Upper Valley Yoga Blog

The Deep Soak

Oh it's so good to be home!

I'm recently returned from a week in Santa Fe, taking the third and last session to complete training and certification in SATYA (sensory awareness training for yoga attunement) with Tias Little of Prajna Yoga. If you've been to my classes much in the past several months, you've probably experienced some of this work (sliding/gliding/rocking around on a blanket for the first few minutes of class). This somatic, floor-based movement is a potent form. . .    Read more

When Self Care Falls Away There is Always the Puppy


Happy Summer Everyone!
I had every intention of writing about the Solstice, and life/seasonal transitions. I wanted to follow up on my previous very brief blog about burnout but before I could fully re-introduce my own daily practices of self care, my mom had a car accident.

My mom lives only about 8 minutes away from me; I'm lucky. I don't actually see her as much as you might think, because my mother has a much more active social life than I do. She's the extrovert I always thought . . .    Read more

Summer Preview

Burnout can be sneaky. A friend recently mentioned that we were both perhaps exhibiting symptoms. My first reaction is, how ridiculous! I'm a yoga instructor—we don't burn out! But the truth is, we all burn out, at some point or another, if we don't recognize our own unique needs for self care and rest. Teaching yoga is immensely fulfilling, and also tiring. Running a business, even more so. There is a lot of late-night worrying in running a business: how to stay afloat, how to meet t. . .    Read more

May! Meet Elisabeth Gardner


I grew up in the Upper Valley in the 60s-80’s, left to travel, marry and have kids.  During my time away I experienced the death of both parents, my marriage and my early careers as a waitress and environmental educator.  Twenty seven years later I’ve returned and am deeply enjoying my reconnections here.  As I walk around and marvel at the changes (White River Junction is now cool!), I am often surprised by memories that feel so contradictory to the 55 yea. . .    Read more

Meet Kyla Pearce

from Kyla Pearce:

I’m honored to be stepping back into the Upper Valley Yoga community for the summer! I took a hiatus from teaching public classes to have my now 16 month old son, Bear, wrap up my PhD, and grow the LoveYourBrain Yoga program. Some of you may of heard about Read more

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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, $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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