Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Soul Surrender Restorative Yoga

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Restorative Yoga is a meditative yoga practice of deep yet aware relaxation. It is the yoga of "being" rather than the yoga of "doing". As your body releases into soothing, supported poses, your muscles utterly relax and melt into the shape of the posture, rather than pushing and forcing them. Restorative yoga releases deeply held tensions, soothes the nervous system, strengthens the immune system, and feeds your spirit.

Joelene Marinone will lead this class complete with supportive props, blankets, and cushions.

Class size is limited to 18. Registration in advance is strongly suggested.

All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary.

Cost: $25 before 4/15

$30 after 4/15

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Equilibrium: A Yoga & Reiki Experience

Explore what complete equilibrium feels like in your body as you balance your emotional and physical realms through yoga and reiki combined. Immerse yourself in a state of complete balance and harmony with Jenn Risio.

Harmonize the mind, body, and spirit with Reiki -- a healing technique with therapeutic touch -- combined with the movement practice of yoga. Create a rich braid of experiences that will allow you to open and release tension.

The yoga will consist of a gentle flow to awaken the pranic energy within the body and lead to longer holds interspersed with light touch. Reiki will be intertwined in specific postures (asanas), and you will will experience a healing session by Jenn in an extended savasana. This class will encourage you to completely let go, surrender, and release into the moment. 

Cost:

$20 Before Class Date

$25 Day of Class

Jenn, a yoga teacher and Reiki healer, has been cultivating her yoga practice for 18 years, and is still captivated by the deep personal transformation, inner peace, and love she experiences. She is a 200-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance and currently offers Reiki treatments at the Mattapoisett Wellness Center.

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May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Dance Night!

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It's Cinco de Mayo so, naturally, we are having a dance to celebrate (as if we needed a reason)! This is a super-fun way to work up a sweat, get the heart pumping, and release those endorphins. We've got the mirror ball, the music, and the fresh salsa. Shake off the work week stress with high-energy beats. Come join us for an alcohol-free night of fun and dancing!

Come anytime after 6 p.m.; the last song will play at 9. We prefer you dance in bare feet (our floors need to be clean for the next yoga class), but will make exceptions for non-marking, clean-soled shoes.

Turn off the TV, get off that couch, and binge on some beats!

Donation-based to benefit Fairhaven Healing Arts Scholarship Programs

Suggested Donation $15 - $20 per person

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May
13
3:30 PM15:30

Mother's Day Spa Bliss Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy Massage

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It's Mother's Day and that means pampering and treating yourself to an afternoon of self-care at Spa Bliss! Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy Massage with licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher, Sandra Sādhāna.

(P.S. - Tell 'em this would make a GREAT gift idea! Wink-Wink!)

Unwind with this candlelit restorative class of supported yoga postures and therapeutic massage during an extended savasana. Sandra Sādhāna (LMT, E-RYT) will guide this soothing floor-based class to calm the nervous system, soften physical tension and release energetic stagnation. Followed by detailed facial massage with organic essential oils used to rest and rejuvenate. Restorative yoga class plus a mini spa treatment! 

Space is limited to 18. Pre-registration strongly recommended.

Cost:

$20 Early Bird (Before 5/13)

$25 on 5/13

 

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing Meditation Spring Series with Justin Perreault

 Justin Perreault

Justin Perreault

Vibration is at the very essence and core of life itself. The ground beneath you vibrates as do the trees and the stars above. This meditation class will offer you a chance to heal the body, mind, and spirit as well as realize and thereby manifest intentions. Sounds are created using Tibetan singing bowls, cymbals (tingshas), drums, and gongs. You may practice the meditation seated or lying down on comfortable cushions. Cultivation of living harmoniously with nature and life can be felt with a sound healing meditation. Just come! This class is offered as a drop-in or feel free to use your class pass.

Cost: 

Regular Class Pricing Applies

Or Use Your Class Pass

 

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May
20
1:30 PM13:30

The Power of Adduction: Inner Fire Yogalates

ad·duct
əˈdəkt
verb
(of a muscle) To move toward the midline of the body or toward another part.
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Core: The central, innermost, or most essential part of something.

The power of adduction brings a surefire focus to the third chakra (manipura), our inner fire. When adduction is initiated, we are powered up and, like the metalsmith with her forge, we can then harness that energy to illuminate the higher chakras, stoking the energy wheels and raising our consciousness. From the fire below, we extend upwards toward lightness.

This workshop -- part of our spring CoREvolution movement -- is a fierce fusion of yoga and mat pilates that will develop and maintain your abdominal muscles. By strengthening these deep core muscles that support your spine, vis-à-vis the unique system of Pilates, you will increase focus and build endurance in each pose, opening the gates of energy flow. 

This workshop will teach you ways to use blocks, Pilates Magic Circles, and straps to stoke the embers of your manipura chakra, your inner fire. (Not to mention, by adducting, scissoring, and engaging the powerhouse muscles of the body in yoga, you automatically correct common postural misalignments!) Ready to get fired up?

