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Our Continuous Process of Teaching

Our Continuous Process of Teaching

Have you ever wondered how much time goes into preparing an hour movement class?   A lot. Like an entire career. 

Continual Learning

We spend time understanding and translating content such as anatomy and sequencing.  But then we meet people like you and we learn.  We learn that we don’t know as much as we should, and we go back to the drawing board of education.  Or that we see something new such as how the body is evolving through too much screen time, too little activity or too much demanding activity.    

All the Avenues of Healing

So we do more education, more study, take it back to the mat and trial and experiment on ourselves; then again see how it lands on you all.  See, we take the hit (of time and money)  looking at all avenues of healing.  Is it the breath, is it just movement, is it the mind, or your past?   Where do we need to concentrate our studies?  What avenue is next?  I know personally I have deviated into many different realms of brain and eye based work, pain science, the ins and outs of the nervous system, common pathology and specifics on the lymphatic and joint function. 

A Plan for Progress

Then after all of our continuous studies, we may feel that there is more work to be done on our end to create a class that generates the most change for long term success.  We may see you once, or we may see you multiple times throughout the week to identify the problems with poor movement patterns that we could help change in your day to day. 

One Size Does Not Fit All

There is a problem with that too, though, because you all are individuals with different pasts, pain biofeedback and traumas.   Depending on people’s jobs, social actives and hobbies, will create a difference of where we need to help you help yourselves.  We know that one exercise program cannot be a one stop shop to what needs to be done.  Individual problems need to be dealt with individual solutions, not just a boxed set choreographed class. 

Ohana Offerings Continue to Grow

Sometimes we have classes that just try to pull you out of the stress state, other classes try to build deep specific strength, and others try to bring more awareness to the patterns in your life that may be causing the discomfort in the first place.

Either way, be rest assured that we at Ohana will always be educating ourselves to make sure we understand all that you are going through, and that you have many class offerings to chose from depending on what you need.

You Can’t Go Wrong Being Strong

You Can’t Go Wrong Being Strong

Hamstring MusclesWhen it comes to good physical health, I like to think of it as a whole body system.  We are 3D organisms, 360 degrees around, spherical and dynamic.   Our bodies were made to be moving constantly.  So what happens when we aren’t?  And what happens when we move too much repetitively (think running, cycling, etc)?
When athletes use global muscles as stabilizers and the deep stabilizers aren’t being used, they can become injured quick, hard and fast.  The body shouldn’t injure easily and there are many ways we can ensure that the nervous system is adaptable to any situation the body comes into.  If anything, we have a buffer to become either not injured at all or have WAY less damage.
I feel like you cannot go wrong with being strong.  Period.   By trying to seek out any stabilizer weaknesses, we can find out what is not working and get it back on board.
Entire faulty movement patters cannot be blamed on one muscle.   I will use the hamstring as an example, because it comes up a lot as a problem that needs to be ‘stretched’ out.    The main reason why a hamstring may feel tight is that it has some weakness and the body puts up tightness as a protection mechanism to keep that weakness from having an injury.   When you try to stretch  or have them massaged out, that protection mechanism will only further inhibit movement, actually making the area feel MORE tight.  The body is doing its job very well.    We just ignore the signals.
When there is a problem with the body (tightness/pain/injury), we need to challenge the existing pattern and upload new information to the body.
Here Is what is happening:
  • Inappropriate firing of muscles
  • Poor stabilization
  • Poor mobility
  • Poor movement pattern
  • Poor central nervous system pattern
  • High levels of compensations.

What My Classes Focus On

In my classes, I always try to isolate an area that may not be working properly.   This may be in the form of doing a movement, looking to see how the class executes it, and then seeing what needs to be changed.   And then we try to activate it or create more mobilization of a joint around it.
Being deeply stable is one of the most important jobs of the body,  everything else is the cherry on top!
So, next time you wonder why class seems boring and why we take our time, you will understand it better.
Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

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October Newsletter

October Newsletter

It’s the beginning of my favorite three month stretch of the year.    It’s when all of my kids turn different ages, start some fun holiday celebrations, and become witness to the drastic changes in the landscape. 
 
