2nd Annual Yoga for PASCON

Please join us, the evening of October 25th, for the 2nd annual Yoga for Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket

Community, Tribe, Yoga, PASCON, NIR

I read recently that loneliness, or feeling like an outsider, will increase your chance of an early death by 45%. When compared to more obvious lifestyle risks, like obesity (30% chance it will lead to an early death) and abusive alcohol consumption (20% chance) this is a BIG DEAL. I mean, it’s SHOCKING. Right? In her new book Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown writes:

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.”

Brown goes to say “Research shows that playing cards once a week or meeting friends every Wednesday night at Starbucks adds as many years to our lives as taking beta blockers or quitting a pack-a-day smoking habit.”

Wow. Now that is reason to pause, take a deep breath, and re-evaluate how we spend our time.

The good news is, we can mitigate the risks associated with loneliness with a simple solution: more CONNECTION.

We can come together during rites of passage like weddings and funerals, celebrate human creativity at art openings, concerts and theatrical performances, and solidify a sense of community by attending local events like non-profit fundraisers, or church services, or volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

For me, the sense of connection and belonging that comes from a ritual practice – like a yoga class, healing circle or group meditation, is once of the most powerful ways of solidifying a sense of tribe. It’s one of the reasons that, when traveling, I always visit the local yoga shala; to get a sense of the local community.

On that note, Nantucket Island Resorts. and I are offering an evening of yoga + meditation with the intention of celebrating the healing power of tribe. The experience will be open to students of ALL LEVELS, and dedicated to support for and memory of Nantucket’s local cancer warriors. 100% of funds raised during class will be donated to PASCON, with matching donations from NIR.

Interested in joining us? Here are the details….

Donation yoga, Lunar Prana Vinyasa, PASCON, Nantucket Island ResortsHeld in the beautiful Ballroom at the White Elephant Village, this practice will include a Lunar Prana Vinyasa flow, seated or reclining meditation, as well as breath work & visualization to promote and restore a deep sense of well-being and community belonging.

Yogis with any amount exposure to the practice of yoga will be encouraged to set up towards the front of the class, so that novices can feel comfortable in the back, with their additional visual support. I will offer modifications for students with physical limitations and hands-on assists for those who enjoy them.

No reservations are necessary, just drop in. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and I’ll bring as many extra as I can carry.

TRIP CANCLED DUE TO IRMA

Yoga Workshops, Caitlin marcouFLUID GRACE WORKSHOPS IN SC -POSTPONED.

Ah, Hurricane Irma— so frustrating to have to cancel my trip to South Carolina, and to see my beloved sister, Ariel… yet, I am also completely aware of my own RIDICULOUSNESS.Of course, Yoga can wait. Yoga IS the practice of patience, of contemplative awareness…. Those of you in the path of Irma, please just take all necessary precautions and secure a safe place for you and your loved ones.I hope to re-schedule my visit to the Charleston area at the end of the month.

Be safe.

love, Caitlin

2017 September East Coast Tour

Finding your Fluid Grace in the Fall

Urban Flow Yoga Charleston Workshops with Caitlin Marcoux

Join Caitlin, a senior Prana Vinyasa® yoga teacher based in Nantucket, for a sacred sadhana devoted to cultivating fluid power and nourishing the warrior spirit.

All three of these classes will focus on invoking shakti, the divine feminine creative power and honoring the wounds left behind by personal trauma. Whether physical or emotional, environmental or spiritual, your wounds will be nurtured through mudra, mantra and movement alchemy. Caitlin will guide you through this practice with the wisdom inspired by her triumph over multiple cancers, and help you be an agent of change, vitality and hope.

