Yoga 101, ‘New to Yoga / Back to Basics’ Classes Noon Saturdays!

We have extended our ‘Yoga 101 / New to Yoga / Back to Basics’ Classes, noon to 1pm on Saturday’s! Our Spring 101 workshop series was a wonderful success and we’re extending this class while supported. Bring a friend, have fun and help us spread the word! Say YES to yoga!


“Back to Basics / New to Yoga” Workshops

Please join us at Yogave’ for our “Back to Basics / New to Yoga” Workshop Series held each Saturday in February, Noon-1:15pm. Instructors from Yogave’ and Well Heart Yoga Teacher Training School will guide students through the fundamentals of alignment, from poses to breath, in our safe, warm environment. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce friends and family to yoga or revisit the basics within your own practice. These are donation based workshops, you may RSVP to info@yogave.com or simply drop in! Bring a friend and please help us spread the word!


Our Year in Review

In 2013 we held space for 1,248 classes, supported by 34 AMAZING instructors and 11 committed volunteers. One inspiring yogi accomplished 320 practices at Yogave’. We provided 5 yoga teacher training scholarships, as well as addiction recovery and trauma training. We supplied more than 1,000 gallons of drinking water, folded 3 tons of hand towels and provided 875 coffee cards for addiction recovery.  We also shared the sacred sound of more than 50,000 oms.


Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Opportunity

Yogave’ is pleased to announce that in 2014 we will again be offering scholarship opportunities for Yoga Teacher Training 200hr Certifications through our partner studio Well Heart Yoga Teacher Training School http://wellheartyoga.com/ of Cape Elizabeth. This is an eight month module training opportunity. Please email info@yogave.com for more information and the specific scholarship criteria.


Yogave’ 12

Our efforts to help those in recovery remain an important part of the mission of Yogave’. Visit www.yogave12.com for more information on this unique facet of our space, and join us for our current class offering of Yogave’12 on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. Always check out the Yogave’12 blog for interesting facts of yoga http://www.yogave12.com/?cat=all Thank you for supporting the recovery community.


Maine Yoga Fest

Mark your calendar! Yogave’ looks forward to supporting this year’s Maine Yoga Fest http://www.maineyogafest.com/ on July 12th and 13th.  Yogave’ was excited to learn that this year’s MFY charitable partner is Preble Street Teen Center http://www.preblestreet.org/teen_center.php Watch for MYF promotions here at

Yogave’.

Join us online

Another way to stay in touch with Yogave’ when you’re not on your mat is while you’re online! Hop on over to the Yogave’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yogave?fref=ts) and “Like” us for updates, and information on exciting studio happenings!

This year we are celebrating our 5th year of Generosity Yoga. Thank you!

We continue to thank the amazing group of instructors who share so much with our yoga community. We also give thanks to those who volunteer to keep our studio neat and clean, and to all those work behind the scene to help support our studio. We thank you for your generous donations and help in our continued effort to share yoga!

Namaste


For more information about any of our regularly scheduled classes or if you have any questions or suggestions, please email info@yogave.com





Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd annual Yogave’ Autumn Equinox Yoga Celebration on Saturday the 21st at Bug Light in South Portland, with a special thanks to all those behind the scene who made it happen including; Kurt and the folks from WCLZ, Leslee from Well Heart Yoga, Todd Glacy, and to all the Yogave’ instructors who give so much to our community!

Thank you for supporting Yogave’ and our mission to share Yoga!


Please join us for our Second Annual Yogave’ Autumn Equinox Yoga Celebration on Saturday

This Saturday, September 21st, from 9- 11am, Yogave’ is hosting our 2nd Annual Equinox Yoga Celebration to be held outdoors at Bug Light in South Portland. Melissa Fox will be teaching this special class along with Todd Glacy on the drums and gong. This is a donation only class, with apples and cider and absolutely ALL are welcome, so spread the word and join us on Saturday! Rain date, Sunday 9am. We thank Kurt and the folks at WCLZ for their help with this!


Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Opportunity

Yogave’ is pleased to announce that we are again offering a Yoga Teacher Training 200hr Certification through our partner studio Well Heart Yoga http://wellheartyoga.com/ of Cape Elizabeth. This is an eight month module training opportunity. Please email info@yogave.com for more information and scholarship criteria.


Kundalini Yoga

Diane Warming has returned from her summer break and is back with Kundalini classes held on Tuesday evening’s at 7:15pm. The foundation for Yogave’ was built upon the practice of Kundalini. We thank Diane for her continued offering of this practice



Yogave’ 12

Our recovery community is an important part of the mission of Yogave’. Visit www.yogave12.com for more information on this unique facet of our space, and join us for our current class offerings, including Higher Power Yoga on Mondays at 12pm and Yogave’ 12 on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. Thank you for supporting the recovery community.


Join us online!

The very best way to stay in touch with Yogave’ when you’re not on your mat is while you’re online! Pop on over to the Yogave’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yogave?fref=ts) and “Like” us for more frequent updates, class changes, and information on exciting studio happenings!


We appreciate your support of the studio.

A special thank you to the amazing group of instructors who share so much with our yoga community. We also give thanks to those who volunteer to keep our studio neat and clean, and for all those work behind the scene to help support our studio.  And we thank you for your generous donations and help in our continued effort to share yoga!


Namaste


For more information about any of our regularly scheduled classes or if you have any questions or suggestions, please email info@yogave.com



Summer News!


We have been enjoying this beautiful summer weather and hope you have too! Here’s all the latest news from Yogave’!


Join us online!

The very best way to stay in touch with Yogave’ when you’re not on your mat is while you’re online! Pop on over to the Yogave’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yogave?fref=ts) and “Like” us for more frequent updates, class changes, and information on exciting studio happenings!


Community Potluck Gathering

This Saturday, July 27th, from 4:30-6:30pm, Yogave’ is inviting our students and teachers plus their friends and families to eat, enjoy some live music, and celebrate our wonderful community. Bring a potluck dish to this community gathering. Absolutely ALL are welcome, so spread the word and join us on Saturday!


New Early Morning Class

We are now offering an early morning class – Thursdays at 6:30am, you can join Rachel for an hour of invigorating vinyasa flow!


Arm Balance Workshop

Monday, August 5th at 7:30pm. Expand your practice and join Amy for 90 minutes of strength, alignment, and prop-filled practice as we work towards the arm balances you’ve always wanted to master. Email info@yogave.com to register; cost is $10.


Yogave’ 12

Our recovery community is an important part of the mission of Yogave’. Our instructors have hundreds of hours of training and dedicate their hearts and time to this incredible effort. Visit www.yogave12.com for more information on this unique facet of our space, and join us for our current class offerings, including Higher Power Yoga on Mondays at 12pm and Yogave’ 12 on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. Thank you for supporting the recovery community.


Prenatal Yoga

Join Maria Saturdays 1-2pm for Drop-in Prenatal Yoga, please spread the word!


Youth Yoga & Kundalini Yoga are on vacation for the rest of the summer and will return in September!


For more information about any of our regularly scheduled classes or special programs, email info@yogave.com.  A special thank you to our team of karma yogis who tirelessly clean the studio each week to keep it the beautiful and welcoming space that it is!

We appreciate your support of the studio. Our community is a strong, vibrant, peaceful place to exist and thrive, and that’s because of YOU. Thank you for sharing your energy and love with us at Yogave’.


A bow of gratitude to each and every one of you.


Namaste.



The Home of Generosity Yoga!

Together we are celebrating 4 plus years of Generosity Yoga!

We would like to express our deepest expression of gratitude….

a sincere thank you to the instructors who give so much to the Yogave’ community! without each and every one of you, Yogave’ could not exist

we also thank all those who volunteer at Yogave’, your help and support is deeply appreciated

and thank you to everyone who practices at Yogave’, your donations help us in our efforts to sustain the Yogave’ generosity model

we support loving kindness and paying it forward

to all those who support Yogave’, thank YOU for helping us in our mission to make Yoga available to everyone

Namaste

Yogave’ - the home of generosity yoga!


