Rest and Restore Yoga for Stress Management

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 4:30-5:45, $15 Drop-in

Experience relieving stress and soothing the nervous system.  This mind and body class will train our breath, movement, gazing (drsti), sensing, and intuition.  We start off with a short meditation.  Blocks, blankets, bolsters, and straps are optional, and you’ll receive personal assistance for set-up in restorative postures.  At the end we do a deep Savasana with Yoga Nidra.  The session lasts approximately an hour and 15 minutes.  You’ll lose track of time without doubt!

It is 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. 

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

Yoga Schedule for February

SUNDAYS, Open Level Yoga, 9:00-10:15, WMAC 
TUESDAYS, Slow is Strong, 4:30-5:45, Town Square 
THURSDAYS, Slow is Strong, 4:30-5:45, Town Square
FRIDAYS, Restorative, 4:30-5:45, Town Square  
SATURDAYS, Slow is Strong, 4:30-5:45, Town Square 

All group classes at Town Square and WMAC are $15 per class. Adult Fitness passesaccepted 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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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 gentle flow and Yin classes. She is yoga teacher certified and has additional specialized training. She studied under Tias Little, Prajna 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