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Oct
17
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

Beginning Swing Dance Classes @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginning Swing Dance Classes @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom | Portland | Maine | United States

Join Portland Swing Project for Beginning Swing Dance Classes! We provide clear step-by-step instruction, plenty of practice time to build confidence and you never need a partner – we rotate in class so you meet and dance with everyone. And it’s fun! We promise. Tuesday evening beginning classes are from 6-7pm. Sessions run 9/5-10/24 (8 weeks) and 10/31-12/19 (8 weeks). Details at www.portlandswingproject.com/weekly-swing-dance-classes.html

Oct
18
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Oct 18 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland
Oct 18 @ 6:30 am
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland SWEAT Project
FREE OUTDOOR WORKOUT

there is no better way to wake up and say good morning than with a group of strangers who all happen to be in one place because of an early morning workout

WHO? Good People. [age, athletic ability, social status, ethnicity – not applicable] In other words, this is for EVERYONE.

WHAT? FREE outdoor sweat session. Workouts are scalable and FUN. The sweat session will challenge you, the atmosphere will change you.

WHERE? Various locations in Portland (Baxter Boulevard/Back Cove Trail, Eastern Prom, City Hall.). See www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/ for each week’s location

WHEN? Wednesdays at 6:29 AM – Rain or Shine

WHY? Because sometimes we need a reminder to wake up and get moving. It’s your accountability, motivation and reason to get in shape.

All you have to do is lace up your shoes and show up.
See you there.

FMI: www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/

Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm

Gentle Yoga returns to Viles Arboretum.
Thursdays at 5:30 pm. *Drop ins welcome*

This will be a weekly class, every Thursday night, 5:30-6:45. Naomi Knights and Kim Nixon will be co-teaching this class. This is a gentle class, suitable for anyone, including beginners. Drop ins always welcome.

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ pin Hide Map Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ pin 	 Hide Map Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Join Jennifer Gelfand, DPT, 200hr CYT, for a vinyasa flow amongst the flowers in our greenhouse patio as she leads you through a balanced yoga practice accessible to all levels of experience and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and grounded.
Refresh with a sampling of Urban Farm Fermentory Kombucha afterwards!
Beginners welcome!
BYOM (Bring your own mat)

A little about Jennifer…

Jennifer’s yoga journey began over a decade ago when she took her first power Vinyasa class in 2007. She was recovering from a running injury and seeking an alternative way to manage stress and remain active. She had no idea that yoga would become so much more to her over the years than a regular workout routine. Class after class, Jennifer began to appreciate how yoga has the ability to create strength, flexibility and transformation of our mind, body and soul. It aligns us with gratitude for the present moment and inspires us to lead healthier more purposeful lives. Over the past 10 years, she has practiced many styles of yoga in various studios throughout the country. Jennifer completed her 200hr teacher certification with Leslee Clark of Well Heart Yoga School in Falmouth Maine in 2015 and Yoga Assistant Training with Sue Jones and Ray Mucci of Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2011 and 2017. A Doctor of Physical Therapy practicing locally in Portland, Jennifer is a specialist in pelvic floor, oncology and perinatal rehabilitation. She utilizes her passion for yoga in a holistic approach to healing injury. Her teaching is authentic and playful drawing from her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to create a safe and intentional practice for her students. Jennifer believes yoga is truly a gift and feels incredibly grateful to share it with this community.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/130754054317905

Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunset Yoga Flow in the Greenhouse @ Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Join Jennifer Gelfand, DPT, 200hr CYT, for a vinyasa flow amongst the flowers in our greenhouse patio as she leads you through a balanced yoga practice accessible to all levels of experience and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and grounded.
Refresh with a sampling of Urban Farm Fermentory Kombucha afterwards!
Beginners welcome!
BYOM (Bring your own mat)

A little about Jennifer…

Jennifer’s yoga journey began over a decade ago when she took her first power Vinyasa class in 2007. She was recovering from a running injury and seeking an alternative way to manage stress and remain active. She had no idea that yoga would become so much more to her over the years than a regular workout routine. Class after class, Jennifer began to appreciate how yoga has the ability to create strength, flexibility and transformation of our mind, body and soul. It aligns us with gratitude for the present moment and inspires us to lead healthier more purposeful lives. Over the past 10 years, she has practiced many styles of yoga in various studios throughout the country. Jennifer completed her 200hr teacher certification with Leslee Clark of Well Heart Yoga School in Falmouth Maine in 2015 and Yoga Assistant Training with Sue Jones and Ray Mucci of Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2011 and 2017. A Doctor of Physical Therapy practicing locally in Portland, Jennifer is a specialist in pelvic floor, oncology and perinatal rehabilitation. She utilizes her passion for yoga in a holistic approach to healing injury. Her teaching is authentic and playful drawing from her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to create a safe and intentional practice for her students. Jennifer believes yoga is truly a gift and feels incredibly grateful to share it with this community

