Experience all that summer in Maine has to offer with Jai Yoga this month! We have something for everyone happening here this July.
Connect with nature at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport with an oceanside yoga experience or check out the 4-week Wilderness Project series. Let your practice get funky with our Friday Night Yoga Jams! Or find your center with our meditation offerings.
More details about these and many more great workshops are below, so keep on reading! Remember to register at least 24 hours in advance!
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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. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=43
BABY & ME YOGA – TUESDAYS JULY 8-AUGUST 12 10-11 AM 6 classes $70
New moms or dads and babies 4 weeks through active crawling. Learn postures and breath to practice with your baby! Poses focus on creating and restoring strength and flexibility, 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 your space early! To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=41
BASICS YOGA SERIES FOR BEGINNERS – TUESDAYS JULY 8-AUGUST 26 8 classes $88
The basics class is a great way to learn/review essential alignment, philosophy and breathing techniques. The class runs in eight-weeks cycles and will help lay the foundations to start a home practice or participate in moderate classes. Register early as this class tends to fill up quickly! Please call us to register. 207.725.7874.
ALL-LEVELS OCEANSIDE YOGA – WEDNESDAYS JULY 9-AUGUST 6 9-10:15 AM AND THURSDAYS JULY 10-AUGUST 7 6-7:15 PM 5 classes $60 or $15 drop-in
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. To register for either series, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=65
PRENATAL YOGA – THURSDAYS JULY 10-AUGUST 14 4-5:15 PM 6 classes $70
Meet other expectant moms in this fun and relaxing class. Learn to use meditation and breath to create calm and confidence as you prepare for the labor of childbirth and to guide you into parenting. Develop the strength, flexibility and tone your body needs to support you and your baby through this amazing experience! Visit us online to learn more. A consult with your primary care provider is recommended before attending. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sVT=13
FRIDAY NIGHT YOGA JAM! – JULY 11, JULY 25 and AUGUST 15 5:30-7 PM 3 classes $35 or $15 drop-in
Come Jam with us this summer! We practice a flowing style of yoga called Vinyasa in these spirited classes which will use modern and unique music for inspiration. Drawing on diverse genres, each teacher will choose the music that inspires them. This is the music we sometimes use in our own home practices. This music might be too wild for our regular classes, but for our Jams, anything from the Beatles to Zap Mama is game! To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=66
YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY JULY 12 2-4PM $20
Experience 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. This class filled up quickly last time, so register early! To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=55
KUNDALINI YOGA TO REMOVE BODY BLOCKS & MASSAGE THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM – SATURDAY JULY 19 2-4 PM $20
The lymphatic system does not have a “pump” like the circulatory system so it must be stimulated manually through movement and breath. In this class we will work with the whole body and then focus on the lymphatic system. You will learn breath of fire, the structure and function of the lymphatic system as well as about foods to help stimulate the system. This class is open to all spirited yogis who wish to move deeper into their practice. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=67
SERENITY SUNDAY YIN & YANG YOGA AND MEDITATION PRACTICE – SUNDAY JULY 20 2-4:30 PM $25
This lovely Sunday afternoon practice will offer an introduction to the yin style of yoga practice. Yin yoga offers long holds to release tension in connective tissue and to free up prana, life force. We will then use what we’ve learned in a balanced yin and yang yoga practice. Guided meditation will bring our soothing, yet deep practice to a peaceful close. Open to all. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=43
THE WILDERNESS PROJECT – THURSDAYS JULY 24-AUGUST 14 7:30-9 PM 4 classes $20
Practice yoga and meditation while exploring your connection with the wild natural world, both inside and out. Through contemplative group practice including yoga posture, breath, meditation and weekly assignments to spend time in nature, you will awaken the inherent creative forces within yourself. Recommended reading: The Universe is a Green Dragon by Brian Swimme. This class benefits the Jai Yoga Scholarship Fund. Email Kara at email@example.com with questions. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=68
RESTORATIVE WORKSHOP – SATURDAY JULY 26 10 AM-12 PM $20
Totally relaxing! This gentle, slow-paced class is a perfect way to release tension, calm the nervous system, remove toxic leftovers from stress and flood the body with happiness and bliss. These workshops have been filling up! Be sure to register early. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=39
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 4TH OF JULY!
The studio will be closed on July 4, 2008 for Independence Day.
MEET OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF ONLINE
We now have teacher and staff bio pages on the website! Get to know our dedicated group and their inspirations on the yogic path. Say “hello” in class as well! View the teacher and staff pages here: http://www.jaiyogahome.com/about-jai-yoga/jai-teachers-and-staff/
Summer in Maine means enjoying every moment! Whether you’re walking barefoot on the grass or sand, climbing mountains, paddling canoes or dancing the night away, your feet will surely need a little extra attention. We often forget about foot care until aches and pains develop, and unfortunately, foot pain usually means back pain too. Treat your feet well (and your whole body well) with this routine.
Yogic Foot Massage
Repeat this sequence twice on each foot. Try standing up before switching feet to observe any differences. This massage increases blood circulation throughout the feet and legs, helps to prevent varicose veins and energizes tired feet.
1 – Sitting comfortably in an upright position, cross your left ankle over your right thigh. Be comfortable and sit in a way that you will be able to reach your toes. Use a blanket or blocks to help if needed.
2 – Using the thumb and index finger of your right hand, take hold of the left big toe and gently lift it straight up (out of the joint) and twist side to side for one breath. Then move to the next toe and repeat until you’ve done all the toes.
3 – Weave your right fingers between your left toes so that the palm of the hand and sole of the foot face each other. (It’s okay if you can’t get your fingers all the way in there.) With your toes, squeeze your fingers and then spread the fingers so that the toes spread open. Repeat five times with your breath, trying to work the fingers in deeper between the toes with each breath.
4 – With the palm of your hand, press the toes toward the sole of the foot and then away a couple of time. Using both hands, massage your foot, especially the heel and achilles. Do what feels good!
5 – Make loose fists with both hands and gently beat the soles, backs and sides of the feet for a few breaths. On the second round, use flat palms to slap the feet.
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
#314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011