Rock, Hop, n’ Pop Vinyasa Flow with Julia Tirabassi
Jul
8
5:30 pm17:30

Rock, Hop, n’ Pop Vinyasa Flow with Julia Tirabassi

This strongly athletic vinyasa yoga class will include all the best elements of summer fun rolled into one rockin’ practice - you can expect to get silly, work hard, play hard, and have a blast. Set to a soundtrack of rock, hip hop, and pop tunes, this class is a bit out of the box and WAY FUN! Come prepared to sweat, smile, work hard and have a wicked good time. This class is appropriate for injury-free, intermediate-level yogis (previous yoga experience required). LET'S ROCK!

COST: $30 by July 5; $35 after

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About Julia:

Longtime Portsmouth, NH resident, Julia has been teaching Yoga professionally for 15 years in the seacoast region of NH, as well as multiple locations in Maine and Massachusetts. As a former personal trainer, it was her passion for movement and an on-going fascination with the body’s unlimited potential that led her to a full-time career as an independent Yoga teacher. She formed her own solo-preneur business, Lotus Groove Yoga, in 2006. In her work as a traveling teacher, Julia has offered classes, workshops, mentorship programs and teacher trainings in NH, ME, and MA. She is best known for her clarity, proficiency, and authenticity.

An avid movement enthusiast, asana addict, alignment geek, and strength fanatic, Julia infuses all of her teaching with an impassioned knowledge of sound bio-mechanics, applied anatomy, functional efficiency, and an overall zest for playful movement adventures. Eternally true to her days as a fitness trainer, Julia’s teaching style continues to include plenty of athleticism, but has evolved into a unique “special blend” of creative physicality, sweaty satisfaction, mindful movement, and keen attention to deep detail. In each and every moment, Julia strives to guide her students in continuously fresh and exuberant ways towards manifesting their personal expression of empowered grace. 

It is her sincerest pleasure and privilege to service the spread of yoga’s magnificence with ecstatic integrity.

Yoga Tree 7 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend Aug 4-6
Aug
4
Aug 6

Yoga Tree 7 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend Aug 4-6

Join us for a weekend of awesome yoga and community. We will celebrate our yoga kula in style with a weekend of FREE & discounted yoga classes, special events and our annual anniversary SALE. This highly anticipated weekend is well attended so be sure to pre-register for the classes you would like to attend! We look forward to seeing you!


FRIDAY AUG 4

8:45-10:15am Standing Balances with Kerrie Sesto- (FREE)

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Approaching balancing from the ground up with determination as well as laughter, patience, and curiosity so that we can create a sense of fluid stability. Understanding balance is not rigid but sensing our body and mind coming back again and again to the midline of the movement by coordinating the strength of various muscle groups as well as utilizing our body's balance centers; our eyes, ears, and our feet.

10:30-11:45am Gentle Flow Fusion w/ Sally Hennessey- FREE

A fusion of gentle vinyasa flow yoga with Qi Gong, an ancient method of healing and disease prevention. Combine fluid breath synchronized asanas (yoga postures) with free flowing qi gong movements to simultaneously energize, relax, and bring peaceful harmony to mind, body and spirit. In this class you can expect to stretch, improve balance and flexibility, reduce tension and anxiety, and find your quiet center.

6:00-7:30pm FREE Friday Night Celebration Flow w/ Caroline ***(featuring LIVE Acoustic Music by Erica Cahill)***

This 90 minute celebratory vinyasa flow practice, features LIVE ACOUSTIC singer and guitarist Erica Cahill. Come celebrate YOU and our 7 Years of wonderful memories here in Haverhill. Expect to build heat, sweat, stretch, strengthen and then cool it all down with some deeply restful postures. All levels welcome. Advance registration recommended.

7:30-8:30pm OPEN HOUSE

Join us for light refreshments to celebrate our sweet yoga community. Whether you have been practicing at the studio for many years, or brand new, we hope you can join us!


SATURDAY AUG 5

8:00-9:30am Chakra Flow (FREE) with Kacy Harnedy

The chakras are the seven major energy centers in the body in which our energy flows through. Blocked energy in our chakras can often lead to illness and disease. In this vinyasa we will guide you through a series of asanas (yoga postures) specific to the chakra we are focusing on to clear these energy centers. This is an all levels class where we will work from the ground up!

