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.
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
Join Teens To Trails on Saturday, August 18th at L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park for the 2nd Annual Life Happens Outside Festival, an interactive, outdoor and family-friendly event to celebrate outdoor activities and lifestyles. This community event will benefit the work of T3, a local nonprofit dedicated to educating, engaging and inspiring Maine teens to build meaningful outdoor skills and provide access to incredible outdoor experiences such as camping at Acadia National Park or cross-country skiing to Maine Huts & Trails.
This weekend event is free for all ages and abilities promotes Teens To Trails efforts to provide programming, gear and opportunities to teens that gives them more access to outdoor opportunities. Our goal is to EDUCATE youth, teens and families on how and where to get outside, ENGAGE with our communities to encourage more time spent outdoors and INSPIRE the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and stewards.
Attention all animal-loving yogis! Have you heard of Graze in Peace? This wonderful place is a farm animal sanctuary and care farm in Durham Maine. They offer lifelong homes to rescued farm animals. Their mission follows a similar path to yogic principles: founded in 2006 by vegan co-founders Deborah and Carl Schwink, the farm is dedicated to providing a caring home to rescued and unwanted farm animals. They also provide a space for healing, learning and reacquainting with personal power through nature for humans too – people are welcome to walk their grounds and observe the animals, as well as participate in programs designed to re-establish connection between human beings and animals traditionally considered food or livestock.
Hustle and Flow is humbled to offer a power flow class led by Liz Kovarsky at Graze in Peace on August 19th! Liz will guide participants through her loving, supportive power flow out on the farmland with a group of the farm residents – including pigs, sheep, chickens and llamas – as they do what farm animals do… enjoy the land and the abundance of nature.
We humans spend a lot of time indoors, and we all know that it is healthy to get outside to a place where we can’t hear cars whizzing past or sirens blaring. But it’s also important for us to understand where our food comes from. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or any shade of green in between, understanding the power of these animals is a gift.
For instance, did you know that at just two weeks old, piglets can recognize their mother’s voice, and will run toward her when she calls them? Some mother pigs have been observed singing to their piglets when they’re nursing. Plus, once adults, pigs can run up to 11 miles per hour. That’s a five and a half minute mile – if you’re a runner, you know how fast that is.
All of these animals have knowledge and power to share with us, and a story to tell about our culture’s ideas about farm animals. I’ve never become acquainted with a pig, sheep or llama, but of the chickens I’ve known, some of them are cuddlers and want to be held or petted, while others are little jerks who are moody and unpredictable. Just like us! And just as there is a place for each of us, Graze in Peace makes a place for every farm animal they can accommodate who needs a healthy home.
Hustle and Flow will be donating a portion of the funds from this class to Graze in Peace to help support their operation and the expansion of the farm to help more animals and visitors. Please join us for this very special day of learning in the joy of movement with our four-legged and winged friends.
Graze in Peace Flow is on August 19th at 10:30 am at Graze in Peace in Durham Maine. Bring your own mat, water and anything else you may need for a yoga class. Purchase tickets here and we’ll see you out under the sun!
Join Metta Studios Monday nights in Clifford Park for an hour long accessible yoga flow class. Classes are by donation with a portion of all proceeds to benefit the Friends of Clifford Park! All bodies welcome!
Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!