(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...

Spring Fresh New View

Seeing Things Clearly The official start of spring doesn't always feel like very much like spring if you live in Southern Maine. At least not very consistently. There are a few things, like daffodils, that loudly announce to even the most stoic Mainers that spring is...

Live Your Yoga: Staying Calm In Turbulent Times

Bring Your Yoga to Life: Live Your Yoga! The practice of yoga is a wonderful thing for many reasons. Yoga offers it’s practitioners physical, mental and cognitive benefits. Your yoga mat becomes your sanctuary. A safe haven for your mind, body and spirit to be freely...

Join Yoga in ME at Eliot Festival Days, 2017!

Eliot Festival Days of 2017 The last Saturday of September marks the traditional date of the Eliot Festival Days. Eliot Festival Days are the last hurrah of the summer season here in Eliot, ME. Although the name seems confusing, (why isn't it Festival DAY?), this...

Getting Down with Your Dog – Practicing Yoga With Your Dog

Yoga with your dog, not for your dog! DOGA, the term coined to performing yoga practices with your furry friend has become increasingly popular as niche markets in the yoga industry have greatly expanded—you can do yoga with just about anything these days! You can do...

Who Do You Want to Be When You’re Not a Judge?

Who Do You Want to Be When You're Not a Judge? From time to time we post an essays written by the students in our 200 Hour Teacher Training Program as part of their homework. This is one student’s essay. I was recently listening to a podcast and this is the question...

Sthira and Sukha

From time to time we post an essays written by the students in our 200 Hour Teacher Training Program as part of their homework. This is one student’s essay.   Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: 2.46 …”posture (asana) [should be] stable (sthira) and comfortable (sukha).” …...

Yamas and Niyamas integrating into Modern Life

From time to time we post an essays written by the students in our 200 Hour Teacher Training Program as part of their homework. This is one student’s essay. Yamas - Restraints Y: yes to difficult emotions, sensations, and resistance – that generates from whatever...

What Is Present Power? (And Why You CAN Do It)

Have you ever looked at our schedule and noticed our Present Power classes? Maybe you have tried it before. Or, maybe the word "power" scared you away. Well, I'm here today to tell you that Present Power is nothing to be afraid of. First of all, this it not what you...

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