By being generous — not only with material things but also with your time, your energy, your forgiveness, your willingness to be fair and just with other people — you create a good world in which to live    – Thanissaro Bhikkhu



Here at Yogave’ we were more than ready to spring ahead with Daylight Savings Time, and we are even more excited to celebrate Spring! As the snow melts and the days lengthen, now more than ever a strong personal practice will encourage us to heat from within, find and share our inner peace, and to spread light and love. Here’s what’s happening at Yogave’ this month!



Join us online!

The very best way to stay in touch with Yogave’ when you’re not on your mat is while you’re online! Pop on over to the Yogave’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yogave?fref=ts) and “Like” us for more frequent updates, class changes, and information on exciting studio happenings!


Spring Equinox

The first day of Spring is Wednesday, March 20, and we’ll be celebrating in a big way! Join us at 6pm for Amy’s Blindfold Yoga (back by popular demand!) to ground yourself in the heart of your practice and step out of the darkness of winter. This class is for all levels, by donation, and sure to open your eyes to all the warmth and brightness of Spring. Other special events to be announced soon!


Yogave’ 12

Our recovery community is an important part of the mission of Yogave’. Our instructors have hundreds of hours of training and dedicate their hearts and time to this incredible effort. Visit www.yogave12.com for more information on this unique facet of our space, and join us for our current class offerings, including Higher Power Yoga on Mondays at 12pm and Yogave’ 12 on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. Please help us spread the word! Did you know that Yogave12 has a blog? Check it out here: http://www.yogave12.com/?cat=all


Yoga 101

If you missed the first round, don’t fret! Yoga 101 will start on March 18 for another six week session. This is a great opportunity to build your practice on a strong foundation – whether it’s your first time on the mat or your fiftieth, you’ll appreciate a fun and stress-free environment for learning alignment of poses, how to coordinate breath and body, and lots of basic yoga fundamentals to help you feel more confident in your own practice.  This workshop runs on Monday nights from 7:30-8:45pm; learn the basics with Amy Page. $60 for the session – contact us for more information!


Youth Yoga

Join Lauren Norster on Tuesdays from 4-5pm for Youth Yoga at Yogave’! Drop-in:  $10, session rates also available. We focus on meditation, poses, and finding balance between ease and effort.  Lauren was recently interviewed at Dispatch magazine! You can read more about her teaching style and youth yoga here: http://dispatchmag.com/namaste-just-got-a-lot-cuter-kids-yoga-with-lauren-norster/

Special Thanks

We would like to give special thanks to all those who volunteer behind the scene. Our community wouldn’t be the same without your help, thank YOU!  Karma Yogi Openings are always available.


For more information about any of our regularly scheduled classes, special programs or volunteering, please email info@yogave.com.

February was a month of great abundance. Our community is a strong, vibrant, peaceful place to exist and thrive, and that’s because of YOU. Thank you for choosing to spend your time, energy, and love on the mat at Yogave’. Each time you share yoga with us is valuable, important, and special.


A bow of gratitude to each and every one of you.


Namaste.



February News


February is a month in which we celebrate love and kindness. Here at Yogave’, we are setting a loving intention for the studio – to bring yoga to those in our community and to spread our love and gratitude. How can you take part? Keep your eye on the Facebook page, join us in the studio for our “Share the Love” promotions, and share it all with your friends, both online and in person! Can YOU tell 28 people about Yogave’ in the next 28 days of abundance?


Join us online!

The very best way to stay in touch with Yogave’ when you’re not on your mat is while you’re online! Pop on over to the Yogave’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yogave?fref=ts) and “Like” us for more frequent updates, class changes, and information on exciting studio happenings! Weather cancellations are posted on the Facebook page and on the schedule page of the website (www.yogave.com/schedule).



Yogave’ 12

Our recovery community is an important part of the mission of  Yogave’. Visit www.yogave12.com for more information on this unique facet of our space, and check out our current class offerings, including Higher Power Yoga on Mondays at 12pm and Yogave’ 12 on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm.


Youth Yoga

Yoga for Kids continues on Tuesdays from 4-5pm. This class is ideal for kids aged 8-12 who want to move their bodies and quiet their minds. At $10 to drop-in, this is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn and grow with our very own Lauren Norster.

