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Meet Robin!

” When I am not in the studio or at my other full time job, you can find me doing a wide variety of activities outside. I enjoy running, biking, hiking, paddling, and rock-climbing. I grew up in the hills of southern Vermont and spent my summers as a kid on Squam Lake. I’ve been living in the Mount Washington Valley for five years, and every day I am still amazed by the beauty of this place.”

Robin teaches Roll & Renew on Monday’s from 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

 

Meet Christie!

 

“I love teaching Yoga and Ayurveda for a living, but when I am not working on both of my businesses, Zenergie Yoga & Ayurveda + Zen Union, I am hosting for the local television station, White Mountains TV via Outside Television on Explore the White Mountains and White Mountains Today!

In my free time, I am creating balance for myself and cherishing relationships with loved ones, such as my fiancé, Justin, and my kitty, Aura Luna. Nature, particularly water and especially the ocean, are always calling to me! Sunshine on my skin is one of the most nourishing sensations for me. Meditation and music are both healing modalities that are part of my daily routine. Actually, I just began guitar lessons again recently! Singing in the car is quite common for me and I jokingly refer to it as CARaoke, since those are my initials, as well. Reading and writing are a couple of my favorite things to do, too. Traveling, meeting new people, and trying new artistic or athletic activities are always fun!

My life well-lived involves being a lifelong learner, creating my own reality, and continually trying something new! If you decide to join me for class, I am looking at Yoga through the lens of Ayurveda, so there will be a balancing of feminine, Yin, and masculine, Yang, energy along with a variety of styles, such as Yin, Vinyasa, and Nidra.

I will end with one of my favorite lyrical quotes by Jay-Z, “Do not ever go with the flow. Be the flow!” Namaste.”

 

Christie teaches Ayurvedic Yoga Flow On Saturdays At Ten A.M. 

Meet Sam!


“I’m an avid adventurer that is always eager to get outside and explore! I am blessed to have amazing adventure partner in my husband, Perry, and dog, Ike. In snow season, you can find us back country skiing every day we can. In the non-snow seasons, we love to mountain bike, climb, hike and paddle. My full time job is with NH Fish and Game researching an endangered alpine butterfly where I spend my work days hiking in the White Mountains. Keep an eye out for me with my big butterfly net!
Every day that I practice yoga, I simply feel better. My class, Dynamic Hatha, was created to inspire everyone to practice yoga and, hopefully, feel good too! Yoga can fit into any moment in life and my class helps build strength, stamina, and flexibility, while exploring mindfulness and clarity that one can use every day”

Sam teaches Dynamic Hatha on Wednesdays at 10AM

Meet Sue!

Meet Sue!

When she’s not sharing yoga, she loves to hike and ski. “Winter is the best time to hike; no bugs, no crowds, and amazing beauty! I feel so blessed to be living in this very special place with the mountains so close, and I take every spare moment to be out in the woods all year round! In the winter it’s hiking, skiing downhill and Nordic, and snowshoeing. In the summer I love to find those ice cold mountain streams and jump in! I also love reading and spending time with my family, and our two dogs.

In my classes, I try to help people relax and breathe, first and foremost. It’s fun to get some heat and strength building movement happening, but if you’re struggling to push yourself into “doing it right” it’s easy to get injured. Simple is better, and to quote a favorite teacher of mine, “Gentle is the new advanced.” Yoga should be a practice that everyone can use throughout their whole life, whether it’s a strong asana, or quiet conscious breathing. I try to offer this openness for people to practice in the way that works best for the individual body, and state of mind in the moment.”

Sue teaches Tuesday’s at 6PM, and again on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:15AM.

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Happy Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice from all of us at Be Well Studios.
What is the summer solstice?

On Friday, summer finally begins. The summer solstice is at 11:54 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 21. From an astronomical standpoint, the summer solstice marks the beginning of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the exact moment that the sun reaches the Tropic of Cancer. And good news for all of you sun worshipers, it’s the day that has more daylight than any other day of the year – 13 hours, 46 minutes and 41 seconds of daylight, to be exact!

The solstice is a popular holiday in the yoga tradition, being that it represents the longest day of the year, and the first day of summer. It is also International Yoga Day and has always been an opportunity to reconnect with nature.

There are so many great ways to celebrate the solstice, including joining us for practice, getting outside for a hike, or reconnecting with friends.

Here are some favorites:

1. Salute the sun.

Solstice is symbolic of transitioning from the short days of winter to the bright, long days of summer. As yogis, so many of our practices revolve around the sun, including, of course, Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). The origin of “saluting the sun” is not about getting the perfect Chaturagna/Upward-Facing Dog alignment, it’s about bowing to and taking in the fiery solar energy of the sun, to wake us up, energize us, and start our day. The practice was originally taught to be done in the morning, with the torso facing the sun.

2. Revamp your morning routine.

Since Solstice is the longest day of the year, it’s a great time to take advantage of the extra sunlight to wake up early and do something that makes you feel great, whether it’s meditation, yoga, or taking a revitalizing bath or shower infused with essential oils. Our yoga classes begin at 8:15 AM! 

3. Get outdoors.

A great way to celebrate Solstice is to simply get outdoors and enjoy the sun. It could be as simple as taking a walk by the water or in the park—just making the time to connect with nature. When you’re finished swing by The Local Grocer for a fresh organic breakfast. We proudly feature locally sourced food, included home made juices, smoothies, and breakfast bowls.

No matter how you decide to celebrate, we wish you a Happy Summer Solstice and hope to see you in class soon.
Be Well!

