River Meets the Sea Yoga Studio Retreats and Workshops

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Hello Yogis and Yoginis, As of 2011, I am teaching yoga at UMM-Center for Lifelong Learning (call for schedule 255-1408, or 255-4574). I am available for private and group consultations and workshops either at UMM or in your own home and at your convenience. I am not teaching at my yoga studio in my home at this time for insurance reasons. I am leaving the website as is to show what is available to you at your location. Thanks so much and be in touch, I would love to hear from you. Namaste, Connie

Prayer: May I be at peace, may peace shine through my face to all I meet, and may there be peace in the world

River Meets the Sea Mission:

to provide you with a celebration of your own mind, body, and spirit, and help you access intuition, and intention, through the transformative powers of yoga.

Connie Harter-Bagley

Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, since 1996
Dedicated to be a Catalyst for Transformation through yoga

Retreats and Workshops
Yoga/Creativity/and the Outdoors

Clay Meditations

These workshops focus on finding one's way with clay using handbuilding techniques. Participants will access their own intuitive process with the point of enjoying the moment to moment feel of the clay, and not on a set goal of a finished product. Any finished pieces, we will either raku fire, or decorate them for high firing.
Two yoga classes are included each day, and depending on the weather, a seasonal outdoor activity will be available.


Outdoor activities include:

XC skiing, snowshoeing, skating, sledding in the winter
Hiking, year round
Kayaking, canoeing, and swimming in the summer


University of Maine in Machias sports the Center for Lifelong Learning with a public Olympic size pool and fitness center.

Local bodyworkers available by appointment as well as a nearby spa, Petite Retreat, which has a sauna and hot tub.

River Meets the Sea is located on 5 acres overlooking a wildlife sanctuary and the East Machias River. The large house has 2 and 1/2 baths, and dormitory style sleeping arrangements, as well as a communal kitchen.

Link to local B and B's include the nearby Riverside Inn and Restaurant, a captivating spot with a view of the tidal East Machias River and featuring healthy and hearty meals. Other Restaurants include the Artist's Café in Machias and the local health food store, The Whole Life Market.

Yoga Classes

Local weekly yoga classes

Kripalu Yoga
with Connie Harter-Bagley
For adults, all levels welcome, for health and well-being

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 pm
At River Meets the Sea Yoga and Dance Studio
East Machias on Route 1
255-4574 A cozy setting with river view
drop-ins welcome $10, please call

Tuesdays 8:00-9:30 am
Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm
At the CLL at UMM
255-1408 Use your membership, or drop-ins are $5

For body, mind and spirit, warm-ups and breath awareness, postures to stretch, strengthen and balance, ending with deep relaxation and meditation. Kripalu yoga is real and practical, and just what you need to feel good. Take care of your Self, and
Try a Class today!

Connie Harter-Bagley, teaching since 1996, also teaches Kids Yoga-Ed, Tools for Teachers Professional Training, and is a Master Potter and owns Connie’s Clay of Fundy, Pottery.

All classes can be on a sliding scale

Arrange for your group to get a Yoga class at your convenience. As your group comes in for a landing in a local B&B, refresh and stretch yourselves before a sumptuous dinner.

Dance Classes

Shake Your Soul is a creative movement class where there is no specific dance technique, but a way of blending mind and spirit by touching your own creativity. I bring in world music that has very positive messages, and we move through a series that warm you up and then more lively music that will give you a great aerobic workout. I am very exicited about it and feel I have a gift to give my community. It is fun and joyfull and every cell in your body will feel happy at the end. Great for both men and women, and teens over 15. Come and give it a try, drop ins welcome, just call ahead to make arrangements. You'll find that it is exactly what you need.

Connie Harter-Bagley

Connie also is a Master Potter with a business, Connie's Clay of Fundy Pottery, since 1986, and a potter since 1975.

Born in 1957, and a happily single mother of 2.

An avid cross-country skier for 30 years, as well as being deeply connected to Maine and the outdoors.

Connie's strengths lie in her great sense of humor, and her faith in the power of intuition, intention, and affirmation.


K-8 Kids Yoga

Games Breath
Postures Time-In

For all boys and girls in grades K-8,
give the gift of games, stretching,
strengthening, calming, energizing, and
self-esteem. Yoga Ed. is a nationally
recognized, non-spiritual yoga
curriculum for school children.
Most of all it is fun.

