WELCOME TO NESKAYA!

Designed to be a +Sacred space+

Our beautiful building was created as a “sacred space” to promote inner happiness, healthy social connections, and world peace through the practice of celebrating our differences.

By offering Circle Dances and movement disciplines that are also spiritual practices, we want to heal the divisions between soul and body, between people of different cultural backgrounds, and between human beings and the material body of our planet.

Special Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep
19
Wed
Yoga @ Neskaya
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Yoga @ Neskaya | Franconia | New Hampshire | United States

This class will combine basic yoga postures and breathing to lengthen and release tight muscles and improve balance with traditional conditioning exercises to strengthen bones and tone the body. Each class will begin and end with a short mindful reflection to quiet the mind.

Suitable for all exercise levels. It is recommended you see a physician before beginning any exercise program.

INSTRUCTOR: CARYN CLARK – Caryn is a certified yoga instructor, Nia White Belt, licensed massage therapist and member of AMTA. She brings to her practice a BS in Art Therapy, along with over 25 years of experience in YMCA Camping and Outreach development. For more information e-mail Caryn at [email protected] or call her at 603-387-1201.

Sep
20
Thu
Meditation @ Neskaya
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditation @ Neskaya | Franconia | New Hampshire | United States

Meditation at Neskaya is an all-inclusive multi-traditional meditation so all philosophies, traditions, and schools of thought (as well as beginners) are welcome. Please arrive early as meditations start right at 6 PM. There is no cost, yet donations to Neskaya are appreciated.  We have plenty of cushions, blankets, supported floor chairs, and regular chairs for your comfort.

The 30-minute meditations are followed by 30 minutes of sharing and discussion.  Please bring any readings, quotes, wisdom, or experiences you would like to share.   We extend an open invitation to anyone who would like to be a guest meditation facilitator/teacher, or share a particular favorite meditation.  If you have a meditation you would like to share, please let me know by Monday evening.  Prerecorded meditations can be played from our laptop’s Internet or from your laptop through our sound system.  If you have no prior meditation experience and would like suggestions on various ways to meditate, please let Christine know in advance, and she will be happy to meet with you at 5:45 PM.

Meditation & Satsang with Dick Stewart @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm
Meditation & Satsang with Dick Stewart @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center | Franconia | New Hampshire | United States

A brief autobiography from Dick Stewart:

Beginning in the early 1970’s I was introduced to and read extensively the writings of the mystic Gurdjieff, Ram Das, Yogananda, Lao Tsu, Osho, Rumi, and many others. In 1977 I learned Transcendental Meditation followed by 8 weeks of advanced training. I meditated regularly for about 8 years but this practice slacked off as demands of family and business required more attention. Life changes, beginning in 1992, allowed the resumption of following my spiritual interests and I renewed meditation, reading, and soul-searching. In the late 1990’s I met my first Sufi teacher, Kabir Helminski, and studied under him for the next 2 or 3 years. In that same time frame, I also was initiated into the Sufi Order of the West (now the Inayati Order) by Pir Vilayat Inayat Kahn. It was also during this time period that I began attending a Zen sangha and also began studies in the Diamond Approach school. The early 2000’s introduced me to another Sufi teacher, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, who I followed for 8 years as well as a continuation of the Diamond Approach teachings that continued until 2011.

 

It was by chance or synchronicity, that via my Sufi association I was introduced to Pamela Wilson a teacher connected to the nondual (Advaita Vedanta) tradition represented by the renown Indian master Ramana Maharshi. Over a few short years I developed a deep love, respect, and devotion to Pamela and at her request in 2008, I began the weekly meetings now known as Eaton Satsang. This commitment provided the impetus for continuing study and exploration that has involved many weeks of retreats with numerous teachers including Hameed Ali (A.H. Almaas), Jac O’Keeffe, Gangaji, Miranda Macpherson and several others. YouTube has offered the possibility of experiencing the perspectives of other teachers worldwide.

For more information about Stewart go to www.eatonsatsang.com

Sep
21
Fri
Nia @ Neskaya
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ABOUT NESKAYA

Cradled on a knoll in the picturesque and dramatic White Mountains of New Hampshire, Neskaya Movement Arts Center is a magical space, built in harmony with sacred geometry, ready to welcome groups of up to 40 people who wish to hold their own retreats and programs.

 

Its open gathering space was created to serve the needs of many. Its round, sprung and carpeted floor offers a variety of uses for seating or movement. Seating may be on chairs, couches, back jacks, cushions, or the carpet itself. Tables are also available to set up as needed. Its acoustics are excellent. Its Western exposure with massive floor to ceiling windows offers spectacular viewing of the sky, the moon, clouds, stars, wildlife, and unforgettable New England sunsets.

LEARN MORE

OUR ONGOING EVENTS

+ beginners are welcome +

CIRCLE DANCE

Traditional dances from around the world along with newly choreographed dances taught to a variety of world music. Dances range from fast & furious to slow & meditative. All dances are taught, no partner needed. Dance for relaxation, joy, growth, awareness & healing. Also known as the Sacred Circle Dance.

NIA

Nia is an exciting way to discover how to use your entire body to stay fit and healthy in truly enjoyable ways. It changes your body posture and teaches you how to move efficiently and safely. Nia works all your muscles thoroughly, and pumps your heart steadily. It gently opens your joints, and integrates your body-mind-wisdom. Nia uses three tools to stimulate, motivate, and create positive change: Music, Movement, and Magic.

YOGA

Through the practice of yoga one can quiet the chattering mind, gain health, and achieve inner peace. While performing yoga postures students aim to align the skeletal and muscular structures of the body to promote healthy function of all bodily systems.

MEDITATION

Meditation at Neskaya is an all-inclusive multi-traditional meditation so all philosophies, traditions, and schools of thought (as well as beginners) are welcome. Please arrive early as meditations start right at 6 PM. There is no cost, yet donations to Neskaya are appreciated.  We have plenty of cushions, blankets, supported floor chairs, and regular chairs for your comfort.

BELLY DANCE

Discover the joy of belly dance in a welcoming, judgment-free environment! This class is suitable for all skill levels, whether you are an experienced dancer or are just taking your first steps. We will cover the basic movement vocabulary of this dance-art form, and then combine them as we “move and groove” to a selection of upbeat eastern music. We’ll also explore both choreography and improvisation. And most importantly, we’ll have fun! All are welcome to join. Please wear comfortable clothing and plan to leave your street shoes at the door. Hip scarves will be available to borrow or bring your own.

MORE EVENTS

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Facility Rental

 

This sacred space can be rented!

By the hour, day, or weekend for individual or small group/family use, keeping with
our mission of promoting inner happiness, healthy social connections & world peace.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Neskaya leaves an impression

“This is a place of high consciousness, a hostel of sorts, a sacred gathering space where food, stories and life lessons are shared freely and often. Sacred in this community is serious as well as silly, sensuous as well as sexy. In this dance circle, there are no mistakes only variations!!!!”

Sarah

“The grounds and facility are just beautiful and inviting. The dorms were reminiscent of a bohemian slumber party (♡♡♡). What a beautiful place with energy that makes you vibrate!!!”

Lisa

“Peaceful, relaxing, and amazing. I was so relaxed, had the best time there, I can’t believe a place like that exists, we need a Neskaya around where I live. Anyone who visits it will feel blessed. I know I did.”

Margaret

“Neskaya is a place where magic happens! Find out for yourself…”

Christine

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