The focus of this class will be on building confidence, strength, and flexibility, using yoga poses designed just for young bodies.  This is the perfect answer to the added stress and pressure that children may begin to feel during this time in their lives. The aim of this series is to give students a comfortable space to explore yoga, learn focus and relaxation techniques, and discover awareness for the physical capabilities of their bodies.


Yoga 101

If you missed the first round, don’t fret! Yoga 101 will start again on March 18 for another six week session. Monday nights from 7:30-8:45pm, learn the basics with Amy Page. $60 for the session – contact us for more information!


For more information about any of our regularly scheduled classes or special programs, email info@yogave.com.


We at Yogave’ would also like to offer our warmest wishes to our own Leslee Hartwell as she opens the new Well Heart Yoga Studio and Teacher Training Center in Cape Elizabeth this week.  Visit http://wellheartyoga.com/ and please join Leslee and staff on Saturday February 23 for an Open House Event, 7-9PM, all invited!


In the spirit of gratitude and abundance, all of us at Yogave’ want to say that we appreciate you. Your commitment to our community is what makes it great. Thank you for helping us in our effort to share yoga. We say it often, but please know that when you practice with us, when you volunteer, when you donate to the studio, when you arrive on your mat, you are valued. YOU are appreciated. YOU are an integral part of the process. So thank YOU.


A bow of gratitude to each and every one of you.


Namaste.



January News


Happy New Year Yogavians! 2013 will be a year filled with abundance and gratitude. Come and share yoga with us – here’s what’s happening at Yogave in January (and beyond)!


For more information about any of our regularly scheduled classes or special programs, email info@yogave.com.


Yogave 12

Our recovery community is an important part of the mission of Yogave. Visit www.yogave12.com for more information on this unique facet of our space, and check out our current class offerings, including Higher Power Yoga on Mondays at 12pm and Yogave 12 on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm.


Yoga 101

A brand-new offering, this is a six-week workshop that will introduce yoga basics. Work with Amy Page to learn asana (poses), pranayama (breath), how to use props, modify the postures for your own body, and the structure of a typical class in a laidback environment. This is an excellent option for those brand new to yoga, those looking to reunite themselves with yoga after time away from the mat, or any yogi interested in grounding down into their practice by going back to the beginning. Find your own yoga, Mondays beginning January 21, from 7:30-8:45pm. Pre-registration is open now – $60 for the six week workshop.


Youth Yoga

Yoga for Kids at Yogave Generosity Yoga will start up again on Tuesday, January 15th from 4-5! Taught by Lauren Norster, the session runs until February 12th, when we take a week off for February school vacation. $50 for the whole session or $10 drop-in.

The focus of this class will be on building confidence, strength, and flexibility, using yoga poses designed just for young bodies.  This is the perfect answer to the added stress and pressure that children may begin to feel during this time in their lives. The aim of this series is to give students a comfortable space to explore yoga, learn focus and relaxation techniques, and discover an awareness for the physical capabilities of their bodies.


Maine Yoga Fest

Yogave is so pleased to have joined Maine Yoga Fest as a studio partner! This two day yoga festival will celebrate local studios, local teachers, and most importantly, YOU! Local yogis! More information on Maine Yoga Fest can be found here: http://www.maineyogafest.com/ or check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaineYogaFest?fref=ts


Speaking of Facebook…

Pop on over to the Yogave Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yogave?fref=ts) and “Like” us for more frequent updates, class cancellations, and information on exciting studio happenings!


Most Importantly:

Thank you. Yes, YOU. Thank you for your essential role as a member of the Yogave community. Your presence, your energy, and your donations are what make this little donation yoga studio such a success. Each time you journey onto your mat and into our space, please know that our hearts are filled with abundance because of what YOU bring to Yogave.


A bow of gratitude to each and every one of you.


Namaste.



Say Yes to Yoga!

Schedule here!

Maine’s 1st and only Donation Based Studio, the home of Generosity Yoga!

 

Thank you for your generous donations and for helping us in our mission to share yoga! Yogave’- donation based, community driven!

