The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
~ Lao Tzu
Mondays at 5:30 pm
Beginner: Hatha & Deep Stretch
This is an excellent opportunity for newcomers to discover what yoga is all about, and for those seeking to refresh or deepen their practice. Drawing on several classical traditions, this class will offer a variety of asana and movements to guide students in a fully integrated Hatha practice. Classes will include deep stretching and exercises to enhance flexibility and range of motion, as well as practice transitions and holds to increase stability and strength. Classes will offer a variety of seated, prone, standing, balancing, inverted, and twisting postures, and may focus from time to time on a certain one for a better understanding of technique, alignment, modifications, and benefits. Sessions begin with centering, ends with guided meditation, and integrates pranayama throughout. This class is 75 minutes. You may bring a check or cash the day of class or pay with a card on the class rate page.
Tuesday, December 26 at 5:30 pm
Yoga Sun & Moon
Celebrate the Winter Solstice and Full Cold Moon at Lulu’s Barn as we step into the season of clearest crystalline light. Everyone is welcome to share hearts, minds and souls in a special practice of twelve yoga Sun and Moon Salutations. We shall end our session with a deep and restful Yoga Nidra guided meditation. The cost for this class is $30, and you have the option to make payment on the day of the class using cash or check. Alternatively, you can use Venmo to pay to Lulu's Barn, or visit the class rates page under the workshop tab to complete the payment.
Wednesdays 5:30 pm
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Emphasizes the sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice becomes a moving meditation that creates strength, freedom, and fluidity in the body and mind. As we ride the waves of breath in our Yoga practice, we learn to ride the waves of change in our lives with more ease. This class moves from pose to pose with each held for no more than five to eight breaths. Expect a fully balanced class of forward bending, twists, and backbends with opportunities for inversions. All levels are welcome to join this vigorous practice! 75 minutes. You may bring a check or cash the day of class or pay with a card on the class rate page.
Saturdays 9:00 am
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Emphasizes the sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice becomes a moving meditation that creates strength, freedom, and fluidity in the body and mind. As we ride the waves of breath in our Yoga practice, we learn to ride the waves of change in our lives with more ease. This class moves from pose to pose with each held for no more than five to eight breaths. Expect a fully balanced class of forward bending, twists, and backbends with opportunities for inversions. All levels are welcome to join this vigorous practice! 75 minutes.
Sundays at 10:00 am
Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin
A thoughtful slow flow class with plenty of modifications offered to accommodate your body’s needs. A perfect class for beginners and all levels. 75 minutes. You may bring a check or cash the day of class or pay with a card on the class rate page.
Sunday 12/17 from 12 pm - 2 pm
Paper Art in the Barn
$30 per person
Join Joelle from noon to 2 pm for a delightful Sunday afternoon of exploring paper arts. We'll be creating with easy paper sculpting and bookbinding methods alongside cheerful materials to craft seasonal creations. It's a delightful afternoon with alpacas, friendly conversations, and paper-based enjoyment. All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Recommended for kids aged 12 and above. November 26th, 12:00 to 2:00 pm Project: Pocket Accordion Books December 17th, 12:00 to 2:00 pm Topic: Crafting Poinsettias All classes are priced at $30 and require advance registration. Payment can be made on the day of the class using cash, check, or Venmo or you may use the Workshop Tab on the Class Rates page.
4 pm - 6:15 pm
The Elemental Body: An Introduction to Continuum somatics
$35 per person
This class is an opportunity to slow down, feel how your body wants to move, and improvise or find new movement possibilities within you. You may come to class with a desire to relax and unwind tension in your body and your mind. In Continuum, we explore the fluid nature of our bodies. Fluids are permeating and moving through every part of us. The pathways of movement in a Continuum class are often spirals and waves. In this way, the practice can feel like very gentle dancing, moving meditation or a self-powered bodywork session. Continuum is a practice for body, breath and voice. Along with movement, we use our voices to produce subtle and stimulating sounds. Sound waves create movement within fluids and can help us to feel contact with the many tissues and structures inside our bodies that we cannot otherwise touch. As autumn comes to a close, our attention often falls upon trees. These classes will explore how we breathe with plants, the branching patterns within the human body, and settling into the potency of winter. Dress comfortably and bring a mat or blanket. About Rori: Rori lives in Alna. She is a doctoral candidate at University of Maine, writing a dissertation on Continuum. Rori is a member of the Continuum Teachers Association and a certified Pilates instructor. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Temple University. You may pay the day of class with check, cash, or Venmo.
