Yoga & Community
Our Connect programming serves as outreach to share Yoga in Action’s work with the broader community. Through community education and events as well as classes open to the public, we work to improve access to yoga and increase human connections.
*PLEASE NOTE: Classes will be canceled on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (after 2pm), Christmas, New Year’s Eve (after 2pm).
Start your week by finding your center through meditation, breath work and some mindful movement. Meditation is a tool that can be used to help discover and foster present moment awareness while encouraging us to observe the wandering mind. No previous meditation experience is needed, just discover all the benefits of finding inner balance and peace through a regular practice.
In this class you can expect to do movement with breath along with some guided relaxation and gratitude practice. No experience is necessary for these accessible classes. Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in.
If you are wondering, "Do I qualify as a veteran?" then our question for you is simply "Have you ever served in the US armed forces?" If you have served, you qualify. It does not matter in what capacity.
Free Yoga for Veterans was founded by Nancy Garnhart. Nancy is a highly trained yoga teacher who also holds certification in Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT), a powerful protocol for working with veterans living with PTSD. Veterans who have attended Nancy’s FYFV classes in the past have discovered the amazing changes regular participation in these classes can bring. Yoga in Action is pleased to have Nancy join our team as the director of Free Yoga for Veterans.
Community Class Tuesdays
Yoga In Action offers a FREE Community Class to foster connection and promote resilience. This trauma informed yoga class offers plenty of variations and lots of choice in a safe and supportive VIRTUAL environment. Discover your inner strength, build confidence and learn coping skills to stay calm and be present when you need it most. This mat based practice is adaptable to all levels of experience.
Austin17 House Yoga for Youth
Brentwood, NH 4pm
As part of Austin17 House's Wellness & Recreation program on Tuesdays 3-9pm we will be offering a 4pm class for middle school and high school youth and their families. Other activities include Mindfulness Walks, Journaling Workshops, EFT, Exercise, Cooking, Zumba, Sports and Recreation.
Build your resiliency toolbox for modern life while exploring the enhanced feeling of wellbeing that a regular breathing practice can provide. This class meets for 30 minutes online. We’ll arrive, slow down, and breathe. This class can be enjoyed from a cushion, a chair, a yoga mat, a desk in your office, or even outside. Come as you are- yoga clothing is not required to join this class. The tradition of pranayama, or moving and lengthening the breath, dates to the ancient yogis who understood the importance of breathing to support our energy. Modern science and medicine have shown that breathing practices can promote our health and sense of wellness by regulating and balancing the nervous system. We will build our practice together each week. All are welcome to this class. This class is safe and accessible for all.
YIA is also proud to offer:
Portsmouth Housing Authority
Sue Bielski & Maria Cousins
Chair Yoga for Healthy Aging
Eliot Aging in Place
*SAVE THE DATE* Sunday, February 18, 2024
Our annual Community fundraiser to celebrate yoga service and community.
Yoga in the Park
Free Classes at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH Tuesdays at noon throughout June, July & August.
Unwined: Yoga at the Vineyard
Check back for Summer 2024 Dates!