Class Descriptions and Teachers
* January 1-May 31, 2013
All classes are held at JITB, 47 Portland Street, 2nd floor, Portland, ME. Parking available across the street in lot. Yoga mats & props are available. All classes are by donation.
10-11:15am Yoga for the Queer Body with Amy Raina
This class will offer a vinyasa spiritual practice for anyone who has felt like they don’t fit in a mainstream yoga class. This class embraces all gender expressions, sexualities, body sizes, ages, and abilities. We will work with breath, movement, strength, and relaxation in a non-judgmental yoga space. Modifications and assists will be given if the individual wants them. Bring fun stretchy clothes, a sweat-band, and a sense of humor.
7-8:30pm Reclaiming our Roots Community Herbalism with Cathleen Miller & Angel Putney
For centuries we have been using plants for shelter, nourishment through food, healing, and in spiritual practice to remind us of our connection to all of life. The tradition of community herbalism is based in the idea that plants are as common as people and that the knowledge and use of plant medicine should be equally accessible and available to all. This way of practicing herbalism is meant to empower communities through sharing not only knowledge of the many uses and preparations of herbal medicine, but to also promote social justice through resource sharing. Where there is plenty, may no one go without is our philosophy about medicine. Throughout these workshops we will spark and feed your love of plants and the wonder that they can inspire through their many gifts. In our class sessions, we will discuss herbs that grow in our area, how they can be used in our daily lives, how to identify plants in the wild and harvest them through the seasons in an ethical way. We will also discuss medicine making and preparations for acute and chronic conditions, herbal first aid, physical assessment skills, body systems and energetics, and Ayurvedic philosophies and diagnostic techniques. We will offer hands-on experiential learning as well as information sharing.
7-8:15pm Yoga for Gay Men with Derek Theriault
This is an ALL LEVELS active & accessible Vinyasa yoga class. Connecting breath and movement, we will flow through Sun Salutations, Balancing Postures, Hip Openers and Back Bends. Modifications will be offered and are encouraged. Come prepared to deepen awareness and find inspiration through movement and perspiration!
Thursday Special Guest series.
January 30-May, 2013 - Sex of Self with Kellie Ryan & Dana Fadel. The Sex of Self series is for women-identified only, who are looking for a place to openly discuss issues around sexuality, our bodies, and our choices. Other than discussion, Sex of Self uses body movement and meditation, bringing us into more self awareness.
For more info: Sex of Self
9-10:15am Rockstar Yoga for the Masses with Danielle Madore
An exploratory adventure in vinyasa style yoga, peppered with odd bits of goofy folk wisdom. Since music motivates me and makes me feel good, class will be centered around a diverse and fun playlist.