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Aug
16
Thu
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Aug
17
Fri
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

We begin with gentle movements to warm the body. This part of the practice includes gliding and circular motions to release tension from areas of congestion and restriction in the body. You are introduced to slower movements of the body in preparation for more movement in the form of Vinyasa. We transition into standing postures to begin to cultivate stability and strength. Props are utilized in the practice as support. The combination of these gentle movements and postures leads to the cultivation of a strong, flexible body.
No yoga experience is necessary

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Aug
18
Sat
Rise & Shine Yoga at Mt. Chase Lodge @ Mt. Chase Lodge
Aug 18 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Rise & Shine Yoga at Mt. Chase Lodge @ Mt. Chase Lodge | Patten | Maine | United States

Rise and shine with a donation-based yoga practice at the edge of Upper Shin Pond led by Michelle Martin, RYT200. Then, follow it up with a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods on our patio. Ah, summer!

Appropriate for all levels, the class will be held outside if weather permits and relocate indoors if need be. Wear clothing you can move in, bring a mat if you have one or message us if you need one to use, grab some friends, and start your summer Saturdays off with a stretch. No advanced registration required: simply arrive a few minutes early and pay what you can if you can.

We’ll see you on your mat!

FMI: mtchaselodge.com/rise-and-shine-yoga/

Yoga in the Park @ Clifford Park
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am
Yoga in the Park @ Clifford Park | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Join me at 8 a.m. Saturdays this summer for a donation-based, all-levels yoga flow in Clifford Park! Suggested donation $8 to benefit the mission of Friends of Clifford Park. Bring your mat (or a towel) and water. Bug spray recommended. See you this summer in the park!

Photo courtesy of Brittany at Two Adventurous Souls – Photo & Video

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/158529638147692/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Aug
19
Sun
Hiking Yoga @ Meet at base of Mt. Agamenticus at the entrance to the Ring Trail.
Aug 19 @ 7:00 am
Hiking Yoga @ Meet at base of Mt. Agamenticus at the entrance to the Ring Trail. | York | Maine | United States

Warm up your body in the woods, do yoga on the summit!

Hiking Yoga starts at the base of Mount Agamenticus at the entrance to the Ring Trail at 7am. After a 15-minute hike up the 0.3 mile Blueberry Bluff Trail, yoga will start at 7:30 am at the 692-foot summit.

The hike offers the challenge of climbing on exposed bedrock and the delight of expansive views to the south of Pawtuckaway Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region’s 10,000 acres is one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England. It’s known for its vernal pools, rich biodiversity, unique trail system and many of Maine’s rare plants and animals. Take advantage of this gem created by state, local, and non-profit landowners’ efforts to preserve the water, wildlife and land on Mount Agamenticus.


Fit Maine checked it out! Read the story: Hiking yoga on Mount Agamenticus with Yoga on York


Pricing is $20.
$10 for Veterans, College/High School Students, and Yoga Instructors.
Studio Class Cards or Unlimited Monthly Memberships are applicable.
You should be able to get up and down from the ground with ease to attend this class.
A large tarp is put down so you get minimally sandy/dirty.
Dress in layers, strip down as your body warms up. Wear sunglasses.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in and settle in.
We will have extra yoga mats if you need one.
In case of inclement weather, call 207-363-YOGA prior to coming to the beach. Class will be canceled if it is raining.

Hiking yoga schedule for 2018: Sundays!
May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 2.

FMI or to sign up: yogaonyork.com/summer-beach-hiking-yoga/

Yoga at the Fort @ Portland Paddle
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:15 am

This trip combines two of our favorite activities: sea kayaking and yoga! Paddle out to Fort Gorges for a 45-minute yoga session taught by Ashley Flowers, Sarah Graham, or Cayce Lannon.
Fort Gorges in Portland, Maine
Yoga at Fort Gorges in Casco Bay
Sitting atop Fort Gorges in Portland, Maine
Yoga in Fort Gorges in Portland, Maine
Yoga in Fort Gorges in Portland, Maine
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Fort Gorges, a Civil War-era granite fort surrounded by water, is one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay, and it’s only accessible by small boat. The former parade grounds, surrounded by gorgeous granite walls, is a remarkably ideal spot for yoga. The trip will begin with your licensed kayak guide offering a basic kayak lesson and then leading the group on a paddle through Portland harbor and across open water to tiny Hog Island. You’ll land on a beach by the fort’s entrance and explore its elegant granite halls and dark passageways. Make sure you check out the gorgeous view of the Portland skyline from the rooftop!

Then your yoga class will begin in the grassy, calm parade grounds of the fort. You’ll stretch, strengthen and rejuvenate. The yoga class is suitable for all ages & abilities. The kayaking part of the trip is great for all skill levels — even first-time kayakers.

$55 per person. Kayak and paddling gear included.

Photo by Courtney Elizabeth Media

FMI: portlandpaddle.net/yoga-at-the-fort/

Photo by Courtney Elizabeth Media

Pilates Yoga Flow @ On the lawn at Biddeford Pool Community Center
Aug 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Weather permitting this class is held outdoors (otherwise inside). A perfect blend of Pilates and yoga done to music The flow of the class is perfect for all levels. Bring a mat or towel and water.

