February 2012

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We love you! And we are so glad you are part of the Jai Yoga community. We want to laugh, sing and practice all sorts of yoga with you during this month of love!

Keep reading to learn more about our NEW special offerings as well as your familiar favorites.

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in this issue

SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRACTICE

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Like” Jai Yoga on Facebook for the latest news and updates! Already connected to us on Facebook? Don’t forget to share Jai Yoga with friends!

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SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS

LAUGHTER YOGA – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3  5:30-6:30 PM $5 suggested donation
Every 1st Friday this Winter! With Katie. Donations benefit a local charity. No need to register, just show up!

YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 2:30-4:30 PM $22
Every 2nd Saturday this Winter! With Sue. No experience needed. Members pay only $11!

COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 7-9 PM $45/couple
With Hoa and Kevin.

RESTORATIVE YOGA – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 2:30-4:30 PM $22
Every 3rd Saturday this Winter! With Jessie. Members pay only $11!

KIRTAN – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 7:30-9 PM $10 suggested donation
Every 4th Friday this Winter! With Kevin. No need to register, just show up!

YOGA FOR MEN WHO DON’T DO YOGA – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 2:30-5 PM $30
With David and Kevin. Members pay only $15!

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

YOGA FOR FAMILY LIFE: ONGOING DROP-IN CLASSES!
We are now offering our Prenatal, Baby&Me and Family Yoga classes as weekly drop-in classes! No special dates or series packages to purchase! Just drop-in using your regular class package, membership or drop-in fee!

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PRACTICE

OPEN EARS, OPEN HEART: LISTENING WITH EMPATHY

“Listen with ears of tolerance!
See through the eyes of compassion!
Speak with the language of love!”
~Rumi

All around us, people are talking. On phones, email, computers, television, social media, newspapers. We are faced with so much information each day, it’s natural to tune at least some of it out.

Not allowing ourselves to become overwhelmed with information is a good thing. But sometimes, we get so in the habit of tuning out that we miss an opportunity to open our hearts to those people who mean the most to us.

Listening with empathy means actively focusing our attention on the speaker. It also means allowing space for a full communication without redirecting the conversation.

Patience and intention are required for this practice. The rewards are a deeper connection and the joy of helping another.

Allow yourself to notice an opportunity to practice listening with an open heart. Invite your friend/lover/child/parent/colleague to share with you. Make eye contact.

As they speak, if you feel the urge to interject a comment or steer the conversation, take a breath. Use a nod if you need to indicate you are listening.

When the speaker comes to a pause, simply say, “Tell me more.” Maybe you will invite them to tell you more two or three times. Allow the speaker to decide when they have said all they have to say. Thank them for sharing.

Then, ask if they’d like you to respond with your thoughts and opinions. They may not want you to. But they might. If they do, begin by saying what you heard, then share your thoughts.

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Namaste,

Jen and the Jai Yoga Family

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