Special Events

We invite you to join us for special events designed to strengthen your yoga practice and build community at UVY.

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“Our breath is constantly rising and falling, ebbing and flowing, entering and leaving our bodies. Full body breathing is an extraordinary symphony of both powerful and subtle movements that massage our internal organs, oscillate our joints, and alternately tone and release all the muscles in the body. It is a full participation in life.” – Donna Farhi

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Friday
September

22

5:30 - 6:45 pm

Yin Yoga

The Chinese medicine theory behind this particular style of yin has a strong seasonal orientation, thus on this first day of fall we will work with poses aimed at supporting this transition. Physically, these focus on upper torso and arms though there is something for the whole body in this particular sequence. Additionally, the practice helps with any seasonally-inspired melancholy prevalent this time of year. All levels welcome. Erin teaches a Yin Yoga class one Friday a month. Sign up to save your spot.




Sunday
September

24

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is exactly what it sounds like—a combination of gentle yoga and restorative poses. Restorative postures use multiple props to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer than is typical in an active practice.  This nourishing support allows you to open the body through passive stretching. The postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate  strain. Ruth teaches Restorative Yoga one Sunday a month. Drop in for $18 or use your pass; sign up to save a spot.





Tuesday
October

3

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Special Kirtan with Gurushararananda

For the 3rd year, Angie is bringing this special guest to UVY for an evening of Kirtan. All proceeds benefit Children of Ma, a non-profit organization based in the US dedicated to providing an academic and spiritual education for disadvantaged children in India. Contact Angie to reserve your spot for this special event! To see Swamiji’s full USA tour in MA, VA, and CA, including Kirtan, special retreat, workshops, and Satsang, please visit The Children of Ma website.

In addition to directing Ma Sharanam school and ashram, Swami Gurusharananda travels frequently to Europe and the US playing traditional village kirtan, teaching Swakriya Yoga, and offering Ma’s teachings.  He has an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in interpretation of the Upanishads (Indian Scriptures). Prior to founding Ma Sharanam, Swamiji was the director of the Ma Anandamayi ashram and school in Omkareshwar for many years.

Ma Sharanam, which means “in the shelter of Ma,” was founded by Swami Gurusharanananda in 2015.  The school has been growing rapidly since the classroom doors opened in July of that year. In 2015, the first year,  Ma Sharanam welcomed 81 children.  In 2016, the School welcomed 120 children.  In 2017, 175  children registered for Ma Sharanam School.  Boys and girls from neighboring villages are enrolled in grades K-9th grade, and the Hostel at Ma Sharanam also offers a home to around 40 boys of all ages

Swamiji has a site about Swakriya Yoga, the gentle, unifying form of yoga based on Ma’s teachings. Swakriyayoga.org

a $20 suggested donation will be taken at the door.

*Swamiji travels of his own free will, at no monetary compensation made to him. All proceeds benefit The Children of Ma Anandamayi Foundation is a non-profit organization based in the US dedicated to providing an academic and spiritual education for disadvantaged children in India.





Thursday
October

12

4:00 - 5:15 pm

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga: a 6-week Series

This 6-week series taught by Miriah Wall is designed to help women find greater ease during pregnancy, prepare for labor and birth and connect with a community of other mommas-to be. Classes will consist of physical postures, breathwork and meditation intended to help women relax and adjust to the physical, emotional and mental changes associated with pregnancy. Increased body/mind awareness as well as scheduled time for self care can be invaluable tools during the birth process as well as in the period of time once baby is born. Class may also be interesting and useful for women planning on becoming pregnant in the near future. There are two choices for this 6-week series:

Thursdays, October 12- November 16, 4–5:15 pm.

Sundays, October 15–November 19, 12:30–1:45 pm.

Price $90 for either series.

If you have complications related to your pregnancy, please check with your health care provider before signing up. Pre-registration required.





Friday
October

20

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Forrest Yoga: Hips, Neck and Shoulders

Sometimes we have to dig deep into ourselves to strip away the tensions and stresses of the day/week/month/year. With breath and focus, the unique opening, releasing, strengthening asanas in this practice will create freedom and more awareness in your hips, neck, and shoulders. Forrest Friday, led by Deb Heimann, is held every 3rd Friday of the month. Drop in or use your class pass. Sign up to reserve a spot.






Friday
October

27

6:00 - 7:00 pm

FREE COMMUNITY CLASS

Ruth Ticknor teaches this month's FREE community yoga class, open to all! Sign up to reserve a space and please bring a mat if you have one.





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ACCOMMODATIONS:

The building itself was renovated to be energy efficient, and the room is moderately heated in cooler seasons to promote a good, healthy sweat, but not heated to an excessive or wasteful degree. There are cubbies in our large office to store your personal belongings, a spacious changing room, a comfy sofa and a water cooler (please bring a water bottle to fill, to cut down on paper cup usage). Two nice, clean bathrooms are located just down the hall. There are also cubbies in the studio itself for valuables, which students are welcome to use. We have a full lending library of yoga books, and encourage students to borrow freely. Gift certificates are available for purchase in any amount.

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GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE

Please do not wear perfume or any strong scent

People with allergies can be very sensitive to scent. Also, lots of people sweating in a closed space is less stinky than lots of people all wearing different brands of perfume or deodorant.

Wear comfortable clothing

Not so tight it binds, not so loose it gets in your way. And please do not wear clothes that “gap” and are inappropriately revealing.

Practice on an empty stomach

If possible, don’t eat at least three hours before practice. If you know that this isn’t possible for you, eat easily digested food one hour before class.

No food or outside beverages inside the studio

If necessary, bottled water is okay, but remember we are trying to generate internal heat; constant sipping cools the body. After practice, drink plenty of pure water.

Bring your own mat

Shared mats are not hygienic; you may borrow one from us if one is available, until you are able to purchase your own, but please clean it afterward with the mat wipes provided. Please understand mats may be borrowed on a first come basis….we have only a few to borrow, and do occasionally run out of them.

Keep your eyes on your own practice

The practice is richer when it happens from the inside out. It’s not about comparing yourself with the person next to you. Be present with your own experience.

Be kind and loving to yourself

Rest when you need to. Honor where you are in your practice. Use the energy of those around to inspire, not diminish, you. Remember: you are perfect just as you are now, and yoga is meant to enhance that understanding and let that perfection shine. Have fun!

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Newcomers! 3 for $30

If you are new to Upper Valley Yoga, you can purchase a 3-class pass for $30! (For our first-time guests only, package expires 15 days after purchase)

Single Class, $16

Drop in to any regular weekly class

Single Class, Student or Senior* Rate, $13

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

10-Class Pass, $140

Expires after one year

10-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $120

Expires after one year

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

5-Class Pass, $75

Expires after 6 months

5-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $63

Expires after 6 months.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

Unlimited Yoga Passes

Monthly, Auto-Renew with credit card, $99/mo

Unlimited yoga. 6-month commitment is required; early cancellation fee of $50 applies if the auto renew is canceled before 6 months. This is the best value if you plan to attend at least 2 classes per week.

One month, unlimited, $140

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

One month, Student or Senior* rate, $120

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

3-Month Unlimited, $360

Unlimited yoga, 3 months

If you don’t yet have a mat, borrow one from us and please clean it afterward with the mat wipes.

We have a limited, need-based scholarship fund available for those who are struggling to pay for classes; please email or call us to inquire. We also gratefully accept donations for that fund in any amount. In addition, there are occasional work/study opportunities. If you are interested in being on the work/study list, please let us know!

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