We’re into our 3rd week of our virtual yoga studio, and we are so appreciative of your continued support. Who knew a month ago that our lives would be so changed? And who knew how we would be able to adapt to continuing our yoga practices through Zoom?
And here we are – a way to find continuation with our practice, and continue connecting with our Yoga family. While we live with so much uncertainty as we move through this historic time together, yoga is a fantastic way to keep grounded, keep strong and flexible and keep a familiar routine going. We appreciate you all.
Each week we will put out the schedule for the week. Register for classes on Schedulicity or send us an email. We will send you the link for Zoom.
After a great deal of thought and contemplation, we have decided to close the studio as part of an effort to “flatten the curve” and minimize the spread of the virus.
Currently, we are working on an online schedule. We’re feeling our way forward with this: we have recorded a few classes, and a few classes are being offered live on Zoom. We’re are all new to this – making it up as we go along – so we may get a full schedule here. However, the best way to check in with the day’s events are on our Facebook page. (If you don’t do Facebook, please email or call us – and we’ll keep you in the loop!)
The main thing is to stay well, put self care at the top of the list, know that we’re always here to help you with any aspect of your practice. (Especially, if you choose to spend more time at home developing a self practice). We’ve got a great community of teachers and students – we will get through this!!
This month, a few teachers will be on vacation, so take a careful look at the schedule for any changes to your regular classes. As always, we post the day’s schedule on our Facebook page, so this is always a good place to check in, too.
Don’t forget to sign up for workshops to secure your place.
And last, but not least, we’re still accepting registrations for the 200 hour teacher training that begins in April. This is a wonderful opportunity to fully immerse yourselves in all things Yoga, whether you want to teach or not. By the end of it, you will have gained a stronger practice and so much more. Please contact Heidi or Kimberly for more information.
Check out our Schedule for February. It’s another full one.
We also have plenty of events to choose from, too.
Don’t forget, we are still accepting applications for the Yoga Teacher Training which begins in April. (Please note – this is a really wonderful opportunity to get immersed in Yoga; you don’t need to want to teach!)
It’s hard to believe that we have a year, indeed, a whole decade has passed by… Chill is officially into it’s 2nd decade! Our schedule is full and varied. There are many reasons that people look to bring Yoga into their lives – and what it means to them. For some people, it’s casual – it’s attending a class occasionally or semi regularly. For others, it’s several classes per week, or an adjunct to a solid home practice. We really don’t mind which camp any of our students fall into – our goal is to provide a place which meets you wherever you are. And if you ever have any questions, about this, then we’re always happy to discuss this with you. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to Yoga, us or been with us for a long time.
If you’re looking for more, then you maybe interested in attending a workshop or an event. These are great ways to deepen your experience of Yoga, and add elements to your practice.
And we’re pleased to be offering a 200 hour Teacher Training at Chill this year. You do not have to have an intention to teach to do this. We repeat you do not have to have an intention to teach…. The 200 hour is a wonderful immersion into the broader experience of Yoga. If you want to develop a practice, or have always had an interest in the Sutras, in anatomy, in Ayurveda, in self development, then this is for you.
So back to where we started – if you’re interested in Yoga casually, socially or seriously, we’re here to meet you wherever you are at.
Another full schedule as we enter the busy Holiday season. As always check for any changes before heading into town; last minute cancellations for weather can be found on our FB page.
We have specials available for the holiday season: savings of $20 on our 10 class passes, perfect for treating yourself. Savings of $4 on our Introductory 6 class pass, perfect for that friend or family member you’ve been nudging to come along. Gift certificates are also available. More info here
Sparkle Saturday is on December 14th between 10am and 4pm. We’ll have our doors wide open, and Lisbon Street will be alive with shoppers for unique gifts and food and drink. Stop on by.
Saturday November 2nd: The Healing Power of Meditation
When you think of meditation, do you picture a passive spiritual practice that takes decades to show benefit? Think again. Today, leading health professionals and educators are prescribing meditation for everything from chronic pain to cancer prevention. Studies have shown that if you meditate for half an hour daily, you will be able to face life with peace and inner strength. Meditation is the most powerful mental and nerve tonic available today. Now imagine combining meditation science with evidence-based nutritional, breathing and relaxation techniques. Dr. Susan Taylor did. The Healing Power of Meditation will do for your mind what yoga does for your body. More than just a theoretical study you will gain: skills to digest undesired emotions that bind the heart; practical pointers for bringing meditation into your professional activities; keys to furthering your personal meditation training; and the fundamental principles of healing through traditional yoga meditation. You’ll practice the meditation sequence and master the five steps to bring mindfulness into focus to disengage from matters that bind the heart.