October is usually when we celebrate Ohana’s anniversary.   Happily I have taught in Contoocook for over 10 years, but as an entity of Ohana for eight years, and three at our current location!  We could have not done this without you.  Thank you can not even express how we feel about having this safe sacred space that is open to you.  Our family is growing, and it feels amazing to expand offerings that blend each teachers unique background with their own style.   Generally life can cause pain and heartache.  We want you to have a respite to find small ways to help deal with the difficulties head on.  To use this collective space to guide you away mental and physical pain, if at least for an hour.    
 
 We have scheduled a free community class where you can come and sample the different instructors.  It was so heartwarming for us to come together as a studio to thank you for all of your support.  Details are below.

 Please see what else we have to offer the remainder of the year!
 
 Lisa and the Ohana clan 😉

 
 





 
   Family News!
 
 
New Weekend hours!
As of October 1st, the weekend class times will be off summer schedule and we will have Michael singing at both classes!   
 
Saturdays will now begin at 8:30am
Sundays will now begin at 10am 
 
The Sunday meditation classes with Judy Caron will now begin at 8:45am, after October 1st!
 
Yoga Nidra will be on Sunday the 6th of October at 6pm, instead of the previously mentioned date.   
 
 
  Always check the app or website for the most up to date classes, who is teaching and time changes.    Or feel free to message me at any time and I can let you know!  
 
 
 
Kelly is a contributor to the newsletter.  Her thoughts and poems are too good not to share.  Her journey through yoga can only be described as monumental.  Please enjoy!
 
 
Lost Time
“Time is our most valuable currency. Without time we have nothing. When circumstances outside of our control go askew, we are quick to label these experiences in our mind as “unfair”, “frustrating” and “stressful”, in turn fueling feelings of anxiety, depression and anger. What we fail to realize is this pattern leaves us falling victim to perceived threats and negative thinking. The world is capable of being harsh, unforgiving and a struggle. The sooner we embrace the shadow side of life with acceptance and compassion we create room for more enriching experiences. Every time we lose ourselves in thoughts and emotions that don’t serve us, we are choosing to throw small pieces of our life away. We must choose wisely.”
 
 


Free Community Class 
Open House / Anniversary Celebration
October 27th –  10am-12pm
 
We want to thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s time for our yearly celebration of a free two hour long class where you can sample some of our instructors. Each will teach for approximately 10 minutes to show you their style, and be available for questions afterward.

It is good for many reasons. It gives us the opportunity to thank you for supporting us for so long, it helps us be in community, and it gives you time to experience an instructor you may have been missing.

I am always proud that we have this wonderful space open to all. Where we can take care of you. Problems can be checked at the door, and we have many different classes that take care of the physical and emotional well being of what it is to be human.

Come if you are already a student.
Come if you have always wanted to, but haven’t.
Come if you want to just be part of the celebration!
 
 


Let go of Stress: Manifest your goals
w/Josephine Fanelli
October 13th –  12-3pm – $30

In this workshop we’ll do Kundalini Yoga, and meditation to bring relief and clarity to the mind and body. We’ll talk about what are stressors, how does stress effect the body, our day to day, and our eating habits. Then we’ll do a vision board to take home, or to the office to keep that intention and relief near to you when you need it.
 
 






Drepung Gomang Monks Visit Contoocook!
November 4th – 11th, 2019
 
Five years ago some monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery visited our little town of Contoocook, NH.   They made their mark all around town, spreading compassion and kindness.    Their work on the sand mandala and ceremony to disperse the sand into the river was one of touching sentiment.   The night of food at the library, the sacred arts display of dance and chant was also one for the books.   
 
I am happy to announce that they will be back this neck of the woods and I couldn’t be happier.   We will, again, all need to work together to gather supplies of food, flowers, and places for them to set up.    
 
They work all on donations to fund their land and space in India governed by the Dalai Lama, and I know our town will step it up to provide them funds to bring back to their cherished homestead.  In exchange, they show us their traditions and ceremonies of Tibet.   
 
Please stay tuned for how you can help, and what the schedule will be during that week.     My heart is so happy for this opportunity again.  
 
 
Did you know?…..
 
