Workshops & Events

Workshops and Events

New Hampshire Veg Fest

The 6th annual NHVegFest at Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH will be on April 14, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. NHVegFest is a festival to celebrate veganism in New Hampshire. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. There will be food tables from local vegan restaurants where you can buy lunch and desserts. Come spend the day enjoying live music, attending a drum circle, sampling free food samples, and listening to speakers on a variety of vegan topics throughout the day.

Diana Moore will be presenting:

Five Myths About Veganism Dispelled

In this informative talk, Diana T. Moore, Ph.D., local nutritionist, wellness coach, and owner of Arbor Yoga and Wellness, will debunk the top five myths about veganism as a viable, healthy, compassionate, environmentally responsible, and simple dietary choice.  She will debunk common myths such as protein and calcium deficiencies among vegans, higher cost of a vegan diet, as well as the perceived inconvenience, “weirdness,” and difficulty in preparing vegan food.  Attendees will discover new ideas and perspectives offered in a refreshing and down-to-earth presentation by a local expert.

Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 12:30pm
FREE
Location: Manchester Community College, 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: An Introductory Series

Learn the basics of a vigorous and healing form of yoga in this fun and comprehensive six-week class.  We will begin with the basics and add on each week, learning the correct method of breathing, how to move in and out of postures safely, how to pace yourself, and respect your abilities and limitations.  You will be guided through the individual components of the sun salutations, which are postures used in most Vinyasa classes.  We will cover many of the postures found in the Ashtanga Primary Series complete with modifications making the postures suitable for everyone.

This workshop will give you the confidence to fully participate in any yoga class and enhance your enjoyment of your current practice.  It is highly recommended for those who are brand new to yoga, as well as for those wishing to “brush up” or receive a gentle deepening of the understanding they may already have of yoga. Each class is limited to five students for more intimate instruction. Please bring a yoga mat and towel.

Dates & Times (Choose One Series):

  1. 6 Mondays, 8:30-9:45am… April 16 – May 21, 2018
  2. 6 Tuesdays, 12:00-1:15pm… April 17 – May 22, 2018
  3. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm… April 17 – May 22, 2018
  4. 6 Wednesdays, 9:00-10:15am… April 18 – May 23, 2018
  5. 6 Thursdays, 6:30-7:45pm… April 19 – May 24, 2018

Fee:  $80
Pre-registration is Required

Meditation Techniques to Reduce Stress and Increase Focus

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn methods of meditation that help reduce stress immediately as well as increasingly over time as the methods are employed.  You will also learn methods that will engage and train the mind to focus more efficiently, increasing productivity and clarity to help you achieve your goals more quickly.  Meditation techniques taught in this class are not difficult, and results can be experienced in as little as five minutes.  Bring a notebook and a meditation cushion, if you have one.  We have blankets and bolsters and chairs (for those with injuries and disabilities), making this workshop a great place for beginners as well as more experienced meditators looking for additional training.  Space is limited to ten, so sign up today!

Diana T. Moore, Ph.D. has been teaching mindfulness and meditation techniques since 2001.  She has studied and practiced numerous techniques, and offers guided meditations on a regular basis.  She has studied several different styles of meditation, including samatha-vipassana (tranquility and insight) meditation, as taught by Culadasa, author of The Mind Illuminated.

Date:  Sunday, April 22nd
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee:  $25

Pre-registration is Required (Class may be canceled if fewer than four people pre-register)

Discover Your Dosha: Introduction to Ayurveda

What is a dosha???
It is your unique constitution determined through a mind-body assessment.

What is Ayurveda???
Ayurveda is a very old science that provides a personalized approach to health and wellness.  Knowing your mind-body type allows you to make optimal choices about diet, daily routine and other aspects of your lifestyle.


This workshop will cover:

  • Basic principles of Ayurveda
  • 5 elements and 3 doshas
  • Your personal constitution or Prakruti

What will you learn?

  • How a few small changes in daily routine can cultivate a feeling of health and vitality
  • How Ayurveda can increase energy and promote better sleep
  • How minor dietary/lifestyle changes can improve digestion and reduce inflammation

Date:  SUNDAY, April 29th
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Fee:  $25

Pre-registration is Required (Class may be canceled if fewer than four people pre-register)


Intention Setting and Vision Board Workshop
Presented by Kat Ota

Intention & Vision

At the beginning of every yoga class many teachers ask you to set an intention. But that’s it. If you don’t know what an intention is or how to make one, you are left sort of hanging there at this point. The word sounds powerful and like it could be very useful. Maybe you have an intention but, are not sure how to put it to full use! This workshop will help you to create a clear intention and put you on the path to creating a clear vision – of who you want to be and where you want to go.

In this workshop you will learn about the power of intention and vision.

Intention:

What it means to have an intention and how to create one by moving through a brief series of thought-provoking questions to help you uncover your guiding statement for how you want to be, live, and show up in the world—during yoga, meditation or any area of your life.

Once we have created an intention Kat will guide you through the next part of the workshop: Creating a Vision Board

Vision:

Using your intention, we’ll move along to create a Vision Board for a tangible picture of your intention. A second series of brief provoking questions is presented to bring into focus the Vision of your life you want to create. You’ll go home with a vision board and a daily practice of how to use your Vision board that includes positive affirmations to remain focused on goals.

Date:  Sunday, May 6th
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee:  $35 (This workshop includes supplies to create your own Vision Board.)

Pre-registration is Required