Please view our calendar for any updates or cancellations on weekly classes.
Individual Yoga, Fitness, Reiki or combo instruction are available by appointment. Contact Jody Fontaine at (413) 824-9435 for more details.
Start your week off on your mat. This weekly morning class is a moderately paced class sequenced to get your body up and moving, with the intention of achieving a balanced practice. We focus on the alignment of breath with the movement, and flow gently from posture to posture with core work and occasionally some long posture holds thrown in for strength building and alignment awareness. All levels are welcome, and encouraged, whether you want to modify the practice up or down!
MONDAYS: 5:30-6:45 pm RESTORATIVE YOGA & REIKI offered 1 x month - check calendar page for date - Starts in October
"HIKE & YOGA" @ Mt. Sugarloaf- WILL RESUME IN THE SPRING ! If weather does not permit, class will be held at the studio.
Weather permitting: June, July, August & September 5:30 pm meet at base for hike 6:00-7:00 pm yoga at summit
I invite you to slow down & be mindful, after all it's Monday ! To help ease you into your week & bring you to the present moment, we start our practice by "settling in", taping into breath & body awareness. This class will be at a slow & mindful pace, but this doesn't mean it's not challenging at times. As we link breath & movement, we will build heat from the core (our personal powerhouse) and tap into all the support systems within our body. Next, standing and balance postures will be explored. To complete our practice, there will be plenty of time to relax, restore & renew in Savasana. Modifications will be offered to those in need, reminding you to honor your body at all times, as it changes within each moment.
For those interested, 15 minutes of mindful-meditation will be offered.
5:30-6:45 Mindful Monday/SloYoga
6:45-7:00 Optional mindful-meditation
Instructor: Jody - All levels welcome !!
Yoga & The Elements
MONDAYS: 7:15- 8:30 pm Six Week Series - starts Sept 10
Yoga & The Elements is a six-week series with Olivia Baronas (200-hr Ashtanga Yoga Certified) that will explore the five elements through a shared yoga practice. This series will incorporate physical postures, breathing techniques, self-observation, and meditation. All levels are welcome. You may drop-in or Pre-register by calling 413-768-0004.
Dates- Sept 10, 17, 24 & Oct 1, 8 & 15
all levels-not in session
Tuesday: 9:15-9:45 am & Friday: 8:15-8:45 am
$3-$5 suggested donation
This class starts with breath work- breath awareness, which will help one prepare for meditation. We will explore different Pranayama techniques (Alternate Nostril breathing- Nadi Shodhana, Navel Flooding Breath, etc) , which will allow one to settle into mind/body and present moment. Our exploration will continue with different meditative practices, such as Concentration Meditation, focusing on a single point-candle, using a mantra- one word that you repeat over & over and "Yoga Nidra", which gently scans the body from head to toe. It is a great entryway into meditation for those who want to develop a practice, as well as a great addition for someone who already has a strong meditation practice but wants to integrate an embodied experience. Reiki healing energy will be offered to the group as a whole throughout the class. Just drop in, it's a great way to start your morning! **ALL ARE WELCOME ** You do not have to be a current student of the Tuesday (10-11:15 class) or Friday (9-10:15 class)
Suggested donation -$3-$5.00
Tuesday: 9:15-9:45 and Friday: 8:15-8:45
Join Shelly for this fun class designed for students of all levels, no experience needed. Shelly will lead the class in light stretching, breath work and attention to alignment as you connect to your core and build strength from within. She can adapt poses to suit the needs of all students, including those with physical limitations. Come with an open mind and light heart and enjoy the benefit of connecting with your body. Find out how all movement generates from the core.
