Nourish News

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

  • This is a rant. I am angry. Really angry. Like a fire in my gut kind of angry. Following my burlesque Troupe’s sold out show, we decided to bring our show to our home town of Strafford. 5 out of 7 members either live in the vicinity or have family that do. We recognized that this raised the embarrassment factor because we could potentially be dancing in front of neighbors and our kid’s friend’s parents (eek!), but the fact that we were so self-conscious was exactly what we wanted to address. We are not ashamed of our dancing or of our bodies, so what is the big deal, right? I reached out to book our local Community Club. We wanted full disclosure of what we ...
  • Schedule Week of 5/12-5/19 Happy Mother’s Day! I recently heard that there are only 2 types of people. Mothers and their children. All of us fall into one of these categories. We are connected in the human experience by these ties. I love this. It transcends differences of gender, socio-economic status, color, religion, political leaning. We are still mothers and their children. That supersedes all else. If we fix our focus there and care for the world as a giver of unconditional love, compassion and acceptance, as well as a recipient of such, what a kinder more gentle world it could be. I will be exploring ways to cultivate this loving-kindness in my classes at the Bow Lake Community Club. Monday and Wednesday 6pm and ...
  • Schedule Week of 5/5-5/11 What a week I’ve just had! Still processing all of it, from my show to hosting my friend, Erin Byron, to the workshop to extra classes I taught. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to share yoga and movement! This week, at Peace Tree Yoga, I will be sharing the story of the pose, Natarajasana, the Lord of the Dance, in my yoga classes. Monday and Wednesday at 9am. I am enjoying digging into Hindu mythology and how these poses invite you to explore attitude and intention. At the Bow Lake Community Center, I am teaching Monday and Wednesday 6pm and Friday at 9am. We are looking at the 8th limb of yoga this week, samadhi or bliss. This describes ...
  • May Ladies’ Nite Peace Tree Yoga Friday,May 17 6-8:30 pm In the spirit of tantra yoga, we look to the body as a way to become more present. In this once a month class, you will explore dance that connects you to your sensuality and allows you to express your unique beauty. And did we mention fun? It’s LOTS of fun! So, gather your favorite gals, bring an open mind and get your sexy on. In the Burlesque tradition, you are encouraged to dress in what ever makes you feel good~fishnets, camisoles, slips, booty shorts.Keep in mind that you want to be able to move freely. Shoes should be comfortable~booties or heels with straps are great! There will be a social time at the beginning, so ...
  • Schedule Week of 4/28-5/4 This is an exciting week ahead! I am teaching lots of classes and hosting a workshop. So let me give you all the details! At Peace Tree Yoga, I am teaching yoga Mon, Wed AND Thurs at 9am. We are finishing up April’s “Bloom where you are planted’ theme and beginning May’s theme to explore the stories behind the archetypes of our poses. I am looking forward to sharing more yogic philosophy and history with you! This Monday 4/29 at 10:30am, I kick off my next Lyra Arts session. I have one spot left! As a child, did you love to swing? Dream of running away with the circus? Love to dance? Dream in glitter? Then, this 5 ...
  • Schedule 4/21-4/27 Happy Easter! As most of you know, I am away in VA/MD seeing family and friends. I am very grateful to say that ALL of my classes will run this week due to some awesome subs and I will be back to teach Friday 9am at the Bow Lake Community Club. Take some time this week to contemplate surrender. It is such a powerful support of transformation and rebirth. How can you soften into what IS instead of resisting? What can be amplified as you soften?  Joy? Love? Self-care? Relaxation? A sense of spaciousness in your breath, your body, your mind? Remember that Chelsea, a teacher in training that I mentor, is stepping up to cover Monday’s 6pm class. Bring your beginner’s mind and ...
  • Peeking into the Corners:Yoga & Creativity to Honor the Shadow Self Erin Byron, MA, E-RYT500, returns to Peace Tree Yoga on May 2 to lead this exciting workshop! Expect to play creatively with the voice of the saboteur/critic/nay-sayers in our heads. We’ll move through accessible yoga postures that relate to facing the shadow self and find ways to work WITH our darker parts. We will also have the chance to respond to the mean voice inside via the same creative means we first expressed it. Thursday, May 2 6-8pm. $40 includes materials Purchase tickets here.
  • Schedule Week 4/14-4/20 What a beautiful morning! It is easy to feel connected and in tune bathed in the warmth of Spring and bird song! I am teaching this morning (Sunday at 9am) and it is likely that I will harness this verdant joy and reflect it back in my class.I will also be teaching on Monday and Wednesday at 9am as we continue to connect with the mantra So Hum and cultivate a sense of personal emergence from rooting and connection. The Aerial Conditioning and Lyra Arts Sessions begin again April 29 and May 1. Only one spot left, so don’t hesitate! I am contemplating replacing the Aerial Conditioning class with another Lyra Arts class to meet these demands and would welcome any feedback. At the Bow ...
  • Come and get it! Welp! I am not very good at writing regularly, but I am back! I continue to seek vulnerability, softness and openness in my life. I continue to lean in to areas that create discomfort and attempt to reconcile the truth with action. It is a daily practice. I invite you to join me in it.<3 So what have I been up to? I sat for a boudoir photography session with Nichole Goldworthy, relinquishing all control over the choices and am thrilled with the results! I was so afraid to see the images…afraid that I would hate how I looked, but she captured a calm, self-assured woman (sexy too! teehee) and I realized that that is who I am and it is time to ...
  • Schedule Week of 4/7-4/13 I am sitting in the sunshine, seeing robins out my window. I find myself so thrilled by the warmer days. The depth of this feeling fills me with curiousity. Why do I allow my moods to be determined by things I can not control? This is a great reminder to continue to turn inward and develop my relationship to joy within. Pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga, invites us to do just that-make a conscious effort to draw our awareness from the external world and direct our attention internally. We will be working with this through out the week at the Bow Lake Community Center. Mon and Wed 6pm and Fri 9am At Peace Tree Yoga, we are continuing to develop our focus on “Bloom ...