*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.
Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m., June 10 through July 1
Take some time for self-care and join Meghan V. for this 4-week series of rest and relaxation. Restorative yoga allows your muscles to release and stretch passively with the aid of gravity and props. For this practice you’ll want to have 2 blocks; a yoga bolster and/or several pillows; hand or dish towels; an eye pillow, eye mask or facecloth; and several blankets or large towels.
$75 for Series
Yin yoga, a slower, quieter type of yoga, helps create space in the body and the mind. A contemplative practice, it is typically performed on the ground and involves longer holds to stretch out the fascia, the connective tissue of the body. While the practice is more passive than some other types of yoga, it differs from restorative yoga, where relaxation is the goal. With yin, because we are stretching the fascia, there may be some discomfort. Bernie Clark, one of the pioneers of yin yoga, says yin will make you feel ten years older while you are practicing, but that you will feel ten years younger afterwards. This four week series is perfect for beginners or advanced practitioners alike and will help you to release physical tension in the body and to observe your thoughts with less judgment and criticism.
$75 for Series
Gentle Flow & Meditation by Donation (ONLINE)
Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
We recognize that financial hardships are hitting everyone, Cow Face Yoga included. Our weekly class offering, by donation (for those that are able to contribute), and reduced rates are our attempt to keep everyone engaged in their practice, and with each other, in a financially accessible way while keeping our little studio afloat. To access Thursday classes, just view our schedule and sign up online using our MindBody software (you'll have to make an account, for free, on MindBody if you don't already have one). If you'd like to make a donation to the studio, the links below are hyperlinked. Whether you're able to make a donation to the studio, or just enjoy a class, thank you.
Upcoming Summer Events We're Excited About...
Monday Morning Yoga at The Fells!
Evening Vinyasa with a View at The Fells
Live music with Rob Wolfe
Bringing Yoga to Birth: A Two-Part Birth Education Workshop
This two-part workshop will begin with a brief general discussion followed by a sampling of useful breath practices and yoga postures in a flowing style. Discussion of how these and other practices might be used leading up to and during the first stages of giving birth will follow. 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 as well as some information about strengthening and caring for yourself during the prenatal and postnatal phases. Both sessions will end with a relaxation for all. Accompanying resources for the practices and postures are included so that you can practice at home and 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 attending both.
Workshop includes a booklet with practices for all of the above as well as handouts with tips for the prenatal and postnatal stages.
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.
Donation-Based Flow and Restore lead by Meghan MacLean
Celebrate International Women's Day by donating to the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire
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.
Galentines Partner Yoga Workshop lead by Meghan MacLean
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.
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.
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!