yoga Workshops and events
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- May 26: Free Runners Restorative with Erika Nestor
- June 7, July 12 : Couples Yoga for Labor and Birth with Susan Cline Lucey
- TBD: Basic ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training Course with Lisa Flynn
Couples Yoga for Labor and Birth, with Susan Cline Lucey
In this one-time Friday night workshop, you and your partner will learn yoga, breath work, massage, and relaxation techniques for pregnancy, labor and birth. We'll cover a variety of labor support techniques and pain coping practices for the different stages of labor as well as counter-pressure tips to help with back pain during labor. Conversation will also focus on the physiology of labor, how/when to coach through a contraction, and the specific practice of non-focused awareness as a tool for labor. This workshop is a great way for you to connect as a couple in preparation for sharing the birth experience together - it's invaluable for first time parents, as well as for those second/third time parents who are not planning on taking a birth class but would like a class to connect around the baby and have a refresher on labor support techniques. Students find this workshop very helpful in the last stages of pregnancy.
June 7, July 12, August 9, September 13 and October 11
6-8 pm, $55 per couple
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Recuperate from the Marathon and get a taste of Erika's Yoga for Runners Series (Mondays, 4:30-5:30, the series starts June 3rd).
Free Restorative Memorial Day,
Monday May 27 4:30-5:30
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Fabulous Fridays - with John McConnell
Make your Fridays Fabulous with this upbeat, adventurous yoga party practice.
Who loves yoga? We do! We will celebrate it each month on a Friday night with a boogie wild asana exploration. Feed your body, mind, spirit and heart with good music, vigorous yoga and crazy Kula action. Each class will feature a specific practice theme and musical genre. Send in your favorite song in that genre and John will mix it into the Yoga Playlist. Check Facebook for this month’s music and get your yoga groove on.
NOTE: there are no longer prerequisites : this class is so much fun, everyone should come!
Fabulous Fridays will resume in September.
Have a great summer!
Living Yoga Restorative Series with Martha Whitney
Join Martha for a rejuvenating practice of restorative yoga. This relaxing class allows you to draw into a deeper place inside yourself as you are guided into supported restful yoga poses. Come relax, restore and recharge. Please pre-register; this popular class will fill up.
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6-8 pm, $20
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Improve Your Swimming Feldenkrais Workshop with Uwe Mester
In freestyle and backstroke, the rotation around the long axis of the body is of fundamental importance. For good, efficient swimming technique, the shoulders, torso and hips should all roll together as one. Long axis swimming (freestyle and backstroke) is basically an applied body roll.
In this “land-based” Feldenkrais® workshop, Uwe will teach a series of Awareness through Movement® lessons that will re-engage you with fun rolling patterns.
This workshop is beneficial not just to swimmers, since rolling is fundamental to human movement, as the ability to roll comes before crawling (quadrupedal movement) and all forms of bipedal movement (such as walking, jogging, and running).
You do not need prior Feldenkrais® experience to enjoy this workshop. Please bring a mat or blanket with you and wear comfortable clothes.
Saturday, May 11
3:30-5:30 pm, $25
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ChildLight Yoga provides evidence-based yoga education to children in schools and communities, and to professionals whose work supports the well-being of children.
Basic ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training Course Includes:
- 17 contact hours, 10 non-contact hours (optional for certification)
- Comprehensive, fully-illustrated ChildLight Yoga Instructor Manual (dubbed the 'bible of kids' yoga' by former training participants)
- Many useful handouts
- I Grow With Yoga, the corresponding CD of Yoga Songs for Children
- Certification administration and materials
- Membership in the CLY Instructor community with benefits which include discounts on continuing education trainings, and much more.
Lisa Flynn, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT is Founder/Director of ChildLight Yoga and Yoga 4 Classrooms. Her mission is to introduce yoga and mindfulness to the youngest generation, providing children with a solid foundation upon which to cultivate life long health and wellness - body, mind and spirit.
CEUs, PDPs, and Yoga Alliance credit hours:
Participants who complete the ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training are eligible to receive 1.5 CEUs from the University of Southern Maine (USM). You will be emailed the form prior to the training weekend. If you'd like to apply for CEU's, please print, fill out and submit to your training facilitator at the training, along with a $20 processing fee payable directly to USM.
Registered yoga teachers are eligible for continuing education contact hours through Yoga Alliance.
Professional Development Points (PDPs) may also be available through your employer. As each credentialing organization has their own requirements, you should confirm with them that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Application for accreditation from these organizations is your responsibility. Additional fees may be required.
October 18-20, 2013
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Yoga 4 Classrooms™ is a research-based, low-cost, fun and effective tool for teachers to use with their students for a peaceful and productive classroom. Through the use of Yoga 4 Classrooms activities, teachers can provide their students with opportunities to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The activities promote self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-confidence - the foundations of exceptional learning and a lifetime of health and wellness.
This one-day workshop is open to all classroom teachers, administrators, school counselors, phys ed teachers, therapists and others seeking to bring simple yoga and mindfulness techniques into the classroom or similar setting for a more peaceful, productive class day. Learn more...
October 18, 2013 (9:00-3:00)