NHA News Release: February 1, 2017


NHA Yoga at Greater Light Series Returns in March

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), in partnership with Dharma Yoga Nantucket, is pleased to announce the return of Yoga at Greater Light, every Saturday in March 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 skills 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 $10 for NHA members, $15 per person in advance, and $20 per person at the door. Participants should bring their own mats.

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

Saturday, March 4: 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, March 11: 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, March 18: 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, March 25: Sheri Perelman

“The NHA is delighted to bring back this sensational collaboration for the third year in a row with Dharma Yoga Nantucket,” says Brianne Roth, NHA Public Programs Coordinator. “Yoga at Greater Light provides a unique opportunity to use this historic space and provide community members with a soothing, relaxing atmosphere in which to practice yoga.”

“After a successful series of classes last year, we are thrilled to bring yoga back to Greater Light in partnership with the NHA,” says Joann Burnham, co-founder of Dharma Yoga Nantucket. “We hope that students connect to their inner light and illuminate their 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 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.

Space is limited and advanced registration is recommended. 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.

Program Information:

Yoga at Greater Light
Saturdays
March 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2017
9 – 10 A.M.
$10 for NHA Members
$15/person (in advance)
$20/person at the door
Greater Light, 8 Howard Street