We offer 22+ classes a week
We offer ongoing classes morning & night with ones sprinkled in between. 
We have 18 teachers to assist you in your journey
We have 3 musicians that accompany classes
We have an atmosphere that is sacred  and calm
Our energy rises through the energy of the river
 
What we offer in the group space:
All levels classes (addressing ALL levels)
Gentle Yoga
Chair Yoga
Yin Yoga (see below for benefits)
Yoga Nidra
Functional Movement
Joyful Yoga (you really feel joyful after)
Meditation
Restorative Yoga
Thai Yoga Massage & Yoga
Holistic Bellydancing
Classes that find ways to access your strength and mobility
 
What we offer in the treatment room*:
Acupuncture
Massage
Reiki
Healthy Lifestyle coaching
Life-force Healing sessions
Raindrop oil therapy
Certified Angel Healing Practitioner Angel & Oracle Card Readings
*More details below in the ‘Bodywork & More’ section
 
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Please feel free to use the website or Ohana Yoga NH App for the most up to date information on classes and teacher coverage.   
 
We have classes every day – Morning and evening and some sprinkled in between! We offer affordable classes where you are able to come as often as you can without a disruption in your practice.     
 
 
 
About Ohana!
 
Mobile App! 
We now have an app!    Looking up classes, check if a class is canceled,  knowing who is covering, signing up or paying will be much easier.  The most up to date information is always available here!  The look and feel are more navigational.  It’s free! Check it out! 
 

Feel free to leave us a review on either the app (Ohana Yoga NH) or our Facebook page ( Review Ohana!),  if you have enjoyed Ohana thus far.  We appreciate it so much.  There are many people scared to even attempt going to a class, and we would love for them to know what others think about their experience and what to expect.  Thank you in advance! 
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If you come two times a week or more, you may want to consider a yearly pass, to fully immerse in the many offerings, without the hassle.  
 
 
 
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable: We are trained to help you gain a better perspective of your habits and patterns.  We do our best to bring you out of your comfort zone; the place that you have been for a long time and is causing your suffering.  Thank you for letting us serve you, by working together to bring out the light that is already shining within.  


Sincerely, 
Lisa and the Ohana Team !
lisa@ohanayoganh.com
(603) 748-1539
September Newsletter

September Newsletter

“If you just do the easy things in life, then life is hard.   If you do the hard things in life, then life becomes easy.”  Jim Kwik
Hello my beautiful friends!!!!!!   Here we are.  September is upon us.   I am always amazed when this time of year pops up.  It is the start of MY new year.  ;-).  Lots beginning, fresh perspectives, change, and growth.   It truly feels dynamic, exciting and challenging all in one.
One thing that always stays the same is my commitment to this path of providing a health, healing and movement center to the community.  Having a space where just by walking through the door, the feeling of centeredness washes over you.  Just THAT seems to be enough for people, but then everyone always blows me away by also putting in the hard work, and giving time for proper integration where I see huge rewards in an increased positive mental state.  The health journey is often slow yet deliberate, intricate and safe.  It makes me so happy to know that we have a space where many daily classes are available to give you access to the benefits of being in community, where everyone is working towards an individual goal, yet also being in a supportive environment.   Having a space where we offer enough classes, daily and weekly, that you can establish a healthy habit of getting to a class every single day, if needed.
This space is ours.  There is ownership and responsibility we all share to keep the center going.  To have it be accessible for anyone, where safety, open arms, and open hearts are in abundance.    I love when I get to watch new students get taken under the wing of a seasoned student, registering, showing where the bathroom is, setting up their practice space…..  It warms my heart to see that we are all stewards of this studio that has only increased in importance, as a staple in the community.
I thank you all from my full heart in this endeavor I had a vision for years ago.
 I really love you all so much.
 Lisa 😉

   Family News!
We are shuffling things about a bit for September!   Always check the app or website for the most up to date classes, who is teaching and time changes.    Or feel free to message me at any time and I can let you know!
Kelly is a contributor to the newsletter.  Her thoughts and poems are too good not to share.  Her journey through yoga can only be described as monumental.  Please enjoy!
Travel Light
“Let it go” gets thrown around a lot, not only yoga, but it seems to be a quick go to motto when life’s troubles are dragging us down.
We don’t need a lesson in letting go. It happens all by itself, in its own timing. Amid sorrow, anger, loneliness, relationship distress many other hardships we are still able to find moments of peace, grace, laughter, and love.
We need a lesson in simply not picking these emotions, people, patterns and mindsets back up when they are no longer serving our greater good.
When we engulf ourselves in the present moment, we allow room for gratitude to what is here, now.
Traveling light allows us to fully experience the beauty of the world.
Spiritual Kits for sale
Stacey Elysian and I teamed up in an effort to elevate others.     Two friends who combined years of knowledge and experience, aspiring  to make a difference in the communities and the world, by bringing spiritually conscious kits, to assist you along your path, and to make life better –  as a tribe!   We took everything that has worked for us, and made bite sized chunks for you to experience each month.  We work very hard on these to make your months better.
Most of these kits are spoken for right away, but we are trying to squirrel away some extras for those who may not know about them.
Septembers kit is all about Habits/Belief/Miracles.
The kit includes:
Guided Meditation from Stacey
Selenite Candle Holder
Wooden Mala
Scientific Affirmations for Healing
Powerful chant
Extra packet of information on habit building
The kits cost is $30.    We have five remaining.

