Join us at Chill Yoga Studio in Lewiston on FRIDAY 9/20 for a Yin Equinox Nidra to celebrate the Autumn Equinox and to honor the moon phases of September. Gentle, supported Yin Yoga with Maitreyi Kim Nixon, Yoga Nidra guided meditation with Maheshwari Julie Gammon, a little astrology, a little sacred ceremony, and some deep self-care. Set your intention(s) and shed what is no longer serving you.
YIN YOGA is a quiet, meditative practice that works on all levels of the being. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access the deep layers of connective tissue. Physically, Yin Yoga helps us to open our bodies and to restore and maintain range of motion in the joints. Energetically, it opens the body's meridian system, enhancing the energetic flow. Through its emphasis on stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation. (No previous yoga experience is required. Beneficial for all body types, including those with joint issues. )
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.
You will emerge from this special experience with a deep sense of peace and well-being, rejuvenated, feeling connected and ready to share your divine Self!
Please bring a piece of paper with 1-7 intentions you wish to manifest written on it. Wear comfy stretchy clothing for gentle movement. We have props at the studio but you may like to bring your own mat & blanket (personal sacred space).
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 ♥
Maheshwari 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.
Maitreyi Kim Nixon is passionate about sharing the healing potential of gentle movement, meditation, and breathwork. She truly believes that yoga is for EVERY body and reflects that in her teaching style. She describes yoga as “powerful medicine.” Kim has been practicing yoga for 10 years, doing massage and energetic bodywork since 2009, and teaching yoga since 2012. She is a licensed massage therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) with 1600 combined training hours in massage, yoga, energy medicine, and intuition. She is currently continuing her advanced studies in Yin Yoga.