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Yoga for Back Care

$49

with Nancy Kelley, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

Calendar Nov 10, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Many of us experience chronic back discomfort due to aging, poor posture, inactivity or injury. Specialized yoga practices can help! Learn stretches that help lengthen the spine, gentle poses that help reduce muscle tension and nerve pain, safe poses that increase flexibility in the neck and shoulders, strengthening poses that improve posture and alignment, and relaxation exercises that relieve chronic pain. Each class will enable you to become more knowledgeable about ways to move your back in a healthy manner. Dress in loose clothes and bring a pillow and blanket along with a yoga mat.

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Cooking Matters: Holiday Edition! (Online)

Free

with Healthy Acadia, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Nov 15, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

*This class is now an Online class.*

Learn how to cook healthy food on a budget! This no-cost, 6 session cooking and nutrition class is offered in partnership with Healthy Acadia. The series offers participants an opportunity to learn about easy ways to prepare healthy, family-friendly, delicious meals and stretch food dollars. Participants work together to create a meal each week and sample their recipe. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for all participants. This series is designed to engage community members who are experiencing low income, and who want to gain knowledge and skills to eat healthy food on a limited budget. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series.

* Please note that class is limited to 5 people in order to maintain social distancing. Masks are required to be worn during the class time portion.

 

Full Course

Cooking Matters

Free

with David Scammon, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Nov 17, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course aims to show you that it is possible to eat delicious, healthy meals even on a tight budget.  Each class will include a hands on learning, group discussion and nutrition information. 

 

Tai Chi Fall Prevention Part 3
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Tai Chi Fall Prevention Part 3

$39

with Lisa St. Hilaire, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

This easy-to-learn, safe, and effective program uses fluid, gentle movements to improve balance, mobility, flexibility, and strength. These movements also decreases arthritis pain, and reduces falls, especially in older adults. In this four week session, students will learn the six basic core movements. Great for beginners of all levels of mobility and skill levels. This class will build off from part 2 but students can also join at any time. Students should dress comfortably. 

Chi Gong Longevity Tree Part 3
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Chi Gong Longevity Tree Part 3

$39

with Lisa St. Hilaire, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

Longevity Tree Qigong (say "chee gong") is a moving qigong form that introduces us to the practive of internal energy work. It is a gift from an ancient tradition to the present. The easy movements improve balance, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and promote relaxation in our physical body and can open energy blockages to revitalize and enhance our state of well being. This practice also stimulates mindfulness and concentration which helps us remain focused and aware. Though practice one can discover the calm at the center of the storm in our sometimes chaotic lives. Great for students of all skill levels and mobility levels. This session builds on part 2 but students can also join at any time. Students should dress comfortably. 

Tai Chi Essentials
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Tai Chi Essentials

$29

with Louise Poppema, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

Relieve stress, increase flexibility and improve your balance. Develop awareness of your internal energy. Deepen and strengthen your awareness in each session you take. Class structure will be 30 minutes of seated instruction and 15 minutes of Q&A. Wear comfortable clothing. No previous Tai Chi experience required.

At this time, we are taking a waitlist for this course. Once we have the minimum number of students to hold the class, we will contact you to convert your waitlist registration to an actual registration.  Please call 657-9612 with any questions.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction with Hatha Yoga
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Relaxation and Stress Reduction with Hatha Yoga

$59

with Michelle Spencer, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

Michelle will guide you in a sequence that calms the nervous system along with stretching the body and clearing the mind. Breathing techniques, short meditation and positive affirmations will end the class.

*No Class 12/28/21*

At this time, we are taking a waitlist for this course. Once we have the minimum number of students to hold the class, we will contact you to convert your waitlist registration to an actual registration.  Please call 657-9612 with any questions.

Yin-Yoga-Nidra

$57

with Mary Schwoerer, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Dec 4, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this class, you will experience 40 minutes of gentle asanas & holding acpoints and 20 minutes of deep, restful relaxation. 

YIN-Yoga- Nidrareduces pain. This unique class focuses on unwinding tension in the body & mind. Yin Yoga is about stretching and applying gentle pressure to certain tissues. Longer held postures support your body in deep rest that restores balance & stimulates deep healing. This class allows time for muscles to relax, joints to open & fascia to release long held tensions. In addition, we hold acupoints to bring balance & ease of flow to mind/body.

Yoga Nidraliterally means “yogic sleep”. This ancient technique uses guided meditations to bring you into deep states of conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra is an effective method for relieving stress & easing anxiety. It is a systematic practice of moving awareness from our external world to the inner world; allowing the body & mind to restore, rest & heal deeply. Yoga Nidra is done lying down in stillness while Mary guides you into bliss.

Wear comfortable clothing & bring your pillows, eye pillow, mat & blanket for a restorative experience you will delight in - all in the comfort of your home. You will be sent a ZOOM link to attend virtually.

Saturdays, Nov. 6-26, 9 -10 a.m.

Course Fee: $57





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