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Bridge for Beginners
with Sally Morrison
Join other like-minded people in a fun card game that will exercise your brain. Learn in a comfortable, no stress environment and in eight weeks you will be able to play bridge with anyone. Registration $65. 8 weeks 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Begins Tues 4/17 Midcoast Recreation Center Sally Morrison has played, taught and loved bridge for many years.
with David Spahr
Learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi. We will be examining commonly found "spring things" including nutritious greens, their uses, and their niche in the local ecology. Class will meet near the windmill behind school. Registration $20. 1 day 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Class Sat 6/2 CHRHS Windmill David Spahr is a naturalist, photographer and forest farmer who has collected, photographed, and eaten wild mushrooms for 35 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and maintains a web site devoted to the subject, mushroom-collecting.com. He is currently writing a book on foraging.
Gentle Yoga 4.25.18
with Erika Manning
An open class for all levels. Students of all abilities and ages will be invited to slow down, review the basics, breathe, rest, relax and renew. Students must be able to get down and up off the floor by themselves or with the help of a chair. Please eat lightly, layer clothing, and bring a mat and blanket to class. Registration $50. 7 wks 9:45.-11:00 a.m. Begins Wed 4/25 Midcoast Recreation Center Erika Manning is a licensed massage therapist as well as a certified Yoga therapist and has taught the practice of Yoga for over two decades. She has taught numerous weekly classes to many different populations, and was a past faculty member of Namaste Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training Program as well as their Massage Therapy Program. Her interest and training lie in the therapeutic use of Yoga as it relates to the individual. She practices massage, Yoga and energy therapies in midcoast Maine.
Yoga - Gentle Kundalini Yoga 5.1.18
with Melina Yáñez
Come and experience Kundalini Yoga based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. No experience is necessary to explore the practice of this unique form of yoga. All sessions include warm ups, pranayam (breathwork), asanas (postures), savasana (deep relaxation), and meditation. Known as “the yoga of awareness”, Kundalini Yoga is a welcoming, “come-as-you-are”, enlivening experience. Among the many benefits that Kundalini Yoga can bring to your life are increased flexibility of the spine, opening the emotional heart, and strengthening of the body as a whole. Please wear loose clothing and avoid eating or having strong caffeine at least two hours prior to the class. Also, please bring a yoga mat or a towel and a water bottle. If you are unable to sit on the floor, chairs will be provided. Beginners to yoga are welcome! Registration $45. 6 weeks 6:15-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 5/1 CHRHS Rm 312 Melina T. Yáñez took her first Kundalini Yoga class a decade ago and immediately fell in love with this ancient practice. A native San Franciscan, she moved to Maine after 25 years in New York City. She completed her certification as a Kundalini Yoga instructor at Golden Bridge in Manhattan and currently attends workshops at Kundalini Yoga East whenever she visits the Big Apple. In addition to Kundalini Yoga and meditation, her passions include classic black and white films, vintage china, studying medicinal plants, and Frank Sinatra! For more information, please visit: http://woolfsongs.wix.com/the-kundalini-kid.