126 S. River Road, Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: (603)935-7295 | Email: zinzenyoga@outlook.com

 

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Zin-Zen Yoga Classes


 

 

The core is both the literal and energetic center of our balance and strength. Many of us shut down around this area causing back pain, misaligned posture, suppressed emotions, and even poor digestion. This energizing and rewarding class interweaves a core strengthening sequence into an all levels flow, working to tone and strengthen the abdominal and back muscles while also opening your mind and your hips to create a more toned, balanced and powerful center. While many yoga asanas, or postures, already engage the core muscles, this class will specifically target the mobility and stability of your body's center. Core strengthening, as opposed to abdominal work alone, not only helps to whittle the waistline, but will also strengthen your back, your glutes, your hip abductors, and most importantly the deep transverse abdominal muscles and entire area that supports your spine. Join us for this uplifting practice, awakening your core and becoming strong & resilient both on and off your mat! Work hard and then enjoy a sweet, well deserved Savasana at the end! All Levels Welcome.
This 45 minute mid-level flow class will leave you feeling grounded and lighter throughout the remainder of your day. An all-levels practice to build strength, balance and flexibility. Ideal to recharge, de-stress and elevate the body and the mind. A fun practice that is both challenging and supportive with options offered throughout the class to suit everyone’s ability. The perfect class for workers who spend the day sitting at a desk or for that busy person who needs to relieve stress from a busy morning. Join us for a mid-day getaway and then return back to work or to face the rest of your day relaxed and recharged!
Enjoy the benefits of Hatha Yoga at a slower, more restorative pace. This class is designed to maintain and build on essential mobility, balance, and foundational strength. A lower-key version of our Basic Hatha classes, Gentle Hatha features slow stretches and focuses on proper alignment with the use of props.  Aimed to bring calmness, connection, stress reduction, and a feeling of well being, Gentle Hatha is practiced with a focus on the basics of alignment and the evolution of strength and balance. This class is complete with opportunities for self-care bringing forth surrender and release with nurture and ease. Designed to accommodate each student in his/her pose through modifications and the use of props, this class is suitable for all levels of experience.

Use postures (Asana) and conscious breath work  (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, build strength, increase flexibility, muscle tone, and relaxation. Consisting of dynamic yoga postures that will help you develop strength, balance, flexibility, and an increase in concentration & inner calm. Ideal for all levels, including beginners and seniors, seeking a dynamic, yet not too challenging class at a slower pace. A strong focus on safe and proper alignment and mindful actions of the body will be emphasized.

Would you like to practice meditation more regularly? Sitting groups help to cultivate friendship and community while meditating together. From work, to workouts, to catching up with friends and family and running errands, we are always on the go. It’s time to give our bodies and souls the rest and recovery we need. Join us as we seek to take away some of the busy and replace it with more calm. Betty Singleton-Stall, our Mindfulness Teacher at Zin-Zen Yoga, will help cultivate space for mindfulness so you can celebrate and connect to everything you are. We extend an open invitation to the greater community to join us for a weekly ‘Sit’. Come support and enhance your own individual practice by meditating with others each week in a quiet, peaceful space, without distraction or interruption. Community Sits are for everyone; no meditation experience required. It’s a way to freshen and broaden an individual practice in the company of other like-minded practitioners. These sessions are ‘Noble Silent Meditations’ with a short, thoughtful talk led by Betty at the beginning of each gathering. Dress comfortably and leave all technological devices aside. These community sits are offered weekly for a $5 CASH Dana Donation, there is no need to sign up… simply come as you are. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes before the meditation period starts so that everyone is comfortably seated before the session formally begins. Doors will be locked promptly at 7:30 pm. 
“Wash the dishes to wash the dishes, not to be done washing the dishes.” ~ Thich Naht Hanh

