Camden library to offer online yoga meditation – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Camden library to offer online yoga meditation class – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The Camden Public Library plans to kick off its annual “Jumpstart January” series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, with an online guided Yoga Nidra meditation class.

The program is designed to help bring relief and recovery from post-holiday exhaustion. Camden-based health and wellness coach Hester Kohl Brooks will facilitate the free program.

“Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation in which your mind is guided to the deepest state of relaxation imaginable,” Brooks said, according to a news release from the library. “As your body relaxes, you become open to meeting emotional and mental patterns that are holding you back, combining the benefits of meditation with the benefits of sleep.”

To participate, audience members can log in, find a comfortable spot to lie down or recline, and listen to the guided meditation. There will be an opportunity at the end of the program for participants to reflect on the experience and ask questions.

Brooks is a trained Yoga Nidra facilitator. She specializes in helping women with anxiety find their “inner island of peace” through developing a Yoga Nidra practice.

The library’s Jumpstart January series is a collection of programs aimed at stimulating creativity and inspiring people to try something new in the New Year. Find information about the other four programs in the series — “Writing a Legacy Letter” on Jan. 7, “Dancing with Your Muse” on Jan. 11, “Coat Pins … with Intentions” on Jan. 12, and “Cardboard Portraits” on Jan. 25 — at

To register to attend, find the Zoom link at

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