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FOUR-A VINEYARD GAZETTE, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011 OM SHANTI, YOGA COLLECTIVE STUDENTS EMBRACE QUIET MOMENT. Finding Strength With Collective Breath By SARAH DURHAM WILSON NINE MONTHS AGO A LIGHT BULB WENT OFF IN YOGA teacher Sian Williams's head. She lived at the West Tisbury Cohousing complex and, as a resident, the common house was available for her to use. Finally, she thought, a beautiful, available space for a yoga collective. "We've attempted to do it at other times on the Island," Bonnie Menton, a member of the now thriving Yoga Col- lective at CoHo, said. "Other times, there were too many disagreements about policy or schedule or the books, or the red and yellow curtains. "We needed lots of material," said Ms. Doyle."So I called a friend in New York city for a favor." The collective is constantly evolving but currently it includes nine of the Island's top yoga teachers, who share a schedule, a space and the common goal of making yoga accessible to everyone. Currently the collective is comprised of Sian Williams, Jane Norton, Mollie Doyle, Robert Sidoti, Bennett Coffey, Vanessa Kent, Bonnie Menton, Fae Kontje- Gibbs and Patti Roads. space fell through. But this time it finally worked." "We wanted to include a large variety of yoga offered on After much plannffm angl_man jR ._ti! =,Rl ,.;the.V.inevar " aM Jane Norton "[ t ach ayoga 9 krthritis : leCtlVe got uncter wa last.:t a i " ' " ' for m n Y ': v pltal. There s also Broga e , early I Ms. Menton and Mollie Doyle(~ri~i~B~l:of t~~o~.!:~b]~"~]~ss~s, h parent and child class, as well as Ashtanga lective, its evolution was a bit like that of a first-time yoga and Vinyasa. student in a Vinyasa class: They stumbled, they fell, then finally, everything got easier. They began to flow peacefully through the motions of building the collective. The common house, once a relatively bare and under- utilized building on the Cohousing campus, now looks as if it had always been designed especially for the purposes of yoga. The room is large enough to comfortably house about 15 bodies on mats. The walls are dressed in warm, floor-length It's also relatively cheap: A monthly unlimited pass is $108. Speaking in the lobby outside the studio, Ms. Williams compared the experience of teaching at the collective to a family. You will often hear one member of the collective championing another. "We promote each other all the time," To Page Five-A Saturday, March 12th 8am to Noon Join us for your good health. All events & screenings areJPee! Goodies & Giveaways MVY Radio Live Informative Seminars 9 am - Peripheral Arterial Disease/Vascular Health By Dr. Michael R. laff lOam-Minimally Invasive Techniques in Women's Healthcare By Dr, Linda Stewart at Dr. Daniel Pesch, MVH Obstetrics & Gynecology 11 am- Integrative Restoration / iRest / Yoga Nidra By Sacred Circle of Yoga Studio * Cholesterol and Prostate Screenings At the Laboratory. For optimal cholesterol results no food or dairy for 12 hours prior to testing. Juice and clear liquids are fine. Fasting is not required for the prostate screening. * Bone Density Scanning At Radiology. Pre-registration required: 508-957-9411 Acupuncture, Manual, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Demonstrations by Integrated Health Care Hand Hygiene Screening, Hepatitis, MRSA & Tick-Borne Illness By MA Department of Public Health & MVH Infection Control Glaucoma & Ocular Health Screenings By Dr. David Finkelstein Skin Cancer Screening By Vineyard Dermatology in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology. Pre-registration required.. 508-693-8183 Memory Screening By Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands COMMON HOUSE AT ISLAND COHOUSING TRANSFORMED INTO VIBRANT YOGA STUDIO. Hearing Screening By Vineyard Audiology Life Skills Consultations By Women Empowered. Pre-registration required.. 508-696-8880 Ambulance Tours By the Oak Bluffs Ambulance Team at the MVH Main Entrance Breaking News! The Tooth Fairy will be flying in for a special visit! Great gifts for the kids! For Hospital Campus Map Visit: www.mvhospital.com/map FINGERTIPS OF ENERGY. TEACHER MOLLIE DOYLE AT WORK. BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ANYWHERE, WE GUARANTEE IT! Pictures by Mark Lovewell "'" ...................................... ";"7";;;YV';'; ............................................................................................................................... i:ii + iiiii!i!ii;~iiiiiiii!!!i!i!!!iiiiT!iil ii i ~ Hearing ~reeningS are for ~t t~r m~ cal d agnosis of hear ng I~ss 1 .. ..i !. i ,.... ...... i ii...,.2.1.i.i!! i.iL i.i......! ............................................................................. = .... ATTLEBORO: 679 Washington St., Ste. 6 BROCKTON: 776 Belmont St, TOLL FREE VINEYARD HAVEN:MILFORD: 138 South Main Street t ~ [ rt tg"'ear'n- Centers Church St. PLYMOUTH: 74 Long Pond Rd. SANDWICH: 33 Jarves St. ACCUQUEST.COM