growth that exist in situations we may find challenging. By cultivating gratitude in the present moment - with all of its imperfections - we prepare to greet the holidays with a sense of contentment and loving awareness.

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A Deeper Understanding of Upward Poses PDF Print E-mail

daniela warrior 1with Roberta Whitney, RYT500

Friday, November 14, 6:00-8:00pm

Blue Moon Studio, Exeter

The study of yoga reaches deeply into every facet of our experience. Through these monthly workshops delve into the physical, mental, and energetic relationships of yoga postures.

With Upward Poses as our focus, explore:

• The benefits - Physically - Mentally (emotional / intellectual)
• How to safely move - Dynamic movement - Statically held positions
• Energetic relationships - Chakra associations - Breath and its influence
• Philosophical relationships to the poses
• Attitudes and Archetypes

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Exploring Yoga for Depression PDF Print E-mail

Coping with the blues
with Sally Sugatt, LICSW, RYT500, CYT

child pose - depressionSunday, November 23, 1:00-4:00pm
Blue Moon Studio, Exeter

The days are now growing longer, and those of us who struggle with our darker moods might benefit from the opportunity to experience a few gentle yoga postures and mindfulness techniques.

Yoga postures and breathing practices fortify our bodies to withstand the many stresses of our everyday lives. Yoga philosophy (to be present without judging, for instance) and yoga psychology (what gets in the way of you realizing your most centered and most serene self) offer many lessons for the mind and spirit as we transition to the fall and winter seasons.

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Karma Yoga PDF Print E-mail

with Libbie Bridge, RYT, CYT

flowers in statue hand - smSunday, December 7, 3:00-5:00pm
Blue Moon Studio, Exeter, NH

Transform your relationship with work.

"In the Bhagavad Gita it is said that Karma Yoga is doing work, but with cleverness and as a science; knowing how to do work that will bring the greatest results. You must remember that all this work is simply to bring out the power of the mind which is already there . . ." Swami Vivekananda

The average American spends 93,600 hours at work during his or her lifetime. Whether it be duty to one's self, family, jobs, or community, work is a predominant part of our lives. Our work, or more specifically, our relationship to work, can be a big source of stress, but what if a shift in our perception could transform our relationship to work, and ultimately decrease our stress?

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Deeper Understanding of Forward Bends PDF Print E-mail

julie wheelwith Sharon Fellows Lamb, RYT

Friday, December 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Blue Moon Studio, Exeter, NH

The study of yoga reaches deeply into every facet of our experience. Through these monthly workshops delve into the physical, mental, and energetic relationships of yoga postures.

With Forward Bends as our focus, explore:
• The benefits - Physically - Mentally (emotional / intellectual)
• How to safely move - Dynamic movement - Statically held positions
• Energetic relationships - Chakra associations - Breath and its influence
• Philosophical relationships to the poses
• Attitudes and Archetypes

Deepen your understanding in a safe and inclusive environment.

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