Led by Jenn Risio, RYT.

Cost: $25 Before May 20

$30 On May 20

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May
21
6:30 PM18:30

MOVIE NIGHT! Walk With Me: A Journey Into Mindfulness Featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

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Please join us for another very special movie night. Tonight's feature is the movie Walk With Me: A Journey Into Mindfulness featuring the Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Popcorn will be served and a discussion to follow. Feel free to bring in your own food or snacks. We have lots of cushions and chairs for your comfort, surround stereo sound, and a 10-foot projection screen.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, WALK WITH ME is a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Filmed over three years and with unprecedented access, this visceral film is a meditation on a community who have given up all their possessions for a monastic life in rural France.

With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes you deep inside the world-famous
monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic
community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.

Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to
develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love.
As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich
Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 133min.

 

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Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

The Power of Adduction: Inner Fire Yogalates

ad·duct
əˈdəkt
verb
(of a muscle) To move toward the midline of the body or toward another part.
yogalates 2.jpg

Core: The central, innermost, or most essential part of something.

The power of adduction brings a surefire focus to the third chakra (manipura), our inner fire. When adduction is initiated, we are powered up and, like the metalsmith with her forge, we can then harness that energy to illuminate the higher chakras, stoking the energy wheels and raising our consciousness. From the fire below, we extend upwards toward lightness.

This workshop -- part of our spring CoREvolution movement -- is a fierce fusion of yoga and mat pilates that will develop and maintain your abdominal muscles. By strengthening these deep core muscles that support your spine, vis-à-vis the unique system of Pilates, you will increase focus and build endurance in each pose, opening the gates of energy flow. 

This workshop will teach you ways to use blocks, Pilates Magic Circles, and straps to stoke the embers of your manipura chakra, your inner fire. (Not to mention, by adducting, scissoring, and engaging the powerhouse muscles of the body in yoga, you automatically correct common postural misalignments!) Ready to get fired up?

Led by Jenn Risio, RYT.

Cost: $25 Before April 15

$30 On April 15

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Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing Meditation Spring Series with Justin Perreault

 Justin Perreault

Justin Perreault

Vibration is at the very essence and core of life itself. The ground beneath you vibrates as do the trees and the stars above. This meditation class will offer you a chance to heal the body, mind, and spirit as well as realize and thereby manifest intentions. Sounds are created using Tibetan singing bowls, cymbals (tingshas), drums, and gongs. You may practice the meditation seated or lying down on comfortable cushions. Cultivation of living harmoniously with nature and life can be felt with a sound healing meditation. Just come! This class is offered as a drop-in or feel free to use your class pass.

Cost: 

Regular Class Pricing Applies

Or Use Your Class Pass

 

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Thai & Fly: Therapeutic Thai Massage and Acro Yoga

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Flying therapeutics! Thai massage and suspension traction!

Join Sandra Sādhānā and Lindsay Williams for an afternoon of introductory Thai massage, and therapeutic flying. Learn how to combine these deeply relaxing methods to promote healing of the body, mind, and spirit.

Students will be paired together to learn the essentials of Thai Massage on the floor with one another before being placed in groups of three. The triad groups (pair plus one spotter) will then explore how to transition each movement into the Acro-Yoga playing field introducing the "traction and trust" that flying will bring.

You will learn, through hands-on practice, techniques of Thai massage and Acro Yoga you can easily recreate at home. Time will be taken for demonstrations, posture break-down, hands-on practice, integration, and questions. Feel free to bring a notebook to jot down notes from class.

No partner or prior experience is necessary, please wear comfortable clothing and bring your spirit of play!

Pre-registration Required. Class size limited to 15.

Cost:

EASTER BUNNY DISCOUNT!! 

JUST $30 TO TRY THAI AND FLY!

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Lighten Up! 7-Day Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse (Two-Part Workshop)

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Want to skip the spring allergies? Ready to emerge from winter's hibernation feeling light and refreshed? Join Denise Alston, PhD, for an Ayurveda-inspired cleanse that will release the shadow of winter and blossom you into spring.

This simple 3-phase process (pre-cleanse, cleanse, post-cleanse) will rest and reset your digestion, eliminate toxins, and benefit your overall health.

The first class on April 7 will set you up for the week-long cleanse using Ayurvedic principles based on your individual body's assessed constitution (dosha in Ayurvedic Medicine).

At the second class, on April 14 (also from 10:00 to 12:00), we will reflect on what went well, what could go easier, and what's next as we go into warmer weather. Throughout the cleanse, we will pay attention to everything we take in: our food and drink, images, information, emotions (think: TV, news, social media, and more). 

Daily guidance, video webinar/conference call, recipes, cooking video, emailed tips, and more, will lead you through the essential steps to make your cleanse a success.

Denise Alston, PhD, Ayurveda Yoga Specialist and RYT-500 finds her joy in sharing Ayurveda wisdom, creating yoga cultural retreats, and leading The Four Desires process for living the life of your dreams. She has been living her dream since 2003. 

