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.
I hope, you all had a wonderful relaxing summer! My summer was full of surprises as well as lovely visits from dear friends and family. What kind of surprises? Well, as some of you know, I injured myself while attempting some hard-core gardening ;) One broken fibula and a sprained foot have taught me many things such as the value of rest and relaxation. ❤
I like to look at this event as the Universe reminding me to rest and reflect more, to read and write, as well as take the time to accomplish a few personal goals. In fact, as a result of my accident, I found the time to become a provider for NAMA! I also invested in more continuing education for myself! As a result, I have so much to share with you!
However, because rest and reflection are very important parts of living a full and healthy life I still need at least one more week of both while my injuries continue to heal. After one more week of rest, I hope that you will consider joining me in both rest and relaxation too by signing up for one of my upcoming relaxing workshops or by coming to my yoga classes at my new location (information below)!
I look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Much Love, Hannelore
INNER BALANCE in Newington has moved and so after a wonderful year there, I have decided to take advantage of a different yoga space for some of our workshops!
Our new, beautiful location is at Shilo Farm in Eliot, - 88 Beech Road.
Shilo Farm is a Yoga Retreat and Community Place. When you enter the farm, you might be greeted by goats and other animals. The Yoga studio is in the upstairs of a barn with radiant wooded floors and ceiling; it will remind you at my former Yoga studio! Even though only 4 miles away from down town Portsmouth, you are surrounded by nature. During Yoga Nidra time, you might hear the songs of chickens, which will help you drop even deeper into well needed deep relaxation.
I will hopefully share some photos with you soon :)
All weekly Classes are being held at the Community Church in Durham! It will be convenient and close for most of you!
Private Consultations will continue at Inner Balance in Newington, which is a smaller space opposite door of our last location. I will also continue online consultations through ZOOM, FaceTime, and by phone!
SESSIONS ARE BACK!
Our new session with weekly classes will start on September 11.
The Wednesday evening Yoga class is at 5:00-6:15 PM.
The Thursday morning mixed-level class is at 9:00-10:15AM.
The Therapeutic Back & Joint class is at 10:45-12:00.
Enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer!
New Hampshire’s Summer has arrived! According to Ayurveda, summer corresponds to Pitta, the Dosha made of fire and water. Pitta is responsible for digestion and transformation in the body and mind, thus its main site is in the small intestine.
During the summer season, the fiery external temperatures influence the digestion and mental activities. Your appetite might go down, you might get aggravated, or perhaps you find that you can’t sleep as easily because of the heat.
What can you do to balance your Dosha, if you are Pitta-dominant?
If you would like to dive deeper into this knowledge of Ayurveda, book a session with me and I'll help you discover your Dosha and cool down for the summer! We can have your session in person or online. ~ Hannelore
Yoga & Workshop Schedule
As you may notice, I have decided to take a summer break from my yoga classes in order to heal my broken fibula! I was too enthusiastic landscaping my garden with big rocks haha. I know that I will be better by September so I'll add more classes then. In addition, we will go back to sessions in September! I'll update you here with more information soon.
Our Yoga classes are resuming this week:
Tuesday 5:15PM and Thursday 9:30AM & 11:00AM at Inner Balance, Newington; Wednesday 5:00PM at DCC in Durham
We had an amazing time in Malta!! It was so nurturing for body, mind, and spirit, just being present every day with another adventure! We discovered beautiful beach fronts close to our hotel, enjoyed delicious meals in Maltese traditions, walked for miles in nature as well as in ancient places. What impressed us most was the ancient history of Malta, which dates back 5,000 – 6,000 years! Ohhh, how amazing to be in these places and pick up the energy! Feeling into this ancient wisdom of 4000BC when the early settlers on Malta started building temples, with many of them built around 3600BC - all older than the Pyramids in Egypt, or Stonehenge in Britain! They oriented according to the Summer Solstice, Sun, Moon, and star positions! So very impressive! I just wanted to be still, walk, reflect, meditate, and so…. I didn’t send any photos …. just being in the moment!
On two days, we did enjoy company and it was total fun to meet up with Mary, a Maltese student of mine, who had inspired me to come to Malta. It was soooo much fun to visit her in Birkirkara and stroll along the beautiful harbor of Birgu. On the following day, we took a ferry to Gozo, discovering the sister island of Malta. We would have never found these special places without Mary! :)
Oh, yes, and since Eberhard and I had our 45th wedding anniversary, we took a ferry to Sicily to celebrate in the beautiful town of Taormina. We were honored by Mt. Etna, which was rumbling and steaming, while we had a clear view to the top of it. So exciting to have natural fireworks!
As we returned to Berne, Switzerland, we enjoyed a gorgeous Summer day. A few places reminded me of our previous trip, last year in January, when I had a small group here in Berne. This time, sunshine and warmth made it so different. I will include a few photos to share our experiences. Enjoy!
