Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Sue Cronin of Your Edge Yoga!
We will be offering private and group yoga and meditation classes to our overnight guests ranging from 1 hour to half-day or full-day. Weekend and weeklong retreats will also be available. The best part? All classes are suitable for all ages and physical conditions and can be customized to suit everyone’s needs!
And don’t worry, we are not forgetting about our amazing locals: community classes in our gorgeous grounds are planned for the warmer months.
For additional information on our offerings, reach out via email or by calling us at 603-393-0005!
Now, for some details on the yoga and meditation class offerings…
All Levels Kripalu Yoga
Kripalu Yoga, the “yoga of compassion”, is a style of yoga that has been adapted from ancient Hatha yoga practices. It involves deep stretching and moving through flowing sequences of physical postures, accompanied by controlled breathing exercises and deep relaxation techniques.
The goal of Kripalu Yoga is to guide awareness inward, focusing on the flow of prana or the life force energy. Kripalu Yoga can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities.
Walking in Nature Meditation
Learn about meditation while walking around the grounds and taking in the magnificent views! Use all your senses to de-stress and be in the present moment.
All Levels Stretch Yoga
Stretch and strengthen your body while practicing mindfulness. The class begins with centering, breathing, and warm-ups. Warm-ups include a full joint freeing series that increases the range of motion in all the major joints. The second half of the class includes standing poses, balancing poses, and some gentle flows. Modifications and options to go deeper are always offered. Class ends with deep relaxation to integrate all of the energy created.
Gentle Yoga & Guided Meditation
Class begins with gentle yoga coordinated with deep breathing to release tension and tightness in major joints. Moving into any comfortable position, we will transition into a guided meditation that allows your mind and body to rest deeply, release tension and emerge feeling refreshed, connected and loving life!
Meditation Made Easy
Learn how simple and natural meditation can be by exploring 3-5 minute mini-meditations that can be incorporated throughout your day. Discover the ones that work best for you and develop a customized practice that will become as natural to you as breathing. You don’t need to sit on the floor or empty your mind!
Reduce stress, decrease tension and anxiety and improve focus with these simple techniques.
Yoga Nidra is a powerful guided meditation technique where the mind remains conscious during the normally “unconscious” state associated with deep sleep.
Practiced lying down or sitting, it is one of the most popular yoga meditation techniques because it induces a profoundly deep state of rest. It is effortless, enjoyable, soothing, and restorative. This practice brings about a deep sense of self-awareness.
Restorative Yoga is a passive, meditative form of yoga that allows you to focus on your breath while releasing tension in your body. Unlike other forms of yoga, Restorative Yoga requires you to hold poses for an extended length of time, typically 4-5 minutes.
Restorative Yoga uses props like folded blankets, blocks, or pillows. These props help support your body and allow you to deepen the pose and more fully relax your body.
Yoga practiced in a chair or using a chair for support can allow you to go deeper into postures. Chair Yoga improves mobility, strength, balance, circulation, respiration, digestion, and clarity of mind. Standing, balancing, and gentle flows can always be done sitting or standing.
Customize the practice for your group. Mixed levels classes are offered unless otherwise requested.
Call for more information: 603-393-0005!
Who is your yoga instructor, Sue Cronin?
Upon retiring from a fast-paced and challenging career as a police detective, Susan was drawn to yoga to improve her health and reduce stress. Her experience with Multiple Sclerosis contributes to her sensitivity and skill in teaching yoga to those of varying abilities.
Susan is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor with additional training in teaching meditation. Further, she has received advanced training in Yoga Therapy from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Susan has been teaching yoga and meditation on a full-time basis since 2007. She has particular skills in meeting students where they are, providing instruction that is gentle, moderate, or strong. Equally comfortable in private lessons or large groups, Susan also teaches yoga via Zoom.
In addition to her yoga commitments, Susan has engaged in yoga-related research. Her pilot study, Evaluating the Benefits of a Kripalu Yoga Program for Police Academy Trainees is published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.