This is the month to honor our mothers, the pillars of tenderness, nurturing and unconditional love. We have a special event this Mother’s Day to show our beloved mothers just how much we care!
And, of course, we’re offering many other events to treat yourself with the tenderness and love of a mother. Read below to learn more.
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND EVENTS
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND EVENTS
MEDITATION, DHARMA, YOGA – EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 7:15-8:15PM
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
YOGA NIDRA – SATURDAY MAY 10 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
MOTHER’S DAY YOGA – SUNDAY MAY 11 10-11:30AM $20
Moms and their kids ages 10 and up are invited to come to a special yoga class honoring our wonderful mothers! To register, click this link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=3175&stype=-8&sTG=11&sVT=60
BASICS SERIES – TUESDAYS 5:30-7PM MAY 13-JULY 1 OR THURSDAYS 4-5:30PM MAY 15-JULY 3 $88 for 8 weeks
Learn the fundamentals of safe yoga practice: postures, alignment, breathing techniques and relaxation. Learn to modify postures to suit your individual needs. The pace of the class is slow and steady. We provide you with handouts to illustrate the poses so that you can practice at home and simple, fun homework assignments to help you integrate what you are learning into your daily life. You will have fun in our basics class and leave feeling relaxed and energized.Our basics classes have been filling up, so please call us to register in advance.
RESTORATIVE WORKSHOP – SATURDAY MAY 24 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.
YOGA AND HEALING FUNDRAISER THANK YOU
Thank you Jai Yoga for your amazing Generosity! You helped to raise $835 for the Seth Kroeck Family. What a wonderful community we live in! Thank you!
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/
The month of May is the perfect time to “stop and smell the flowers”…beautiful blossoms are popping up everywhere. This adage is applicable in every season, every day and moment, whether blossoms are abundant or not, because it reminds us to pause, find joy and rejuvenate along our way.
One area of daily life where we can make space for such ritual and mindfulness is with our meals. We can turn our attention not only to what we are eating, but how we are eating. Taking the time to pause for a meal, eat slowly and chew our food thoroughly is a great gift to ourselves.
When we eat this way, we are able to truly taste and enjoy our food. We also give our bodies the chance to begin the digestive and nourishment processes without the stops, starts and misfired signals an interrupted, multi-tasking meal can cause (i.e. heartburn and indigestion).
When we eat just the right amount mindfully, our bodies can properly break down food and use proteins, enzymes, etc where they are needed most. This process is how our bodies create its tissues, muscles, bones, organs and skin. We truly do become what we eat.
At your next meal, consider slowing down. Offer a moment of gratitude before beginning to eat and chew thoughtfully, enjoying the tastes and sensations. Allow your body to tell you how much is enough instead of your plate.
Jen and the Jai Yoga Family
#314 Fort Andross
14 Maine Street
Brunswick ME 04011