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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
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Aug 22 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland
Aug 22 @ 6:30 am
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland SWEAT Project
FREE OUTDOOR WORKOUT

there is no better way to wake up and say good morning than with a group of strangers who all happen to be in one place because of an early morning workout

WHO? Good People. [age, athletic ability, social status, ethnicity – not applicable] In other words, this is for EVERYONE.

WHAT? FREE outdoor sweat session. Workouts are scalable and FUN. The sweat session will challenge you, the atmosphere will change you.

WHERE? Various locations in Portland (Baxter Boulevard/Back Cove Trail, Eastern Prom, City Hall.). See www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/ for each week’s location

WHEN? Wednesdays at 6:29 AM – Rain or Shine

WHY? Because sometimes we need a reminder to wake up and get moving. It’s your accountability, motivation and reason to get in shape.

All you have to do is lace up your shoes and show up.
See you there.

FMI: www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/

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/

Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

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

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 23 @ 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
24
Fri
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Aug 24 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 24 @ 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

Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm | Westbrook | Maine | United States

Part yoga, part goat snuggling, all smiles!

Enjoy Goat Yoga led by Ashley Flowers, at Smiling Hill Farm. Smiling Hill Farm currently has baby goats and mama goats that will be romping around in the pen with us during our yoga class. Bring a mat/towel or practice on the grass. All levels yoga class! Picture taking, lauging, and goat petting are all encouraged!

Each session will start with 15 min of goat snuggles, followed by an hour of yoga, completed with another 15 minutes of goat holding and snuggling! Arrive a few minutes early and check out the barnyard before class. Save a few minutes after class to get some ice cream made from Smiling Hill cow dairy!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults and mature teens welcome!

What happens if it rains?

Goat yoga is rain or shine! In the event of rain we will practice under the big wooden pavilion!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email ashflowersyoga@gmail.com for more information.

FMI or to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goat-yoga-tickets-44877503822

Aug
25
Sat
Rise & Shine Yoga at Mt. Chase Lodge @ Mt. Chase Lodge
Aug 25 @ 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/

Greenhouse Yoga: Saturday Sunrise @ Highland Ave Greenhouse, Farm Market & Cafe
Aug 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Greenhouse Yoga: Saturday Sunrise @ Highland Ave Greenhouse, Farm Market & Cafe | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Join Jennifer Gelfand, DPT, 200hr CYT, for a vinyasa flow amongst the flowers in our greenhouse patio as she leads you through a balanced yoga practice accessible to all levels of experience and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and grounded.
Refresh with a sampling Kombucha afterwards!
Beginners welcome!
BYOM (Bring your own mat)

Class is held every other Saturday through Nov. 17!

A little about Jennifer…

Jennifer’s yoga journey began over a decade ago when she took her first power Vinyasa class in 2007. She was recovering from a running injury and seeking an alternative way to manage stress and remain active. She had no idea that yoga would become so much more to her over the years than a regular workout routine. Class after class, Jennifer began to appreciate how yoga has the ability to create strength, flexibility and transformation of our mind, body and soul. It aligns us with gratitude for the present moment and inspires us to lead healthier more purposeful lives. Over the past 10 years, she has practiced many styles of yoga in various studios throughout the country. Jennifer completed her 200hr teacher certification with Leslee Clark of Well Heart Yoga School in Falmouth Maine in 2015 and Yoga Assistant Training with Sue Jones and Ray Mucci of Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2011 and 2017. A Doctor of Physical Therapy practicing locally in Portland, Jennifer is a specialist in pelvic floor, oncology and perinatal rehabilitation. She utilizes her passion for yoga in a holistic approach to healing injury. Her teaching is authentic and playful drawing from her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to create a safe and intentional practice for her students. Jennifer believes yoga is truly a gift and feels incredibly grateful to share it with this community.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/972649412888548/

Yoga in the Park @ Clifford Park
Aug 25 @ 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 25 @ 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

Open Air Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness, Standish
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open Air Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness, Standish | Standish | Maine | United States

Open Air Fitness: Saturdays from 9-10am starting on May 5, 2018! What a great way to start off your healthy weekend! Join this outdoor class to feel stronger, happier, and more confident than ever! We will be working with a variety of equipment including tires, ropes, medicine balls, agility ladders, and more to get a great workout while having fun in the sun!

Pricing: Classes are $10 drop in or BUY A 10 CLASS PACK FOR $80! Packages can be used for either/both of the outdoor classes and expire at the end of classes 2018. Packages are non-refundable.

All classes are held outdoors, rain or shine, at Sunrise Fitness in Standish. Please text Amy the day before class to sign up at (207)233-1763. Please bring a water bottle and an old yoga mat or beach towel for any mat exercises that you may not be comfortable doing on the grass. All ages and abilities welcome!

Fit Maine checked it out: Open-air bootcamp & circuit training with Sunrise Fitness in Standish

FMI: sunrisefitnessme.com/new-classes.html

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 25 @ 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
26
Sun
Beach Yoga @ Harbor Beach, York
Aug 26 @ 7:00 am
Beach Yoga @ Harbor Beach, York | York | Maine | United States

Aaaahhhh Summer on the Seacoast of Maine!
Come enjoy an athletic, all levels vinyasa yoga class with Yoga On York on Maine’s beautiful York Harbor Beach. This class is both vigorous and calming. Breathing deeply, moving mindfully….the soothing sounds of the ocean waves, the poignant smells of salt air, the gentle morning sun (or not), the occasional nibble of a gnat (or not), the sounds of nature, and the visit from a random dog while you are in down dog all make this beach yoga bliss.

At Yoga On York’s Beach Yoga classes you will be clearly guided with verbal queues to bring your attention to healthy body alignment. Various options of the poses are instructed to accommodate all levels of experience. Time to mindfully stretch and strengthen your body, moving to the flow of your deep breathing and the sound of the ocean does wonders for health and wellness!

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.

Beach yoga schedule for 2018: Sundays!
May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9.

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