Season’s greetings! Amongst the bustle of the season, remember to give to yourself as well as to others. Treat yourself to some Laughter Yoga, Yoga Nidra or Restorative Yoga – all at their usual times this month!
A few reminders: we’ll be closed over Christmas weekend and have a new schedule starting the first of the year (with 7 Days for $7!); look for it in the mail, at the studio and around town soon!
We wish you peace, love and light this holiday season!
in this issue
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
NO YOGA BOOTCAMP THIS MONTH…
INSTEAD, RISE-N-SHINE CLASSES WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED
NO REGULAR CLASSES FRIDAY-SUNDAY DECEMBER 24-26
FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
NEW SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
WINTER 2011: JANUARY 1-MARCH 31
7 DAYS FOR $7 2011
UNLIMITED YOGA JANUARY 1-7 FOR ONLY $7!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
LAUGHTER YOGA – FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 5:30-6:30 PM $donation
Every first Friday this Fall! With Katie. No need to register, just show up! Click here for more information.
*Please note, Laughter Yoga replaces Happy Hour Yoga on the first Friday of each month
YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY DECEMBER 12 2-4 PM $22, $11 for members
Every second Saturday this Fall! With Sue. No experience needed.
RESTORATIVE YOGA – SATURDAY DECEMBER 18 2-4 PM $22, $11 for members
Every third Saturday this Fall! With Jessie. Totally relaxing, no experience necessary.
NEW YEAR’S EVE YOGA GIFT – FRIDAY DECEMBER 31 5:30-7:30 PM $5 suggested donation
Give while you receive with this special 2 hour yoga flow set to music that touches your heart and a rhythm that gets your energy flowing. Experience the gift of an open heart in metta practice as well as joy and strength in building community. The ultimate goal is in connecting to the essence of who you really are. This class is open to everyone! Come with friends and family or just by yourself. All proceeds benefit Midcoast Hunger Prevention. With Hoa
Ways to Register: 1) Visit www.JaiYogaHome.com and follow the registration links 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 and Thursdays 1-3 PM for Fall.
LET YOUR INNER LIGHT SHINE IN UTTHITA TADASANA
FIVE POINTED STAR
The holiday season is the perfect time to cultivate and project your inner light while staying grounded through a strong base.
Practice utthita tadasana to lengthen the entire body out from its center, improving both circulation and respiration for an increase in overall energy. Make more space for all the good will the season brings! Open your heart to share good tidings with others!
1 – From tadasana (mountain pose), take your arms out to the side so that they are parallel to the floor, then step your feet wide apart. Check to see that the feet are parallel with toes facing forward and are roughly aligned under your wrists
2 – Press into your feet, energetically pull the knee caps up and roll the inner thighs toward each other then back behind you. Allow your tailbone to drop
3 – Reach out through your fingertips while at the same time allowing your shoulder blades to relax down onto the back of your rib cage and your heart to open
4 – Pull your low ribs in gently as you lengthen your spine, reaching the crown of your head toward the ceiling. Check that your chin is parallel to the floor and your gaze is straight ahead
5 – Feel yourself expand as you breathe in this pose. With each exhale, root your feet and drop your tailbone, with each inhale, reach out through the fingertips and crown of head. Open your heart
6 – Take 5-10 deep breaths here before returning to tadasana
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
Suite 314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011