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Nikki Myers will lead classes on confronting addiction and codependency issues through yoga this weekend at Heart of the Village Yoga studio.

Morning yoga class offered

MANCHESTER CENTER >> Irene Cole will offer hatha yoga on Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. through June 30 at the Manchester Community Library in the Hunter Community Room. Each class will begin with a centering and meditation. Participants then lengthen, strengthen, and balance body and mind through fluid warm up movements and classic poses guided by the breath. Deep relaxation follows.

Cole has her 200-hour certification from School Yoga Institute and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has also studied "Yoga for the Rest of Us" with Peggy Cappy, Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoeffer and has taught at Breathing Room Yoga and currently at The Manchester Gym on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

All levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat and whatever props you might like (blocks, straps or blanket) and wear comfortable clothes to stretch in.

The yoga session is offered by donation to benefit the Manchester Community Library with a suggested minimum donation of $5-10 per class.

Manchester Community Library is located at the corner of Route 7A and Cemetery Avenue.

Come at least 10 minutes before class begins to set up and so that the class can start on time. For more information about the class, contact Irene Cole at doowee09@comcast.net.

Transforming the patterns of codependency thru Yoga


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MANCHESTER >> Codependence has been described as 'the addiction to look elsewhere.' It's the belief that something outside of ourselves; people, places, things, behaviors or experiences, can give us fulfillment and joy. This is not only the most common addiction, it is the base out of which all other addictions and compulsions arise.

At its heart, codependency has to do with our search for our true selves. When we find our true self and connect it with some bigger energy or higher power, we are free to relate to others in a way that opens deeply fulfilling relationships with ourselves, others and the Divine.

Using lecture, discussion, experiential exercises and the tools of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, etc.) this intensive examines the root of codependency and presents tools for healing through a process of awareness, self-love and creativity.

Nikki Myers is an accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and practitioner. She is the founder of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, Ind. From her personal struggles with addiction, she is quick to tell the world, 'The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life - one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad.' Y12SR has been featured in Yoga Journal and the New York Times.

Classes will be held Friday, May 29 from 6-8 p.m.; Saturday May 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m.-3p.m., at Heart of the Village Yoga studio. The cost is $275. For more information, visit www.heartofvillageyoga.com or call 802-362-9004.

Heart of the Village Yoga offers advanced studies and teacher training

MANCHESTER >> Advanced Yoga Studies programs are for those who'd like to deepen their knowledge and experience of yoga by studying and practicing the yoga of action, intention, knowledge, and devotion.

The Curriculum includes Flow, Restorative, and Yin Yoga; Intensive Asana Study and Sequencing; Alignment of Every Body; Anatomy and Physiology; Teaching Special Populations; Yoga for Emotional Well Being; Yoga and Nature and The Art of Teaching Yoga.

Led by Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, Director; Bob Speck, RYT 500, Program Coordinator; and Laurae Coburn, PhD, E-RYT 200; with guest teachers Biff Mithoefer, David Newman (Durga Das), Manoj Chalam, Gianna Skates, Alexandra Langstaff, and more.

Information Sessions will be held 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28 and July 26. For more information, visit www.heartofvillageyoga.com.