I am looking forward to seeing you this week! And please sign up for our Osteoporosis workshop on June 15. This is now accredited by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as continuing education PACE credits for Ayurvedic practitioners!
Much Love, Hannelore
Yoga & Workshop Schedule
Last night, I returned back from CA, after having attended the NAMA-Conference (National Ayurvedic Medical Association).
I had a wonderful time at 1440 Multiversity, a new school close to San Jose, with a breathtaking campus, landscape, and buildings. I feel uplifted by the inspirational talks, as well as fulfilled from reconnecting with old friends/colleagues and finding new friends in the Ayurvedic field; all sooo inspiring!
This Year’s conference focused on: “Ayurveda & the Mind”.
I enjoyed the many perspectives of psychology in Ayurveda, where masters/doctors of Ayurveda and scientific researchers reflected and discussed the therapeutic applications of Ayurveda: The combination of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda (that is what I do mainly!), working on the aspects of the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and how all need an individualized approach in treating health challenges. We can help clients wean out of anxiety and light depression by applying the qualities/Gunas of Rajas or Tamas to come into a balanced Sattvic life-style, which then affects the mood and emotions. We might apply herbs, if the person doesn’t use other medication, or work with a psychotherapist in conjunction! Of course, when the client has sufficient motivation to change their lifestyle, s/he becomes the co-investor, or co-creator of their health. The client becomes self-empowered in their own healing process! Using Ayurveda and therapeutic Yoga on the psycho-emotional level, we learn to become aware, to stop, breathe, realize, and understand the emotions, and bring out the best within us to shift and transform!
I would like to invite you next week, Tuesday, May 7, 4-5PM to a Free Class! We will talk about an Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse, and how we can include mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects into our Cleanse! Besides providing you with a Kitchari recipe, I will explain options to cleanse or transform on psycho-emotional levels. Simple daily practices which help us shift to a positive state of awareness and joy of life!
Let me know, if you are interested!!
Of course, call or email, if you would also like a private session with me! I am inspired to help you! :)
Much Love and Blessings, Hannelore
Here is my photo of the beautiful Conference Center, 1440 Multiversity!
We will have a Rest & Renewal Workshop this coming Saturday, March 23, 1:30-4:00PM.
Since the Workshop "Guided Imagery & Creative Painting" did not fill, I am changing the theme to a R & R workshop. Those R & R's are Usually much appreciated and loved.
Spring is coming and always brings us a boost of energy for new beginnings, and therefore, we can create a new intention while being in a restorative pose and then rounding it up with a Yoga Nidra plus Sankalpa-Intention.
We have a Reiki Share coming up this week on Tuesday, January 15 (4:00 - 5:00PM). We are a small group of Reiki practitioners who come together to practice on each other and to treat persons in need.
Either the entire group treats one person for around 10 minutes, or we pair up and work one on one.
Giving Reiki treatments as well as receiving them raises the vibratory levels of the energy field in and around our physical bodies. Reiki clears our energy pathways, lifts our spirit, and brings focus and relaxation to our minds. Attending as a practitioner or receiver is free. However, if you would like to give a donation, it is appreciated (towards the rent of the space). We meet at the upstairs Yoga studio of Inner Balance Pelvic Health & Wellness Center.
If you would like to join us, please jot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Much Love & Blessings, Hannelore
*** The next Reiki Training is planned for the end of February (tentatively Feb 23).
Hello Yoga Friends!
This year, the early snowfall brought us into an earlier Holiday Spirit.
I am looking back on a year, filled with lots of work, adventurous travel, joy, and love. I thank you for your continuous support of my classes and workshops. We so appreciate our new place at Inner Balance in Newington and the Parlor of the Community Church in Durham. I am also grateful for our amazing Moebius Yoga Team, Ashley and Daniela, who worked tirelessly for creating this colorful, ever evolving website with their knowledge of technology and art, which I would have not been able to do by myself! We hosted and ‘adopted’ Ashley into our home who gave birth to her beautiful baby girl Isabella. We, as 'adoptive Oma & Opa', had such an amazing, precious time with the two of them and then Isabella’s father and family members, traveling from Peru and Texas to welcome Isabella! Our house was full of joy, and now a little quiet, but we will see each other again soon! The Holidays with Christmas will bring us a full house with all of our family members again, and I can’t wait to play with Bear, our grandson, and celebrate with all of them!
I wish you a joyful and peaceful Holiday Season and safe travels, wherever you might go! Although, many of us will enjoy a full home with company and family time, let’s try to take a break for reflection and meditation in between. Our Yoga practice helps us find that inner peace, even in the midst of the business of the Season. May we all enter the coming year with peace at all levels of our being, with family and friends, and the world around us.
The new Yoga schedule for the Year 2019 is enclosed. During the coming semester, we will deepen our exploration of the Chakras and so we will apply Mudras and new visualizations according to the Chakras. Additionally, I will teach you one rejuvenating restorative pose at the end of the class each week, combined with deep reflection.