10-11:30am Mellow Flow (FREE) with Joe Delfino

A slower paced yoga practice that is just the the perfect amount of effort and ease. This class is a mix of vinyasa, yin, and restorative poses great for beginners as well as seasoned yogis because it allows for you to focus inward and leave feeling mellow, refreshed and alive!


SUNDAY AUG 6

8:30-10am Reggae Flow to Surrender with Sarah Oleson (FREE)

Join Sarah for this extra special Sunday morning practice. Class will begin with a sweaty flow to fun beats and close with sweetness and surrender. All levels welcome.

10:30am-12:30pm Happy Hips with Julia Tirabassi (ONLY $15)

This creative class will both open and tune-up your hips. Come and experience the physical, emotional, and mental release of increased hip mobility, decreased tension, and overall elevated functionality. We'll work with classic yoga poses (asanas), as well as a non-traditional variety of exercises, techniques, poses, and approaches to unlocking - and rebooting - these complex joints. Hip joints are the central hub of bio-mechanical mobility, as well as our primary source of core stabilization. A balanced yoga practice promotes a combination of deep hip flexibility with mindful strengthening to ensure the ideal balance of both mobility and stability. As you increase the freedom and the cohesion of your hip movements in tandem, you'll enjoy numerous benefits, including: improved postural alignment, a greater sense of ease and integration in your yoga postures, liberation from low back pain, and relief from the rigors of athletic training.

This class is appropriate for non-injured yogis of all-levels and abilities, including beginners. A minimum of 6 months yoga practice is recommended.

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4:00-5:30pm Restore & Renew with Kristin Bernier

Time to slow every thing down and just breathe.  In this 90 minute restorative workshop with Kristin Bernier,  blankets, bolsters and blocks will be used to help you comfortably settle into yoga postures, providing the benefits of deep, passive stretching.  Class will begin with some breath work, a short flow, and then move right into longer held restorative postures.  Assists and gentle massage with essential oils will help us to calm the mind and more deeply release into these restorative postures.  This class is perfect for all levels of yogis, those nursing an injury and all stages of pregnancy.  Take time to relax and rejuvenate before the work week!

 

 

The Space Between: An Afternoon Yoga Practice with Kevin Courtney
Sep
23
4:00 pm16:00

The Space Between: An Afternoon Yoga Practice with Kevin Courtney

Our yoga practice is a tool. Over time we learn to use it to uncover increasingly subtle realms of our being. We navigate from the surface to the core. First we come to know body and breath. We steep in alignment, posture, and acclimate to this unique language of embodiment. We gain competency in merging breath, movement and awareness. Eventually we learn to use less and less effort. All the while our mind is along for the ride - sometimes a willing participant and sometime a furious rebel. With practice the mind tempers and becomes more steady. As it fluctuates less a space between the thoughts begins to emerge. It’s not a space we can force into being or make happen. We don’t find it - it finds us. And when it does, we stand at the foot of another stage of yoga - Absorption. Join Kevin Courtney for an afternoon of practice where the simple intention will be to use the practice to experience the space between. What happens from there will be unique to everyone in their own way - and that is the gift of this practice.

COST: $35 (by 9/20; $40 after)

   

 

 


About Kevin:

Kevin Courtney began his relationship to movement and connection to nature as a child, surfing in San Clemente, CA. He has dedicated the last two decades to the pursuit of awakening consciousness by focusing on strength, energy cultivation, and mental clarity.

After having transplanted to New York City in his mid-twenties and becoming consumed by work in business development and consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Kevin was diagnosed with cancer. This life-altering diagnosis, compounded by witnessing the fall of the twin towers from just a few blocks away, inspired Kevin to make an abrupt choice to shift focus and rediscover his passion and purpose. All signs kept pointing back to his profound love for Yoga and in 2002 he began teaching in New York City.

He found inspiration in teachers like Dharma Mittra, Richard Freeman, and Swami Satchidananda and has now dedicated his study through the mentorship and guidance of Nikki Costello, Rod Stryker and a daily personal practice.