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/130754054317905

Oct
19
Thu
Rain or Shine Club (for kids & families!) @ Royal River Conservation Trust locations in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Cumberland, or Durham
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Thursday Mornings at 10 AM

FREE – Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free, rain (or snow) or shine. Come adventure with the Rain or Shine Club and experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn about places to explore across town. We will visit new locations each week in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Cumberland, or Durham. Check the Rain or Shine Club page for details and schedule of locations. The Rain or Shine Club is geared toward young children and their caretakers. So load your babies in backpacks or or bring your new walker along. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their trip into the wild.

It’s a great way to meet other young parents. It’s also popular for new residents, neighbors, or folks of all ages who want to get to know our organization and explore new trails.

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 19 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

Zumba with Lazaro @ Danza Latina
Oct 19 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Zumba with Lazaro @ Danza Latina | Portland | Maine | United States

Join Lazarpo of Danza Latina for a fun Zumba class!

Get your sweat on with the music of salsa, bachata, merengue, afro rumba and more. Bust stress, boost energy and burn calories while using traditional and unique moves to fabulous dance music. Improvisation is encouraged. Wear sneakers and comfortable workout clothes and be prepared to have a blast!

We also teach Salsa, on Saturdays at 6pm and Bachata on Tuesdays at 8pm.

Check our website and stay updated – www.danzalatina2015.com

Oct
20
Fri
Women’s Autumn Retreat with Sarah and Jen @ Mountain home at Sunday River
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Women's Autumn Retreat with Sarah and Jen @ Mountain home at Sunday River | Newry | Maine | United States

Hit the reset button and create some time and space for yourself in this beautiful mountain retreat home.

Weekend includes fresh, healthy meals prepared daily by Jen, daily yoga and meditation practices including Flow Class, Workshop style classes, and SPA Yoga® and yoga nidra. We will leave space in the day for your personal exploration of nature, journalling, and goal-setting, as well as time to hang in the hot tub under the stars.

$350 for the weekend and a shared occupancy room. Includes dinner Friday night, brunch and dinner Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Retreat is limited to 10 participants. Your $100 deposit secures your spot. Deposits are non-refundable.

About Jen: Jen found her passion for yoga through the back door. With a background in tae kwon do and meditation, she began her journey five years ago with Hatha yoga and expanded her way into power vinyasa. She received her 200 hour Live Love Teach certification in winter 2014. In addition, she has trained with Betty Riaz for her SPA certification. In her practice, she creates a restorative yet strong and ever evolving flow. She is continuously learning as a teacher and on her mat as a student. She also has a passion for locally sourced foods from her lengthy career with Whole Foods Market. Beyond teaching, she has numerous experiences providing home cooked meals for Stil Studio’s annual yoga retreats for up to twenty-five guests. When she’s not on her mat you can find her in the kitchen whipping up delicious goods or outside traveling this beautiful world with her significant other and dog, Autumn.

About Sarah: When Sarah took her first yoga class in 2009, she was inspired by the freedom and dance-like quality she was able to find on the mat; in 2012 she was hit by a car while crossing the street, and then the real practice began. Her asana practice put on hold, her focus shifted to mindfulness, meditation, and the philosophical teachings of the yoga practice.After completing Stil Studio’s 200 hour Fluid Yoga Training in 2013, Sarah began teaching a mindful, fun, spirited flow that fuses philosophy, asana, and music. She considers herself a yoga DJ as much as she does a yoga teacher, and you can count on fun, inspiring music as you flow through class. Sarah’s classes leave the body feeling open, and encourage mindfulness both on and off the mat through breath and body awareness. Sarah completed her 500 hour Fluid Yoga teacher training at Stil Studio with Kevan Gale and Betty Riaz in Spring 2015. She is certified in Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, Yin Yoga and Meditation, as well as in SPA Yoga® teaching with Betty Riaz.

