Gentle Restorative Yoga w/ Kristi
Saturday, December 8th 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Restorative is a gentle form of yoga done lying down, using bolsters, blankets, and blocks to fully support the body in a variety of comfortable, long-held resting postures. This practice promotes the relaxation response, calming the nervous system and reducing stress, fatigue, and insomnia. Highly recommended as the antidote to a busy life… leaving you feeling relaxed, renewed, and refreshed.
Kristi includes gentle, hands-on techniques and aromatherapy to promote deep relaxation. Appropriate for beginners to advanced practitioners.
Advance registration required; space limited to 10 people. To sign up, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of course is $15.
Private Yoga Instruction w/ Kristi
During private yoga sessions with Kristi, a, RYT-200 Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, you’ll receive 60 minutes of comprehensive assessment, personalized instruction, and hands-on assists, based on your pose, health, body, and desired goals — scheduled at a time that works for you!
Learn the basics of yoga for beginners, receive expert one-on-one attention in a private setting, modify your practice while healing from injury, manage health issues (like stress, back pain, or insomnia), develop confidence to practice in a group setting, and dive deeper into poses, and explore meditation and yogic philosophy.
Holiday Special 3 Sessions for $150; One session $60. Email email@example.com to sign up.
All Levels Kripalu-Inspired Yoga
Thursdays 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Saturdays 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Focus on alignment, breath, and body awareness as we move through poses and postures with grace and intention. Find compassion and love for your body and your practice as we explore ways to utilize your pranayama (life force through the breath) and your ability to be present both on and off the mat.
Practice centering, slow flow, core building, and body strengthening as well as meditation and relaxation. All body shapes, sizes, and all levels are welcome and encouraged to join on our mats, always discovering where yoga can take us next.
Sundays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
For yogis seeking a challenging flow focused on core and body strengthening, pranayama, advanced asanas, and meditation. Deepen your practice both on and off the mat as we listen to our bodies and find our practice breath by breath, movement by movement, class by class.
Solstice Restorative Yoga Journey w/ Tina & Sierra
Friday, December 21st 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Civilizaton evolved with the dance of the sun and the moon, honoring the power of the solstices and equinoxes with reverence. On winter solstice, the darkest night, we are immersed in the shadow, in the mystery of the unseen and the unknown. This yearly orientation toward the darkness ignites the inward path of liberation. We will use restorative yoga to release the physical expression of buried energy, and prepare ourselves for a powerful journey beyond the physical to clear some of the contracts and attachments that can hold us back and dim our own light. We will emerge clear into the return of the light.
Tina Ghantous Maher has been creatively weaving movement, breath, and meditation into her yoga classes since establishing Moon Rise Yoga ten years ago in the Northeast Kingdom. She strives to bring others into the awakened healing potential of their own power. She is a mother of two from Glover, who has been on many journeys. Her background includes yoga, bodywork, herbal medicine, Ayurveda, Shakti Meditation, Shamanic Traditions, and other topics related, and seemingly unrelated. Tina offers yoga and other courses as healing arts, drawing inspiration from life, the land, her ancestry, and the wheel of the year. www.moonriseyoga.net.
Sierra McFeeters - My goal is to support and empower the client's inner knowing and body wisdom as I gently guide them back to wholeness and health." As a small child my great grandmother and father took me out into nature and taught me to love and respect this world. My father taught me that God was in the trees, the wind, the grasses. As a young girl I sat with that same great grandmother as she made her way painfully from this world to the next. In this process she taught me to be silent witness, to observe and to allow and feel energy. In this way, she guided and prepared me to be comfortable with transitional and transformational thresholds. This path has led me from childbirth educator to midwife to Lightwork Energy Therapy to Reiki and then finally back to my roots as Shamanic practitioner. In 2010 my Abenaki grandmother gave me the great honor of being a pipe carrier. I've traveled to Peru to work with Shaman and was in an Abenaki medicine lodge for over seven yrs. I have apprenticed and been initiated by South American and North American Shaman, and most importantly by life itself. I bring great understanding, compassion and trust to the healing process and individual.
