Slow Yoga is Strong in Waterville Valley

TUESDAY, ‘Slow is Strong’, 4:30-5:45, Town Square

THURSDAY, ‘Slow is Strong’, 4:30-5:45, Town Square

FRIDAY, ‘Restorative Yoga’, 4:30-5:45, Town Square

SATURDAY, FEB 23 ‘Open Levels’  9:00-10:15, White Mountain Athletic Club, (subbing for Kristen Gohr)

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

SUNDAY, ‘Open Level Vinyasa’ 9:00-10:15, White Mountain Athletic Club

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.  You’ll lose track of time without doubt!

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 evening YOGA classes, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS, 4:30 pm at Waterville Valley Town Square.  

Accomplishments

Helen is a certified yoga teacher and also in Thai yoga bodywork.  She has studied under eclectic and internationally renowned teachers, such as Todd Norian with Ashaya Yoga, Tias Little with Prajna Yoga and Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage School in Montreal.

Winter 2018

I completed ‘SATYA I’ & ‘SATYA II’ (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement) with Tias and Surya Little at Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe, NM. This is an in-depth study of SATYA movements and how to combines them with asana, breath and meditation.  I’m taught to guide students away from “doing” movement and toward sensing, receiving and “being” movement. As an adjunct to yoga practice, somatic awareness leads to embodied wisdom.  Prajna Yoga offers one of the most in-depth, comprehensive and transformational yoga teacher training programs available today.

Spring 2017

I completed the phenomenal 6-day course ‘Hands-On Adjustments and the Art of Sequencing’ with Tias and Surya Little at Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe, NM.  Practiced hands-on adjusting the poses using props to help modify poses: the wall, a block, blanket, strap, chair, wedge or bolster.  Also received a comprehensive curricula grounded in meditation, yoga, visual aids and discussion, dharma talks, pranayama and chanting.

Summer & Fall 2016

At the invitation of the Lotus Palm Institute of Thai Massage and Traditional Bodywork (located in Montreal),  I helped teach the course, “Assisted Yoga with Adjustments,” from 28 September to 2 October 2016.  While at the Institute, I completed all requirements for the Thai Yoga Essentials Certificate and also successfully completed the course “Thai Style Head Massage.”

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Spring 2016

I studied with with Todd Norian, founder of Ashaya Yoga®, April 15 – 17, 2016 at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness.  I attended the Yoga wellness weekend workshop training that consist of a blend of therapeutic alignment techniques, uplifting heart virtues, and the empowering teachings of Tantra philosophy.

I studied with Yogamotion Academy based out of Bozeman, MT, on March 5 – 13, 2016 in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.  I earned 40 hours of CEUs for yoga teachers by completing the “Workshop-Retreat Business Training for Yoga Teachers and Health and Wellness Educators.”  This training prepared me to  facilitate yoga retreats in Waterville Valley, NH, and beyond.  I plan to facilitate a retreat at TOSA Laguna Boutique Hotel & Spa,  Lake Atitlan, Guatemala in 2017.  Stay tuned for the Guatemala trip details later.

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Winter 2015

I returned from India with gratitude and love.  This trip was sponsored by Feathered Pipe Ranch, Helena, MT, one of the oldest centers for conscious living and yoga retreats in the country.  The tour was led by Baxter Bell, MD, RYT 500. We visited Delhi, Haridwar, the Ganges River, Rishikesh, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Sarnath.  I heard noise like never before, saw filthy cities, and poverty that is unimaginable to many in the United States.  I also saw  an abundance of wealth and beauty.  There were communities of love and ceremonies of light and faith that touched my soul.  I am humbled.  

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Fall 2015
  • I completed ‘Thai Yoga Massage Level 2’, Lotus Palm School Certification, at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.  I learned to adopt massages to accommodate people of different sizes and flexibility, as well as people suffering from common ailments.
  • I attended Kirtan college, a weekend of intensive chanting  with David Newman (Durga Das) & Mira at Satchidananda Ashram (Yogaville).  We did lessons in the Bhaki Yoga tradition and how to lead Kirtan.
  • I attended ‘Up North Yoga Conference’ in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain.  A fabulous workshop presented by Justin Wolfer, Nixa DeBellis, Michael Fergot, Katie Wilson & Magda Janak – sponsored by Michelle Bartz Maron, Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness.
Spring 2015
  • I attended an annual ‘Yoga in Paradise’ retreat with Suzanne Morgan, Xinalani Retreat Center, Banderas Bay, Mexico. A lot of relaxing yoga classes, workshops, journaling and meditation on the most beautiful beach.  I gave a few Thai Massages and received a few.  Xinalani Retreat Center
Winter 2015
  • Completed Thai Yoga Massage, Level I with Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage  followed by Assisted Yoga with Adjustments also by Lotus Palm.
  • Attended Tias Little’s Architecture of Asana training at Back Bay Studio in Boston, MA
Fall 2014
  • Attended the Kripalu’s Annual Teachers Conference on Modern Yoga Therapy.
  • Attended ‘Up North Yoga Conference’ in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain.

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” Khalil Gibran

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Yoga Schedule for April

TUESDAYS, Slow Flow with Mary, 5:00-6:15, Town Square
THURSDAYS, Slow Flow with Mary, 5:00-6:15, Town Square 
No class on Tuesday, April 23rd and Thursday, 25th

All group classes at Town Square and WMAC are $15 per class. Adult Fitness passes accepted at either location. Freedom pass holders get $2 off. 

Call Helen for a Theraputic Thai Yoga appointment or Private Yoga Class – 603-960-1470

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What is Thai Yoga Bodywork?

Are you an active person?  Do you suffer from stiffness and chronic conditions?  Have you ever experienced a private Thai Yoga Bodywork session?

Thai Yoga bodywork is the ‘metta touch’, the touch in yoga.  Thai Yoga incorporates martial arts moves, rhythmic motion, palming and thumbing along energy lines, gentle stretching, and breath work.  During the session, the receiver lies on the mat in comfortable clothing and relaxes. You will be guided through a series of  Yoga postures, while body’s energy lines and pressure points are being assisted.  It can provide amazing results to reduce stress and ease discomfort. It will improve circulation, help expedite metabolism, boost the immune system and tone the muscles.  No yoga experience required.

>>> Should You Try Thai Yoga Massage?   >>> Origins of Thai Massage    >>> More Information on Thai Bodywork

For Reservations call 603-960-1470
60 min. $80 / 90 min. $110

 

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