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Yoga for Everybody and Every Body - Mondays
with Susan Coady, Maranacook Adult Education
Yoga for Everybody and Every Body
In these challenging times are you stiff, stressed, tired and cranky? For thousands of years, the yogis of India studied and learned profound ways to manage stress, lower anxiety and depression and maintain youthful vigor - even reversing the effects of aging!
In this course you will learn simple ways to help your body to become flexible, become more naturally pain free, and how the mind-body practices of yoga literally change your brain.
Even if you’ve never done yoga, or are a dedicated practitioner, this is an opportunity for you to experience from your home, the power of subtle, accessible yoga from an experienced teacher.
Each week you’ll be moving and stretching in a safe way, experimenting with your breath, and accessing the benefits of meditation to benefit your body and mind. You’ll learn how new advances in neurobiology affirm that these time- honored practices are powerful for establishing lasting well-being.
Instructor: Susan Coady
6 Mondays, 4:30-5:45 pm
Begins: September 21, 2020
Location: Online Live (Zoom)
Susan Coady has taught and studied yoga, meditation and Ayurveda for 40 years, and is certified through Kripalu Center in Stockbridge MA. She is currently an avid student of Raja Choudhury.
Zumba Session #1
with D Dube, Auburn Adult and Community Education
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class. A certifed instructor will lead you through 1 full hour of mixed impact dance combined with toning movements for a full body workout.
Nia: Mindful Dance Fitness (Online) (Session 1)
with Anna Fiedler, MSAD #40 Adult Education
Nia is an energizing barefoot cardio workout that connects you to your body, mind, and soul. Through Nia, you can safely discover, explore, and enhance your potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body. Nia combines dance, martial arts, and mindful movement to leave you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Each class starts with setting a focus. We will then warm up, dance our hearts out, and cool down, followed by stepping back out into daily life. Anna Fiedler is a certified Nia blue belt teacher who has taught Nia since 2007. She enjoys creating space for others to connect together to tap into their power and well-being through movement.
with Sarah West, Noble Adult & Community Education
This style of exercise combines the strength training and body lengthening aspects of pilates with the core training and stretching elements of yoga to create an entirely new workout experience. It’s low impact and adaptable to all ages and fitness levels. Unlike traditional Pilates and yoga sessions, PiYo is set up like a cardio class, designed to burn calories and make you sweat. Wear comfortable workout clothing. Bring a yoga mat and water. Workout can be done with or without sneakers, based on preference.
*This class will be held outside.
Outdoor Survival Skills Series
with Ron St. Saviour, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education
This series is offered in 4 parts. You may register by part, or thefull series at a discounted price.PART 1 Basic Survival Skills (Sept 22)Learn survival techniques that will enable you to survive should you become lost or injured while in the woods. Topics in-clude camping skills, safety, environmental issues, fire build-ing, shelters and dealing with heat exhaustion or frostbite.
(Sept 17)PART 2 Map & Compass Reading (Sept 29)
Knowledge of land navigation skills are important for trav-eling in the woods or unfamiliar territory. Learn to use a compass and topography maps correctly. Bring your owncompass if you have one. (Sept 24)PART 3 Introduction to Handheld GPS (Oct 6)You will learn the basics of operating and navigating with a Global Positioning System (GPS). You will also have an oppor-tunity to practice your new skills by doing some geocaching, which is using your GPS device to find hidden items. Bringyour own GPS device if you have one. Part 3 is required forPart 4. (Oct 1)PART 4 Intermediate GPS (Oct 13)You will take information from topographic maps and enter itinto GPS receivers. You will get hands-on experience usingGPS receivers in locating specific areas and in geocaching.Bring your own GPS device if you have one. (Oct 8)INSTRUCTOR: Ron St. Saviour
Map and Compass Level 1
with Alice Bean Andrenyak, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
Taking this class prepares you to be safe in the woods, fields, and on the waters of Maine and the world. No need to depend on batteries or satellite connections using this tried and true method. Excellent for hikers, mountain bikers, paddlers, outdoor group leaders, and future Registered Maine Guides. Students need access to the internet, computer/tablet with audio and video capabilities and a printer. They also must purchase on their own before class a 2 degree baseplate compass, usual cost about $10 - $30.
Morning Yoga Flow & Meditation - Live Online
with Jessica Gagne, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
Start your day grounded with this 45-minute yoga + meditation class. Explore a different type of meditation and flow of yoga poses each week. Some weeks we will begin with meditation and others we will close with it. The class is suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike.
Required: Zoom connection, comfortable and flexible clothing, a mat (or something that subs for one), room to move, and a spot to be seated comfortably for meditation. Blocks and a strap (or a substitute for them) can be helpful.
Jess Gagne, RYT200, took her first yoga class at the Y in 2000 while recovering from an illness and has been practicing ever since. Last year, she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program with Samudra in April. Jess strives to bring together breath, mindfulness, strength, fluidity, with a dose of humor into each of her classes.
Zumba Session 2
with Robin Lovell, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education
Robin's Zumba® classes have been running strong for over 6 years. Zumba® is dance exercise for people who don't consider themselves dancers but love to dance. The moves are easy to follow and set to fun, high energy Latin and international music with an occasional top 40, oldie or country song. The hour flies by and you will get a great workout. Dress in comfortable workout clothes and sneakers with good support but not a lot of tread. Don't forget your water.