Program Objectives -Fundamental principles of healing through evidence-based meditation -Lifestyle solutions to bring your life into meditation -Meditation and mental health- the evidence -Keys to beginning and/or furthering your current practice -Breathing, relaxation and evidence-based meditation practices to bring energy yet calm to your entire being
About Susan Taylor, PhD Susan Taylor, PhD is an internationally renowned teacher of practical ways to integrate western medicine with natural healing traditions. Founder of the inationally acclaimed Meditation Specialist Training based on – Evidence-based meditation – Taylor provides the art and science of meditation as well as the technology behind it to give the most comprehensive training currently available. Dr Taylor has authored several best-selling publications including Feeling Good Matters: The Yoga of Mind, Medicine and Healing, The Vital Energy Program, Sexual Radiance and The Healing Power of Meditation CD series, appeared in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, The American Journal of Physiology and many national magazines. She holds a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve Medical School, an MS in Human Nutrition at Columbia Medical School and is founder of the Center for Meditation Science. More information visit: www.DrSusanTaylor.com and SusanTaylor.org for the MindMedicineHealing Podcast
If you have your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, you can take this training to qualify to teach for SeaChange Yoga. This is a non profit dedicated to bringing Yoga to underserved communities – and there are many opportunities in the Lewiston/Auburn area. Consider taking this training, if you would like to work for SeaChange.
Discounts are available for SeaChange teachers. Check in with Nerys for more information.
Join Julie Gammon and Lauren Breau at Chill Yoga in Lewiston, ME, for this deeply rebalancing session of acupuncture and yoga nidra guided relaxation. Lauren will be placing 4-5 acupuncture points to ground, regulate, and balance stress levels, then Julie will lead you through a long relaxing guided meditation as you lie in savasana (relaxation posture on your back). You will set an intention (sankalpa) for the practice and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. No experience necessary, all props are provided by the studio but feel free to bring your own mat if you like! Investment in Self, $30. REGISTRATION REQUIRED THROUGH JULIE’S WEBSITE NOT THROUGH CHILL: www.juliegammon.com
Sunday November 17th: The Harvest: A Gathering Workshop
Do you know what you need to feel supported as you maneuver through the transition from fall into winter? Do you struggle with seasonal changes? The Harvest Workshop is an opportunity to gather with other like-minded people and learn the tools to assist you in self-regulation, adaptability, and building resiliency through: *Self-reflection writing time (prompts given) *A guided Meditation practice *Ayurveda Self-Care: Easy Facials class *A seasonal harvest meal to nourish *An opportunity to share time with community.
The Harvest is led by Heidi L. Audet, ERYT500, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Kimberly Allen, Yoga Therapist. Workshop cost includes meal. Cost: $40; includes meal and facial supplies. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 11/13/19 To register: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/CYYQJ6/workshops
We’ve moved! After 9 years in our space above Forage Market, we are now located on the ground floor right next door. Conceptually, it all sounded so easy – we’ll get the renovations done and move in. The reality – we have acquired a lot of stuff over the years, and our new studio is much skinnier than our old one. For teachers and students, we are all adjusting to our new home, as we fine tune the use of the space. It’s a good reminder of all of our Yogic lessons in detachment!
Our Big News… We’ll be moving to 182 Lisbon Street!
After 9 years in our studio located above Forage, we’re making the move to a first floor space immediately next door. The new space is currently being renovated, and will give us superior access and more room. We’re very excited and anticipate that we’ll be ready to make the big move by mid-late September.
As we move into fall, many new classes are coming back onto the schedule during the course of this month. It’s a good time to get back into a post summer routine and put self-care back on the list. We always recommend regular classes, but if you’re looking for something more – we have Julie’s Equinox Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation, Heidi’s Ayurveda training which focuses on food this month and Nerys’s Resistance Stretch workshop for happier and healthier body.
If you have any questions at all about any of our classes or workshops, do get in touch.