NESKAYA MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER

-Your OM Away From Home-

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.

Laura Shannon Dance Workshop

April 23, 2018

Laura Shannon, will be offering a special one day workshop entitled Dancing for Gaia: Traditional Greek and Gypsy dances to honor the Earth Monday, April 23, 2018 following Neskaya’s Circle Dance Conference “Joining Hands” April 20-22, 2018. April 23 is St. George’s Day, originally a pre-Christian celebration in honor of Gaia, the Earth. Traditional Greek and Roma (Gypsy) dances can help us connect to this natural energy of awakening creativity and fertility and channel it with conscious purpose in our own lives. In this, we follow the ancient tradition of dancing on holy days for blessing and healing of the people, the place and the wider world. Laura is known worldwide for her pioneering approach to traditional women’s dances as tools for healing and transformation. With 30 years of experience researching and teaching, Laura is considered to be one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the circle dance movement, and brings her inspiring workshops, performances and trainings to over twenty countries.

Neskaya Dance Camp

July 21-25, 2018

This camp continues to be an extension of Neskaya’s growth and cooperative healing with the world through dance, ceremony, community, and reciprocity.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
23
Mon
Laura Shannon Dance Workshop @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center
Apr 23 all-day
Laura Shannon Dance Workshop @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center | Franconia | New Hampshire | United States

Laura Shannon, will be offering a special one day workshop entitled Dancing for Gaia: Traditional Greek and Gypsy dances to honor the Earth Monday, April 23, 2018 following Neskaya’s Circle Dance Conference “Joining Hands” April 20-22, 2018. April 23 is St. George’s Day, originally a pre-Christian celebration in honor of Gaia, the Earth. Traditional Greek and Roma (Gypsy) dances can help us connect to this natural energy of awakening creativity and fertility and channel it with conscious purpose in our own lives. In this, we follow the ancient tradition of dancing on holy days for blessing and healing of the people, the place and the wider world.

Laura is known worldwide for her pioneering approach to traditional women’s dances as tools for healing and transformation. Traditional Greek, Balkan and Armenian dances embody an ancient worldview of sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth. Blending folk dance, circle dance and dance/movement therapy, Laura’s teaching seeks to rekindle this awareness and to rediscover the hidden wisdom encoded in the dances. With 30 years of experience researching and teaching, Laura is considered to be one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the circle dance movement, and brings her inspiring workshops, performances and trainings to over twenty countries. For more information go to /http://laurashannon.net/

The workshop cost is being offered on a sliding fee scale of $125 – $150. You pay what you decide is appropriate for yourself. The workshop is scheduled 9:30 am – 5 pm with a lunch break 12:30 – 2 pm. Lunch is on your own.

For more information contact Kayla Dauphine, [email protected]

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Apr
24
Tue
Nia @ Neskaya
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Apr
25
Wed
Discover Belly Dance with Christina @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Discover Belly Dance with Christina @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center | Franconia | New Hampshire | United States

 

 

 

 

 

Come 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 postures and movements of this dance-art form, and then use them as we “move and groove” to a selection of upbeat eastern music. All are welcome to join. Please wear comfortable clothing and plan to leave your shoes at the door. Hip scarves will be available to borrow or bring your own.

Instructor: CHRISTINA HAMMARBERG – Christina discovered belly dance more than a decade ago, and has been devoted to it ever since. Her dance journey has led her to explore many the facets of this exciting world, from its folkloric roots to fusion and theatrical choreography. For more information, you can email her at [email protected]

Apr
26
Thu
Meditation @ Neskaya
Apr 26 @ 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.

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. The primary focus of these classes will include standing, seated, and restorative poses.

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.

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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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