6-Week Prenatal Yoga Series
Sundays 4:30-5:45 p.m.
October 28th-December 2nd
Make-up date December 9th
Pregnancy is a magical and amazing metamorphosis, a journey into transformation and a time to listen intently to our changing bodies. Prenatal Yoga invites us to be the ever present witness to the miracle of our babies growing inside of us. Join other pregnant mamas through inquiry, experience, and fluid movement on the mat. Each wombman will have the freedom to share her pregnancy journey every week in a safe and sacred space. Classes include breath work, meditation, relaxation, gentle stretching, fluid movement, and poses to strengthen the areas of the body we will need most for pregnancy, our birthing experience, and our new mama bodies.
Pre-registration encouraged! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. $60/series or $12 drop-in fee.
Baby & Me Yoga + Mother’s Milk Cafe
Wednesdays 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Baby and Me Yoga! For you (Mom, Dad, or any infant caregiver) and your little one. Stretch, breathe, relax and move with your baby. Class includes introductions and a safe space to share and connect with other parents and babies. We will explore gentle movement and massage with baby, parent/caregiver self care, baby and me yoga postures, and ways to revisit our asana poses with babies safely in arms or nearby. This class also offers time for body awareness in the fourth trimester with topics like diastasis recti (abdominal separation), pelvic floor rehab and conditioning, and the benefits of parent/baby bond through touch and movement. For babies 8 weeks old to 1 year old (or walking) and their caregivers. Yoga is 10:15-11:00 a.m., $5-10 suggested donation.
Mother's Milk Cafe: A circle of support for breastfeeding mothers. Join us after yoga for tea and snacks in a relaxed and caring environment. Facilitated by Heidi Eames, IBCLC from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free! Bring your own snacks or some to share.
Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Spine w/ Kristi
Mondays 5:30-6:45 p.m.
A happy and healthy spine is the foundation of all our daily movements. Is your neck or back a little cranky sometimes? Do you feel tension and stress after sitting at work all day? Are you unsure of how to strengthen your core safely? Practice this safe and gentle class to relieve the tension and stress that is holding you back. An interesting blend of yoga poses, spine education, postural awareness, stretching, strengthening and breath work... all while decreasing your stress! This class is for everyone, even if you’ve never done yoga before.
Kristi is a native Vermonter with a compassionate heart, calming voice, and encouraging and uplifting spirit. She began practicing yoga at 48 years old and was astounded with the changes in her body, mind and spirit. She is not a “super flexible yoga person,” understands the crankiness that comes with aging, and utilizes props to make yoga possible for everyone. After 25 years of providing physical therapy, she pursued her 200 and advanced 300 yoga teacher training with Daniel Orlansky at Yoga of Energy Flow in the Boston area. Her diverse training included Alignment/Iyengar, Kundalini, Meridian, Yin, Restorative, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Kali Ray Triyoga, Vinyasa and Qigong. She warmly welcomes you to join her in sharing this beautiful, ancient practice to find peace, tranquility, and strength to weather all the changes that life brings.
Class Cost: $12 Drop-In or $55 for a Class Card (expires after six months)
With a background in dance, gymnastics, sports, and farming, Lindsey grew up with a strong awareness of her body in balance and motion. She fell in love with the beautiful attributes of yoga that combine mind, body, and spirit. She received her 200-hour Teacher Training from Kripalu in 2013, her Prenatal Teacher Training Level 1 Pranakriya Yoga in 2015, and is currently working on her 100-hour Meditation Teacher Training.
Lindsey believes yoga is best practiced off the mat through compassion, non-judgment, breath, and the ever challenging practice of listening to the body and mind while being present in the moment. She loves fluid movement on the mat and the opportunity to strengthen the body, mind, and heart through practice.