The studio will be closed on Easter, Sunday April 1st. SPRING your way into a regular Yoga practice. See you in class!
What is Kripalu Yoga?
“Kripalu yoga is a comprehensive, disciplined approach to self-study that cultivates health, facilitates psychological growth, and transforms one’s sense of self. Kripalu yoga arises from thousands of years of study and practice in fostering spiritual connection to all life and an awakening to the authentic self. It focuses on getting in touch with one’s own innate wisdom and happiness through cultivating nonjudgemental awareness. Teachers guide students through a practice of asana (which could be gentle, moderate, or vigorous), pranayama, and meditation, but neither posture sequences nor instructions are standardized. What distinguishes a Kripalu Yoga class is an emphasis on bringing awareness to the physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts that arise throughout the practice. The way we act and react on the mat becomes a microcosm for the way we act and react in daily life, leading to greater authenticity, equanimity, and happiness”. ~Kripalu Winter catalog 2012
We welcome you to come and visit us.
Friday April 13th from 6-8pm
Join Molly for an evening of ease! Restorative yoga is a healing practice of slowing down and moving into yoga postures with the support of props such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters. Restorative yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote deep rest and healing. The class will feel nurturing, relaxing, and regenerating. This type of yoga promotes a centering of your breath and body - aligning the physical, breath and mental bodies by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you to hold poses longer. We recommend this class for anyone in need of rest, healing, relaxation, and de-stressing; no experience necessary. Class size limited, so save your spot in advance.
This event is a 2 hour class - $25 per person if pre-paid; $30 at the door.
Register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the benefits of restorative yoga, see: http://www.chopra.com/articles/10-benefits-of-restorative-yoga
Earth Day Roadside Clean-Up
Saturday April 21st, 10am-12pm
Honor the Earth and help clean-up our adopted section of Lane Rd. We will meet at the corner of Lane and Old Manchester Rds in Raymond (just off exit 4 of Route 101). Bring gloves; we have bags!
Gentle Yoga infused with Reiki
Saturday April 21st, 4-6pm
Immerse yourself with Reiki to enhance your gentle yoga practice. The afternoon requires only your presence to enjoy meditation and gentle yoga infused with Reiki from Leah Pacione, Certified Reiki Master and Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Paula Hogan, Certified Reiki Master Teacher. Unique essential oil sprays will be sprayed throughout to aid participants in acheiving a state of blissful relaxation.
Register directly with Leah or Paula. $45 at the door, $40 in advance and $35 each, when you register with (and bring) a friend.
Leah - email@example.com
Paula - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness in Nature
Saturday May 12th at the Manchester Audubon Center from 1-3pm
Support the NH Audubon Center! Molly Schlangen and Angie Krysiak will be offering an afternoon of moving and connecting with nature. Allow your senses to tune in and your mental chatter to slow down. Reserve your spot by contacting the Audubon Center at: http://www.nhaudubon.org/calendar/mindfulness-and-nature-observation-workshop-2/
On-going Programs at Awakening Grace
In addition, all yoga classes offered include an element of mindfulness meditation at the beginning and end of class. Why meditation? Research is demonstrating the many positive affects of regular meditation. From anxiety and depression, to heart disease and hypertension, meditation is a benefit to adults and children alike. It will likely improve your concentration, reduce your blood pressure, and slow down the aging process of your brain. For more information, see the following links: Web MD on meditation and Forbes on the science of meditation.
Next share date TBA – Donation based
Join us to give &/or receive Reiki, Universal Life Force Energy. This energy has the intention to promote the greatest good for all energetically. We join together to promote healing in a group setting. No experience required.
21 days of Gratitude
Join us for the first 21 days of November to focus on gratitude. This is also the effort to eat clean, detoxify your body from any substances, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Sign up here to receive a daily email during the 21 days. Aim for spending 30 minutes per day on your yoga mat and attend more classes during this 21 day effort.