Cost: $75 before 4/1

$85 after 4/1

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Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Synergy of Sound: Fairhaven Healing Arts Full Blue Moon Concert

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To celebrate and invoke the energy of the full blue moon, please join Synergy of Sound for a special sound healing concert on March 31st.

For thousands of years sound, music, and rhythm have been used by indigenous and wisdom traditions for celebration, ceremony, healing, and spiritual growth. Synergy of Sound Concerts are brought to the community as an offering in the spirit of these traditions. The wisdom of using sound and vibration is timeless and its effectiveness is now being confirmed through modern scientific studies.

Each concert will be a unique expression and embodiment of the moment. After a brief introduction, you will be guided through an extended sound meditation lasting from 60 to 75 minutes. You'll be invited to connect to body, mind, spirit with the support of the harmonic, rhythmic sounds of a variety of ancient and contemporary instruments from around the world including gongs, tingshas, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, drums, rattles, flutes, voice and more. Afterwards, time will be given for sharing, questions, and integration.

Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow to sit or lie comfortably on the floor. You may also use a chair if you prefer. No experience necessary.

Cost:

$25 before 3/31

$30 on 3/31

The practitioners are all Energy Medicine and Sound Healing graduates of Fairhaven Healing Arts. They continue to learn in advanced classes and to serve as apprentices in a variety of ways. All three have experienced firsthand the healing and transformative power of sound.

Paula Lazaroff is owner of Essential Healing Arts, a private practice providing individual sessions combining somatic bodywork, sacred sound healing, energy medicine, shamanic journeying, cranial-sacral therapy, classes on meditation and sound  healing, guided sound meditations, and community ceremonies.

Duncan Whittier has a private practice offering individual sessions combining transformational bodywork, sacred sound, and energy medicine. Duncan also offers group sessions utilizing a rare 21-inch Jambati Tibetan singing bowl to assist individuals with grounding and healing and introduce them to the power of sound.

Jacquie Fehon is a lifelong musician who became passionate about music that serves to bring people together, expresses their joy and arises organically from the land where they live. Her experience of her own personal healing from sound at Fairhaven Healing Arts has helped her realize her own music could be healing and uplifting for others. Inspired to serve from the heart, Jacquie is a part of the FHA ministry and graciously volunteers her time.

About Fairhaven Healing Arts and Synergy of Sound: The founder of Synergy of Sound is Lisa Ishwari Murphy, the director of Fairhaven Healing Arts. Lisa has spent more than 30 years developing an integrated teaching on sound healing called A Sound Body of Knowledge, combining natural law, transformative sound healing and energy medicine practices as well as including the physical and energetic understanding of the instruments used. Coming from her unique lineage of a direct connection to indigenous streams of consciousness, this sound healing style has a sacred energy that is authentic, grounded, light and powerful. 

To learn more, visit www.healingyurt.com and www.fairhavenhealing.com

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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Girish Live Music and Yoga

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Girish

Experience the magic of powerful Sanskrit chants set to modern melodies with Girish live and in-person while you practice yoga! Jenn Risio and Sandra Sādhānā will guide you in a soul-moving experience of movement, breath, intention, and fire while you are serenaded by Girish.  

Let go and let your yoga flow through the beats and rhythms of Girish's soul stirring tunes. Class ends with a Sanskrit lullaby during savasana followed by one call-and-response kirtan chant. This is a truly magical and incredible musical and yoga experience that allows you to go deeper into your practice and your body.

SOLD OUT

Save the date for Girish's next event on Sept. 30!

Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice.

Drumming has always been instinctual to Girish, flowing freely from his fingers and knowing no musical bounds. In his teens, he started experimenting with pop, rock, jazz and orchestral music. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. "During improvisational sessions," he recalls, "there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic." 

These moments came just as Girish was feeling pulled toward a sacred life. A college philosophy class inspired him to explore spirituality through Kundalini yoga, meditation, and the study of Eastern scriptures. By the time of his college graduation, Girish was so deep into these practices that he decided to move into an ashram in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Thus began an unexpected journey-a seeming detour that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry. 

Girish lived in the ashram for five years, giving up music and taking the vows of a monk in the Divine Mother tradition called Dakshina Marg or Mahashakti Yoga. Yet, here, another compelling sound force emerged for Girish: the chanting of Sanskrit mantras. As a monk in the ashram he spent hours every day chanting. Girish also studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of these ancient chants, and helped his teacher translate dozens of hymns. 

He thought he had given up music for his spiritual practice, but one day he happened upon a set of tablas at the ashram and was instantly compelled to play them. This event set him on a life-changing course. Guided as always by rhythm, and now by his spiritual pursuits, Girish began to study tablas with Jagadish in the Nada Yoga tradition (yoga of sound current), which emphasized the spiritual import of music. He also traveled to New York to learn the art of Indian drumming at Siddha Yoga Ashram. 