1. Friday 9/8  Urban Flow Yoga, Charleston, SC.

  • Fluid Grace: a Prana Vinyasa Workshop. 5:30pm -7:30pm

2. Saturday 9/10 Studio 33, Kiawah Island, SC.

  • Fluid Power: a Prana Vinyasa drop-in class. 8:00am -9:15am

3. Tuesday 9/12  The Yoga Loft, Marblehead, MA.

  • Fluid Power: A Prana Vinyasa Take Over. 9:30-10:45am

 

Prana Vinyasa® is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana – the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence – as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. Practitioners learn classical and innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow drawn from Krishnamacharya’s teachings, Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Somatics and Shiva’s teaching experience from the last fifteen years.

Questions? Email caitlinmarcoux@gmail.com

2016 Fall Events

Seriously scary; this yoga is the best bang for your buck and it all goes to charity! Donation-based yoga in two of the most beautiful places in New England: Nantucket & Newport.

Dear Friends, 

I’ve got a a few special local and regional yoga events on the fast approaching horizon I want to share with you. Lots of interesting yoga venues, both on and off the island…and I’d love your company.

1. Raise it up for PASCON:

Saturday October 22nd, join me at the brand new (and beautiful) White Elephant Village Ballroom for a donation based yoga class, in support of the cancer services Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket provides locally, and Breast Cancer Awareness Monthnationally. Your $10 donation will be MATCHED by Nantucket Island Resorts, and all proceeds will go direct to our dear friends at PASCON. Did I mention that the space is beautiful and that they will MATCH your donation? Class will begin at 9:30am and will be 75-minutes long.

2. Yoga’s getting SCARY in Newport!
Halloween Yoga Newport

In the Rhode Island area? Come join ME and the Newport Yogis for a Special Halloween Yoga Fundraiser on October 30th, at the Salvation Cafe. Class will be co-led by myself and fellow Breast Cancer Jedi, Erin Coonan Schmidt. Costumes are optional and prizes will be awarded to most original, funniest, and scariest. Erin is currently living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. She is also still teaching yoga on a regular basis. Can you say “BadAss”? This lady is amazing. 75% of the evenings funds will be donated to Erin and her family, 25% will go towards adjunctive cancer services at the Newport Healing Co-Op. I’m absolutely HONORED to be donating my time and joining Erin’s fight, so if you’re in the area – I’d love to see you come out and support this amazing warrior. More details here.

Yoga with A Harbor View, Caitlin Marcoux, Prana Vinyasa, Nantucket Dreamland

3. Yoga with a Harbor View

Our next collaboration with the team at The Nantucket Dreamland goes down the weekend after Thanksgiving, on Saturday November 26th from 10-11:15am. Don’t miss this chance to practice yoga in the stunning Harbor View room overlooking East Street Boat Basin. Although we’ll be breaking for December, the Dreamland and I will be teaming up one Saturday per month until May. And in April, featuring singer/songwriter Kevin Paris, live on guitar. Tickets can be purchased here. Dreamland members receive a $5 discount.

Grace & Fire: Yoga and Meditation for Cancer

4. Grace & Fire: Using Yoga and Mindfulness to Navigate Cancer

This 4 week ONLINE course went live 2 weeks ago, and continues to build momentum. Joining gives you access to all the materials, as well as our private FaceBook community, which we hope will turn into a platform we can use to support one another.

Even if you don’t have cancer yourself, chances are you may know someone who does. This could be the resource that helps them through all their chemotherapy treatments, or simply helps them fall asleep. Sign up ANY TIME here for ANY AMOUNT, and get access to 7 movement alchemy meditations, 4 audio archived meditation calls, 4 playlists and 4 articles on dealing with cancer. This course was a labor of love, and is hosted by my teacher Shiva Rea, who lost her own mother to cancer as a young girl

Caitlin Marcoux Prana Vinyasa5. Get 200-hr Prana Vinyasa Certified!

After a decade of study with Shiva Rea, I finally decided to amass all my hours and put them together so that I can officially assist her Prana Vinyasa Teacher Trainings. The plan, eventually is to get my 1008-hr cert and lead Affiliate Trainings in Shiva’s Krishnamacharya-basd Prana Vinyasa lineage here on Nantucket and elsewhere.

