Back To Movement

I just had surgery to relieve compression on a nerve that's caused a mix of intense sciatic pain and the inability to lift my left heel (often called foot drop ) steadily for almost one year - and intermittently since opening Yoga in ME in 2013. The problems with my...

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a profoundly relaxing guided relaxation. It is appropriate for anyone regardless of level of physical fitness or experience with yoga.

In a Yoga Nidra class, you will be guided to a state of consciousness somewhere between being awake and asleep that is deeply relaxing. For those of us who do not feel rested from our night-time sleep, Yoga Nidra can provide the rest we crave. For many of our students, especially those living with the effects of trauma, Yoga Nidra provides the first real rest they’ve had for years.

Summer Reading: Five Books to Bring Yoga Into Your Everyday Life

Summer weather and slowing down makes the perfect conditions for afternoons spent reading. On a beach, by a lake, or lounging in a favorite chair while the sun casts leafy shadows across the room. Ahhh. If you're looking for some good books, I've gathered some of my...

Our Favorite Salad Dressing Recipe

As our garden shifts into full swing, we have the privilege to eat the most delicious salads we can dream up and oodles of fresh, healthy greens through the summer and well into the fall. With such high quality and tasty vegetables, we don't find much need to do much...

July 4 and PTSD

As we approach Independence Day on July 4 in the United States, many of us feel gratitude for the veterans and active military duty personnel that make this freedom possible. At Yoga in ME, we strive to provide a safe place for everyone that walks in our door. And,...

Back To Movement

I just had surgery to relieve compression on a nerve that's caused a mix of intense sciatic pain and the inability to lift my left heel (often called foot drop ) steadily for almost one year - and intermittently since opening Yoga in ME in 2013. The problems with my...

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a profoundly relaxing guided relaxation. It is appropriate for anyone regardless of level of physical fitness or experience with yoga.

In a Yoga Nidra class, you will be guided to a state of consciousness somewhere between being awake and asleep that is deeply relaxing. For those of us who do not feel rested from our night-time sleep, Yoga Nidra can provide the rest we crave. For many of our students, especially those living with the effects of trauma, Yoga Nidra provides the first real rest they’ve had for years.

Summer Reading: Five Books to Bring Yoga Into Your Everyday Life

Summer weather and slowing down makes the perfect conditions for afternoons spent reading. On a beach, by a lake, or lounging in a favorite chair while the sun casts leafy shadows across the room. Ahhh. If you're looking for some good books, I've gathered some of my...

Our Favorite Salad Dressing Recipe

As our garden shifts into full swing, we have the privilege to eat the most delicious salads we can dream up and oodles of fresh, healthy greens through the summer and well into the fall. With such high quality and tasty vegetables, we don't find much need to do much...

July 4 and PTSD

As we approach Independence Day on July 4 in the United States, many of us feel gratitude for the veterans and active military duty personnel that make this freedom possible. At Yoga in ME, we strive to provide a safe place for everyone that walks in our door. And,...

(One of) Our Favorite Bean Salad Recipes

One of my students this morning was talking about some of the challenges she's facing in the process of switching to a plant-based whole-food diet. She was noting that it is taking some time to build up a repertoire of recipes. Actually, what she said was that she's...

Summer Solstice 108 FAQ

The Summer Solstice is quickly approaching, hopefully this means we'll finally start to see some warmer days here in Maine!  At Yoga in ME, we are celebrating the beginning of summer and the International day of Yoga at our event, Summer Solstice 108. This is going to...

How to Meditate

5 Easy Steps to a More Peaceful Life Step 1   Find a place to sit where distractions will be at a minimum.   This is easier for some of us than others. Maybe you will choose to hide in a closet or go to the library. Be creative. It will be easier to meditate...

haircuts to benefit vets!

by Leslie Pasternack Copied with Permission from lesliepasternack.com Yoga in ME of Eliot is the parent studio of the nonprofit FREE Yoga for Veterans. I serve on the Board of this fabulous organization, which provides trauma-sensitive yoga, as well as a deep sense of...

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