Kevin is co-creator of The Bridge Practice, a method which merges Yoga and Qi Gong into one powerful class experience. He is also on faculty at the Boston Yoga School, where he teaches philosophy through the art of Raja yoga.  In 2013, Kevin founded INSIGHT - a program which awakens the consciousness of business leaders using the art and science of meditation.

Kevin facilitates annually at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and has offered at Wanderlust, Envision, and the Burning Man Arts Festival. His work has been featured in Well + Good, Vogue Magazine, VICE, Elephant Journal, and most recently in the new book Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories, Real Transformation.

Merging his passion for music and yoga, Kevin is the creator of Nada Sadhana, a music project whose debut album, The Brooklyn Sessions Vol. 1 became one of the most listened to albums in yoga studios across the country. 

 


A Chair Love Affair
Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

A Chair Love Affair

Let me introduce you to your best new yoga buddy: a metal folding chair!

Yoga props offer us countless ways to deepen and enhance our yoga practice. Most of us are already well accustomed to using blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters in our practice, and we've developed a sincere appreciation for the benefits of these practice tools. In this 2.5 hour class, you'll enjoy a friendly introduction to a prop that's a bit less familiar, somewhat mysterious, and oh so versatile. If you've only ever used chairs for sitting down, get ready to have your mind blown! Once you discover the palette of practice options that come from working with the chair, you'll soon be smitten and fall blissfully in love with the yoga chair.

It's a bit surprising that a simple piece of household furniture could give rise to such an abundance of inventive approaches to practice. Useful as an aid in sun salutations, hip-openers, standing poses, balance poses, twists and backbends, the chair is highly effective at enhancing your yoga experience in numerous ways, including:

  • heightened alignment awareness
  • improved stamina to sustain poses for longer durations
  • increased stability
  • extra structural accountability, and
  • greater precision in your anatomical architecture

In this class, we'll demystify the use of the chair and weave our entire practice around poses that maximize the participation of the chair. You'll enjoy a full practice - from our opening centering all the way to savasana - augmented with the aid of your new best buddy. This class is open to yogis of all levels, but it's recommended that you have at least 6 months of regular yoga experience under your belt. However, no prior experience with the chair is necessary, nor expected! This class has been designed to introduce yogis to the chair, so we'll be taking a simple, gradual approach that's highly accessible for anyone brand new to the chair.

Come discover for yourself the infinite variety of experiences that are available from the innovative re-purposing of this simple piece of equipment. I hope you're ready to fall in love with the yoga chair!

Cost: $35 by June 14; $40 After

Remembering The Inner Garden: A Spring Asana Practice with Alison Sinatra
May
19
6:30 pm18:30

Remembering The Inner Garden: A Spring Asana Practice with Alison Sinatra

Come for a special 2-hour class with Alison Sinatra to move, sweat, laugh, and cry-- maybe all at once. Building on the solid foundation of yoga asana, Alison will weave together prayer, breathwork, meditation, and her inimitable humor into steady devotional movement to help you remember yourself and your undeniable connection with earth and all of humanity. Alison is known for her ability to hold sacred, healing, love-filled space and her unique way of helping others to reconnect with free body and boundless spirit.

COST: $35 by May 16th; $40 After

 

 

200-Hr Teacher Training Info Session with Ame Wren & Caroline Pineau
May
9
7:45 pm19:45

200-Hr Teacher Training Info Session with Ame Wren & Caroline Pineau

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Ame will be in Haverhill for a special 2hr Masters Class on Tues May 9. The info session will take place after her class from 5:45-7:45pm.  

This is a great opportunity to experience Ame's style of teaching and get your questions answered regarding the 200 Hour TT program.

The Yoga Tree and Boston Yoga School have teamed up to offer a 200 Hour training program that is unlike anything else you will find on Boston's Northshore! You have access to some of Boston and NYC's finest yoga teachers right here in Haverhill! This program is for more than just the aspiring yoga teacher. It’s for anyone in a transition, looking for direction, or simply searching for a deeper understanding of yoga and their practice. Students become part of a community of like-minded yogis looking to evolve their own personal practice and well-being. 

