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Integral Tai Chi with Robin

$150

with Robin Brooks

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Join Robin for Integral tai chi on Thursday afternoons. In this ten-week session, we will continue to refine and play with our vital energy, or Qi. Integral tai chi is a body/mind/spirit practice that includes breath awareness, gentle movement, self- massage, and mind focus. *Enrollment in this class is suggested for students who have been studying with Robin for at least a year, or those who have prior experience. Please contact Robin with any questions. ***NO CLASS: 4/18.

The A.R.T. of Letting Go

$75

with Sienna Dode

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Discover "unconditional consciousness" when your body becomes a vessel, a doorway into a deeper sense of being. A.R.T is my acronym for: Awakening Reverence for Tranquility. Through meditation, art, movement and group interaction, I am determined to convince you in 5-weeks, that you, just like me, are a creative being in a human world. Tranquility is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. I have been making art all my life and maintaining a meditation practice for 30 years.I have worked in the Social Services field for 4 decades as an in-home care service provider, with individuals throughout the lifespan. Come join me for 90-minutes of fun and enlightenment.

Fencing for Adults

$175

with Midcoast Fencing Athletic Club

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 3, 2024

Come learn the Olympic sport of fencing! Instruction will cover stance, footwork, bladework drills, and bouting. All levels are welcome to participate, with a focus on beginners. All equipment will be provided throughout the session. NOTE: A protective chest/breast plate will need to be purchased separately. This is a personal gear item that you must purchase on your own to keep at home and bring to class (approx. $30). Go to this link for purchasing option: https://www.absolutefencinggear.com/uniforms/non-fie/chest-guard

SerenityShift: Subconscious Healing for Anxiety Alleviation

$75

with Cary Ouellette

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 4, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Experience the shift towards serenity with "SerenityShift," a session crafted to alleviate anxiety through subconscious energy healing. Explore the intricacies of your subconscious mind and participate in a guided breathing exercise aimed at releasing negative patterns. Foster self-reflection through journaling, engage in enriching discussions and elevate the entire process with the soothing influence of essential oils. Join us for an enlightening journey where self-awareness, intentional breathing, and holistic elements converge, creating a foundation for lasting anxiety relief. *No Class: 4/18.

Pickleball for Intermediates

$80

with Barbara Rondeau

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 8, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on May 20, 2024

Improve your skills with drills and coaching during play. Work on third shot, net play, consistency, and strategy. Please bring your own paddles. All classes will be held on the Pegasus Courts' at 126 Pegasus Street at Brunswick Landing. Instructor Barbara Rondeau is a former tennis pro who took up Pickleball 7 years ago and has been teaching ever since. *For Session II: No Class 5/27.

Pickleball for Beginners

$80

with Barbara Rondeau

Calendar Next session starts Apr 8, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 20, 2024

Learn the basics of the fast growing sport of Pickleball. Easy to learn well enough in a short time to have fun, get exercise, fresh air and find people to play with. Paddles are provided for classes. All classes will be held on the Pegasus Courts' at 126 Pegasus Street at Brunswick Landing. Instructor Barbara Rondeau is a former tennis pro who took up Pickleball 7 years ago and has been teaching ever since. *For Session II: No Class 5/27.

Learn About Back Pain

$25

with Julie Zimmerman

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 16, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

80% of Americans experience back pain during their lifetimes. It is the leading cause of disability world-wide. Back pain can derail careers, shake self-esteem and put a strain on the whole family. Being knowledgeable about the spine and the causes of back pain is the first step in finding the treatment that is best for you. Bring whatever adaptive equipment needed for comfortable sitting/lying. Taught by Julie Zimmerman, RPT (ret.).

Zumba Dance Fitness

$65

with Patti Lanigan

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Get a fun workout in this Latin-based dance fitness class! The instructor will teach basic steps and give cues to get you dancing salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, urban Latin, Caribbean, hip-hop, street funk, and more. This high- energy workout combines cardio, strengthening, and toning while boosting your energy and mood. Dance sneakers recommended. Please note: Sneakers with too much tread don't work as well for dance moves. Join the party!





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