Welcome to

Fishmoon Yoga

We’re currently offering small indoor classes, individual & group consultations & online classes. Pre-registration is required.

About the Studio

Located in a restored century-old barn on the Harpswell Neck peninsula, Fishmoon Yoga offers weekly classes, monthly workshops and seasonal retreats, both on and off-site. Classes and retreats can be custom-designed for individuals and small groups.

Kara Douglas has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2001. Trained primarily in the Pranakriya, Kripalu and Yin Yoga traditions, with further background in other yoga methodology, she weaves a seasonal theme into her teaching. As a writer, former science teacher and naturalist, Kara steeps her teaching in a love of nature. She serves as Fishmoon Yoga’s primary teacher, gardener, groundskeeper and construction helper.

Craig Douglas is a Civil Engineer who tackles all things in need of building and repair, from designing drinking water systems to resurrecting an old barn. He serves as Fishmoon Yoga’s builder, fixer and general problem solver.

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Classes

Weekly Class Descriptions

Masks are currently optional for most classes. The Friday 9am Gentle Yoga Class requires masks to be worn during practice. HEPA/UV air filters have been installed in the studio, mats are spaced generously and windows are open when weather allows.

All Levels

Techniques are guided with several variations and attention to alignment, allowing the postures to feel accessible to practitioners from different backgrounds and experiences. Incorporates a variety of postures and breathing techniques, with an emphasis on the standing poses, hip openers, twists and forward bends.

Evening Practice

Wind down at the end of the day. Like the Morning Practice, class will be guided with attention to breath and alignment with a focus on fully inhabiting our bodies while observing thoughts and sensations. We’ll explore grounding postures, building up energy reserves for good sleep and turn our attention toward reflection and calming the mind. Includes active and Yin-style yoga postures. and meditation. Knowledge of basic yoga poses is helpful but not required.

Gentle Yoga

If you are new or returning to yoga after some time away, rehabilitating an injury or prefer a quiet and easeful practice pace, gentle yoga will serve you well. Postures are a blend of active and restorative and will be guided with particular attention to alignment and anatomy, keeping your body safe while your mind lets go. We’ll focus on building and maintaining balance, keeping the immune system strong and creating a foundation for further learning.

Seasonal Yoga Practice

As the seasons change, our bodies and minds benefit from adapting our practices. This class session will explore the unique benefits of complimenting active yoga styles focused on mental and physical rejuvenation with Yin Yoga postures to support the transition through each season. Practice will include breathing techniques and posture sequences to circulate prana, stimulate the body’s systems that enhance seasonal health and balance active engagement with nourishing rest. Yin Yoga postures will be utilized to stimulate the joints, emphasize the organs that can support health and provide inspiration for balancing outward extension with inner stillness.

Morning Practice

A fun, inquisitive way to wake up to sensation in the body and set a tone of mind for the day. Class will be guided with attention to breath and alignment with a focus on fully inhabiting our bodies while observing thoughts and sensations. We’ll encourage circulation and wakefulness, build warmth and play with balance and adaptability. Includes active and Yin-style yoga postures. Knowledge of basic yoga poses is helpful but not required.

Discovering Balance

An exploration of balance in all its domains. This class will investigate the harmonizing of inhale & exhale, strength & flexibility, will & surrender to help us stimulate balance in our bodies and our lives. A great course to compliment the Fundamentals of Yoga or any Gentle/Beginner class.
Classes

Monthly Class Descriptions

Restorative Yoga

The insights of deep rest can align our bodies for healing and trend our minds toward simplicity. Well-supported postures that very gently traction the spine and encourage the body’s soft tissues to yield will release tension patterns and nourish the nervous system. As we move towards the colder and darker seasons of the year a restorative practice can be a rejuvenating way to nourish our minds & replenish our energy levels.

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Yin yoga is of particular benefit to the body’s joints and connective tissues. Because these structures don’t respond to repetitive movement the same way that muscles do, yin yoga practices utilize longer holds in postures that emphasize muscular relaxation, especially targeting the upper legs, hips and spine. Supportive relationships between Taoist martial arts practices, meridian theory and meditation enrich this slow, deep practice.

Yoga Nidra

Commonly referred to as “yogic sleep,” yoga nidra is a guided meditation practiced in gentle, restorative postures designed to more deeply integrate mind-body-emotional health. The nervous system is coaxed into a state of rest, from where subtler layers of self-understanding can emerge and tensions can be released. Appropriate for all practitioners.

Class Schedule

Fishmoon Yoga is offering small indoor classes, online classes and individual or group consultations. The schedules and costs are itemized below.

