Electric Love Charity Class: Thursday March 27th

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
6-8pm
The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center
Studio Theatre
Nantucket, MA. 02554

Electric Love

ELECTRIC LOVE YOGA, MUSIC & ART CHARITY EVENT
A BENEFIT FOR PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE OF NANTUCKET

Nantucket, MA – Yoga teacher Caitlin Marcoux, local DJ Pete Ahern, Brooklyn artist Craig Anthony Miller and special guest Clay Twombly team up to offer Nantucket yoga students an evening of visual and auditory inspiration sponsored by the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and Verde Nantucket Green Build.

This 2 hour yoga and meditation practice will feature live music by Ahern and virtual streaming of impromptu graffiti art created by Miller specifically for the event.

Marcoux, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, is extremely excited to give back in this way to PASCON, where she has attended monthly cancer support groups and individual counseling. All four artists have been effected by cancer and feel passionately about supporting organizations such as PASCON who work tirelessly to care for those in need. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

This yoga practice will be mixed-level. All yogis, regardless of number of years practicing, are encouraged to participate. Please bring your own yoga mats and props.

Tickets here:

Yoga and Live Music Benefit for Caitlin Marcoux: April 25th, 2013

So, as I’ve said before, I’ve got breast cancer. Yikes. It’s a little scary… It certainly wasn’t part of my plan, but for whom would it be? Still, I can’t think of a better place to have the big BC, and I’m super blessed that I have such incredible support. I hope you will join us for this event – which was scheduled in the time before cancer, but is now a BENEFIT…for me (weird)! I’m going to do my best to teach as much as possible, but because I’m scheduled for chemo that day, I’ll have some support staff on hand to pinch hit, should I need the help.

Here’s the original class description:

Caitlin teams once again with locally renowned DJ Pete Ahern of Audio Architects, and special guest Floyd Kellogg to bring you a blissful, electrifying vinyasa flow class. Peter and Caitlin grew up together on the island, and shouldered the triumphs and challenges of Nantucket High School, small town life, and the unique experience of living 30 miles out to sea. Now all grown up, Caitlin & Peter both enjoy Island living once again; each with a 3-year old son (Griffin & Jocob) only two weeks apart in age.

In this, their third collaborative effort, they will invite you to celebrate your Nantucket Roots – whether you’ve had them for 100 years or 5 and explore your connection to your local community through movement and music.  What better location to do this than heart of downtown Nantucket, in the  reinvented space at The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center.

Students will be encouraged to go deeper into themselves by way of a silky smooth vinyasa flow practice as DJ Pete lays down  the deep ambient, electronic, DnB grooves to raise up your vibration. Don’t miss this chance to practice with live accompaniment and dig in deep.

With Special Guests, Floyd Kellogg of You Scream I Scream, and Shannah Green, Director of The Yoga Room.

All proceeds will benefit Caitlin and her family in their fight against breast cancer.

Deep Groove Yoga: February 6th, 2013

The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center

With one Electric Flow performance under their belts, Pete and Cait have gotten to know each other a little better. In this, their second collaborative effort, they invite you to dig in and explore your deepest groves… and hold nothing back.

Students will be encouraged to let it all out, celebrate music and movement, and go deeper into themselves. Pete will lay down  the deep ambient, electronic, DnB grooves to raise up your vibration while Cait will help you shed your inhibitions through a flowing vinyasa practice, where anything goes.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2012

6:00-7:30 pm
The Harbor View Room @ The Dreamland Theater
(17 S. Water Street, Nantucket, MA)



Using Yoga to Enhance Your Life: A Talk, Demo and Q&A

Winter Wellness Series
Mitchell’s Book Corner
January 28th, 2013
12-1:00pm
Please join us in the Nantucket Room, upstairs at Mitchell’s Book Corner for a casual chat, demo and Q&A about how “Using Yoga to Enhance Your Life” might be for you.
Yoga has been toted as a modern day cure-all for anything from aging to tight hamstrings, lower back pain to depression. It’s widely believed that practicing yoga can increase mental clarity, reduce stress and improve your marriage. Come learn more about the myths, realities and the potential of yoga to enhance your life. From improving  your athletic performance to supporting your parenting goals, yoga has something to offer everyone. Lecture, Q&A & Demonstration

