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Yoga Master Class by Kristen Nesbitt: Breathing For Peace~Ukraine

  • America House

The purpose of the Breathing for Peace Project is to bring evidence-based Hatha yoga, breathing, and mindfulness techniques to underserved populations in Ukraine. The Breathing for Peace Project is a minimal cost intervention strategy designed to support and encourage self-awareness and stress reduction. 

This informative and experiential hands-on training will focus on transferable skills to reach and teach those experiencing anxiety, fear, tension, conflict, and stress. As a result of this training, each participant will be able to balance, integrate, and center themselves in times of stress utilizing specific techniques that are designed to regulate breathing; participants will be better able to identify, observe, accept and work with feelings; and they will be able to make positive choices that promote health and well being. After completing the training, participants will receive a certificate of training and will be able to confidently share these techniques by training others. 

Workshop Schedule:

Half-Day Retreat:

1:00-2:00~ Yoga Class: Gentle Hatha/Chair Yoga Flow

2:00-3:00~ Breathing Practices

3:00-4:00~ Mindfulness practices/Yoga Nidra and Guided 

Visualization for Stress Relief. The importance of self-care/Questions and Answers; implementation for change. 

Community problem solving and your 1-step promise.

Together we will explore the cutting-edge of Neuroscience with the ancient practice of yoga. This workshop is suitable for all levels and will afford participants a foundational mindfulness practice to enhance the journey of mindful living. Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a shawl, bath towel, or small blanket to put on the floor for the breathing practices.Kristen Nesbitt, M.Ed., RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher, 500 hour level) has been an educator for thirty years and teaching yoga in New Hampshire since 2002. In addition to teaching yoga, Kristen is a Learning Specialist at Colby-Sawyer College, in New London, NH. In 2012-13, Kristen served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, where she taught English at Zhytomyr State Technological University.

In order to enter America House you should present a passport (internal or external) or driver's license. Other documents such as: America House membership card, student's ID, press cards or other IDs are NOT valid for entering America House.