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November

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Nutritional Therapy for Cancer

Facilitator: Lili Hanft, NTP
Date: Friday, Nov. 15, 3-4:30pm
Price: $20/class includes food costs. Register Here >

Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lili Hanft for a workshop and cooking demonstration to learn about using food to support the body’s innate healing ability. Nutritional therapy addresses health conditions such as cancer by supporting the foundations of health with a nutrient-dense, bio individualized diet. When the body has all of the nutrients it needs, it can heal and restore balance.

You will learn about: 

  • Powerful cancer-fighting compounds found in foods 

  • The importance of eating a rainbow of vegetables, healthy fats, and high quality proteins

  • Recipes and meal ideas to incorporate nutrient-dense, therapeutic foods into your diet

  • How to do a pantry clean-out and restock with health-promoting whole foods

Watch a cooking demo followed by sharing samples of nutritious dishes together. Return home inspired to get into your kitchen and explore the healing power of food.

For more information, email Lili at lilihanft@gmail.com


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Experiential Anatomy: Yoga for Back-care and Scoliosis

Instructor: Kerry Doyle
Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 1-3pm
Price: $35

This workshop is designed to introduce and experience the ways that Iyengar Yoga can be used to meet the challenges of asymmetries and scoliosis. We will discuss the basic anatomical background of scoliosis, identify each participant’s scoliosis, and discuss physical and physiological consequences of scoliosis. Participants will learn key yoga postures as well as how to modify poses specific to their asymmetry. By cultivating awareness of your unique spine and developing a consistent practice of optimal poses, you will learn how yoga can be a valuable tool to manage your scoliosis and move towards balance.  

This workshop is appropriate for anyone with scoliosis or asymmetrical back pain (more on one side) whether he/she is currently a yoga student or not. 

Kerry is the owner/director of AHA Yoga and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has been teaching yoga since 2008 and has completed additional studies specific to Yoga for Scoliosis and back-care.  She enjoys working with all levels of students to share the healing possibilities of yoga. 

For questions or to register, email Kerry at kerry@ahayoga.com


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Finding Our Way Home: A small group experience cultivating courage, compassion and community

Instructors: Marcia Webster and Many Snyder
Dates: Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 4-5:45pm
Price: $225-$275 sliding scale

 Finding Our Way Home is an embodied journey informed by Somatic Experiencing that weaves personal sharing, creativity, poetry, and optional touch to help us root into our Self. We use the word “Self” from Internal Family Systems to describe the grounded, calm and clear part of us within.  In each session, we practice strengthening our connection to Self and regulating our nervous system to relieve personal suffering. You are encouraged to find your own pace and share as you wish.  

During this unique series of 5 meetings you will learn:
* Embodiment skills for nervous system health and trauma resolution.
* How to partner with our emotions to discover their underlying meaning & value.
* Tools for coming back to center when you are feeling off your game or confused.
* The power of compassionate regard towards others and ourselves. 
* Ways to share courage and blossom in our confidence.
* How to receive support from each other that makes us all feel stronger.

For questions, email Marcia at marcia@circleforward.net or Mandy at mandymovingarts@gmail.com


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Finding Our Way Through the Perfect Storm

Presenters: Seoka Salstrom, Ph. D. and Paul Leandri, Psy. D.
Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time:6:30-7:30pm
Price: $20

We know what is happening, we hear it every day. Anxiety, depression, and suicide rates are increasing, especially in kids and teens. The toxic food and environment is making us sick and tired. Multitasking is decreasing our IQ and stressing us out. Screens and the attention of goldfish. Not enough time. Not enough sleep. Let's stop there. Here's why this is happening: Our technological advances are moving much faster than our cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual advances. In essence, our internal advancement is not keeping up with our external advancement and we are suffering greatly as a result. Now for the important part: we have more control than we might realize about how all of this affects us. Because "internal advancement" is essentially behavior change that is within our control. Simple practices to come back to over and over as if our life depends on it, because it does. Response-ability.

Recommended reading: A Liberated Mind by Steven C. Hayes

For questions or to register, contact Erin at officemanager@hanovercbt.com or 603.755.6535 ext 0


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Seasonal P.A.U.S.E.

