There is a misconception that yoga is for a specific body type. Have you been hesitant to attend a class because of your weight, shape, or doubt in your ability to do it “the right way”? Have you struggled with an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body/self-image? If so, this 6-week series is for you. We will practice gentle and restorative yoga in a safe, non-judgmental environment while exploring modifications that support you. Gentle and restorative yoga gives you space to…Read More
Current research shows that yoga practices are integral to moving forward beyond trauma. We will integrate grounding and centering mindfulness practices, simple breathing exercises, and gentle movements to provide a space for the the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies to release and heal.
This series is appropriate for anyone who identifies as having experienced or witnessed a traumatic event – violence, victimization, loss, or other.
Bonnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker…Read More
Join Martha for a rejuvenating practice of restorative yoga. This relaxing class allows you to draw into a deeper place inside yourself as you are guided into supported restful yoga poses. Come relax, restore and recharge.
All proceeds from this class will go to 350Vermont, the only statewide organization in Vermont working solely on building a grassroots movement to reverse climate change through meaningful, collective action. For more information, check out…Read More
This workshop will use the Yoga Wall to explore movement and alignment in the chest and hips. Using the wall straps and bars we will find ways to support the body and learn to cultivate strength, mobility, and stability in the hips without straining and producing tension and stiffness. Building on this stability we’ll perform postures to reduce tension and increase movement in the shoulders, thoracic spine, and neck. No yoga or wall experience is needed for this class.
This workshop…Read More
Many of us practice yoga because of the obvious physical and mental benefits it provides. In this workshop we will take it a step further and explore the more subtle aspects of yoga to help us understand, and even control the prana (vital energy) in the body.
Through discussion, breathing techniques, physical postures, and mantra we will work to cultivate an awareness of the pranamaya kosha, the layer of the self that is composed of prana. Our practice will be physically gentle and…Read More
Are you longing for…
~ Ease and openness in your body, mind, and heart?
~ Loving-kindness towards yourself and others?
~ An uplifting, contemplative mini-retreat?
Then…. join Martha for this rich adventure!
Meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques), and Yin Yoga are complimentary mindfulness practices that foster awareness and caring: qualities of wakefulness needed in difficult times.
Come experience step-by-step meditation guidance to meet your body, mind, and emotions with…Read More
We all know the importance of proper breathing to keep us calm, centered and balanced. However, the importance of the breath goes beyond mindfulness and relaxation. The diaphragm is the top portion of the deepest core stabilizing structures, and its misuse can lead to not only shallow breathing but poor dynamic stability of the lumbar spine.
If you have chronic tension in your shoulders and neck, this may be due in part to a lack of diaphragmatic breathing leading to overworked neck…Read More
This series is an opportunity to explore yoga and create a personal practice to take out of the studio, into your home, or wherever you go. We will explore yoga practices such as mindfulness meditation, pranayama (breathwork), and asanas (physical postures) in a safe and creative community environment. Bonnie will guide you through yoga flows, facilitate discussion on finding time and space in daily life for various forms of yoga, and support you in creating your own personal…Read More
This series will help you build strength, steadiness, and power in your practice by accessing the core abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Core strength supports overall health and well-being. All levels of practitioners welcome.
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
March 8 – April 12
April 19 – May 26
In the midst of hectic personal and professional lives it can be difficult to find time to practice self-care. But, creating time and space to take care of oneself before attending to everything else can reduce emotional stress and physical discomfort while simultaneously enhancing focus, creativity, and balance. This workshop will allow for discussion and practice to explore the challenges and benefits to discovering Yoga for Self-Care.
Saturday, April 1, 1-3 pm
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