Nourish News

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

  • Nurturing Our Heart’s Desires Firstly, I want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to let me know that they are reading along with me. I am grateful for your time. It is an odd thing to post words into the ether and not look into someone’s eyes and see that you are being heard or seen. I suppose there is a security in that as well that allows me to be so intimate and bare. So, I continue. I continue to do the dance of calories and pounds as I strive toward weight loss maintenance. I continue to explore why the allure of external validation is part of my current thought habit and know that I must remain vigilant in my intention ...
  • Schedule Jan 29-Feb 4 What an exciting week! We will be continuing with our exploration of the Yamas, the restraining behaviors. This week’s focus will be on asteya or non-stealing. We will be examining why we desire more than what we have. There is also a full moon on Wednesday so look for some fun variations on the moon salutations. Sound like a good time? It will be! You can join me at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am Bow Lake Grange Hall M/W 6pm and Fri 9am. Hope to see you on the mat! Lanta  
  • Chrysalis…..Progress I am having a great week! Alexandra Poulis, owner of FierceFitNH and my aerial dance instructor, designed a 6 week aerial conditioning program for me. 4 workouts a week. I am doing them Thurs-Sun, with double yoga classes on Mon and Wed and my aerial class on Tues evening. Trying to spread it out to prevent fatigue. I started the first workout yesterday and it felt good. I like discipline and routine. Having a plan. My trip to New York seems to have broken the food aversion (although I lost my “love” necklace). Just getting out of the mindset or even out of the habit of having the fear of feeling that way when I opened the fridge seems to have done me ...
  • Rut Roh! Day what!?! Well, clearly I am not a prolific blogger. lol I have just returned from an amazing weekend in NYC. I was able to participate in the Women’s March and spend time with a great friend. I am glad to be returning to my routine and to my yoga Practice, however. I often feel the need to root or become grounded after traveling.   So this morning, this made its way across my Instagram feed: “You’ll know the truth by the way that it feels”. YES. As I journey along, noting my experiences, one thing I am reminded of again and again is to listen for truth. If I am turning outward, attaching my happiness to something outside of myself, this is not ...
  • January 21-28 Schedule There is no place like home! Having just returned from a whirlwind trip to NYC, I am thrilled to my core to return to my schedule, my Practice, my work. I feel so blessed to do what I love and that is to share the practice and philosophy of yoga with you! This week, I will be at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am Bow Lake Grange Hall M/W 6pm and Fri 9am I can’t wait to see you on the mat! Namaste.
  • Chrysalis Day 14 Good afternoon! I am struck by a quote I read today. “When one teaches, two learn.” This is feeling particularly poignant as I was approached by a new Yoga Therapy student, seeking weight loss via yoga, because she did not recognize herself in the mirror. This statement struck me like a ton of bricks! I began my weight loss journey back in August for this very reason. I couldn’t find myself in the matronly body I perceived that I was inhabiting. Yet, now, down 18.5 pounds, I look in the mirror and don’t entirely recognize this slender, narrow person either. Perhaps, looking outward for validation and definition is where I falter? I have secretly felt for so long that all ...
  • Chrysalis Day 12 Happy Sunday! I am reflecting on this blog this morning with a sense of dissatisfaction. I am not sure what I want it to be and that lack of identity may be getting in my way. I want to share my experiences. I also want to chronicle what it takes to get to where I am going which seems a little like a diet and exercise log, but who the hell wants to read that? So, then, I question is this blog for you or for me? Ultimately, it is for me, so I will just continue and see what develops. I have reached out to my aerial dance teacher who also owns FierceFitNH to help me develop a conditioning program. I ...
  • Week of Jan 14-21 ‘Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.’ — Thich Nhat Hanh Are you able to be in the moment? Let’s slow down this week and become present to our experience of now. You can practice with me this week at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am Bow Lake Grange Hall M/W 6pm  Note there is no class Friday 1/19.
  • Chrysalis Day 10 I have had a wonderful morning. Coffee in the hot tub. Taught yoga with a theme of looking at absolutes and where rigid belief systems get in our way. Came home. Ate a hard boiled egg and did my aerial conditioning exercises. My abs are still pretty trashed, so the egg turned into hanging knee ups ~ 3 sets of 5. Feel stronger in the figure 8 foot lock and worked on “bow and arrow”. Content with today. I love doing straddle ups. Burlesque lessons are in my future. 😉 The biggest thing that I am reflecting on this morning is just how easy it is to crawl up your own ass and get lost there. Lol A little crass, I ...
  • Chrysalis Day 9 Well, hey there. Thanks for sticking with me! I awoke, excited to get back on the silks today. My plan being to practice every other day. Comically, my abs had other ideas. I went to practice a conditioning exercise called “The Egg” (https://youtu.be/KKToTJAw13I) and when I went to lift my knees, it felt like someone slapped me in the solar plexus. I could not lift my knees. My abs had nothing to give. LOL So, today turned into another day of rest. I can not believe how sore my core is from my sternum to my pubis. Equally sore are the muscles of my upper back and the tops of my thighs. So interesting! Who knew this was such a comprehensive ...