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Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids
July 28, 2018
Sign up now for this 2.4 mile historic open water swim from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.
For more info or to register: ymcaofsouthernmaine.com

Apr
26
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Apr 26 @ 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

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Apr 26 @ 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

Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance | Portland | Maine | United States

Join Portland Swing Project for our weekly swing dance, Thursday Night Stomp! Come dance to a variety of swing music from our talented musicians and DJs playing music from the 1920s to today. Try swing for the first time with a beginning lesson 7-7:30 and music 7:30-9:30. Shake off some mid-week stress, meet new people and have a bunch of fun. www.portlandswingproject.com/thursday-night-stomp.html

Apr
27
Fri
Eco-Friendly Women’s Yoga Retreat: Allow Your Soul to Expand @ Nurture Through Nature
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Eco-Friendly Women's Yoga Retreat: Allow Your Soul to Expand @ Nurture Through Nature | Denmark | Maine | United States

Unplug, simplify & nurture your soul for the weekend in the Maine woods at Nurture through Nature Retreat in Denmark, Maine led by Maura Reminga & Joni Hewitt. This soul nurturing retreat will allow you to quiet your mind, gain clarity and invite your soul to expand into the here and now.

Together we’ll experience:
-Sitting and Walking Meditation to reconnect
-Mindful Hatha Yoga
-Restorative Yoga
-Yamuna Body Rolling
-Aromatherapy
-Sauna
-Time in Nature to integrate, to release, to be!
-Mindful eating, wholesome meals

Connect with nature, with the breath, slow down & notice. Enjoy mind-body centered movement, self-reflection, wholesome meals and a little time away to re-charge your battery, gain perspective, raise your vibrational frequency, experience clarity and ultimately realize our interconnectedness.

Maine’s first Green Certified earth-friendly retreat center, Nurture Through Nature rests on 33 mountainside forested acres in the heart of western Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region. Solar-powered, off the grid lodging and retreat facility with private hiking trails along spring-fed mountain brook leading to long views of Mount Washington and the White Mountains. http://www.ntnretreats.com/

This all inclusive retreat includes organic vegetarian meals beginning with Friday dinner, ending with breakfast on Sunday, 2 nights shared accommodations, group sauna, private hiking trails & programming.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/351348741951596/

Apr
28
Sat
Free community fitness class @ The Distance Project
Apr 28 @ 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

Gentle Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Gentle Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

Come relax and unwind with Gentle Yoga before to help kick off your Saturday on the right foot!

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.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy’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. Read more about her here: threadsofyoga.net/teachers/

Tap Dancing for Beginners @ Portland Adult Education
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am
Tap Dancing for Beginners @ Portland Adult Education | Portland | Maine | United States

BEGINNER TAP DANCE class: ALL are welcome!
Classes will be aimed at total beginners or dancers who want to brush up on their technique. Sign up for the whole 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!

Portland Adult Education Building, 14 Locust St. Portland, ME, Room 10 (Upstairs)
The entrance to the parking lot is on Cumberland Ave. right next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (near the intersection of Cumberland and Boyd). You can also enter from Congress Street, right across from the Portland Food Co-op.
Registration through Portland Adult Ed or register with Lindy Maine.

Cost: $12/class or $62/6 weeks

January Session 1/6/18 – 2/10/18
February Session 2/17/18 – 3/24/18
March Session 3/31/18 – 5/5/18

Take one session or take them all. New material will be presented in each session, but will also be appropriate for beginners.

And….parking is available!

Free Handbalance Workshop @ Metta Studios
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Free Handbalance Workshop @ Metta Studios | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Hey, folks! Want to try a handbalance class? For FREE? Meet us at Metta Studios, in the Pepperell Mill Campus, this next Saturday, April 28th from 12 – 1:30 pm! We’re partnering up with Metta Studios to host a series of Handbalance Workshops – and the first one’s FREE! Come check it out, meet the great ladies at Metta, and get upside down with us! This class is geared toward adults, and kids over 10 years of age who have their parent’s written permission.
Learn more at https://www.thesellamcircus.com/learn

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/168435843866081/