July 23 1-3p
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Ayurvedic Health Counselor and founder of Radiant Health, Jamie Worster will share Ayurvedic tips and recommendations for summer, the Pitta season, followed by calming yoga. SUMMER is a joyful and exuberant season as nature shines forth in full expression! Longer days means more time to play and frolic in the sun. With more sun comes the potential to over-do, over-schedule, over-heat, dry out, and deplete.
Learn how to stay serene through the summer months when the fire is high! Feeling hot and bothered? Excess fire element this time of year can cause hot flashes, exhaustion, irritability and inflammation. Please come join us as we luxuriate in cooling practices and discuss ways to combat imbalances of the summer season… Learn about natural ways to cool the body and mind peppermint, rose, coconut and cucumber and sample cooling tonics for summer!
Through Ayurveda, (an ancient system of natural healing) we can balance the heat with simple strategies that help keep us in rhythm with nature.
In this workshop you will:
• be introduced to the basics of Ayurveda
• explore dietary tips and pacifying foods for summer
• create a seasonal daily routine and self care practice
• explore what type of yoga and movement is most beneficial this time of year, through an all levels yoga practice
Join Jamie to learn basic principle of Ayurveda to live a balanced life, not just this summer, but for a lifetime. No experience necessary.
Sunday, July 23rd
Investment: $30 / Members FREE
This offering will be held in our Freeport location
The Yoga Beginner Series at Freeport Yoga company, Freeport, Maine
Four Sundays beginning January 13, 2019 2-3p
Whether you are new to yoga or want to fine tune your practice this beginner series is a great way to step into 2017. This 4 week series teaches the fundamentals of yoga and provides a safe and engaging learning environment. Students learn yogic breathing, yoga postures and relaxation techniques. The beginner series is taught in a sequential manner to help students build strength and flexibility. By the end of the series, you will be ready to confidently participate in beginner classes (or beyond!) You don't need to have a flexibility or quiet mind to begin - you just need to show up!
Release tension and stress in the body and mind
Build a strong knowledge base to prepare you for regular flow classes
Move at your pace
Safely explore your limits and learn any necessary modification
Build confidence and increase strength and flexibility
Learn in a safe and friendly atmosphere
Fine tune your current yoga practice
*Participants receive 30% off any Manduka purchase
Wednesday January 16, 2019
Join Genell Huston, Jamie Worster, and Liz Strawbridge in a conversation on Habit Evolution. We will thread in science, Ayurvedic practices, yoga, and life wisdom into our talk together. Can we become more conscious and clear in our understanding of our brain, minds, hearts, and bodies? We would love to have your voice in the conversation.
“Between every stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In that response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Victor Frankl
You do not need to sign up, just follow the prompts below and get on the call. If you can not make the call it will be recorded and shared later.
The conversation will take place via Zoom.us. You have the option of viewing through Zoom on video or audio, or calling in via your iPhone or landline. Please install Zoom on your computer or iPhone ahead of time. The call in directions are below. If you are joining the calls on Zoom then you will have the ability to chat message questions during the call. If you are not able to make the Live calls, the weekly recording will be here on this page under the corresponding week’s materials. If you have questions you want addressed during the weekly call please post them to the Facebook forum.
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Staying the Course: Sustainable Self-Care for Yoga Teachers, Maine Yoga School, South Portland, ME
Feb 01- 03, 2019
We’ll explore a variety of tools to not only attune to your own self-care needs as a yoga teacher, but how to foster that same exploration in your students.
Many yoga teachers have at their core a deep desire to nurture, support and help students feel better in their bodies and about themselves as a whole. What’s needed to stay the course: to hold to the path with continued courage and compassion?
Ayurvedic Self-Care practices
Ways to Optimize Your Teaching Schedule
Understand Your Own Inner Resources
Business of Being a Yoga Teacher 2.0
Qoya + Yin Day Retreat with Jamie worster + sarah Whitridge Freeport, ME
End of March. More details coming soon….
Online 3 week Spring Cleanse with Jamie Worster+ Genell Huston + Liz Strawbridge
April 22, 2019
Spring is a time of new growth, vibrancy, and returning light. The sprouts are prolific; the earth is wanting to feed us with fresh, crisp, and alive food to give us a boost of energy from the long, dark, and cold winter days.
Intentional movement, integrating healthy habits, life-giving nutrition, and connection to community are some of the offerings in this 3 week course. Feel supported as we work as community to feel clear, light, awake, and more conscious in our physiology.
Join Genell Huston (Studio Owner, Yogi, Mama, and Health + Wellness Leader), Jamie Worster (Yogi, Mama, Health Coach, and founder of Radiant Body), and Liz Strawbridge (Yogi, Mama, MD w specialty in Integrative Medicine, and founder of Maine Integrative Healing) for a 3 week guided and supported cleanse of your being.