 

 

Drepung Gomang Monks Visit Contoocook!
November 4th – 11th, 2019
Five years ago some monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery visited our little town of Contoocook, NH.   They made their mark all around town, spreading compassion and kindness.    Their work on the sand mandala and ceremony to disperse the sand into the river was one of touching sentiment.   The night of food at the library, the sacred arts display of dance and chant was also one for the books.
I am happy to announce that they will be back this neck of the woods and I couldn’t be happier.   We will, again, all need to work together to gather supplies of food, flowers, and places for them to set up.
They work all on donations to fund their land and space in India governed by the Dalai Lama, and I know our town will step it up to provide them funds to bring back to their cherished homestead.  In exchange, they show us their traditions and ceremonies of Tibet.
Please stay tuned for how you can help, and what the schedule will be during that week.     My heart is so happy for this opportunity again.
Foundations in Thai Massage Level I    w/Shai Plonski      $400

Nov 15th – 6pm – 8:30pm
Nov 16th – 10am – 6pm

Nov 17th – 9am – 5pm

Thai Massage combines the best of yoga, massage, meditation and energy work into a powerful healing modality. Among its many benefits, clients report an amazing ability for the massage to help remove tension, eliminate pain in the neck, shoulders, back and legs and to feel more youthful, deeply relaxed and refreshed.

That is because Thai Massage gets the body to move how it was designed while combining customized massage techniques. As such it helps clients to heal themselves naturally.

What’s more, you learn to give it as a meditation in loving kindness and compassion. As such the benefits are shared and they are profound. By design you’ll learn to massage so that it is at least as good to give as it is to receive.

This is a class designed for yoga teachers, massage therapists and those without any experience. In addition to the massage itself, yoga teachers will be able to gain confidence and knowledge for giving assists, incorporate Thai Massage into their classes and have a new treatment to offer private students. Massage therapists will be able to start offering a new modality to their clients right away. And those without any experience can give a high-level massage even after one weekend of training.

In this course, you will learn a complete 60-minute massage:
* How to massage back, shoulders, legs, feet, head and hands;
* The secrets of developing intuitive touch;
* How to get started on a successful Thai Massage career

This course is accredited with NCBTMB for continuing education and can be used as continuing education with Yoga Alliance.

Did you know?…..
We offer 22+ classes a week
We offer ongoing classes morning & night with ones sprinkled in between.
We have 18 teachers to assist you in your journey
We have 5 musicians that accompany classes
We have an atmosphere that is sacred  and calm
Our energy rises through the energy of the river
What we offer in the group space:
All levels classes (addressing ALL levels)
Gentle Yoga
Chair Yoga
Yin Yoga (see below for benefits)
Yoga Nidra
Functional Movement
Joyful Yoga (you really feel joyful after)
Meditation
Restorative Yoga
Thai Yoga Massage & Yoga
Holistic Bellydancing
Classes that find ways to access your strength and mobility
What we offer in the treatment room*:
Acupuncture
Massage
Reiki
Healthy Lifestyle coaching
Life-force Healing sessions
Certified Angel Healing Practitioner Angel & Oracle Card Readings
*More details below in the ‘Bodywork & More’ section
__________________________________
Please feel free to use the website or Ohana Yoga NH App for the most up to date information on classes and teacher coverage.
We have classes every day – Morning and evening and some sprinkled in between! We offer affordable classes where you are able to come as often as you can without a disruption in your practice.

About Ohana!
 
