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Oct
18
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Oct 18 @ 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.

Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ pin Hide Map Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ pin 	 Hide Map Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market | 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 of Urban Farm Fermentory Kombucha afterwards!
Beginners welcome!
BYOM (Bring your own mat)

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/130754054317905

Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market | 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 of Urban Farm Fermentory Kombucha afterwards!
Beginners welcome!
BYOM (Bring your own mat)

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/130754054317905

Oct
20
Fri
Women’s Autumn Retreat with Sarah and Jen @ Mountain home at Sunday River
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Women's Autumn Retreat with Sarah and Jen @ Mountain home at Sunday River | Newry | Maine | United States

Hit the reset button and create some time and space for yourself in this beautiful mountain retreat home.

Weekend includes fresh, healthy meals prepared daily by Jen, daily yoga and meditation practices including Flow Class, Workshop style classes, and SPA Yoga® and yoga nidra. We will leave space in the day for your personal exploration of nature, journalling, and goal-setting, as well as time to hang in the hot tub under the stars.

$350 for the weekend and a shared occupancy room. Includes dinner Friday night, brunch and dinner Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Retreat is limited to 10 participants. Your $100 deposit secures your spot. Deposits are non-refundable.

About Jen: Jen found her passion for yoga through the back door. With a background in tae kwon do and meditation, she began her journey five years ago with Hatha yoga and expanded her way into power vinyasa. She received her 200 hour Live Love Teach certification in winter 2014. In addition, she has trained with Betty Riaz for her SPA certification. In her practice, she creates a restorative yet strong and ever evolving flow. She is continuously learning as a teacher and on her mat as a student. She also has a passion for locally sourced foods from her lengthy career with Whole Foods Market. Beyond teaching, she has numerous experiences providing home cooked meals for Stil Studio’s annual yoga retreats for up to twenty-five guests. When she’s not on her mat you can find her in the kitchen whipping up delicious goods or outside traveling this beautiful world with her significant other and dog, Autumn.

About Sarah: When Sarah took her first yoga class in 2009, she was inspired by the freedom and dance-like quality she was able to find on the mat; in 2012 she was hit by a car while crossing the street, and then the real practice began. Her asana practice put on hold, her focus shifted to mindfulness, meditation, and the philosophical teachings of the yoga practice.After completing Stil Studio’s 200 hour Fluid Yoga Training in 2013, Sarah began teaching a mindful, fun, spirited flow that fuses philosophy, asana, and music. She considers herself a yoga DJ as much as she does a yoga teacher, and you can count on fun, inspiring music as you flow through class. Sarah’s classes leave the body feeling open, and encourage mindfulness both on and off the mat through breath and body awareness. Sarah completed her 500 hour Fluid Yoga teacher training at Stil Studio with Kevan Gale and Betty Riaz in Spring 2015. She is certified in Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, Yin Yoga and Meditation, as well as in SPA Yoga® teaching with Betty Riaz.

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Women’s Autumn Retreat @ Sunday River, Newry
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Women’s Autumn Retreat @  Sunday River, Newry | Newry | Maine | United States

Hit the reset button and create some time and space for yourself in this beautiful mountain retreat home.

Weekend includes fresh, healthy meals prepared daily by Jen, daily yoga and meditation practices including Flow Class, Workshop style classes, and SPA Yoga® and yoga nidra. We will leave space in the day for your personal exploration of nature, journalling, and goal-setting, as well as time to hang in the hot tub under the stars.

$350 for the weekend and a shared occupancy room. Includes dinner Friday night, brunch and dinner Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Retreat is limited to 10 participants. Your $100 deposit secures your spot. Deposits are non-refundable.

FMI: www.facebook.com

Introduction to Aerial Swing @ Equilibrium, Balancing Health
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to Aerial Swing @ Equilibrium, Balancing Health | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Influenced by a variety of mind body practices, this introductory workshop will provide you with a strong foundation and understanding of the aerial swing, inversions, and alignment within beginner poses and exercises. No prior experience is required…just a willingness to explore a new perspective. Register via MindBody Precision Mind-Body Fitness Cost is $25.00.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1018142514994304/?ref=br_rs

Oct
21
Sat
Qi-Gong-infused Hatha Yoga @ Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am

Join Jen Deraspe on a quest to the Self through conscious breath, Qi Gong infused~Hatha yoga and inspiring music. Meet yourself on your mat on a journey back home, all in good company. Walk away feeling more grounded, alive and well.

All levels are welcome. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome here. Modifications are offered. The practice is mindful.