Join us for our fun open mic, revolving instructor Saturday 3PM classes, a great opportunity for newly emerging and seasoned instructors!

and please help us spread the word, Kids Yoga, ages 8 -12 now Tuesdays, 4-5PM, our drop in Prenatal Yoga, Saturdays 12-1:15PM

Please help us spread the word!




Autumn Equinox Yoga Celebration!

Autumn Equinox Yoga Celebration

hosted by Yogave’

when and where?

BUG LIGHT in South Portland on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 from 9am ‘til 11am… with guided instruction provided by Yogave’

Come celebrate the Fall equinox with us- Yoga, music and refreshments!

There is no cost, just bring your friends & family and have fun!

Please help us spread the word!

Yogave’ – donation based, community driven

 

 

 

Youth Yoga with Lauren! ages 10-14 in a  4 week session

pre register here

or email info@ yogave.com

Thursdays Sept 6th through thru Sept 27th    4-5 PM

Young yogis (ages 10-14) build confidence, strength, and flexibility with this Ashtanga-inspired yoga series designed just for this age group. Letting all the worries that come up during this age dissolve and focusing instead on movement during the class can assist students in keeping things in perspective. The aim of this series is to give students a comfortable space to explore yoga and discover an awareness for the physical capabilities of their bodies.

During this one hour weekly drop-off class, students will also learn meditation techniques and have time to unwind after school.

 

This four week series is $40, and runs the four Tuesdays in September from 4-5.


Lauren Norster has been teaching in unconventional educational settings for 12 years, practicing yoga for 10 years, and teaching yoga for 3. She received her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification from Breathing Room, and is a Reiki Master. She is excited to share her passion for yoga with local students!


 

 

 

Sunday August 5th- we are honored to host Kundalini Yoga for Love and Prosperity Workshop taught by EkOngKar Singh Khalsa, noon – 4:30 pm, please bring an open heart and one fresh fruit, suggested donation $40. EkOngKar Singh was blessed with the privilege to study with Yogi Bhajan and spent 12 years under his guidance at Guru Ram Ashram in Anchorage, Alaska

 

Prenatel Yoga classes with Elizabeth K begin this Saturday June 23rd 12:00- 1:15 PM and  our Meditation class with Stephanie begins as well, on the 23rd from 4:30 – 5:30PM. Please help us spread the word!

 

 

Solstice Event !

Please join us for our 108 Sun Salutations Summer Solstice Class Wednesday 5:15PM – 7:15PM

with Leslee H, Amy P, Melissa, Elizabeth K, Liz B and Lydia!

 

David Yearwood will be instructing Level II Iyengar, Monday evenings 7:30- 9:00 beginning June 4th. This class will require asana experience and an open mind to challenging poses, safely and effectively learned through the careful and intelligent attention characteristic of Iyengar’s yoga’s teaching methodology. We welcome David back to Yogave’ !

Please join us for our new Saturday afternoon 3- 4:15 PM beginner / all  level with revolving (open mic yoga) instructors- all yogis and instructors welcome! Help us spread the word, drop in, donation based- a fun class!



New Instructors!

Yogave’ would like to welcome instructors Amy, Elizabeth, Melissa and Liz to our community.

Yogave’12 Step Recovery

Thank you for supporting our Wed addiction recovery yoga program

Yogave’ thanks everyone, instructors and yogis alike, all for supporting our mission to share yoga!

oops……..We apologize, and please ignore, a recent dated email that was sent earlier this weekend from our database server- our IT guru is on it!!

Namaste!




New Family Yoga Session

Family Yoga 2-7 yrs old, Parent & Child

New Session…… Drop-ins are welcome!

March 24th thru April 29th, 11:45-12:30, Saturdays


Wednesday eve’s 7:30 to 8:30 PM Yogave’ 12, Addiction Recovery Yoga, All Welcome!

Join us on Saturday, February 25th, 7:30pm

Wednesday eve’s 7:30 to 8:30 PM Yogave’ 12, Addiction Recovery Yoga!

All welcome!

Donation Only Event!