After New York, Girish then connected with the musician and spiritual teacher Bob Kindler, known as Babaji. "From Babaji, I learned that sacred music is a viable outlet of spirituality, one that is profoundly uplifting and transformative," says Girish. It became clear to him that his innate musical passions didn’t conflict with, but in fact lead to a spiritual livelihood. Traveling and performing with Babaji helped cement this notion. 

Girish also studied with legendary tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar School of Music in Marin County, California. It was in northern California that Girish met other musicians at the forefront of the chant music explosion in this country. Krishna Das was just gaining popularity at that time and Girish played with him regularly. In this context, Girish was quickly introduced to a wider world of music for yoga. Soon he was accompanying many of the names in the yoga music genre, including Wah!, Dave Stringer, Donna DeLory, Thomas Barquee, Snatam Kaur, Shanti Shanti, Steve Ross, Swaha, and Rasa. His move to Los Angeles in 2000 brought him to the nation's epicenter of chanting and world music.

As a session player, Girish's work has aligned him with the likes of producers Glen Ballard (Dave Matthews Band, Alani Morrisette) and Michael Brook (Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour) as well as the creative team at Lucas Art. His talents are featured on some of the most popular recordings in the world music/chant music field today. 

Girish continues to explore and expand musical borders, and has found new avenues for his artistic expression. The yearning to express the power of Sanskrit mantras through his own voice has been a driving force behind his CD's, REVEAL (Mondolaya Music, May 2004), SHIVA MACHINE (Spirit Voyage Music, April 2006), DIAMONDS IN THE SUN (Mondolaya Music, April 2010), REMIXED (Mondolaya Music, December 2011, SKY OF THE HEART (Mondolaya Music, December 2014), Daily Chants for a Radiant Spirit (Mondolaya Music, September 2016) and his book MUSIC AND MANTRAS (Enliven Books, October 2016).

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Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Soul Surrender Vernal Equinox Restorative Yoga

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Give yourself the gift of a special Restorative Yoga class on the eve of the Vernal Equinox as a way to physically mark the transition of the body, mind, and spirit into the spring season. The Vernal Equinox signifies the transition from the deep hibernation period of winter into the blossoming of renewed spring-time energy.

For two solid hours, Joelene Marinone will guide you into a profound exploration of body, mind, and spirit with an eye towards refreshing the body.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! NEXT ONE IS ON APRIL 22

Restorative Yoga is a meditative yoga practice of deep yet aware relaxation. It is the yoga of "being" rather than the yoga of "doing". As your body releases into soothing, supported poses, your muscles utterly relax and melt into the shape of the posture, rather than pushing and forcing them. Restorative yoga releases deeply held tensions, soothes the nervous system, strengthens the immune system, and feeds your spirit.

Class size is limited to 18. Registration in advance is strongly suggested.

All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary.

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Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing Meditation Spring Series with Justin Perreault

 Justin Perreault

Justin Perreault

Vibration is at the very essence and core of life itself. The ground beneath you vibrates as do the trees and the stars above. This meditation class will offer you a chance to heal the body, mind, and spirit as well as realize and thereby manifest intentions. Sounds are created using Tibetan singing bowls, cymbals (tingshas), drums, and gongs. You may practice the meditation seated or lying down on comfortable cushions. Cultivation of living harmoniously with nature and life can be felt with a sound healing meditation. Just come! This class is offered as a drop-in or feel free to use your class pass.

Cost: 

Regular Class Pricing Applies

Or Use Your Class Pass

 

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Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

MOVIE NIGHT: "On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace"

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Movie Night at Anchor Yoga! Join us for a $5 cozy night in for a screening of the film "On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace", one man's relationship to yoga's past and present with stunning photography. Based on the book of the same name by Michael O'Neill. Popcorn will be served and short discussion will follow the film.

Cost: $5 Donation, Cash only

Watch the Trailer:

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Mar
11
12:30 PM12:30

The Art of Meditation: Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation Workshop with Josh Summers

 Josh Summers

Josh Summers

Meditation might be seen as a process that develops clarity and perspective towards our inner worlds. Meditation - done well – skillfully develops a gentle kindness, compassion, and wisdom for the totality of our life. Unfortunately, because of popular misconceptions, many people find meditation challenging or frustrating; that meditation is somehow for other people, but not for them.

But this can change. In this workshop, we will use the practice of Yin Yoga to explore the meditative process in a gentle and receptive manner. My goal is to help release tension from your practice so that you can enjoy the development of your own serenity and peace.

What is Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and active yoga styles. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. Yin Yoga emphasizes stillness and silence. The practice prepares both the body and mind for deeper experiences in meditation.

This experiential workshop is open to anyone.

Cost:

$45 Before 3/4

$55 After 3/4

 

About Josh Summers

Josh Summers is a Yin Yoga teacher, a licensed acupuncturist, and a meditation instructor. Josh began studying Iyengar yoga in the early nineties with James Murphy in New York City. Since then, he has spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he has studied both yoga and meditation. As his interest in vipassana or insight meditation developed so too did his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice. With a professional background in Oriental Medicine and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of the two. Josh founded the Summers School of Yin Yoga and now teaches workshops and trainings throughout the United States and Europe and host of the Everyday Sublime podcast. For more information, please visit his website: www.joshsummers.net

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Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation #3

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week, in-depth, experiential course in mind/body awareness. Using meditation, yoga, personal inquiry, dialog, and somatic awareness exercises, the MBSR program introduces participants to the art and science of living mindfully.