This December, join me and my fellow Prana Vinyasa teachers, Andrew McAluey and Juan Gabriel Muñoz Villalon as we assist our teacher in this epic 3-week training at Blue Spirit, Nosara. The 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program Offers Foundational Teaching Of Prana Flow®: Energetic Vinyasa Yoga, Embodiment, Energetic Alignment Sequencing, Philosophy, + Ayurveda, and begins December 17th and runs until January 7th. Students can also register for individual weeks a la carte. Details here.

There’s nothing I love more than holding space for people to find their flow. It’s going to be an amazing fall and dynamic winter, full of growth and transformative potential. I’m really looking forward to serving you and seeing you in the water and on the mat. 

Love All Ways,

Caitlin

Yoga with a Harbor View

Get in the Flow with Prana Vinyasa; a rhythmic flow class to raise your vibration.

Enjoy the beautiful light that streams through the windows of the Harbor View Room and connect to members of the community in the heart of downtown Nantucket, at the Dreamland Theater.

Dreamland Yoga, Caitlin Marcoux, Saturday Special Yoga Classes, Harbor View Room, Nantucket, Nantucket Yoga I’m thrilled to be able to return to the Dreamland, on this once a month basis, and create some sacred space for you to
enjoy a full-spectrum practice. These 75-minute classes will be open to students of all levels, and will introduce the basic concepts of Prana Vinyasa, created by my teacher Shiva Rea. While structural alignment is always important, Prana Vinyasa puts it’s primary focus, on the pulsations of energy in within the body as a means of becoming more embodied; more present, more connected to the life force within us all that creates unity, community and tribe. Working within the idea that we are all part of a cosmic consciousness, how we move on the mat, becomes a metaphor for how we live in our lives. There is no higher achy of postures within Prana Vinyasa, and we honor both the lunar and solar tides as they express themselves within everyone at different times in our lives. Come explore. Bring your curiosity, and move into a place of self-realization and receptivity.

Tickets will be available for purchase online at the Nantucket Dreamland.

LoveYoga Fest 2016

It’s time for the best little Yoga Fest in New England! Join us for the 3rd Annual LoveYoga Fest

Caitlin at the LoveYoga Fest 2016

And Nantucket Yogis – I have a DISCOUNT CODE FOR YOU!Join us for the 3rd Annual Love Yoga Fest Cape Cod, a transformative weekend of yoga, wellness + fun! Set along Hyannis Harbor in the heart of the Cape, LYF features more than two dozen regional + national presenters and over 40 classes of 90 minutes to two hours each.

I’ll be teaching 3 times during these 2 beautiful days:

  • Saturday at 11:30am: SUP Yoga
  • Sunday at 11:30am: SUP Yoga
  • Sunday at 2:30pm: Grace & the Dancing Warrior (a Prana Vinyasa inspired flow dedicated to my teacher Shiva Rea)

LoveYoga Fest 2016Enjoy all kinds of workshops in meditation, vinyasa, aerial, nutrition, acro, kundalini + everything in between…all while taking in the beautiful views and ocean breezes.
This year’s festival takes place on August 6th and 7th: Saturday and Sunday, with pass options available for every schedule and budget.

Find more details at http://loveyogafest.com for the presenter lineup + schedule!

OUR VERY OWN DISCOUNT CODES:

Use: cm16, for $50 off the weekend passes

Use: cmdl, for $25 off day passes

 

 

Warrior Won

N Magazine Feature

I am so grateful to N Magazine for this generous feature in the May 2015 edition. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to honor my fellow cancer warrior, Natasha Grosshans, in this very public, very special way. A big thank you to Katie Kaizer for all her beautiful photographs, and her always happy and very luminescent spirit.