What a great way to begin your day! Each class begins and ends with breath/body awareness, allowing time to check in, connect & settle. After connecting to mind & body, we will warm up with Gentle flows & variations of Sun Salutations. In this class you will take your time, being mindful of each movement of the body and how each movement generates from the core, focusing on proper form and alignment. This class blends Yoga postures, upper body strength training, lower body sculpting, balance and mat core exercises using a variety of equipment, such as hand weights, stability balls, resistance bands and more. Each student is encouraged to honor their own fitness level and work at their own mindful pace. Modifications are given to tailor each students individual needs. Class ends with a gentle stretch & plenty of time to relax & renew in Savasana
WEDNESDAYS: 6-7:15 pm
This class is suitable for all levels. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. The class will be centered around building strength and increasing flexibility, in order to create longer, leaner muscles, as well as increase joint mobility. The integration of breathing practices will help calm the mind and cleanse the body.
all levels easy
Location - Conway- Field Memorial Library
If you find that coming down to the mat is to difficult, or, if you have any restrictions or limitations, then this class will be perfect for you! This class will start out by "checking in" with self, bringing awareness to the breath & body, and inviting the mind to settle. Using the chair, yoga blocks & wall for support, we will explore modified Yoga postures, gentle stretches, wall stretches, and standing balance postures. Bands & Pilates rings will be used for strengthening. We will end with seated relaxation & breath /body awareness.
Fee is $5.00 for Conway senior residents.
What'SUP Wednesdays-Yoga & Paddleboard Private sessions
Call to schedule your private session: Stand-up Paddle board & Yoga. Private session fee includes all equipment & instruction: $70.00 1 1/2 hrs
~ Call Jody to schedule your private session- will continue through Sept & Oct 2018 - weather permitting-
Come explore & have fun on the water with Jody ! Your private session will start with an intro to SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) free time to paddle & get use to your equipment. Next, we will explore gentle & easy Yoga postures on your board, how the "core" comes in to play to help us balance as we move slowly & mindfully. These private sessions are available throughout the spring/ summer & early fall, weather permitting. Call Jody to book your session, I look forward to having fun with you on the water !! (413) 824-9435
What'SUP Wednesday - Intro To Stand Up Paddleboarding & Yoga
CLASS NOT IN SESSION
WILL RESUME SPRING/SUMMER 2019
5:30-6:30 Intro to SUP
6:30-7:30 SUP Yoga
Location: Ashfield Lake boat ramp in Ashfield, MA (see calendar page for map)
Cost: $50 for 2 hour class with equipment provided (1 hour of intro to SUP class, 1 hour of SUP yoga). Bring your own equipment for a 1 Hour SUP Yoga class for $16. No class cards accepted
-reservations required- Class will resume in spring/summer-
Come join us on a WEDNESDAY night at the ASHFIELD LAKE. Find some friends who want to try Paddle-Boarding and have some Summer fun. This class will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm, (weather permitting) it will include all equipment needed (paddle-board, paddle & life vest). Class will start with an intro to SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) and free time to paddle & explore. Class continues with exploring gentle & easy Yoga postures on your board, and how the "Core" comes into play to help us balance as we move slowly & mindfully. This class requires booking ahead & reserving your space as a minimum number of participants are required for class to be held.
DO YOU OWN YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT? You can come and join in the second half of class to explore Yoga/Mindful Movement on your board. Please arrive and be on the water by 6:30 pm to meet us. I will start a weekly class for those who own their own boards (3 or more students needed) I look forward to seeing you on the water !! If you have any questions, please contact Jody (413) 824-9435.
Yoga-Yarn & You
all levels- Dates for first session TBA
WEDNESDAYS: 6:00-8:00 pm, during fall & winter
Instructor: Linda & Jody
Location: 904 Bardwells Ferry Rd, Conway MA
Come, learn how to knit or bring your current knitting skills to the next level. Or, maybe coming to the class will inspire you to finish working on an existing project with a connected group of women !
Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit, tapping into your creative self? Come join this ongoing class at anytime through the fall and winter months. The class will start with 15-20 min of Restorative Yoga, which will help you relax & unwind from your busy day & connect to your inner creativity! To help guide you to your creative self, Linda will share & teach you simple knitting skills during your first few sessions. As you graduate with your skills, a few easy projects will be offered for you to choose from to create. Examples: hats, fingerless gloves, scarves & more ! If you currently knit, but you want to reach the next level with your skills, bring a project to work on and she will help guide you. Or, if you are a skilled knitter and you have an existing project that you are working on, but need some connection & inspiration to finish it, come join the group! It will be a perfect way to spend your Wednesday evenings during the colder months ahead ! Another thought? It's a great way to make some handmade gifts for the holidays!