The orientation is designed to familiarize you with the course's itinerary, expectations, level of commitment needed, and plus give you a first-hand experience of what to expect from the course. 

You will have a chance to meet with the instructor and have any questions or concerns addressed prior to the start of the course. Plus, if you do decide to sign up, you will need to fill out a questionnaire. 

Attendance at ONE of the orientation sessions is required to take the course.

For complete information about MBSR, please see the MBSR page here.

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Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Pain Prevention Yoga Series

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Do you love Downward-Facing Dog, but find your shoulders or wrists sore the next day? Do you live with persistent or nagging aches in the muscles or joints and want yoga to help rather than harm? You are not alone!

Pain-Prevention Yoga is just that: a workshop series that will educate you on how to adjust YOUR body for less pain, more flexibility, and greater strength during your yoga practice. Each class will include detailed, hands-on instruction, plus take-home yoga sequences, articles, anatomy demonstration, meditation and relaxation with lavender oil massage.

On Feb. 11, the focus will be on relieving tension in the neck, shoulders and wrists with yoga poses, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (resist/rest/stretch) techniques, and pranayama (breathing manipulation). You will also learn specific tips for relieving pressure on shoulders and wrists through positioning and strengthening.

On Feb. 18, the focus will be on relieving low-back pain and hamstring tightness with yoga poses, props and pranayama. This session is especially helpful for runners and walkers looking for a balance to their regular workouts.

On Feb. 25, the focus will be on ways to open the hips without causing pain in the knees. Poses that open the hips are helpful for preventing back and hip pain, but if not approached with the proper care and alignment, they may put the knees at risk. Learn to safely perform hip-opening poses with a focus on protecting the knee joint with individually-tailored cueing and use of props. Special attention will also be given to feet.

Deb Fraine, RYT-200 and Orthopedic Occupational Therapist, will present this blended series of classes to both increase body-awareness for problem areas and give you ways to alleviate your own pain and tension.

You can come to all three classes for maximum benefit, or choose one that deals with your specific issues. 

COST:

$30 FOR ONE CLASS

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation #2

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week, in-depth, experiential course in mind/body awareness. Using meditation, yoga, personal inquiry, dialog, and somatic awareness exercises, the MBSR program introduces participants to the art and science of living mindfully.

The orientation is designed to familiarize you with the course's itinerary, expectations, level of commitment needed, and plus give you a first-hand experience of what to expect from the course. 

You will have a chance to meet with the instructor and have any questions or concerns addressed prior to the start of the course. Plus, if you do decide to sign up, you will need to fill out a questionnaire. 

Attendance at ONE of the orientation sessions is required to take the course.

For complete information about MBSR, please see the MBSR page here.

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Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Pain Prevention Yoga Series

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Do you love Downward-Facing Dog, but find your shoulders or wrists sore the next day? Do you live with persistent or nagging aches in the muscles or joints and want yoga to help rather than harm? You are not alone!

Pain-Prevention Yoga is just that: a workshop series that will educate you on how to adjust YOUR body for less pain, more flexibility, and greater strength during your yoga practice. Each class will include detailed, hands-on instruction, plus take-home yoga sequences, articles, anatomy demonstration, meditation and relaxation with lavender oil massage.

On Feb. 11, the focus will be on relieving tension in the neck, shoulders and wrists with yoga poses, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (resist/rest/stretch) techniques, and pranayama (breathing manipulation). You will also learn specific tips for relieving pressure on shoulders and wrists through positioning and strengthening.

On Feb. 18, the focus will be on relieving low-back pain and hamstring tightness with yoga poses, props and pranayama. This session is especially helpful for runners and walkers looking for a balance to their regular workouts.

On Feb. 25, the focus will be on ways to open the hips without causing pain in the knees. Poses that open the hips are helpful for preventing back and hip pain, but if not approached with the proper care and alignment, they may put the knees at risk. Learn to safely perform hip-opening poses with a focus on protecting the knee joint with individually-tailored cueing and use of props. Special attention will also be given to feet.

Deb Fraine, RYT-200 and Orthopedic Occupational Therapist, will present this blended series of classes to both increase body-awareness for problem areas and give you ways to alleviate your own pain and tension.

You can come to all three classes for maximum benefit, or choose one that deals with your specific issues. 

COST:

$30 FOR ONE CLASS

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Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing Meditation Winter Series with Justin Perreault

 Justin Perreault

Justin Perreault

Vibration is at the very essence and core of life itself. The ground beneath you vibrates as do the trees and the stars above. This meditation class will offer you a chance to heal the body, mind, and spirit as well as realize and thereby manifest intentions. Sounds are created using Tibetan singing bowls, cymbals (tingshas), drums, and gongs. You may practice the meditation seated or lying down on comfortable cushions. Cultivation of living harmoniously with nature and life can be felt with a sound healing meditation. Just come! This class is offered as a drop-in or feel free to use your class pass.

