Yoga

The Apple Acres yoga studio is a charming, small studio overlooking our orchards, our 250 year old oak tree, and the Saco River Valley. During Savasana (the ending rest period) you will hear the delightful sounds of birds, the brook whistling in the distance, the wind, and maybe the smell of cider doughnuts, too!

The studio holds classes for up to 10 students in a variety of styles and levels, and offers multi-class and seasonal discounts.

CURRENT YOGA OFFERINGS

  1. Mondays @ 7PM Satsang

 This class is on a brief hiatus. Beginning again in August! 

Satsang means to sit in the company of truth, wisdom, and goodness. This bhakti inspired devotional satsang includes group sitting meditation, Sanskrit chanting and prayers, and a brief study of yogic scripture. Free and open to the public. No experience necessary.

 

2. Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7PM, Saturdays at 9:30: Mixed Level

This class is on a brief hiatus. Beginning again in Mid-July. 

A mixed level class focused on balance, breathing, and restorative energy flow.

3. Thursdays @ 7pm: Restorative 

This class is on a brief hiatus. Beginning again in Mid-July. 

A gentle class for those specifically working to gently restore their body, using incremental development with the aid of props and coaching.

3. Multi-Class Workshop: Beginner Yoga: For Happiness and Peace of Mind

             4 week course August 7th-28th. Each Monday at 5pm

$35 if registered before June 25th, $45 after

To register: drinkyoursalad@gmail.com or 207-615-6306

What will you learn in the beginner workshop? 

  • Learn yogic techniques and benefit from better breathing and lower stress
  • Learn a routine of essential yoga postures for daily tuning up your body, building strength, balance, focus, and physical intelligence
  • Gain exposure to yoga theory and philosophy
  • Discover how meditation, a healthy diet, and positive thinking contribute to well-being
  • Receive personalized attention and answers to your questions

 

Our 2017 Rates: 

Drop in: $10/class

Ten Class Pass (to use whenever throughout the year): $90.00

 

 

YOGA INSTRUCTORS: 

 

 

Cassidy Hartnell: is a Sacopee local who has been teaching yoga for 6 years at summer camps here in Maine, Yogave in Falmouth and helping to teach others to become yoga instructors. Her mother Leslie taught in the area for many years and Cassidy is excited to continue the tradition! She holds a 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certification and teaches all ages and practicing levels from restorative to flow classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie Hastings:  Jennie lives in Cornish in the summer and at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in The Bahamas during the winter. She is a licensed massage therapist, yoga practitioner, teacher, and writer. Jennie has seen the power of yoga to heal in her own life and in the lives of others. She is grateful for the opportunity to share this ancient wisdom. She will be teaching Satsang, as well as the beginner yoga workshop. 

 

FAQ:

What are the different types of yoga offered?

Restorative Yoga is very gentle, and best for those who have limited flexibility and core strength, and wish to slowly, carefully restore their bodies to balance. You will use many props to assist you in your journey. It is appropriate for all levels, especially beginners, and those over the age of 65. If you have more serious health concerns, please consult with your physical therapist or doctor before attending a yoga class                                                                              .

…. Mixed Levels classes are exactly what they sound like. It is helpful to have some prior knowledge of yoga prior to attending a mixed class, but not necessary. Mixed levels classes will offer up variations on the poses which will allow more experienced yogis to power up their practice. The type of yoga will vary, most often using Hatha or Vinyasa styles with a focus on alignment, breath, and balance.

Satsang is a practice of  “sitting in the company of truth, wisdom, and goodness”. Our bhakti inspired devotional satsang includes group sitting meditation, Sanskrit chanting and prayers, and a brief study of yogic scripture. Free and open to the public. No experience necessary.

Do I need to bring my own gear?

..it is not necessary to bring your own gear, however we do have a limited supply of mats so if you have your own that is useful. Mat rental is $1 We strongly recommend that you bring a water bottle. Our tap water is from the Poland Spring aquifer, it’s delicious!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Where is the studio?        

The studio is located directly above the Apple Acres store. Please park in the parking lot and enter through the main store entrance (on the front deck). During evening classes, the store will be empty, but lights will be on. The staircase is in the back corner, behind the wine & cider display. The studio is at the top of the stairs. The bathroom is also located on the second floor.

What should I know before my first class?

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of the class.

We highly recommend bringing a water bottle, and having had a light, high protein meal 1-2 hours before the class. We do not recommend eating right before the class, unless it is something very small.

Please let the instructor know if you have any allergies (including aroma oils) or sensitive areas, or if you are pregnant.

Often, the instructor will assist you in realigning and balancing, or instruct you verbally on how to adjust yourself. Please let us know if you are not comfortable with being touched. The instructor is happy to answer any questions or concerns.

If you do not practice often, or if this is your first session, you may be sore the next day.

Please feel comfortable taking breaks, especially water breaks, during the session.

Dress in layers (you will warm up!). There will be a fan during the summer, and a heater during the fall.

We welcome your feedback about all aspects of the yoga session, and about times and days you would like to see classes held.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Do you offer yoga packages for weddings? Yes! We host weddings on the farm, and we offer yoga & meditation sessions for the bridal party. We can also offer you a session if you are not having your wedding at the farm! Please call us for rates at 207-710-8322                                                                                                                                                                                       

Do you offer yoga retreats? We offer a spring apple blossom yoga 1/2 day retreat with lunch (sign up here) and a fall harvest 1/2 day retreat with lunch.