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Welcome

Chris Justice photo by Will Wrobel

Yoga can be for all of us, no matter what body type or level of experience.

Yoga is about mindful movement. It’s about opening your inner world, and in the meantime enhancing your physical health.

My classes are very welcoming and joyful. At every level class we warm up and lubricate the joints as we slowly focus on overall stretching, strengthening, and mindfulness to bring down stress and promote feeling alive and healthy.

Each class is customized for those in attendance.

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Christine Justice is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and practitioner of mindful living. Her style of teaching brings mindfulness to yoga practice and encourages loving-kindness toward oneself and the world.

Chris offers classes, retreats, and individual instruction in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire.

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Hi Chris,
I loved the Retreat and I thank you and Lindsay for taking such good care of us. I felt pampered and very comfortable and there was so much good energy from everyone.

I came because I have felt very comfortable in your classes and appreciate your approach to yoga. Yoga is obviously very personal for you and it comes through. Your attention to all aspects of the experience and your kindness and compassion always have made the classes feel comforting and positive.

Thanks again and be well.
Cindy Feiker

Journal

Here you will find interesting thoughts, articles, artwork, etc. to support your yoga practice or to help you start one.

 

Every day come home to your heart and dwell there, if only for a few moments. – Quoted from a wise teacher.



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Yoga Classes

Yoga instructor Chris Justice photo by Will Wrobel

Moderate Yoga Class in Hancock

This class is open to all levels and is very welcoming. After centering with focus on the breath, we will begin with easy, gentle stretching and move into a sequence of poses to awaken your energy.

Our poses may be challenging, but you will be encouraged to experience your own individual level of movement within the pose. You will become stronger, more flexible, and at ease in mind and body.

Each class ends with a period of total relaxation to allow your practice to settle within you.

Monday Mornings

9-10:15 a.m.
Ongoing
Hancock Public Library, Hancock, NH
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$15 drop-in; or 6 classes for $60
(Classes do not need to be sequential)

Bring your own mat and blanket.

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Moderate Yoga Class in Peterborough

This class is open to all levels and is very welcoming.

We will focus on the mindfulness of yoga. After centering through the breath, we will begin with easy, gentle stretching and move into our sequence of poses. You will be encouraged to experience your own level of movement within the pose. You will find strength, flexibility, and ease as you allow yoga to move through you from the inside out.

Each class ends with a period of total relaxation to allow your practice to settle within you.

Tuesday Evenings

5:30-6:45 p.m.
Ongoing
Bodyworks at Depot Square
$15 drop-in; or 6 classes for $72
(Classes do not need to be sequential)

Mats, blocks, bolsters, straps, and blankets are available.


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Gentle Stretch Yoga Class in Keene

Yoga can be for all of us, no matter what body type or level of experience. Join us for this gentle stretch yoga class – whether you are beginning or continuing your yoga practice – and experience the joy of gentle movement and body awareness.

Gentle stretch yoga is great for relieving aches and pains, and improving flexibility and range of motion. We’ll warm up and lubricate the joints and slowly focus on overall stretching, strengthening, and mindfulness to bring down stress and promote feeling alive and healthy. You will become stronger, more flexible, and at ease in mind and body.

Each class ends with a short period of total relaxation to allow your practice to settle within you.

Wednesday Mornings

9-10:30 a.m.

Ongoing
Sterling Studios
7 Main Street, Keene, NH
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$13 per class
Mats, blocks, bolsters, straps, and blankets are available.

Yoga has taught me to relax both physically and mentally. I’ve learned how to improve my balance and strength in a stress-free environment. In the process, I’ve learned more about myself and have become more open to new ideas.

– Joe Antosiewicz

Photo by Lynn Roman

Gentle Stretch Yoga at Keene State College

This class is open to KSC faculty and staff and is designed to bring down stress and enhance mindfulness.

Whether you are beginning or continuing your yoga practice, join us and experience the joy of gentle movement and body awareness.

We’ll warm up and lubricate the joints and slowly focus on overall stretching, strengthening, and mindfulness to promote feeling alive and healthy.

Each class ends with a short period of total relaxation to allow your practice to settle within you.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Wednesday Noon

12-1 p.m.
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
This class is open to KSC faculty and staff

While I’ve been practicing yoga for years, Chris’ teachings have taught me to truly bring yoga “from the mat” into my everyday life. She encourages her students to stay keenly in touch with our bodies, and either gently encourages exploring new territory, or backing away into a more restful pose. These are good life lessons that I find useful every day!

– Sue Walthour

Gentle Yoga and Mindful Movement

Gentle yoga movement warms and lubricates the joints, focuses the breath, improves balance and circulation, and strengthens the body. It promotes feeling alive and healthy through awareness and appreciation of the body. And it lifts the spirit through connection with self and others.

Currently the class is offered to residents of Summerhill Assisted Living on Tuesday morning, and to residents of RiverMead Lifecare Community on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

I think these exercises you do are deceptively effective.
– Martha Manley


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Cancelations

If a specific class or retreat needs to be cancelled, current students will be notified by e-mail; new students should check here or contact Chris.


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Yoga Retreats

Several times each year I offer restorative yoga retreats. Currently, one Deap Peace Yoga retreat is scheduled.