Cost: 

Regular Class Pricing Applies

Or Use Your Class Pass

Other dates and times in this series: 

January 20

February 17

 

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Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Pain Prevention Yoga Series

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Do you love Downward-Facing Dog, but find your shoulders or wrists sore the next day? Do you live with persistent or nagging aches in the muscles or joints and want yoga to help rather than harm? You are not alone!

Pain-Prevention Yoga is just that: a workshop series that will educate you on how to adjust YOUR body for less pain, more flexibility, and greater strength during your yoga practice. Each class will include detailed, hands-on instruction, plus take-home yoga sequences, articles, anatomy demonstration, meditation and relaxation with lavender oil massage.

On Feb. 11, the focus will be on relieving tension in the neck, shoulders and wrists with yoga poses, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (resist/rest/stretch) techniques, and pranayama (breathing manipulation). You will also learn specific tips for relieving pressure on shoulders and wrists through positioning and strengthening.

On Feb. 18, the focus will be on relieving low-back pain and hamstring tightness with yoga poses, props and pranayama. This session is especially helpful for runners and walkers looking for a balance to their regular workouts.

On Feb. 25, the focus will be on ways to open the hips without causing pain in the knees. Poses that open the hips are helpful for preventing back and hip pain, but if not approached with the proper care and alignment, they may put the knees at risk. Learn to safely perform hip-opening poses with a focus on protecting the knee joint with individually-tailored cueing and use of props. Special attention will also be given to feet.

Deb Fraine, RYT-200 and Orthopedic Occupational Therapist, will present this blended series of classes to both increase body-awareness for problem areas and give you ways to alleviate your own pain and tension.

You can come to all three classes for maximum benefit, or choose one that deals with your specific issues. 

Cost:

$75 for all three classes

$30 for one class

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Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation #1

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week, in-depth, experiential course in mind/body awareness. Using meditation, yoga, personal inquiry, dialog, and somatic awareness exercises, the MBSR program introduces participants to the art and science of living mindfully.

The orientation is designed to familiarize you with the course's itinerary, expectations, level of commitment needed, and plus give you a first-hand experience of what to expect from the course. 

You will have a chance to meet with the instructor and have any questions or concerns addressed prior to the start of the course. Plus, if you do decide to sign up, you will need to fill out a questionnaire. 

Attendance at ONE of the orientation sessions is required to take the course.

For complete information about MBSR, please see the MBSR page here.

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Equilibrium: A Yoga & Reiki Experience

Explore what complete equilibrium feels like in your body as you balance your emotional and physical realms through yoga and reiki combined. Immerse yourself in a state of complete balance and harmony with Jenn Risio.

Harmonize the mind, body, and spirit with Reiki -- a healing technique with therapeutic touch -- combined with the movement practice of yoga. Create a rich braid of experiences that will allow you to open and release tension.

The yoga will consist of a gentle flow to awaken the pranic energy within the body and lead to longer holds interspersed with light touch. Reiki will be intertwined in specific postures (asanas), and you will will experience a healing session by Jenn in an extended savasana. This class will encourage you to completely let go, surrender, and release into the moment. 

Cost:

$20 Before Class Date

$25 Day of Class

Other dates offered for Equilibrium:

January 20

February 10

Jenn, a yoga teacher and Reiki healer, has been cultivating her yoga practice for 18 years, and is still captivated by the deep personal transformation, inner peace, and love she experiences. She is a 200-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance and currently offers Reiki treatments at the Mattapoisett Wellness Center.

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Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing Meditation Winter Series with Justin Perreault

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Justin Perreault

Vibration is at the very essence and core of life itself. The ground beneath you vibrates as do the trees and the stars above. This meditation class will offer you a chance to heal the body, mind, and spirit as well as realize and thereby manifest intentions. Sounds are created using Tibetan singing bowls, cymbals (tingshas), drums, and gongs. You may practice the meditation seated or lying down on comfortable cushions. Cultivation of living harmoniously with nature and life can be felt with a sound healing meditation. Just come! This class is offered as a drop-in or feel free to use your class pass.

Cost: 

Regular Class Pricing Applies

Or Use Your Class Pass

Other dates in this series: 

February 17

 

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Equilibrium: A Yoga & Reiki Experience

Explore what complete equilibrium feels like in your body as you balance your emotional and physical realms through yoga and reiki combined. Immerse yourself in a state of complete balance and harmony with Jenn Risio.

Harmonize the mind, body, and spirit with Reiki -- a healing technique with therapeutic touch -- combined with the movement practice of yoga. Create a rich braid of experiences that will allow you to open and release tension.

The yoga will consist of a gentle flow to awaken the pranic energy within the body and lead to longer holds interspersed with light touch. Reiki will be intertwined in specific postures (asanas), and you will will experience a healing session by Jenn in an extended savasana. This class will encourage you to completely let go, surrender, and release into the moment. 