Mobile App! 
We now have an app!    Looking up classes, check if a class is canceled,  knowing who is covering, signing up or paying will be much easier.  The most up to date information is always available here!  The look and feel are more navigational.  It’s free! Check it out!
Feel free to leave us a review on either the app (Ohana Yoga NH) or our Facebook page ( Review Ohana!),  if you have enjoyed Ohana thus far.  We appreciate it so much.  There are many people scared to even attempt going to a class, and we would love for them to know what others think about their experience and what to expect.  Thank you in advance!

_________________________

If you come two times a week or more, you may want to consider a yearly pass, to fully immerse in the many offerings, without the hassle.

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable: We are trained to help you gain a better perspective of your habits and patterns.  We do our best to bring you out of your comfort zone; the place that you have been for a long time and is causing your suffering.  Thank you for letting us serve you, by working together to bring out the light that is already shining within.

Sincerely,
Lisa and the Ohana Team !
lisa@ohanayoganh.com
(603) 748-1539
August Newsletter

August Newsletter

“Time is slipping away for all of us at the same pace.  You cannot manage time, but you can manage your energy.”  Jaggi Vasudev
Beautiful summer is in full swing!!!!!!  I will keep this short as I know you all value your time!
We have only two more openings in the 2019/20 Level 1 Yoga training.
 We have six spots remaining in the Teen Yoga Training.
 Both begin in September.
We have another month of some free classes by the recent graduates!  Soak it all up before September when they are on the schedule consistently for the regular class fee.
We have 5 week birthing workshop starting the first weekend of August.  Details will be below.
And the most exciting…….Judy Caron has come out of retirement to teach a weekly mediation class on Sunday mornings.
Enjoy more of your summer,
The Ohana Bunch

   Family News!
Julie Daniels will be taking over the Tuesday 5:30pm gentle class!

Ohana welcomes Judy Caron!!!
We are so lucky to have her!!!!   
Class details are below:
Living Mindfully – Meditation Class
Sundays – 7:45-8:45am
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be present, aware of where we are and what we are doing and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us.
Class will include the following format:
-Introductions
-Centering Breath and easy movement
-Definition and Benefits of Mindfulness
-Questions and checking in
-Positions of awareness
-Mindfulness in daily life
-A variety of simple practices
-Cultivating attention, generosity, and gratitude
-METTA ( Loving-Kindness)
-Establishing an affirmation (inspiration)
-Home practice
-Keeping a journal
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There are so many credentials I could list for Judy, but let’s just say this…… She has practiced movement and meditation for a REALLY long time. And has used it, personally, to get through some very rough times.
She talks the talk and walks the walk. We are extremely honored to have her, out of retirement, at Ohana to pass along her greatest gift of teaching and mentoring. She has been a nurse, holistic counselor, yoga instructor, cycling instructor and home school mom.
 
Our three new instructors are continuing to offer free classes through August in exchange for your honest genuine helpful feedback to their teachings.  They have put so much time and effort into providing a class that they feel has integrity in the yoga and movement world, so do enjoy!
 

Heather Oberheim
S he comes to us with  a B.A. in psychology and dance from Colby-Sawyer College and a M.A. in dance movement therapy and counseling from Antioch New England Graduate School. She works as a movement therapist/music & movement teacher at the Concord Community Music School.
She is very excited to incorporate her love of yoga and dance into her classes. Heather has studied the importance of self-care and connection with movement for many years and will add intentions and mindful moments to her yoga classes.
Heather will teach Fridays at 3:30pm 
 
 
Donna Imgrund
Donna is a 2019 graduate of the Ohana Teacher Training Program. She has been practicing yoga for almost 5 years. She is a registered nurse with a Master’s of Science in Nursing practicing since 1992.   Being aware of the mind-body connection for health is an important aspect of her classes. Guiding a class through balance, core strengthening and pranayama is important to Donna and will be a part of each class.    She likes to spend time outside gardening, hiking and snowshoeing. Her daily yoga practice routine includes meditation, mantra, asana and pranayama.
Donna will teach Thursdays at 5:30pm
 
