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QiGong for Beginners with Jen Deraspe

QiGong for Beginners with Jen Deraspe
Fridays, February 2nd – February 23rd
4 PM – 5:15 PM
Cost $15
Drop-ins welcome

A gentle and enlivening introduction to Qi Gong~
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese healing art designed to enhance one’s capacity to work effectively with life-force energy, known as Qi. Practice activating your Qi, purging and purifying blocked energy, tonifying internal power, as well as gentle stretching & slow flowing movements. Experience how Qi Gong teaches us how to move with relaxed ease and internal power.

Facilitator: Jen Deraspe has been leading retreats and sharing the healing arts since 1999. She is passionate about each person finding their healing potential and offers opportunities to do that in an authentic and effective way. She is currently getting her Qi Gong teaching certification through Santa Cruz’s Lee Holden Qi Gong.

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Begin this workshop with a centering, followed by a mindful yoga flow that will open, ground and expand your body, mind, and soul with the intention to balance all seven chakras. A foot oil self-massage, a guided meditation and hands-off Reiki healing and breath work that helps to balance the yin/yang will finish this offering.

For the Reiki, you will be laying down using blankets and bolsters. There are only eight spaces available to ensure a comfortable and healing atmosphere.

Reserving your space is required to hold an event. Minimum 4 to offer.

Please signup at TLG front desk by noon, Thursday, Jan. 25. Drop-ins allowed if space permits the day of the event.

$45/ Drop in/ if space is available

$35/ prepay those without a BWS card

$25/ prepay, BWS card holder


Two Hour Yoga Class with Abstract Art and Chanting

Two Hour Yoga Class with Abstract Art and Chanting
Sunday, February 4th, 1 PM – 3 PM

Enjoy the experience of abstract art while you do light yoga. The Studio will have five-foot abstract paintings, supplied by Rebecca Klementovich, Co-founder of the Femme Fatales of the North. Perhaps in such a relaxed state, you will see art in a new way. After yoga class, we will do a deep relaxation with the gong and sounds from the Tibetan bowl. Meditation is optional. We hope to bring a unique experience of art and yoga to the valley. Rebecca will stay and answer any questions at the end of class.


Please call 603-356-6068 to register or stop by the front desk!

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Sound Healing Journeywork with Ben Carroll

Sound Healing Journeywork with Ben Carroll

Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 6 PM – 8 PM

Tickets $30 in advance $35 at the door // Space is limited
Please contact The Local Grocer at 603-356-6068 x5 or stop in at the front desk to sign up!

Experience Sound Healing Journeywork with Master Musician & Sound Healer Ben Carroll

Sometimes it’s hard to get down past our own busy minds. Journeying with sound is an invaluable tool to help us LET GO and slip down past that chatter. In this sound healing journey guided by former Universal Recording Artist, Ben Carroll, we will utilize the sounds of singing bowls, voice, solfeggio tubes, and various other sound tools to journey deep within ourselves with the intention of reconnecting with our higher self and to strengthen our own intuition and inner knowing. We will utilize the energy of the group coming together to hold this intention to amplify our results and leave you feeling charged for days.

Sound Journeying is a very powerful medium. It is a tuning for the body, mind, and soul. Entraining to sound is an extremely effective way to get down past the conscious mind and into a much deeper meditative state than what meditation alone usually allows. In the depths of this mind state much HEALING & RELEASING can occur, allowing for states of bliss & ecstasy to permeate our being. From this state of mind, it’s much easier to find our spiritual center, to reconnect to our own intuition, and to tap into higher states of consciousness.

We will start the evening with some simple group toning to activate our group energy, next we will set our intention which is always important when doing any energy work, and then we will move into the experience of the sound journey for approximately 1 hour.

** We recommend that you dress comfy. Please bring water, bring a journal, and bring whatever you will be comfortable lying down on for an extended period of time such as pillows, a blanket, or cushions. The studio will provide you with a yoga mat, but please feel free to bring your own. You’ll want to be as relaxed as possible during this two-hour sonic experience

Tickets $30 in advance $35 at the door // Space is limited
Please contact The Local Grocer at 603-356-6068 x5 or stop in at the front desk to sign up!

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QiGong Series Guided by Diane Johnson

QiGong Series Guided by Diane Johnson

January 11th – February 1st
4 PM – 5:30 PM


What is Qigong?
Qigong is an ancient Chinese form of movement, meditation and sound healing which is designed to activate the energy of the body for health, happiness, and healing.

Learn the foundational practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong. Awaken Vitality Method is a powerful healing technology, beneficial for all types of conditions. Its simple movements, encoded with thousands of years of accumulated Qigong wisdom, have been carefully designed to bring practitioners into their optimum state of balance and harmony. The method involves exercises in gentle movement, visualization, sound (to energize the organs in the body) and meditation.

A series of 4 to 8 classes will teach you how to connect to the Chi Field (the energy field), learn the movements of the Awaken Vitality Practice (5 segments), Sound Healing and meditative practices. Awaken Vitality Practice is a beginning practice which opens the joints, deep tissues, the spine, shoulders, hips and vitalizes entire skeletal system; which in turn affects every system in our body. This technology re-patterns the physical, emotional and mental/spiritual energy bringing forth natural states of happiness, openness, optimum health.

Classes are offered by Diane Johnson who is a certified teacher.

Diane Johnson is an enthusiastic practitioner who is passionate about the integrative healing of the mind, body, and spirit.  She is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in the Mt. Washington Valley since 1998.  Through her practice and daily life, she has studied the intimate connections between the mind, emotions, and the body. Diane strives to be a model for health and healing and is committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development. She has established a reputation for creating an accepting environment with an approach that is sensitive, respectful, and empowering.   Diane loves the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, and cross-country skiing with friends. She loves her pets and is an avid gardener.

 Diane teaches classes in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has recently been certified to teach Wisdom Healing Qigong.  Classes in Qigong are now being offered in 4 to 8-week blocks in several locations. 

For more information: [email protected] 603-986-9722



TLG Raising Consciousness Book Club

The Local Grocer – Raising Consciousness Book Club

First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 pm

Fostering a safe place to discuss, explore, grow and expand our consciousness.


Lead by Leah Mason and Kim Johnson

Join us for TLG’s Raising Consciousness Book Club. We will choose a different book every month and come together the first Wednesday of each month for a lively and educational discussion about the book. Books will be for sale at The Local Grocer for the following month’s book club. Regular attendees will contribute to the choice of books.

Upcoming Dates:

December 6th at 6 PM

Share a recent book you have enjoyed.

Also a book you have given as a gift or think would be a great gift. The holiday season will be coming soon enough! It could be a gift book for a child, teen or adult. Bring your suggestions!

Guidelines and Expectations:
To make an effort to come to the book group each month
To connect with the facilitator if you cannot make it
To read the book every month
To respect confidentiality ~ what gets said here stays here
To be respectful of others’ thoughts and opinions
To be supportive
To share and to listen with respect to others’ beliefs and honor their path
To grow consciously as a group and individually

Call or text Kim (603-986-6896) or Leah (207-418-6099) letting us know if you are able to attend!




Meditation Group

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