Cost:

$20 Before Class Date

$25 Day of Class

Other dates offered for Equilibrium:

February 10

Jenn, a yoga teacher and Reiki healer, has been cultivating her yoga practice for 18 years, and is still captivated by the deep personal transformation, inner peace, and love she experiences. She is a 200-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance and currently offers Reiki treatments at the Mattapoisett Wellness Center.

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Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga 101: A Beginner's Journey

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Yoga 101 with Nicole Resendes is back! Perfect if you want to begin a yoga practice, this four-week series will give you all the tools you need to feel confident walking into a yoga class. 

Learn the fundamentals of a modern yoga practice in a safe and supportive environment. You'll be introduced to the core yoga traditions and philosophies, the foundations of breathwork and meditation, as well as the basic poses (asanas) of yoga. 

Weekly handouts, practices for you do at home in between sessions, and plenty of one-on-one with the instructor.

Nicole will demonstrate poses and assist you while providing the principles of proper alignment. Gain a greater understanding of physical restrictions due to compression vs. tension plus feel what it's like to link breath with movement. Ultimately, this balanced state of awareness will allow you to safely create space in each pose to move beyond the limitations of the mind.

Other dates in this series:

January 21

January 28

February 4

Cost for all four classes:

$89 before 1/7

$99 after 1/7

 

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Jan
7
6:30 PM18:30

Spa Bliss Restorative Yoga

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Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy Massage with licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher, Sandra Sādhāna.

Unwind after the holiday season with this candlelit restorative class of supported yoga postures and therapeutic massage during an extended savasana. Sandra Sādhāna (LMT, E-RYT) will guide this soothing floor-based class to calm the nervous system, soften physical tension and release energetic stagnation. Followed by detailed facial massage with organic essential oils used to rest and rejuvenate. Restorative yoga class plus a mini spa treatment! 

SOLD OUT

 

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Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

New Year's Eve Live Music and Candlelight Yoga

Time to release the year and set an intention for 2018. We welcome the special duo of Däna LeAnne Brown and Mike Heffernan back for a special New Year's Eve soulful vinyasa flow with candlelight and live music. This special class will be meditative, nourishing, challenging and will spark your intentions for 2018.

Cost:

$20 before 12/31

$25 on 12/31

Dana teaches at Divine Yoga in Fall River, is the owner of Art and Asana, and received her 240-hour training from Aura Wellness Center in Massachusetts. She is also a teacher of Thai Yoga Bodywork.

Get a taste of the Candlelight Yoga with Live Music class here by watching this video.

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Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing Meditation Winter Series with Justin Perreault

 Justin Perreault

Justin Perreault

Vibration is at the very essence and core of life itself. The ground beneath you vibrates as do the trees and the stars above. This meditation class will offer you a chance to heal the body, mind, and spirit as well as realize and thereby manifest intentions. Sounds are created using Tibetan singing bowls, cymbals (tingshas), drums, and gongs. You may practice the meditation seated or lying down on comfortable cushions. Cultivation of living harmoniously with nature and life can be felt with a sound healing meditation. Just come! This class is offered as a drop-in or feel free to use your class pass.

Cost: 

Regular Class Pricing Applies

Or Use Your Class Pass

Other dates and times in this series: 

January 20

February 17

 

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Warrior Workshop

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Calling all powder fanatics! This three-part series is just what you need to gear up for the slopes.

Learn and practice yoga poses that highlight proper techniques for protecting your joints, building strength and increasing agility.

  • Strengthen abs
  • Develop quads/glutes
  • Protect knees, ankles, and hips
  • Learn to relax your upper body to be more loose and supple
  • Practice deep abdominal breathing enabling you to stay on the mountain longer
  • Decrease fatigue by regulating your body's own "energy efficiency"
  • Combine breathing with alignment-based poses to build agility
  • Be injury-free this season!

Whether you ski downhill or cross-county, shred on a snowboard, or fly on a snowmobile, you will learn how to more agile, more mindful, and have more fun this season! Led by Jenn Risio, a.k.a. "The Snow Bunny". Other dates in this series: 12/7 and 12/14

Cost:

$65 before 11/15

$75 after 11/15

Drop in to one class for $30

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fairhaven Healing Arts Presents: Synergy of Sound Concert

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For thousands of years sound, music, and rhythm have been used by indigenous and wisdom traditions for celebration, ceremony, healing, and spiritual growth. Synergy of Sound Concerts are brought to the community as an offering in the spirit of these traditions. The wisdom of using sound and vibration is timeless and its effectiveness is now being confirmed through modern scientific studies.

Each concert will be a unique expression and embodiment of the moment. After a brief introduction, you will be guided through an extended sound meditation lasting from 60 to 75 minutes. You'll be invited to connect to body, mind, spirit with the support of the harmonic, rhythmic sounds of a variety of ancient and contemporary instruments from around the world including gongs, tingshas, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, drums, rattles, flutes, voice and more. Afterwards, time will be given for sharing, questions, and integration.

Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow to sit or lie comfortably on the floor. You may also use a chair if you prefer. No experience necessary.

Cost:

$25 before 12/9

$30 on 12/9

The practitioners are all Energy Medicine and Sound Healing graduates of Fairhaven Healing Arts. They continue to learn in advanced classes and to serve as apprentices in a variety of ways. All three have experienced firsthand the healing and transformative power of sound.

Paula Lazaroff is owner of Essential Healing Arts, a private practice providing individual sessions combining somatic bodywork, sacred sound healing, energy medicine, shamanic journeying, cranial-sacral therapy, classes on meditation and sound  healing, guided sound meditations, and community ceremonies.

Duncan Whittier has a private practice offering individual sessions combining transformational bodywork, sacred sound, and energy medicine. Duncan also offers group sessions utilizing a rare 21-inch Jambati Tibetan singing bowl to assist individuals with grounding and healing and introduce them to the power of sound.

Jacquie Fehon is a lifelong musician who became passionate about music that serves to bring people together, expresses their joy and arises organically from the land where they live. Her experience of her own personal healing from sound at Fairhaven Healing Arts has helped her realize her own music could be healing and uplifting for others. Inspired to serve from the heart, Jacquie is a part of the FHA ministry and graciously volunteers her time.

About Fairhaven Healing Arts and Synergy of Sound: The founder of Synergy of Sound is Lisa Ishwari Murphy, the director of Fairhaven Healing Arts. Lisa has spent more than 30 years developing an integrated teaching on sound healing called A Sound Body of Knowledge, combining natural law, transformative sound healing and energy medicine practices as well as including the physical and energetic understanding of the instruments used. Coming from her unique lineage of a direct connection to indigenous streams of consciousness, this sound healing style has a sacred energy that is authentic, grounded, light and powerful. 

To learn more, visit www.healingyurt.com and www.fairhavenhealing.com

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Warrior Workshop

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Calling all powder fanatics! This three-part series is just what you need to gear up for the slopes.

Learn and practice yoga poses that highlight proper techniques for protecting your joints, building strength and increasing agility.

  • Strengthen abs
  • Develop quads/glutes
  • Protect knees, ankles, and hips
  • Learn to relax your upper body to be more loose and supple
  • Practice deep abdominal breathing enabling you to stay on the mountain longer
  • Decrease fatigue by regulating your body's own "energy efficiency"
  • Combine breathing with alignment-based poses to build agility
  • Be injury-free this season!

Whether you ski downhill or cross-county, shred on a snowboard, or fly on a snowmobile, you will learn how to more agile, more mindful, and have more fun this season! Led by Jenn Risio, a.k.a. "The Snow Bunny". Other dates in this series: 12/7 and 12/14

Cost:

$65 before 11/15

$75 after 11/15

Drop in to one class for $30

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Warrior Workshop

Winter Warrior Social.jpg

Calling all powder fanatics! This three-part series is just what you need to gear up for the slopes.

Learn and practice yoga poses that highlight proper techniques for protecting your joints, building strength and increasing agility.

  • Strengthen abs
  • Develop quads/glutes
  • Protect knees, ankles, and hips
  • Learn to relax your upper body to be more loose and supple
  • Practice deep abdominal breathing enabling you to stay on the mountain longer
  • Decrease fatigue by regulating your body's own "energy efficiency"
  • Combine breathing with alignment-based poses to build agility
  • Be injury-free this season!

Whether you ski downhill or cross-county, shred on a snowboard, or fly on a snowmobile, you will learn how to more agile, more mindful, and have more fun this season! Led by Jenn Risio, a.k.a. "The Snow Bunny". Other dates in this series: 12/7 and 12/14

Cost:

$65 before 11/15

$75 after 11/15

$30 Drop in to one class

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Nov
23
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Yoga

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Our annual gratitude yoga class with Jenn Risio will prove to be one for the record books. There are so many things to be grateful for!

So before the gravy hits the table, take time in the morning to send gratitude to yourself and others on the mat. Join Jenn in a skillfully crafted and lighthearted fun practice on Thanksgiving Day.

Cost is up to you or just bring a new unused yoga mat! The class is donation-based with cash or check only to support Project Wheel House. (Make checks out to Project Wheel House.) Yoga mats will be used in classes for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Cost:

Monetary Donation or

One New Yoga Mat Donation

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Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Pumpkin and Power: Yoga and Beer Social Night!

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It's fall, y'all! And it's time for another Social Night! Time to warm your body, soul and tastebuds with this "ale and asana" social night. Sandra Sādhānā will lead a heating, strengthening and powerful hatha yoga practice followed by the flavors of fall, sipping on pumpkin beer.

It's a chance to practice next to your friends and then meet new ones aprés yoga! Mingle, mix, and share a toast in the new studio! Come connect with the Anchor Yoga sangha! All are welcome. 

Refreshingly smooth yoga... refreshingly smooth beer. What could be better in fall?!

Cost:

$15 Before 11/10

$20 On 11/10

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