DJ Pete Ahern & Caitlin Marcoux rock the Dreamland

Electric Flow Yoga

The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center

Tuesday December 4th, 2012

Caitlin teams with locally renowned DJ Pete Ahern of Audio Architects  to bring you a blissful, electrifying vinyasa flow class.Peter and Caitlin grew up together on the island, and shouldered the triumphs and challenges of Nantucket High School, small town life, and the unique experience of living 30 miles out to sea. Now all grown up, Caitlin  & Peter both enjoy Island living once again; each with a 3-year old son (Griffin & Jocob) only two weeks apart  in age.

In this, their first collaborative effort, they will invite you to celebrate your Nantucket Roots – whether you’ve had them for 100 years or 5 and explore your connection to your local community through movement and music.  What better location to do this than heart of downtown Nantucket, in the  reinvented space at the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center.

Students will be encouraged to go deeper into themselves by way of a silky smooth vinyasa flow practice as DJ Pete lays down  the deep ambient, electronic, DnB grooves to raise up your vibration. Don’t miss this chance to practice with live accompaniment and dig in deep.

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

5:30-7:00pm
The Harbor View Room @ The Dreamland Theater
(17 S. Water Street, Nantucket, MA)
 



Electric Flow Yoga with DJ HyFi



 

Caitlin teams up for the first with Philly-based DJ HyFi to bring you a blissful, musical movement benediction. Venturing out of her typical Tuesday home base at The Yoga Room, Caitlin will encourage students to go deeper into themselves by way of a silky smooth vinyasa flow practice as DJ HyFi layers on the deep ambient, electronic, DnB grooves to raise up your vibration. Don’t miss this chance to practice with live accompaniment and dig in deep. Tuesday night, September 18th 2012. 5:30-7:00pm in the Harbor View Room @ The Dreamland Theater (17 S. Water Street, Nantucket, MA

Yoga Meets Live DJ

There are many tools on the yogic path to aid and assist us in connecting to our true nature. From following the intuitive guidance of our heart to transforming and purifying the physical body through the practice of asana, these practices help us reveal the boundless potential and beauty that lie within and around us.

Nada yoga, the yoga of sound, is a powerful tool that we can utilize in this journey of expanding and deepening our awareness. It can help us to break through to feeling the inner wellspring of creativity and life force that we can often lose touch with throughout our day to day activities. The yogis were aware of the power of sound, long ago and used various instruments to produce tones that enhance their mediation and consciousness exploration.

Music, like everything on our planet is constantly evolving and finding new ways to express itself. With the number of genres and sub-genres that exist today, there are virtually limitless options for us to flavor our lives with. Our experience on the yoga mat can be deeply nourished with this ever expanding palette of sound. Like a collage artist combines images, a DJ weaves songs together, to create a larger experience. Combining the power of asana with the sonic tapestry created by a DJ, opens the door to a unique yogic journey.

We are currently holding 5 spots for students who have yet to pay. Please email me if you would like to be added to the WAIT LIST. I will open these spots up in the next couple of days if payments have not been collected. Please email me at caitlin@caitlinmarcoux.net

Om om om

97.7 ACK FM Interview with Sandy Walsh

Speaking up for Yoga on Nantucket

On August 15th, 2012, Caitlin stopped by the recording studio at 97.7 ACK FM, “Nantucket’s True Island Radio”, and was interviewed by Sandy Walsh, where she spoke about her career teaching yoga,  her role as The Yoga Room’s Workshop Producer and the most recent workshop she’s produced for TYR, Flight of the Yogi with Kathryn Budig. The 8 minute interview can be heard here: 97.7 ACK FM radio interview with Caitlin .

This is Sandy, very at home in Mission Control.