CLASS FEE: $10/drop in or 6 week Class Card: $48 ($8 per class) Call Jody (413) 824-9435 or Linda (978) 928-1133
-8 Class cards do not apply-
Restorative Yoga w/ Reiki & Mindful Meditation
MONDAY: 5:30-6:45 pm (1 x month) THURSDAY: 6:00-7:15 pm (1 x month) check calendar page for dates
This class will help you relax, restore and renew, reduce stress and increase vitality! Each posture is completely supported to release deep seated stress and long held muscle tension; striving to reset the muscles and the mind. As you deepen and relax in each posture for 10-15 minutes. Reiki healing is offered to enhance your experience. No Yoga experience is required and it's open to all levels and physical conditions. Although all forms of Yoga practice can have far-reaching physical and psychological benefits, Restorative Yoga is intended to super-cede these levels of relaxation and renewal. Restorative Yoga is used to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, you experience a lower heart rate and blood pressure. It also helps to stimulate your immune and endocrine systems in a healthy way. When you experience stress or feel overwhelmed, it's the parasympathetic nervous system that restores balance. The deep relaxation response elicited by Restorative Yoga also results in benefits to internal organs. It's a great way to end your day !
THURSDAYS: 6:00-7:15pm Restorative Yoga & Reiki offered 1 x month - check calendar page for dates
I invite you to slow down & be mindful ! To help you unwind from your busy day and ease you into the present moment, we start the practice by "settling in", tapping into breath & body awareness. This class will be at a slow & mindful pace, but this doesn't mean it's not challenging at times. As we link breath & mindful movement, we will build heat from the core (our personal powerhouse) and tap into the support systems within our body. Next, standing and balance postures will be explored. To complete your practice, there will be plenty of time to relax, restore & renew in Savasana. Modifications will be offered to those in need & reminding you to honor your body at all times, as it changes from moment to moment.
This class is a great way to end your week before settling into the weekend. We will start the class taking time to check in and connect to self. Taping into the breath , the body and being in the moment. Gentle neck releases to help any stresses that may have settled in from your busy week. We will continue with gentle twists, seated or supported to loosen and open the spine. Building a Vinyasa flow will bring us up to standing for variations of Sun Salutations. Exploring standing & balance postures is a given. Mat Core work will be offered if time allows. Then relaxing restorative postures are offered that will lead you into plenty of time for Savasana. Each student is reminded to honor themselves at all times as the body changes within each moment. Modifications will be given for those in need and this class will allow you to explore your own physical capabilities, your strengths and weaknesses.
Welcome Weekend Yoga & Saturday Yoga
SATURDAYS: 9-10:00 am and 10:15-11:15 am
WELCOME WEEKEND YOGA (9:00-10:00 AM) ~ This hour long class is suitable for students new to Yoga through those at an intermediate level. We will work with you so that you can enjoy a comfortable and welcoming yet stimulating class. We will begin with warm-ups followed by a gentle flow series of sun salutations, standing and balance poses and proceed to the mat for postures to open the hips and shoulders and align the spine. We will end with time for relaxation.
SATURDAY YOGA (10:15-11:15 AM) ~ This class of an hour's duration is suitable for beginner through intermediate students. After a series of warm up exercises preparing the body for a deeper workout, we will proceed to a flow series to get the heart and lungs working. There will be a generous allotment of time for standing and balance poses and mat work followed by wonderful relaxation.
Summer to Solstice- 4 week series
all levels welcome
SUNDAYS: 8:30-9:45 4 week series
Summer To Solstice is a 4-week series with Olivia Baronas (200-hr Ashtanga Yoga Certified) that will focus on the transition from summer to fall. Practices will be grounding and restorative. All levels are welcome. You may drop-in or Pre-register by calling 413-768-0004
Dates: Sept 9,16, 23 & 30