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Waterville Valley Yoga Offering Pilates Reformer Sessions

Helen is now taking appointments for personal training on Pilates reformer.  Recover from injury or get in to shape by using a simple wooden frame, a movable carriage, springs, a footbar and adjustable leather straps. From leg presses to abdominals to arm work to standing work. Work on endurance, coordination, balance and strength.  Wondering how to get started? Contact Helen 603-960-1470, for an Introductory Session. New client special is only $45. Helen has completed the Reformer Instructor Training and mat Pilates by Balanced Body Education.

“In 10 sessions you will feel different In 20 sessions you will look different In 30 sessions you will have a whole new body.” – Joseph Pilates

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WV Town Square Saturday Yoga Class @ 4:30

Saturdays at 4:30 is a Gentle Flow Yoga class with long holds.  It is a deep practice to create a retreat-feel in Waterville Valley. Drop-ins are welcome and the class is beginner friendly. Mats and props are available but please bring water and a small towel. 

Getting people out of their heads with listening to the Yoga of Sound.  With your thinking mind out of the way it’s now easier to witness the breath to support the movement.  Please join me.

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Yoga Tuesdays & Fridays 9am and Saturdays, 4:30-5:45, Town Square

Experience relieving stress and soothing the nervous system.  Dynamic flow and static postures. Rest and restore by using bolsters, blankets, blocks in restorative postures.  Enjoy the serene  environment with therapeutic sounds. Meditation and gentle stretching.

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Welcome

Have you had a long lapse from yoga and want to get back in shape?  Are you an active person feeling restricted with common limitations and feelings of stiffness?  Are you recovering from an injury? Are you a person that feels intimidated to come to yoga class because you think you’re not flexible enough?  Sound familiar?  

Classes are Open-Levels’ Vinyasa or Hatha styles suitable for everyone including those 55 years and up.  All classes are beginner friendly.  

It’s all in the experience ………     

Wellness Offerings

  • Yoga Classes in Waterville Valley Town Square & White Mountain Athletic Club
  • Personal & Customized Privates: Pilates Reformer, Thai Yoga Bodywork, One-On-One Yoga or Group Yoga Classes

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Waterville Valley Slow Yoga is Strong Yoga

TUESDAY, ‘Slow is Strong’, 9:00-10:15, Town Square

FRIDAY, ‘Slow is Strong’, 9:00-10:15, Town Square

SATURDAY, Open Levels Vinyasa, 4:30-5:45, Town Square

Treat yourself to some stress reduction by coming to yoga.  Train our breath, movement, gazing (drsti), sensing, and intuition.  Build strength, balance and endurance at your own level.  You’ll receive personal assistance for prop set-up.  At the end we do a deep Savasana with therapeutic sound and props.  The session lasts approximately an hour and 15 minutes.  Lose track of time!

Classes are held in a fully equipped yoga studio located in Waterville Valley Town Square.  The studio is located on the 2nd floor above The Bookmonger, and is conducive for yoga with natural sunlight. 

Empower Your Mind & Body

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Helen offers YOGA classes, TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, at Waterville Valley Town Square.  

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Yoga Schedule for March 2020

Please note that all group classes has been suspended until further notice.
THURSDAYS, Restorative, 5:00-6:15, Town Square 
FRIDAYS, Slow Mindful Stretch & Flow, 9:00-10:15, Town Square, No class March 27. 
SATURDAYS, Slow Mindful Stretch & Flow, 4:30-5:45pm, Town Square, No class March 28.  
SUNDAY YOGA, WHITE MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC CLUB, 9:00-10:15, All Levels Yoga, 9:00-10:15, WMAC, No class March 29. 
All group classes at Town Square are $15 per class. Freedom pass holders get $2 off. 

Contact Helen (603-960-1470) for Pilates Reformer Sessions, Thai Yoga Bodywork, One-On-One Yoga or Group Yoga Classes.