Warrior Won, N Magazine, May 2015

Warrior Won, N Magazine, May 2015

Warrior Won, N Magazine, May 2015

Warrior Won, N Magazine, May 2015

Warrior Won, N Magazine, May 2015

Warrior Won, N Magazine, May 2015

Electric Flow @ The Whaling Museum

Electric Flow Yoga at the Whaling Museum

Support the Nantucket Historical Association and see what it feels like to practice yoga under the Whaling Museum’s famous 46-foot sperm whale! Join yoga teacher Caitlin Marcoux and Nantucket’s own DJ Pete Ahern for an electrifying and dynamic 90-minute vinyasa practice. Caitlin, who’s roots are grounded in modern dance and PranaFlow will encourage you to dig in deep, let go even deeper, tap into your inner primal rhythms, spiritual prowess and creative juices. Use mantra, meditation and creatively sequenced waves of energetic vinyasa asana to explore your physical and subtle body. Let yourself be guided by the music and embody the collective consciousness. Proceeds will benefit the NHA directly.

Advanced tickets will be available soon.

Electric Flow: An Uprising

Maine YogaFest: July 10-12th, 2015

Maine YogaFest: July 10-12th, 2015

Electric Flow: An Uprising
blacklight yoga with caitlin marcoux
& music by dj jon

Celebrate the opening of the 3rd annual Main Yoga Festival with an
electrifying and dynamic 2-hour vinyasa practice led by Nantucket-based yoga
teacher Caitlin Marcoux and accompanied by Portland’s own DJ Jon. Caitlin,
who’s roots are grounded in modern dance and PranaFlow will encourage you to
dig in deep, let go even deeper, tap into your inner primal rhythms,
spiritual prowess and creative juices. Use mantra, meditation and creatively
sequenced waves of energetic vinyasa asana to explore your physical and
subtle body. Let yourself be guided by the music and embody the collective
consciousness. Join the uprising.

Friday, July 10th from 7-9pm. Details on FaceBook.

Team Tasha Vinyasa: Electric Flow @ The Dreamland

Team Tasha Vinyasa: Electric Flow Yoga: January 16th, 2015

Team Tasha Vinyasa: Electric Flow Yoga: January 16th, 2015


 

 
Nantucket, MA – Yoga teacher Caitlin Marcoux, and local DJ Pete Ahern, team up for their 5th time to offer Nantucket yoga students an evening of vibrational and auditory inspiration sponsored by the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, Verde Nantucket Green Build and Audio Architects.
Cait & Pete @ 2014's Electric Love Charity event. {photo: Katie Kaizer}

Cait & Pete @ 2014’s Electric Love Charity event. {photo: Katie Kaizer}

 
This 2 hour yoga and meditation practice will feature live music by Ahern and a mixed level vinyasa yoga practice guided by Marcoux.
 
Electric Love, benefit for PASCON @ The Dreamland 2014

Electric Love, benefit for PASCON @ The Dreamland 2014 {photo: Katie Kaizer}

 
The event will be hosted by the Dreamland in their Studio Theatre and will run from 6-8pm on Friday, January 16th, 2015. 100% of the profits will be given to Natasha Grosshans, who is fighting Stage IV Duodnel Carcinoma. Tasha, who is is a NHS graduate, was diagnosed 6 months ago at the young age of 19. 
 
A true fighter with a smile bright enought to light up the east coast, Tasha has already blown the minds of every doctor who has encountered her indominable spirit. She is currently living and traveling between Nantucket, Yarmouth Port and Boston, and recieveing intense chemotherapy. Despite her diagnosis Tasha radiates positivity and hope.
Nantucket girl, Natasha Grosshans

Nantucket girl, Natasha Grosshans

Please join us for this intentional practice which will focus on opening hearts and raising healing vibrations for Tasha. All yogis, regardless of number of years practicing, are encouraged to participate. 
Let’s support Tasha and her family in their time of need.
 
Tickets are available below

#teamtasha