Join us for the class with Ame and stay for the info session, or just stop in for the info session at 7:45pm! You will have an opportunity to speak with Ame & Caroline who direct the program.

 

Master Class with Ame Wren
May
9
5:45 pm17:45

Master Class with Ame Wren

  • The Yoga Tree

This class is intended for the curious and dedicated student and will approach more complex postures & themes. Experience with backbends, inversions at the wall and simple pranayama is encouraged. Not suitable for beginners. Expect a blend of vinyasa yoga and structural work aimed at creating clarity in asana and body mechanics.

Cost: $25 (by May 3; $30 after) (ONLY $15 for studio members by May 3;$20 after)

Fun Friday Farewell with Shannon Worth
May
5
5:45 pm17:45

Fun Friday Farewell with Shannon Worth

Sun salute Shannon before she sets sail for the mountains of Colorado!!

Repose Yoga in Newburyport and The Yoga Tree in Haverhill are excited to cohost a class that celebrates Shannon and all she has offered our yoga communities on the Merrimack River. Bring your celebratory spirit and raise your glass to her future adventures in the land of mountains, plains, and deserts.

Friday Fun Farewell
taught by Shannon Worth @ The Yoga Tree

Friday May 5
5:45–7:00pm
FREE
Space is limited. Pre Registration is required online.

Talk About a Revolution: The Power of Twisting with Natasha Rizopoulos
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Talk About a Revolution: The Power of Twisting with Natasha Rizopoulos

  • The Yoga Tree

Twists are an amazing family of poses that can be explored for a variety of different effects. They are powerful tools that awaken the mid and upper back, and essential preparation for backbends and inversions. Conversely, they are also wonderful counter poses after these postures, and as such can have a cooling and neutralizing effect. We’ll look at standing, seated and supine twists and examine what they share, as well as their different energetic impacts. You’ll leave class refreshed and alert, with increased awareness and mobility in your thoracic spine.


About Natasha:

A former ballet dancer, Natasha Rizopoulos began practicing yoga in her 20s. Her teaching style combines an emphasis on precise alignment with a commitment to finding joy and ease in the practice. She is celebrated for her ability to communicate the essence of a pose or an action, exploring and explaining theory and practice in a manner that immediately connects students to their yoga in profound and transformative ways.

A dedicated Ashtanga practitioner who has studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Natasha has also been very influenced by the Iyengar system. These two traditions form the basis of her teaching technique, combining the heat and energy of Ashtanga with the precision and attention to detail of the Iyengar method. In her teaching Natasha weaves these two styles together so that students can become fully alive to potential in their own yoga.

Natasha is the featured teacher in Yoga Journal’s Yoga Step-by-Step DVD series and has appeared in magazines and on television, as well as in the photo essay Yoga: A Yoga Journal Book. She is a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga Journal and writes the on-line column “Ask the Beginner’s Expert” for YogaJournal.com. In addition to her classes in Boston, Natasha travels extensively, teaching at conferences and leading workshops and teacher trainings around the world. http://www.natasharizopoulos.com/

Cost: $40 by April 19th, $45 after

Cancelled: *LIVE MUSIC* SutraBowl with Jacqui Bonwell
Mar
26
5:30 pm17:30

Cancelled: *LIVE MUSIC* SutraBowl with Jacqui Bonwell

  • The Yoga Tree

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the very near future. Stay tuned for makeup date!

A Vinyasa intensive set to a very traditional tune. Explore the 4 Chapters of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in vinyasa format. This two-hour journey will explore how we weave the 196 threads of this practice together to create internal and eternal happiness. How can we apply the teachings to every day life? A regular practice of healing poses, meditation, and various seeds/tools you can use and plant to help you live the rest of your days with freedom and ease. This class is set to the live music of the ethereal husband and wife duo, Erica and Andy Cahill! All levels are welcome

About Jacqui Bonwell:

Jacqui Bonwell-E-RYT, Director of the Sacred Seeds 200hr Teacher Training Program, Director of the Canton Yoga Shala in Canton, MA, Reiki Master, Mother of two and most importantly–a YOGINI! 

