Events, Workshops, Trainings

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Next Rattlesnake Yoga Hike

TBA… 8:30 am. $10

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Please arrive 10 min. early to sign in; 8:30 am departure from either Rt. 113 parking lot~Bridle Path Trail (main trail up W. Rattlesnake) or other location TBA. Enjoy a meditative walk up, an hour or so of yoga on top, and the rest is up to you! Bring a snack and relax or hike down at your own pace.

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Ayurvedic Seasonal Cleanse with Dragonfly!
DETOX, REFRESH, & RENEW Your Body and Mind!

Spring Session SOLD OUT!! Next Cleanse TBA

Our Traditional Ayurvedic Cleanse gives clients an opportunity to clear stagnant energy, clean out the channels of our digestion and elimination by rooting out toxins in our bodies and processed foods in our diets, lose those stubborn pounds, create and learn how to sustain a healthier diet, lifestyle, and how to navigate our way back into balance after periods of stress or illness.

Many people cleanse annually, although it is recommended in both Spring and Fall to help you maintain optimal health year round. The traditional Ayurveda cleanse is a 15-21-day cleanse with a mono diet of Kitchari (a thick soup made with rice, dahl, and yummy Indian spices) offered in the middle week. Along with ghee, fresh fruits, veggies, appropriate spices, and whole grains, the Ayurvedic cleanse is light but wholesome, and it supports body, mind, and spirit, making it sustainable and a healthy option for almost everyone. We include important information on Ayurvedic self care to help you optimize your experience, and your package includes sesame oil for self massage and oral care. Our cleanse is wholesome, grounding, clearing, and supportive to your wellbeing!

OUR NEXT GUIDED CLEANSE BEGINS in October!

Please contact Katie to learn more about our upcoming Fall 2017 Cleanse: dragonflyoga@gmail.com or (603) 707-7529.

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Yoga Nidra~The Art of Conscious Relaxation

NEXT CLASS TBA
with Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 500, AHP, AYT

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 koshas (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!

Please BRING: Your own bed pillow, and if you like, you can bring your own blanket. Wear comfy, cozy clothes, and prepare for the bliss!!

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

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED. 5 PERSON MINIMUM TO RUN THIS CLASS.

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What’s My Dosha & Why Does it Matter?

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The word Ayurveda means “the science of life,” and together with yoga, it is a comprehensive system for how to live a well-balanced, healthy, and happy life. Katie’s presentation will include basic Ayurvedic principles (5 elements, Ayurvedic clock, seasonal influences, and diet), as well as time to interact and discuss. This workshop is for anyone wondering about the basic principles of Ayurveda and how to apply them to one’s own body, mind, and spirit. Together in pairs, we will use a dosha assessment to determine our current state (vikruti), and use this insight to better understand ourselves (habits, tendencies, patterns, health issues), as well as give us some direction for how to begin return balance to our bodies and minds. This workshop begins at 10 and runs about 90 minutes, depending on questions and interaction.

Cost is only $15 and includes tea, handouts & a special tri-doshic Ayurveda treat!

$20 drop in.

Or pre-register with your check mailed to:

Dragonfly Yoga, 280 Bennett Street, N. Sandwich, NH 03259

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Restorative Yoga & Reiki: The Perfect Pair!

Next class coming soon!

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with Katie O’Connell & Leslie Jose

Restorative Yoga is great for every body, offering a respite from the stress of daily life and work, and calming the sympathetic nervous system so the parasympathetic nervous system can take over, allowing the body to relax and heal. It is especially helpful for those recovering from illness, trauma, or injury, as well as for women in pre or post natal care whose bodies are lovingly supported with restorative postures. For those who find slowing down difficult, this practice is essential, complementing an active person’s workout practice, and simply allowing for a restored sense of Self. Honor your body and quietly rejuvenate your spirit while the poses soothe the organ system and allow the brain to quiet. Using bolsters, pillows, blankets, and other props to support the body in a variety of passive poses, students remain in a given posture for 10-15 minutes, focusing only on the breath as they are eased into a state of relaxation. Peaceful music, poetry, and guided imagery help participants to release stress, tension, and “let go” of what does not serve the body and mind.

Take everything in the description above, and add Reiki… you’ll never want to leave the studio! Katie leads the class in restorative yoga poses while Leslie Jose, ARMT, LMT, along with Katie (Reiki II), offer Reiki healing to everyone who wants 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. Inspiring readings, intention setting, relaxing music, and candlelight create a profoundly beautiful opportunity to practice a very healing kind of yoga.

 

ARABA-LON

West African Drumming Performance

To be rescheduled…

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Araba-Lon means “Wednesday” in the Malinke language, which is one of the languages of the Hamana region of Guinea, West Africa, where the music that we play originates. We play the drums of the traditional West African ensemble:  The solos and accompaniments are played on hand-drums called Jembe drums, and the melody is played on the three bass drums known as Kenkeni, Sangban, and Dununba drums.

United by the love and awe that we feel toward West African traditional rhythms, Araba-lon is a group of life-long students of this rich and complex music, with experience ranging from a few years to many. We humbly seek opportunities to learn from our African teachers every year and then share the gift they give us in this uplifting music.

Each rhythm we play has a specific meaning in West African villages, whether it’s a celebration, accompaniment for work in the fields, or signifying an important rite of passage. The rhythms are polyrhythmic – made up of multiple, interlocking patterns of beats and silence. When music is played in West Africa, everyone is involved. There is no audience, only participants! The music is “good” when there is participation and involvement from all. So we invite you to come be inspired and share the joy that is West African drumming.

Traditionally, the rhythms and songs are associated with specific events or activities within a community and the lives of its members. Our African teachers have freely shared their music with us and we, in turn, are honored and thrilled to share this music with you. 

Araba-Lon Website

 All workshops, events, and trainings are non-refundable.  We do not hold spots in events and workshops without payment, as many workshops have limited space. You may transfer your spot to someone else in advance of the workshop with prior notice via EMAIL to Dragonfly Yoga: dragonflyoga@gmail.com or by phone: (603) 707-7529.  Thank you for honoring our policy.

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