Wedding yoga

wedding yoga

A perfect gift for the bride- or groom-to be in your life. Connect with the love, ease and happiness of the day and release expectation, "shoulds," & "coulds. This summer I'm offering private one-on-one or couples sessions leading up to their wedding day or on the wedding day. I can also accommodate bridal shower, bachelorette, Jack & Jill, etc. sessions and work with the bride, groom or coordinator to be sure the session is exactly the way the newlyweds would want it. I am willing to travel to any location within 20 miles of Manchester, NH - then mileage reimbursement kicks in. I can come to you, or you come to me. I also offer gift certificates for a super-thoughtful shower or wedding gift. Give back...

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Equality of Earth

"I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." - Harriet Tubman In the eyes of the earth there are no class systems, no wealth gaps, no religious conflicts or racial divides. We may fight amongst ourselves, but approach a fresh stream to take a drink and not one of us would find the stream denying us hydration based on how we are categorized by society. Pick a plot of soil and plant a seed—even if that piece of earth is owned by someone else the seed with still sprout and grow and blossom. Nature is the home we all share. Everyone is welcome here. We are all equal in nature. We may construct systems that are used to segregate and divide...

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Spring 2016 Yoga Schedule

Join me on the mat this Spring for some regularly scheduled classes, workshops and guest teaching. Whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for thousands of years, we come together in sangha honoring today. Classes: 5:30 pm Monday - All-Levels Vinyasa Flow - Envy Sports Club & Café, Manchester 7:00 pm Mondays - Gentle Vinyasa Flow & Meditation - Beneficial Bodyworks, Raymond 6:30 pm Tuesday - All-Levels Vinyasa Flow - Envy Sports Club & Café, Manchester 7:00 pm Wednesday - All-Levels Hot Vinyasa - Mountain Base Yoga, Goffstown 5:30 pm Friday - All-Levels Vinyasa Flow - Mountain Base Yoga, Goffstown Workshop: April 22 at 7:00 pm - Restorative Deep Stretch - Mountain Base Yoga, Goffstown Nourish your body and release tension as we begin this practice with long holds...

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Stop the search

We're constantly trying to connect to our inner kid and we don't even know it. We're trying too hard. We're searching for happiness, we're reaching for exhilaration, we trust "How to ____" articles online. All of these things we do to try to be more ourselves than we were one minute ago. We think about who we want to be tomorrow and how much better "she" is. I'm guilty. What do I do when I have too much to do? More. What do I do when I need to chill out? More. What do I do when I want to be happy? Google it. -- Imagine that for a second. We're so obsessed with thinking others are doing everything better than we...

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Farmhouse love

I have a thing for farm houses. I grew up running the halls, and falling down the narrow staircase, of a homestead in Newmarket, New Hampshire for my entire life. My extended family has lived in this house for 300-something years and the attic is a treasure trove. Nose around in the barn, "little barn" or "slaughter house" (another timber-framed building on the property) long enough and you're bound to find antiques the Road Show addicts would drool over. But, it's the love that fills the 4 walls that is most impressive. Love isn't always pretty, it isn't always calm and thoughtful, it isn't always easy and it isn't always recognized. It's a home of many hugs, many laughs and many tears. It's...

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The Alchemy of Love

We all have the ability to share beauty, kindness and love with this world of too much suffering. We are this person. You come to us from another world; From beyond the stars and a void of space Transcendent, pure – of unimaginable beauty. Bringing with You the essence of Love. You transform all who are touched by You – Mundane concerns, troubles and sorrows dissolve in Your presence Bringing joy to ruler & ruled, to peasants and kings. You bewilder us with Your grace; All evil is transformed into goodness. You are the Master Alchemist! You light the fire of Love in earth & sky, In heart & soul of every being. Through Your loving, existence & non-existence merge – All opposites unite – All that is profane becomes sacred again. ~Rumi photo credit: Heart of...

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Why you’re stuck

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend and private yoga client about tattoo ideas. We bonded over design ideas, placement and meaningful symbols. It's interesting to me that though I already have three tattoos, my next one has me really thinking and contemplating. Granted, maybe I'm more "adult" than my very first tattoo at 18-years-old that my ex-boyfriend drew for me - but none the less, I wonder what's holding me back. As we discussed placement of the art on our bodies, we agreed that the middle of our back is meaningful, right behind our heart...

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Only kindness matters

Only kindness matters In most classes, I like to begin and end practice with a tidbit of wisdom. There’s like a bajillion pieces of mind-blowing Dharma to share. Tradition of yoga practice is thousands of years old, that’s a lot of great minds to pick from. And, it will continue with us – it is not something that once was, it is - and continues to be. My favorite meditation mantra right now aims to extend metta, loving-kindness, to ourselves, to our community, to a specific person, to the world and to all things. It’s fun, it’s like a pick your own adventure – except you pick who you’d like to send loving kindness to. This past week in class we used this...

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Do your job

"Your job here on this planet is to love and honor yourself. To embrace the wild, amazing truth that is you and to dance in your fire song. Your purpose is to be the undiluted passion of your spirit. The more you love yourself, and I mean REALLY love and respect yourself, the less you care about what other people think of you. You also don't fall into the same trappings as before with people that are not healthy for you. You say "I love myself more than this" and you walk away, with your head held high to all of the beautiful and amazing adventures that await you. So love yourself. Be selfish. Give yourself a deep bow of reverence. Decorate the sacred altar of yourself...

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