The course will help you:
Connect with the cycles, seasons, and nature's wisdom
Align with your intuition about how to best nourish your body
Create clean spaces externally and internally
Train the mind and body to be attracted to eating whole, seasonal foods
Reduce cravings for sugar, caffeine + processed foods
Shed excess heat, weight, and stress
Connect to others interested in up-leveling their health
The course will meet once a week via live conference call. Bonus calls will be offered with guest speakers sharing their ideas, expertise, and learnings on health optimization. Access to online resources such as tutorial videos, guided recordings, handouts, recipes, and insights will all be part of the course offering. Join us for any or all of the live calls. All calls will be recorded and available to access at your own convenience, on your own time (up to three months after the course of the cleanse).
Investment: $180 for the course
Two day Meditation Retreat with Catherine Stewart, Freeport, ME
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more info + how to register.
Join Catherine Stewart for a two day initiation process of Neelakantha Meditation.
How Does Neelakantha Meditation Work?
Neelakantha Meditation is a simple, elegant and sophisticated yet easy to learn practice of meditation. It is a daily seated, closed-eyed meditation practice. This practice does not require that you have specific beliefs or previous experience.In fact, anyone can practice Neelakantha Meditation with great success! It simply requires that you learn how to do it properly in a series of personal meetings with an Authorized Teacher.
Neelakantha Meditation works in harmony with the natural movement of the mind to move towards more: more activity, more happiness, more clarity, more fulfillment. Because it works in harmony with the mind there is no need to manipulate our awareness in any way whether by harsh concentration or attempting to control the mind. This is an effortless practice that gives us access to a natural current that takes our awareness deep inside ourselves.
Once we have learned how to do the practice we traverse effortlessly inside ourselves into a place of depth and silence. From this deep space of silence, peace and clarity surges forward in our awareness and is present with us throughout our day.
What are the benefits to practicing Neelakantha Meditation?
Over the years that I have been practicing Neelakantha Meditation on a daily basis, I have experienced its profoundly positive effect on my life. It sets in motion a continuous process of refinement of the way that I see myself and of the way that I see my world.
Neelakantha Meditation very rapidly shifts our experience of our lives This practice has helped me to quickly release deep rooted fears and patterns. I am experiencing greater fulfillment in my life and have felt an abundance of the following benefits as a result of my practice:
compassion towards myself and others
ability to more easily identify and disengage with limiting patterns
ability to easefully navigate challenging interpersonal situations
able to handle stressful situations with greater confidence
There is not one aspect of my life that has not been deeply impacted by my practice. Through the regularity of my own daily practice of Neelakantha Meditation, my life has shifted and transformed in ways that have brought greater clarity and peace in my life. As I studied to become a Teacher of this practice, I learned that the practice brings great order and coherence to life. That’s because when we practice Neelakantha Meditation we traverse the subtle states of awareness going very deep inside ourselves where our awareness moves beyond thoughts, feelings, emotions and perception at the surface of life and we experience that place of highest wisdom – our very own consciousness. This daily traverse transforms our lives so that we begin to experience life and function in life with a higher level of creativity, efficiency, intuition and clarity. Who doesn’t want that?!
How Do I Learn Neelakantha Meditation?
You can learn Neelakantha Meditation by way of formal personal meditation instruction. We will meet for two separate sessions and here is why:
Day 1: This is when you will receive detailed instructions about how to do the practice. Plan for two hours for Day 1.
Day 2: This is when you will be given the theory of the practice. Plan for 3-4 hours for the Day 2 explanation. This explanation about awareness and consciousness:
What is awareness?
How does our awareness move inward?
Why does our awareness move?
What happens when our awareness moves?
How does this movement affect us at the surface of life?
When you complete this two-day course you will leave with the practice and knowledge to establish a self-sufficient practice for a lifetime. But there is also support along the way!!!
What is included in the course?
The knowledge and support offered to you is endless and vast. Your course includes formal personal meditation instruction over a period of two days, encouragement and support from me in the form of group meditations and invitations to future Day 2 explanations on the theory of the practice to refresh and renew your understanding of Neelakantha Meditation. I also offer other opportunities to dive deeper into the foundational principles that inform the practice of Neelakantha meditation.
You also receive support from Blue Throat Yoga as Paul is also committed to providing support to you on your journey into great knowledge and experience into the depths of your very own Self. (Hyper link to BTY Neelakantha Meditation Initiation page). Blue Throat Yoga offers support in the following ways:
Live, interactive Meditation Practice Teleseminars for 18 months
Online library of pre-recorded teachings and study materials to support your practice and understanding
The process of stabilizing your practice and continuing to deeply learn the theory of the practice
Email support for your practice
Special Live Satsang Teleseminars for all Neelakantha Meditation practitioners
Instruction into powerful, supportive practices including the Release Practice and Japa & Chanting Mantras that help elevate and navigate daily life
Original scholarly translation and commentary on classical Tantric texts by renowned scholar Paul Muller-Ortega, including the Śiva Sūtras, the Pratyabhijñā-Hṛdayam of Kṣemarāja and more that directly enliven your meditation experience
Attendance at Day Two of any subsequent Initiation at no cost in order to refresh and strengthen your practice
Opportunity to up level your meditation experience with Advanced Initiation after 18 months of practice
Eligibility to attend life-changing Vibrating Silence Retreats after three months of practice