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Beginner Level Yoga

$44

with Wendy McLoon

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga has been shown to have vast health benefits for people of all body types and fitness levels. If you can stretch your muscles,you can do yoga! This six-week series will introduce basic yoga postures (along with modifications) and healthy alignment with some breath work and relaxation/meditation sprinkled in. We will play with linking postures together into a gentle "flow" sequence that will stretch your muscles and relax your mind. As this will be in a virtual format via Zoom, verbal instructions will be replacing any hands-on adjustments. Participants should have a yoga mat or towel and wear clothes that allow for unrestricted movement. Some props that are helpful to have are two yoga blocks, a yoga strap (or scarf, belt or other long piece of fabric), and a folded blanket. A folding chair would be helpful for modifications or balance poses, and wall space nearby can be useful as well. Participants should have the ability to get up and down from the floor fairly easily, and be cleared by a medical professional if there are chronic health issues such as high blood pressure. Wendy McLoon is a certified yoga instructor (RYT500) and a member of Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist working with individuals with physical and/or psycho-emotional challenges, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Aqua Tai Chi

$125

with Barbara Cookson, LMT, Certified Tai Chi Instructor

Calendar Mar 2, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Please note the correct time for this class is 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The printed brochure time is incorrect.

In this fun class, we bring Tai Chi to the pool! Aqua Tai Chi is essentially Tai Chi, a land based art consisting of very slow, controlled sequences of movements, adapted to the water. Our therapy pool features a salt water system, heated to 92 degrees. Movements will be slow, gentle, controlled, and repetitive, focusing on tranquility rather than precision and rigidity. Classes usually last one hour. Perfect for maintaining and improving balance, recovering from injury, and balancing mind and body to relieve stress. Instructor: Barbara Anne Cookson is a Health and Wellness Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, Motivational Speaker, and Certified Begin With BreathTai Chi Instructor 

Full Course

Reiki Level Two

$49

with Jodi Puleo

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Reiki level two expands your knowledge of the Reiki healing system. You will learn more techniques to use in your Reiki practice, and may feel that your Reiki healings are stronger and more effective. During this class, you will receive a Reiki level two attunement, you will have opportunities to practice and build confidence using Reiki and you will receive a Reiki Level Two certificate.This is a 2 hour class and the cost is $49. Reiki Level I is a prerequisite to Reiki Level II. 

Tai Chi

$125

with Barbara Cookson, LMT, Certified Tai Chi Instructor

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise and moving meditation, with many benefits to mental and physical health. In this 45 minute weekly class, you will be led through a Tai Chi Flow and learn The 8 Form for Beginners, a practice you can take with you to improve balance, strength, and a sense of calmness and well-being.  Instructor: Barbara Anne Cookson is a Health and Wellness Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, Motivational Speaker, and Certified Begin With BreathTai Chi Instructor

Full Course
Salsa Dance
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Salsa Dance

$125

with Luis D. Rivera

Calendar Mar 15, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basic steps and patterns, as well as the trademark Cuban hip motion that accompanies it. Salsa stems from a family of other like dances like merengue, bachata, cumbia, rumba and cha cha.  It is this same family of dances that the popular Zumba exercise classes originated from. Instructor:  Luis D. Rivera, Dancer, choreographer and personal trainer from Puerto Rico with over 20 years of experience, living in Maine since 2013. Trained in Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Contemporary and Salsa.  Luis has performed in multiple national and international competitions/exhibitions, latest one being the Miami Salsa Congress 2023. 

Restorative Yoga

$44

with Sue McKay

Calendar Mar 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Restorative yoga, also called gentle yoga, is a style of yoga designed to relax, restore, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. In a restorative yoga class, you will find mellow movements, long-held postures often supported with props such as blankets and blocks, and a general atmosphere of ease and calm. Poses may be held anywhere from two to 20 minutes. The intention of a restorative yoga class is to create the conditions for calm so as to allow students to drop into a state of deep relaxation and stillness. This intentionally calming environment is in stark contrast to the busyness of modern life and can provide a safe place of respite and refuge. This class is suitable for all levels and all (adult) ages of Yoga practitioners. Basic items needed for this class include a Yoga mat, a Yoga strap (a belt or tie will work), a Yoga block or bolster (firm pillow). We also recommend bringing a small blanket (not required) and wearing comfortable, layered clothing. Please bring these with you to each class as they will not be provided by the instructor.

Aquatics Fitness

$125

with Dr. Emily Clark, DPT

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Our therapy pool is 92 degrees with salt and H2O system. What a great way to work on your strength and flexibility, without pain. Great for any levels of fitness. All classes are taught by therapists and they can easily provide modifications if needed. Classes held at Hermon Covey Physical Therapy - 2263 RT. 2, Hermon, ME. Six classes per session.

Dance Burn Aerobics

$44

with Sue McKay

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Have you always wanted to “burn it up” on the dance floor? Now you can! Join long time dance instructor Sue McKay of the Back Door Dance Studio for a fun, energetic dance class. This 7 week session of classes will include easy to follow dance workouts to various speeds and types of music–Country, Pop, Latin, Funk, Jazz, and more–you name it and we can dance to it! Suitable for beginner and intermediate dancers, no partner required. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring your water bottle, and be prepared to sweat. If you love music and dance, and are looking for a fun workout, this is the place to be! No class on April 16.





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