A Shout Out to Portland’s beautiful late Spring and Summer Seasons and updates on classes ending earling June
Summer is upon us and with that just as the seasons are in a cycle of change and growth so are we! We will be finishing up our 6 month session of classes this beautiful month of June. Come Summer, JITB will move to an 8 week July/August schedule and then resume with a 4 month schedule this fall. We will be getting you the info on new classes, teachers, continuing ones and a handful will be on hold until fall. We love supporting our community in taking a break from teaching over the 8 precious weeks of Maine’s glorious summer monthes should their hearts desire and are super happy to offer this to folks.
In June JITB’s Co.Director Shannyn’s Tuesday 7 a.m. Prana Yoga class and Christy’s Thursday 7 a.m. Roots to Rise class has come to completion. We are grateful to have had Christy teach with us from the day we opened our doors. She will continue as a sub for us so you will still get to expereince her awesomeness from time to time! You can catch her teaching a Yin Yoga class on Wednesday nights at Bhakti in Motion! Thanks for being so awesome Ms. Christy! We’ll miss you!
Lots of super fun and fabulous things are upon us and in the works here at JITB! We are bursting at the seams in joyfilled creative project planning and will be sharing with you in the coming weeks.
Keep a look out for the new summer schedule on Facebook, here on the website, and on cards you can pick up at JITB!
Sending you so much love and grace,
Shannyn and Sage
We are honored to have Dr. Masina Wright join in collaboration with Justice in the Body to bring monthly accessable health care to our Transgender community here in Maine. The love keeps on givng one fabulous practioner at a time! You can come see her every first Tuesday of the month between 12 noon- 5 p.m.
Come spend the evening with Shannyn Vicente as she takes you through an evening of total relaxation of the mind and body. The first part of class will be dedicated to your restorative yoga practice. You will be guided into complete relaxation in a series of postures lasting 3-5 minutes where your body is supported in completely “letting go”. And just as you have melted into that soft and yummy space in your body you will then be lead through a Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra is known as “yogic sleep”. In Yoga Nidra you are guided by my voice into dipping into the space of deep sleep with awareness. In is here that the mind has opportunities to slow down, be still with awareness and find some moments of deep peacefulness.
What is Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra?
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing and revitalizing practice that encourages rest and resets the body, mind and spirit. Deep relaxation is achieved when the body feels it is in a nurturing and supportive environment. This type of environment engages the parasympathetic nervous system allowing for improved digestion and the reduction of muscle tension, chronic stress, fatigue, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. While the body relaxes in restorative yoga poses, health is promoted throughout all of the organs, tissues, and body systems.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra Practice:
Yoga Nidra is a profound experience of muscular, mental and emotional relaxation soothes the autonomic nervous system, helps create new neuropath ways which lead to healthy habits and routines, increases quality and amount of sleep. It improves creativity and whole brain functioning and enhances mental focus, and attention span. Yoga Nidra reduces the suffering of chronic pain and creates more ease and peace of mind in daily life.
Imaginative sequencing and connection with breath to enliven the body as well as stimulate the mind.
A class delivered with true warmth and wit. “People will be moved” – Jacqui Bonwell
I began as a group fitness instructor at Towson University where I taught Spinning, Pilates,Yoga, and Kickboxing. After graduating from Towson I completed my 100 hour Teacher Training with Amazing Yoga power vinyasa studio and shortly after continued my training with Sid McNairy of Life Line Power Yoga. It was there that I uncovered a passion for the practice. I realized the transformative power of asana combined the spiritual teachings of yoga. Since then I have taught power flow classes with an emphasis on the empowering philosophies that have inspired me throughout my pursuit of this ancient healing practice. It has been my greatest joy to watch my students blossom and transform.
Mondays@ 8:30 a.m.
The class is Baptiste inspired power vinyasa flow. It is for yogis of all levels of experience. It is designed to tone, stretch and detoxify the body while calming and focusing the mind.
Jacquelynn St. Pierre
Jacquelynn started dancing before she started school and has been in love with expressive movement ever since. Throughout her school years she worked with different companies in many styles of dance. Her fascination with movement led her to try her first yoga class and little did she know the practice would have a profound impact on her life.
For Jacquelynn, yoga has awakened an intense desire within to live with great presence in each part of this journey called life. She is continually amazed and thankful for what this practice teaches both on and off the mat each day. Her intention is to share this inspiration in her classes while continually learning and growing together. She believes we ALL have something to teach.
Jacquelynn had the great honor of training at Laughing Lotus in San Francisco to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training. She loves that she continues to learn so much through teaching.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Southern Maine.
Through creative vinyasa sequencing, conscious alignment, breath awareness, meditation and relaxation, we spiritualize our physical form and honor yoga’s powerful and transformative lineage.
We’ll build strength, increase flexibility, calm the mind and open the heart in an organic unfolding where each step prepares us for the next. We practice breath centered gentle warm-ups, sun salutations, creative standing pose sequences, powerful arm balances, transformative inversions, heart opening backbends, cleansing twists, deep forward bends and hip openers, along with mind-expanding meditation. The class culminates in blissful relaxation, leaving you feeling happy, wild and free.
JITB New 6-Month Weekly Class Schedule! Jan-May 2013
All classes are $5.00 (cash only). All classes (except Wednesday nights) are weekly and drop-in – which means you simply show up, no need to sign up for them. You might want to get there a few minutes early to secure your spot! To learn more about each class and our instructors, click them below – a box will pop up with descriptions. Our studio is cozy and can accommodate 10 mats. We provide mats, blocks, blankets and straps for all yoga classes!
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The Mind- Body-Spirit Connection, Gentle Kripalu Y
The Mind- Body-Spirit Connection, Gentle Kripalu Y with Keita Annie Whitten