Join Julie Gammon and Lauren Breau at Chill Yoga in Lewiston, ME, for this deeply rebalancing session of acupuncture and yoga nidra guided relaxation. Lauren will be placing some acupuncture points to regulate and balance stress levels, then Julie will lead you through a long relaxing guided meditation as you lie in savasana (relaxation posture on your back). You will set an intention (sankalpa) for the practice and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. No experience necessary, all props are provided by the studio but feel free to bring your own mat if you like!
Investment in Self, $30.
PRE-REGISTER asap at this link to hold your spot, these events sell out VERY quickly: http://www.juliegammon.com/shop/acupunctureyoganidralewiston
ACUPUNCTURE: Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture, put simply, involves stimulating specific points along meridians to help provide relief from ailments that affect the body and mind. From a biomedical perspective, acupuncture helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and restore homeostasis. Acupuncture does not hurt. A treatment typically allows people to enter a deeply relaxed state, allowing the body-mind to heal with more efficiency.
YOGA NIDRA is a specific type of guided relaxation which leads you through connection with the 5 sheaths of your being (physical, prana/energy, emotional, mental, and bliss bodies). They get damaged and displaced by the traumas we experience in our lives, and the superconscious state of yoga nidra helps us to heal and reintegrate them. It is essentially the yogic version of a shamanic soul retrieval. The superconscious state of yoga nidra has been shown to accelerate healing and learning.
It is important for us to encapsulate this sacred space and not have people trickling in late. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in and if it's your first time at the studio to fill out paperwork.
PARKING: If you can't find parking right in front of the studio on Lisbon Street, make a loop by taking the left onto Ash (usually a couple spots here), then left onto Canal where you have the parking garage, and then a left onto Pine where there are usually several spots, and then left back onto Lisbon St. The garage and all metered spots are free after 6pm.
About us ♥
Julie Gammon loves holding sacred space for all those who wish to walk with her on this amazing path, and assisting you to create spaciousness within your whole Being: body, mind, energy & spirit. She is a Yoga/Self Care/Stress Reduction Instructor with 450+ hrs certification, a Yoga Nidra guided specialist, a Licensed Massage Therapist & Thai Bodywork practitioner & instructor with 950+ hrs of certification from the US and Thailand.
Lauren Breau, Acupuncturist, Herbalist
Lewiston-native and Bowdoin-alum Lauren Breau is the founder and Executive Director of L/A Community Acupuncture. In 2009, she received a four-year Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Lauren is a firm believer in the healing power that results from combining the science of medicine with the art of healing. She also believes that the practice of (good) medicine involves acknowledging inequity, fighting for health justice, and increasing access to care. She is truly honored to be back in her home town, happy to share this profoundly helpful medicine with the people of Lewiston/Auburn.