We have two weeks of Spring Break. However, it does not look that way! This weekend's winter storm gave us lots of beautiful snow, a power outage, followed by sunshine and gorgeous weather to enjoy snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and walks in the woods. :)
Originally, I wanted to be somewhere in the Southern hemisphere, but our happy Grandparent Life holds us here in New England.
I want to thank everybody who attended the past weeks of Yoga! The Annual Membership Program works well, and the positive feedback of our members makes me happy! A few busy travelers took the 8-class pass, which means that they can take classes during any of the 8-week sessions over the year.
Annual members enjoy also received recorded classes about Chakras, Koshas, as well as the short additional recordings of Restorative Practices and Kitchari Cooking. In the next two weeks, I will add new content to the MOMOYOGA-Platform, for example, a "Power of Breath" sequence. This sequence will help you to calm the body, balance the nervous system, and revitalize and stimulate yourself. You are encouraged to practice a variety of Pranayama every day. We will combine these breathing practices with Mudras (hand-gestures) and short meditations.
For now, enjoy the Winter Wonderland! Spring is just around the corner! If you are not an annual member, and have used up all your 8 classes, please sign-up for a new pass. The session will start Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23.
Much Love, Hannelore
I fixed the errors in the new scheduling/booking system for our Yoga Membership!
Now you can view the schedule (which repeats each week), book your session, and pay for your membership or session, all in the same place!
In the following video, my dear friend Ashley walks us through the recent changes to my website and shows us how to explore my offerings, pay for a membership, and book a session! Please let us know if you have any questions!
NOTE: If you are viewing this blog post in your email, please click on the "Momo Video Tutorial" as the video may not load in your email. Thank you!
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
A YEAR OF GRATITUDE & SELF-LOVE
I believe this year is OUR YEAR and that by the end of it, we will feel replenished, renewed, restored, and all-around blissful as a result of our yoga practice. I can't wait to see you on Wednesday, January 11th!
Also, here is Ashley's contact information! Please feel free to send her an email if you have any questions about our new booking platform.
I am so looking forward to our yoga journey together in 2023. If you still need to book your membership, please do as soon as possible, for our sessions begin next week! At the bottom of this blog post, I have included the link to my booking platform that Ashley recommended you save to your browser.
Thank you again for joining me on this beautiful journey through Yoga & Ayurveda. Your presence in my sessions is a blessing.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2023!
Most of you know that my life has changed with a growing family! As a grandmother, I have felt "blissed out" with a newborn baby in my arms!
I also have days when I feel exhausted. I sometimes wonder if my exhaustion results from my wish to help a bit too much. It is interesting to observe myself and our young parents. So many memories arise about my time as a young mother. I recall the total joy, love, and excitement I had for the opportunity to experience my children's development. Still, I also viscerally remember the feelings of tiredness resulting from caring for everybody except myself.
Are you also familiar with the feeling of having to carry the burden for everyone and everything without taking the time to care for your own body, mind, and spirit?
A significant shift in my self-care routine came for me when I started my Autogenic Training (like Yoga Nidra) and my Yoga practice, and later on Ayurveda and meeting Dr. Lad! What a difference it made!!
I want to take care of myself this time as I further embrace my role as a grandmother, and at the same time, I want to continue deepening OUR Yoga practice together. Since my priorities have changed with the birth of my first granddaughter, I would like to share with you how I picture this coming year.
NEW MEMBERSHIP MODEL
My yoga classes, courses and workshops will now be offered as part of a membership. As you know, the courses I provide offer simple yet powerful Yoga and Ayurveda practices for those who like a mindful, meditative, and nourishing Yoga practice. These practices help you to release stress and tension, restore your body and reconnect with the stillness that rests within your SELF.
With this new membership model, all you are used to receiving will continue as before, only better!
Starting January 11, you can join me as a member as we delve into the world of Yoga, Chakras, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Reiki and more! As a member, you will have access to all my live Zoom classes and the option to pick and choose from a wide selection of my pre-recorded yoga classes at your leisure. Our constantly growing library is a unique and flexible toolkit to customize your daily practice and fit your schedule and needs. The pre-recorded classes range from 15 to 60 minutes, allowing you to practice from the comfort of your home.
In addition, as a member of the Replenish & Restore Yoga & Ayurveda Course, you can attend up to 96 available live Zoom sessions over the year, which will also be recorded and added to the already extensive library of my yoga classes.
To book a Yoga Session or Membership, please
THE COURSE LAYOUT
Here is what I offer to you as a member of this year-long journey together:
MEMBERSHIP IN THE REPLENISH AND RESTORE YOGA & AYURVEDA COURSE is divided into four parts over the year.
During the first two parts of our course, we will take the Chakras (energy centers of the body) and the Koshas (the awareness sheaths) as metaphors to deepen your awareness within. Here, you will learn, practice, and develop:
Our course's 3rd and 4th parts will take place in the Fall and Winter. There, we will begin to understand the ancient but simple Yoga Philosophy, Yamas & Niyamas, and Kleshas in order to apply them to our daily life.
Additionally, throughout the year, I will add short courses on Meditation, Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra), Chakra Meditations with Crystal Bowls (Sound Healing), Foot-Reflexology, Marma Chikitsa/Acu-Pressure Massage, How to Make Ghee, How to Make a Cleansing Nourishing Kitchari, etc. As a member, you will have access to all of these courses and their relevant pdfs and manuals!
To book a Yoga Session or Membership, please
THE COURSE SCHEDULE
HERE IS THE LIVE ZOOM YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2023
These live classes will repeat throughout the year and, as a member, you will have access to all of them! You can also join ALL of the LIVE sessions throughout the year from the comfort of your home with the same link!
As a member, you will all receive additional recordings on:
Membership in my Yoga offerings for 2023 is $46 per month (if paid in automatic increments resulting in only $552 for the entire year). However, paying the annual membership upfront is only $489, which is $40.75 per month and results in substantial savings!
Most importantly, you will have continuous access to our Yoga practice. This arrangement will enable you to maintain your health, benefiting yourself and all around you all year round, including myself and my growing family! :)
• Private Yoga Therapy Sessions and Ayurvedic Wellness Consultations are still available if the need arises.
• There remains the option to buy eight sessions at a time, which can be used over the year for $122, but this framework does not include access to the yoga library of recorded yoga classes, courses, workshops, manuals, or pdfs.
• Drop-in classes remain at $18 per class.
I would love you to join me, and if you know a person in need of our practice, please let them know about this program! :)
Much Love, Hannelore
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!
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!
Thank you so much for your interest in learning more about the benefits of Yoga & Ayurveda. ~ Hannelore