Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice which has enjoyed a modern revival. It has enormous benefits for one's health and mind, gets one in touch with the body, develops balance, and is an excellent support for meditative practice - it was practiced by the Buddha himself for this very purpose.

Aryaloka has regular opportunities for yoga practice throughout the year in the form of retreats.

Upcoming Yoga Programs:

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Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Event Date/Time: Dec 13, 7pm – Dec 15, 2pm


Description

In yoga we seek to find suitable grounding and remain aware of the transitions we make through shifting poses, all the while keeping the breath alive and vital in our practice. So too in meditation we must stay grounded while being open to our changing experience, perhaps anchored by the sensations of the breath. For this weekend retreat we will blend the approaches of yoga and meditation to reach a deeper expression of each. All the while cultivating both inner and outer awareness.

The retreat leaders, Molly Schlangen and Dharmachari Satyada, appreciate the chance to work together to bring these opportunities for the integration of mind and body to the community. Please join us for this rejuvenating weekend.

 

Click here to register for this event

Led by: Molly Schlangen & Dh. Satyada
Times: Dec 13, 7pm through Dec 15, 2pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $305/$230/$155
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

Yoga and Meditation Basics

Event Dates: January 11, 10 – 4


This workshop will introduce participants to the complimentary practices of yoga and meditation. Yoga prepares the body for seated meditation, and seated meditation deepens our awareness in yoga. We will explore ancient Buddhist meditation techniques that lead to stillness and calm, as well as the mindful movement of vinyasa flow. Vinyasa emphasizes the importance of breath with movement, and develops a strong foundation for any yoga practice. No prior experience is necessary. Suitable for complete beginners, or those looking for a refresher.

*Please bring a yoga mat. If you have your own props like a bolster, strap, or cork or foam bricks, please feel free to bring. Meditation cushions and chairs provided.* A vegetarian lunch is included in the cost.

If you’d prefer not to book through Eventbrite you can email info@aryaloka.org or call 603-659-5456.

Register for the event here

Led by: Dh Suddhayu and Lona Kovacs
Times: Jan 11, 10-4
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale: $80/60/40
Level: Introductory
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Event Dates: Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2020


In yoga we seek to find suitable grounding and remain aware of the transitions we make through shifting poses, all the while keeping the breath alive and vital in our practice. So too in meditation we must stay grounded while being open to our changing experience, perhaps anchored by the sensations of the breath. For this weekend retreat we will blend the approaches of yoga and meditation to reach a deeper expression of each. All the while cultivating both inner and outer awareness.

The retreat leaders, Molly Schlangen and Dharmachari Satyada, appreciate the chance to work together to bring these opportunities for the integration of mind and body to the community. Please join us for this rejuvenating weekend.

Click here to register online.

If you’d prefer not to register through Eventbrite you may email info@aryaloka.org or call 603-659-5456 to make other arrangements.

Led by: Molly Schlangen & Dh. Satyada
Times: February 21, 7pm to February 23, 2pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $305/230/155
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.

Mother–Daughter Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Event Dates: May 8, 7pm to May 10, 2pm


The bond between mothers and daughters is unique, complicated, and full of emotions. Take time to reconnect, to celebrate and to deepen this sacred relationship.

“Complicated does not inherently mean “bad.” It’s just that simultaneously, there are two different people (no matter how similar) with a lifetime’s worth of stuff between them, both trying to exist within the multifarious layers of their unique bond.” — Amelia Diamond

This retreat experience will give participants structured activities, as well as unstructured time for connecting in your own way. No yoga or meditation experience required; all levels of experience will be catered to. Retreat fees include lodging and vegetarian meals.

If you’d prefer not to book through Eventbrite, you can email info@aryaloka.org or call 603-659-5456.

Register for the event here

Led by: Molly Schlangen and Dh Kamalasiri
Times: May 8, 7pm to May 10, 2pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale: $305/230/155
Level: Open to All Women
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.

Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat

Event Dates: June 5, 10am to June 7, 2pm


Mindful eating changes how the brain works by changing neural pathways that can transform your mind, health, and life!  Please join Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE and Kathleen Costello, MS, DC, two mindfulness professionals, as they describe a way to bring mindfulness from an abstract idea to your next meal.  Learn how to use mindfulness with food and movement using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition.

Experience how any meal can become a centering act, nourishing the body in ways that go beyond the nutrients on the plate. Enjoy simple, delicious vegetarian meals, gentle and enjoyable movement in the beauty and relaxed atmosphere of Aryaloka Buddhist Retreat Center. The retreat will allow you to practice being mindful with food and movement to support self-care, self-kindness, health, joy and peace.

This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them. It is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, around food and eating and movement in particular. Experience of mindfulness meditation or yoga is not necessary for participation.

16 CPE from the Commission of Dietetic Registration, CDR are available for professionals for an additional $150 cost. If you would like to obtain CPE for this program, please choose the ‘Professional’ option in ticketing. The cost is $330 with an additional $150 charge for the CPE.

What participants have said about the workshop

“As a dietitian and CDE, I wholeheartedly recommend this workshop. It amplified my understanding of Mindful Eating concepts and gave me practical tools to use with my patients.”  -Caitlin Troklus, MS, RD, CDE

“I really loved the workshop.  I got so much out of it.” Judy Sloan

About the instructors:

Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE is a registered dietitian, and diabetes educator. She is a co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating and author of five weight-neutral mindful eating books. She lives and works in New Hampshire and has been meditating on a regular basis since 1999

Kathleen Costello MS, DC, is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a background in positive psychology, Integrative Nutrition, mindful movement and meditation. Kathleen studied Hatha yoga in Nasik, India and has been teaching yoga since 2007. She is an avid meditator with a daily sitting pratice since 2009. She is passionate about empowering others on their journey of health and self-discovery. She practices Network Spinal care in New Hampshire.

 

Register for the event here

 

Led by: Megrette Fletcher and Kathleen Costello
Times: June 5, 10am to June 7, 2pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $330/265/175* $480 for professionals with 16 CPE
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.