CLASSES

ELEMENTAL ALCHEMY YOGA

Ohana Yoga, 44 Cedar Street, Contoocook NH

Tues. Nights - 7 - 8:30 pm

Ohana class pass or $15 drop-in fee

Through Elemental Alchemy Yoga we work with the five elements that create all existence and correspond with our deepest fears, strongest emotions and liberated qualities. Self-awareness, inquiry and honesty about our habitual emotional patterns and their impact are critical to safe spiritual practice and evolution. In this class, we work on the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and psycho-spritual levels.

 

The practical applications are that we become more at ease in our own skin, release toxic residue from the organs of the body, free up our physical body to release blocked emotions, relate in a healthier way with ourselves and others, experience clearer, deeper awareness, become responsive rather than reactive in our day-to-day lives.

 

This 1 ½ hour yoga class is physically accessible to most and people who enjoy a gentle or a challenging practice can be accommodated. The physical practice will flow from the energies of the practitioners in the room on any given day. Some previous yoga and meditation experience is recommended, but not necessary. A curious and open mind and heart are encouraged. Maturity is required.

Structure of an Elemental Alchemy Yoga Class
Centering
Invoking the Element
Elemental Asana Series & Flows with Transformative Pranayama
Spontaneous Movement Informed by the Elements
Elemental Yoga Nidra (critical to stabilizing and integrating the freed up energies from the practice)
Closing & Offerings to the 5 Elements

The phrase Elemental Alchemy Yoga is merely a way to describe this particular practice of yoga. It is rooted in the Elemental Dakini Mandala of emotions as transmitted to Tara by Maa Parvathi Nath. It is not trademarked, registered, or in any way “owned”. With her teacher, Parvathi’s blessing, Tara has adapted the teachings, through her own experience and revelations, into the approach described here. The heartbeat of the teachings are honored and passed along with deepest gratitude and devotion.

Visit Ohana's weekly class schedule for more information.

Class Passes: $48 for 4; $80 for 10; $125 for monthly unlimited

CHAIR YOGA

Ohana Yoga, 44 Cedar Street, Contoocook NH

Wed. Mornings - 10 - 11:15 am

Ohana class pass or $15 drop-in fee

Chair yoga provides us with a way to age gracefully and with more ease. It is also an effective way to help recover from injury or surgery and ease back into your other yoga practices. This hour and fifteen minute class emphasizes stretching, twisting, balancing, deep breathing, and meditation. Even though the majority of the poses are done in a chair, with standing poses as appropriate, this class is challenging and fun. 

 

With regular practice, yoga can help you achieve the following results:

     - increased lung capacity;
     - increased strength and balance;
     - a strengthened nervous system;
     - clarity of mind;
     - a sense of peace;
     - stress reduction;

     - increased mental energy.

Visit Ohana's weekly class schedule for more information.

Class Passes: $48 for 4; $80 for 10; $125 for monthly unlimited

FLOW YOGA with YOGA NIDRA

Ohana Yoga, 44 Cedar Street, Contoocook NH

Wed. Nights - 6 - 7:30 pm

Ohana class pass or $15 drop-in fee

A dynamic pairing of movement and breath, flow yoga brings you into relationship with your body, life force, and consciousness. In this hour and a half class you’ll be guided from one pose into the next without stopping to talk about the finer points of each pose. Flow yoga is like a dance and you’ll get a great workout as well as immersion into the full yoga experience. In the last 10 – 15 minutes of class you’ll ease into guided relaxation or yoga nidra, allowing you to integrate the benefits of your practice.

This class will be made accessible to those who have practiced yoga at any level in the past. If you’ve never practiced yoga before, it’s recommended that you take a class in which postures are detailed and explored in more depth before joining this flow yoga class.

Visit Ohana's weekly class schedule for more information.

Class Passes: $48 for 4; $80 for 10; $125 for monthly unlimited

WAKEFUL WEDNESDAY: MEDITATION CLASSES

Ohana Yoga, 44 Cedar Street, Contoocook NH

1st, 2nd, & 4th Wed. Nights - 7:35 - 8:45 pm

Ohana class pass or $15 drop-in fee

1st Wednesday – Beginner’s Mind Meditation – For those new to meditation and those who know that a Beginner’s Mind is a wise mind.

2nd Wednesday – Deepening Meditation – Teachings & Practice.  Drawing from scripture and mythology from various lineages, we will delve into teachings and meditations to guide our journeys. All levels are welcome.

4th Wednesday – Mantra Meditation, Sound Meditation – Chanting mantras is one the most powerful and direct ways to wake up. It also smooths out the energy field and removes blockages in the emotional and mental bodies.  Level of chanting and mantra dependent upon participant’s interest and energy. 

 

All are welcome.

Visit Ohana's weekly class schedule for more information.

Class Passes: $48 for 4; $80 for 10; $125 for monthly unlimited

photo of Tara  taken in the 'Beatles' Ashram' in Rishikesh, India, 2014, before it was re-opened to the public the following year.

GENTLE YOGA

Ohana Yoga, 44 Cedar Street, Contoocook NH

Thu. Mornings - 9 - 10:15 am

Ohana class pass or $15 drop-in fee

The focus of this calming, slower-paced class is to bring presence to the present moment. An emphasis on awareness of breath and body connection is gradually instilled in the practitioner as we move through the poses with special attention to alignment. We often explore restorative postures and there is a lovely guided relaxation at the end of class.

 

Practitioners are encouraged to work from where they are.

 

This is a class is accessible to almost everyone, and is particularly for those who love (or need!) to move through asana sequences in a slower, softer, nurturing pace in a space that provides support and fosters self acceptance.

Visit Ohana's weekly class schedule for more information.

Class Passes: $48 for 4; $80 for 10; $125 for monthly unlimited

YOGA NIDRA

Ohana Yoga, 44 Cedar Street, Contoocook NH

2nd & 4th Sunday of the month - 6 - 7:30 pm

Ohana class pass or $15 drop-in fee

Our physical bodies have not adapted to the demands of the modern day stress epidemic. Many people describe themselves as simultaneously wired AND tired, and more and more studies are proving the negative health implications of living in a state of constant stress.

Yoga Nidra is an antidote to stress. It is a powerful and unique state of deep relaxation, mental clarity, and insightful awareness. Yoga nidra (meaning yogic sleep), is based on classical yoga and backed by modern day science. It focuses on alleviating all the various manifestations of stress so you can find your calm spot, and live a more balanced, confident, and meaningful life.

After a brief centering and warm up, you will rest in a comfortable, lying-down position as you are guided through a progressive visualization that will systematically relax and renew all levels of your being.

Visit Ohana's weekly class schedule for more information.

Class Passes: $48 for 4; $80 for 10; $125 for monthly unlimited

ELEMENTAL RESTORATIVE YOGA

Ohana Yoga, 44 Cedar Street, Contoocook NH

1st Friday of the month - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

$25 - Space is limited to 16. Contact Tara to reserve your space, or register through the Ohana website.

Enter a space in which you have the potential to heal physical, emotional, mental, & psychic wounds with the elemental mandala of emotions and restorative yoga and hands on energetic healing. The practice’s intention is to offer you an experience in which you can actively work toward balance and overall physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

 

This restorative practice is a wonderful complement to a more vigorous practice or exercise program, and a natural antidote to the habitual busy-ness of modern life. Some meditation experience is suggested, but not at all necessary. 

Visit Ohana's weekly class schedule for more information.

Class Passes: $48 for 4; $80 for 10; $125 for monthly unlimited

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