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Yoga for Every Body

$65

with Katie Beane-Lewis, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

There is no wrong way to have a body and there is no wrong body for yoga. ! The practice of yoga benefits every body and this class is especially designed for people who may not feel like they fit the description of the typical yoga student. While you do not need to be a specific size, shape, or ability level to attend, special attention will be paid to modifications for larger bodies and bodies with mobility and/or flexibility challenges. Classes will move through a modified slow flow and offered in a manner that respects and celebrates differences and encourages strength building, balance, flexibility, and self-acceptance. Breathwork and meditation will also be explored.

w/ Katie Beane-Lewis (RYT 500hr, YACAP)

 

Full Course

NEW CIRCL Mobility™ APRIL/MAY

$37

with Bonnie Honaker, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Based on the science of functional movement, CIRCL Mobility™ focuses on flexibility, breathwork, and mobility exercises. Actively taking your body through movement patterns using macro and micro joint movers improves range of motion and flexibility, allowing your body to Release, Restore and Renew.

Please wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, yoga socks, or barefeet.

Class can be done in person or virtually with a Zoom account (camera must be left on and participant visible).

TUESDAYS • 6:30-7:30pm $37 per session OR $10 drop-in rate!

Turner Elementary School

SESSION 2: APRIL 23, 30, MAY 7, 14, 21 (makeup date MAY 28 If needed)

 

Planning Your Escape: A Camping Adventure (Bundle Registration - TWO PEOPLE)

$35

with Wendy Elliott, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 , runs for 6 weeks

 Two people must register for this class.

Thinking of going on a camping adventure but don't know where to start?  Don't even own a camper?  It can be a bit overwhelming.  Let us show you how we got started.  You will learn the camper options and how to plan a trip, to make the most of your adventure.

Couple Registration is $70 ($35 for each person) (Bundle savings of $20)

Single Registration is $45 

 

Tai Chi for Beginners - 10 Movements 4.24.24

$59

with Mike Shunney, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Through the movements of Tai Chi and relaxed breathing, you will cultivate, store & circulate your internal energy. The movements are non-impact, smooth and practiced very slowly at first. Western research has shown improvements in heart, bone and muscle strength, as well as large reductions in the effects of stress, and an improvement in overall balance, with regular practice. This is the 20th continuous year of Tai Chi classes through the Five Town Adult Education program!

QiGong: The Eight Pieces of Brocade

$48

with Gianna Settin, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 12, 2024

QiGong is an Asian “medicinal martial art” developed in ancient times to provide ongoing health and fitness. This simple, gentle, easy to learn set of daily exercises is designed to regulate, strengthen and harmonize the organ systems and general energy flow of Chi in the body. The practice is very grounding and strengthens not only body but also mind. In these four classes, you learn the complete set of Standing “Eight Brocades”, along with breathing meditation, imagery and sound healing. The movements can be adapted for those needing to be seated. Class handouts for home practice are included. Please bring a yoga mat, if you have one and wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move. Chairs will be in the room.

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Gianna Settin is a retired PhD Psychologist and Gerontologist and has been an alternative health provider and workshop presenter for over 25 years. Formerly through Avanti Healing Arts, and now in her coaching practice, she offers QiGong, Reiki and Meditation to support mental and emotional wellness. A long-time Reiki MasterTeacher, she specializes in Reiki with Animals and Plants and is a published author of the books Reiki: The Mystery Teachings, and Spirit of Trees, and the Healing Dance. Gianna lives in Sorrento with her dog Barnaby where she is happiest outdoors in Nature, gardening, hiking or reading a good book.

QIGONG - Mindful Movement with Natural Breathing 4.24.24

$59

with Mike Shunney, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks
These ancient Qigong practices have improved the health of millions of people over millennia. The air that we breathe is our most important source of nourishment. There is a mountain of research in western medicine confirming the value of a regular practice of improved breathing for many health conditions, and even more benefits in combination with these movements. Ba Duan Jin, Swimming Dragon & Wu Ming Qigongs will be introduced.

Yoga 101 - Individual Sessions

$15

with Stephanie McKeen, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 5:15 pm
7 additional sessions through Jun 12, 2024

Brings you Yoga 101 an Introduction to Yoga. Many People have curiosity about Yoga but have intimidation entering Class for the First time. We’re hoping to change that.This will be a Beginner Focused Class breaking down the ins & outs of Yoga. We’ll discuss the different styles of Yoga so you understand what kind of class suits you best.

In a Safe & Nurturing Environment you will learn to Breathe Properly. You will learn the importance of Stretching Safely & Effectively. How to calm your Nervous System. The basics of Yoga so that you leave with all the Tools to hop into any Yoga class with Confidence. Not to Mention the ability to Create your own at Home Yoga Practice.

This price is per week if you choose to do individual weeks.  We will meet every Wednesday starting April 3 until June 12th.  We will skip April vacation week.

**Cancellation Policy** If you cancel there will be a small fee taken out to cover the fee.  Cancelling 2 days before the class there will be no refund.**

BYO Ball

$25

with Emma Holder, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm

The stability ball targets strength, balance, core, and so much more. Enjoyable and challenging techniques will insert this versatile and powerful tool into your fitness routine. Beginner through athlete welcome - you must be able to easily get up and down off the floor to do this class. Bring a stability ball, yoga mat, water and sneakers. http://emmaholder.com/fitness

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