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Session II Chair Yoga

$60

with Dannika Ross

Calendar Mar 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Chair yoga provides an adaptive and accessible way for individuals who experience challenges with strength, balance, and mobility. This class is for all abilities and integrates the chair into the poses making modifications for each level of ability. There will be an emphasis on mindful breathing, dynamic movements, stretching and strengthening muscles, and exploring ranges of motions creating a full mind-body experience. Each class will conclude with a peaceful relaxation/meditation session. We will begin with in-chair only and adapt our class based on the needs of the participants. Class meets on Zoom.

View a condensed and fast-forward demo of Chair Yoga by Dannika Ross here! 

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

9 Phases of Chi

$60

with Diane Doiron

Calendar Mar 25, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

9 Phases of Chi which 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. Experience the pure joy and freedom of stress relief, increased energy and vitality, inner peace, and pain relief. The 9 Phases of Chi can be practiced while sitting or standing. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring some water to drink. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session II Yoga for Men

$62

with Dennis Kimmage

Calendar Mar 31, 2021 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The benefits of yoga for men and women are similar: more flexibility, strength, and stress relief. But men are built differently and lose flexibility faster. The practice in this class recognizes men’s upper-body strength and promotes elasticity in tight areas for men like the shoulders, hips, and back. Bring a mat and dress in loose clothing. No class on April 21. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session II Yoga with Ann

$62

with Ann Kimmage

Calendar Apr 1, 2021 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Stretch, flex, breathe, and relax for optimum well-being. Yoga is a wonderful way to re-balance and feel grounded. Join this class with an experienced instructor who brings out the joy of yoga and tailors yoga to your individual needs. No class on April 22. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session I: Nordic Walking

$30

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar May 6, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nordic walking burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability while reducing the impact on lower body weight-bearing joints. It improves neck and chest mobility, enhances mood, and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Suitable for every level. You may bring your own set of Nordic Walking poles or rent a pair from the instructor. Covid 19 safety protocols will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

Session II: Nordic Walking

$30

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Jun 10, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nordic walking burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability while reducing the impact on lower body weight-bearing joints. It improves neck and chest mobility, enhances mood, and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Suitable for every level. You may bring your own set of Nordic Walking poles or rent a pair from the instructor. Covid 19 safety protocols will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

Living Well for Better Health

Free

with Jen Paquet

Do you want to feel better, increase your quality of life, or improve your experience with healthcare providers? You can now take Living Well for Better Health at home and for free! This program is run by peer leaders who understand just how challenging it can be to make our own health and wellness a priority. Throughout this six-session series that has been proven to promote health and prevent disease, you’ll learn how to boost your energy, improve mood, and decrease fatigue. Required materials provided at no cost by Spectrum Generations include, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and the audio CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body." The instructor will contact you to set up days and times to meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Will run

Living Well With Chronic Pain

Free

with Jen Paquet

Do you want to feel better, increase your quality of life, or improve your experience with healthcare providers? Living Well with Chronic Pain is ideal for people who are experiencing one or more pain conditions, such as Lyme disease, arthritis, or fibromyalgia. Participants in this class learn practical tools to help develop self-management skills and positive behavior change. Required materials provided by Spectrum Generations at no cost include "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" and the audio CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body. The instructor will contact you to set up days and times to meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Will run





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