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Beginners Belly Dancing

Beginners Belly Dancing

Saturdays 6 PM 

September 23rd – October 28th

$75 for 6 Week Series or $15 for Drop In

Shimmy and Shake your way into the fluid movements of Beginner Belly Dance.  Learn the basics of an ancient tradition in a warm and welcoming environment. Participants will learn about middle eastern rhythms and dance to music from around the world.  All are welcome. 

   

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Root Down & Rebalance with Chelsea Latham

Root Down & Rebalance 

September 30th & October 1st

12 PM – 5 PM

Join me for a weekend to restore balance and peace; to create silence and provoke deep observation. Each day will begin with yoga and meditation then move through an array of spiritual concepts to support the energetic shifts that are occurring in response to the cyclical changes of nature. The themes of balance, peace, and silence will be woven throughout the weekend to nurture a release of the extroversion of summer and a return to the introversion of winter. 

With each new season comes a shift both in our outward surroundings as well as our inward nature. Autumn is closing in upon us, a time to come back in both physically and energetically after the frenzy of summer.  With these changes comes the requirement to shift our habits and attitudes to nurture in the slowing and cooling pace of the northern hemisphere. We are moving out of the light and into the darkness, and as such we must strike a balance. This is a time to harvest the fruits of our labor, practice gratitude and make peace with all that was, all that did not come to fruition and all of the potential that still remains.  It is also the time to purify and prepare for the hibernation and death of the winter months, we must consider and process all that we have turned up in the spring and summer, compost what has not worked and start considering what we want to impregnate in the winter.

This retreat will give us the tools to define balance by our own standards and implement it into our daily lives. Supporting peace and silence enables us to address our lives with greater confidence and commitment- all the tools to sustain success. After so much motion and action, we can get out of balance from our feeling/sensing side. We can come out of the summer feeling lost and wondering what the heck has happened over the last few months. Our time together will focus on observing and assessing our current state with love and compassion, then building the framework to support positive changes and the realignment to our higher path and purpose over the winter months. 

Your investment of $200 includes two days of yoga, meditation, presentations, group activities, meals (snack Saturday, lunch Sunday) and lots of love!  

 

Please contact [email protected] or visit chelsealatham.com to sign up!

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Building Your Own Home Practice with Chelsea Latham

Building Your Own Home Practice
September 16th & 17th
12 PM – 5 PM

I am beyond excited to offer this program at my favorite studio! I believe that Yoga is a practice best done every day as a tool to sustain your health and well-being goals for life, and naturally you can’t make it to the studio every day so it is important to have the tools and tips to put together your own daily practice to nurture whatever it is you might need. I use my yoga practice to wake up, unwind after a long day, stretch deeply after traveling or to center myself in times of chaos. This practice is any combination of poses (asana), breathing (pranayama) and meditation- sometimes it’s fast paced, sometimes it’s slow- sometimes it is 10 minutes long and others it’s over 60. That’s the beauty of the home practice, you do what you can when you can, however you choose. This program is ideal for individuals who know the value of the yogic practice and want to build upon their skills without investing into a 200-hour yoga teacher training. We will cover a lot of alignment and postural tips that will improve your practice and its benefits to your health both at home and in class.

 

In this program we will:

• Review the history of the Yogic tradition and its ability to serve you and your modern life

• Cover the basics of building a balanced practice

• Learn the specifics of over 20 different poses and when to apply them

• Explore more than 5 different sequences to fit different moods

• Discuss key alignment tips to keep you injury free

• Go through any specific limitations and ailments you are working with

• Review 3 different pranayama styles

 

Your investment of $200 includes two days of yoga, meditation, presentations, group activities, meals (snack Saturday, lunch Sunday) and lots of love! 

Please contact [email protected] to sign up or visit chelsealatham.com

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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.

FREE

Lead by Leah Mason and Kim Johnson

Join us for TLG’s Raising Consciousness Book Club. We will be choosing a different book every month and coming 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 choosing of books.

Upcoming Dates:

October 4th – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award
Winner of the NBCC’s John Leonard Award
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper’s Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.

Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

November 1st – The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

This book choice is also part of the One Book One Valley ~ which includes local area NH and Maine libraries

One Book One Valley is a community read program for the Mount Washington Valley area, similar to others offered around the country. Its mission is to strengthen community ties and promote literacy through reading and discussing a book with a theme that resonates locally.

Thursday, October 26 at 7 pm: Author Monica Wood will speak and answer questions at Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School. The program will be followed by a book signing. Come that night as well as we will discuss it our November 1st meeting.

In The One-in-a-Million Boy, Monica Wood tells a magical, beautifully written story about the healing power of friendship, music, and unexpected, generation-spanning connections. As emotionally resonant as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, this novel hums with energy, warmth, wisdom, humor, and soul. ~ Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

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Meditation Group

Meditation Group Every Tuesday, 6-7 pm Love yourself enough to quiet down and listen.   Be Still. Drop In. Do Nothing! Breathe. Ahhh… Both science and spirituality assert that regular meditation makes you happier, healthier, and smarter. How? Meditation helps you: ♥ Decrease stress, anxiety, or a sense of being overwhelmed ♥ Increase feeling centered, peaceful, […]