Weekly Class Descriptions
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.
Summer 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 spring. Practice will include breathing techniques and posture sequences to circulate prana, release heat and balance active engagement with nourishing rest and open to growth. 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. Practitioners should be comfortable in an all-levels class and interested in furthering their practice; modifications will be offered.
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.
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.
Morning Flow: 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. Knowledge of basic yoga poses is helpful but not required.
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. $15 or class pass.
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.
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.
Saturday, 4 May 2019
A free community collaboration between Fishmoon Yoga & Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
Look, listen, feel, tread gently.
We’ll meet at Fishmoon Yoga and begin with simple meditation instruction indoors to set the stage for an outdoor exploration at HHLT’s Curtis Farm Preserve, where we’ll walk the trails, pausing to engage aspects of meditative awareness. Bring water, a journal, and dress for the weather. The program is free and open to the public, but please do pre-register at: http://www.hhltmaine.org
Yoga for Student Athletes
Sunday, April 7, 1-3pm
For students ages 10-18 who are looking for a yoga practice to compliment and balance their sports training. Stretching, strengthening and developing mindfulness.
To Register: 207-798-2756 or email@example.com
BEGIN AGAIN: AWAKENING TO THE ABUNDANCE OF SPRING
“Tomorrow is a new day; begin well and serenely with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A DAY LONG RETREAT
CO-HOSTED BY SARAH WHITRIDGE + MARGO ROSINGANA
Honor the cycle of renewal and ready yourself for the emergence of spring. Lift your spirit from the dormancy of winter to welcome in lightness, spaciousness and hopefulness. Move, nourish, connect and rest in a community of women dedicated to their own, as well as a collective unfolding.
This special day long retreat will combine an exteneded Qoya class followed by a nourishing Ayurvedic- inspired/whole food lunch, ending with a 2 hour Restorative Yoga practice.
Time will be provided to be in nature (weather permitting), share in community and for self-reflection.
Space is limited.
To register: www.margorosingana.com
Ready to establish a consistent personal yoga practice, but need some space, encouragement, inspiration? Fishmoon Yoga will be open for practice on Wednesday mornings this spring. Practice session will not be guided, though a teacher will be present to practice along with students and available to touch base about questions you may have. A donation in any amount to Harpswell Neck Physical Education Association’s tennis court fundraising campaign is much appreciated but not required.
To preregister for Fishmoon Yoga workshops: 207-798-2756, firstname.lastname@example.org
with Ann Flannery & Kara Douglas
March 7-14, 2020