Series Classes

Women's Kundalini Circle

Rachel Nixon, Kundalini Yoga Instructor
Six Wednesdays, 7/11-8/15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
By registration
 
"The most basic commitment any human can make is the commitment to being fully alive." Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
 
Calling Midcoast women of all ages! Make a commitment to yourself this summer. Join us for an uplifting and energizing series exploring the third chakra, Manipura Chakra. We will practice Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness of taught by Yogi Bhajan. 
 
Manipura Chakra is located in the area of the navel point and solar plexus. It is ruled by the element of fire. When this chakra is balanced, we are confident, joyful, and committed. We feel fully alive. In the summer series, we will practice breathwork and physical exercises called kriyas to cleanse, energize, and strengthen the navel point and the body as a whole. The physical practice and meditations will help us release anger, stress, and fear that we may be holding, creating space for joy and new possibilities. The circle provides a wonderful sacred space for sharing, growth, and friendship. Hope to see you there!
 
Level: women of all ages are welcome; no experience necessary
 
Registration: kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] to register and discuss other payment options. Installment plans or work trade available.
Suggested donation
 
Note: The Dancing Elephant welcomes people of all genders and gender expressions, as well as non-binary and genderqueer people. This class offering is specifically offered for people who identify as women in a way that is meaningful to them.

Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga Camp

with Kristi Williamson, Yoga Instructor & Musician
Monday-Friday, August 6-10, 7-8:30 a.m.
 
Moving from your POWER Center, A Journey into the Heart... Energize your body, mind and spirit in this empowering five-day intensive to deepen your practice and harmonize your whole self. We will explore awakening the power center, manipura chakra, by initiating movement from the core. Start each day with a meditative journey inward as we invoke breath and into powerful asana. Interweaving a soulful bhakti-filled practice, as we orientate this inner fire towards our capacity to LOVE!
 
Come for the whole week for a full intensive experience or choose specific mornings that work for you! 
 
Level: everyone is welcome (previous yoga experience is helpful but not required)
 
Registration: kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] to sign up and discuss other payment options. 
Suggested donation
 
About the teacher: Kristi’s teaching is influenced by her cross-disciplinary work in sacred dance, somatic therapy, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. When teaching, Kristi practices “mirroring” or “reflection.” She drops into the practice in certain moments, triggering the mirror neurons in students to help them better understand Yoga’s subtle nuances. Kristi also engages students with posture and alignment guidance from a fundamental somatic level. She encourages students to move from their core with mindfulness and grace. Kristi often shares her soulful live devotional music in class.