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Price: $85 ($65 for returning cleansers)Register here>
Date:Tuesdays January 9th and 16th
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Instructor: Holly Westling, RN, MS, CNS

Join us for our New Year Re-Boot and Cleanse Class!  Start off 2018 with this healthy boost and  learn how to overcome sugar habits and introduce healthy lifestyle and eating habits.  It is an excellent way to recover from the extravagance, over-eating and sugar of the holiday season and build healthy eating habits for the new year.  This program offers a diet of whole foods that will leave you feeling satisfied and not hungry. Join us for a rejuvenating program of nutritional and lifestyle education designed to boost your energy and spirit. Our 10-day detox and elimination program includes:

  • extensive nutritional cleansing instruction during two sessions
  • a booklet of a pure, 10-day menu accompanied by recipes
  • group and individual email and phone call support throughout the cleanse
  • the camaraderie of a like-minded group

 Family Contact Improvisation Class and Dance-Jam


Price: By donation- suggested is $5 per person or $10 per family
Date: Friday, January 26
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Instructors: Kelly Armbrust and Jennifer Blue. 

No experience necessary and all ages welcome! 

We'll explore ways to move with your children/families based on elements of contact improvisation that include rolling, lifting, sharing weight, maintaining a point of physical contact and deep listening.

For more information or to RSVP email Kelly at  kelly.opendoorwrj@gmail.com


Injury Prevention for Runners


Price: $22 per athlete, kids under 16 free
Dates: Monday, January 29 and Thursday, February 22
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm both nights
Instructor:  Carly Wynn, personal coach at www.enduranceefficacy.com

Strength, flexibility, and mobility
exercises that you can take home to your living room.

Enjoy pain-free running
Relieve common twinges
Ensure long-term enjoyment of running
Progress faster

Reserve your space! Please pre-register by emailing


February First Friday - Hannah Weintraub with Keira Cheroff Wilson in Concert

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time:5:30 - 7:30 pm

Hannah Weintraub is a local singer/songwriter who recently released her first EP ‘Like Smoke’ which can be found on Soundcloud at Hannah Weintraub and on YouTube at Hannah Weintraub. Keira Cheroff Wilson is a singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist.Hannah plays and creates genre-less music with many influences and a focus on folk traditions. Hannah's classical background as well as her interest in both the history of music and contemporary music inform her lyrical and sonic style. 

Keira Wilson is a singer-songwriter/musician of the Upper Valley. Being the daughter of a professional pianist, she has been playing piano since age two and singing in choirs almost as long. She is excited to share some original songs as well as covers of some of her favorite artists.  

Projects in Motion: Exploring Functional Movement as Creative Practice
A workshop intensive with Axis Syllabus teacher Ruth Douthwright and Movement Educator/Speaker Erin Godfrey

Price: Whole weekend: $325. ( Early bird discount $275- register before March 1, 2018) Register here>
Date: April 6-8th, 2018
Time: Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday  9am-12pm
Instructors:Ruth Douthwright and Erin Godfrey

Acknowledging the moving body as living landscape requires adaptation and innovation when applying movement principles. Functional movement necessitates a creative approach in practice in order to respect individual physicality and diverse training aims. In this workshop intensive we will investigate principles of movement found in rolling, crawling, standing, walking and dancing. Utilizing creative practices in listening, sensitivity, and innovation to improve and refine alignment for dynamic movement situations. You can expect guided improvisation, repeating loops and bits of phrase work. 

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Erin and Ruth are informed by many movement modalities with a shared interest in experiential and theoretical research for functional dynamics applied to dancing, sports, yoga, fitness and everyday pedestrian practices of walking, sitting, standing etc..

PROJECTS IN MOTION is an ongoing collaboration between Ruth Douthwright and Erin Godfrey. A platform for movement research, education and artistic practice.

Ruth Douthwright is a dance artist and movement educator. For over a decade Ruth has been a teacher of the Axis Syllabus offering individual and group movement workshops and dance trainings and is a guest teacher in Dance and Movement Research Projects Internationally. Graduate from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal with parallel studies in Body Mind Centering, Continuum and Voice. Continued studies at Laban UK, Min Tanaka The Body Weather Farm and Noh Theatre - Kyoto Arts Centre. Ongoing research and performance projects with Ecological Bodying - Kevin O’Connor. Ruth is a London Artist in Residence working as an educator and mentor and performs with PDA. 



Erin Godfrey is a movement educator, speaker and researcher.  She began her career as a ballet dancer, studying with the National Ballet School of Canada, followed by studies in Anatomy and Kinesiology at George Brown College. Additional studies include Meditation, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Developmental Movement, Pilates, Personal Training, Wellness coaching, Anatomy Trains, Contact Improvisation and Axis Syllabus. Erin's teaching is informed by her research of the human body as a natural system for movement. She works with a wide range of students, including those with serious injuries, chronic conditions, new mothers, seniors, dancers and elite athletes, specializing in injury recovery and movement training for health and performance.Erin has owned several studios in Toronto and has been teaching movement and healthful living practices for over 17 years. 




Date: TBD

Parents and guardians of upper elementary and middle school children are warmly encouraged to attend this informative session on talking to kids about sexuality. The presentation and discussion aims to guide what sexuality topics are developmentally appropriate for 11-14 year olds and how parents and guardians can overcome the discomforts of talking about sex with their children. Please join us with an open mind, sense of humor and many questions! 

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Cindy Pierce educates and entertains audiences with her message about making healthy choices and navigating cultural pressures. She is the author of Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World. 



Dr. Michael Lyons is a family physician who has provided care to kids and adults in the Upper Valley for over 20 years. He is also a clinical assistant professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. 


Instructors: Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau
Time: TBA

This workshop, taught by Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau, will blend two approaches to awareness and empowerment for young women.

Cindy's aim is to inspire women to intentionally seek a stronger sense of who we are. Staying strong in our values and beliefs can be challenging, but the freedom of being our true selves leads to more clarity and conviction.

Kevin's approach to women's self defense centers on agency. Women have the right to determine their own course in life. Kevin will demonstrate practical ways in which women can utilize their strength, along with leverage, precision, and passion, to establish and maintain safe and healthy boundaries for their bodies, and by extension, their spirits.

The women who participate in this workshop will leave with an enhanced sense of their own individual and communal power, with more tools to navigate a challenging but exciting world.