Presenter: Angelique Priscilla
Date: Thursday, November 21
Time:6:30-8pm
Price: $20 per class, $90 for 5-class series

Back to basics: reclaiming the elemental self.
Pause in presence and breathe; rest; listen; be aware.
Allow inner truth to flow Uncover your inner knowing
Simply rest in the vastness, BE
Enjoy yourself, and enliven yourSelf

Hour and a half gatherings seasonally to connect into the energy flows in the body for each particular season.

Gathering/sharing in circle, Guided meditation, guiet time for rest and integration. Bring what you need to be comfortable seated or laying down. Bring a journal if you like. Bring something to place in the center of the circle that represents the particular season, as an honoring. More about Angelique at http://www.angeliquepriscilla.com

For questions or to register, email Angelique Priscilla at peace@angeliquepriscilla.com


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Healthy Eating on a Budget: Workshop and Cooking Demo

Presenter: Lili Hanft, NTP
Date: Friday, November 22
Time:4-5:30pm
Price: $20 Register Here >

Do you want to learn how to make healthy eating affordable, watch a cooking demo, and sample nutrient dense, budget-friendly dishes? Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lili Hanft for this fun and practical workshop. Learn smart shopping strategies, planning and prepping tips, and easy, nutritious, low-cost recipes to make eating well affordable, sustainable, and delicious.


For questions email Lili at lilihanft@gmail.com


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Yoga Nidra: New Moon Vibes

Presenter: Kyla Suarez
Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 4-5:15pm
Price: $25

Join Kyla Suarez of Vermont Be True for a relaxing Yoga Nidra class centered around the New Moon and developing your deepest heartfelt desire. This class is for everybody! Kyla will verbally guide you into a state in which the body is completely relaxed in a conscious state between awake and asleep. Yoga Nidra is expressed by laying on the floor/yoga mat with your favorite blanket. Following Yoga Nidra will be a moment of silence for you to journal any realizations, thoughts and experiences.

Please bring your favorite blanket and a journal.

For questions email Kyla at vermontbetrueyoga@yahoo.com



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Run Well - Open Clinic

Instructors: Sarah Booker, MS, ATC, CSCS & Carly Wynn, Endurance Coach and semi-pro athlete
Dates: Tuesdays, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19
Time: 6:00am-7:00am
Price: 4-week full session: $140 (Individualized plan), Drop-in: $35/session (standardized running injury prevention program)

RunWell is a sports medicine and injury prevention clinic for runners. Athletes of all levels can come together to complete injury prevention, prehab, and mobility exercises, meet with an athletic trainer and an endurance coach, and find support in a group setting. If you have experienced an overuse injury (currently or past), or you wish to prevent injury and strengthen connective tissue, please join us at Open Door. If you sign up for 4 sessions, your rate includes an individual session to determine your needs before the group begins.  Complete your injury prevention with support and progressions. If you are a drop-in participant, complete a standardized injury prevention program for runners, created by Sarah and Carly.

Sarah Booker explores the connections between medicine, movement and sport. As a certified athletic trainer, she conducts a clinical evaluation that includes an emphasis on how an athlete moves. During her sports medicine internships, she worked with track athletes at Northeastern and Boston University.

Carly Wynn is an endurance coach and semi-pro athlete. Carly provides training plan design and consultation for endurance athletes. She specializes in running and Nordic skiing, and emphasizes the intersection of physical and mental training.

For questions email Sarah at sarahbookerOD@gmail.com or Carly at carly@carlyoutside.com

Please register at RunWell Registration


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Ski Prep

Instructor: Sarah Booker, MS, ATC, CSCS
Dates: Tuesdays, October 29 - December 17
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Price: 8-week full session: $150, Drop-in: $20

Transition from rehabbing an injury to skiing with confidence, or simply build strength and mobility to hit the slopes this season. Sarah will build a progressive program as well as a plan for you to complete at home. Coordination with your physician or physical therapist will occur if needed. Full session enrollment includes an individual meeting and movement analysis.

