Happy Summer! New Classes in Rockland & Rockport

Happy Summer! How’s your yoga practice? Between summer solstice, the full moon, and International Yoga Day, what better way to begin this new cycle than by either recommitting to your practice or starting down the yoga road for the first time?  None that I can think of. So get on your mat; take the yoga journey.

Great weather in the first solid week of summer means most Mainers may not set foot in a studio – but yoga practice should be a constant companion rather than a fair-weather friend. As B.K.S. Iyengar writes, “The person who practices yoga regularly will not become a victim but a master of his or her circumstances and time. The yoga practitioner lives to love and serve the world. This is the essence of life. Peace within, peace without, and peace in the individual, in the family unit, in society, and in the world at large.” Do yoga for peace, yoga for your health, or yoga to find your Self – whatever your motivation, keep practicing. The benefits will be endless.

Point of story: seasons change; the practice remains. Plus, long summer days means there’s plenty of time to fit in a class and still enjoy the great outdoors.  This is just a friendly reminder from the teacher to not let the summer sunshine distract you from your practice… And also a courtesy notice that I’m adding more classes to my teaching schedule – so there are more opportunities than ever to find a convenient class to fit into your week.

Do you yearn for a simple, authentic yogasana class to get grounded and centered? I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching Hatha Yoga at the Samoset in Rockport from the first of July. Come practice Friday afternoons at 4 p.m. (starting July 1) and Sunday mornings, 10:15-11:30 a.m. (starting July 3). More details to follow, but start getting ready for July in Rockport!

Wait, there’s more: I’ve also added a Tuesday evening class at the Dancing Elephant in Rockland. No more fat Tuesdays: from 5:30-7 p.m., we’ll be doing Vinyasa Flow to get the body, breath, sweat, everything flowing. Come join me starting next week, June 28, and we’ll salute the summer sun, getting stretched and toned, and radiating light from within. Ahh….

Keep up the great work, I’ll see you on the mat!

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Free Yoga in Rockland this week!

Calling all yogis in midcoast Maine! Free yoga is on offer this week at the Dancing Elephant in Rockland; this is an event not to be missed!

In celebration of my new teaching schedule at the Dancing Elephant, we’re inviting anyone who has even a passing interest in yoga to come sample my new class offerings: Friday morning at 9 a.m., I’ll be teaching Prana Kriya Yoga. And this week, June 10, it’s absolutely, 100% free! If you’ve been wondering what all the buzz is about, this is your chance to sample this special practice. Not your usual sun salute and vinyasa fare, Prana Kriya combines specific movements, or kriyas, with the breath to energize and stimulate mind and body. So put the finishing touches on your week here aligning with the breath. Also, I must add that my parents love it, which means: No prior yoga experience is necessary, open to everyone.

Saturday morning you hit the snooze button and then eventually drag yourself out of bed thinking, ‘I don’t care what I do for the rest of the day – I just need a yoga class, any class, stat!’ Does that sound like you? This is your class. Starting from now, on Saturday mornings at 10:30, I’ll be teaching All Levels Yoga, a hatha-based asana class to get your weekend started right. Get it free on June 11. Nothing fancy here, just good, solid yoga basics suitable for every-body, from beginner to advanced, as the name suggests.

And that’s not all — Community Yoga begins on Sunday, June 12. This is essentially the same as All Levels Yoga, but with a special invitation to all of those aspiring or curious would-be yogis out in the community who have for one reason or another never made it to class. There’s a special incentive, too: $5 suggested donation is all we ask. Nobody will be turned away (unless we can’t fit you in the room!). The intention is to expand the yoga circle and to build community here on Sundays, so basically what I’m saying is, obviously everyone should come to this class, and also –  bring a friend!

Om shanti, I’ll see you on the mat!

 

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