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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 $50.  Helen has completed the Reformer Instructor Training Levels 1 & II 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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Sound Bath Meditation

How about a vibrational sound bath along with a guided meditation? A perfect opportunity to experience a deep state of relaxation.

What are Tibetan Singing Bowls?

For hundreds of years, Tibetans have practiced a form of sound healing and spiritual transformation leveraging a hand-made musical instrument known today as Tibetan Singing bowls. Traditionally, monks and Buddhists practitioners have used the bowls in rituals, prayers, and meditation, and their sounds and vibrations have been described as the “sound of the void” or “sound of the universe manifesting.” Made of a special seven-metal alloy of gold, silver, iron, mercury, tin, copper, and lead, each metal represents one of the seven chakras. They are made by monks who use a traditional process of shaping them with a hammer, while singing a series of sacred chants and mantras to infuse the bowls with healing intention.

What are the benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowl sound baths?

While western medicine is still catching up to the ancient wisdom of our ancestors around the world, sound healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls has been known to provide the following benefits:

  • Reduction in tension, anxiety, and depression
  • Balance of the chakras. According to many traditions, chakras are our energy centers, and it’s believed that physical and emotional challenges are the result of one or more chakras being blocked or unbalanced. The notes of the bowls correspond with each of the significant chakras. Keeping these facilities in harmony causes wellness and harmony.
  • Immune system stimulation. “Sound can actually change our immune system,” explains Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at Cornell Cancer Prevention Center, author of “The Healing Power of Sound,” who used singing bowl therapy with his cancer patients.
  • Lower Blood Pressure. A study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion found that singing bowl treatment resulted in a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure and heart rate. Others have found a reduction in cardiac complications among patients who have recently suffered heart attacks.
  • Pain Management. The medical director of the Deepak Chopra Center in California, Dr. David Simon, found that “the sounds from Tibetan Singing Bowls, as well as chanting, are chemically metabolized into ‘endogenous opiates’, which act on the body as internal painkillers and healing agents.”
  • Get “in the zone.” Move your brainwave frequencies into the theta zone to induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and intuition. This positively affects our nervous system and engages our relaxation reflex while also inhibiting the pain or stress response. The upper end of the theta brainwave range is what is considered vital to the healing of the body, mind, and spirit.

Helen is intuitively skilled at bringing the mind and body into a sense of peace and well being.  She has studied Vedic & Tantric mantras with Russell Paul, ‘The Yoga of Sound’ at Kripalu Center for Yoga and with David Newman, Kirtan College at Yogaville in Buckingham, VA.  Helen is also certified by Margie Sanders and trained to administer a sound bath in a guided chakra meditation or yoga nidra session.

Helen is also trained to administer MBSR meditation, breath work and subtle body movement. 

Contact Helen at 603-960-1470 or email helenyoga@roadrunner.com for a sound bath session.

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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-Person and Zoom
  • Personal & Customized Privates: Pilates Reformer, Thai Yoga Bodywork, One-On-One Yoga or Group Yoga Classes
Waterville Valley, NH
Waterville Valley, NH
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2022 Fall Yoga Schedule

Experience the power of a yoga practice dedicated to slowing down, reconnecting, and discovering the healing benefits of mindful movement with awareness.  Helen’s Yoga are suitable for everyone – including those 55 years and up!  If you’re new, she offers private session to help you find the confidence you need to get you going.  She also offers private Pilates apparatus assisted workouts for all abilities and fitness levels.  She teaches Restorative or Yin style of yoga as well as in a Subtle flow which is endorsed by health care professions as a mind-body practice at an affordable price.

~THURSDAYS4:30-5:45pm, GENTLE MOVEMENT WV Recreation Pickleball Court

~FRIDAYS on ZOOM, 9:00-10:15am, SLOW IS STRONG   Contact Helen for a link

~SATURDAYS9:30-10:45am, GENTLE MOVEMENT
WV Recreation Pickleball Court
 
RATES:
~Drop-In: $18
~Online & In Person classes are $80 for a 5-pack punch card or $130 for a 10-pack punch card.
To pay by Venmo:  www.venmo.com/Helen-Rita
Checks or cash:  Helen Rita
Address: PO Box 55, Waterville Valley, NH 03215

Contact Helen (603-960-1470) for Pilates Reformer Sessions, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Private Yoga or Group Yoga Classes.  Email Helen, Helenyoga@roadrunner.com

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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 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 earned an Assessment-Based Certificate for Power Pilates Mat Teacher Training and the Reformer Instructor Training Levels 1 & II and mat Pilates by Balanced Body Education.

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

Saturdays at 9:30-10:45am – Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness

Join me for a peaceful and re-energizing way to get ready for the weekend. Enjoy 🙂

*  gentle breathing  * subtle body movements * yin, hatha, & vinyasa styles  * meditation

Please bring a mat, towel, and water.  Extra mats will be available.

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Source: WVRD Multipurpose Room, Saturdays at 9:30-10:45am – Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness

Rey Garden, Saturdays at 9:30-10:45am

Clear Your Mind, and Open Your Heart for an Immersive Yoga Experience

*  gentle breathing  * subtle body movements * yin, hatha, & vinyasa styles  * meditation

In case of rain class will be held at the WVRD Multipurpose Room

Please bring a mat, towel, and water.  Extra mats will be available.

Yoga in the Garden at Rey Center Cultural Garden, Mondays at 4:30-5:45pm and Saturdays at 9:00-10:15am – Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness

Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness Yoga Schedule Outdoor Yoga

Source: Yoga in the Garden at Rey Center Cultural Garden, Mondays at 4:30-5:45pm and Saturdays at 9:00-10:15am – Waterville Valley Yoga & Wellness

Heartfelt Streamline Yoga by Helen

Helen’s yoga will help you become more subtle, go inward, that involves concentration, non-striving, deep listening and loving kindness to the self.  The first practice is for those who are dealing with tightness and pain in their knees, hips and back and the 2nd video is an all-levels flow.

Stillness + Movement  Practice 2/13/2022

The first video was recorded three days before knee surgery.  The demo is very limited due to injury but the practice is rich.  MBSR meditation is weaved throughout practice. This will increase concentration so that you can surrender in postures while softening challenging areas.  This is a combination of slow flow and static poses with prop modifications.

Start lying flat on your back with your legs spread out, and arms by your side, settle with your breath and listen to the video.  Enjoy!

Spring 2021, Gentle Flow

Start in a cross-leg seat, watch, listen, practice and enjoy.

Helen Rita
603-960-1470
 
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”
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