In barely 2 weeks, on Sunday February 16, just two days after Valentine's Day, is another chance to treat Yourself and a Loved One to total Rest and Renewal with a Restorative Yoga Practice!
Especially now, in the cold season of the Northeast, we have to nurture our Vata nature with grounding, relaxing, calming poses, and a warming tea!
Bring your daughter, son, spouse, partner, or a friend, and enjoy this workshop with a few partner stretches and restorative Yoga poses, enhanced with a gentle face, shoulder, and foot massage and essential oils (if you like)!
You have a real discount by paying only $50 per couple!! :)
Please, sign - up today! Don't delay!
Shilo farm members, please go to schedule - workshops rates! :)
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Thank you so much,
Dear Yoga Friends:
As the year is coming to an end, I am grateful to our Yoga community and the experiences of the past year! Thank you all for your continuous support and enthusiasm!
During this time of the year, I always enjoy celebrating with my family, but also taking the time to meditate, and reflect on my life, on its blessings and its challenges. This morning, during our Yoga practice, our little grandson Bear asked for “Loon-Yoga”! What is this? Well, he had observed that the loons carry their babies on their backs across the lake! So, we practiced Down-Dogs, Cobras, Table, and Child pose with Bear on our backs! So much fun! If you are a parent or grandparent, enjoy playing with your family!
Our Yoga schedule for January is enclosed. Over this coming semester, we will be practicing with reflections on the Yoga Sutras. We will include Mudras, occasional chanting of the Sutras, and a few Mantras.
Please sign up via e-mail, by PayPal, or bring the payment to class on January 8 or 9. If you plan to start later, let me know your starting date! As you have seen in the past, your favorite class fills up quickly.
Please, sign up for our next fun-filled Valentine workshop: A Partner supported Restorative Practice on February 16, 2:00 - 4:30PM. This is a real treat for couples, partners, friends, moms & daughters, dads & sons!
May this Season of Light bring you Joy, Peace, and Abundance!
With much Love & Blessings, Hannelore
Classes begin again on January 8th, 2020
Upcoming Workshops 2020!
Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season have arrived. I like to extend my gratitude and Love to all of you for practicing Yoga and Ayurveda with me!
It is fun to bake and cook with the principles of Ayurveda in mind. Ayurvedic spices not only give you a rich and satisfying flavor, but also support your digestion and seasonal health. Here, in New England, we are happy to harvest our local winter veggies. Last year, I shared with you my favorite squash, filled with mushrooms, leaks, or chestnuts! It will definitely be on our table again! This year, I am sharing with you one of my favorite lighter meals: Baked Brussels Sprouts and Yam Puree. This works very well together with the recipes from last year (you can scroll down to Thanksgiving 2018!)
Baked Brussels Sprouts:
Cut the Brussels-sprouts in half. Sauté 2 tbsp of Kitchari spice mix (turmeric, curry, paprika, ginger, cumin, coriander) in 2 tbsp ghee, let it gently foam! Add the Brussels sprouts to the spiced ghee, add a tbsp of nutritional yeast, a tbsp of balsamic vinegar or wine. Toss them around until they are covered on all sides, distribute them onto a baking dish and bake them by 400F for 20 minutes.
Peel yams, cut into ½ inch pieces. Sauté 2 tbsp of Kitchari spice mix (turmeric, curry, paprika, ginger, cumin, coriander) and I inch of fresh finely chopped ginger in 2 tbsp ghee. Add the yam pieces, toss them around, add a little water with a tbsp of nutritional yeast and let it simmer until soft. Now add ½ can of thick coconut cream and whip everything together until smooth. Enjoy!
Only two days left to sign-up!
This Saturday, you have the opportunity to join me from 1:00 - 3:30PM in an in-depth WS which draws from my over 30 years of experience with Yoga therapeutics, European medicinal herbs, home remedies, and the wisdom of ancient Ayurveda.
In our workshop “Staying Well through the Winter”, I will introduce you to special kitchen spices that help keep negative winter symptoms at bay. I offer a purifying and vitalizing Yoga class with handouts so that you can practice keeping your joints loose. With pranayama breathing practices, Mudras, and Marma Chikitsa pressure points, you will have the tools to help you move through the Winter with more ease.
Finally, I will teach you how to make certain foods, teas, and meals to help you remain energetic and warm through the Winter season. A few recipes will be provided for you to take home as well!
Hope to see you at beautiful Shilo Farm in Eliot! :)
We enjoyed New Hampshire’s Autumn colors with sunshine and winds. Slowly but surely, we get used to the lower temperatures! Our body reminds us of possible health issues! Let’s think about how we can take care of ourselves. The Winter season can bring issues, such as ‘The Winter Blues’ with tiredness & moodiness, insomnia or excess sleep, stiff or painful joints, and common colds and coughs. This workshop draws from experience of 30 years with Yoga therapeutics, European medicinal herbs, and home remedies. It also features the wisdom of ancient Rishis explaining Ayurveda. Kitchen spices, specific food ingredients, simple changes in lifestyle, purifying and vitalizing Yoga movements, breathing practices, Mudras, and Marma – pressure points help you move through the Winter with more ease!
