Soaring at the Summit
August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yoga with Winged Wildlife
It’s for the Birds!
Join Yoga in ME and the Center for Wildlife (CFW), Cape Neddick, Maine at the top of Mount Agamenticus. CFW will bring some of their resident ambassadors, animals that cannot be re-released into the wild: an owl or two, a falcon and perhaps others.
Learn more about these animals and CFW’s work with local wildlife, then enjoy yoga with Freyja, the peregrine falcon, on a perch at the head of the class with her educator. Freyia is a non-releasable imprinted peregrine falcon who enjoys watching the things strange humans do. Sometimes she joins and mimics and stretches her wings herself!
The top of Mount Agamenticus provides scenic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the White Mountains, along with un-fragmented forests and watersheds that showcase years of land protection efforts. This vantage point, with its views of the undeveloped forests and local reservoirs, is the ideal location to enjoy nature and yoga.
Stay for photos after class, enjoy the golden hours, or even plan to pack a picnic dinner and stay until dusk when the park closes.
Meet at the summit of Mt. Agamenticus. You can hike or drive directly to the summit. There is ample parking at the summit.
Things to Bring:
- Folding or beach chair for presentation
- A yoga mat
$30/$25 for YIM Members + a donation to Center for Wildlife. We suggest at least $10. CFW will bring a box for donations.
Part of the fee we collect will go directly toward the upkeep of the trails, facilities, and the educational outreach efforts of Mt. Agamenticus.
Falcons encourage us to set goals, make plans and strategies to obtain these goals. They are all about one-pointed focus. When they show themselves to us they inspire us to take action on our passions. A falcon rises above and sees the big picture before attacking.
Turkey Vultures remind us to be patient with yourself and think things through. This allows us to listen to our consciousness and your heart. Use all of your resources and senses to choose your own path but be flexible while moving forward.
Owls guide you to see beyond the veil of darkness, deception, and illusion. Rely on your intuition and access information that allows you to see the reality of a situation. The owl is a strong guide for discernment and decision making.
The Center for Wildlife
CFW’s mission is to build a sustainable future for wildlife in our community through medical treatment, rehabilitation, educational outreach, research, and conservation activities.
There is a suggested donation to the Center for Wildlife of $10. CFW will bring a box for donations.
The Instructor: Sue Mickey
Sue is a proud graduate of The Hard & The Soft 200-hour Yoga teacher training founded by Beryl Bender Birch and she started teaching in 2017. She loved it so much she is doing it again to deepen her teaching and personal practice. Sue is also trained in Yoga for 12-step recovery, Mindful Yoga Therapy, and Boomer Yoga. Sue can frequently be found practicing and laughing with the community at Yoga in ME, because we are all on this journey together and we can never take ourselves too seriously.
Sue’s educational passion is biological sciences. She has the utmost respect and awe of the diversity of life, the intelligence of the human body and, and most importantly, the necessary interdependence of all life on our planet. We are truly one. This passion led Sue to receive her Masters degree in Biology Education. She has worked in healthcare and as a high school teacher in biology, anatomy and physiology, forensic science, and a community service learning/leadership class. Watching others achieve their goals has always been the best part of her work.
Off the mat, Sue is a budding bird lady, she keeps a field guide and nearby to identify species and loves to look up the spiritual meaning and messages they send to us. In this workshop you will meet Freyja the peregrine falcon, Violet the turkey vulture, and Lady Willow the screech owl.