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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education



Fitness

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Yoga Messalonskee W20

$36

with Carol Paradis

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A yoga practice can create the feeling of physical and emotional balance through the use of simple postures and focus on your breath.  Benefits include reduced stress, improved digestive function and the promotion of greater flexibility.  Learn techniques to manage anxiety and depression.  We will practice the simple meditation techniques to focus and calm the mind.  No experience is necessary.  Please bring a Yoga mat or other non-slip surface and a blanket to class.  Storm date Apr. 13.  Limit 18 students.

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Chair Yoga W20

$46

with Tiffany Lopes

Calendar Apr 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Chair Yoga is a gentler approach to exploring movement linked with breath and body alignment. Props (which are all available at the studio) may include chairs, blocks, blankets, and yoga mats. Because chairs are always available, this a great class for students that may have any mobility limitations. Chair Yoga is also a nice introduction to yoga if you’re feeling that you want to go a little slower. No prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Limit 24 students. No class Apr. 22.

Introduction to Yoga W20

$46

with Tiffany Lopes

Calendar Apr 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Have you always wanted to try Yoga, but the feeling that you need to be flexible or get into a pretzel pose does not appeal to you? Then, this is the class for you! It is a perfect place for both men and women who are curious about yoga and want to feel comfortable and safe. You will learn the basic standing poses, balances, backbends, and forward bends used in most beginner classes. Wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement. All props are provided but please feel free to bring your own mat if you prefer. Limit 20 students. No class Apr. 22.

Jazzercise Saturday W20

$42

with Veronique Plesch

Calendar Apr 4, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 8 weeks
Discover a safe, friendly, and motivating instructor-led group fitness class. Jazzercise is the ultimate full-body workout, fusing dance, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing: 40 minutes of high intensity, dance-based cardio are followed by 20 minutes of strength training and stretching, during which you can burn up to 800 calories. All the moves can be modified to accommodate your needs (for instance, we show low impact options if you need to protect your knees). Bring supportive fitness shoes, moisture-wicking clothes you can move in, a bottle of water, and maybe a towel.

Yoga for Flexibility Messalonskee W20

$41

with Mary Patterson,CR,RYT-200

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

(Please note there has been a significant day and date change.)  This hatha yoga class will focus on increasing flexibility and loosening tight muscles.  It will focus on one or more different muscle sets each week and will help increase flexibility with yoga poses that encourage stretching.  Yamuna balls will be used to roll on various muscles to help release tight areas and adhesions.  Poses that help strengthen these muscles will also be practiced, since strength is also important for flexibility.  Each class will start with some breathing exercises and centering, and will include flow in a slightly advancing way each week, ending with a few restorative postures.   There will be no class during school vacation, April 20 and May 25.  Storm makeup will be on June 8.  Please bring a yoga mat or other non-slip surface and small blanket.  Limit 19 students.

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Qi Gong W20

$54

with Danielle Tognato

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Qi Gong is a gentle, therapeutic exercise that coordinates breathing techniques with each movement. It is both curative and preventive and it is based on the ancient system of acupuncture meridians. The purpose of these exercises is to prevent or dissolve blockages of energy, stimulate the circulation, and correct imbalances by bringing harmony to the energies of the internal organs in such a way as to protect the body from attack by external factors (viruses, cold, heat, humidity) as well as internal factors such as negative emotions. Qi Gong can be safely performed by any age group and/or physical ability/disability. Wear comfortable clothes and cotton shoes, or shoes without rubber or plastic, as these materials do not allow for the passage of negative ions. Limit 30 students. No class Apr. 21.

Jazzercise Thursday W20

$42

with Veronique Plesch

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Discover a safe, friendly, and motivating instructor-led group fitness class. Jazzercise is the ultimate full-body workout, fusing dance, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing: 40 minutes of high intensity, dance-based cardio are followed by 20 minutes of strength training and stretching, during which you can burn up to 800 calories. All the moves can be modified to accommodate your needs (for instance, we show low impact options if you need to protect your knees). Bring supportive fitness shoes, moisture-wicking clothes you can move in, a bottle of water, and maybe a towel.




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