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.
We’re bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2019 season! Starting on June 6 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It’s free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate).
This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn’t a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety and it’s not a good fit for total novices. That said, our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport and offer tips and support. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.
A note about weather: If we need to cancel a weekly paddle due to weather conditions we will post an update on our Meetup page and on Facebook.
Join us Thursday nights from May-September as we partner with L.L.Bean for our weekly Bike & Brew rides. The 22- mile route begins and ends at Maine Beer Company, and is a self-supported, moderate skill group ride through the back roads of Freeport, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, and Pownal. Check in at Maine Beer Company between 4:30-5:15(you will need to fill out 2 waivers-only need to do this once), the ride leaves around 5:15, and is followed by a beer on your return.
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
June 21, 2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bald Pate Mountain
Join us for the annual Summer Solstice Hike up the Bob Chase Trail at Bald Pate Mountain. Meet at the main parking area off of Rt 107 at 5:00 PM. This annual trek has been a Loon Echo tradition for 20 years. It’s a fun way to welcome summer’s arrival and remember one of Loon Echo’s founders, Bob Chase! Feel free to share music, poems or stories that embody the spirit of the day. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, water and snacks are always encouraged. Approximately 2 hours. Easy to moderate
Join the Kennebec Land Trust and Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club for a tour highlighting a number of our most scenic properties in the West Gardiner Area. There will be two options, with shorter and longer distances. Both distances will be no-drop rides suitable for all abilities.
Meet at 9 AM at the West Gardiner Elementary School. There will be two routes, 17 miles or 36 miles.
Please call our office. with any questions 207-377-2848.
For more information visit the KVBC website, postedroads.blogspot.com
Photo: Jim Merrick
Do you run? Do you walk? Do you Run and walk? Well We are S.A.S and we want to run with you!!! Join us at the Pine Point entrance on the Eastern Trail for a 2.5-5 mile run! Free to all.