September 2011

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New, new, NEW!

Our new schedule starts today and we have some great things lined up for the month and the season! 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 SEPTEMBER 2 5:30-6:30 PM
$5 suggested donation. Every first Friday this Fall! With Katie. Donations benefit the Jai Yoga Scholarship Fund. No need to register, just show up!

BASICS YOGA SERIES BEGINS – SUNDAYS SEPTEMBER 4-OCTOBER 23 2:30-4 PM   -AND-   MONDAYS SEPTEMBER 12-OCTOBER 31 11 AM-12:15 PM   -OR-   7:15-8:45 PM 8 WEEKS $90 or $16/drop-in, space permitting
Sundays with Gabrielle, Monday mornings with Kara and Monday evenings with Angie. Unlimited drop-ins for members, space permitting!

YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 2-4 PM $22
Every 2nd Saturday this Fall! With Sue. Members pay only $11!

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

FAMILY YOGA – MONDAYS SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 24 4:15-5 PM $10 per family per class
With Jen. No need to register, just drop-in!

KIRTAN – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 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!

Ways to Register: 1) Click the links on our homepage 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 & Fridays 1-3 PM and Thursdays 2-4 PM.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FALL 2011SCHEDULE STARTS TODAY! – SEPTEMBER 1-DECEMBER 31, 2011
Look for our Fall schedule around the studio and/or online now!

NO REGULAR CLASSES SEPTEMBER 5th
There will be no regular classes held on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

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PRACTICE

GAYATRI MANTRA – 10,000 YEARS OF JOY

Singing can make a person feel incredibly vulnerable, but also very powerful. You’re putting yourself out there, making yourself known, abandoning privacy.

Still, when we are bold enough to embrace the joy of singing, we connect the anahata (heart) and vishuddha (throat) chakras. The benefits of opening and connecting these energy centers are many for mind, body and spirit.

When we sing, the muscles of our throats relax and we can rest our minds by focusing on the words of our song. And, when we practice opening the throat with mantra or song, we sometimes find that expressing ourselves in other areas of our lives becomes easier as well.

The Gayatri Mantra is one of the oldest mantras in the world, thought to have originated more than 10,000 years ago. Written in Sanskrit (the ancient language of Yoga), the 24-syllable mantra is highly revered.

Though the interpretations are many, this one has a particular resonance: We meditate on the effulgent glory of the divine Light; may it inspire our understanding.

Here are the words:

om bhoor bhuvaha svaha
tatsavitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhima
dhiyo yo na pracodayat

Search Gayatri Mantra on YouTube video for guidance on pronunciation.

Practicing mantra is a form of Bhakti Yoga. Join us on the 4th Friday of each month to sing and practice Bhakti Yoga as a group!

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Namaste,

Jen and the Jai Yoga Family