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Nov
21
Wed
Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Nov
22
Thu
2018 Turkey Trot @ Greely High School
Nov 22 @ 7:00 am
2018 Turkey Trot @ Greely High School | Cumberland | Iowa | United States

The Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot has been hosted by Greely Hockey since 2008 and has become an annual tradition.  It is held early Thanksgiving morning, so people can run or walk with the community then head home in time to prepare their Thanksgiving meal or travel to visit family. 

Fundraiser supporting Greely Hockey Boosters – a non-profit organization to support, encourage, and advance the girls’ and boys’ hockey programs of MSAD #51. Come out and run or walk 5 kilometers before the big afternoon meal! (Dogs and strollers are welcome.) NO ROLLERBLADES.

Course: 5K (3.1 miles) Flat, residential, certified course; USATF #ME05010RF. Begins and ends at Greely High School
(303 Main Street, Cumberland) ***Chip Timing***

Awards: Top Male and Female Finisher: 10 and under, 11-13, 14–18, 19–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, 70+ Award winners will receive a freshly-baked pie of their choice!

Pre-Registration Student- $15.00 – Student Race Day $25.00 Pre-Registration Adult- $20.00 Adult Race Day $25.00 (cash or check only day of race) Children 8 and under run FREE No online registration for under 8. Register on race day (not eligible for T shirt)

FMI: https://www.greelyhockey.com/turkey?fbclid=IwAR34Qf8U4RZRRuIn64Z0FFF7SX-ngZz02TTr2ofVn7pm_2pvmtlkApAdOeQ

2018 Bath Area Food Bank Turkey Trot @ Bath Area Food Bank
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for our annual Turkey Trot! Come walk, run or trot a 3.1 mile route around the lovely city of Bath on Thanksgiving Morning! We have generous sponsors, Bath Savings and Wags and Whiskers so ALL of the proceeds will be able to go directly to the food insecure family that need help over the holiday season.

We encourage you to please register early! Link is listed above! A map of the route is also posted there.

We hope to see you!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/757167877965257/

Thanksgiving Day Yoga @ Ebb and Flow Yoga
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thanksgiving Day Yoga @ Ebb and Flow Yoga | Bath | Maine | United States

Join Mia on Thanksgiving morning for this upbeat flow and gratitude inspired meditation. The perfect kickoff to the stressful holiday season, and a great event to share with your friends and family. 8AM -10AM $20

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/1902839156690156/

Noyes Family and Friends 5K – Thanksgiving Day @ Westbrook High School
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Noyes Family and Friends 5K - Thanksgiving Day @ Westbrook High School  | Westbrook | Maine | United States

The Noyes Family would like to invite you to join our friends and family on Thanksgiving Day morning, 2017 for a 5K around the city of Westbrook, ME!

We welcome all ages and sizes, those who want to run or those who prefer to walk. Don’t want to do either? We need your help – so volunteer! We just want to share the spirit of our family with yours as we come together to raise money for scholarships for Westbrook High School students, continuing their higher education.

History of the Race:
The Noyes Family would like to invite you to join our friends and family on Thanksgiving Day morning for a 5K around the city of Westbrook, ME!

We welcome all ages and sizes, those who want to run or those who prefer to walk. Don’t want to do either? We need your help – so volunteer! We just want to share the spirit of our family with yours as we come together to raise money for scholarships for Westbrook High School students, continuing their higher education.

History of the Race:

As a family, we came up with this race as a way to come together on a holiday that is about being thankful for what we have and we wanted to find a way to give back to our Community. Money raised goes to a scholarship fund for graduating students at Westbrook High School and students at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center who are going on to secondary education.

All 7 Noyes children are Westbrook High School graduates.

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Race Day Details:

Runners and Walkers will take off at 8:30 am!

The race will start and end at Westbrook High School. Race details to follow.

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Registration:

No entries after November 9th if you want a t-shirt.

We will accept late entries, but after the date mentioned above, we will not be able to provide you with a shirt.

RACE DAY ENTRY IS ALSO ALLOWED! Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted on race day!

Race Shirt and bib pick-up will take place on Wednesday evening, details to be emailed closer to the event.

FMI: www.eventbrite.com

Thanksgiving Gratitude Flow @ Big White Barn Yoga
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Thanksgiving Gratitude Flow @ Big White Barn Yoga | Readfield | Maine | United States

“Grateful hearts gather here” … invigorate your Thanksgiving morning with a gratitude all-level flow. Begin Thanksgiving morning with a heart opening sequence. Creating space in the mind and body for your holiday.

Pre-Registration is not required, but appreciated!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/475201492887896/

Thanksgiving Yoga at Yogave @ Yogave Generosity Yoga
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Thanksgiving Yoga at Yogave @ Yogave Generosity Yoga | Falmouth | Maine | United States

Join Susannah Sanfilippo at Yogave on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 22) at 9 am for a donation yoga class to benefit Sea Change Yoga. No need to sign up ahead of time – just show up!