40 Under Forty

Part of the Tribe

On March 1, 2012, Caitlin was honored to be featured in the Nantucket Property News’ editorial 40 Under 40 Class of 2012. The distinction honors not only Nantucket islanders who excell in business, but also those who have made a difference in the community.

Double Trouble: Holiday Vinyasa Flow with Caitlin & Grey Marcoux

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Nantucket, MA.
60 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 58

So here’s my  Confession of the Week: It almost all fell apart last night, the whole damn thing. Yup, just 3 days away from completing my 60 day yoga challenge, I simply could not be motivated to practice. I tried, all day long, to pull myself together, but an array of parental circumstances prevented me from getting into my yoga clothes. I’ve been horribly achy in all my major and minor joints for a couple of weeks now, and part of my day involved getting tested for Lyme Disease. The rest of the day disappeared into what can best be explained as the Wormhole of Domesticity, and then BOOM, it was 7:30 p.m.

With the desperateness of a wounded soldier crawling across an abandoned battle field, I tried, to no avail, to drag myself onto my mat. Some how, in an extremely uncharacteristic change of heart I watched myself return with stronger commitment to my couchasana. No one was looking, so I watched “Friends with Benefits” On Demand. Pathetic I know, but it felts soooo good!

The boyfriend returned home at 7:45. Busted. “Did you do your practice?” he asked. “No” I replied lamely, as I tried to pull my attention away from Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. “Do it” he said. Argh…

Dutifully I rose, and like a soldier, once again under command, I forced myself off the couch and turned on YogaGlo. Thank God for Kathryn Budig and her 20 minute Night Cap Practice. ‘Cause ordered to or not, that was about all I was good for. Day 57 practice: check.

(I can’t elieve how close I came to throwing in the towel on my own quest. Partnership has some major benefits)

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In other news, my youngest sister, Grey, will be visiting Nantucket soon. She is about to join the ranks of newly certified yoga teachers, completing her 200-YTT certification at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in San Francisco, CA. I’m super excited to practice with her once again at home, and I’ve also invited her to assist me in teaching several Holiday Vinyasa Flows. The info is listed in the flyer above, and I hope some of you will be able to join us December 22nd through the 26th. With Grey on the brink of graduating December 18th, all three sisters in my family will soon be yoga teachers: a fact that makes for a wonderful living example of how many different paths can be taken to ultimately arrive at the same beautiful place.

Tomorrow I’m off to visit with two of my other yogini sisters, Caroline Pope Peavy and Juliet Loranger. Caroline is a yoga teacher at Eyes of the World in Providence, RI and Shri Yoga in Pawtucket, and Juliet in a yoga teacher as well as the studio owner of Yoga on Union, in New Bedford. The three of us solidified our friendship last June, when we all spent 3 days with Kathryn Budig during her “Flight of the Yogi” workshop at Kripalu. The ladies are co-teaching their first ever workshop, “Root Down to Rise Up”, this Saturday the 10th, at Shri, so of course I have to go… and It’s going to be an awesome way to celebrate the end of my challenge -amongst colleagues and friends and Up-Side-Down. Oh yeah baby – bring it Day 60!

If you’re in the Rhode Island hood this weekend, be sure to come to Shri in Pawtucket, and support these two hot yogis of flight.

Love & Light,
~Bliss

Opening the White Lotus: A September Nantucket Yoga Retreat

September 23rd, 24th and 25th @ Bartlett’s Farm

Nantucket, MA.

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Dear Tribe,

The gap between the planning stages of our upcoming Yoga Beyond Belief Retreat and the first session of the workshop is closing in. My esteemed teachers from the West (Ganga & Tracey) will be here in no less than 4 days! I couldn’t be more grateful to have this opportunity to share my home and my students with them, their teachings with you, and the experience of entering into a sangha all of us, together. The retreat promises to be a special and unique opportunity for students who live on the (at times isolated) Island of Nantucket who do not often get the chance to travel for similar yoga immersions, nor have the means to travel all the way to Santa Barbara, CA. the home of Ganga and Tracey’s residential yoga training program.

