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.

At this time Neskaya has reopened some of its in person classes to a limited number of people based on space needs.  For information about classes email Kayla at [email protected] We are committed to supporting the health, well-being and safety of all with direction from CDC guidelines and state requirements. We want to welcome you and hope you will soon be able join us safely. We look forward to dancing, celebrating and moving together through these challenging times.

Special Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct
26
Tue
Nia @ Neskaya
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nia @ Neskaya | Franconia | New Hampshire | United States

 

Contact instructor Cathy Smith 603-444-7059 for COVID restrictions and possible alternative arrangements. 

Oct
27
Wed
Special Circle Dance & Storytelling with Julia on Zoom
Oct 27 @ 4:00 am – 6:00 am

Julia Lynamin partnership with Neskaya,  will be offering monthly Circle Dance and Story Zoom sessions for the remainder of 2021.

These sessions will be presented from Neskaya whenever possible. Donations of US$10 or more
per session are suggested and welcomed. Please send donations to Julia Lynam via PayPal and she’ll pass all donations on to Neskaya.

Each session will include a variety of traditional and recently choreographed circle dances and
one or two traditional, modern or personal stories.  If you have questions or need more information please email Julia: [email protected]

Friday October 8/Saturday October 9: New Beginnings
This program is specifically designed to reach out to dancers in Australia and
New Zealand and other countries such as Japan and Korea, in the same time zones.
The timing will also be convenient for dancers on the West Coast of North America.
9pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-5)
6pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
Saturday, October 9, 9am AWST (Australian Western Standard Time)
Topic: New Beginnings: Circle Dance and Story
Time: Oct 9, 2021 09:00 AM Perth (AWSD)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85212997719?pwd=ZjlDVlpKMDR4ZHlqYS9DRHpXR2RqUT09
Meeting ID: 852 1299 7719
Passcode: 882320

Sunday October 17, Seated Dance:
A pot-pourri of dances that you can join in with while seated in your chair!
3:30pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-5)
Topic: Seated Dances to celebrate the Season
Time: Oct 17, 2021 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85375289814?pwd=NHhQVFhrWUorVDZ5VURSV1NPSlByUT09
Meeting ID: 853 7528 9814
Passcode: 457542

Wednesday October 27, Circle Dance and Story
This is the second session designed to reach out to dancers in Australia and New
Zealand and other countries such as Japan and Korea, in the same time zones.
Yes, it is at 4:00 in the morning at Neskaya.
The timing will also be convenient for European dancers.
4am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-5)
9am BST (British Summer Time)
4pm AWST (Australian Western Standard Time)
Topic: Circle Dance and Story
Time: Oct 27, 2021 04:00 PM Perth (ASWD)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83542151558?pwd=U0xIbjBNak9RWTM0NTNzTnJRSUtOUT09
Meeting ID: 835 4215 1558
Passcode: 769447

Sunday November 21: Chakra Dance
Dances relating to each of the seven chakras, paired with appropriate poems. If you can
find scarves in the chakra colors, please bring them along.
3:30pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-5)
Topic: Chakra Dance and Poetry
Time: Nov 21, 2021 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81647077864?pwd=VGFkc0VPKzlXNCtjN01PY3dLazM0QT09
Meeting ID: 816 4707 7864
Passcode: 153912

Sunday December 19: Candlelit Solstice Dance
A candlelit celebration of the shortest day and the longest night. Bring candles!
Wear white!
3:30pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-5)
Topic: Solstice Candlelit Celebration
Time: Dec 19, 2021 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82990062448?pwd=SHhWWjNLRkk0R0hYSEFPWUR2V280QT09
Meeting ID: 829 9006 2448
Passcode: 392415

A Briliant Brain @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Brilliant Brain
Keeping your brain healthy
through herbs, food & lifestyle

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5 – 7 pm

The decline of cognitive function with age is NOT inevitable!
Decreased brain function can happen at any age due to underlying health conditions, but there are preventable measures that can be taken, even for diseases like Alzheimer’s.

This workshop is offered in-person with social distancing
in Franconia, NH at Neskaya Movement Arts Center, 1643 Profile Rd
By DONATION
Please register via email: [email protected]

Presented by Tish Webber

Tish Webber brings a robust experience in Nutrition, Medical Herbalism and Drug Research. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Medical Herbalist Certifications through the Boston School of Herbal Studies and the The North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. She is owner of Healing Birch Studio in Bethlehem, NH where she is available for Reiki treatments and consultations in nutrition and herbal medicine.

For more information about Tish go to her website at Healing Birch Studio

Oct
28
Thu
THURS Yoga Class: 9:30 – 10:45 am @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

NOTE: For current Covid-19 guidance please contact Instructor Caryn Clark before attending class at [email protected]

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. Cayn’s 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. For more information contact Caryn at [email protected] or call 603-387-1201.

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! Whether you are looking to give belly dancing a try or just add a few extra shimmies into your current routine, this class is suitable for all skill levels and styles of belly dance. 

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