Special Events

Bring your friends and family to these wonderful community events! Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. See you there!

Autumnal Equinox Yoga & Live Cello

with Rachel Nixon & Robin Lane
Thursday, September 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
 
Autumn is a time for turning inward. It is a time to let go and cultivate deep peace. Join us for an evening of gentle yoga, meditation, and relaxation to the nourishing sounds of the live cello. We will enjoy forward bends to support an inward focus, gentle twists to release tension, and supported backbends to create space in our hearts. The evening will end with deep relaxation to nourish us at all levels. 
 
Everyone is welcome!
 
Preregistration is not required. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
 
Suggested donation: $15-30
 
Robin Lane performs classical, jazz, and contemporary works throughout Maine. He records, engineers, and produces his own music, along with the music of a growing number of local musicians, out of his home studio in Rockland. Robin’s music provokes conscious thought, bringing peace to the minds of the individual, society, and the environment in which we live. As Operations Manager at Midcoast Music Academy, he supports young musicians and encourages music education in the community.

Satsang: The Gift of Forgiveness

with Prem Sadasivananda
Friday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
 
Join us for a heart-warming evening of meditation, chanting, music, and a talk with our friend and beloved teacher Prem Sadasivananda. Tea and cookies will be offered.
 
Can we rebuild our emotional freedom after emotional upset? How deep is the hurt? The practice of forgiveness is a unique spiritual medicine for healing the past. We can learn to take care of our own - and other's - emotional energy especially when it is trapped in the form of negative experiences and emotional traumas in our mind. It takes courage to forgive and to ask for forgivenness. It is one of the most powerful practices for healing our hearts and minds.
 
Everyone is welcome. 
 
Preregistration is not required. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
 
Suggested donation: $10-15
 
Prem Sadasivananda is a direct and long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, the disciple of the renowned Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India. He began his spiritual journey in service as a sannyasin (monk) for 24 years in the Sivananda Organization, teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings in Sivananda ashrams worldwide. As a scholar of Vedantic Philosophy, Hindu Scripture, and Sanskrit, Prem is well-known for his lively, humorous talks and his unique ability to bring the ancient Yogic texts to life in the modern world. As a trained musician, Prem performs uplifting, thought-provoking, and inspiring Satsangs and Kirtan (chanting). Prem is the author of the Open Your Heart To LoveEmpower Your Life and several CDs of chanting. For more information about Prem, go to www.vidya-samyogah.com
 
Books will be available for purchase and signing with Prem.
 

Community Yoga & Live Cello

with Taylor Ackerman & Robin Lane
Sunday, November 3, 4:30-6 p.m.
 
Come one, come all. Bring a friend or two to join if you'd like. Together, we will enjoy a special community yoga class with live cello! Experience synchronicity of breath, rhythm, and creative posture flows. Let's share the healing energy of yoga, nourishing ourselves and our greater community. All levels, all body types, all ages -- anyone who wants to feel better and have more clarity of mind -- join us. Let's have fun, and celebrate yoga and the beauty of live music.
 
Everyone is welcome!
 
Preregistration is not required. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
 
Suggested donation: $5-25
 
Robin Lane performs classical, jazz, and contemporary works throughout Maine. He records, engineers, and produces his own music, along with the music of a growing number of local musicians, out of his home studio in Rockland. Robin’s music provokes conscious thought, bringing peace to the minds of the individual, society, and the environment in which we live. As Operations Manager at Midcoast Music Academy, he supports young musicians and encourages music education in the community.

Giving Thanks: A Yoga Fundraiser for Liberation Institute

with Jessica and Piers Kaniuka
Thursday, November 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
“Again and again, the warden and prison staff have commented on the positive impact yoga has made on the inmates' stress level, outlook, and interpersonal skills.” - Liberation Institute, Maine State Prison
 
Join us for a special evening of yoga, meditation, and relaxation before the holidays! Support your own wellness, as well as offer thanks and support to the Liberation Institute, an inspiring local non-profit. All proceeds from the event will directly support the Institute's Yoga Teacher Training program at the Maine State Prison.
 
Founded in 2014, the Liberation Institute is a 501(c)(3) that offers education, wellness, and recovery services to underserved populations in northern New England and beyond. Piers and Jessica Kaniuka, two of the co-founders of Liberation Institute, have been providing Yoga Teacher Training, recovery workshops, and educational curriculum to inmates at the Maine State Prison in Warren since 2016. The Institute has graduated two cohorts of nationally-accredited yoga teachers at the prison in the last several years.
 
Everyone is welcome!
 
Preregistration is not required. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
 
Suggested donation: $25-75 (100% of the proceeds go to the Liberation Institute)
 
Learn more at www.liberate-now.org. Read an inspiring article in The Free Press, 2018.

Winter Solstice Yoga & Live Cello

with Rachel Nixon & Robin Lane
Saturday, December 21, 3-5 p.m.
 
The Winter Solstice is a time of turning towards the light. Join Rachel and Robin for a special afternoon of candlelight, yoga, and live cello. Take time for yourself and enjoy the synchronicity of breath, rhythm, and gentle yoga flows. The practice will end with a deep relaxation to soothing cello sounds. We hope you can join us.
 
Everyone is welcome! 
 
Preregistration is not required. Come 5-10 minutes early.
 
Suggested donation: $25-40.
 
Robin Lane performs classical, jazz, and contemporary works throughout Maine. He records, engineers, and produces his own music, along with the music of a growing number of local musicians, out of his home studio in Rockland. Robin’s music provokes conscious thought, bringing peace to the minds of the individual, society, and the environment in which we live. As Operations Manager at Midcoast Music Academy, he supports young musicians and encourages music education in the community.