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9 Phases of Qi
with Diane Doiron
The Nine Phases of Qi is a powerful approach to strengthening your body while enhancing your nervous system, releasing unhealthy thought patterns and emotional blockages and discovering the true essence of your spirit. Students incorporate mindful movements and breath work with self-applied massage and meditation. Experience the pure joy and freedom of stress relief, increased energy and vitality, inner peace and pain relief. As time allows, we will add in qigong for the eyes and arthritis movements for the upper extremities. Option to purchase a DVD from the instructor.
Absolute Beginner Yoga
with Ann Kimmage
You’re tempted and would like the change to give yoga a try but aren’t sure where to start. These gentle poses and helpful modifications are perfect for beginners and those who are new to yoga and might lack flexibility. Enliven, de-stress, and maintain a healthy body with yoga and mindfulness techniques taught by an experienced, certified yoga and stress management instructor.
All New Trim 'N Tone
with Pam Justice
Experience these fun, different, low pressure workouts that will leave you feeling trim and toned! Each class varies slightly to tone your muscles, gain strength and flexibility and work your core. Interval classes include dance aerobics, free weight toning, step aerobics, abdominal work, circuit training and stretching. Each class is taught so students can choose the workout level that’s best for them, whether they are a beginner or a veteran exerciser! Work at your own level to meet your individual goals. Students should come to class with hand weights, mat or towel, and water. New this semester, Pam Justice, veteran exercise teacher will be replacing Karen Peltola. We are confident that you will enjoy her enthusiasm, support, and the fun she brings to class. Class will be held in the same location.
A little bit about Pam...
Pam has been teaching group fitness classes to all ages and all fitness levels throughout the Midcoast and surrounding areas for 27 years. She has 20 years experience as a Certified, Franchised Jazzercise Instructor/Owner. She is also certified through AFAA - Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She has a particular passion for dance fitness and for the past 7 years has been continuing to develop and teach her own professionally choreographed classes which are all designed to include safe and effective movements with modifications to encourage everyone to participate at their own individual fitness level.
Discover Your Movement through Nia
with Erin Curren
Nia is an exhilarating barefoot fusion fitness class that draws from the Martial Arts, Dance, and Healing Arts. Have fun in class while getting a great workout that is easy on the joints (non-impact) and connects you to your awareness in motion. Students will learn to personalize the five sensations of fitness while exploring new movement patterns, and will leave feeling energized and grounded in the present moment, loving the gift of the body!
Hula Hoop Dance
with Amanda Walden
Hula hooping is a fun, low-impact, cardio workout that strengthens your core and tones your whole body. You will learn on-body and off-body skills, using your arms, legs, and various parts of your core to spin the hoop while you burn 420 calories an hour! Hoops will be provided for use during class time and are also available for sale. No dance or hoop experience necessary -- all levels are welcome.
Introduction to Tai Chi & Tai Chi Walking
with Diane Doiron
Learn how to use movement, self-massage, meditation and breath work to turn on your body’s ability for healing, endurance and longevity. We will practice a qigong form as a warm up, then work on a five-movement modified tai chi form that's easy to learn and beneficial right from the start. Because all of the movements can be performed sitting down, adults of all ages and physical abilities can participate. As time allows, we'll incorporate qigong for the eyes, and arthritis moves for the arms and shoulders. Option to purchase a DVD from the instructor.
Latin workout with Lazaro (Zumba style)
with Lazaro Hernandez
Dance AND fitness - what an incredible combination! Students will bust stress, boost energy and burn calories while using traditional and unique moves to fabulous music. This dance fitness course includes the music of salsa, bachata, merengue afro rumba and more to get you moving. Improvisation is encouraged.
Meditation and Stress Management
with Ann Kimmage
Have you wondered what meditation is all about? This beginning class will explain meditation and its benefits and teach you how to establish your own practice. In addition to meditation and breathing techniques, you will be introduced to practical skills for managing and reducing stress. Please bring a cushion for the meditation. Ann Kimmage is a certified, experienced yoga and stress management instructor.