Upcoming Workshops, MiniRetreats & Series

Outdoor Sunrise Yoga on Kennebec May-August Tuesdays, 6-7A

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This tradition of yoga on the dock returns May 14!  Join us for an inspiring, active yoga practice as the sun crests the Chelsea tree-line.  Sturgeon leaping, eagles, osprey, families of ducks and heron on the magnificent river are the best start of any day--especially Tuesdays.  Meet us on the dock of Granite City Park in Hallowell.  Bring mat, sunscreen, water, blanket, & cushion for end of class meditation.  Fee is $10.  Our fees are shared with Kennebec Land Trust.   To join the email alert list for weather and updates, email  beth@bethjonesyoga.com

Yin Yoga, A Cool Practice @CHI, Hallowell Mon. June 17-Aug. 5 9-10:15A

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By request, I'm offering Yin Yoga on Monday mornings this summer.  Yin asks us to use the weight and physics of a posture in order to stretch the cold ligaments and sinew that hold and bind our muscles, joints and bones.  The postures are held from 1 1/2-5 minutes.  Included in class times are restorative postures with props, supine rest, and silent, seated meditation to integrate the practice.  No flexibility or experience required.  Fee is $88 for 8 weeks.  

Yoga Nidra w. Cello@School Street Yoga Sat. June 29, 4-5:30P

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Join us for a supremely gentle yoga experience to set yourself up for the summer with a full Yoga Nidra practice to cello music.  Yoga Nidra, a form of meditation done lying down in svasana for one hour, is a deep yogic experience.  When practiced with the living music of strings, it expands. Gentle stretching & breath practice to calm the mind lay the groundwork for Nidra.  Stilling the body, exercising the mind and then floating in a restful quiet attitude can restore you, balance your nervous system and bring back your light.  Fee is $35.  Class is led by certified yoga nidra instructor Beth Jones & Ellen Begin is the cellist.  To register, contact School Street Yoga at info@schoolstreetyoga.com or through the website www.schoolstreetyoga.com.  ♥

TSY for Women @CHI, Hallowell Mon. Jun. 17-Aug. 5, NOON-12:45P

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This 8 week series offers safe, simple yoga sequencing in chairs, with a focus on interoceptive skill building. Interception is that internal knowing, the sensation of stretches,  sensing, physical awareness. Survivors of trauma can experience moments of interoceptive noticing to build tolerance to sensation within, to build a working relationship with them through awareness & to develop skills for managing symptoms of ptsd and trauma survival.  This series meets weekly and is for women who are actively working with a therapist. Small, semi private group.  Fee is $150. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes.

TSY for Women @CHI, Hallowell Mon. Jun. 17-Aug. 5, 4:30-5:45P (FULL)

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This 8 week series offers safe, simple yoga sequencing in chairs, with a focus on interoceptive skill building. Interception is that internal knowing, the sensation of stretches,  sensing, physical awareness. Survivors of trauma can experience moments of interoceptive noticing to build tolerance to sensation within, to build a working relationship with them through awareness & to develop skills for managing symptoms of ptsd and trauma survival.  This series meets weekly and is for women who are actively working with a therapist. Small, semi private group.  Fee is $150. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes.

Introducing Interoception & TSY @CHI, Hallowell Fri. Aug. 2, 4-6P

Where the body is concerned, there are often no words, only sensation and our relationship to that,

In this two hour practice, interoceptive, experiential movement and a full TSY practice as developed by the JRI Trauma Center are offered, so that yoga teachers and all other interested people can better understand this practice and its influence on the trauma-informed movement in healing modalities.  All welcome.  $30.