Sarah Booker is a certified Athletic Trainer (Sports Medicine) and strength and conditioning coach. She explores the connections between medicine, movement and sport.

For questions or to register email Sarah at sarahbookerOD@gmail.com

December

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Healthy Gut - Healthy Mind: There is a Reason We Call Them Gut Feelings

Instructor: Seoka Salstrom, PhD Clinical Psychologist; Holly Westling, MS, CNS
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Price: $40

This class will focus on recent findings from the new field of nutritional psychiatry, including the gut-brain-axis, as well as ways to help balance our mental and physical health with nutrition. We will explore individual values related to health and well-being and create an opportunity for meaningful behavior change.

For questions or to register, contact Erin at officemanager@hanovercbt.com or call: 603.755.6535 ext 0


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Yoga & Trauma: Healing with Yoga, 20 hour Yoga Alliance accredited module

Instructor: Holle Black, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Date: Friday, December 6, 6-9pm
Saturday, December 7, 8am-6pm (one hour break for lunch)
Sunday, December 8, 8am-5pm (one hour break for lunch)
Price: $200

This 20 hour Yoga Alliance accredited module is for anyone interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness to at-risk populations: prisons, homeless shelters, veterans, hospitals, etc.

You will learn:
* The neurological and physiological effects of trauma.
* What is PTSD and how yoga can help with symptoms.
* How to use Yoga to reconnect the mind/body disconnect after trauma.
* How to work with clients to understand and heal from trauma through the practices of  Yoga.
* What is a trauma informed yoga ? How is it different than a regular studio class.
* How to create and teach yoga classes to different populations and in different setting using modifications, and Tantra Hatha philosophy.

For questions or to register, email Holle at holleblack@comcast.net


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Partner Yoga-An introductory session

Instructor: Sylvie Desautels, CMT, RYT
Date: Sunday, December 8
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Price: $75 for two people Register here>

In Partner Yoga, traditional poses are done with another person (or sometimes a whole group). That person could be your sweetie, or it could be a yoga pal, or family member. In doing so we are given the unique opportunity to deepen our connection with ourselves and another person in a playful and affirming way. Using the tools and practices of Principle Based Partner Yoga tm, we intentionally integrate the universal principles of compassion, trust, creativity and discernment in a safe space to explore the ways in which we are energetically connected and can meeting each other with equality. This practice is suited for those who practice yoga or is a great introduction to yoga for those how don’t.  Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor.    

Sylvie Desautels is a certified massage therapist and yoga teacher and has been offering classes and workshops in Yoga and Massage Therapy in the greater Upper Valley and beyond for 30 plus years.  A long line of traditions feed her offerings- Kripalu, Iyengar, Anusara, Body Systems Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Principle Based Partner Yoga tm. Sylvie has been offering PBPY for 3 years and loves witnessing people deepen with joyous connections.

For questions, email Sylvie at sylviedesautels@gmail.com


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Experiential Anatomy: Posture and the Core

Instructor: Sara Lamie
Date: Sunday, December 15
Time: 10-12am
Price: $30

Sara Lamie, PT, DPT will be guiding a hands-on anatomy workshop designed to introduce the muscles that support our spine both directly and indirectly. This course will use discussion, demonstration, physical movement, and isolated contractions to learn about, neurologically connect with, and experience how these muscles stabilize and move our bodies. We will learn about the foundational importance of core stabilization and activation within our daily activities and active lives. Common postural asymmetries and mechanical faults, which contribute to injury and dysfunction, will be discussed, as well as relevant corrections for prevention and wellness. 

No prior experience necessary. Perfect for those who seek to better understand their bodies and for practitioners of bodywork and fitness looking to deepen their understanding of core anatomy and activation.

Sara is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with 10 years experience in orthopedics and geriatrics. Therapeutic exercise lies at the heart of her treatment philosophy, with a special interest in lumbopelvic stabilization and sports medicine. She seeks to learn what drives her clients in order to form a collaborative partnership. Her intent is to give her clients the tools to help them achieve and maintain their functional and recreational goals.   

For questions, email Sara at saralamiept@gmail.com