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.
Once again, holiday season is upon us. After the madness of the season subsides, many of us are ready to begin to recommit to Yoga once again, making class passes and gift certificates from Chill, a timely reminder to get back on our mats!
We offer a $25 discount on $120 10 class passes bought between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Buy them for yourselves as well as friends and family.
Alternatively, gift certificates are available in any denomination you choose. These can be applied to any of our packages, whether it’s for a Drop In or 2, an Introductory Pass or Regular class passes.
You can conveniently order them HERE to be emailed to recipients on a date of your choosing.
Whichever you choose you can order them online and can be emailed directly to the recipient at a date of your choosing
If you’d prefer to gift a Paper Certificate, you can purchase them from us at the Studio, or arrange a convenient time
It’s been a busy summer for us at Chill Yoga. We’ve enjoyed the sunny days, July’s Sadhana Challenge and Beach Yoga. As we start to shift gears into the fall – and some of our teachers take a break. We have the following cancellations to announce.
Spend a late afternoon at Sia Bello Salon & Spa, in Auburn, Maine feeling luxurious and rejuvenated!
*Indulge in the spa-rejuvenating Pink Himalayan Sea Salt foot scrubs and soaks with dosha-pacifying essential oils followed by warm towel wraps with Lisa!
*Enjoy summer-soothing basil melon cooler, or fresh mint chai tea and Ayurvedic treats (caffeine-free brewed tea will also be available during the event). *Experience all natural ingredient Auyrvedic Facials for your dosha with Heidi.
*Learn about Hair Care products in a green world with Sia Bello Salon owner/Stylist, Jamie Bosse Rice!
Hosted by Heidi L. Audet, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Sia Bello’s very own Jamie Bosse Rice and Lisa Mazarella who promise a day to remember.
Cost: $60 per person. Chill Yoga Sadhana Challenge Participants rate: $55.00 per challenger
Location: Sia Bello, 1049 Center Street, Auburn, ME
Join Heidi and Diane on Sunday July 15th at 11.30am for a fun workshop exploring the more vigorous transitions in Ashtanga Vinyasa. We will discuss foundations, provide assists, and also provide preparatory exercises and information for further resources. We plan to keep it playful and relaxed- no pressure!
For all levels, some experience with Ashtanga helpful.
Diane and Heidi have trained with David Swenson in a 40-hour Ashtanga Teacher training. Both have been practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga combined for nearly 30 years.
Cost: $30 per person ($28.00 for Sadhana Challengers)