FMI: www.facebook.com

Women’s Autumn Retreat @ Sunday River, Newry
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Women’s Autumn Retreat @  Sunday River, Newry | Newry | Maine | United States

Hit the reset button and create some time and space for yourself in this beautiful mountain retreat home.

Weekend includes fresh, healthy meals prepared daily by Jen, daily yoga and meditation practices including Flow Class, Workshop style classes, and SPA Yoga® and yoga nidra. We will leave space in the day for your personal exploration of nature, journalling, and goal-setting, as well as time to hang in the hot tub under the stars.

$350 for the weekend and a shared occupancy room. Includes dinner Friday night, brunch and dinner Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Retreat is limited to 10 participants. Your $100 deposit secures your spot. Deposits are non-refundable.

FMI: www.facebook.com

Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Oct 20 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Introduction to Aerial Swing @ Equilibrium, Balancing Health
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to Aerial Swing @ Equilibrium, Balancing Health | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Influenced by a variety of mind body practices, this introductory workshop will provide you with a strong foundation and understanding of the aerial swing, inversions, and alignment within beginner poses and exercises. No prior experience is required…just a willingness to explore a new perspective. Register via MindBody Precision Mind-Body Fitness Cost is $25.00.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1018142514994304/?ref=br_rs

Oct
21
Sat
Free community fitness class @ The Distance Project
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am
Free community fitness class @ The Distance Project | Freeport | Maine | United States

We offer a free community fitness class in Freeport every Saturday morning!

Join us at 8 am every Saturday for a fun, free, community workout.

FMI: www.facebook.com/distanceathlete

Fit Maine went! Read more: Lift and learn: Free community class Saturdays at The Distance Project, Freeport

Fall Weekends at Wolfe’s Neck Farm @ Wolfe's Neck Farm
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Weekends at Wolfe's Neck Farm @ Wolfe's Neck Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

There is so much happening this fall on the farm! Starting September 30th and through the month of October, Saturdays & Sundays are jam packed with activities for the whole family. Our popular pumpkin hayrides are back, as are our family programs that provide hands on farm-based learning experiences for the young ones. The wood-fired pizzas by our Farm Cafe make for a delicious lunch, and additional goodies will be for sale at our brand new Farm Store.

Pumpkin Hayrides: Ongoing, 10am – 3pm
Farm Explorers: 9 – 10am
Farmer for the Morning: 10 – 11am
Goat Hikes: 11am – 12pm
Afternoon Milking: 4 – 5pm

Register for all of our weekend programs at fareharbor.com/wolfesneckfarm/.

And save the date! Our Fall Festival on the Farm is on Saturday, October 14th from 10am – 3pm!

Details at www.wolfesneckfarm.org

Qi-Gong-infused Hatha Yoga @ Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am

Join Jen Deraspe on a quest to the Self through conscious breath, Qi Gong infused~Hatha yoga and inspiring music. Meet yourself on your mat on a journey back home, all in good company. Walk away feeling more grounded, alive and well.

All levels are welcome. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome here. Modifications are offered. The practice is mindful.

Jen has been teaching yoga since 1999 and appreciates the affect of awareness, breath and conscious movement on both the body and soul.

Suggested donation: $12 to support the space and the practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE~ Check calendar frequently for schedule changes if the space is rented to outside groups who do not want Saturday yoga. Also, there are no Saturday classes on holiday weekends.

FMI: www.ntnretreats.com/calendar

Tap Dancing for Beginners! @ Portland Adult Education
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tap Dancing for Beginners! @ Portland Adult Education

Challenge your brain and your body and have fun doing it!
Classes will be aimed at total beginners or dancers who want to brush up on their technique. Sign up for the whole 6-week session or drop in any time.

No tap shoes required! Any smooth or leather soled shoes are fine to start. Try it out and then get the shoes if you like it.

Session 1 (9/9/17 – 10/14/17)
Session 2 (10/21/17 – 11/25/17)

Take one session or take them both. New material will be presented in the second session, but will also be appropriate for beginners.

$62/6 weeks or $12 drop-in

And….parking is available!

Dryland Biathlon @ Roberts Farm Preserve
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dryland Biathlon @ Roberts Farm Preserve | Norway | Maine | United States

Get ready for our upcoming winter biathlons with this dry land race. 3x1k or 3x2k options. Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. $10adult/$5 student pre-registered at RunSignUp: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/DryLandBiathlonatRobertsFarm. On site registration ($15/$10). Target practice opens at 9:30AM. Race starts at 11AM. We provide air rifles.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/179846515898002/

Your Brain On Yoga @ Riverbend Yoga & Meditation Studio
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A workshop with
Kim Moody-ERYT 200
and “Let Your Yoga Dance” instructor

Do you want to learn more about how asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork) and a meditation practice can improve memory, focus, mood and brain health? While simultaneously cultivating compassion and kindness towards yourself and others!?

