*Please note, all sales are final. If something arises and you are unable to attend an event, your purchase will be refunded to your MindBody account as a studio credit. Cancellations require 24 hour notice prior to the event, or we cannot refund your purchase with a studio credit. We appreciate your understanding.
Fridays, 5:30 - 7p.m., February 21 to March 13
*Please note, space is limited to 12
Living with a chronic illness is difficult, generally invisible to the public eye, and is often misunderstood by close friends and family members. Yoga can be a profoundly powerful tool to ease both physical pain or discomfort, and to cultivate a sense of internal peace and serenity. Chronic illnesses are also very expensive to live with and manage. Because of this, Cow Face Yoga is offering a 4 week series of yoga for folks with chronic illnesses, completely free. Sessions are 75 minutes and will include a series of gentle movement and stretching postures, followed by restorative poses, all while maintaining an emphasis on breath work and mindful movement, and concluding with a brief, guided meditation. This series is accessible to all abilities, and all ages. The intent is not only to encourage accessing a sense of physical and mental wellbeing, but to serve as an opportunity to connect with others in the community who may be facing similar health challenges, if you’re feeling inspired to do so. Please note, participants are not required to share their personal health journey, but will have the opportunity to do so if they wish. Students are encouraged to join all 4 sessions, but are also welcome to drop-in at their convenience.
Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m., February 5 to March 11
*Please note, this series requires a minimum of 3 participants, memberships & class passes do not apply to this series, but 10% member discount does
Give yourself and your baby the gift of taking the time to share, strengthen, and relax through yoga. This gentle practice is safe throughout your pregnancy (clearing any medical issues with your care provider) and is great for new, postnatal mamas as well. This class is open to those who have never tried yoga, those who have been practicing yoga forever but need to adapt their practice to their changing bodies, and everyone in between. We begin each 75 minute practice with an informal group discussion about what you're experiencing and will experience during labor, birth, and infancy. Then we will move into postures to strengthen, open, and connect to your changing body (and your baby). We will end class with restorative postures and guided relaxation. If you are postnatal, feel free to bring along your precrawling baby and a baby blanket.
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30-9 p.m.
Celebrate your fierce lady friendship in this fun, all-levels partner practice. You and your partner will move through a joint centering and warm-up into some all-level partner poses with the opportunity to try a few advanced ones as well. The practice will be laid-back, a chance to laugh and get in a good date night with your best gal! The evening will end with a sweet (somewhat healthy) treat.
$25 per person
**If you come with a partner you will work together but feel free to join us solo as well.**
Donation-Based Flow and Restore lead by Meghan MacLean
Celebrate International Women's Day by donating to the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire
Sunday, March 8, 4-5:15 p.m.
In this donation-based class we will celebrate International Women's Day by donating to The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, which provides advocacy and support for victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Merrimack County.
This class will focus on empowering the feminine side in all of us. Each of us contains masculine and feminine energies that can become personally and culturally imbalanced. Through postures, breathwork, and meditation we will draw out the compassion, creativity, and strength of the divine feminine. This class is open to women and men, and teens and tweens are especially encouraged to join us! Sign up early to reserve your spot as space will be limited.
Sunday, March 22, 6-8 p.m.
Take some time for self-care and join us for two blissful hours of restoration. Restorative yoga allows your muscles to release and stretch passively with the aid of gravity and props. As you relax into each posture for several minutes, you will also receive Reiki, a gentle hands-on energy technique that promotes stress reduction and relaxation. Throughout the session a gentle essential oil will be diffused in the air, and in various poses you will be offered specific oils to enhance the relaxation and healing effects of the practice. This is a joint taught workshop with Reiki practitioners Meghan MacLean, RYT-500, and Lisa MacLean, R.N.
Learn about the purpose of sleep, causes of sleep disturbance and tools for enhancing beneficial rest. An opportunity for restful practice will be included!
Reiki I with Lisa MacLean
Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is an ancient hands-on healing art which promotes relaxation, stress reduction and self-healing. Reiki translated means Universal Energy, the life force also known as
ki, chi, and prana. Reiki provides a method for connecting this universal energy with the body’s innate ability to heal. The practitioner provides a conduit for the receiver to use this positive force in
whatever way they most need. Reiki is widely used in healing arts centers, hospitals, hospice care and
a variety of Wellness settings. Reiki was rediscovered, from ancient sutra texts, by Dr. Mikao Usui in
Japan and was brought to the United States by Hawayo Takata. Learn about the Usui Reiki method, applications for Reiki and receive the attunement to empower you to provide Reiki for yourself and others. You will have the opportunity to receive and practice Reiki and will receive Reiki Level I certification.
Reiki II Certification Class teaches three ancient, powerful, healing symbols. Highly effective, these symbols support healing and expansion in your Reiki practice. This class provides precise instruction for application of these symbols as well as ample time for hands-on practice and integrating the symbols into Reiki sessions for yourself and others. You receive a Reiki II attunement which further enhances your effectiveness as an Advanced Reiki Practitioner. You leave class with your Reiki Second Degree Certificate and a deeper experience of the extraordinary healing and transformative powers of Reiki.
