October Newsletter

by | Oct 27, 2019 | Wellness

It’s the beginning of my favorite three month stretch of the year.    It’s when all of my kids turn different ages, start some fun holiday celebrations, and become witness to the drastic changes in the landscape. 
October is usually when we celebrate Ohana’s anniversary.   Happily I have taught in Contoocook for over 10 years, but as an entity of Ohana for eight years, and three at our current location!  We could have not done this without you.  Thank you can not even express how we feel about having this safe sacred space that is open to you.  Our family is growing, and it feels amazing to expand offerings that blend each teachers unique background with their own style.   Generally life can cause pain and heartache.  We want you to have a respite to find small ways to help deal with the difficulties head on.  To use this collective space to guide you away mental and physical pain, if at least for an hour.    
 We have scheduled a free community class where you can come and sample the different instructors.  It was so heartwarming for us to come together as a studio to thank you for all of your support.  Details are below.

 Please see what else we have to offer the remainder of the year!
 Lisa and the Ohana clan 😉


   Family News!
New Weekend hours!
As of October 1st, the weekend class times will be off summer schedule and we will have Michael singing at both classes!   
Saturdays will now begin at 8:30am
Sundays will now begin at 10am 
The Sunday meditation classes with Judy Caron will now begin at 8:45am, after October 1st!
Yoga Nidra will be on Sunday the 6th of October at 6pm, instead of the previously mentioned date.   
  Always check the app or website for the most up to date classes, who is teaching and time changes.    Or feel free to message me at any time and I can let you know!  
Kelly is a contributor to the newsletter.  Her thoughts and poems are too good not to share.  Her journey through yoga can only be described as monumental.  Please enjoy!
Lost Time
“Time is our most valuable currency. Without time we have nothing. When circumstances outside of our control go askew, we are quick to label these experiences in our mind as “unfair”, “frustrating” and “stressful”, in turn fueling feelings of anxiety, depression and anger. What we fail to realize is this pattern leaves us falling victim to perceived threats and negative thinking. The world is capable of being harsh, unforgiving and a struggle. The sooner we embrace the shadow side of life with acceptance and compassion we create room for more enriching experiences. Every time we lose ourselves in thoughts and emotions that don’t serve us, we are choosing to throw small pieces of our life away. We must choose wisely.”

Free Community Class 
Open House / Anniversary Celebration
October 27th –  10am-12pm
We want to thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s time for our yearly celebration of a free two hour long class where you can sample some of our instructors. Each will teach for approximately 10 minutes to show you their style, and be available for questions afterward.

It is good for many reasons. It gives us the opportunity to thank you for supporting us for so long, it helps us be in community, and it gives you time to experience an instructor you may have been missing.

I am always proud that we have this wonderful space open to all. Where we can take care of you. Problems can be checked at the door, and we have many different classes that take care of the physical and emotional well being of what it is to be human.

Come if you are already a student.
Come if you have always wanted to, but haven’t.
Come if you want to just be part of the celebration!

Let go of Stress: Manifest your goals
w/Josephine Fanelli
October 13th –  12-3pm – $30

In this workshop we’ll do Kundalini Yoga, and meditation to bring relief and clarity to the mind and body. We’ll talk about what are stressors, how does stress effect the body, our day to day, and our eating habits. Then we’ll do a vision board to take home, or to the office to keep that intention and relief near to you when you need it.

Drepung Gomang Monks Visit Contoocook!
November 4th – 11th, 2019
Five years ago some monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery visited our little town of Contoocook, NH.   They made their mark all around town, spreading compassion and kindness.    Their work on the sand mandala and ceremony to disperse the sand into the river was one of touching sentiment.   The night of food at the library, the sacred arts display of dance and chant was also one for the books.   
I am happy to announce that they will be back this neck of the woods and I couldn’t be happier.   We will, again, all need to work together to gather supplies of food, flowers, and places for them to set up.    
They work all on donations to fund their land and space in India governed by the Dalai Lama, and I know our town will step it up to provide them funds to bring back to their cherished homestead.  In exchange, they show us their traditions and ceremonies of Tibet.   
Please stay tuned for how you can help, and what the schedule will be during that week.     My heart is so happy for this opportunity again.  
Did you know?…..
We offer 22+ classes a week
We offer ongoing classes morning & night with ones sprinkled in between. 
We have 18 teachers to assist you in your journey
We have 3 musicians that accompany classes
We have an atmosphere that is sacred  and calm
Our energy rises through the energy of the river
What we offer in the group space:
All levels classes (addressing ALL levels)
Gentle Yoga
Chair Yoga
Yin Yoga (see below for benefits)
Yoga Nidra
Functional Movement
Joyful Yoga (you really feel joyful after)
Restorative Yoga
Thai Yoga Massage & Yoga
Holistic Bellydancing
Classes that find ways to access your strength and mobility
What we offer in the treatment room*:
Healthy Lifestyle coaching
Life-force Healing sessions
Raindrop oil therapy
Certified Angel Healing Practitioner Angel & Oracle Card Readings
*More details below in the ‘Bodywork & More’ section
Please feel free to use the website or Ohana Yoga NH App for the most up to date information on classes and teacher coverage.   
We have classes every day – Morning and evening and some sprinkled in between! We offer affordable classes where you are able to come as often as you can without a disruption in your practice.     
About Ohana!
Mobile App! 
We now have an app!    Looking up classes, check if a class is canceled,  knowing who is covering, signing up or paying will be much easier.  The most up to date information is always available here!  The look and feel are more navigational.  It’s free! Check it out! 

Feel free to leave us a review on either the app (Ohana Yoga NH) or our Facebook page ( Review Ohana!),  if you have enjoyed Ohana thus far.  We appreciate it so much.  There are many people scared to even attempt going to a class, and we would love for them to know what others think about their experience and what to expect.  Thank you in advance! 
If you come two times a week or more, you may want to consider a yearly pass, to fully immerse in the many offerings, without the hassle.  
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable: We are trained to help you gain a better perspective of your habits and patterns.  We do our best to bring you out of your comfort zone; the place that you have been for a long time and is causing your suffering.  Thank you for letting us serve you, by working together to bring out the light that is already shining within.  

Lisa and the Ohana Team !
(603) 748-1539
Contact Us

(603) 748-1539     

Henniker, NH