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QiGong Series Guided by Diane Johnson

QiGong Series

Guided by Diane Johnson

4 PM – 6:30 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



Sound Healing Journeywork – Guided by Ben Carroll

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

November 5th, 4 PM- 6 PM

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 $25 in advance $30 at the door // Space is limited
Contact The Local Grocer at 603-356-6068 x5 or stop in at the front desk to sign up!

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December 10th, 4 PM – 5:30 PM

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. Our time together will be shared by activating our Qi, purging and purifying blocked energy, tonifying our 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. 


The cost is $18 and you may pay at the door.


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Beginners Belly Dancing

Beginners Belly Dancing

Saturdays 6 PM 

November 4th – December 9th

$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. 



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 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:

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


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, […]