Amy Hurley
Amy is a graduate of the 2019′ Ohana Yoga training program and is excited to share her joy of movement and love of yoga.   Five years ago Amy started taking dance and yoga classes as a way to stay in shape while also having fun.   Working full time herself, she’ll share ways to keep your body moving and strong, as you sit at a desk all day.
A my will teach Wednesdays at 4:30pm
Kelly is a contributor to the newsletter.  Her thoughts and poems are too good not to share.  Her journey through yoga can only be described as monumental.  Please enjoy!
Taking off my mask
I was 23 when my entire world collapsed around me. At the time I was heavily addicted to drugs, working at a coffee shop, in a long-term relationship and just discovering yoga for the first time. In a whirlwind of the perfect storm; drugs, stress and a shock to my nervous system, I found myself in the hospital recovering from a three month long psychotic break. I had lost everything, including myself. Months had passed numbingly until one day my phone shattered into pieces. I vividly remember being so excited to pick it up at the repair shop two weeks later. After turning it on, there was nothing. Not one text. Not one missed call. It sent a feeling of emptiness down my spine and through my heart. I turn 29 this month, with that comes the responsibility of challenging core beliefs I hold about myself that are not true. Such as “People are fundamentally fine without me being present in their lives”. We all have them. It’s our Dharma to be reflective, grow, heal and to cultivate positive change for ourselves and our fellow travelers.
Childbirth Education Classes
Aug 4th – Sept 1st
Sundays 11am-2pm – $150
 
Ohana welcomes Birth Partners of New England for a five week child birth educational series for couples!!

These comprehensive classes will introduce you to all the concepts and evidence-based information you will need to begin your childbirth journey. We will cover phases and stages of labor, medical interventions and pain control, positive positioning, comfort measures, and tips for support people. We will have professional guest speakers share positive movements for pregnancy and labor, discuss postpartum and breastfeeding education, support and address common questions.

And…..Ohana will be one of the guest speakers!

Spiritual Kits for sale
Stacey Elysian and I teamed up in an effort to elevate others.     Two friends who combined years of knowledge and experience, aspiring  to make a difference in the communities and the world, by bringing spiritually conscious kits, to assist you along your path, and to make life better –  as a tribe!   We took everything that has worked for us, and made bite sized chunks for you to experience each month.  We work very hard on these to make your months better.
Most of these kits are spoken for right away, but we are trying to squirrel away some extras for those who may not know about them.
August’s kit is all about Abundance.
The kit includes:
A Roll on blend of oils, made by Stacey, anointed by spirit
Larimar
Advent for Abundance
Abundance Tea
Abundance Mantra
The kits cost is $25.

Ohana Yoga  Training
We officially open registration for the 2019/20 Yoga Training Program.    There are only two spots remaining.
This is for those wanting to know more about yoga, want to become an instructor, or are already an instructor wanting to delve deeper.
 Classes will be held one weekend a month beginning in September 2019, with a short orientation in August, and ending with an intensive retreat in June of 2020.
We have small class sizes to accommodate all of the growth that occurs during the year.
This program was designed to be completely unique. You will be studying the five most influential lineages of Yoga in the west, the most up to date science in movement, breath and brain, then practice these tools daily (or whenever it fits into your schedule).
Each student will receive individualized mentoring.
Ohana is invested in cultivating a family of quality Certified Yoga Teachers. Through hard work and commitment, you will explore the transformative power of Yoga, Healing Arts and movement.
Mindful Healing begins with the Self.  One can best serve others when they are fully present and able to act as a reflection for others.  Leading comes from the difficult work of looking within, going past the ego and cultivating compassion toward others.
Take note, this training is more of a transformative experience.  You may use it for your own self discovery, however, we will give you all the tools to go out and teach with confidence.  This training will provide the details necessary in topics of Anatomy, Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting, Philosophy, Ayurveda, Assisting, and Energy systems.  You will also be provided with tools for deep Self study.
I come to your with years of training through many different teachers, styles and techniques in all areas.   There are many guest teachers who are experts in their experience of certain aspects of knowledge.  You will have an excellent well rounded anatomy program, with an in-house teacher as well as an online program.
Saturdays from 10am-6pm    *    Sundays from 8am-5pm
This is a life changing experience, as you will evaluate the depths of your life and what your daily routine is.  It transforms your way of thinking and elevates your approach to daily interactions with people  We have guest teachers in all areas of expertise going over enough topics, that your spiritual/yoga journal is enhanced.
 