Jen has been teaching yoga since 1999 and appreciates the affect of awareness, breath and conscious movement on both the body and soul.

Suggested donation: $12 to support the space and the practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE~ Check calendar frequently for schedule changes if the space is rented to outside groups who do not want Saturday yoga. Also, there are no Saturday classes on holiday weekends.

FMI: www.ntnretreats.com/calendar

Your Brain On Yoga @ Riverbend Yoga & Meditation Studio
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A workshop with
Kim Moody-ERYT 200
and “Let Your Yoga Dance” instructor

Do you want to learn more about how asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork) and a meditation practice can improve memory, focus, mood and brain health? While simultaneously cultivating compassion and kindness towards yourself and others!?

Please join Kim for this introduction to the latest research in neuroscience that is proving the practice of yoga and meditation can indeed grow your brain and create harmony In your body, mind and soul.

You will learn practical tools in asana, pranayama and meditation techniques to focus the mind and calm the nervous system.

If you can control the rising of the mind, you will experience yoga.” ~Patanjali~

$35

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/140919083180353

Oct
22
Sun
Be Well at The Well Bend & Brunch with Ali Peters @ The Well
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Be Well at The Well Bend & Brunch with Ali Peters @ The Well | Cape Elizabeth | Maine | United States

Join us Sunday, October 22nd for Be Well at The Well Bend & Brunch!!
Be Well Portland is thrilled to invite you to the gorgeous space at The Well at Jordans Farm for a one hour vinyasa yoga flow with local instructor Ali Peters followed by a farm to table style brunch and a seasonally inspired mimosa bar.

Your ticket gets you:

– 1 hour vinyasa yoga class with Ali Peters
– A farm to table style brunch provided by The Well
– A seasonally inspired mimosa bar
– Be Well Portland Swag
– Chance to win a Yogi Surprise Box
– Take a photo with our BWP photo booth
-Photography by Courtney Elizabeth Media

*BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat)
*Stick around after the event to eat, drink, explore the farm and mingle!

Meet Your Instructor:

About the Venue:

The Well is located in the beautiful seaside town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. We are lucky to be situated on Jordan’s Farm, which is a working farm on 122 acres of land. Our ingredients are sourced locally as much as possible. Most of our food comes straight from Jordan’s Farm and surrounding farms in Cape Elizabeth.
Our menu changes on a daily basis depending on what’s in season and the availability of the best ingredients. We invite you to look around the farm stand, sit at our fire pit and catch up with friends, or with just a small donation you can pick your own flowers from the garden. Check them out further at https://www.thewellatjordansfarm.com/

 

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1360049320760586/

Bark, Bend & Brews @ Fore River Brewing Co.
Oct 22 @ 10:45 am – 3:00 pm
Bark, Bend & Brews @ Fore River Brewing Co.  | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join us in the beautiful yard of Fore River Brewing Company at 10:45am for a 1 hour, all-levels, anusara inspired yoga class instructed by Flyn Costello. BYOM (bring your own mat). All yoga participants will be treated to one beer pour afterward.

Lunch will follow around 12:00pm with delicious Pizza by OTTO, Salads and Home Baked Desserts. There will be Live Music by Saved and Sound (aka Uke’n’Smile) and Corn Hole in the yard.

Various options available:
– Yoga & one Beer pour $15
– Lunch (OTTO pizza, salads, dessert) $15
– Yoga, one Beer & Lunch (OTTO pizza, salads, dessert) $25

Limited tickets available. All proceeds from this event will benefit the pups of Lucky Pup Rescue.

*Please note: dogs are not permitted in the yard or in the brewery (due to health codes). There is a small patio in the front of the brewery where they are allowed and we will have a Lucky Pup ambassador or two.

Lucky Pup Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer, foster home based dog rescue. We believe that all dogs deserve a safe and happy forever home regardless of breed or where they are from. To learn more: www.luckypuprescue.org
https://www.facebook.com/LuckyPupRescue

 

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1615333718542030

Introduction to Aerial Swing @ Equilibrium, Balancing Health
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Introduction to Aerial Swing @ Equilibrium, Balancing Health | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Influenced by a variety of mind body practices, this introductory workshop will provide you with a strong foundation and understanding of the aerial swing, inversions, and alignment within beginner poses and exercises. No prior experience is required…just a willingness to explore a new perspective. Register via MindBody Precision Mind-Body Fitness Cost is $25.00.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/691039637759448

Oct
24
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Oct 24 @ 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

Oct
25
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Oct 25 @ 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.