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

All Levels (Hybrid)

Wednesdays 9:00-10:15am

Gentle Class (in-person only)

Thursdays 9:00-10:15am

Seasonal Yoga Practice & Meditation (hybrid)

Fridays

Prerecorded Gentle Yoga Class (online only, emailed to your inbox)

Fridays 7:30-8:30am

Morning Practice (in-person only)

Fridays 9:00-10:00am

Gentle Yoga Class (in-person only)

Select Sundays 5:00-6:00pm

Restorative Yoga (hybrid): 4/10, 5/8 & 6/5

Select Sundays 5:00-6:00pm

Yin Yoga (hybrid): 4/17, 5/22 & 6/19

Pricing & Procedures

In person attendance: Up to 12 practitioners are welcome join me in the studio for both in person and hybrid classes (hybrid = combined in-person and online class).

To register: Please register for all in-person, group classes by clicking the “Details and Register” link for the class for which you want to register and then click the “Register” button in the class description. 

Drop-in cost: $18

Class passes: $12/class for 5 or more classes – class passes can be shared, are transferrable and never expire

Online attendance: Classes offered on a monthly basis. Participants register for the month and will receive links to each class and each of the class recordings, which are available via zoom for 72 hours or can be downloaded and saved.

To register: email karadouglas2010@gmail.com

Cost: $40/household for one calendar month. Includes all online classes & recordings

Payments for all class purchases can be made in cash, through Venmo (@fishmoonyoga) or by check. Our mailing address is: Kara Douglas, 4 Ash Point Road, Harpswell, ME 04079.

*Please don’t let finances prevent you from practicing. If you’re unable to pay for regularly scheduled classes at this time, please register anyway and join us.
 
Clean Transportation Credits: 

Want to walk to class? Carpool with a friend? Hang glide? Each time you reduce the number of vehicles needed to get here you earn a point towards free classes. For every 8 points earned, you get a credit for a free class. (Carpoolers, this includes 1 point for each member of the carpool)

Class Cancellation Procedures:

Classes at Fishmoon Yoga are rarely cancelled, however in the event of illness or especially challenging weather we may call off a class from time to time. 

The best way to know if class is cancelled is to call 207-798-2756 within 2 hours of class. There will be a voicemail message at that number stating that class has been cancelled. As long as internet is available, we’ll make every effort to notify students of cancellations via email and the Fishmoon Yoga website.
Teacher Bios

Meet Our Teachers

Kara Douglas

Primary Yoga Teacher

Kara Douglas is Fishmoon Yoga’s primary teacher, offering weekly classes, workshops & retreats throughout the year. Kara has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2001. Trained primarily in the Pranakriya, Kripalu and Yin Yoga traditions, with further background in other yoga methodology, she weaves a seasonal theme into her teaching. As a former science teacher and naturalist, Kara steeps her teaching in a love of nature. In addition to running the day-to-day operations at Fishmoon Yoga, Kara also co-leads an annual retreat in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. She is a free-lance writer and serves on the boards of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts and the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund.

Ann Flannery

Certified Yoga Teacher

Ann Flannery is a Certified Professional Yoga teacher with Advanced Level training. Ann has been practicing yoga since 1990 and teaching yoga since 2000.

Ann began her yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center in Lenox MA. Her continuing Yoga studies include the Iyengar tradition and Anusara methodology.

Ann’s teaching is primarily based in the Kripalu Yoga tradition and philosophy. To approach practice with compassion for one’s self, open to witnessing what unfolds.

Her classes are influenced by her love of movement and athletics as well the power of experiencial learning. She enjoys creating a space, both physically and spiritually to support students in their self discovery and the discovery of the many benefits that the ancient practice of Yoga offers.

Ann enjoys working with wood and has been a cabinetmaker since 1975. She has a deep passion for boats and being on the water and is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain.

Individual Consultations

For one-on-one or small group instruction. A great way to address questions, deepen your practice, learn safe modifications for injuries and establish a home practice routine. Can include postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Offered online, outdoors or in the studio.

Students seeking individual instruction can schedule a 1-hour session with Kara. If requesting a series of individual consultations, the first session will run 75 minutes to set clear goals for practice at no additional cost.

Individual Consultation Cost: $60/hour for up to 3 practitioners; $20 per additional. Offsite classes priced individually.

Private Classes

(for groups of 2 or more): Cost is calculated based on number of students.

To schedule an individual consultation or private classes, please contact Kara: 207-798-2756 or karadouglas2010@gmail.com

4 Ash Point Rd, Harpswell, Maine

(207) 798-2756

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