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Introduction to Yoga

$60

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Mar 3, 2022 at 6:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga has been around for 5,000 years - and for a good reason: It works. By practicing yoga, you can rejuvenate, care for, and nurture yourself at the deepest levels, resulting in greater reservoirs of compassion and tolerance for other people and a positive impact on your relationships. Most importantly, you will develop a better relationship with yourself. Learn about yoga's history and philosophy, yoga postures to practice, relaxation and meditation practices, and even a bit of Sanskrit. Please bring a yoga mat. Optional, but recommended props include a cushion and/or yoga blanket for seated postures. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. Instructor: Barbara McGranahan

Nordic Walking

$35

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Mar 24, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nordic Walking is like cross country skiing without the skis and is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the world. It burns 20 to 40 percent more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability, while educing 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. Nordic walking is suitable for everyone from the beginning exerciser to the active athlete. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor weather. Equipment rental fee $9 or bring a set of Nordic Walking poles.

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Qigong for the Eyes

$35

with Robin Brooks

Calendar Mar 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Many of us experience eye fatigue from too much time on screens. Join Robin, an experienced tai chi and qigong teacher, for an evening to learn a series of easy and relaxing exercises focused on eye health (pun intended!). Qigong, pronounced chee-gung, is Chinese for energy cultivation. By engaging the body's energy and natural healing resources we can strengthen our eyes and, at the same time, improve overall health and well-being.

Tai Chi with Robin--Cultivating the Energy of Spring

$120

with Robin Brooks

Calendar Apr 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

We will move into spring with some gentle qiqong and tai chi practices to enhance well-being. Both new and continuing students are welcome. As we explore gentle movement and play with the Three Treasures of body, breath, and mind focus, we cultivate Qi (Chi), our vital life energy. These practices improve inner and outer balance and help us find more joy in our lives. NO CLASSES 4/21 & 4/28.

Boarding with Bobby

$45

with Robert Gray

Calendar Apr 23, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Would you, or your young ones be interested in learning how to skateboard? Or maybe you know a little, and want to learn a lot? Bobby Gray is a skateboarder who wants to share his passion, and teach those who are interested. He has been skateboarding for over 20 years, and continues to do so despite the bumps and bruises! Come learn the basics of board control, learn how to ollie, and maybe even some flip tricks! This workshop is open to all ages and skill ranges. All you need is a skateboard, a helmet (required for minors and highly encouraged for adults), and the willingness to occasionally fall down! Knee and elbow pads are a good idea for beginners, but not required. The cost for two is $65. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for discount. No other discounts.

Nordic Walking

$35

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar May 19, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nordic Walking is like cross country skiing without the skis and is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the world. It burns 20 to 40 percent more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability, while educing 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. Nordic walking is suitable for everyone from the beginning exerciser to the active athlete. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor weather. Equipment rental fee $9 or bring a set of Nordic Walking poles.

Introduction to Yoga

$60

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar May 19, 2022 at 6:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga has been around for 5,000 years - and for a good reason: It works. By practicing yoga, you can rejuvenate, care for, and nurture yourself at the deepest levels, resulting in greater reservoirs of compassion and tolerance for other people and a positive impact on your relationships. Most importantly, you will develop a better relationship with yourself. Learn about yoga's history and philosophy, yoga postures to practice, relaxation and meditation practices, and even a bit of Sanskrit. Please bring a yoga mat. Optional, but recommended props include a cushion and/or yoga blanket for seated postures. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. Instructor: Barbara McGranahan





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