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Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness Practice

  • Poise Yoga Studio & Foot Sanctuary 351 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME, 04240 United States (map)

We invite you to join us for an evening of mindful self-compassion practices, designed to gently deepen and inspire your accepting awareness of both body and mind. The evening will feature an hour session of Restorative Yoga, led by Poise owner, Shanna Breton. This class will be followed by a one hour workshop on compassion and self-acceptance, led by Ilse Thompson.

Shanna's Restorative Yoga class is focused on easing and supporting the nervous system and settling the mind, while relaxing into the stretch. It is suitable for all levels of experience. Restorative Yoga uses fewer poses, mostly floor work, and prolonged holding – about 3 to 5 minutes. Focusing on calming, gentle stretching, and heart-opening postures, Shanna's class allows us to settle softly into the pose and will guide us toward bringing compassionate awareness to the body. Shanna will offer foot reflexology to each individual throughout the session. Bolsters, blankets, eye pillows, and props are used and supplied.

After Shanna's Restorative Yoga, Ilse will offer a workshop on compassion and self-acceptance practices, focusing on approaches to treating ourselves with the same generosity of spirit and lovingkindness we extend to others. Compassion is the cornerstone of Buddhist philosophy, and we often forget to include our own selves among all beings who are worthy of it. Ilse will also offer a guided compassion meditation focused on holding ourselves gently, with curiosity and kindness.

Because space is limited, we request your early registration by email or text Shanna @207-754-6284. Fee: $30

Shanna Breton RYT, Studied at Shiva Shakti School of Yoga and is passionate about her contined learning of yoga and what it has to offer. She has a genuine interest for teaching various yoga classes, thai bodywork and foot reflexology.

Ilse Thompson is working toward lay Buddhist chaplaincy, with MA in Buddhist Studies from Matripa College in Portland, Oregon, where she studied Tibetan meditation practices and philosophy.



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