I have been highly influenced by David Vendetti, Johnny Gillespie, Rolf Gates & Sharon Gannon. I have spent time with each of them learning and am highly influenced by many, many more. My greatest teachers have been my two children, Lola & Wyatt.

Cost: $40 by March 22, $45 after
 

Yin Yoga & Meditation for Thinkers: Writing & Remembering on the Path of Wisdom with Josh Summers Saturday
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Yin Yoga & Meditation for Thinkers: Writing & Remembering on the Path of Wisdom with Josh Summers Saturday

  • The Yoga Tree

Often in our yoga and meditation practice there is an implicit bias against thinking. We compare our thinking mind to a wild monkey on amphetamines, swinging anxiously from thought to thought. We try to NOT be lost in thought. We try to focus on our body and breath.
But in practice, we don’t need to be at war with our minds. In fact, we can engage with our thoughts in more skillful ways that serve our development of peace and wisdom.

In this workshop, we will use the quiet spiritual practices of Yin Yoga and Seated Meditation, followed by reflective writing, to shed light on experience, to learn from that experience, and to promote an onward cultivation of wisdom.

All thinkers are encouraged to join. 

Cost: $45 before March 1st, $50 after

Stoking the Inner Fire & Arm Balancing with Heart with Roberto Lim
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Stoking the Inner Fire & Arm Balancing with Heart with Roberto Lim

  • The Yoga Tree

Join Roberto Lim, Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher from Boston, for an arm balancing workshop on bakasana (crow) and its related poses. You will learn about arm balancing by connecting to the element of fire, and by developing an understanding of the vayus of prana especially samana vayu which is important to arm balancing. All levels are welcome to this practice.  

About Roberto:

Roberto is a Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher and trainer who lives in the Boston area, and is an apprentice to Shiva Rea assisting her trainings and retreats since 2006. He has led teacher trainings in the US and Europe, and retreats in Mexico and Costa Rica. He is also a healer in the Modern Mystery School practicing Life Activation and aural healing. Roberto is a devoted student of living in the flow and believes that practice in all its forms is a way to embody the sacredness of life. // www.vitallivingarts.co

Cost: $35 before Feb. 15, $40 after

Hands On Assist Training For Yoga Teachers & Aspiring Teachers with Caroline Pineau & Checka Antifonario
Jan
7
12:00 pm12:00

Hands On Assist Training For Yoga Teachers & Aspiring Teachers with Caroline Pineau & Checka Antifonario

  • The Yoga Tree

Connection. Support. Safety. Presence. Growth. A skilled and mindful hands-on assist can provide all of this and more within the yoga practice. Caroline and Checka are excited to share their experience in offering anatomically and energetically sound assists - an integral part of teaching for both of them! They will draw from their combined 16 years of teaching experience to offer practical guidance to help you enrich and deepen your teaching through simple but potent assisting techniques. The training will also address assisting in both Vinyasa or Hatha-style classes as well as slower-paced settings such as Yin and Restorative. This four-hour session will include:

-a brief practice to prepare you to give and receive assists
-demonstrations of a carefully curated selection of effective and accessible yoga assists
-partner practice and feedback ~ this is one of the very best and quickest ways to get comfortable with assisting! 

Teachers and aspiring teachers of all levels of experience are welcome (including those currently in training or accepted into an upcoming 200-hour teacher training). For those new to teaching and/or assisting, this is a great opportunity to increase your comfort level in a warm and welcoming environment. Experienced teachers, please join in to absorb some new ideas, grow your skill set, and connect with your teaching community. 

Hope to see you there!

Fresh Energy Flow: A New Year Mini Retreat with Checka Antifonario
Jan
1
10:00 am10:00

Fresh Energy Flow: A New Year Mini Retreat with Checka Antifonario

  • The Yoga Tree

Ring in the new year yogi style! Through asana, meditation, rest, and some writing, we will embrace the collective fresh energy that abounds at this time of year. Bring an intention for the upcoming year if that resonates with you, or simply show up and see what flows. A holiday practice always serves up something special; let's get the feel-good going for 2017! All levels warmly welcomed. 

