• Being Illuminated
  • Stay
  • What is healthy spiritual energy?
  • Darkness is simply the absence of light
  • Do you steal the space to heal?
  • Nature's Message for Humanity
  • The Owl's Wisdom
  • Being Illuminated

    First, the eagle was facing East, toward the rising sun, a position of reverence to the Great Sun or Son of God. The East represents new beginnings, or even just a recommitment to our daily intentions.

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  • Stay "Upside Down"

    The nuthatch, also called the “upside down bird”, greeted me this morning, reminding me again to get out of my head and into my heart. It has been giving me this message since the New Year began.

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  • What is healthy spiritual energy?

    Yoga, as well as many spiritual traditions, recognizes that the body can not be separated from our energy, emotions, mind and spirit.

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  • Darkness is simply the absence of light

    Like most people, I feel uncomfortable with the dark side of humanity, because its seat is within me. It's manifestation occurs in my mind. This has become a central theme in my work with clients and yoga students this year.

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  • Do you steal the space to heal?

    My recent experience of feeling down resulted in a greater appreciation for the potential of darkness. Holding this space for myself was very uncomfortable, unbearable even, but there were a few things that guided me through.

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  • Nature's Message for Humanity

    On this morning's walk in the woods, I asked for a Message for Humanity. The Chipmunk came in quickly, presenting itself for the third time this week, in an unusual way.

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  • The Owl's Wisdom

    The Barred Owl spread its wings, lifting up from the ground to my left and landing on a tree branch directly in front of me. It rotated its head away, and then all the way back towards me, as though letting me know...

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hardcastle mayaMaya is a NH based EYRT200 and RYT500 yoga teacher with certifications in yin yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Cultivating balance and peace, self exploration and honoring oneself are all encouraged in her teaching. “I have found yoga to be a life-changing practice that has deepened my relationship with myself and those around me and has contributed to better health in body and mind. There is great wisdom and strength to be found when looking within and taking the time to nourish and be with yourself. I love sharing this perspective in my classes.”

Maya has been a student of many styles of yoga for over two decades. She is a registered ERYT200 and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. She is a graduate of the Abhyasa Institute 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and YogaLife Institute of NH advanced 300 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training program. In addition, she has completed several complimentary yoga trainings including; Yin Yoga Teacher Training : Foundations Module with Josh Summers from Josh Summers School of Yin Yoga Fundamentals of Breath-Centered Anatomy, Vinyasa Practice and Principles, Yoga of the Foot and Reimagining Alignment From the Ground Up with Leslie Kaminoff Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Maureen Miller of Yoga NH Yoga Nidra with Jean Marie Belzile of At Om Yoga, NH Yoga Nidra with Rolf Sovic of the Himalayan Institute, PA Maya also has Reiki II, Carol Wallace, has a Shodan degree in martial arts and is a Certified Zentangle Teacher instructing mindfulness with pen and paper. Off the mat Maya enjoys being creative in the kitchen, the garden and with arts and crafts.

Yoga Philosophy 101

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Bring Your Yoga to Life!

This program is for anyone interested in learning more about Yoga philosophy and how to incorporate it into their lives through Self awareness, positive thinking, healthy living, stress management, personal growth and empowerment.

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A treasure trove of yoga philosophy!

Our teachers, as well as our daily practice, serve to provide a "reminder" of what we already know in our hearts and souls to be true. The following writings reflect these reminders that we need practice and more practice, and a community that supports us in our path towards enlightenment.

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