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Yoga Class Descriptions

MIND-BODY MOVEMENT   –   Explore the richness of the relationship between your mind and your body.  This class, based on Somatic principals, uses simple, gentle exercises to help restore optimal resting length and function to muscles that have become painfully tight due to stress, trauma, repetitive motions and/or unconscious habits.  Movements will be guided along with the opportunity to find your own movement vocabulary through basic structured patterns.   Awakening the senses and restore sensory motor awareness to the brain and muscular system.  Asanas will also be incorporated to further enhance flexibility, strength and balance for overall well-being.  This class beginner friendly and suitable for all.

RESTORATIVE – A perfect opportunity to experience a deep state of relaxation where the body can release and heal. Experience prop supported postures with long holds that reduce stress and bring flexibility and balance to the mind and body. Simply let go and surrender. Give your body the natural gift of rejuvenation. Blocks, blankets, bolsters, and straps are optional, and you’ll receive personal assistance for set-up in restorative postures.  This class inspires all levels and adults.  

Helen is a Waterville Valley resident and specializes in Therapeutic Thai Yoga but do teach Vinyasa flow and prop-based restorative classes. She is yoga teacher certified through Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, Arlington VA and has many hours of additional specialized training. She studied under Tias Little, Prajna Yoga, Todd Norian with Ashaya Yoga and other international eclectic renowned teachers. She studied yoga in the US and internationally in India, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. She has a Thai Yoga Essentials Certification through Lotus Palm School, Montreal, Quebec. She also has an Assessment-Based Certificate for Power Pilates Mat Teacher Training.

Any physical exercise done with breath awareness becomes yoga; anything done without the breath is just a physical practice.
~Rajan Narayaran

Waterville Valley Mind & Body

Maybe you are an active person looking for core building and body awareness.  Maybe need a customized, adaptable relief when injury or chronic pain impairs movement.  Did you know that there are different props for different folks?

Helen’s Classes are ‘Open-Levels’ of low impact Vinyasa or Hatha styles suitable for everyone – including those 55 years and up!  She also offers Restorative Classes that creates optimal conditions for balancing the nervous system and for allowing energy to flow and restore through Physical body, the Subtle Energy body, the Emotional body and the Mental Body.  Sound healing is used with Tibetan bowls and chimes. 

Helen teaches different styles and people with different backgrounds but what is consistent is that she is kind, committed and inspirational.

Helen also offers one-on-one Pilates apparatus assisted workouts for all abilities and fitness levels.

Contact Helen for Pilates Reformer Sessions, Thai Yoga Bodywork, One-On-One Yoga or Group Yoga Classes

Pilates Reformer is Physical Therapy and Fitness in One

“If your spine is inflexibility stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” -Joseph Pilates

People tell me I’ve lost weight but I haven’t cut back in my diet at all.  I do a different kind of workout on the reformer everyday.  Everyday is a different workout because there’s too many exercises to choose from. It’s more than working the range-of-motion, building strength and flexibility.  I can get a good cardio workout by using the jump board.  Just ask me how.  

I start off with a short yoga flow to warm up the body before the Pilates Reformer session.  The client always can’t wait to get on the reformer when we are done with warmup.  It has a relaxing effect as they go beyond their capacity than they normally go in their workouts. The results are amazing.  Hip pain and lower back pain are reduced after a few sessions.  I have witnessed that their core is toned and can see improvements in posture after a month.     

When people first see the reformer, they say it looks like a torture chamber.  Don’t be fooled. It’s not as bad as it looks. The exercises can be done lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, perched on the ​footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with additional equipment, upside down, sideways, and all kinds of variations. 
When the springs are in a lighter setting, some exercises are more challenging for the core because it has to work harder to control and stabilize the movement. The stronger the core, the better the balance, posture, and overall well-being.  The reformer is a great way to build strong bones and lengthen muscles as it resist a force.

