July 21, 2014
Half price classes offered to the community every Friday at 4:30. All welcome!
September 4, 2013
For the week of September 8-14 2013 new students may any/all regular yoga classes at no charge. This is a great opportunity to experience different teachers and styles and to find the right connection for you in building a strong yoga practice.
May 31, 2013
July 7th, August 4th & September 1st The River Studio joins with local charity partners each quarter, aligning to raise awareness and funds for various causes. All proceeds benefit the local organization. This quarter we are partnering with Mainers Feeding Mainers; establishing wholesale purchasing partnerships with Maine farmers, dairy operators and fishing industries to acquire fresh, locally grown and processed food for Maine’s hungry. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-622-4600 ext 0.
April 29, 2013
March 23, 2013
Vinyasa : experiencing the union of body and breath
Vinyasa yoga has become a general term for any practice of asana, or yoga posture, in which postures are linked together through a series of flowing movements, synchronized with and informed by a deep, rhythmic breath. The linking of breath and body, when practiced regularly, has a detoxifying effect and leads to increased physical vitality and profound clarity of mind. In this workshop we will:
*Set the stage - beginning with an homage to the teachers of the past and a brief historical contextualization of the vinyasa practice.
*Awaken the Body - exploring various techniques with the intention of gaining an awareness of the subtle patterns of energy in the body. Our asana practice will incorporate some of these techniques and flow through a series of postures culled from the ashtanga vinyasa sequencing, with an emphasis on mindful, rhythmic transitions from one posture to the next.
*Still the Mind - finishing with a breath awareness technique designed to further settle the mind, and a lengthy savasana.This ashtanga and vinyasa style yoga practice offers a vigorous flow of poses. Teaching and modifications will be offered in preparation for enjoying a continuous flow in the latter part of the workshop. Some yoga experience and basic knowledge of postures will be helpful, but not necessary. Participants can expect to hold downward facing dog comfortably and either have experience with, or a will to experience, sun-salutations, inversions, and back bends. Modifications will be offered to suit individual needs.
Adele Gale's practice began over 30 years ago in Boulder, CO. It has wound its way through Hatha Yoga with the Light on Yoga Society, Ashtanga Yoga with Norman Allen, David Swenson, Ranjani Cobo, and Richard Freeman, and for the past six years, Nada Yoga - the yoga of sound - with Russill Paul. She has been teaching ashtanga and vinyasa yoga since 1997. Adele is the owner of Midcoast Yoga Shala in Damariscotta, ME where she has been teaching for the past eight years.
Pre-registration required. Cost: $20
March 22, 2013
The River Studio joins with local charity partners each quarter, aligning to raise awareness and funds for various causes. Yoga classes will be held the first Sunday (8:30am) of each month by donation only. All proceeds to benefit the local organization. For the first quarter of 2013 we are partnering with the Kennebec Land Trust in honor and memory of Judy Kane, a longtime supporter of the Trust. Yoga classes with proceeds benefiting the Kennebec Land Trust will be held on the following Sundays at 8:30am: January 6th, February 3rd and March 3rd Space is limited to 15 participants, so be sure to reserve your space by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com
March 22, 2013
This is a 3 part series in which participants will experience a yin approach to yoga, which works with the body’s connective tissue in a deep and slow way, through the practice of postures, breath, and energy work. This deep work in the fascia overall, with emphasis in the joints and spine, has been beneficial for most practitioners looking for a way to maximize yoga as a method for physical as well as mental flexibility, mobility, and balance in living.The series will cover:
each session will include the practice of yin yoga
an explanation of yin and yang and why it matters to have a balance in our yoga practice
the importance of breath work to enhance a yoga practice
a greater understanding of how body differences affect our yoga practice and ways to modify the practice customized to individual bodies
the benefits of slowing down and enhancing body awareness and safety in postures
the implications for a yin approach to yoga as a potential part of a plan to recover from certain types of injuries
working with the energy body through the meridians to promote health and wellness
question/answer/resource sharing in each session
Each session will include a short guided meditation period to exemplify how a yin approach can deepen your mental focus and awareness. Please note: yin is not a restorative yoga practice, but you may feel some of the same benefits.
Although everyone can benefit from yin yoga, participants for this session should have at least 6 months yoga experience and be in relatively good physical condition, although special circumstances or needs will be considered. Dress in loose, warm, comfortable clothing.
Recommended reading: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
Sally Haggerty, owner of Great Island Yoga, has been a yoga practitioner since 1990 and a Kripalu Certified Teacher since 2000. She has studied extensively with Paul and Suzee Grilley in Yin Yoga since 2004. She specializes in sessions to reduce stress, cultivate a meditative practice – and to bring lightheartedness to the practice of yoga. She has offered classes since 2000 in Brunswick and Harpswell, Maine and Caye Caulker, Belize. She is also a certified Thai Shiatsu Bodyworker.
Cost: $60, pre-registration required
March 4, 2013
This weekly class is offered at 7 dollars for drop ins making a more affordable weekly option in our community.The class is taught on a rotating schedule by various teachers at the River Studio including Nancy Kelley, Julia Galbraith, Patty Cumler-Bryant, Lynn McHatten, and Susanne Stueck. The dates for particular teachers may be found on the website schedule as they become available.
March 1, 2013
The RiverStudio welcomes new students with free classes the week of April 7-13. Check the schedule and try some of our classes.