Opening day celebration at The Dancing Elephant

Feb 17, 2014
The Dancing Elephant, a new community center for yoga, meditation, art and much more, opens March 1 in downtown Rockland.

Rockland — On Saturday, March 1, the community is invited to celebrate the launch of The Dancing Elephant, a new community center for yoga, meditation, art and much more, located at 16 School St. in Rockland.

The day’s festivities begin at 6:30 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. with free classes, a community potluck and an evening concert with Ajeet Kaur and her band.

The free classes include: Kundalini Yoga with Lily Goodale from 6:30 to 8 a.m., Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Stephanie Shershow from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (some experience helpful), Kids Yoga with Jess Shepard from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 5Rhythms Dance with Kari Luehman from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., Gentle Yoga with Rachel Nixon from 12:30 to 2 p.m., and Qi Gong with Tim English from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The classes will begin and end on time.

Please wear comfortable clothes to move in, bring water and a yoga mat for yoga classes. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.

The community potluck takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to contribute food or drinks to the meal. There will be plenty to eat and all are welcome! Bring family, friends and neighbors.

Rachel Nixon, founder and director of The Dancing Elephant, will speak at 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the community studio, including honoring the 40 volunteers who renovated the space and the teachers and practitioners who are bringing a wide array wellness classes and programs to 16 School St. in downtown Rockland.

The day’s celebration will wrap up with a concert by Ajeet Kaur and her band. Kaur travels nationwide, sharing her sacred chants and teachings with people of all ages. Her album, "Sacred Waters," was released by Spirit Voyage Records in 2013. The suggested donation for the concert is $10 to 20.

For more information about The Dancing Elephant, contact Rachel Nixon at 594-1694 or rachelanixon@gmail.com. Visit: facebook.com/dancingelephantmaine.

Ajeet Kaur
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