Pilates Reformer – Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness

For a private reformer session I start off with a short yoga flow to warm up the body before the Pilates Reformer session. The client always can’t wait to get on the reformer when we are done with warmup. It has a relaxing effect as they go beyond their capacity than they normally go in their workouts. The results are amazing. Hip pain and lower back pain are reduced after a few sessions. I have witnessed that their core is toned and can see improvements in posture after a month.

When people first see the reformer, they say it looks like a torture chamber. Don’t be fooled. It’s not as bad as it looks. The exercises can be done lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, perched on the ​footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with additional equipment, upside down, sideways, and all kinds of variations.
When the springs are in a lighter setting, some exercises are more challenging for the core because it has to work harder to control and stabilize the movement. The stronger the core, the better the balance, posture, and overall well-being. The reformer is a great way to build strong bones and lengthen muscles as it resist a force.

What is a Reformer Pilates Workout?

Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness Pilates Reformer Pilates Private Workout – One-On-One Core – Fitness – Personal %

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Helen Now Offers Pilates Workouts in Waterville Valley – Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness

Helen Now Offers Pilates Workouts in Waterville Valley Private Reformer Session Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness Waterville Valley Yoga @ Wellness

Pilates Reformer:

For a private reformer session I start off with a short yoga flow to warm up the body before the Pilates Reformer session.  The client always can’t wait to get on the reformer when we are done with warmup.  It has a relaxing effect as they go beyond their capacity than they normally go in their workouts. The results are amazing.  Hip pain and lower back pain are reduced after a few sessions.  I have witnessed that their core is toned and can see improvements in posture after a month.     
When people first see the reformer, they say it looks like a torture chamber.  Don’t be fooled. It’s not as bad as it looks. The exercises can be done lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, perched on the ​footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with additional equipment, upside down, sideways, and all kinds of variations. 
When the springs are in a lighter setting, some exercises are more challenging for the core because it has to work harder to control and stabilize the movement. The stronger the core, the better the balance, posture, and overall well-being.  The reformer is a great way to build strong bones and lengthen muscles as it resist a force.

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Aimless Yogini Path in Waterville Valley

At one time, I was aimless and unsure about leaving a high paying, steady job that bored me.  I was ready for a new adventure. Before I came to Waterville Valley, NH,  I worked 21 years in Applications Development, IT Project Leadership, and Test Engineering in the Washington DC area.  Working in a wide range of wellness related services has been quite a growing experience for me since I moved to Waterville Valley 6 years ago.  Coming to the Valley is a change like no other. I spent summer vacations in Waterville Valley with my family over the years before moving here. Hiking in the mountains has always been a passion all my life. I’m a very earth-element person and I was ready for the great outdoors.  
This post is about my insights and experiences.  I had many bumps in the road after I moved here and I’ve learned being authentic is the way to happiness. I always wanted to be a yoga teacher so I poured my heart, soul and thousands of dollars into certifications, courses, workshops and retreats.  I have over 8 years of Yoga Teaching experience to create a one of a kind me.  Providing wellness related activities in a yoga studio is certainly new to Waterville Valley.   First, I taught yoga at White Mountain Athletic Club, and currently teach at the Waterville Valley Town Square Yoga, a studio I established three years ago. I teach at White Mountain Athletic Club on occasion.
It’s an advantage that I came from the Washington DC area where I had a lot of yoga teacher training available.  Since living in Waterville Valley, I fill my cup by traveling to exotic places for yoga workshops and teacher trainings.  I’m part of the Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness community where my sister lives in Essex, NY.  I visit Kripalu for workshops whenever time and money permits. 
To be successful you have to have a variety of niches. That is true everywhere. So, I got training in Pilates and Thai Yoga Bodywork.   Some people who come for pilates reformer personal training aren’t interested in yoga and people who come to yoga have no interest in pilates.  The same goes with meditation, Thai Yoga Bodywork, therapeutic sound and yoga chant.  Being open to other practices that I’m passionate about has expanded my client base.  I offer private sessions in pilates and bodywork therapy so that I can provide more to my clients.  
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