Another month has flown by and we are now approaching a new season in nature, at the studio and in routine. Yes, Summer is almost here!
As we gear up for a new season and a new schedule with lots of great offerings, we’ll offer a little less in the way of special workshops this month. You can still laugh, relax and enjoy with us, whether at our special classes or during our weekly open classes!
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the studio soon. Jai!
in this issue
SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS
SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS NEXT MONTH
JULY 1-AUGUST 31, 2011
Look for our Summer schedule around the studio and in the mail in the coming weeks!
SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS
Members pay 1/2 price for all listings below!
LAUGHTER YOGA – FRIDAY JUNE 3 5:30-6:30 PM $5 suggested donation
Every first Friday this Spring! With Katie. Donations benefit the Jai Yoga Scholarship Fund. No need to register, just show up!
YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY JUNE 11 2-4 PM $22
Every 1st or 2nd Saturday this Spring! With Sue.
YOGA ED FOR TEACHERS – SATURDAY JUNE 25 1-5 PM $8. With Hoa.
Ways to Register: 1) Follow the links on our website 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 Spring.
CONNECT, CALM AND EXPLORE: YOGA WITH KIDS
With Summer vacation beginning later this month excitement and free time are sure to abound for the younger members of the family.
Practicing yoga with the children in your life is a great way to connect to each other joyfully and to explore the natural rhythms of each day, season and lifetime.
Kids are always making connections between their experiences and the world around them. A yoga practice is one way to encourage such creativity as well as to increase focus and even out energy.
Any of the poses related to animals or things in the natural world are a perfect starting place. Asking questions and using images opens the possibility for connections to the natural world and the body. Below is an example of how to explore a yoga pose in a kid-friendly way.
Both come into tree pose, pouring the weight into one leg and rooting down through the foot. The other foot can rest with heel against the ankle and toes on the floor, or just above the knee.
Together, imagine the roots reaching down into the earth and spreading out. What does that feel like? Look like?
Sweep the arms up from the sides of the body overhead, reaching through the fingertips. The tree is growing. What would it be like to stretch toward the sky for 100 years?
Let the arms open wide, like a tree in full bloom. Can you feel the wind of your breath rustling your leaves?
Finally, let the arms fall like leaves to the ground. Ask your yoga partner to lead you through the second side.
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
Suite 314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011