Welcome to 2008! This January, we have a new schedule and a lot of special classes and events to help you grow your practice and stay inspired during this transition into a New Year!
Our annual 7 Days for $7 event is going on now! It’s not too late to register! This is a great opportunity to try something new or to dive deep into something you love. Happy New Year!
In this newsletter:
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
7 DAYS FOR $7 – JANUARY 1-7 2008
Pay only $7 and attend as many or as few classes as you like the first week of 2008 at Jai Yoga. Take this opportunity to try a new class or meet a new teacher. Attend a bunch of classes to INVIGORATE yourself! See how we can all BENEFIT from a little more yoga in our lives! Download a registation form by visiting http://www.JaiYogaHome.com
LAUGHTER YOGA! – FRIDAY JANUARY 4 7-8pm $5 donation goes to a local charity
You’ve heard that laughter is the best medicine, come laugh with us and find out why. You don’t have to have a sense of humor or think that anything we do is funny to laugh! You’ll love it! Come laugh!
INTRODUCTION to SVAROOPA® STYLE YOGA – SUNDAYS JANUARY 6-27 9-10:30am 4 classes $50 -or- THURSDAYS JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 28 7:30-9pm 8 classes $90
Svaroopa is a blissful style of Hatha yoga that releases the spinal muscles providing a profound sense of peace and well-being. With a focus on alignment, props and holding, this gentle yoga refreshes, renews and refocuses both the body and the mind.
BASICS YOGA SERIES FOR NEW BEGINNERS – TUESDAYS 5:30-7pm JANUARY 8-FEBRUARY 26 -or- THURSDAYS 4-5:30pm JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 28 8 classes $88
The basics class is a great way to learn or review essential alignment, philosophy and breathing techniques. Classes are ongoing, running in 8 weeks cycles. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
YAMAS & NIYAMAS – SATURDAY JANUARY 12 1-5pm $40
The yamas and niyamas are the tools to living with intention, awareness and inner peace. As practical today as they were when they were first created over 5,000 years ago, the yamas and niyamas challenge and delight you with their simple and profound practice.
CREATING EASE AND COMFORT IN MEDITATION – MONDAY JANUARY 21 7:30-9pm $15
Finding a comfortable seat is key to quieting “mind chatter” so you can benefit from the peace and calm that meditation holds. Using Svaroopa® style yoga, our focus will be on poses for comfort in meditation.
RESTORATIVE WORKSHOP – SATURDAY JANUARY 26 2-4 PM $20
These workshops have been filling up! Be sure to register early. This is a perfect way to release tension, calm the nervous system, remove toxic leftovers from stress and flood the body with happiness and bliss.
To register, 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. We’ll contact you to confirm. Easy
To see a complete listing of upcoming workshops click here: http://www.jaiyogahome.com/classes/special-classes-events/
NEW CLASS PACKAGE POLICY
As of January 1st, all new class packages (4, 8 or 20 class cards) will be valid for 100 days!! (Up from 90 days) Your 100 days begins on the first day of use. We will no longer be able to grant extensions for cards older than 100 days, emergencies, illness and travel being exceptions as long as we receive your request for an extension before the 100 day expiration. For more information, give us a call at 207.725.7874.
JAI YOGA WELCOMES SUE KELLY
Sue Kelly is a professional yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist who offers a therapeutic approach in her yoga classes. She has been studying yoga for close to 20 years and teaching yoga in the greater Brunswick area for the last ten. Meet Sue on Fridays at 10:30 AM for Yin Yoga or at 12 PM for a Moderate class.
JAI YOGA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In November 2007, Jai Yoga began a scholarship fund for yogis in need. If you would like to make a donation or apply for assistance, please call 207.725.7874.
With a New Year means a new perspective. What better way than to turn things upside down? This pose will help you put your feet up, literally, after a busy season, relieving mild aches and pains, and to start 2008 off with a calm mind and a fresh outlook.
Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
Unroll your mat with a short end against the wall
Sit with your left shoulder a few inches away from the wall
Slowly lower down onto your right side so that your buttox is close to the wall
Gently roll onto your back, hugging the knees in. Your bottom is close to the wall and your feet can rest flat on the wall.
Slowly walk the feet up the wall until the legs are straight
Breathe here for 5-15 minutes. Relax
To come out, hug the knees into the chest and gently roll to the side. Take a few breaths here before sitting up.
Tips: Use a bolster or folded blankets for extra lower back support. Depending on your height and flexibility, your sit-bones may or may not touch the wall. Experiment with supports and distance from the wall to be comfortable. You can also try this with your legs in lotus position, a wide straddle or cobbler’s pose.
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
#314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011