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May
28
Mon
Pleasant Mountain Memorial Day Hike @ Pleasant Mountain
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pleasant Mountain Memorial Day Hike @ Pleasant Mountain | Denmark | Maine | United States

Get outside for a late spring/early summer day hike with beautiful views on Memorial Day. Pleasant Mountain, located in Bridgton and Denmark, is southern Maine’s tallest at 2,006 feet. Renewal in the Wilderness will bring our wilderness skills and lunch for everyone. Registration is required.

We will meet at the parking area for the Bald Peak Trail. From Portland, follow Rte. 302 west to Bridgton and continue on Rte. 302 for roughly 5 miles. Turn left onto Mountain Rd. and drive past Shawnee Peak Ski Area. Distance from Rte. 302 to the Bald Peak Trail is 1 mile.

Fee: $65 (Note: this is the actual cost to us as an organization, but if you really want to go and can’t afford it, contact us and we’ll figure something out. We’re committed to figuring out a way for folks to get the renewal they need.)

To register, please visit: http://www.renewalinthewilderness.org/register-community-trips/pleasant-mountain-memorial-day-hike

Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm | Westbrook | Maine | United States

Part yoga, part goat snuggling, all smiles!

Enjoy Goat Yoga led by Ashley Flowers, at Smiling Hill Farm. Smiling Hill Farm currently has baby goats and mama goats that will be romping around in the pen with us during our yoga class. Bring a mat/towel or practice on the grass. All levels yoga class! Picture taking, lauging, and goat petting are all encouraged!

Each session will start with 15 min of goat snuggles, followed by an hour of yoga, completed with another 15 minutes of goat holding and snuggling! Arrive a few minutes early and check out the barnyard before class. Save a few minutes after class to get some ice cream made from Smiling Hill cow dairy!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults and mature teens welcome!

What happens if it rains?

Goat yoga is rain or shine! In the event of rain we will practice under the big wooden pavilion!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email ashflowersyoga@gmail.com for more information.

FMI or to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goat-yoga-tickets-44877503822

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
29
Tue
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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

Full Moon Yoga at Bug Light Park @ Bug Light Park
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Full Moon Yoga at Bug Light Park @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community + teacher Kelly Rich for a full moon practice with the intention of CONNECTION. We will breathe, feel, move and groove to the ever changing shifts happening within and without.

Please bring layers of clothing to put on and take off as the weather in the park is very different from even a half mile away.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/458893634568274/

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

Full Moon Paddle @ Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Embark on a peaceful moonlit paddle down Pushaw Stream. Observe beavers beginning their nightly work under the beams of the moonlight.

Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

FMi: www.facebook.com

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
May 29 @ 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

May
30
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
May 30 @ 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.

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
May 30 @ 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

Happy Hour Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness  | Gorham | Maine | United States

Happy Hour Fitness: Wednesdays from 6-7pm starting May 2, 2018! This class will be the happiest hour of your day! This circuit style class will use a variety of equipment and body weight exercises to get your heart pumping while building muscle and functional core strength!

Pricing: Classes are $10 drop in or BUY A 10 CLASS PACK FOR $80! Packages can be used for either/both of the outdoor classes and expire at the end of classes 2018. Packages are non-refundable.

All classes are held outdoors, rain or shine, at Sunrise Fitness in Standish. Please text Amy the day before class to sign up at (207)233-1763. Please bring a water bottle and an old yoga mat or beach towel for any mat exercises that you may not be comfortable doing on the grass. All ages and abilities welcome!

FMI: sunrisefitnessme.com/new-classes.html

Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

There is no better place to practice yoga than outdoors with the sun on your skin, the grass beneath your toes, and the wind in your hair! Find a deeper sense of connection to yourself and mother earth. Enjoy donation-based, outdoor yoga in Payson Park every Wednesday from from May 16th – August.

Wednesdays
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Payson Park
Pay what you can. Recommended donation $15 // JCA fitness passes accepted

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1117704805039064/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 30 @ 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

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
31
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
May 31 @ 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

Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 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

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

Jun
1
Fri
Beach Pilates Strength and Core @ Kennebunk Beach
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Beach Pilates Strength and Core @ Kennebunk Beach | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

>Historic Workouts is working with the Town of Kennebunk this year for beach classes! Pilates Strength and Core will take place every Friday morning at Kennebunk Beach (Gooches Beach by the Seaside Inn) in Kennebunk, Maine at 8:30AM from May 25 through September 7 (4 sessions).

This 60-minute awesome beach workout is designed for all fitness levels that begins with a proper warm-up followed by an energetic and intense mat-based, Pilates inspired, strength training workout using your own body weight and finishing with stretch and flexibility. Moreover, this dynamic total body workout challenges you by working more than one muscle group at a time all while transitioning from one exercise to the next, without a lot of rest in between, testing your strength, endurance, core, and more. If you’re looking for a workout that will help increase muscle strength, develop a stronger core, reduce body fat, ease low back pain, improve flexibility and balance, as well as to help support mental well-being, then this class is for you. With this equipment-free workout all you need to bring is sunscreen, plenty of water, and a yoga mat or towel. Enthusiasm provided by Leigh Rush Olson! Sign up is at the Kennebunk Town Hall or call 207- 985-2102.

*Note – Beach workouts do not include history segments like Old Port Historic Workouts or Old Port Historic Walking tours.

FMI: www.historicworkouts.com/beach-pilates-strength-and-core

Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Jun 1 @ 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

First Friday Beauty Paddle @ Yarmouth boat launch
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
First Friday Beauty Paddle @ Yarmouth boat launch | Yarmouth | Maine | United States

Our Summer Beauty Paddles help to create and hold space for collective deep breaths in natural environments. We will meet monthly on Fridays over the summer to paddle, reflect, converse, and then return to our important work in the world. The paddles are about 2 hours in length and are a space for the justice-minded to gather and be together on the water.

These gatherings are at no cost to the community, but Renewal will not provide group canoes or kayaks (for now). Please either bring your own canoe or kayak or rent canoes at low cost.

Canoe rentals are available from Yarmouth Community Services (http://www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org/rentals) for $10. Please rent your canoe prior to our meet-up. We will meet at the boat launch behind the Yarmouth Historical Society, across from the Royal River Park. Bring your water bottle and a lunch or a snack.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RenewalInTheWilderness

Jun
2
Sat
Greenhouse Yoga: Saturday Sunrise @ Highland Ave Greenhouse, Farm Market & Cafe
Jun 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Greenhouse Yoga: Saturday Sunrise @ Highland Ave Greenhouse, Farm Market & Cafe | 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 Kombucha afterwards!
Beginners welcome!
BYOM (Bring your own mat)

Class is held every other Saturday through Nov. 17!

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/972649412888548/

Beach Bootcamp! @ Willard Beach
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beach Bootcamp! @ Willard Beach  | South Portland | Maine | United States

Beach bootcamp @ Willard Beach every Saturday of June & July at 8am-9am. $10 drop in fee. All levels welcome, modifications provided! Visits to Scratch bakery are a common occurrence afterwards 😉

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/961006920732423/

Yoga in the Park @ Clifford Park
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am
Yoga in the Park @ Clifford Park | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Join me at 8 a.m. Saturdays this summer for a donation-based, all-levels yoga flow in Clifford Park! Suggested donation $8 to benefit the mission of Friends of Clifford Park. Bring your mat (or a towel) and water. Bug spray recommended. See you this summer in the park!

Photo courtesy of Brittany at Two Adventurous Souls – Photo & Video

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/158529638147692/