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We're loving the days as they grow brighter and warmer! The deadline for signing up for this year's European retreats in Italy, France and Switzerland is coming up on March 15.  Please consider coming  to experience yoga, meditation and exploration (more details here)!

Kim Nashed Yoga Class Schedule

Our on-going classes in central Maine continue to flow like the Kennebec. We look forward to moving and breathing with you here in Waterville, Winslow and Oakland. Come join us!

Friends, yogis and yoginis: Please note that our classes from May 10 - June 14 will be ongoing with substitute teachers as we are on our European retreats. We will see you back in class soon!

> MONDAY <

3:30 - 4:45 pm

YOGA & MEDITATION

Indra Holistic Studio
(595 Benton Avenue)
| Winslow |
{ $10/class }

> TUESDAY <

8:30 - 9:30 am

YOGA

Spectrum Generations
(Muskie Center)
| Waterville |
{ $5/class }

10:15 - 11:15 am

YOGA

Champions Fitness
(Elm Plaza)
| Waterville |
{ $10/class or
$33/month }

> WEDNESDAY <

5:30 - 7 pm

YOGA & MEDITATION

Wind Song Studio
(13 Libby Hill Road)
| Oakland |
{ $10/class }

> THURSDAY <

8:30 - 9:30 am

YOGA

Spectrum Generations
(Muskie Center)
| Waterville |
{ $5/class }

10:15 - 11:45 am

YOGA & MEDITATION

Champions Fitness
(Elm Plaza)
| Waterville |
{ $10 / class or $33 /month }

> SATURDAY <

9 - 10:30 am

LEVEL 2 YOGA & MEDITATION

Indra Holistic Studio
(595 Benton Avenue)
| Winslow |
{ $10/class }

11 - 12:15 pm

LEVEL 1 YOGA & MEDITATION

Indra Holistic Studio
(595 Benton Avenue)
| Winslow |
{ $10/class } classes begin 4/27

> SUNDAY <

BEGINNER'S YOGA & MEDITATION

(Currently completed. New series coming in Fall 2019)

Indra Holistic Studio
(595 Benton Avenue)
| Winslow |


YOGA FOR YOU…

We all come to yoga for our own very real, very personal, reasons. You may be experiencing some physical discomfort and want to move in ways that alleviate physical stress or pain; you may feel that your days have been hijacked by a never-ending to-do list. Yoga guides you to your innate wisdom, inner well-being, and deep peace.

Or, you may have heard that yoga is something that is supposed to be good for you and you are curious. These are all very wonderful reasons for you to explore yoga! You will find your answers!

…YOGA FOR ME…

I knew I would like yoga; somehow, I just knew. What I didn’t know and couldn’t have predicted was how much I’d like sharing yoga — yoga classes, workshops, retreats, moving and breathing with others — all of us experiencing the benefits of yoga.

In the early days taking classes for the first time, I would move my body and feel that each time I was getting a bit stronger, which was good for me. What was also good for me was savasana! Hey now, savasana! Mmmm! Those few minutes at the end of class, lying down and soaking in the yoga practice was positively transporting. I could feel how full of love for my sons my heart was and how full of love my life was. Yes, I knew I loved my sons and yes, my precious life, but lying down in savasana — that allowed me to fully soak in and appreciate my deepest feelings. Thank you, yoga, what a gift!

…YOGA FOR ALL OF US!

Yoga serves all. It is one way to a happier, healthier life!

Need more reasons? How about four more reasons? Read below!

FOUR REASONS TO PRACTICE YOGA

01Explore!
Being part of a yoga class, a workshop or a retreat provides a space in which to explore the inner landscape of your heart, your body, and your mind. Yoga is a deep, sweet meditation in motion, an exploration that brings balance to all aspects of your life, everything from your work life to your family life. It’s a meditative exploration taking you more deeply into who you are and what is important to you.

Yoga and meditation balance the responsibilities and distractions of your life with a deeper sense of diving in to who you truly already are. Yoga is a meditation and an exploration — linking your body and your breathing together to a calmer mind and a more expansive heart.

The Sufi mystic Rumi wrote,

“The cage is not locked.”

Yoga and meditation help each of us to see and feel limitations we may be placing on ourselves. The truth of our lives is that though we perceive otherwise, we are actually free — free to be guided by our own inner wisdom and intuition, living fully, inside and out. This is oftentimes the most important part of your exploration.

Yoga, as an inner exploration and a meditation is not about trying to change into a different person, it’s a way of comfortably becoming more fully who you are. Over time, there will be a deeper connection to you via your supple body, relaxed breath, calm mind, and expansive heart.

02Balance!
Yoga provides a harmonious ‘East-Meets-West’ balance. Many of the terms we use today in yoga are from Sanskrit or Pali, languages from the ancient cultures where yoga was first practiced. It’s amazing that the Eastern way of looking at the human body developed thousands of years ago by sages, yogis, mahareshis, and monks can now be scientifically proven accurate by Western science and medicine. Eastern wisdom and Western science come together in the practice of yoga and meditation.

As you build and cultivate your yoga practice you will feel it in your body and your emotions. You will feel a new sense of balance both physically and emotionally. This happens incrementally and there is no right or wrong pace. Yoga opens up a new way of seeing yourself and experiencing life: the joy of feeling more balanced on and off the yoga mat!

03STRENGTHEN & GET FLEXIBLE!
There is a freedom and ease of movement that comes to you from balancing strength and flexibility. Each of us naturally comes to a Yoga practice with either more physical strength or greater flexibility. Yoga brings out both in the body. Strong bodies become more flexible over time and flexible bodies gain strength. Yoga is an exploration and meditation upon the body, the breath, the heart and the mind. The body learns to more willingly release tension, tightness and gripping, and learns to move with suppleness.

04MEDITATE!
The meditation of movement occurs as your body breathes and moves with Hatha Yoga. Hatha yoga is the physical movement of a yoga practice. The movement of your body and breath calms your mind and brings an awareness to the expansive energy of your heart. The shift from being only aware of what is happening around you to also feeling what is happening within you is the place in which personal transformation takes place.

Yoga, Meditation and Exploration! Namaste.