Events

TUESDAY🌸MAY 15th
7-8:30pm

Foundations of Flow –
understanding alignment

An interactive workshop:
🔆Your postures … your practice … your life; are only as strong as the foundation that YOU create.
🔆Deconstructing familiar postures and elements of a vinyasa practice, to better understand the basic principles and details of alignment; the building blocks of your foundation.
🔆Understanding the value of modifications – modifying postures has absolutely nothing to with weakness, they are an essential part of a mindful, intelligent practice.
🔆Chiropractic wrist adjustments: we will be joined by Dr. Priscilla Shea, DC of Yarmouth Chiropractic, who will be explaining how misalignment in your yoga practice can cause misalignment in your wrists (and everywhere else) and vice versa. She will also be offering individual chiropractic assessments/adjustments (specifically for wrists).
I am SO excited about this!!! 🤓
Drop-in: $25

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SATURDAY🌸MAY 19th
5-8pm

  Community Acupuncture Clinic & Tarot Card Readings with
Kristen Boze & Heather Nichols 

You may come for acupuncture, or acupuncture and a tarot card reading. Acupuncture: auricular(ear) needles only:  $10 / Body needles:  $20 / Both: $25.
Tarot card Readings by Heather Nichols: 15 minutes / $25.
Preregistration is NOT required.

To learn more about about Community Acupuncture at The Sunshine Factory visit the Class Descriptions page.

To learn more about about Heather Nichols and tarot card readings, visit her shop’s website Stones & Stuff.

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THURSDAY ❤ May 24th
6-7:30pm

Dulce Sueños

Yin Yoga & Restorative-Yoga Nidra w/ (optional)
Acupuncture & Cupping Therapy

with kristine keegan & kristen boze

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In this workshop you will enjoy the sweet serenity of deep relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, also known as yogic sleep. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The concept roots from ancient Indian tradition, as a practice of opening to the deeper phases of the mind; promoting internal healing and reduction of tension and anxiety. This uniquely relaxed state produces brain waves that allow one hour of practice to be the equivalent of four hours of sleep.

Auricular (ear) acupuncture has an incredible way of making you present. It helps to make your mind and body receptive to your experiences by downshifting the nervous system from sympathetic (fight or flight) mode, into parasympathetic (resting) mode. This shift, allows you to let go mentally, so that you are more easily able to let go physically.
Click here for more information on the incredible benefits of acupuncture.

Your experience will begin with Yin Yoga postures, which will allow you to more fully relax and let go into Restorative poses, that will prepare your body for meditation. After finding comfort in a supported Shavasana, with blankets and bolsters, we will begin Yoga Nidra. This practice is a guided meditation, taking you step by step to a blissful state of relaxation; allowing you to experience “a conscious awareness of deep sleep”.
The (optional) addition of Cupping Therapy, in this setting, allows you to take full advantage of this rarely experienced (to this degree), relaxed state of your nervous system. The ability of Acupuncture, and of Yoga Nidra, to ease both physical and mental stress and tension; will put your body in an optimal and unparalleled state of relaxation. This level of relaxation will allow you to receive the most desirable, potential benefits that Cupping Therapy has to offer. Click here to learn more.

No meditation or yoga experience is necessary; the only thing you‘ll need is an open mind.  $20 Preregistration (send a Facebook message or email to The Sunshine Factory)/$25 Drop-in. Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy: $5 each.

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🌸 SUNDAY June 3rd
7:30-8:45pm 🌸 
CELLO YIN 🎻

Yin yoga with live musical accompaniment by cellist, Volkhard Lindner, principal cellist of the
SOUTHERN MAINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

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Volkhard Lindner has had a passion for the cello since he was 9 years old. He studied with a cellist from the Philharmonia Hungarica, and as a high school student, was awarded a fellowship to study at the Folkwang Conservatory of Music in Essen, Germany. He competed at “Jugend Musiziert”, a national competition of youth musicians. During his medical school training, he played professionally as a sub at the Municipal Orchestra of Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Video🎬:  Cello Yin @ The Sunshine Factory🔆

Yin yoga -instructed by kristine keegan
$20 preregistration / $25 drop-in
To preregister:
* call: 207-780-9642 (780-YOGA)
* Facebook message – The Sunshine Factory
* Email: kristen@thesunshinefactorymaine.com

Please leave your full name and a phone number where you can be reached.
(a 3% processing fee will be applied to all credit card payments).

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🌳Using Mindfulness to Manage Stress, Enhance Digestion and Optimize Health 🌳

June 14th & June 21st 🔆 5:30-7:30pm

Part One: Using Mindfulness to Understand and Manage Your Stressors
Part twoUsing Mindfulness to Enhance Digestion and Optimize Health

We created this two part series to help you understand the importance of your mental and emotional wellbeing when it comes to your physical health. The ability to take control of your health begins with your thoughts. If you can change the way you think, you can change the way you feel. That is because your body on the outside is a reflection of what is going on inside, including emotions. There’s a saying “when you look good, you feel good”, and maybe that’s true, temporarily. But the deeper truth is that when you feel good emotionally, you begin to feel and look good physically. This workshop is to help you begin your journey of mindfulness to feel your best; mentally, emotionally and physically. 

Both parts will include: 🔆 Yoga for stress relief with Kelly Patterson 🔆 auricular (ear) acupuncture to calm the nervous system and reduce cravings 🔆 Discussion on the topic of the evening with Stephanie Walsh and Kristen Boze 🔆 closing Restorative yoga-meditation.

🔆 PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED 🔆 $60

To register, contact Kristen @ The Sunshine Factory:

CALL: 207-780-9642 (780-YOGA) or

EMAIL: kristen@thesunshinefactorymaine.com.

Please leave your full name and a phone number where you can be reached.
Preregistration is not complete until payment is received.

A 3% processing fee will be applied to all credit card payments.

 

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🌸 Friday June 22nd  🌸
7-9pm

Southeast Asia: A Slideshow Journal

Travel Photos by J. Jozwiak, NYC
Further details coming soon …

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CELEBRATING  the THREE FULL MOONS of SUMMER with

YOGA UNDER the STARS ⭐ 

with ROBIN IVY PAYTON

Summer is the season of growing and blossoming. This practice will be a unique sequence of postures, designed specifically to align us with the heavens. This summer we’ll be practicing during eclipse season; with powerful vibrations, and catalysts for personal and universal shifts.

First Class🌑June 27th🌕7-8:30pm
          Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer

We’ll gather outdoors in the park (right next to The Sunshine Factory) for astrology inspired yoga; infused with essential oil blends chosen to support you at Full Moon time (oils are optional). These two polarity signs, Capricorn and Cancer, represent structure and softness; the bones, the lungs and our earth and water energies. Feel your roots and allow your emotions to arise naturally through lunar salutations, postures for bone strength and for opening the rib cage and front body. Robin will weave astrological insights through the practice. This Full Moon is harmonious with aspects for healing and manifesting, letting go in order to bloom like the flowers of summer.


Robin Ivy Payton created RoZoYo, Robin’s Zodiac Yoga, and has been leading workshops and astrology based sequences since 2013 as well as offering her weekly forecasts on various media since 1999. She also offers Yoga Nidra meditation and Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings. For more info see www.RoZoYo.com.
FULL MOON – CLOUD9 🌑 5:30pm

Astrologically, this is a good time for “letting go”; for releasing all that doesn’t serve you and making space for what does. Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy are excellent tools for encouraging your mind and body to do just that. There will be a special Cloud9 class at 5:30pm (arrive by 6:10) for those who are interested, and who are also attending Full Moon Yoga.

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