Donation-based Outdoor Yoga done on the bare earth, overlooking the ocean. We will practice social distancing and please bring your mask. We will supply hand sanitizer. There will be no exchange of cash, scroll all the way down for more details on how to make your donations online.
When: Weekly, every Monday, 5:30-6:30 PM, June – August, 2021
Where: Portland, Maine (Eastern Prom Community Gardens – walk past the tennis courts, toward the ocean)
*All classes are weather pending, sign up for our Earthing Yoga email list to receive updates.
Yoga on the bare earth to heal, unite and awaken mind, body and spirit through conscious, loving connection with ourselves, our human family, and the earth.
This all levels class focuses on building connection with the earth, our bodies and each other through sensory awareness, movement, mindfulness, and gratitude. “Earthing” is a fast-growing movement based on the principle that connection with the Earth is vital to our health. To facilitate this connection, we’ll do yoga on the bare Earth with no mats or props. For those with sensitive skin or who don’t want to be on the grass, we do recommend bringing a mat or beach towel for comfortability.
The outdoor yoga class is taught by OmBody founder and yoga teacher Allie Andrews and instructed in a unique, yet accessible manner which blends Hatha and Yin styles. Expect a practice with an optimal blend of mobility-enhancing and mindful movement, along with the chance to hold nourishing postures in stillness to balance out the hectic energy of your busy life. Leave feeling relaxed, restored, and more connected with the Earth and your community. No previous experience with yoga is necessary. All ages welcome, although children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Allie is formally trained in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga from the Association for Yoga and Meditation in India, and has received additional trainings in yoga adjustments and anatomy from Kripalu. In 2013 she co-founded Earthing Yoga in Steamboat Springs, CO. Earthing Yoga has become her favorite style of yoga to teach because of its powerful and instantaneous affects on the mind, body and spirit. Allie’s teaching style is a blend of still and fluid postures, with a strong focus on alignment, breath and body awareness.
Suzanne Gassman (teaching Sep 14-28)
Suzanne Gassman is a registered yoga instructor with over 200 hours of training. Yoga has been a part of her life for over 10 years and this practice has helped her grow stronger, increase her flexibility, and become more mindful, both on and off the mat. As a yoga teacher, she aims to create a mindful environment where students can develop flexibility, strength, and happiness. Her mission is to help students nurture their body and mind by clearly and compassionately guiding them through a yoga practice that is skillful, intelligent, and enjoyable.
This class is sponsored by OmBody Health and open to all. 100% of your donations will go to the organizations listed below. The suggested donation is $15/class, but pay what you can and if you are not in a position to pay please do not let that hold you back from joining us. If there is an organization that you align with more than the others, please specify when making your donation. All donations should be make electronically through the PayPal link below. After each class you will receive an email with a link to donate. You may also use the button below. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
A UK based, woman-founded, nonprofit committed to addressing the climate crisis by healing the earth’s forests – our collective lungs. Treesisters partners with local communities and organizations all over the world to employ indigenous people (primarily women and girls in the Amazon where the local and global impacts of deforestation have become critical) to plant millions of trees each year.
Black woman-founded nonprofit with the mission to: “Pioneer a health movement for African-American women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership, and health advocacy”.
Black, woman-owned, national non-profit with networks in over 30 states that provides Black people access to outdoor experiences to inspire them better care of themselves, their communities and our planet. Outdoor Afro is on a mission to make outdoor recreation and conservation more inclusive domains and change the face of environmental leadership.