Please, sign-up by sending an email, pay by check, or by PayPal under SCHEDULE: RATES or WORKSHOPS. Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you! :)
We are starting a new session this coming week, November 6. It will be a shorter 5-week session because of the Holidays and my short travel out of the country!
For this coming week, we'll have Wednesday 5:00pm and Thursday 9:00am only!
No Therapeutic Gentle Class at 11:30am, therefore a 4-week session.
The week of November 13 & 14 has No class because of my travel!
We'll resume again November 20 & 21 with all classes.
The Thanksgiving week has No class again! Wishing you Happy Thanksgiving!! :)
All our weekly classes will run between December 4, Wednesdays and Thursdays until December 19! :)
If you like to treat yourself with my workshop "Staying Well through the Winter"
please sign up early! It is loaded with information to treat yourself and stay well with particular herbs, foods, and Yoga practices from the perspectives of Ayurveda and Western knowledge! Please, check it out below our schedule!
Our favorite R & R workshop is coming up this Sunday, October 27, 1:00 - 3:30PM.
We'll first move and work to activate our Marma/Acupressure-points. Afterwards we'll go into a few deep relaxing restorative postures to allow special essential oils to affect our senses!
Below are some important facts about Marma Chikitsa:
Marma Chikitsa is one of the most important Ayurvedic treatments. It was originated more than 5,000 years ago. Marma Chikitsa energizes the body, and relieves stress related dis-ease, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the body to heal itself.
Marma Chikitsa works with subtle energy points, or Marmani, similar as Acupressure points. The therapy opens and stimulates the energy-releasing channels in the body, also called Shrotas. When different medicinal oils are applied on the Marmani, it is calming and soothing. Using a Tuning Fork, or massaging with the fingertips or tennis-balls stimulates and vitalizes the body, and can also be a powerful transformation on the mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
According to Science and Ayurveda, everything in the Universe vibrates. All matter is composed of waves that vibrate according to their composition. Sound travels well in water, and because the human body is mainly composed of water, our body is a great conductor of sound. The sound wave created by a tuning fork works like kinetic energy to remove disharmony or tension from the body, and restores wellness.
Because our whole body is a listening device, and sound is well felt through the bones, we’ll use sacrum and manubrium/sternum to feel the vibration. The Aum-Tuning Fork utilizes Marma points, Chakras, and Nadis and vibrates into the entire body.
Marma Chikitsa benefits:
Just a quick reminder that we are at beautiful Shilo Farm for our Osteoporosis WS on Friday, October 11 from 5:00 - 7:30PM. We still have a few spaces open!
For our Rest & Renewal WS with Marma/Acupressure self-massage, we meet again at Shilo Farm. Please, let me know if you have questions! Thank you for signing up!
Reminder of This Month's Workshops!
September has been flying by so fast, and we enjoyed our first weekly Yoga classes. This Autumn & Wintertime, we are focusing on the Five Elements in detail to cultivate harmony and enhance our well-being!
I like to remind you of my next TWO WORKSHOPS:
On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 5-7:30PM, we'll have our OSTEOPOROSIS WORKSHOP at beautiful Shilo Farm in Eliot. Please, see some more explanations below!
On SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1-3:30PM (I changed from Saturday to SUNDAY),
I will offer again our most favorite rejuvenating and revitalizing workshop!
You will learn how to actively roll away blockages, learn about Marma - Acupressure points, and relax & rejuvenate in Restorative Poses, using particular essential oils for your Dosha/body-constitution.
Preventing & Reversing Osteoporosis
Prevention of osteoporosis to strengthen and reclaim bone health should begin during perimenopause or latest at menopause. Bones grow stronger when they are used, as it is said: “Move it or lose it”! Yoga effectively supports bone health through postures, which engage and strengthen the bones. Relaxation techniques reduce stress, promote a feeling of well-being, and support our immune system. Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Diet strengthen digestion in support of the bone tissue.
The Skeletal System is our foundation. Bones build blood cells, store calcium and phosphorous, and provide a solid framework for upright posture and movement. Estrogen stimulates bone growth. During the early years of a woman’s life, bones reconstruct as quickly as they lose mass. However, by the age of forty and beyond, the hormonal levels shift, and the reconstruction of bones can dramatically weaken. Depending on constitution, life-style, and diet, the bone loss accelerates and leads to Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
Thank you so much for your interest in learning more about the benefits of Yoga & Ayurveda. ~ Hannelore