January 2012

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Welcome 2012! Have you set your intention for a new year? If it’s to practice more
yoga, or to practice more consistently, you’ve come to the right place!

Right now, 7 Days for $7 is going strong. And it’s not too late to get started!
Visit www.JaiYogaHome.com to register and to inspire yourself for a new year!

This month we also have our regular offerings for relaxation and joy going on, plus
two new Basics series and special healing classes starting! Keep reading to learn
more!

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in this issue

SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRACTICE

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SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS

LAUGHTER YOGA – FRIDAY JANUARY 6 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!

8-WEEK BASICS SERIES BEGINS – SUNDAYS JANUARY 8-FEBRUARY 26 2:30-4 PM $90
With Gabrielle.

10-WEEK BASICS SERIES BEGINS – MONDAYS JANUARY 9-MARCH 12 11 AM-12:15 PM $110
With Kara.

CALM YOGA CLINIC: INSOMNIA & ANXIETY – MONDAYS JANUARY 9-FEBRUARY 13 7-8:30 PM 6 weeks $80
Must pre-register by January 6! With Sue.

YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY JANUARY 14 2:30-4:30 PM $22
Every 2nd Saturday this Winter! With Sue. No experience needed. Members pay only $11!

RESTORATIVE YOGA – SATURDAY JANUARY 21 2:30-4:30 PM $22
Every 3rd Saturday this Winter! With Jessie. Members pay only $11!

KIRTAN – FRIDAY JANUARY 27 7:30-9 PM $10 suggested donation
Every 4th Friday this Winter! With Kevin. No need to register, just show up!

AYURVEDA FOR WOMEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 28 2:30-5:30 PM $35
With Carol Morrison.
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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

STANDINGFORWARD BEND: UTTANASANA

A new year brings us back to the beginning. Fortunately, we get to choose how to begin.

Uttanasana is the perfect pose for practicing how to begin. With feet planted firmly
into the earth, we bow forward, resting in the peace of our inner selves, exploring
the possibility of our intentions. And then, we rise up again with strength and
a new perspective. What better way to enter 2012?

To practice:

1 – Begin standing on your mat in tadasana, or mountain pose, with feet hip-width
distance apart and a long, neutral spine

2 – Inhale as you place your hands on your hips, feeling the place where you will
hinge as you bend

3 – With a soft bend in your knees, exhale, bending from the hinge of the hips.
Allow your spine to spill out of your pelvis, growing long as your head moves toward
the mat

4 – As your breathe here, feel your front body lengthening as well as your spine,
and your sits bones spreading apart and lifting toward the ceiling

5 – Feel free to place hands on mat or clasp elbows and gently rock front and back
or side to side. As you feel warmer and more comfortable, perhaps you will straighten
your legs

6 – Stay in the pose for 5-10 breaths. When you are ready to rise, either recommit
to your foundation, making the legs strong and lifting with a straight spine or
gently bend the knees and roll up to standing, one vertebra at a time

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Namaste,

Jen and the Jai Yoga Family

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