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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Fitness, Health & Wellness

Absolute Beginner Yoga

$90

with Ann Kimmage

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

You’re tempted and would like the chance 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. No class on Nov 22.

Full Course

Beginner Pickleball

$59

with Barbara Rondeau

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you heard the buzz about Pickleball and wondered what it was all about? Come learn to play this wonderful paddle sport, suitable for all ages. Taught by an experienced tennis professional who has become a Pickleball devotee, this class will have you playing in no time. Paddles and balls supplied. Bring tennis shoes to put on when you arrive (no street shoes allowed on the courts). Class will take place at the Landing Y, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick, ME (at Brunswick Landing - the old Navy base).

Full Course

Discover Your Movement through Nia

$80

with Erin Curren

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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 you feeling energized and grounded in the present moment, loving the gift of the body!

Meditation and Stress Management

$54

with Ann Kimmage

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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. No Class on Oct 8.

Qigong – Beyond The Basics

$130

with Diane Doiron

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This class will feature Coiling Silk Qigong. Coiling silk refers to the uncoiling of a cocoon as you gently pull a thread. These movements open and close the joints and help the qi to penetrate the stiff areas. The repetitious nature of the practice along with breaking the movements down into smaller pieces will assist you in becoming proficient with these movements as you focus on breathing and relaxing into each movement. Each student will receive individualized instruction and at times students will be working in pairs.

Seven Precious Gestures

$120

with Diane Doiron

Calendar Sep 13, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Seven Precious Gestures is a sequence of seven movements, plus the opening and closing moves. The movements reflect an ancient Taoist internal art through meditated movement, relaxed breathing, and posture alignment. This particular sequence of movements is intended to induce a relaxed, healing state. It is a unique set of exercises that provides a template to cultivate a deeper internal dialogue about what is precious to you in your journey to wellness and self-discovery.

Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong Session I

$130

with Diane Doiron

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong is referred to as Qigong of Unconditional Love. This form is practiced while sitting down. We will be doing part 1 which is a 10 movement form called The Gathering of Healing Qi from the Universe. These 10 movements will help to squeeze out the murky and diseased qi (energy), exchange qi between the body and the universe, loosen the internal organs allowing the qi to work more efficiently, and balance the qi to make it more stable and remain in the body. The functioning of the cells of the body, especially the white blood cells, improves making them healthier. This form may be especially beneficial for people suffering from chronic diseases. This form was developed by world renown Master Li, former coach of kung fu actor Jet Li and also China's national martial arts women's team. Sign up for session 1 or 2 or consider registering for both sessions.

Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong Session II

$120

with Diane Doiron

Calendar Sep 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong is referred to as Qigong of Unconditional Love. This form is practiced while sitting down. We will be doing part 1 which is a 10 movement form called The Gathering of Healing Qi from the Universe. These 10 movements will help to squeeze out the murky and diseased qi (energy), exchange qi between the body and the universe, loosen the internal organs allowing the qi to work more efficiently, and balance the qi to make it more stable and remain in the body. The functioning of the cells of the body, especially the white blood cells, improves making them healthier. This form is particularly beneficial to people with cancer, AIDS, and other chronic diseases. This form was developed by world renown Master Li, former coach of kung fu actor Jet Li and also China's national martial arts women's team. Sign up for session 1 or 2 or consider registering for both sessions.





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