FMI: biddefordpoolcommunitycenter.org/google-cal/

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

Graze in Peace Flow @ Graze in Peace
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am
Graze in Peace Flow @ Graze in Peace | Durham | Maine | United States

Attention all animal-loving yogis! Have you heard of Graze in Peace? This wonderful place is a farm animal sanctuary and care farm in Durham Maine. They offer lifelong homes to rescued farm animals. Their mission follows a similar path to yogic principles: founded in 2006 by vegan co-founders Deborah and Carl Schwink, the farm is dedicated to providing a caring home to rescued and unwanted farm animals. They also provide a space for healing, learning and reacquainting with personal power through nature for humans too – people are welcome to walk their grounds and observe the animals, as well as participate in programs designed to re-establish connection between human beings and animals traditionally considered food or livestock.

Hustle and Flow is humbled to offer a power flow class led by Liz Kovarsky at Graze in Peace on August 19th! Liz will guide participants through her loving, supportive power flow out on the farmland with a group of the farm residents – including pigs, sheep, chickens and llamas – as they do what farm animals do… enjoy the land and the abundance of nature.

We humans spend a lot of time indoors, and we all know that it is healthy to get outside to a place where we can’t hear cars whizzing past or sirens blaring. But it’s also important for us to understand where our food comes from. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or any shade of green in between, understanding the power of these animals is a gift.

For instance, did you know that at just two weeks old, piglets can recognize their mother’s voice, and will run toward her when she calls them? Some mother pigs have been observed singing to their piglets when they’re nursing. Plus, once adults, pigs can run up to 11 miles per hour. That’s a five and a half minute mile – if you’re a runner, you know how fast that is.

All of these animals have knowledge and power to share with us, and a story to tell about our culture’s ideas about farm animals. I’ve never become acquainted with a pig, sheep or llama, but of the chickens I’ve known, some of them are cuddlers and want to be held or petted, while others are little jerks who are moody and unpredictable. Just like us! And just as there is a place for each of us, Graze in Peace makes a place for every farm animal they can accommodate who needs a healthy home.

Hustle and Flow will be donating a portion of the funds from this class to Graze in Peace to help support their operation and the expansion of the farm to help more animals and visitors. Please join us for this very special day of learning in the joy of movement with our four-legged and winged friends.

Graze in Peace Flow is on August 19th at 10:30 am at Graze in Peace in Durham Maine. Bring your own mat, water and anything else you may need for a yoga class. Purchase tickets here and we’ll see you out under the sun!

FMI: www.hustleflowstudio.com/blog/graze-in-peace-flow-august-19/

Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Aug
20
Mon
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

Yoga in Clifford Park @ Clifford Park
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga in Clifford Park @ Clifford Park | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Join Metta Studios Monday nights in Clifford Park for an hour long accessible yoga flow class. Classes are by donation with a portion of all proceeds to benefit the Friends of Clifford Park! All bodies welcome!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1768804643230801/

Aug
21
Tue
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA | South Portland | Maine | United States

This men’s-only class is a perfect way to clear your body and mind from stress and tension. Start with a balanced flow of movement to warm up the joints and major muscles. Then end with a cooling deep stretch to release the body and relax the mind.

FMI: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Aug
22
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm

Gentle Yoga returns to Viles Arboretum.
Thursdays at 5:30 pm. *Drop ins welcome*

This will be a weekly class, every Thursday night, 5:30-6:45. Naomi Knights and Kim Nixon will be co-teaching this class. This is a gentle class, suitable for anyone, including beginners. Drop ins always welcome.

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

There is no better place to practice yoga than outdoors with the sun on your skin, the grass beneath your toes, and the wind in your hair! Find a deeper sense of connection to yourself and mother earth. Enjoy donation-based, outdoor yoga in Payson Park every Wednesday from from May 16th – August.

Wednesdays
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Payson Park
Pay what you can. Recommended donation $15 // JCA fitness passes accepted

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1117704805039064/

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

Aug
23
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Saco Parks Summer Tour – Yoga in Saco’s Parks @ Various parks around Saco
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saco Parks Summer Tour - Yoga in Saco's Parks @ Various parks around Saco

We’re teaming up with Saco Parks & Recreation Department to take yoga outside this summer and tour some of the beautiful spaces that Saco has to offer! Classes are for all levels and will be an hour. Join us for a summer night outside, and maybe explore a new park you haven’t visited yet!

Please bring your mat, water, and layers! We also suggest bringing your bug spray. Classes are taught by Samudra Studio Teachers.

Classes are by cash donation: suggested donation $10
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Class Schedule:
Thursday June 28th – Jubilee Park with Emma Bootsie. This park overlooks the Saco river and is close to Samudra. The Entrance is on Water St, where there is parking available, or you can easily park at the Saco Train Station and Walk over.

Thursday July 5th – Pepperell Park with Emma Bootsie. Located behind Fairfield School, this park is quiet and well shaded. Parking is available on teh street or at Fairfield school.

Thursday August 2nd – Sandy Brook Pond Park at Foss Rd with Sarah Spiegel Dunn. This park is home to several walking trails, a peaceful pond and gazebo, and is very private. Parking is available near the trail entrance and at the soccer fields.

Thursday August 23rd – Bayview Beach with Shannon Heald – we couldn’t think of a better way to end the yoga tour than at the beach!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843809365920461/

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net