Restorative Yoga Class with Susan Mirisola, 1st Sunday of each month, 3:00-5:00pm, pre-registration required -firstname.lastname@example.org
In this two-hour class held on the first Sunday of each month, students will be invited to restore, relax, rejuvenate, and heal body/mind/spirit in long-held postures supported by props. With the use of blocks, bolsters, blankets, sandbags, eye bags, chairs, the wall and the floor, students will be guided to arrange their body into shapes that are often experienced in a regular yoga class. The difference is that in Restorative Class, a practice developed in 1937 by master yogi B.K.S. Iyengar from Pune, India, these poses held for anywhere between 5-15 minutes and which are fully supported, allow the body to go to a state of deep relaxation where the parasympathetic system is activated. This deep resting state invites healing and balance, as well as energizing as the body/mind/spirit releases physical and emotional tension. This is a receptive rather than an active practice, though the benefits are proven to be many and profound. As the body rests deeply, it begins to breathe on a cellular level and as the student focuses on the breath, an exploration of mind/body connection can begin. Prior yoga experience is not necessary, though is helpful. $20/class or two punches on your class card.
Maintaining a Healthy , Active Body and Mind with Feldenkrais with Betsy Anderson, offered once monthly, Oct 14, Nov 18 and Dec 9, 3:00-5:00pm, drop-ins welcome (check back for future dates)
Hip problems? Back/neck issues? Stiff? Sore? Want to feel, move and age better? Join us as we experience Awareness Through Movement Lessons created by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. We will use gentle, yet sophisticated movement to discover abilities we think we may have lost, decrease pain and stress, improve comfort and sense of well-being, deeply relax and energize. Please wear comfortable, unrestricted clothing. Most Awareness Through Movement lessons will be done on the floor. Some can be modified to be done in a chair. Please contact Betsy with any questions, 207-450-6584. $20/class or two punches on your class card.
Betsy Anderson is a licensed Physical Therapist, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, certified Arvigo Therapist and Certified Innate Traditions Post-Partum Care Provider. In health care since 1981, she is passionate about helping people take charge of their health and well being for optimal happiness and quality of life.
Pilates 101 with Sue Metevier, Thursdays 8:30-9:15am
An all level class with basic, standard Pilates moves. Focusing on core / stability and flexibility; may include light weights.
Yoga and Cancer with Deana Caven, Tuesdays 5-6pm
This free class will include yoga postures, flowing movements and pranayama (focus on breath) to help students achieve relaxation and mobility in everyday life. Conscious effort to link breath with movement helps relieve tension and helps students gain flexibility and improve strength in the body. Cancer survivors and primary caregivers are welcome to participate in this class. Class is free and no yoga experience is necessary. For more information - http://www.yogaandcancer.org