 
Teen Yoga Training
We have now also registration for a mini teen yoga training.  It will go through the same months, but be much shorter, meeting 3 hours on a weekend or week day (depending on what the students choose), once a month.  I would love to foster the interested of these serious teens who are wanting to know more, will use their time wisely, and want to be in a small group with like minded adolescents.
 With our fast paced world, this will teach them how to create daily choices that promote their own sense of well being, so as not to get depleted with what society is asking of them at this age.   They will be given a certificate at the end for completion with specific hours covered.   They can then use this if they ever wanted to be fully certified in the future.
I don’t want to leave this world without having given every ounce of myself leading others into a way that has helped me, and to help groom the youth of America in more spiritual, mental and physically stronger ways.  Our future is brighter knowing we have kids out there willing to take care of themselves first before trying to take care of others.   To not get depleted at such a young age.
Please call for more details, questions, or if you are interested in applying.
 (603) 748-1539


Drepung Gomang Monks Visit Contoocook!
November 4th – 11th, 2019
Five years ago some monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery visited our little town of Contoocook, NH.   They made their mark all around town, spreading compassion and kindness.    Their work on the sand mandala and ceremony to disperse the sand into the river was one of touching sentiment.   The night of food at the library, the sacred arts display of dance and chant was also one for the books.
I am happy to announce that they will be back this neck of the woods and I couldn’t be happier.   We will, again, all need to work together to gather supplies of food, flowers, and places for them to set up.
They work all on donations to fund their land and space in India governed by the Dalai Lama, and I know our town will step it up to provide them funds to bring back to their cherished homestead.  In exchange, they show us their traditions and ceremonies of Tibet.
Please stay tuned for how you can help, and what the schedule will be during that week.     My heart is so happy for this opportunity again.
Foundations in Thai Massage Level I    w/Shai Plonski      $400

Nov 15th – 6pm – 8:30pm
Nov 16th – 10am – 6pm
Nov 17th – 9am – 5pm

Thai Massage combines the best of yoga, massage, meditation and energy work into a powerful healing modality. Among its many benefits, clients report an amazing ability for the massage to help remove tension, eliminate pain in the neck, shoulders, back and legs and to feel more youthful, deeply relaxed and refreshed.

That is because Thai Massage gets the body to move how it was designed while combining customized massage techniques. As such it helps clients to heal themselves naturally.

What’s more, you learn to give it as a meditation in loving kindness and compassion. As such the benefits are shared and they are profound. By design you’ll learn to massage so that it is at least as good to give as it is to receive.

This is a class designed for yoga teachers, massage therapists and those without any experience. In addition to the massage itself, yoga teachers will be able to gain confidence and knowledge for giving assists, incorporate Thai Massage into their classes and have a new treatment to offer private students. Massage therapists will be able to start offering a new modality to their clients right away. And those without any experience can give a high-level massage even after one weekend of training.

In this course, you will learn a complete 60-minute massage:
* How to massage back, shoulders, legs, feet, head and hands;
* The secrets of developing intuitive touch;
* How to get started on a successful Thai Massage career

This course is accredited with NCBTMB for continuing education and can be used as continuing education with Yoga Alliance.

Did you know?…..
We offer 22+ classes a week
We offer ongoing classes morning & night with ones sprinkled in between.
We have 18 teachers to assist you in your journey
We have 5 musicians that accompany classes
We have an atmosphere that is sacred  and calm
Our energy rises through the energy of the river
What we offer in the group space:
All levels classes (addressing ALL levels)
Gentle Yoga
Chair Yoga
Yin Yoga (see below for benefits)
Yoga Nidra
Functional Movement
Joyful Yoga (you really feel joyful after)
Meditation
Restorative Yoga
Thai Yoga Massage & Yoga
Holistic Bellydancing
Classes that find ways to access your strength and mobility
What we offer in the treatment room*:
Acupuncture
Massage
Reiki
Healthy Lifestyle coaching
Life-force Healing sessions
Certified Angel Healing Practitioner Angel & Oracle Card Readings
*More details below in the ‘Bodywork & More’ section
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We have classes every day – Morning and evening and some sprinkled in between! We offer affordable classes where you are able to come as often as you can without a disruption in your practice.

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If you come two times a week or more, you may want to consider a yearly pass, to fully immerse in the many offerings, without the hassle.
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable: We are trained to help you gain a better perspective of your habits and patterns.  We do our best to bring you out of your comfort zone; the place that you have been for a long time and is causing your suffering.  Thank you for letting us serve you, by working together to bring out the light that is already shining within.

Sincerely,
Lisa and the Ohana Team !
lisa@ohanayoganh.com
(603) 748-1539