Series Classes

Special classes by registration. Specific start and end dates! Early registration is recommended and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Prenatal Yoga

with Erin Grade, Yoga Instructor
Four Tuesdays, February 25-March 17, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 
Drop-ins welcome
 
Pregnancy is a time of tremendous growth and change, both physically and emotionally. It is a time to nourish yourself and your growing baby. Join us for prenatal yoga to cultivate breath, stamina, and courage in preparation for birth. Each class will integrate warm-ups, breathing techniques, core strengthening postures, relaxation, and meditation. The practice will meet you wherever you are in your pregnancy. You will enjoy the many benefits including stress relief, reduced nausea, reduced inflammation, increased stamina and strength, as well as increased bonding and compassion. This class is a wonderful opportuntiy to gather with other pregnant women and share your joys and concerns. It is a time for essential self-care. Hope to see you there!
 
Level: Women in any stage of pregnancy are welcome; no yoga experience necessary.
 
Registration: Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options. 
Suggested donation
 
Note: The Dancing Elephant is by donation so that everyone can participate. Donations in any amount are graciously appreciated.

Women's Yoga Circle

with Rachel Nixon, Yoga Instructor
Seven Wednesdays, February 26-April 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
By registration
 
“Creativity is everyone’s birthright. It is the act of living here and now, finding out what it is that makes you happy, and then pursuing that path.” - Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
 
Calling Midcoast women of all ages! As Winter turns to Spring, join a sacred circle of women for an inspiring journey into Self-Expression and Creativity. Over the course of seven weeks, we will awaken and strengthen Svadisthana Chakra, the second energy center. This chakra - represented by the bold color orange and the flowing element of water- invites us to express our innate creativity. We all are inspired beings. The energy of creation flows with divine purpose through our lives. How are we directing that flow, and how are we surrending to it? Where are we stuck?
 
Together, we will practice breathwork, yoga, mudra, chanting, and meditation to balance the mental, physical, and nervous energies in the body and specifically the second energy center, Svadisthana Chakra. There will be time for creative expression through art, movement, and writing.
 
The circle provides a wonderful space for sharing, growth, and friendship. The atmosphere is open-hearted and joyful. 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] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options. Installment payments are welcome.
Suggested donation
 
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.
 
Note: The Dancing Elephant is by donation so that everyone can participate. Donations in any amount are graciously appreciated. 

Mommy & Me Yoga

with Erin Grade, Yoga Instructor
Four Saturdays, February 29- March 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Drop-ins welcome

Take time to connect with your baby and meet other moms. This gentle yoga class is a wonderful way to come back to yoga - or start a new yoga practice - after giving birth. Throughout the series, we will focus on breathing techniques, yoga postures, and relaxation to calm and nourish ourselves. (A baby’s first year can be very exciting and daunting!) The yoga postures will specifically help rebuild and stabilize the pelvic floor, core muscles, and low back. You’ll learn mindfulness techniques and specific stretching exercises that you can do at home with your baby. Come join other moms and babes for this fun and relaxing class!

Level: For new moms with babies ages 6 weeks to 12 months (pre-walking); no yoga experience necessary.
 
Registration: Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.
Suggested donation
 
Note: The Dancing Elephant is by donation so that everyone can participate. Donations in any amount are graciously appreciated.