Nourish News

Here you will find up to date information on studio happenings, schedule changes and more.

  • Brittle “We were broken, brittle and fragile. The question was, were we still precious to each other? Or, instead of everything falling into place, had it fallen into pieces?” ~Megan Hart I have just returned from an interesting week. I was unable to write about it yesterday, so I did what was necessary. I taught my 2 yoga classes,  and then, laid around in bed the remainder of the afternoon. Processing. The word “brittle” came to mind and I was surprised. I don’t think of myself as brittle and yet, it was the word I kept revisiting. This morning, I googled “brittle” and found this quote. I finally realized why I was feeling this way. Although I thought I was going to North ...
  • Schedule for Week of 2/26-3/4 I am returned from North Dakota and so grateful to be back to my family, my routine, and to my teaching. I am also pleased to share that Steven of White Mountain Essence will be returning to the the Bow Lake Grange Hall for another sound healing session this Wednesday from 7-7:30pm. Don’t miss this profound experience. Bring extra pillows or blankets to be cozy. Can’t wait to see you there! This week, you can practice with me at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am The Bow Lake Grange Hall M/W 6pm and Fri 9am Yours In Yoga, Lanta
  • Change. Acceptance. Transformation. Transform: to change completely the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved. You may be noticing that I like definitions. I like words. Why do we choose the words that we choose? Do we like the way they fall out of our mouth? The feel of them on our tongue? Do we like all the connotations that the word represents? The images they bring to mind? Today, as I am rearranging my schedule and making travel plans to see my father, probably for the last time, I am contemplating transformation. Prior to studying Yoga, this situation would have been so challenging for me. I would have been angry at the world. I would ...
  • This Week’s Schedule 2/19-2/25 Please note changes!   I am holding this sentiment in my mind as I prepare to head to North Dakota this week to see my dying father. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer two weeks ago and took a turn for the worse over the week end. I am trying to sit in whatever it is I am feeling…grief…loss..love, but also remember that suffering comes from our resistance to what is. This is beyond my control. I can not change it. So, it is my goal to stay present to every moment of this visit and to revel in every moment of my magnificent life. I am so blessed and supported and loved and this carries me when I doubt. This week, the ...
  • A “no thank you” helping. When my sons’ were little (and sometimes, still now..lol), and I prepared something that they hadn’t had before or something they were convinced they didn’t like, they were asked to take a “no thank you” bite. The idea is that they would try everything and determine in that moment if they wanted more or not. I share this because last night, I attended a Beginner Burlesque class. It was fun to warm up doing body rolls (well….trying), strutting our bizness across the floor and feeling into our bodies. Then, it came time for the choreography. Choreography?? Every woman in there was a first timer. Can we learn pretty moves or how to snake our hand ever so deliciously around our bodies? ...
  • Schedule for Feb 12-18 with fun news! So much happening this week. At Peace Tree Yoga, we continue to explore the Art of Welcoming accompanied by the Morning Call mantra. At the Bow Lake Grange Hall, Steven Bachman will be joining us for a special 30 minute sound meditation on Wednesday 2/14 directly following class. His offering is also by donation. If you decide to stay on, be sure to bring a pillow, blanket, or extra layer to be comfortable and warm. I will also be continuing with our exploration of the yamas or restraints, interweaving discussion on aparigraha or non-greed. Release you attachments to belongings and let your heart soar. Sound good? Heck, yes! Join me at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am Bow Lake Grange Hall M/W 6pm and ...
  • Do not choose the lesser life….. A friend posted this poem by Nayyirah Waheed and it is so beautiful and timely. It makes me want to go out and buy every word she has published.   So here it is: “do not choose the lesser life. do you hear me. do you hear me. choose the life that is yours. the life that is seducing your lungs. that is dripping down your chin.”   Isn’t this magnificent? And it reminds me of what I am choosing for myself…to perform and to express myself even if the ways that move me are scary and challenging. To speak my truth and put it into action. To explore my experiences, both traumatic and joyful, in music and movement. Have you ever heard a song and all the hair stands up ...
  • Perseverance Perseverance: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success Ugh! Perseverance….that is what is being asked of me today. Last night, I attended my aerial dance class and we worked on new foot locks. These foot locks are realized by holding yourself up on the silks, and getting into the lock via moving your legs in such a way that you wrap the silks twice around your ankle then tuck your knees to create a base to step your heels into. Did I mention this was happening while you hold yourself on the silks? We also worked on an S lock that began with a straddle inversion which I can not do. So the evening was spent working on ...
  • It’s MY time! I have just had the most amazing week! I met with two yoga therapy clients which always thrills me. I led a corporate yoga therapy workshop which takes things to a whole other level! I played on a trapeze and LOVED it. It doesn’t demand quite as much strength as the silks, so I was able to realize more poses (?) and that was fun! The bruises on the back of my knees are not so cute, but I hope we do it again on Tuesday! I also attended a Barre class at FierceFitNH and had a blast! I was pleased at my stamina and love the core strength I am gaining. My last bit of news is that I am corresponding ...
  • Schedule Feb 5-11 This week, we will be exploring the 4th yama or restraint. It is bramacharya or moderation. It has also been translated as continence. This yama invites us to take control over our physical impulses of excess to attain greater self-knowledge and increased vibrancy. Turn inward to find balance of exertion and ease, conserve your energy to apply it to a higher purpose. Become stronger, healthier, and wiser! This week, I will be at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am Bow Lake Grange Hall M/W 6pm and Fri 9am Your In Yoga, Lanta