This class focuses on being right where you are at every moment. Emphasis is on the breath and the mind/body connection. This is a more meditative class that is great for students of all levels that want to gain a deeper connection to the present moment and their own well being and state of mind. A class based in the fundamentals of mindfulness, this class is a slow to moderate-paced flow, focused on connecting each asana, or pose, with the breath. A strong emphasis on alignment allows the body to open and move safely in and out of the poses. Along with the physical opening and strengthening, this mid-morning class will bring a sense of mental awareness to your day. You are sure to walk (or float) out of this class with gratitude!
A perfect mid week practice, the Slow Flow class combines breath focus with movement awareness. A slow, mellow flow followed by restorative work to relax and release deep layers of tension, we will end class with guided breath work, passive, nourishing postures and the always appreciated, Savasana! By moving mindfully, with intention and breath, then creating stillness and quiet in the body and mind, we will balance the nervous system, release layers of tension, and restore ourselves at a physical, energetic, and emotional level. Benefits of being guided through each pose slowly and mindfully include relaxation of the nervous systems, slowing down our minds, creating suppleness in the muscles, deepening breath, stress reduction and experiencing a shift towards peace and tranquility. With major focus on the fundamentals of Vinyasa, this class will provide a more restorative and meditative approach to the typical flow. As we move through more traditional poses, we build a stronger body while releasing tension and flowing our way into a state of bliss! This class is suitable for all levels!

A fun, engaging yoga flow class in which the breath guides the movement of the body. The mind becomes focused on the breath as the body moves through a series of poses including sun salutations, standing poses, balancing postures, seated and reclining poses, backbends, core isolation and strengthening. Special emphasis is placed on moving into and out of postures safely, correct alignment, using the breath, and learning to quiet the chatter of the mind to find peace and inner stillness. Attention is placed on the journey of the movements. Get moving (and sweat a little) with this energetic blend of Yoga Asana that provide strength, flexibility & peace of mind.

Energize, Awaken, Restore! Part Vinyasa Flow and part Yin Yoga, this class starts with an active and invigorating flow and ends with passive, luscious, deep stretching; allowing you to move from a state of doing to being. Begin class by warming up the body with movement linked to the breath, mindfully flowing from one pose to the next while building strength and bringing focus to the mind. The second half of class will consist of postures held for several minutes each, starting to relax the muscles and lengthen the connective tissue around the hips, pelvis, and low spine getting deep into your restrictions with the aid of breath work. This Yin/Yang practice will help bring internal focus, breath awareness, and balance to your yoga practice. Perfect for runners, sports enthusiasts or anyone wanting to get the benefit of extra range of movement from this uniquely sequenced series.
The opposite of our active yang lifestyles, Yin Yoga is a deeply nourishing and passive practice. Find stillness in seated and floor postures held for 3-5 minutes, helping to lengthen the connective tissue around the hips, pelvis, and lower spine and improve the flow of energy throughout the body. The practice itself is quiet and meditative, allowing you to connect with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Class will end with 15-20 minutes of guided meditation followed by a blissful savasana.
Cultivate space and stability through this breath-centric, mindfulness based practice. Move and flow at a pace that allows each pose to come into focus, using inner listening and outer cues for proper alignment and stability. This class integrates breathing techniques to deepen the postures, and ends with deep relaxation for integration. Beginner friendly and suitable for all levels - come explore your  edge!

Move through a fun and invigorating, all-levels yoga class catered to those who attend and then have the opportunity to top it off with a wine tasting to finish.  A delightful alternative to the traditional "happy hour," begin to wind down and ease into the weekend, leaving your stresses behind! Come awaken your senses, be present in the moment and ENJOY! Wine tasting is optional…Yoga class will be awesome just the same! Limited to 20 attendees.

Start your Sunday morning off right! Join us for a fun and invigorating, all-levels yoga class at Whole Foods Market in Bedford, NH. We will move, breathe and practice together on their beautiful patio, overlooking the waterfall (weather permitting) or otherwise take it inside the market. After the practice, relax and enjoy a complimentary mimosa!

$15 drop in.  Limited space available, so please sign up early to secure your spot!  Bring a mat and some water.

This class is held at Whole Foods Market in Bedford, NH.

*Due to the nature of this class and our collaboration with another business, this class is not included in the Zin-Zen Yoga membership pricing packages.

Join Zin-Zen Yoga for an all-levels yoga class in the Bedford Village Commons. This class is by donation, cash only, with proceeds going to Maple Farm Sanctuary.
 
Maple Farm Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary providing lifelong homes for abused, abandoned and unwanted farmed animals Their goal is to create an ever more safe, loving and healthy environment for these special beings, and for all the residents of Maple Farm Sanctuary.
 
Pre-registration is required and free online. Please bring your cash donation with you on Tuesday, as well as a yoga mat and some water. Weather permitting, check the website for updates. This class is held at Bedford Village Commons, off of Bell Hill Road in Bedford, NH.