August 2010

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How is summer treating you? Though the season may be winding down, it’s not over yet! We still have some great ongoing classes (both indoors and out!) and special events to enhance the wonder of a summer in Maine. Keep reading or visit our online schedule for more details.

Our Fall schedule is in the works. Keep an eye out for it in the coming weeks! Jai!

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in this issue

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
STUDIO NEWS
PRACTICE

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

LAUGHTER YOGA – FRIDAY AUGUST 6 5:45-6:30 PM $donation
Every first Friday this Summer! Join Katie for an evening of fun and laughter…the yogic way! Laugh to get your heart pumping and the positive energy flowing! This is an excellent way to support the community and yourself in an ongoing way. Come laugh with us! No need to register, just show up!

YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY AUGUST 14 2-4 PM $22
Every second Saturday this Summer! Yoga Nidra is a powerful yet simple technique of guided relaxation; the perfect antidote for a busy and fragmented life. As you are guided to move your awareness throughout your body, you will experience deeper and deeper states of relaxation, resulting in a sense of peace, harmony and balance. Deep healing is possible with the practice of “yogic sleep,” a true gift to the body, mind and spirit. No experience is needed.

YOGA BOOTCAMP – MONDAY-FRIDAY UNTIL AUGUST 8* 6:15-7:15 AM $16 drop-in
Commit to change your routine and to change your body. Join Gabrielle for a whole week or two of early morning heated yoga. This is a vigorous practice meant to reawaken the mind, body and spirit. Feel incredible, be beautiful. Join us for an intense and exciting program. Get ready to re-energize your life and practice. Let go of your inner intellectual and just sweat, breathe, hold and move. Your body will thank you for it. Ending each session in savasana is the best part. Basic knowledge of yoga is needed to participate. The room will be heated, so please be hydrated.
*Please note, Yoga Bootcamp classes will replace the weekly Rise-N-Shine classes for the noted dates

SUMMER’S DAY YOGA RETREAT – AUGUST 28 8 AM-5 PM COST: $65 MEMBERS: $40
This day-long yoga retreat will be outdoors at a location soon to be decided. The morning session will focus on energizing backbends and arm balances. There will be a break from 11:30-2 for a leisurely lunch and time to explore the beauty of the area. The afternoon will offer hip openers and, of course, a deep relaxation and meditation.

To register, visit our website to try our online registration system, available up to one hour before the start of an event! Or, register by phone at least 24 hours in advance. Just give us a call: 207.725.7874. Leave a message with your NAME, PHONE and which WORKSHOP you want to attend and we’ll return your call ASAP.

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STUDIO NEWS

FALL SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
Fall Schedule at Jai Yoga will begin September 1 and run through December 31. Look for hard copies in the mail, at the studio or around town soon.

SUMMER 2010 OFFICE HOURS
Jai Yoga will hold regular office hours on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 1-3 PM. At those times, messages can be left for specific teachers, questions can be answered and ideas will be heard! These are also excellent times to shop in our retail store! Please get in touch with us if you have any comments, questions, concerns or praise. Stop by the studio or give us a call at 207.725.7874.

BECOME OUR FAN ON FACEBOOK!
You can now find us on Facebook! As a fan of Jai Yoga, you will receive the latest news and updates. We plan to post special events and schedule updates, as well as host discussions and some fun online activities. We look forward to hearing from and staying in touch with you! Click here to view our page.

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PRACTICE

SO HUM: A SIMPLE MEDITATION

Summer is such a wondrous time full of activity, it often zooms by. There is so much inviting our attention!

With a new season and new activities just around the corner, we can use our breath to quiet our minds and savor each moment.

By paying attention to our breath, we can indeed slow down time and develop appreciation for change, while investing ourselves deeply in our present.

Bring yourself into the rhythm of your breath anytime with this simple meditation. This technique is a great way to start the day, savor the beauty of nature at the beach or quiet your mind while standing in line.

Give it a try:

1 – Find a comfortable chair or floor cushion and sit with an erect spine (or stand)

2 – Either gently close your eyes or gaze softly at the floor in front of you

3 – Bring your awareness to your breath, especially the movement of the breath at the tips of the nostrils. Do not try to change your breath, just be an observer

4 – For the length of each inhale, let your mind echo the word “SO.” For each exhale, hear/say “HUM”

5 – Practice for just a few minutes or as long as you like. Take a few moments be still before moving back into your day

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Namaste,
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family

Jai Yoga
Suite 314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011
207.725.7874
info@jaiyogahome.com
www.jaiyogahome.com