We’re sending our eNews for March out a little early because we have some fun workshops at the very beginning of the month that we don’t want you to miss.
With the daylight hours growing and the natural world awakening, think about growing and awakening your yoga practice too! We have a great variety of workshops and classes to support you.
In this newsletter:
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
MEDITATION, DHARMA, YOGA – EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 7:15-8:15 PM
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.
COUPLES WORKSHOP FOR BIRTH PREPARATION – SATURDAY MARCH 1 1-4 PM $60/couple
Develop skills to birth with confidence, peace and joy! This class is especially helpful for the support person. Learn to use voice tone, focal points, and touch to take joy in the birthing experience. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=45
YOGA FOR TODDLERS – SUNDAY MARCH 2 1-2 PM $15
Come play with your little one! This one hour class is designed to make movement fun and to experiment with some simple, silly postures for your 2-4 year old. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=58
FAMILY YOGA – SUNDAY MARCH 2 2:30-3:30 PM $15+
A practice the whole family can enjoy together. We’ll work together in partner postures, build bridges out of bodies and tell stories through movement. Learn to bring yoga into your home. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=53
BOOK DISCUSSION AND PRACTICE: HOW YOGA WORKS – THURSDAYS MARCH 6-27 7:30-9 PM 4 classes for $40 plus cost of book
In this 4-week series, we will enjoy lively discussion about the story by Geshe Michael Roach (which is based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras) and practice the yoga & meditation techniques covered in the book together. No experience necessary. The book is available at Gulf of Maine Books. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=42
YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY MARCH 8 2-4 PM $20
As you are guided to move your awareness throughout your body, you will experience deeper and 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
BASICS YOGA SERIES FOR NEW BEGINNERS – SESSIONS BEGIN TUESDAY MARCH 11 and THURSDAY MARCH 13
If you are brand new to yoga we highly recommend that you take the entire 8 weeks series, starting with the first class. You may also drop in to a single class provided there is space available. The basics class is a great way to review essential alignment, philosophy and breathing techniques. Tuesday classes are held 5:30-7 pm and Thursday classes are held 4-5:30 pm. To register for this series, please give us a call at 207.725.7874.
KUNDALINI YOGA FOR THE SPINE – SATURDAY MARCH 15 2-4 PM $20
Through different movements and breath work we will revitalize the spine as well as the muscles along the sides of the spine. We will discuss Spinal Biomechanics (structure and function) and how yoga can help with different types of back pain. We will also do a meditation to stimulate the chakra system. All levels are welcome. Mats, bolsters, and eye pillows will be provided. To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=57
RESTORATIVE WORKSHOP – SATURDAY MARCH 29 2-4 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 new 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!
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.
JAI YOGA NOW ACCEPTS CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS AND OFFERS ONLINE ENROLLMENT!
Reserve your spot in workshops and pay for classes, all online! Visit our website (http://www.jaiyogahome.com) to check the schedule for classes and workshops. Click on any of the links indicating online enrollment and you will be directed to our online system. Follow the steps and you’re done!
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 SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In November 2007, Jai Yoga began a scholarship fund for yogis in need. Donations from the Monday night Meditation, Dharma, Yoga group benefit this fund. If you would like to make a donation or apply for assistance, please call 207.725.7874.
Spring is on the way! During this time of awakening in the natural world, life can begin to speed up a bit. This breathing exercise will help to calm the nervous system and keep you relaxed and steady, in and out, during a time of change.
Humming Bee Breath (Bhramari Pranayama)
Find a comfortable seated or kneeling position in which you can relax and lengthen through the spine
Inhale deeply through both nostrils for a count of four (no forcing allowed, go at your own pace)
As you exhale for a count of six (no forcing), create a low, steady humming sound in the back of the throat
(You will feel slight vibrations as the air touches the back of the throat, similar to the “mmm” part of “Om”)
Think of happy, resting bees while making these breaths
Practice for about five minutes
Notes: As with any pranayama exercise, if light-headedness should occur, return to normal breathing. As you practice, you will be able to increase the lengths of your breaths and possibly create the sound on both the inhales and exhales.
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
#314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011