Spring 2019 Yoga Class Schedule and special notes

Cancellations: No Yoga classes on Monday, June 3.

All welcome, All One! David also offers specialized therapeutic Yoga for trauma recovery, chronic illness, back pain, sciatica, with a specialty in Yoga for Seniors. Home visits sometimes possible. Call or text David at 664-4856 or write David at davidrwalker33@gmail.com.

New at the Center! Classical Acupuncture with Erica Moffet, LLC, DLtt. Call Erica at 207 266-1902 to discuss how acupuncture can help you find balance and wellness, and address specific issues relevant to your health.

Massage Therapy with Christina Montanaro, LMT,  M.A. The Blue Hill Center for Yoga and Wellness welcomes Christina with her many years of experience in many modalities of massage therapy. You can reach Christina at 207 266-9724.

Class Schedule

Mondays 3-4 pm:  (No class 6/3)Free Yoga for Cancer patients and Cancer Survivors (or anyone coping with a health challenge). This free class meets every week, and is sponsored by the Beth Wright Cancer Center of Ellsworth, and Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.

Mondays 4-5:30 pm (No class 6/3)Open to AllA Yoga class  designed to build strength and flexibility in a balanced way, with instruction in Centering, breathing, alignment,Yoga’s spiritual roots, and guided restorative relaxation.

Tuesdays 7:30-9 am Deepen and strengthen your Yoga! A varied practice that incorporates attention to alignment, breath, mindfulness, balance, and restoration, with David’s ongoing attention to Yoga’s classic, perennial spiritual teachings.

Tuesdays 9:30-11 am: (No class 5/14Ongoing Beginner/Gentle class, rich in centering technique, alignment awareness, support for interoception of the body’s messages, restoration, and spiritual uplift. Often includes some mantra practice, and David’s bamboo Indian flute music.

Thursdays 4:30-6 pm: Deepening Your Exploration of Yoga: A varied practice incorporating attention to alignment, breath, mindfulness, centering technique, inversions,  and deep restoration. Includes Mantra Yoga (sound healing).

Fridays 8:30-9:45 am: (Deborah Reinke to sub 5/31) Yoga for new and continuing students. Includes teaching in foundations of meditation, freeing your breath, and quieting your mind. Includes guided deep relaxation.

Also Available:

Therapeutic Yoga and Yoga for Recovery from Trauma, Health Coaching, with David Walker, CYT, 207 664-4856.

Class Fees: A  drop-in class is $20. An 8-class bundle is $120.  This is a sliding scale. Please feel free to break up payments.

Ongoing Free Class for People with Cancer and Those Living Beyond Cancer:

  Drop-ins are welcome! Sponsored by the Beth Wright Cancer Center of Ellsworth and Blue Hill Hospital. Meets Mondays, 3-4 pm. 

More Information on working individually with David Walker:

 Individual sessions are $80 per hour, with a reduced rate of $70 for six private sessions  paid in advance. David has studied extensively with Doug Keller, one of the world’s foremost experts on anatomy and Yoga, author of Yoga As Therapy volumes I and II. David has also studied with Bessell van der Kolk, MD, and David Emerson, experts in Trauma Recovery.  David Emerson is author of Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body.  Van der Kolk is professor of psychiatry at Boston University and the world’s leading expert on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. David is well-versed in Iyengar Restorative and Therapeutics, having studied extensively with Chicago Yoga Circles’ Gabriel Halpern, as well as Patricia Walden, Kofi Busia, and John Schumacher, and other Senior Iyengar Teachers.

Latest Training:

David trained in Ashville, NC, in Spring 2018 with Debbie Ofenbacher and Eddie Marks, two Senior Advanced Iyengar Instructors.

David studied in July 2016 with Senior Iyengar Teacher John Schumacher, one of the most experienced American teachers in the Iyengar tradition.  David studied again with Patricia Walden 2015, at the Maine Iyengar Center, and in 2014 with Manouso Manos.  In August 2014, David studied with Marcia Monroe, author of Yoga and Scoliosis (with Dr. Loren Schiffman).  David completed Yoga For Cancer Survivors training at the Beth Wright Cancer Center in Ellsworth, Maine, September 2014.

  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: If you are a survivor of trauma, please note that David is trained in a clinically researched form of Yoga that is now the centerpiece used by the Trauma Center of Brookline, Massachusets, and world-renowned expert on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bessel van der kolk, M.D.
  • Therapeutic Yoga for Special Needs, including back pain, anxiety, cancer.
  • David offers a six-month Health Coaching/Consultation: Lose weight without dieting. Develop life-changing and enhancing practices around diet and supplementation.

Contact David Walker at david@bluehillyoga.com, or call him at 207 664-4856.

Morgan Bay Zendo Retreat

 Zen, Yoga, and Kirtan at the Morgan Bay Zendo, Saturday, August 18, 2019. Contact Hugh Curran at info@morganbayzendo.org or call Hugh at 667-7170.