Yoga on the mind
During the next two weeks, two separate yoga workshops will be offered. Coming up this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is an Anusara Yoga workshop with Deb Neubauer, at The Yoga Barn in Chilmark. Each day focuses on different practices, such as meditation, forward and back bends, and the "Eye of the Tiger." Session times are 6:30-8:30 pm on Friday, 10 am-12:30 pm and 3-5:30 pm on Saturday, and 10 am-1 pm on Sunday. For more information, call 508-776-9248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From October 13-16, Erin Haggerty and Alex Bullen offer "An Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Clinic" with Innermost Yoga. Held at the Mansion House, the workshop features twice-daily practices (10:30 am-12:30 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm) and lunch prepared by Zephrus. The four-day program costs $185, including lunch. The drop-in rate is $22/class. For more information, email email@example.com or call 508-693-2200.
Stretching body and mind
Last Thursday, Sept. 25, the Vineyard Haven Library children's room turned into a temporary yoga studio during the age five and up story time. Yoga instructor Jennifer Lyonnais, a repeat guest at the library, read yoga stories, then taught the children basic postures.
Photos by Ralph Stewart
At Polly Hill Arboretum this Saturday, Janice Shields hosts a garden bench workshop. Each participant will construct their own bench using native eastern hardwoods provided by Ms. Shields. The workshop is from 9 am to 2 pm, so bring a bag lunch. Pre-register by calling the arboretum at 508-693-9426; class size is limited. Class price is $150; $125 for members.
Bring home Raja, a handsome, three year-old mixed breed male. He was brought to the shelter because his owner lost his housing, and could no longer care for him. Raja has a sweet and playful personality. Because of his strength, (he can be a bit of a bull) the staff feels he'll do best in a home with someone who has experience with his breed mix. His ideal new owner is someone who will work with him on some training and leash walking reminders -he tends to pull. Raja has lived with another dog, Jayza, but the staff feels he'll be fine if separated.
Note: All pets have been neutered or spayed and micro-chipped.
For more information contact the MSPCA-ANGELL, 276 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, 508-627-8662; mspca.org.
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Native American Day
Assistant Children's Librarian Donna Blackburn honored National Native American Day at the Edgartown Library on Friday, Sept. 26, by reading books and providing information displays on Wampanoag and other Native American tribes. Children were treated to a tasting of traditional Johnny Cakes.