  • to receive e-mail notice when retreats are scheduled, use the contact form
  • if you have an idea you would like developed into a retreat, let me know.
  • want a customized retreat for your organization, staff, friends, or a special celebration? Contact me with your thoughts and questions.

Snowshoe photo by Chris Justice

Power & Grace Yoga Retreat

Power & Grace. Yoga offers both – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This is an active retreat in which we will explore technique, strength, patience, and acceptance.

Opening with a warm-up flow sequence, we will then enter into a series of long-held poses to explore the subtleties of technique and movement, and to allow deep releasing. I might offer you hands-on assists and encourage you to listen deeply to what your body asks. The retreat closes with a 30-minute meditation and relaxation.

You will enjoy this retreat most if you have experienced moderate yoga, giving you the strength and confidence to explore.


Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Bodyworks at Depot Square
Cost: $45
As of Oct. 10, this retreat is full. But if you are interested, let me know. I can run a second date if enough of you would like it. Thanks! Please leave me a message here.

The pose holding is great because so often in a class you just get ‘into’ the pose, whether physically or spiritually, and you have to move on. Holding gives the body and mind a chance to learn it, engage it and figure it out.”
– Rebecca Briggs

Snowshoe photo by Chris Justice

Deep Peace Restorative Yoga Retreat

This Deep Peace Restorative Retreat is a time for Coming Home.

Coming Home means finding your authentic self. It means being in touch with a place inside that is beyond the reach of anything, or anyone. It is beyond language, beyond thought. There is no judgment, no striving, no ambition, and no despair. It is a place of simply being. And when you touch it, you know it is good. You know it is what you are.

It is from this place that the best of you emerges. And in that place spirit lies. From that place, you touch what is real. It is intensely personal, and it is universal.

During this retreat you will experience gentle stretching, restorative yoga poses, and guided meditation. I invite you to this practice of coming home.

Everyone is welcome – no experience is necessary. You will leave relaxed and refreshed. This is guaranteed.


Sunday, December 10, 2017
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Bodyworks at Depot Square
Cost: $40
Space is limited to 12 participants and registration is required. Please make reservations here.

Thank you for a most wonderful and welcomed restorative afternoon. Spending an afternoon with you and the others in an environment that was warm, generous, and spirited was an enriching experience. I drove home without the radio, by the beautiful full moon that you spoke about, continuing to take in the richness of the afternoon. I was brought to tears at our final OM and continued to blink them back as I drove home. Thank you Thank you!!” – Renee Charney

Snowshoe photo by Chris Justice

Deep Peace Restorative Yoga Retreat

This Deep Peace Restorative Retreat is a time for Coming Home.

Coming Home means finding your authentic self. It means being in touch with a place inside that is beyond the reach of anything, or anyone. It is beyond language, beyond thought. There is no judgment, no striving, no ambition, and no despair. It is a place of simply being. And when you touch it, you know it is good. You know it is what you are.

It is from this place that the best of you emerges. And in that place spirit lies. From that place, you touch what is real. It is intensely personal, and it is universal.

During this retreat you will experience gentle stretching, restorative yoga poses, and guided meditation. I invite you to this practice of coming home.

Everyone is welcome – no experience is necessary. You will leave relaxed and refreshed. This is guaranteed.


Sunday, January 7, 2018
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Bodyworks at Depot Square
Cost: $40

Space is limited to 12 participants and registration is required. Please make reservations here.

Thank you for a most wonderful and welcomed restorative afternoon. Spending an afternoon with you and the others in an environment that was warm, generous, and spirited was an enriching experience. I drove home without the radio, by the beautiful full moon that you spoke about, continuing to take in the richness of the afternoon. I was brought to tears at our final OM and continued to blink them back as I drove home. Thank you Thank you!!” – Renee Charney



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Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu yoga encourages each of us to develop a practice that is personal and transformational. Beginning with body and breath awareness, we come to an inner focus and acceptance that promotes great peace. After gentle warm up, we focus on poses, breathing techniques, and stretches that decompress the spine and encourage healing circulation throughout the body, mind, and spirit. More about Kripalu Yoga

Qualifications

  • Member, Kripalu Yoga Teacher Association
  • RYT-200, Yoga Alliance
  • Mind Body Solutions Institute with Matthew Sanford, Beyond the Physical: Teaching Adaptive Yoga by Teaching the Inner Experience of Asana, 2016
  • Kripalu weekend: The Yoga of the Bhavagad Gita with Stephen Cope, 2016
  • Ashaya Yoga: A Touch of Grace: Mastering Hands on Adjustments Workshop with Todd Norian, 2016
  • Kripalu 500-hour, module: Advanced Assisting Techniques, 2013
  • Anusara Yoga: The Art of Progressive Sequencing with Betsy Downing, 2012
  • Anusara Yoga Workshop with Todd Norian and Ann Greene, Kripalu, 2010
  • Kripalu Teacher Certification, 200-hour, month-long intensive, 2008
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, eight-week program with Tom Bassarear, Keene State College, 2010
  • Yoga Teacher Training Workshop with Peggy Cappy, Kripalu, 2007