The suggested donation is $10-15 (cash or check, please!) and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Sea Change Yoga!

Sea Change Yoga brings the evidence-based practices of trauma-informed yoga and meditation to underserved communities. We teach in correctional facilities, substance use recovery centers, transitional group homes, and more.

Yoga can change lives, one breath at a time.

Thank you for your support of Sea Change Yoga! Namaste.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/266360477356620/

The Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k ( Run/Walk) @ Bug Light Park
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am
The Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k ( Run/Walk) @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

What’s more fun than a holiday race?? Racing the Second Annual Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k at Bug Light, on Thanksgiving morning !!! This going to be a fun family event !!! This is the second annual run of the Turkey Trot to honor Nathan Savage. Nathan was an avid runner, biker, triathlete and family man. He lost his life to a fatal heart attack on July 2, 2016. This was just three weeks before he was set to compete in his first full Ironman event, and just months prior to his 40th birthday. This year’s event will fall on November 22rd.

The proceeds will stay local and be given to the Nathan Savage Memorial Fund, a fund created by the Savage Family with the South Portland Community Center that gives financial assistance to any child wanting to participate in one of their youth development programs. One of Nathan’s dreams was to help kids get off the couch and get out there and be active and healthy and we thought this was the perfect way to honor his dream. So, prepare to have that extra helping at dinner, or that second ( or third) piece of pie and join us!!! Run, walk, bring your friends, your family and maybe even your well behaved dog ( on leash, of course). Start your Thanksgiving day off and support an amazing family and a great cause.

T-shirts to all those donating $20 or more before 11/15/2018.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/SouthPortland/TheSavageFamilyTurkeyTrot5kRunWalk

TurkeyTrot4Hope @ Norway
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am
TurkeyTrot4Hope @ Norway | Norway | Maine | United States

Join us for the 2nd annual Turkey Trot 4 Hope on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Norway, Maine to benefit the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine. Start your day with family and friends for some fitness and fun as you run, jog or walk through the streets of Norway and by the picturesque Norway Lake. New this year, we have added the option to create a fundraising team. Gather your friends and co-workers to join you. All proceeds directly benefit the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine. This event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field.

Register: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/TurkeyTrot4Hope?fbclid=IwAR2TPqOJ9a4a5MrtiW6aA-AAaOtgrDGtO642Px31s_W8-17okCJgHRDw7Uk

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/528439040889590/

Yoga Flow at Honor Movement Studio – Donation Class @ Honor Movement Studio
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga Flow at Honor Movement Studio - Donation Class @ Honor Movement Studio | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us on Thanksgiving, November 22 at 9:00 am for a yoga flow class at Honor Movement Studio (Portland) – this is a donation yoga class to benefit Sea Change Yoga. No need to sign up ahead of time – just show up!

The suggested donation is $10-15 (cash or check, please!) and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Sea Change Yoga!

Sea Change Yoga brings the evidence-based practices of trauma-informed yoga and meditation to underserved communities. We teach in correctional facilities, substance use recovery centers, transitional group homes, and more.

Yoga can change lives, one breath at a time.

Thank you for your support of Sea Change Yoga! Namaste.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/2109300479100811/

Thanksgiving Gratitude Class @ Yoga in ME
Nov 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

By Donation to Support
Community Recovery Classes at Yoga in ME

“When I started counted my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

Take some time to care for yourself and cultivate gratitude before the distractions take over the mind.

You may notice the rest of the day is truly something you can feel grateful for.

No pre-registration required.

Any donation appreciated. Suggested amount, $15.

Please bring cash or checks written out to Yoga in ME.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/542346509504075/

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Nov
23
Fri
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

We begin with gentle movements to warm the body. This part of the practice includes gliding and circular motions to release tension from areas of congestion and restriction in the body. You are introduced to slower movements of the body in preparation for more movement in the form of Vinyasa. We transition into standing postures to begin to cultivate stability and strength. Props are utilized in the practice as support. The combination of these gentle movements and postures leads to the cultivation of a strong, flexible body.
No yoga experience is necessary

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Nov
24
Sat
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Burn off the turkey 5k @ pin Gorham (ME) Recreation Department
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am
Burn off the turkey 5k @ pin 	 Gorham (ME) Recreation Department | Gorham | Maine | United States

Burn off the Turkey 5k Race Saturday November 24
Race start 9:00am
$50 Cash Prize for man and woman to break record times awarded (Ethan Hemphill: 15:09 – Christine Snowe-Reaser: 17:34) Race Race results will be published on
http://www.gsrs.com/content/burn-turkey-5k-2018

Online registration closes Nov 20!
Race day registration 7:00am to 8:00am Saturday morning at Gorham Recreation

Free registration for those over age 65 (no shirt)
Race fee $20 until Nov 20
Race fee after Nov 20 $25.00 for all registrations.
Long sleeved t-shirts for the first 150 registered .

