Upper Valley Yoga Blog

Looking Ahead

If you come regularly to my Sunday 9 am class, you know that I have been exploring mudra for the past couple of years. Not every week, but many of them, I spend a little time researching and experimenting with a mudra that feels particularly relevant, and I often use that as the starting point when building the vinyasa flow practice that will constitute most of the class. Simply put, mudras are gestures—usually of the hands—that evoke psychological and spiritual attitudes, each with its own specific q. . .    Read more

Yoga as Mood Stabilizer

Yoga makes you feel better. Sometimes it's just that simple. While I would love to be feeling the joy of the holiday season, I'm going to be honest here. I am mostly not feeling it. Not yet. That said, the newly snow-blanketed landscape does brighten my mood. And, when I came home from the studio Wednesday afternoon and my husband Greg had hung the lights, hung the wreaths, put the candles in the windows, I did feel a little something stirring. but mostly what I felt was gratitude to him, because it meant. . .    Read more

Giving Back: Our Annual Benefit

Giving Back:
Sharon's Invitation for Thanksgiving Morning

"My son and daughter have been collecting change in their "giving" jars for quite a while. Yesterday they each selected four pieces of their Halloween candy and decided they wanted to take . . .    Read more

What Can I Say?

I'll keep this brief. Like many of you, not only is my heart hurting after the surreal, sickening and horrifying results from Tuesday's election, but my head hurts from the many thought provoking, howl inducing, gut wrenching reads popping up on facebook. I keep reading, looking for some kind of anchor, something to give me hope that we are not hurtling toward fascism. I keep sharing anything I think is useful. I'm feeling grateful for the many fierce calls to action, the eloquent demands that we don't be. . .    Read more

Road Trip

There's something about a road trip..... My husband and I are meeting up with our son in Montreal on Saturday, and then driving some thirteen hours to Chicago. The long hours of sitting are not going to do my body any favors, but there's something about a road trip.... The drive is a choice; partly financial, partly because our son's schedule tends to unravel with last minute changes, and a plane ticket requires firm commitment. But, the long hours in the car also promise a kind of close proximity w. . .    Read more

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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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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, $18

Drop in to any regular weekly class

Single Class, Student or Senior* Rate, $15

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

10-Class Pass, $145

Expires after one year

10-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $130

Expires after one year

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

5-Class Pass, $80

Expires after 6 months

5-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $70

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, $150

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

One month, Student or Senior* rate, $140

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

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

3-Month Unlimited, $390

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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