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Aug
21
Tue
Women’s Backpacking @ North Star Adventures LLC
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day
Women's Backpacking @ North Star Adventures LLC | Unity | Maine | United States

Designed for women of all ages and abilities. If you have always dreamed of backpacking but aren’t sure where to go or who do go with than this trip is for you. Yes, you will work hard but, you will have the experience of a lifetime. Backpacking will challenge you physically, mentally and spiritually. The mountains are a special place to get in touch with your authentic self and challenge those voices that keep you from reaching your potential. We create a safe environment where you can be yourself and face your challenges in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.

FMI: northstaradventures.me

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 21 @ 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/

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Aug 21 @ 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

Aug
22
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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

Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville

Join us for a weekly group run and pub social. We will meet at the Concourse in downtown Waterville near the back side of Key Bank. This is not a race or competitive event. We will go for a run of about 3 miles and then stop by one of the Waterville pubs. If enough people show up, we can split into multiple groups of different distances and/or speeds.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/296570070882769/

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
Aug 22 @ 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/

Aug
23
Thu
Free Weekly Early Morning SUP Paddles @ Portland Paddle
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Free Weekly Early Morning SUP Paddles @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

We’re bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2018 season! Starting on June 14 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It’s free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate).

This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn’t a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety, but our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.

WHEN: Every Thursday starting on June 14, 7:00-8:30
WHERE: Portland Paddle’s site at the East End Beach (look for our sign)
WHO: Anyone who is confident and comfortable paddling a SUP on Casco Bay with a group
COST: Free with your own SUP; $15 to rent one from Portland Paddle ($10 off the usual rate)

Fit Maine checked it out last year: Wake-up SUP! Free morning group SUP paddle on Casco Bay

FMI: portlandpaddle.net/

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Aug 23 @ 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

Saco Parks Summer Tour – Yoga in Saco’s Parks @ Various parks around Saco
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saco Parks Summer Tour - Yoga in Saco's Parks @ Various parks around Saco

We’re teaming up with Saco Parks & Recreation Department to take yoga outside this summer and tour some of the beautiful spaces that Saco has to offer! Classes are for all levels and will be an hour. Join us for a summer night outside, and maybe explore a new park you haven’t visited yet!

Please bring your mat, water, and layers! We also suggest bringing your bug spray. Classes are taught by Samudra Studio Teachers.

Classes are by cash donation: suggested donation $10
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Class Schedule:
Thursday June 28th – Jubilee Park with Emma Bootsie. This park overlooks the Saco river and is close to Samudra. The Entrance is on Water St, where there is parking available, or you can easily park at the Saco Train Station and Walk over.

Thursday July 5th – Pepperell Park with Emma Bootsie. Located behind Fairfield School, this park is quiet and well shaded. Parking is available on teh street or at Fairfield school.

Thursday August 2nd – Sandy Brook Pond Park at Foss Rd with Sarah Spiegel Dunn. This park is home to several walking trails, a peaceful pond and gazebo, and is very private. Parking is available near the trail entrance and at the soccer fields.

Thursday August 23rd – Bayview Beach with Shannon Heald – we couldn’t think of a better way to end the yoga tour than at the beach!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843809365920461/

Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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/

Aug
24
Fri
Farm to Fork Fondo @ Pineland Farms
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
Farm to Fork Fondo @ Pineland Farms | New Gloucester | Maine | United States

Taste the bounty of both the land and the sea as you ride through Maine – where forest meets shore in rocky coastlines that echo the rugged determination of its farming community
WHAT’S NEW
FOR 2018

Yes, the 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo – Maine was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2018, including:

Exciting new start/finish venue at beautiful Pineland Farms
New Friday/Saturday format to make your post-ride drive home easier
Updated routes with new featured farms and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge with on-site upload station
New pre-ride Forto coffee station with free cold-brew coffee shots
Another brand spankin’ new Bianchi bike to give away
New merchandise items including the official 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo kit by Pactimo and new artist’s collection
More money for local farms and community groups through the Volunteer Competition
Streamlined check-in process at Packet Pickup

FMI: www.farmforkfondo.com/maine

Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Aug 24 @ 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

Beach Pilates Strength and Core @ Kennebunk Beach
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 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

Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm
Aug 24 @ 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