Kids Fun Run
.5k around Robie Park
8:15am
Free

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1072202429627504/

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Nov
25
Sun
Candlelight Restorative (Fall Series) @ Big White Barn Yoga
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm

Sundays at 4 pm
November 11th, 18th, 25th and December 2nd
Instructor: Winter Adams
Series Cost: $40
Drop-in: $15

Bathe in the soft glow of candlelight during our fall restorative yoga series. Enjoy aromatherapy, gentle massage, heat bags, Reiki and supported postures to balance and renew.

A supported class that utilizes a variety of props, bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. Aimed to soothe body, mind and heart, all levels welcome.

Pre-Registration for this series will secure your props (bolster, blanket, blocks) each class.

FMI: www.bigwhitebarnyoga.com/workshops–events.html

Nov
27
Tue
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 27 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Nov 27 @ 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

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA | South Portland | Maine | United States

This men’s-only class is a perfect way to clear your body and mind from stress and tension. Start with a balanced flow of movement to warm up the joints and major muscles. Then end with a cooling deep stretch to release the body and relax the mind.

FMI: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Nov
28
Wed
Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Nov
29
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Nov
30
Fri
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

We begin with gentle movements to warm the body. This part of the practice includes gliding and circular motions to release tension from areas of congestion and restriction in the body. You are introduced to slower movements of the body in preparation for more movement in the form of Vinyasa. We transition into standing postures to begin to cultivate stability and strength. Props are utilized in the practice as support. The combination of these gentle movements and postures leads to the cultivation of a strong, flexible body.
No yoga experience is necessary

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Dec
1
Sat
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Dec
2
Sun
Santa Hustle Maine 5K @ The Maine Mall
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am
Santa Hustle Maine 5K @ The Maine Mall | South Portland | Maine | United States

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at The Maine Mall.

Website: www.SantaHustle.com

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018

Start Times:

5K Start: 8:00 a.m.

Start/Finish: The Maine Mall

Race Charity: The 2018 Santa Hustle® Maine Charity is Easter Seals.

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For more information about Easter Seals click here.

Toys for Tots: Santa Hustle® is a Toys for Tots official drop off spot. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa Hustle for Toys for Tots!

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

5K Swag: Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Performance Hoodie, and Finisher Medal.

Finisher Medal: All participants will recieve a 5K Finisher’s Medal at the end of the race.

Santa Hustle Mrs. Claus Package: Add on the NEW Mrs.Claus package during registration for only $19.95 more! It will include a Red Tutu, Arm Warmers, Candy Cane Socks, and Santa Hustle Tattoos!

Packet Pick-Up: Pre-Race Packet Pick-up will be at J.C.Penneys in the Maine Mall (364 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106) at the following times.

Saturday, December 1: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Registration: There WILL BE race day packet pick-up available this year.

Race Day – December 2: 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. **PPU & Registration will close exactly at 7:45 a.m. – Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!**

Hotel: Book your hotel room today: CLICK HERE

After Party: TBD – Coming Soon!

FMI: http://www.santahustle.com/maine/

Candlelight Restorative (Fall Series) @ Big White Barn Yoga
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm

Sundays at 4 pm
November 11th, 18th, 25th and December 2nd
Instructor: Winter Adams
Series Cost: $40
Drop-in: $15

Bathe in the soft glow of candlelight during our fall restorative yoga series. Enjoy aromatherapy, gentle massage, heat bags, Reiki and supported postures to balance and renew.

A supported class that utilizes a variety of props, bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. Aimed to soothe body, mind and heart, all levels welcome.

Pre-Registration for this series will secure your props (bolster, blanket, blocks) each class.

FMI: www.bigwhitebarnyoga.com/workshops–events.html

Dec
4
Tue
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Dec 4 @ 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

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA | South Portland | Maine | United States

This men’s-only class is a perfect way to clear your body and mind from stress and tension. Start with a balanced flow of movement to warm up the joints and major muscles. Then end with a cooling deep stretch to release the body and relax the mind.

FMI: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Dec
5
Wed
Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Dec
6
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

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Dec
7
Fri
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

We begin with gentle movements to warm the body. This part of the practice includes gliding and circular motions to release tension from areas of congestion and restriction in the body. You are introduced to slower movements of the body in preparation for more movement in the form of Vinyasa. We transition into standing postures to begin to cultivate stability and strength. Props are utilized in the practice as support. The combination of these gentle movements and postures leads to the cultivation of a strong, flexible body.
No yoga experience is necessary

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Dec
8
Sat
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Dec
9
Sun
Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K @ Ri Ra
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K @ Ri Ra | Portland | Maine | United States

What’s better than a festive 5K? A festive 5K followed by beer and brunch! Challenge your friends to support the trails and join RiRa Irish Pub, Portland Trails, and local brewers for a fabulous and festive holiday tradition.

All funds from the Holiday Dash support Portland Trails and the 70-mile network of trails in Greater Portland.

For more information http://trails.org/events-2/races/holiday-dash/.

Dec
11
Tue
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net