Launching into the water June 2014

I am thrilled to be taking my practice off the mat and onto the water this summer. To learn more about Nantucket SUP Yoga, please check out our website, which goes live Monday May 26th, and look for us on Twitter at @ACKsupYoga and FaceBook. To celebrate our official launch into the water on Monday, June 23rd 2014, we are offering 4 FREE Fluid SUP Yoga classes the 2nd and 3rd weekend of June. In the mean time, you can register for all of our classes here: Register Now

Nantucket SUP Yoga Navasana

Are you interested in our celebratory Fluid Opening? Sign up to participate in one of our FREE Fluid Opening sessions. There will be 5 slots available for those who need the full equipment rental, and 10 slots available for those who wish to BYOB (bring your own board). Saturday June 14th and 21st I will offer an 8:00-9:30am Fluid Flow class and Sunday June 15th and 22nd I will offer a Fluid Meditation. As will all our yoga classes, students are encouraged to wear synthetic (quick drying) yoga clothes. Students interested in attending the Fluid Meditation classes at sunset should wear warmer clothing and perhaps a wind breaker. If you have additional information, or need help using the MindBody software to register for a class, please don’t hesitate to call me.
Because this practice is weather dependent, the location of each of our classes will be announced on our FaceBook page and on our class schedule the evening before the session is slated. Be sure to check our schedule FREQUENTLY for any cancelations due to heavy wind or rain.
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~See you on the water,
Caitlin
(508)332-2546
caitlin@nantucketsupyoga.com

Fire Flow: Sunday, April 6th

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
3-5pm
Providence Power Yoga
51 Bassett Street
Providence, RI
 
 
 
 

Sweet N’ Low Yoga Flow: May 4th, 2014

Sunday, 2-4pm
Eyes of the World 
Providence, RI.

 Sweet N' Low Yoga Flow
$35 by Fri Jan 24
$45 by Jan 25

 

Unifier Festival: June 5-8th, 2014

 

Unifier Festival

A Transformational Healing & Expressive Arts Festival
June 5-8th, 2014
Lebanon, CT

Honoring and bringing together different sub-cultures this gathering is a yoga festival, it is a tribal belly dance festival.  It is a world and sacred music festival, and dance party, a live art show, a place for ceremony, for permaculture, for  sculptural works and circus arts.  It is a place to care for the land and to eat organic food, and to be inspired and inspire our kids and our elders.

A significant portion of proceeds from Unifier Festival over multiple years will be put in a   Land Trust Fund for a retreat center and  potential eco-village to be owned in perpetuity, governed by council, and in service to the community.

Tickets available soon!

Sex, Lust and Cancer

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I have a new piece up on RebelleSociety.com. It’s called Sex, Lust and Cancer: Tips for Staying Sexually Alive, and it’s by far the most personally revealing, intimate piece I have written to date. It feels a little scary, putting everything out there, but so far the feedback I’ve gotten from other cancer survivors has been tremendous. If the article has helped shed some light on a taboo subject for even a handful of people, any vulnerability I feel having published it is well worth it.

My journey continues. Yesterday I had my 23rd infusion (my 5th in this cycle) and I’m one step closer to the finish line (I have 8 more to go). Although I feel exhausted, this infusion hasn’t rocked me nearly as hard as the last one did three weeks ago. For that I am grateful.

In between treatments my life continues. I have been lucky enough to go on two exotic yoga retreats this winter and study with some amazing and powerful teachers. In addition to having the new piece out on Rebelle, I recently took the bull by the horns and started writing my book on using yoga to navigate cancer. I’m teaching more and more yoga, (now quite a bit off-island) and just reopened my massage therapy practice. I feel like I’m finding my rhythm again.

I think 2014 is going to be an amazing year. May it be for you too!

Love Yoga Fest: August 15th-17th

Caitlin teaching at the 2014 LoveYoga Fest

Caitlin teaching at the 2014 LoveYoga Fest

The Love Yoga Festival is a celebration of all things yoga and wellness for yogis of all levels. The fest will feature a fun welcome evening followed by two full days of yoga, body and energy work, and unique experiences … plus, we have exciting surprises to reveal in the coming weeks! We are thrilled to be bringing you some well-known names in the yoga community as well as favorite instructors from throughout New England, including Cape Cod.

Full festival lineup & tickets coming January 2014!

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:

Involution Flow: March 15th & 16th

Saturday & Sunday, March 15th & 16th, 2014
O Yoga Studio
Saracuse, N.Y.
 

Involution Yoga
$35 per class with registration before March 10th
$40 per class
$85 discounted full workshop

 

grief

Caitlin with cancer

I took a yoga class this morning and cried. I cried every time we came into a forward fold. I cried every time we opened our hips.I cried during cat & cow, child’s pose and even downward facing dog.

I cried for the last 8 months of treatments my family has endured. I cried for every needle stick, every blood test, every biopsy, injection and surgical procedure. I cried for every night spent writhing in pain on the couch, and every morning kneeling over the toilet. I cried for every time I was too tired to play with my son, or walk to the beach.

I cried  for the natural breasts I now miss; the ones I was born with, the ones I used to nurse my son.

I cried for the physical strength I once had, the endurance I’ve lost, and the muscle tissue that has atrophied.

I cried because plank is hard, chaturanga is impossible and cobra is painful. I cried because laying on my stomach pushes my implants into my chest and makes it hard for me to breathe. I cried because I’m not sure I like anything about these new appendages.

I cried because I’ve lost sensation in the skin across my chest. I cried because I cannot feel my nipples, and when my lover touches them I do not know.

I cried for all the days I have not recognized myself. I cried for the impermanence, the letting go and saying good-bye.

I cried for the medically-induced early menopause. I cried because I will never have another baby. I cried because last night I had my first true hot flash.

I cried because amputating a part of my body has been a big deal, though I have played it down.

I cried because for 8 months I’ve rarely let myself.

I cried because it was long overdue.

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I am starting over with a new body. This body is softer and wiser. It has some big scars and a few little ones, and each one tells a powerful story. This body moves differently, expresses itself differently and even sits in silence differently. But as vulnerable as it may be, this body loves bigger, connects stronger, and is home to a depth of gratitude and appreciation I would never have found on my own in the time before cancer.

“When we become sick, we often take the illness personally and feel that our happiness is conditional upon getting ride of it. We forget that illness- along with aging and death- is a hallmark of our human existence, and we get angry at our bodies for “letting us down”. When we realize that illness is inescapable, realize that stress around illness increases our suffering, and that being sick is not a shortcoming – only than can we be at ease with, and even empowered by, illness.” ~ Jean Smith

May all we learn to hold ourselves sweetly, no matter where we are. May our commitment to practice compassion begin with compassion for our Selves. May we continue to show up, rise up and hold space for our own intrinsic value in sickness and in health.

HeartCore Flow: January 26th 2014

Sunday, 2-4pm
Eyes of the World 
Providence, RI.
 
HeartCore Flow

Open your heart and ignite your core with this fluid sequence of backbends, forward folds and heartfire core work. Explore the wisdom of your innermost guru, challenge yourself to soften up against your edge and stoke the flames of your creativity. Pranayama, yogasana and meditation will be used to cultivate agni (fire) and uncover personal satya (truth.)

$35 by Fri Jan 24
$45 by Jan 25