December 2011

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Here we are – the final days of 2011. And there’s still so much to come before 2012
begins! We want to help you stay strong and uplifted through the holidays and into
a New Year.

With our many offerings this month, we invite you to celebrate yourself with us!
And to share your joy with others this season.

Happy Holidays!
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in this issue
SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRACTICE
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SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS

LAUGHTER YOGA – FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 5:30-6:30 PM
$5 suggested donation. Every 1st Friday this Fall!
With Katie. Donations benefit the Jai Yoga Scholarship Fund. No need to register, just show up!

YOGA ED FOR TEACHERS – SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 1-5 PM $85
With Hoa

YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY DECEMBER 10 2-4 PM $22
Every 2nd Saturday this Fall! With Sue. No experience needed. Click here for more info and to register online. Members
pay only $11!

FAMILY YOGA – MONDAYS through DECEMBER 12 4:15-5 PM $10 per family per class
With Jen. No need to register, just show up!

RESTORATIVE YOGA – SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 2-4 PM $22
Every 3rd Saturday this Fall! With Jessie. Members pay only $11!

KIRTAN – FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 5:30-7 PM $10 suggested donation
Every 4th Friday this Fall! With Kevin. Donations benefit the Jai Yoga Scholarship Fund. No need to register, just show
up!

TOTALLY BLISS! NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION – SATURDAY DECEMBER 31 6-9 PM
$15 suggested donation at the door. With Hoa, Kevin and Michael. Welcome 2012 with Yoga, YogaDance, live music and Kirtan.

7 DAYS FOR $7 2012 – UNLIMITED YOGA SUNDAY-SATURDAY JANUARY 1-7 FOR ONLY $7

Ways to Register: 1) Click the links above 2) Call 207.725.7874 at least 24 hours
in advance and leave a message with your NAME, PHONE and which WORKSHOP you want
to attend 3) In person either before or after a class or during our office hours:
Tuesdays 1-3 PM and Thursdays 1-3:30 PM.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS – NO REGULAR CLASSES DECEMBER 24th-25th
We will not hold regular classes over Christmas weekend. Enjoy the holiday!

10% OFF GIFT CERTIFICATES UNTIL DECEMBER 24th!
Purchase at the studio or online with promo code GIFT.

NEW STUDENT SPECIAL
30 DAYS UNLIMITED YOGA FOR $30
Good for anyone who has never been to Jai before! Invite your friends to sign up
online and join you in the benefits of a regular yoga practice!

WINTER SCHEDULE BEGINS JANUARY 1
Our Winter schedule will be in mailboxes, at the studio and around town in the coming
weeks.

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PRACTICE

FLOAT INTO A NEW YEAR WITH NAVASANA OR BOAT POSE

Boats are both strong and adaptable. With each voyage, they quite literally go with
the flow, maneuvering through the waves and weather to arrive safely at another
shore.

What better way to remain buoyant through the holidays and cross into a new year
than by boat?

Practicing navasana will help you build core strength and focus, increasing both
physical and emotional stability.

To practice:

1 – Begin sitting on the floor with legs stretched out in front and hands palm-down
at your sides, aligned just behind the hips, fingers pointing toward the feet

2 – Inhale as you lift your heart and lengthen your spine. Begin to lean back slightly,
finding your sit bones. Avoid rounding your spine

3 – Exhale and bend the knees, then pick your feet up off the floor. Do your best
to keep your spine and front body long

4 – Raise your feet so that your shin bones are roughly parallel with the floor
and your toes are in line with your eyes

5 – On your next inhale, reach your arms straight out alongside your legs, making
them parallel to the floor. Reach through the fingertips

6 – Set sail with eyes forward and heart lifted. Breathe and enjoy!

Notes: Stay here for 3-5 breaths at first, gradually increasing the hold. To modify
this posture, practice only steps 1-3. To make the pose stronger, begin straightening
first one leg and then the other while maintaining a lifted heart and a long torso.

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Namaste,
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family