NHA News Release: March 25, 2016


NHA Yoga at Greater Light Series Continues in April

NANTUCKET, MA –The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), in partnership with Dharma Yoga Nantucket, is pleased to announce the continuation of Yoga at Greater Light, every Saturday in April from 9 to 10 A.M.

Join expert instructors from Dharma Yoga Nantucket for a series of relaxing mornings at Greater Light, an NHA historic property at 8 Howard Street, featuring restorative yoga lessons for all skill levels. Participants can practice poses while surrounded by the serene atmosphere of the Greater Light property, an artistic haven created by the Monaghan sisters in the 1930s. The cost of each session is $20 per person, and participants should bring their own mats.

Dharma Yoga Nantucket and the NHA will present a talented array of instructors throughout the series:

Saturday, April 2: Sheri Perelman
Sheri Perelman has been teaching yoga on Nantucket since 1990, after receiving her certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She also received her certification as a Yoga/Ayurvedic Specialist and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach in 2009. For the last eighteen years, Perelman has been studying and practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu, the ancient art of harmonizing life energy in the body.

Saturday, April 9: Joann Burnham
Joann Burnham is one of the cofounders of Dharma Yoga Nantucket and the Nantucket Yoga Festival. She received her teaching certification under the guidance of Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City. Burnham is an experienced registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, the country’s largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community.

Saturday, April 16: Dorothy Stover
Dorothy Stover is a seventh-generation Nantucketer. She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, the yoga capital of the world, and attended Rishikesh Yog Peeth in the Himalayan Mountains. Stover is also a student of Belinda Davidson’s School for the Modern Mystic. In addition to yoga practice, she is a writer and the author of Amazing Love Diet and War on Love. Dorothy is also a self-love and relationship coach, helping others live their life for love.

Saturday, April 23: Ted Burnham
Ted Burnham is one of the cofounders of Dharma Yoga Nantucket and The Nantucket Yoga Festival. He has been practicing yoga for more than forty years. He received his teaching certification under the guidance of Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City. Burnham is an experienced registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, the country’s largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community.

Saturday, April 30: Joann Burnham


“We are thrilled to bring back this exciting community collaboration for the second year in a row with Dharma Yoga Nantucket,” says Brianne Roth, NHA Public Programs Coordinator. “Yoga at Greater Light provides a unique opportunity for students of all skill levels to use this historic space as an inspiring and restorative atmosphere.”

“After a sold-out series of classes last year, we are thrilled to bring yoga back to Greater Light in partnership with the NHA,” says Joann Burnham, cofounder of Dharma Yoga Nantucket. “Connect to your inner light and illuminate your practice in this very special sanctuary this spring!”

Originally a working livestock barn, Greater Light was transformed into a summer home and art studio in the 1930s by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan, two Quaker sisters from Philadelphia. The garden of this historic property once served as a gathering spot for teas, a venue for parties and performances, and the perfect backdrop for summer visits with the family. Restored by the NHA, Greater Light reopened to the public in 2011.

Greater Light is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with very limited parking and vehicle access. Please plan to walk or bike to this program.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, visit www.nha.org/tickets or call (508) 228-1894.

For additional information about other programs and events at the NHA, please visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.

Event Information:
Yoga at Greater Light
Saturdays
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016
9 – 10 A.M.
$20 per person, available at www.nha.org/tickets
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street