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New Free and Low Cost Yoga Classes in Belfast

Posted April 18, 2013, at 11:32 a.m.

The Belfast Yoga Studio will host two new teachers offering free and low cost classes starting this week.

Starting this Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m., join yoga teacher Andrew Breunig for a six-week series of Kripalu Yoga classes at the Belfast Yoga Studio, offered free of charge.

Breunig is a certified 200-hr Yoga teacher and temporarily residing in the Belfast area while studying sustainable agriculture techniques and wishes to share his yoga experience with the community.

“My teaching style focuses on connecting with the Inner Teacher, honoring intuitive wisdom, and cultivating compassionate witness consciousness that transfers off the mat and into daily life,” explains Breunig, “my mission in teaching is to empower students to lead more meaningful, fulfilling, and brilliant lives through skillful action.”

Aside from practicing Yoga, Breunig enjoys pursuing outdoor adventure, learning about sustainable agriculture, and studying health and wellness. He is also an avid hiker, climber, paddler and biker, as well as a gardener, cook, writer, and guitarist.

Another series of low cost yoga classes will be offered by teacher Amanda Carnes. She will teach three different classes a week on a sliding scale fee, starting at $5.

A recent graduate from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Carnes has recently found herself following an exciting opportunity to come to Maine and learn the ways of self-sustainable living.

Carnes has yoga certification at the 200 level, that is Ashtanga and Jivamukti inspired, and will be teaching at Belfast Yoga Studio while spending the spring and summer months in Belfast.

“I practice and teach according to the Iyengar philosophy because I believe alignment plays a significant role in preventing injury and establishing greater awareness of one’s True-Self,” explains Carnes, “yoga is a very important part of my life and I am excited to share my practice with the Belfast community. I hope to bring an enjoyable and diverse version of traditional yoga to the Belfast Yoga Studio. I am looking forward to getting know the Belfast community especially those who share a love for yoga.”

Carnes will be offering her three classes a week starting Wednesday, April 24 and continuing through August. Her one hour Wednesday evening class at 5:30 p.m. will be Slow Flow style and open to students at all levels. Friday evening will be Vinyasa style, also one hour, starting at 5:30 p.m. and suitable for intermediate students. Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Carnes will hold a Sunrise Yoga class suitable for all levels.

For more information go to the class schedules page at www.belfastyoga.com.

Belfast Yoga Studio is located in Suite 302 at 9 Field Street, Belfast, in the large red and white building just above the Belfast footbridge and overlooks Belfast Harbor.

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