Oct
28
Sat
Qi-Gong-infused Hatha Yoga @ Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am

Join Jen Deraspe on a quest to the Self through conscious breath, Qi Gong infused~Hatha yoga and inspiring music. Meet yourself on your mat on a journey back home, all in good company. Walk away feeling more grounded, alive and well.

All levels are welcome. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome here. Modifications are offered. The practice is mindful.

Jen has been teaching yoga since 1999 and appreciates the affect of awareness, breath and conscious movement on both the body and soul.

Suggested donation: $12 to support the space and the practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE~ Check calendar frequently for schedule changes if the space is rented to outside groups who do not want Saturday yoga. Also, there are no Saturday classes on holiday weekends.

FMI: www.ntnretreats.com/calendar

Oct
29
Sun
Free Yoga Session @ Broken Crow Collective
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Free Yoga Session @ Broken Crow Collective | Portland | Maine | United States

Hey all! We are doing it again! Join me again at Broken Crow Collective for another FREE yoga session! We will flow and breath together in this awesome open and sunny space! Making this available once a month for anyone and everyone that wants to practice is a blessing, so invite friends and come again to practice.

PLUS my amazing other half, Steve Gendron officially has his art up at Broken Crow, so you should come to see that anyways. 🙂

If free, join me after at Speckled Ax for some coffee and catching up! Hope to see you all again! ♥

RSVP on Facebook so we have an idea of how many to expect and let me know here if you need a mat!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/233980203799648

Oct
31
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Oct 31 @ 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

Spooky Flow @ Samudra Studio
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Spooky Flow @ Samudra Studio | Saco | Maine | United States

On Halloween, Sarah S will lead us through a vinyasa flow in the dark – set to some spooky and inspiring music to get us in the Halloween spirit.

A sensory class to candle light and breath. Fun adornments, halloween inspired clothing, and costumes encouraged! We’ll provide the glow in the dark body paint.

We look forward to sharing energy with you! Class passes and memberships will be accepted for this class. $15 drop in.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/499839403696315

Nov
1
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Nov 1 @ 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.

Nov
4
Sat
Qi-Gong-infused Hatha Yoga @ Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am

Join Jen Deraspe on a quest to the Self through conscious breath, Qi Gong infused~Hatha yoga and inspiring music. Meet yourself on your mat on a journey back home, all in good company. Walk away feeling more grounded, alive and well.

All levels are welcome. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome here. Modifications are offered. The practice is mindful.

Jen has been teaching yoga since 1999 and appreciates the affect of awareness, breath and conscious movement on both the body and soul.

Suggested donation: $12 to support the space and the practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE~ Check calendar frequently for schedule changes if the space is rented to outside groups who do not want Saturday yoga. Also, there are no Saturday classes on holiday weekends.

FMI: www.ntnretreats.com/calendar

Nov
7
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Nov 7 @ 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

Nov
8
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Nov 8 @ 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.

Nov
11
Sat
Qi-Gong-infused Hatha Yoga @ Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am

Join Jen Deraspe on a quest to the Self through conscious breath, Qi Gong infused~Hatha yoga and inspiring music. Meet yourself on your mat on a journey back home, all in good company. Walk away feeling more grounded, alive and well.

All levels are welcome. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome here. Modifications are offered. The practice is mindful.

Jen has been teaching yoga since 1999 and appreciates the affect of awareness, breath and conscious movement on both the body and soul.

Suggested donation: $12 to support the space and the practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE~ Check calendar frequently for schedule changes if the space is rented to outside groups who do not want Saturday yoga. Also, there are no Saturday classes on holiday weekends.

FMI: www.ntnretreats.com/calendar

Nov
14
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Nov 14 @ 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

Nov
15
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
18
Sat
Qi-Gong-infused Hatha Yoga @ Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am

Join Jen Deraspe on a quest to the Self through conscious breath, Qi Gong infused~Hatha yoga and inspiring music. Meet yourself on your mat on a journey back home, all in good company. Walk away feeling more grounded, alive and well.

All levels are welcome. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome here. Modifications are offered. The practice is mindful.

Jen has been teaching yoga since 1999 and appreciates the affect of awareness, breath and conscious movement on both the body and soul.

Suggested donation: $12 to support the space and the practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE~ Check calendar frequently for schedule changes if the space is rented to outside groups who do not want Saturday yoga. Also, there are no Saturday classes on holiday weekends.

FMI: www.ntnretreats.com/calendar