Class Descriptions

Strength Without a Gym

Mondays at 10:30am

Do you want to build muscle but don't want to go to the gym? Do you enjoy a light-hearted groups with lots of laughter? Then our new "Strength Without a Gym" yoga class is for you!

Whatever your age or physical ability and whether or not you've ever done yoga, this class will offer you an opportunity to build on your strengths as you build strength!

This class is taught by Donna Warren, long-time Open Spirit yoga teacher and unoffical comedian.

Guided Meditation with the Masters

Mondays at 7:30pm  

Come and start your week off right! In this series we'll practice meditations described by leading current masters. 

Led by Katherine McClean

Qi Gong/Tai Chi

Tuesdays at 8:45am

Join us to begin the day as the wise people of ancient China have done for centuries: stretching, breathing, increasing Qi (chi)(energy), unblocking and balancing Qi, and connecting mind, body and spirit always. 

 

Led by Kathleen Sakovitz.

Gentle Yoga for Body, Mind & Spirit

Tuesdays at 10:00am 

A gentle, restorative yoga class for all levels of ability and experience. Come experience gentle stretch, deep relaxation and restoration of body and spirit. Each week, we will begin ourtime with an intention to focus on a poem or prayer from a spiritual tradition. This class is for all ages and abilities; postures can be adapted for chair yoga. 

Led by Debbie Clark

Hatha Yoga

Tuesdays at 5:30pm

This class is for beginners and intermediate students. Come rejuvenate yourself with yoga! Learn and practice the art of hatha yoga in a flowing style. Ours will be a heart-based practice using a creative series of postures, breathing techniques and meditations. Our bodies will strengthen and stretch, our minds will be invited to rest, and our practice will be an experiential gateway to the soul.

Led by Katherine McClean.

Buddhist Meditation

Second  & Fourth Tuesdays at 7:00pm (starting 3/24/20)

Join us for an hour of meditation, with guidance and inspiration offered by Bhante Pannasiri from New England Buddhist Vihara. 

Venerable Debokkawe Pannasiri was born in Angunukolapelassa in Hambanthota, Sri Lanka. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk on March 11th 1998 and received his higher ordination in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Buddhism and Buddhist Philosophy in 2011 and completed his Masters of Arts degree (M.A) in Buddhist Philosophy  in 2013. He worked as a religious lecturer/counselor at the National Drug Prevention Operation Unit at the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs. Since arriving at NEBV & MC in Grafton, MA, he has been working as a resident monk, conducting religious activities at the center.

Prayer Shawl Group

1:30 (First Wednesday of the month; Beginning April 1st)

Our Prayer Shawl Group's mission has always been making a difference in helping people through difficult times and health challenges. It is about being in community with like-minded people who care so much about making a difference in people's lives who are feeling isolated, overwhelmed and just scared. We are a community of women who want to give back. We gather once a month to quietly knit shawls that are passed on to women who need some love and support. As a group, we bless each shawl in our own unique way before they are passed on. Both knitters and non-knitters are welcome to join us.

Veteran's Yoga

Wednesdays at 6:00pm 

A trauma-sensitive yoga class for veterans, those on active duty and their families.  The yoga will be gentle but invigorating, designed to help you let go of the stress of the day and relax! 

Led by Debbie Clark 

FREE TO VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Qi Gong/Tai Chi

Thursdays at 8:45am

Join us to begin the day as the wise people of ancient China have done for centuries: stretching, breathing, increasing Qi (chi)(energy), unblocking and balancing Qi, and connecting mind, body and spirit always. 

 

Led by Kathleen Sakovitz.

NEW CLASS - Exercise can be Fun!

Thursdays at 1:00pm

Join us for a relaxed, fun, interactive new class to help us move a little. Pets invited, laughter encouraged, mixed exercises with yoga moves and breathing. The ultimate stress relief! Anyone missing social interaction? Join us, let’s stay in touch, in shape and in a good mood!

Led by Donna Warren

NEW CLASS - Gentle Yoga for Challenging Times

Fridays at 10:00am

This class is a gentle, restorative, accessible and trauma-informed offering for grounding in challenging times. Both movement and mindful will be presented. Class is suitable for all physical abilities and bodies and can be done on a mat or chair. No experience required. All welcome. 

Led by Danielle Rousseau

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