Please join Kim for this introduction to the latest research in neuroscience that is proving the practice of yoga and meditation can indeed grow your brain and create harmony In your body, mind and soul.

You will learn practical tools in asana, pranayama and meditation techniques to focus the mind and calm the nervous system.

If you can control the rising of the mind, you will experience yoga.” ~Patanjali~

$35

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/140919083180353

Tweed Ride @ Meet in Monument Square
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm
Tweed Ride @ Meet in Monument Square | Portland | Maine | United States

Dress up in your best old-timey attire and climb on your bike for a leisurely ride through downtown Portland, the Back Cove and Deering Oaks Park! The ride is a slow pace (because bystanders are going to want to see this!) and there aren’t a lot of hills either.
This year the Tweed Ride is again partnering with the Gaslight League, an organization of supporters of Portland’s Victoria Mansion, in putting on this year’s Tweed Ride. After the usual ride through downtown Portland and pictures in Deering Oaks Park, we will proceed to the Victoria Mansion on Danforth Street, where riders will be greeted with a reception of hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks and snacks and free tours of the Mansion. Please join us!

FMI: www.facebook.com

Oct
22
Sun
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design | Portland | Maine | United States

Quads assemble! Another Sunday means another chance to crush it!

Meet at Coffee by Design in East Bayside, 8:30am as we’ll start and finish our run there. Post-run, meet around 10:15-10:30am at CBD for coffee and food. Invite a friend and we’ll throw down some miles, all paces welcome! Good vibes and high fives guaranteed.

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad

Fall Weekends at Wolfe’s Neck Farm @ Wolfe's Neck Farm
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Weekends at Wolfe's Neck Farm @ Wolfe's Neck Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

There is so much happening this fall on the farm! Starting September 30th and through the month of October, Saturdays & Sundays are jam packed with activities for the whole family. Our popular pumpkin hayrides are back, as are our family programs that provide hands on farm-based learning experiences for the young ones. The wood-fired pizzas by our Farm Cafe make for a delicious lunch, and additional goodies will be for sale at our brand new Farm Store.

Pumpkin Hayrides: Ongoing, 10am – 3pm
Farm Explorers: 9 – 10am
Farmer for the Morning: 10 – 11am
Goat Hikes: 11am – 12pm
Afternoon Milking: 4 – 5pm

Register for all of our weekend programs at fareharbor.com/wolfesneckfarm/.

And save the date! Our Fall Festival on the Farm is on Saturday, October 14th from 10am – 3pm!

Details at www.wolfesneckfarm.org

Be Well at The Well Bend & Brunch with Ali Peters @ The Well
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Be Well at The Well Bend & Brunch with Ali Peters @ The Well | Cape Elizabeth | Maine | United States

Join us Sunday, October 22nd for Be Well at The Well Bend & Brunch!!
Be Well Portland is thrilled to invite you to the gorgeous space at The Well at Jordans Farm for a one hour vinyasa yoga flow with local instructor Ali Peters followed by a farm to table style brunch and a seasonally inspired mimosa bar.

Your ticket gets you:

– 1 hour vinyasa yoga class with Ali Peters
– A farm to table style brunch provided by The Well
– A seasonally inspired mimosa bar
– Be Well Portland Swag
– Chance to win a Yogi Surprise Box
– Take a photo with our BWP photo booth
-Photography by Courtney Elizabeth Media

*BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat)
*Stick around after the event to eat, drink, explore the farm and mingle!

Meet Your Instructor:

About the Venue:

The Well is located in the beautiful seaside town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. We are lucky to be situated on Jordan’s Farm, which is a working farm on 122 acres of land. Our ingredients are sourced locally as much as possible. Most of our food comes straight from Jordan’s Farm and surrounding farms in Cape Elizabeth.
Our menu changes on a daily basis depending on what’s in season and the availability of the best ingredients. We invite you to look around the farm stand, sit at our fire pit and catch up with friends, or with just a small donation you can pick your own flowers from the garden. Check them out further at https://www.thewellatjordansfarm.com/

 

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1360049320760586/