Make sure to click on the links below to see more details on each activity!
Join us for Two New Classes!
Wednesdays at Noon: Come shake up the middle of the week with a fun, up-beat, 1-hour class with Jeri Wilson on Wednesdays at noon. First class on May 1.
Saturdays at 10:30 am: For those of you who love to sleep in on Saturday morning, you can still get your yoga! Come and join Kim Nashed for an evolve class at 10:30 -11:45 am. First class in on May 4.
Instructor: Nicole Magnan Caruso, M.ED., E-RYT
Saturdays May 25 - June 22
$60 for the 5 week series, $14 for drop-ins
Nurturing and inspiring! This combo class for mothers-to-be and new mommies is designed to lovingly support you during these beautiful--yet often times challenging--phases in life. Breathing, relaxation, gentle asana and inspirational readings/resources will support you in truly nurturing yourself during all stages of pregnancy and beyond.
Nicole Magnan Caruso, M.ED., E-RYT, is a loving mother of two budding yogis--ages 5 and 1 1/2 years old. She regards being a mother as the most important, joyful and challenging role in her life thus far. She owns and operates Peaceful Nest Yoga in Belfast, Maine. Learn more about her background and approach at www.peacefulnestyoga.com.
Instructor: Lynn Sparkes
Wednesdays, May 29 - June 19
5:30 -6:45 pm
$48 for the series, pre-registration is requested.
We are excited to be offering a new 4 yoga class series beginning Wednesday May 29 with Lynn Sparkes. This class is a soft, all level class that will revitalize, rejuvenate, and restore balance, creating freedom in the body and mind.
Friday, May 31, noon
Please bring a bag lunch!
You're invited to a lunchtime gathering to learn a few practical tips about Sanskrit sounds and how to pronounce some names of asanas useful to yoga teachers. This is offered in a relaxed environment by Laura Bridgman who has studied Sanskrit and Yoga for quite a few years.
Instructor Beth Jones
Thursdays 7-8 pm June 6 - August 1 (no class on July 4)
Eight Week Session - $96
Known as yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is a 5000 year old practice that takes in svasana--full, supine posture on the floor. Through guided meditation called consciousness rotation and guided imagery, students may leave waking consciousness but remain fully awake. It is an extremely relaxing state in which long held patterns of attachment and aversion may begin to shift and let go. It's a practice that taps the homunculus-- "the little man" in the brain, often helping to connect mind and body in subtle, profound ways. Great for people struggling with sleep, stress and calming the mind.
For more information or to register contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-1450.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Women Series
Instructor Beth Jones
Thursdays 5:30-6:15 pm
June 6 - August 1 (no class on July 4)
Eight Week Series: $125, includes Trauma Sensitive yoga DVD for home practice.
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY) uses traditional yoga in a specific way to help students living with the debilitating effects of trauma and PTSD become aware of the body and perhaps, begin to befriend the body. Students must be referred by their therapists or should contact Beth directly to see if this class is appropriate for them in their healing work. Though TSY is not yoga therapy and Beth is not a therapist, she is a yoga teacher who offers a body-based approach that is intended to complement a student's work with a therapist.
To sign up call 207-330-1450 or email email@example.com.
Neuroplasticity in Work and Life:
Integrating Mindfulness into Health Care
Instructors: Anne Uecker, Ph.D. Nancy Hathaway, Senior Dharma Teacher & Licensed Pastoral Counselor in the Buddhist Tradition Jeff Matranga, Ph.D., ABPP Sunday June 9, 2013, 8:45 - 3 pm Health Care Providers needing CEU's - $150 Others not needing CEU requirement - $30
Objective: to provide both beginning and experienced participants an opportunity to broaden their personal meditation practice and to gain insight of the science of mindfulness and meditation in their clinical practice with regard to how to use it, what it helps, and the brain basis for its effectiveness. This unique workshop will combine and integrate the neuroscience basis, the clinical applications, and tips for cultivating a personal practice both for oneself and helping others to do so. There are also ample meditation experiences interspersed throughout the day, a mindful lunch, and time for specific processing of the day's experience.
Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes and bring a simple bagged lunch to join us for a mindful eating experience.
6 hours of CEU credit have been approved through the University of Maine.
Instructor: Terry Littlefield
June 30, 9 - 11:30 am
$30 in advance, $35 at the door
Low-back pain? Tight hips? Tension-filled shoulder muscles? Stressed out? You need a meet and greet with your diaphragm. Join Terry Littlefield and change your "bad" breath (as in bad breathing mechanics) to good breath with Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls and corrective movement. Awaken the full potential of your respiratory diaphragm.
To learn more about this workshop, Terry, and what to expect, click here.
For reservations call 207-330-1450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Yoga Class
Classes for Children Ages 3-6 and 7-9
School Street Yoga, Waterville, Maine
taught by Danielle Gorman, RCYT, CYKT
$80 per series, $14 for drop in
Danielle Gorman will teach two new age specific Yoga Kids sessions starting at School Street in March. Give your child the gift of exploring yoga while they're young with other kids their own age.
• Ages 3-6 Wednesdays 3:15-4 pm Mar. 20-May 15 (no class Apr. 17) • Ages 7-9 Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 pm Mar. 20-May 15 (no class Apr. 17)
Yoga Kids is an internationally renowned approach to teaching that "educates the whole child through yoga." Classes use music, art, children's literature, mathematics, nature, physiology/anatomy, and group dynamics to introduce children to the practices of centering, yoga postures, and deep relaxation.
For questions and more information, please contact us or call 207-330-1450.
Community Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesdays! Join our Free Weekly Meditation Group
School Street YogaWednesday Nights 7-8 pm
Join our meditation circle on Wednesday nights. It is open to everyone and no prior experience is necessary. It's a wonderful opportunity to sit together as a community.We typically meditate for approximately 45 minutes with a sequence of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and then sitting meditation. At the end, there is a brief (10-minute) discussion about meditation, mindfulness, and cultivating a regular home practice. If you are new to meditation, arrive around 6:45 and someone will provide a brief orientation.
Donations will be accepted to help cover expenses and to go towards scholarships for students to attend future meditation workshops.
Inquiries and questions can be made at 207-330-1450 or by email.
8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course Next session will be on Wednesdays beginning September 11, 2013
School Street Yoga Nancy Hathaway, instructor
For those who would like to move into a deeper practice, School Street Yoga, in conjunction with Health Psych Maine, occasionally offers a meditation course based on the training model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D., called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This course is taught by Nancy Hathaway from the Center for Studying Mindfulness.