At Jai Yoga we think Spring is an excellent time to focus our attention on peace and new beginnings. All winter the natural world has been patiently waiting for this opportunity of rebirth. We know you have too!
This month we have a new schedule and many offerings to help you to explore your own sense of peace and new beginnings during this exciting time of change and growth.
Get all the juicy details and online registration links below!
in this issue
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
MEDITATION, DHARMA, YOGA – EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 7:15-8:30 PM $Donation of choice
Together, we will look closely at how meditation, the dharma and our yoga practice can be at the very center of our everyday life. While we will learn from each other, the group is not meant to be instructional. Donations will benefit the Jai Yoga Scholarship Fund. No need to register! Feel free to drop-in!
LAUGHTER YOGA CLUB! – FRIDAY APRIL 3 5:45-6:30 PM $1 suggested donation
The first Friday of every month! 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!
YOGA BASICS SERIES – SATURDAYS APRIL 4-MAY 30 (no class 5/23) 12-1:30 PM -AND- FRIDAYS APRIL 17-JUNE 5 4-5:30 PM 8 classes $88
Perfect for beginners or those wanting a nice refresher of the fundamentals! In this 8-week series, we will cover 18 basic yoga postures and 4 breathing techniques, providing a strong foundation from which to build a home practice and to fully participate in our gentle and moderate classes.
PRENATAL YOGA – THURSDAYS APRIL 9-MAY 28 4-5:15 PM $90 8 classes
This class is for women at any stage of pregnancy. Gentle postures, breath work, vocal toning and meditation help to cultivate strength, flexibility and tone. Meditation and breathwork create calm and confidence in preparation for labor, childbirth and parenting. Meet other expectant moms in this fun and relaxing class. No prior yoga experience is necessary. We do recommend that you check with your care provider before attending a yoga class.
FAMILY YOGA – SATURDAY APRIL 11 $20 2-2:45 PM FOR KIDS 2-3 YEARS OLD and 3:15-4:15 PM FOR KIDS 6 YEARS OLD+
The second Saturday of every month! This will be a fun yoga practice for the whole family! Explore yogic games and postures together! All ages are welcome in each class, but please note that the classes are geared towards separate age groups.
YIN YOGA WORKSHOP – SATURDAY APRIL 11 2-4 PM $25
Shake off winter stiffness and prepare your joints for the fluidity of Spring and Summer. This class will be an exploration of longer holds in postures that affect the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and spine. Yin Yoga is a wonderful complement to your regular yoga practice. No experience necessary.
LAUGHTER YOGA WORKSHOP – SUNDAY APRIL 12 2-4 PM $25
See how laughter can enhance your life by improving your physical and mental health, adding more joy to the everyday, and by offering a deeper sense of connection to yourself and those around you. In addition to practicing laughter, we will also look at topics such as self-care, inspired goal setting and increasing confidence. This is an invigorating, rejuvenating and fun workshop! No experience necessary.
YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY APRIL 18 2-4 PM $20
The third Saturday of every month! 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.
BABY & ME YOGA – TUESDAYS APRIL 21-JUNE 9 10-11 AM $90 8 classes
Yoga practice with baby! New Moms or Dads and babies 4 weeks through active crawling. Learn postures and breath that you can practice with your baby. Poses focus on creating and restoring strength and flexibility for mom/dad, parent-child bonds, baby massage and baby yoga postures to aid digestion and development. Time to connect with other parents in our community. This class tends to fill quickly, please reserve early! Limited to 8 participants.
RESTORATIVE YOGA – SATURDAY APRIL 25 2-4 PM $20
The last Saturday of every month! Restorative yoga uses blankets, blocks, cushions, ties and the wall to support the body in a complete letting go. Releases tension, calms the nervous system, removes the toxic leftovers from stress and floods the body with happiness and bliss. A gentle and slow-paced class. Totally relaxing, no experience necessary.
To register, try our online registration system available up to one hour before the start of an event! Visit www.jaiyogahome.com for a complete listing and more links to more workshops! 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.
SPRING SCHEDULE STARTS TODAY!
Our Spring 2009 schedule begins today and runs through the end of June. If you haven’t received a postcard in the mail you can pick one up at the studio.
JAI YOGA WELCOMES HARRIET SMITH!
Please join us in welcoming Harriet Smith to Jai Yoga! Harriet will be filling in as studio manager while Jen is away on maternity leave. For the past few months Harriet has been working behind the scenes with Jen so she can keep Jai Yoga running smoothly this Spring. Welcome Harriet!
SPRING 2009 OFFICE HOURS
Jai Yoga will hold regular office hours on MONDAYS 1:30-5 PM; THURSDAYS 12:30-3:30 PM and FRIDAYS 1:30-4 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.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
At Jai Yoga, we value our relationship with the community and each individual within the community. We would love to hear from you! Please let us know how we’re doing. What do you like? What would you like to see more of? Feel free to share your ideas with us! Please email your comment to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON’T LET ANYTHING STOP YOU FROM COMING TO YOGA CLASS!!
Jai Yoga offers partial and full scholarships, work-study programs and accepts time dollars (MerryMeeting Community Shares Program) as payment for classes! If you, or someone you know, are experiencing financial hardship all the more reason to get to a yoga class. Our community is here to support everyone’s well-being! Please call 207.725.7874 today to discuss opportunities to enjoy the practice of yoga. Yoga is good for all of us!!!
THE JAI YOGA SCHOLARSHIP FUND NEEDS CONTRIBUTIONS!
We’ve been helping so many people practice yoga that our scholarship fund is running low. Donations are very much appreciated and are welcome at any time in any amount. Please give us a call at 207.725.7874 or email us at email@example.com if you are interested in making a contribution!
FOR A FRESH START, WE MAKE SPACE BY CLEARING OUT THE OLD
The weather is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blossoming. Are you feeling ready to throw open the windows and let all of that freshness come inside?
The urge to spruce up the house and the yard this time of year is only natural and may already be part of your spring-time tradition. After a long, dormant winter clutter has accumulated throughout our lives and as we transition into a season of new growth and new beginnings, we let go of the old and welcome the new. This process not only applies to our environments, but to our bodies as well.
Throughout the year, clutter has been accumulating in our bodies, making us feel heavier and causing us to use more energy for the digestive process. To make a fresh start and to prepare your body for the bounty of spring and summer foods, try a 3-7 day cleanse early this Spring.
There are many ways to cleanse and many factors to consider before choosing the right cleanse for you.
Cleansing is not just a process for the body, but also for the mind. As we cleanse our bodies and create space there, we also create space for contemplation.
A few things to consider when choosing the right cleanse for you:
* How much time can I devote? Can I take time away from my regular routine?
* What resources are available to support me in this process?
A few types of cleanses to consider:
* A mono diet of kitchari (lentils or mung beans and rice)
* A supplemental cleanse from the health food store
* A juice or liquid fast
Do a little research before deciding on the method for you. If possible, it is very beneficial to make space to relax and rest during your cleanse.
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
Suite 314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011