Events, Workshops, Training

Restorative Yoga & Reiki

Wednesday, September 7th, 5-7 pm

with Katie O’Connell & Leslie Jose


Join us for an evening of blissful healing for the body, mind, and spirit.  Katie offers instruction in restorative yoga while Leslie offers Reiki healing to everyone who wishes to receive it. Students are visited during each pose to aid in the movement of blocked energy and the intention to heal dis-ease in the body. Enjoy the comfort of bolsters, blankets, and quiet music to soothe your body, mind, and soul.

Treat yourself to sweet relaxation and peace!  

Space is limited to 12 students! $25. RSVP:

About the practice and our instructors:

Restorative Yoga is perfect for every body, offering a respite from the stress of daily life and work, and calming the nervous system as it prepares the body to relax and open for healing.  Using bolsters, pillows, blankets, and other props to support the body, students remain in each posture for 10-15 minutes, focusing only on the breath as they are eased into a state of relaxation. Katie was first introduced to Restorative Yoga by Judith Lasater in 2000, studied Restorative and Yoga Therapy with Cora Wen in 2010, and was certified in Restorative Yoga by Kripalu and Sudha Lundeen in 2011.

 Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Leslie Jose is a Reiki Master Teacher in the Tibetan, Usui, and Karuna methods.




Coming Soon~Dates to be Announced

*Ayurvedic Self Care Workshop

*Ayurvedic Indian Cooking Class Session 2

*Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation 

*Restorative Yoga & Reiki Class


Yoga Nidra~The Art of Conscious Relaxation



Yoga Nidra is an ancient and powerful healing modality found in the oldest philosophical yoga texts, and that offers the participant a deep state of conscious rest and relaxation during which one’s awareness of the subtle energy body is expanded. While reclining comfortably, participants are guided through each of the koshers (five layers of your being), all while remaining perfectly still. The goal is to remain “awake and aware,” even though the physical body is enjoying profound rest.

Yoga Nidra is proven to: *balance the autonomic nervous system *create calm in the body and mind *strengthen the immune system *lower blood pressure *relax the busy mind *incite our natural ability to heal ourselves *increase one’s creativity *increase the flow of prana in the body *relieve pain, and more!

Conditions addressed by Yoga Nidra practice: PTSD, ADD, ADHD, insomnia, MS, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, cancer, eating disorders, digestive conditions, addiction, aggression, stress, asthma, and the list goes on!

Katie is certified in this method by the California College of Ayurveda.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patty Oneill
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 12:13:25

    Hi! I am interested in the Yoga Nidra Series. I have a gift certficate – am I able to use it for the class(es)? I plan on attending all three classes.

    I live in Holderness and was referred by Emily Eynon!

    thank you,
    Patty Oneill


    • Katie
      Jan 18, 2016 @ 13:07:28

      Hi Patty! A new series begins this week, Jan. 21st! You can RSVP online for all four for the discounted rate. I hope you can join us!
      ~Katie O’


  2. mary lauriat
    Dec 26, 2015 @ 16:42:59

    Is the Dosha workshop an active workshop?


    • Katie
      Dec 28, 2015 @ 12:57:51

      Yes! This class is a combination of presentation, discussion, and a dosha quiz to see what imbalances you are currently experiencing in your body. The afternoon workshop is also an active class–again, part presentation of Ayurvedic principles, followed by introduction to certain daily routines and their value, and then a chance to try out some of the routines and share experiences! Very fun, grounding, and practical, so you can begin your own Dinacharya at home the very next day🙂


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  4. Stefanie DeSimone
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 18:26:39

    Hi There!

    Looking into any fall yoga teacher training and the information on it? Thanks so much!

    Stefanie DeSimone


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