Save your spot in this 2 hour class of easy and relaxing restorative yoga poses with live, meditative guitar music played by local jazz guitarist, Rob Wolfe. Hands-on assists with aromatherapy will offered throughout this class.
4-Week Introduction to Yoga Series
Join Kristina for this 4 week series, introducing you to the beautiful practice of yoga. You will learn the basic principles of yoga, helping you to understand common asanas (poses), pranayama (breath), and meditation, with time for some discussion. This program is suitable for all beginners, or anyone interested in fine-tuning their yoga practice and learning the many subtle nuances of common yoga postures. Throughout the program you will have the chance to experience common asanas and and integrate variations based on the needs of your body, as every body is very different. Each session will end with a guided meditation and a restorative yoga pose. This is a wonderful way to prepare you to build your own home practice, learn to comfortably adapt postures to fit your needs, or attend more advanced studio classes, all while serving as an opportunity to connect with your local community in a safe, encouraging, and very casual environment.
6-Week Baby and Me Yoga Series
For Babies 8-weeks to Crawling with Caregiver
Baby and Me Yoga is a gentle, nurturing class for baby and caregiver. Classes are made up of
beneficial yoga movements, infant massage, and songs for baby as well as a few stretches for
caregivers. This bonding experience encourages emotional and physical development, aids in
digestion, and helps promote good sleep. This is a laid back, supportive environment focused
on building community and creating a safe space to share and connect with other caregivers.
Soothing crying babies, changing diapers, and feeding baby in class is the norm. Please bring
a baby blanket and a small toy. Dress yourself and baby comfortably for gentle movement.
No prior yoga experience required.
*Please Note: This series does not apply to 30 days of yoga for $30, class passes, or memberships.
Unlimited members do receive a 10% discount if they sign up for the whole series.
*Second caregiver welcome
It's common to feel overwhelmed, disempowered, and and weighted by the demands and expectations of daily life. Yoga is a powerful practice that helps to alleviate the heaviness we tend to collect over time while revealing innate, inner strength that can temporarily feel forgotten. Join Kristina for 4 empowering weeks of yoga, enabling you the opportunity to reconnect positively with your body, mind, and soul, and feel supported by others who are, perhaps, facing some of the same challenges as you. Each session will include a physically and emotionally strengthening yoga practice, restoration and reiki, and a brief group discussion at the end of each class. You will also receive a journal and workbook to use throughout this series, and beyond.
Find balance and inner peace as we flow and restore with the shifting of the seasons. This practice opens with a gentle movement meditation that builds into an energizing flow of sequences for embodying the five elements of inner and outer vitality and fluidity. We'll transition into deeply relaxing and healing restorative yoga poses, infused with candlelight and Reiki. Cultivate your inner fire, create gentle openings, and bring your body back to its natural alignment. Lead by Rebecca Harned, please be sure to reserve your place, as space is very limited.
This two-part workshop will begin with a sampling of useful breath practices and yoga postures
in a flowing style followed by a discussion of how these and other practices might be used
leading up to and during the first stages of giving birth. The second session will focus on the
postures and tips most useful for later stages of labor as well as continued focus on breathwork
and relaxation techniques. In both sessions birth partners will be shown how to physically and
verbally assist in comfort techniques as well as be given tips about when to jump in and when to
give space. Additional tools, such as essential oils and acupressure, will also be discussed.
Sessions will end with a relaxation for all. Accompanying resources for the practices and
postures are included so that you can apply them to your pregnancy and individual birth plan as
works for you! The sessions are progressive so you will get the most out of the material by
In this mother-daughter bonding experience, co-taught by mother-daughter team integrative health and wellness educator Lisa MacLean, RN, BS, MEd, and yoga instructor Meghan MacLean, RYT-500, you will have a chance to connect with and honor each other through breath practices, partner poses, and reflection activities as well as receiving a little R&R (restorative yoga and Reiki) from Lisa and Meghan. Take this opportunity to enjoy some fun with one another while giving and receiving gratitude for this special bond!
Bring a friend or partner to have some yogic fun in this all-levels class. Join us for a playful and restful practice with a friend or partner. Students are guided through a centering and warmup, then the group will have a little fun and increase relational awareness with partner postures. This is a laid back atmosphere to remind you of the importance of play, fun, and interconnectedness as parts of your practice. Most of the postures will be available to all levels (even those new to yoga), with a few more advanced options for those who want a
Take a Hike!
But, really. Please Join us, weather permitting, on Saturday, October 6th at 12pm at the base of Mt. Kearsarge (Winslow State Park) to enjoy one of the many things that make New Hampshire an amazing place to call home - hiking in the fall. Take time to connect with the people that, much like autumn, make our corner of New Hampshire a special place to live. More details to come, please sign up (outing is free) to receive updates, and be sure to pack a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water!