June 21st is International Yoga Day

 

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

2019 Theme: Climate Action

The fifth annual International Day of Yoga will be celebrated at the United Nations on Thursday, 20 June 2019, with “Yoga with Gurus,” followed by a panel discussion on 21 June.

Read more about it here

Welcome New Instructor, Robin Whatley

As of June 1st, we have a new summer schedule, which you can find HERE. Please welcome our newest instructor, Robin Whatley, who will be teaching Roll & Renew Monday Mornings at 8:15AM.

Robin Whatley

 

BIO

After attending college in NH, I moved to the valley to start my career with the AMC back in 2015. As for many people, my practice with yoga was inconsistent for many of my youthful years. It wasn’t until I moved to the valley that yoga became apart of my everyday life. The summer of 2018 I had the pleasure to volunteer at the Wanderlust festival at Stratton Mtn Resort in Vermont. Stratton also happens to be where I grew up and spent all my childhood skiing and playing in the hills of the Green Mountains. I knew that once I arrived that I was right where I needed to be in that moment in time. My experience was eye opening and the people I met along the way helped me realize what my next step in life had to be. With a background in Adventure Education and a passion for everything outdoors, I knew that teaching yoga had to be my next chapter. This past winter I attended the Kripalu 200-hour yoga teacher training in the Berkshires. My experience at Kripalu enhanced my passion for teaching yoga and allowed me to find what is true and real for me.

I have also made a great connect with a company based out of Colorado called RAD Roller. They have helped me remotely with gaining a certification in RAD Mobility. RAD’s mission is to “Improve body movement and propel radical lives through innovation tools and education”. My goal is to combine my skills with RAD into my yoga classes to educate the those on the general functions of our bodies movement and mobility.

 

Class description

This 60-minute class is designed for all levels and will be focused on movement, mobility and release. Our body’s all move in different way, but our joints all have the same general function. By release and rolling out our tissues located around our muscles and joints, we can allow the bodies movement to function with ease. During this class, we will flow through a gentle warm up to awaken our muscles, joints and tissues, followed by a full body release using props, tools and our breath. My goal with teaching the roll and release class is to not only educate people but to allow for a comfortable space for those looking to release tension that we carry with us throughout our daily lives.

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Upcoming Event: Open House Party at Table + Tonic June 17th

Table + Tonic, our Farm to Table restaurant, is celebrating one year in business. We invite you to help us celebrate on Monday, June 17th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Stop by and enjoy free samplings of our summer menu; featuring food and garden to glass cocktails from our own Mountain Flower Farm. Join us on the deck in celebration of our first year in business with friends, food, music, & drinks.

Monday, June 17th
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3358 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
Want to sneak in a yoga class before hand? Check out the schedule here.
Table + Tonic Hours
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
OPEN EVERY DAY VACATION WEEKS
Monday 5 PM – 9 PM
Thursday 5 PM – 9 PM
Friday 3 PM – 9 PM
Saturday 3 PM – 9 PM
Sunday 3 PM – 9 PM
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Welcome New Instructor, Sam Derrenbacher

As of June 1st, we have a new summer schedule, which you can find HERE. Please welcome our newest instructor, Sam Derrenbacher, who will be teaching Dynamic Hatha Yoga on Wednesdays at 10:00-11:15 AM

Sam Derrenbacher

Sam has her RYT 200 certification, and is certified in Aerial yoga and Reiki Level One

A little bit about Sam:

Every day I practice yoga, I simply feel better. dream of bringing yoga into the lives of everyone so that everyone can simply feel better – both in mind and body. I believe that yoga can fit into any moment in life and is excited and humbled to be able to share my passion with others. 

My mom took me to my first yoga class when I was a freshman in high school and I have grown so much over the past 15 years because of my practice. began my journey to become a yoga teacher in the winter of 2018 at Heartwood Retreat Center in Bradenton, Florida. The program had a wonderful blend of the many types of yoga methods, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and culture and I was surrounded by a wonderful group of mentors. I am certified RYT 200, Aerial yoga and Reiki Level One and am expanding my experiences and education in yin, meditation, herbal wellness and essential oils.

I developed my dynamic hatha yoga class to create a beautiful blend of many styles of yoga to increase flexibility and core strength. Each class will be centered around a fun and educational theme and challenge both beginners and regulars. I am excited to share this class with you all and hope you are able to join me!

I love to adventure and use the physical and mental aspects I have learned in yoga to build my strength for all my adventures. My favorite activities include skiing the backcountry, climbing the local crag, biking natural trails, paddling every river, and researching a small, endangered butterfly that lives in the alpine zone of the White Mountains. A passion of mine is to blend my adventurous spirit with taking care of myself – from yoga to meditation to my homemade skin care products.

 

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MEET & GREET WITH MARIANNE WILLIAMSON – APRIL 16TH

Meet & Greet with Marianne Williamson

Join us on April 16th, at 2:45 PM at The Local Grocer for a Meet & Greet with Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson.

Marianne Williamson will be stopping by for lunch, a meet & greet, and tour of our operations here at The Local Grocer.
Marianne Williamson is an American author, lecturer, and activist. She has written 13 books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a volunteer food delivery program that serves home-bound people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. She is also the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a nonprofit grassroots education and advocacy organization supporting peace-building projects.
 
In 2014, as an Independent, Williamson ran unsuccessfully for the seat of California’s 33rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives elections in California. On January 29, 2019, she announced her campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 United States presidential election.
 
“This campaign is about forging a new political possibility in America. It’s about all of us working together to create a rising tide of citizen activism and activation. It’s not just about electing a candidate. It’s about you….your power….and your world.”
– Marianne Williamson