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Monday, June 29, 2009

Vote for ChildLight Yoga!

ChildLight Yoga was recently nominated and entered in the StartUpNation's Home-Based 100 Contest. We would very much appreciate your vote - it's takes just 2 seconds. If you be willing, there is also a 'share' button on the page which allows you to share the voting opportunity with others who might be interested. Or, you could also just forward this email to your friends and contacts. Thanks to much in advance for your support!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings - 2009

Come learn to share the gifts of yoga with children!
The ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training is an incredibly fun,
interactive and educational experience! A passion for yoga
and a love for children is at the core of this training. It is
designed to provide serious yogis (at least 1+ yrs. of study of
asanas, pranayama & basic yogic philosophy) with the tools
and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga with children.

Training addresses teaching yoga to children ages 2-teens,
with a concentration on ages 3-11yrs. Whether you are
seeking to incorporate what you learn into your current
work with children, or whether you are looking to teach yoga
to children as a career, the CLY Teacher Training will provide you with the information and inspiration necessary to begin doing so

Aug. 22 & 23rd, Wayne, PA
Oct. 24 & 25, E. Greenwich, RI
Nov. 7 & 8, Dover, NH
Nov. 14 & 15, E. Greenwich, SC

See what others are saying about this training!

For more details about this training and to register - click here.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New! Our first BUY LOCAL pick...

The Little Hat Company offers gorgeous handmade hats for babies, kids and adults, made by moms right here in S. Berwick, ME. Our new favorite is the
"beachcomber" - pictured here. Check out the new 'Cog' hat for adults, too - this hat was included in all celebrity goodie bags at the Emmy Awards last month! Cool, huh? SPECIAL OFFER: Join TLHC e-mail list and TAKE 50% off any hat order! (Use code: halfoffhat)

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Friday, June 19, 2009

The Wire highlights Summer Yoga in the Park Series

Article in The Wire, June 19, 2009 featuring our upcoming Family Class!
Prescott posturing
Written by Sarah LaChance
Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Yoga in the Park offers every style under the sun

For those who visit, live or work on the Seacoast, Portsmouth’s Prescott Park has long been a destination for all sorts of daytime activities, from a game of checkers on the bench, to a stroll along the flowerbeds, to unwrapping a sandwich on the pier. Now every Tuesday at noon, from June through August, Prescott Park also provides an opportunity to gather around the fountain and practice some yoga.

On a recent Tuesday, under blue skies dotted with stray clouds, students arrived for the first class of the summer. They unfurled yoga mats and beach towels of yellow, bright pink and orange floral in a semi-circle. Most were dressed in typical gym garb of shorts and tank tops. One student, having dashed from the office, simply rolled up her pant legs and loosely tied a button-down shirt at her waist. In the center of the circle, instructor Deborah Levine, of Yogarising, led a series of postures focusing on core strength, with an emphasis on breath and fluid movements. She welcomed students of all ages and abilities.

“Instructors are able to adapt postures based upon the abilities of their students,” Levine said.

Series founder Sara Curry, of Bikram Yoga Portsmouth, first heard about yoga classes held outside in Florida parks from one of her students in Burlington, Vt., and thought it was a wonderful idea. When Curry later moved to the Seacoast, she established the Portsmouth Yoga in the Park series as a way to get to know the local yoga community, disciplines, practitioners and instructors, alike.

“The number one goal of Yoga in the Park is to make yoga accessible to more people,” Curry said. “We’ve had a bunch of students try yoga for the first time in the park and have lots of people who attend every session every year.”

Each week, students arrive without knowing who will be teaching or what style of yoga they’ll be practicing. Thirteen yoga studios collaborate on the series, offering classes in the Bikram, Family, Gentle Hatha, Hatha Flow, Ashtanga, Restorative and Kripalu traditions.

The only class specifically scheduled in advance is the June 30 ChildLight Yoga session. This style of yoga is tailored to families, although children are welcome at any of the classes and can often be seen playing or watching nearby. One student in the inaugural class practiced as her infant watched and eventually climbed into her lap during a few of the postures.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Growth by Subraction

A lovely little article written by our mentor and friend Julie Rost of YogaLife NH.

As we near the beginning of summer, the energy of “fullness” is in the air. The bright side of this fullness is the bursting trees and flowers, sunshine, children playing, increased warmth and energy all around.

A downside to this idea of “fullness” is a tendency to take on too much, to get too busy, and to have too much going on....

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Family Yoga at Kids Day in South Berwick

With a group of over 20 children and their parents, our family yoga class at the 1st annual Kids Day in S. Berwick, ME was awesome!! Thanks to Lisa Jones for sharing this photo :)

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