Where? Close by!
It is easy to find right on Route 1 in
East Machias at the Clay of Fundy Pottery
and River Meets the Sea Yoga Studio.
We have 2 studio rooms.

Benefits of Yoga
This after-school series will let your
children unwind, de-stress, have a blast,
and come home to be the joy in your life.

Your children will develop flexibility,
balance, strength, focus and discipline,
creativity, high self esteem, and ability to
self care and self manage their behavior.

Yoga is non-competitive and
low cost preventative medicine.
Kids do better at tests and in school.

Focus on Health
EMBODY fun learning through breath,
postures, games and time-in
EMPOWER: discover the strengths and
challenges to take care of self
EXCEL at well-being and
achieving all of your goals

Your instructor, Connie Harter-Bagley, is a mother of two, long time certified yoga teacher, creative dance and movement teacher, drummer and musician, and enthusiastic advocate that all kids deserve to move and groove. Certified to teach yoga to K-8 through Yoga Ed. (see www.yoga-ed.com), she has taught kid’s yoga in schools and daycares since 2000.


Classes begin September 25
Two 6-week sessions from Sept. 25 – Dec. 19
Three 6-week sessions from Jan. 8 – June 4
No classes during holidays $42 due per session

Tuesday       3:00-4:00      grades 2-3
                      4:00-5:00      grades 6-8

Wednesday  3:00-4:00     grades K-1
                       4:00-5:00     grades 4-5

Take action for your boy or girl.
Call me to talk about your child’s specific needs. I would love to talk to you and will delight in teaching your children.

I can be flexible about grades if another time works better or you want siblings in the same class. Do call to discuss possibilities.

Most of all it’s

Call 255-4574

Also available, Kripalu yoga classes and retreats for adults. Yoga Ed. Tools for Teachers-professional development training at Elm St. in October - TBA

Led by Kripalu Yoga Instructors
The Heart at Play
A Women’s Winter Weekend Retreat
XC Ski - Dance - Chant - Relax - Play
For all levels of yoga practitioners
Fri – Sun, Feb. 29 – Mar. 2, 2008
River Meets the Sea Yoga Retreat Center
East Machias, Maine


Connie Harter-Bagley became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher in 1996. She runs River Meets the Sea Yoga Retreat Center from her East Machias home where her intention is to provide her students with a celebration of mind, body, and spirit, and help them access intuition and intention through the transformative powers of yoga. Connie is a certified Kripalu Danskinetics teacher, Kids Yoga-Ed & Tools for Teachers instructor, a Master Potter, and an avid XC skier of 32 years.

Sandy Cyrus has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years. She is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and runs her own studio, Full Circle Yoga, in Orono, Maine. She received her M.B.A. degree in 1996, and shortly thereafter left a career in marketing and development to return to a life of creativity and self-expression. Sandy also teaches prenatal yoga, yoga for children and flamenco dance.

Spend the weekend at play with like-minded women, connected in community spirit to feel great and beat the blues this winter. We’ll eat bounteous, healthy, mostly organic meals by master chef, Rhiannon Hampson-Jovin, who is also a belly dancer and sprite.

Cost: $250 includes all meals and dormitory-style housing
Register by Feb. 1, 2008

To register call 255-4574
or email connie@clayoffundy.com

Retreat Schedule

Friday, February 29
7PM Welcome dinner, opening circle, meditation

Saturday, March 1
Early morning Kripalu Yoga with Sandy


Cross-Country skiing with Connie (beginners welcome, or hike a local beach instead)
Please bring your own ski equipment; dress in layers


free time for relaxing, reading, journaling,
or schedule a massage (extra fee)

Kripalu Danskinetics with Connie
Hearts opening, souls dancing


Kirtan with Sandy
Experience the Bhakti yoga practice of Sanskrit chanting. Sandy will play harmonium and lead ancient chants that open the heart and heal the soul. Be ready to drum, shake, rattle and roll as the energy moves through you with the yoga of devotion .

Sunday, March 2
Early morning Kripalu Yoga with Connie


Flamenco Dance with Sandy
Yoga and flamenco are the same in their intent, creating oneness with your Self; your mind in tune with your body, in tune with your spirit, your soul, your “duende.”

Closing Circle


Please visit Connie's other sites

Connie's Clay of Fundy http://www.clayoffundy.com

Healing Spiral Jewelery http://www.healingspiraljewelry.com