We have a number of great workshops coming up this coming year! Please sign-up early! I have to commit to the space a month ahead! If we do not receive sufficient sign-ups one month before the workshop, I unfortunately will need to cancel the workshop, so please sign-up ahead of time!
I have scheduled a Reiki Share for January 15th, and a “Post-Holiday-Cleanse” for the second week of January. I encourage you to join me for some time of self-care to reset body and mind with an Ayurvedic Kitchari-Cleanse. As a SPECIAL OFFERING, I will offer a brief (15min) AYURVEDIC phone CONSULTATIONS for FREE! :) Plan the month of January as YOUR time to re-align! We all know, if it is not firmly in our schedule then other activities will get in the way!
As of March 1st, I will be raising my price for Ayurvedic Consultations to $160 for the initial session and $70 for follow-ups. However, if you book your 1 ½ hour session before February 28th, you will pay only the former price of $150 with $60 for any follow-ups. Phone, FaceTime and Skype sessions are the same price.
Please sign up on my website via PayPal or e-mail and send your payment to my office at 350 Hemlock Lane, Barrington, NH 03825. As you have seen in the past, your favorite classes fill up quickly.
Have a wonderful Holiday season and a Happy New Year!
With Much Peace & Love,
Early 2019 Yoga & Workshop Schedule
$40 = Early Registration Discount!
Two blogs ago, around Thanksgiving, I posted a delicious Stuffed Pumpkin (or Squash) recipe for you. Did you happen to try it out? I did! Click HERE for the recipe!
Moebius Yoga Team!
As some of you have noticed, I have created a new website with much appreciated support from Ashley and Daniela!
Also, Ashley's baby girl Isabella was born on October 31, 2018 at 9:52AM.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So, our session has ended and it was so wonderful. :) Thank you all for your continued dedication to your practice and your attendance in class. It has been such a pleasure to be with you in class or in spirit.
Here is a quick reminder about some of the upcoming changes that I made to the passes for yoga, of which I wrote about in a previous email/blog. I changed the way the classes are offered now because I wanted to make it easier for you to continue your yoga practice with me. :) In order to do that, I am now offering you CLASS PASSES of YOUR CHOICE! More information about how the class passes function can be found here at this link, however in short, you now have the option to choose from simply dropping in, or attending 3, 5, 8 or 12 classes - anytime you would like, at either locations, within 1-3 months (depending on the pass).
I also wanted to share with you this special HOLIDAY GIFT :) I would like to offer you an 8 Class Pass for $86 instead of $96 when you buy it this week (until December 10 - 8:00 am). That's $10.75 per class instead of $15! If you're out of town for a while for the holidays, don't worry, you can purchase passes in advance and activate them when you're ready to attend class. :)
Oh, and since we will have a Holiday Break between Dec 20 to January 7, you already have an extra week to attend the 8 classes. (Class passes usually expire one month from activation, except for the 8 class pass which usually expires in two months and the 12 class pass which usually expires in three months.)
Let me know if you have any questions about the passes. I've included a PayPal option below in case you would like to take advantage of this special discounted rate now. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Yoga & Workshop Schedule
I have another workshop coming up again in November! This workshop on Saturday, November 17th includes a combination of Yoga, Ayurveda, and the Science of Western Nutrition, which when combined, is so worth while! For this amazing workshop, I am collaborating with Maria Larkin who is also at Inner Balance as a registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner.
This Yoga & Nutrition for Healthy Digestion workshop includes the following:
Maria will discuss the function of the digestive system (gut) and what happens to your body when it becomes out of balance. This includes learning about the symptoms of IBS and other common ailments related to poor digestive health. I will share the Ayurveda perspective regarding the gut, as well as the bodies reaction towards its imbalance with the intention of helping you avoid ailments and/or healing them naturally.
Ayurveda offers a fine tuning of when, what, and how to eat for the different body and digestive types so, I will teach you how to improve your digestion through nutrition using the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine.
A portion of the workshop will include teaching you Yoga poses to support your digestive system in order to help you boost your metabolism, as well as help you to eliminate toxins. These exercises are so important to know and use during this winter period because we often have less energy and movement.
The gentle yoga poses, abdominal massage, and yoga positions will:
· Soften and relax your nervous system
· Aid in digestion of the foods you eat
· Ease constipation and regulate intestinal motility
At the end of the workshop a relaxing Yoga Nidra and a short healing meditation will help you integrate all that you've been taught.
Information regarding what we have discussed in the workshop will be provided to you as reminders and as a guide to help you achieve optimal digestive health.
I hope to see you there! Please reserve your space as soon as you can. ~ Hannelore
Other Upcoming Workshops
Thank you so much for your interest in learning more about the benefits of Yoga & Ayurveda. ~ Hannelore