The making of the Circle Studio, LLC
About The Circle Studio
The Circle Studio, LLC was erected in September of 2013 after a long summer of deck and floor construction by my creative husband. It stands on the foundation of a church which used to be in our front yard. It is a 30' diameter yurt from White Mountain Yurts, with surrounding diamond shaped deck. The circle in the diamond has been a way of framing my mandalas and represents the unity of male and female opposites.
Before construction we plotted out the directions during the Spring equinox. Each of the four corners of the deck point to each of the four directions and one door faces due East and the other due West. My Native American friend, Zelda Hotaling, blessed the land in a ceremony and we placed four different stones, representing the four elements, at each of the four corners of the deck. One stone is also placed in the center of the yurt under the deck. Grounded in the four elements and four directions, the studio is sacred space and offers a peaceful sanctuary close to nature's beauty.
First Saturday Sangha
Come practice Five Element Yoga and Yoga Nidra, led by Maddy Botari-Eaton, RYT 500 Kripalu yoga teacher, in sacred space. Class is for all experience levels and is held the First Saturday of each month from 8:30 - 10:30 am. Yoga mats, blankets, blocks, and straps are provided or feel free to bring your own. Class is $20 by cash or check to Maddy Botari-Eaton. Please contact mefor more information or to let us know you'll be joining us.
Five Element Yoga is a potent practice that realigns you with the rhythms of nature as you explore the five elements within. You will revitalize your body with yoga postures, yogic breathing and mudras (hand gestures) that will direct the flow of breath and energy to balance Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Each person has a unique combination of the five elements within and well being and happiness depend on the balance and vitality of these elemental energies according to the Yoga and Ayurvedic models.
Yoga Nidra is a restorative period of deep rest that is accessible to everyone. All that is needed is to lie down and listen as you are guided through an inner journey with the intention of healing and restoring peace and well being. Research has shown that regular Yoga Nidra practice can prevent and reverse numerous ailments and diseases.
by Heather L. Crowley
Maddy Bottari Eaton, RYT 500
Maddy is a professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher who has been teaching on the NH Seacoast for many years. She currently teaches at The Circle Studio in East Kingston.