Summer may be winding down, but it’s not over yet! If you haven’t had the chance to experience an oceanside yoga class, explore kundalini yoga or boogie with us at one of our Yoga Jams, it’s not too late! Opportunities await. Keep reading to learn more.
We hope to see you at the studio…or oceanside!
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND EVENTS
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND EVENTS
Please reserve your space in these events at least 24 hours in advance.
MEDITATION, DHARMA, YOGA – EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 7:15-8:15 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.
ALL-LEVELS OCEANSIDE YOGA – WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6 9-10:15 AM AND THURSDAY AUGUST 7 6-7:15 PM $15/class
At Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport! We have teamed up with the Farm’s Education program to offer the most inspired location for practicing yoga! Our outdoor, coastal yoga sanctuary is a high grassy lawn overlooking Casco Bay. These all-levels classes will draw on our natural surroundings and inspirations. Bring your yoga mat or a blanket and your $15 class fee.
FRIDAY NIGHT YOGA JAM! – AUGUST 15 5:30-7 PM $15
Come Jam with us! This will be our last Friday Night Yoga Jam for the summer! We will practice a flowing style of yoga called Vinyasa in this spirited class which will use modern and unique music for inspiration. Drawing on diverse genres, the teacher will choose the music that inspires them. This music might be too wild for regular classes, but for this Jam, anything from the Beatles to Zap Mama is game! To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8=11&sVT=66
KUNDALINI YOGA TO STRENGTHEN THE STOMACH – SATURDAY AUGUST 16 2-4 PM $20
This Kundalini class will focus on the navel point or 3rd Chakra. You will work on balancing the energies of Prana (life force) and apana (elimination), power up the digestive system and strengthen and tone the abdominal area. Breath of Fire will be taught and we will open up the heart center through meditation with mantra. This class is open to all spirited yogis who wish to move deeper into their yoga practice. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=67
To register, try our online registration system. Follow the links above or visit http://www.jaiyogahome.com/classes/special-classes-events/ for a complete listing and more links to more workshops! Please register at least 24 hours in advance. For help or to learn more, 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.
CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY!
The studio will be closed September 1-3, 2008 for Labor Day.
YOGA FOR PEACE
Will not happen in Brunswick this year. YFP has joined forces with Global Yoga Mala and the 2008 event is scheduled for Sept 20 or 21. Due to the date change, Jai Yoga will be unable to organize the event for this year. To learn more about the Global Yoga Mala for Peace and to see the list of participating cities, visit http://www.yoga-for-peace.org/
Shitali Pranayama (Cooling Breath)
August brings some of the hottest days of the season. Though the warmth can be relaxing, sometimes too much heat can lead to swelling and discomfort, making us aggravated, irritable or hot-tempered. Anytime you find yourself getting over-heated, whether on a hot day or after vigorous activity, try cooling down with this pranayama exercise. (A dip in the ocean helps too!)
1 – Find a comfortable seated position where you can sit with a long spine
2 – Take a few deep breaths through the nose to relax and center yourself, shifting awareness to the breath
3 – Roll your tongue, curling the sides in towards the center to form a tube. If you cannot roll your tongue, purse the lips to make a small “o” shape with the mouth instead. Stick the end of the tongue out between your pursed lips.
4 – Inhale through the mouth, letting the breath move through/over the tongue
5 – Exhale through the nose
6 – Repeat 5-10 times
Notes: Be gentle with yourself; do not force the breath. As with any pranayama exercise, if you begin to feel light-headed return to normal breathing.
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
#314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011