When I first approached Tracey with the idea of doing a weekend retreat on Nantucket, she was hesitant. She and Ganga no longer need to travel to spread the seeds of their teachings, and prefer to focus on cultivating their practice at the Foundation – which is snuggled deep into the San Marcos Pass above Santa Barbara, and surrounded by 40 acres of sacred ground, a former home to the Cushmas Indians. Ganga, who has been teaching students and teachers of yoga alike since the early 1970s, is a pioneer of yoga in the West, and his reputation, amongst those in the serious yoga world precedes him. Students come to him… from all over.

Still, Tracey assured me way back in March of 2009, that she’d put the idea to Ganga and admitted she would love to spend a little time exploring our equally sacred spot. I brought up this dialogue again both to Tracey, and to Shannah, director of The Yoga Room, where I teach, last September – and it began to take root…. Here we are 2 and 1/2 years later, and Ganga and Tracey arrive on Wednesday! This has been a dream for me for so long, I can hardly stand it’s imminent reality.

Of course, I don’t need to tell you that Nantucket has forever attracted visitors from all over the world, and from all walks of life. This weekend will be no different. Looking over the sign-up sheet for Friday night’s master class (which, btw, is an option open to everyone, even if you can’t sign-up for the entire retreat), I am thrilled by the diversity of students; young, old, teacher, beginner, Nantucket resident, student from afar. It is going to be an exciting amalgamation of practitioners, and a real microcosm of the new yoga world at large.

Please, if you are here, or even if you are not, please consider joining us. There is still room available for the entire retreat, as well as in the two al la carte options – Friday night, and Saturday morning. If you need more information about the retreat please click here, where you can also sign-up and use Paypal to reserve your slot.

and then other news from the yogic path….

With the arrival of Fall on Nantucket, I find that my practice has shifted dramatically, once again. The summer for me felt full of tapas and sweat and maybe one too many handstands. Given our short season for making money- a mer 8 weeks, I found myself thinking as a single mother would, chasing the flow of cash, and hoping to put some away for the slimmer winter months. I booked as many massage appointments as I could, taught as much as my child custody schedule would allow and shoved in as many classes with my mentor, Shannah (director of the Yoga Room) as I could.

As a result of all this go-go-go, I burned into the rotator cuff of my right shoulder demonstrating way too many arm balances and jump-backs into chatarunga, tore something deep in the attachment of my left hamstring, and got a cortisone injection in my left knee. I must admit, that though I had every intention on implementing sustainable physical practices, I was not ultimately very kind to my body.

Oh, and I forgot to eat…. duh. It seemed like often there simply wasn’t time… not until 8 or 9 at night, and by then I was too tired, and too anxious.

But life has slowed considerably – and It’s almost scary how unscheduled my appointment book is at the moment. I am teaching just 5 classes a week, and booking clients for massage 2 out of 7 days a week verses 7 out of 7. I’ve taken Griffin out of daycare, and am spending four times more time with him. Instead of working handstand, we’re working on the 1, 2, 3s and A, B, Cs. Instead of deepening my titibasana, we’re turning Griffin’s constant barrage of “Nos”  into “Yeses”. In August, the alphabet wasn’t on my radar. Today it seems really important.

When I have the chance of practicing asana, I’m holding more restorative poses, and holding them longer. Sirsasana (headstand) feels more appropriate than Pincha Mayrasana (forearm stand), and Pigeon a better fit than Hanumanasan (split). When I’m home, and planning my classes out for the week, I find myself spending more time thinking about my Fundamentals class (Tuesdays at 10 a.m.) and my prenatal class (Monday nights at 7:15 p.m.) then about how kick-ass rockin’ my Dynamic Vinyasa class “has to be” (Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m.). It feels more appropriate to focus on cultivating a gentle, beginner’s mind – and less important to work up a lather. This is not to say I don’t still love a good heating flow- but it’s Fall, and I find myself honoring the process of slowing down. And truth be told, I think Griffin is liking it too.

Hope to see you this weekend.

Love,

Caitlin

*for more information on my current class offerings please see my classes page here.