*Please bring something to write with and a journal if you have one; we will provide paper as well.*

Cost: $30 before December 28th, $35 after
 

A Yoga Study Group (Part 2): For Teachers & Intrigued Students with Julia Tirabassi     ​
Dec
10
12:30 pm12:30

A Yoga Study Group (Part 2): For Teachers & Intrigued Students with Julia Tirabassi ​

  • The Yoga Tree

You’re reading these words because you’re curious about yoga. Perhaps, you’re a teacher who’s interested in an academic and educational approach to deeper learning; perhaps, the yoga profession intrigues you and you’re considering stepping on the path towards becoming a yoga teacher; perhaps, you’ve been an avid practitioner for years and you’ve decided that it’s time to take your practice to the next level and learn about the logic behind the poses you’ve fallen in love with. Whichever species of curiosity has led you to this moment in time, this monthly Yoga Study Group will provide you a chance to dive deep into a concentrated study of yoga’s vast background.

There’s a well-known saying: “Every journey begins with a single step,” which is an adaption of a Lao-tzu quote: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This 2-Part Study Group for intrigued students + teachers represents a unique opportunity to take a step forward on your yogic path and explore the hidden realms of yoga practice. In this 6-month course of study, we’ll take a close look at the “behind the scenes” matrix that represents the backdrop of the physical practice that you already know and adore.

Each portion of this program is designed to challenge you and to expand your understanding of yoga’s bigger picture. Part 1 and 2 can be taken independently or sequentially. Here’s what you can expect:

Part Two: “Yoga’s Deeper Dimensions”

  • Sat., December 10th, 12:30-5:30PM
  • Sat., January 14th, 12:30-5:30PM
  • Sat., February 18th, 12:30-5:30PM

The second portion of the Study Group will offer an introduction to yoga’s complex history and philosophy as we consider the big picture context of how the practice has evolved and developed over the millennia.

This Study Group is intended for sincere students and yoga professionals with a minimum of 1 year of regular yoga practice. It promises to be both Scholastic AND Fantastic!

Cost: $375 by November 15th, $400 after

Monthly Gentle Flow Fusion with Sally Hennessey
Nov
27
4:00 pm16:00

Monthly Gentle Flow Fusion with Sally Hennessey

  • The Yoga Tree

One Sunday Afternoon Each Month

This class will take place one Sunday a month. A fusion of gentle vinyasa flow yoga with Qi Gong, an ancient method of healing and disease prevention. Combine fluid breath synchronized asanas (yoga postures) with free flowing qi gong movements to simultaneously energize, relax, and bring peaceful harmony to mind, body and spirit. In this class you can expect to stretch, improve balance and flexibility, reduce tension and anxiety, and find your quiet center.

Pre-Registration required. A minimum of 5 people needed to run class. Regular class cards CAN be used or $15 drop in!

Monthly Evolve Your Asana (Level 2/3) with Julia Tirabassi
Nov
27
12:00 pm12:00

Monthly Evolve Your Asana (Level 2/3) with Julia Tirabassi

  • The Yoga Tree
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Give your asana an upgrade! This monthly class will take a unique approach to advancing your asana practice. Each class will focus on detailing a single pose, and the poses we'll be working with tend to get described as "advanced." However: the aim of this class is to make these complex poses accessible - and enjoyable! - and provide you with the necessary tools in your pursuit of mastery. Our progressive approach to these poses will be methodical, integrated and insightful. Step-by-step progressions will (1) intelligently demystify these poses for you; (2) guide you towards a deeper understanding of accurate alignment; and (3) give you maximal access to these wondrous shapes.

Our time together will be both educational and highly experiential. Advanced asanas require much more than physical aptitude alone. In addition to exploring poses that require cultivated flexibility, increased strength, steady balance, and sincere stamina - we'll also practice the mental attributes of deep internal awareness, structural precision, and the potency of patience. Classes will cover a wide range of asanas, including: standing poses, balances, inversions, core work, arm balances, and backbends.

This class is intended for established, uninjured yogis with a sense of adventure and an eagerness to work hard. The content will be strong and is not appropriate for beginners.

Preregistration recommended!