Yin & Sound Healing
$30 per person
Where the more 'yang' styles of yoga tend to focus on steady movement, strengthening muscles and more active stretching, Yin encourages the practitioner to slow things down and spend a little more time in passive, and often supported, postures as a way to work with connective tissues like the fascia, ligaments, and bones. We live in a predominantly 'yang' society where being busy and always achieving are constantly being rewarded. Slowing down rarely is. And, being a recovering type-A personality, I gotta say that it feels really good to give yourself permission to not have to try so dang hard. If you have ever strived to be a straight A, or even a B, student, in Yin we are aiming to be average C students. Now, isn't that refreshing?! This slowing down is often easier said than done. Especially amongst the high-achievers, and elite athletes, and maybe even some of you that are regular Vinyasa, Ashtanga, or Power Yoga practitioners. I say all of this, because I have experienced this many times myself. Sometimes even us yogis can succumb to this high-achieving mentality where we may compare ourselves to others, push ourselves to do more than what our bodies really need, or even get caught up in the thought that going deeper into the posture is better or the ultimate goal. Now, please keep in mind, this article isn't intended to dissuade you from your regular Vinyasa yoga practice. Vinyasa yoga is my personal favorite style of yoga and the one I practice most regularly. But, like everything in life, too much of anything is never a good thing, and Yin yoga is a beautiful way to create some balance amongst all of the 'yang' in life. For your consideration, Jen Moclair and Dan Bodmer are offering a Yin with Sound Healing class on Sunday, November 5th at 9:00 AM. This is a 90-minute class that is suitable for all levels. This month, Jen will focus on the shoulders and hips; two large storage depots in the body that hold tension, stress and trauma. For the first 70 minutes, you will practice a sequence of postures that are held between 2 to 5 minutes. The last posture will be relaxing and restorative for an extra long savasana (about 20 minutes). In savasana, Dan will play the 7 crystal chakra bowls. This is where some of the most important work happens; as you are bathed in sound, the stuck energy in your shoulders and hips that was released while holding the yin postures, will flow with the vibration from the bowls, through and out of your body leaving you feeling lighter and freer. We hope you can join us! Namaste, Jen Please, no class cards. Payment may be made on the day of the class using cash, check, Venmo or the Workshop Tab on the Class Rates page.
$30 per person
Yoga with Alpacas
YOGA WITH ALPACAS is held in a pasture among 7 friendly alpacas with yoga instructor, Jen Moclair. Even if you have never taken a yoga class, Lulu's Barn welcomes you to experience yoga that is suitable for all levels and is geared towards beginners and having fun! Take delight in an enjoyable up-close-and-personal visit with the alpacas. Attendees can feed the alpacas right out of the palms of their hands and maybe sneak a few pats of their fluffy fur. Make sure to bring your camera; alpacas are no strangers to selfies. This is a 60-minute yoga class followed by a 15 minute alpaca meet & greet. To schedule a day and time for private classes, please contact Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org. The minimum requirement is 6 people and the cost is $30 per person.
Friday, December 15
Class Card or Drop - in price
Join Faith as she guides you through the dynamic, unique, and self-realizing practice of Kundalini yoga. Through weaving together mantra, mudra, asana, breathwork, and meditation, Kundalini yoga provides a path back to yourself while promoting mental clarity, nervous system regulation, a calm mind, and an open heart. Class will include specific breathing techniques paired with rhythmic movements within yoga postures. Expect to learn and chant mantras collectively as a group. The pace, flow, and style of Kundalini yoga is different from any other form of yoga - come with an open mind and a desire for a new experience! You may bring a check or cash the day of class or pay with a card on the class rate page.
Monday, November 6
Sarah Rhinelander, LMT
Massage Therapy & Bodywork
$85 hour massage
Booking now for Wednesday, January, 10th & 17th at 12 pm or 2:30 pm. Sarah has been dedicated to the field of massage therapy since 2008. For over a decade she owned a busy practice on Westport Island and Wiscasset. After pausing her practice for safety considerations during the pandemic, she has now returned as a mobile massage therapist, serving Westport Island and the surrounding communities. Her training includes Shiatsu and intuitive energy work, deep tissue techniques, hot stone therapy, and working with elders and those in memory care. We are incredibly fortunate to have Sarah accommodate us in her busy schedule. If this event proves successful, we hope to have her join us on a regular basis. Don't miss out on this chance to experience the benefits of Sarah's exceptional skills. You may make a direct payment to Sarah in cash or by check at the time of service.
Wednesday, November 8
David Grant, LMT
Deep Tissue Massage
$85 hour massage
Additional availability will be announced in the upcoming year, so stay tuned for updates. Greetings, I'm David Grant, a Licensed Massage Therapist deeply committed to providing targeted Therapeutic interventions that alleviate the discomforts hindering us from realizing our full potential in work and play. My journey into massage therapy was ignited by a lower back injury that left me in pain, impeding my ability to engage in the activities that brought me joy and purpose. Despite seeking assistance from various healthcare professionals, including chiropractors, physical therapists, yogis, and athletic trainers, it was the massage therapists who dedicated the time to delve into the root of my pain rather than merely addressing surface-level symptoms. This revelation prompted my enrollment in SpaTech's Therapeutic Massage Therapy program in Westbrook, ME in 2018. My primary aim was to gain insights into my own pain patterns, yet I was astounded by the profound satisfaction derived from aiding individuals through massage therapy, offering them a non-invasive alternative to address chronic pain, as opposed to resorting to risky prescriptions or invasive procedures. In the initial years post-graduation, I sought diverse experiences by working at several local establishments, including Sebasco Harbor Resort's FairWinds Spa, the Senator Inn in Augusta, Massage Envy, and a handful of smaller private practices. While I honed my proficiency in focused deep tissue work, these opportunities enabled me to engage with a wide range of individuals, becoming intimately acquainted with recurrent pain patterns arising from lifestyle influences like prolonged desk work, repetitive keyboard and mouse usage, persistent neck and lower back discomfort, hand and arm pain related to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, sports-related injuries, and overuse injuries stemming from occupational demands. After dedicating five years to this profession, I resolved to embark on an independent venture, allowing me to concentrate on the specific work and clientele that resonate with my deepest passions. I invite you to pay me a visit, and together, let's explore the potential for improved mobility and comfort in your life. You may make a direct payment to David in cash or by check at the time of service.