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Jan
7
Mon
Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen! @ Bright Star World Dance
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 6:45 pm
Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen! @ Bright Star World Dance

Save $10 when you sign up by December 21! Lean movements, rhythms, and cultural context of Egyptian style belly dance dance in a friendly and supportive environment during this 12-week class for total beginners.

YOU are perfect for belly dance, right now. You don’t need to lose weight or be flexible. You just need to be ready to have fun learn something new!

People of all genders, backgrounds, and body types are welcome, ages 14+. Yoga/exercise wear, bare feet. Jingly hip scarves and finger cymbals available to borrow or buy at class.

Reserve your spot today at rosanoreen.com !

When: January 7-April 10, 2019, Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM
How Much: $154/seven-week class
Discount: Save $10 if you sign up by December 11!
http://rosanoreen.com/

Mar
18
Mon
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Mar 18 @ 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

Mar
19
Tue
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom
Mar 19 all-day
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom

Join Portland Swing Project for Beginning Swing Dance Classes! We provide clear step-by-step instruction, plenty of practice time to build confidence and you never need a partner – we rotate in class so you meet and dance with everyone. And it’s fun! We promise.

FMI: www.portlandswingproject.com/tuesday-classes-a–b-level.html

Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Mar 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

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!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Open House at Jade Integrated Health @ Jade Integrated Health
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open House at Jade Integrated Health @ Jade Integrated Health

Join our clinical and administrative staff at our Portland Open House. We are excited to open our doors to our community and local healthcare providers.

Don’t miss this fun evening with light appetizers, door prizes, yoga and chair massages. We will be drawing for gift certificate, yoga passes and other free services all evening.

Free 20-minute All-Level Yoga Classes will occur 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Jade supplies all mats and props, but you are welcome to bring your own. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Chair massages will be available on a first come, first service basis by our amazing providers.

Where: 1023 Washington Ave, Portland ME 04103
When: March 19th, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Parking: We have a parking lot in front on our building, for extra parking please park on Canco Road or Felicia Lane.
Bus: We are also on a city bus route

We look forward to meeting you! ♥

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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 Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Midcoast Conservancy will offer a full moon hike (or snowshoe) at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Enjoy a crisp evening illuminated by the glow of the moon and discover a new way of being in the woods. At night, sounds become more pronounced; listen for owls and the rustling of nighttime foragers along the trail.
Meet at the gate at HVNC at 6:50 pm. Dress warmly, wear shoes with good grips and a hiking stick if desired, snack, drink and flashlight or headlamp. Your guide will lead the hike to shore of Little Dyer Pond, to watch the moon rise over the water. The hike will be about 40 minutes each way, and of moderate ease. Snowshoes are available by reservation, or bring your own, if we have snow.

No dogs, please.

REGISTER

FMi: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-hike-8/

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Mar 19 @ 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

Mar
20
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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/

Beginner Swing Dancing Class with Lindy Maine @ The Dance Hall
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner Swing Dancing Class with Lindy Maine @ The Dance Hall

Beginner swing dancing is fun, active, and social! You don’t need a partner and you don’t need any experience. Total beginners are VERY welcome. 8-week progressive session starts Wednesday, 2/6. A 30-minute practice session follows class.

$12 for drop-in class
$80 for all 8 weeks
More info at lindymaine.weebly.com/swing.html

Wednesdays, 2/6/19 through 3/27/19 (8 weeks) in Kittery
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Swing Dancing/6-Count Swing, A1
7 – 7:30 pm – Practice Session

Wednesdays, 4/3/19 through 5/22/19 (8 weeks) in Kittery
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Swing Dancing/Charleston, A3
7 – 7:30 pm – Practice Session

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Mar 20 @ 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

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Mar 20 @ 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

Mar
21
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 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

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Mar 21 @ 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 Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom

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.

FMI: www.portlandswingproject.com/thursday-night-stomp.html

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

Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Mar 22 @ 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

Free Fitness Friday at the OA Performance Center @ OA Performance Center
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Fitness Friday at the OA Performance Center @ OA Performance Center

Join the crew at the OA Performance Center each Friday for a FREE workout. You will be put through a warm up and then get to choose from 5 different workouts while working with the knowledgeable coaching staff. Trying to start a new routine? Looking for a new and exciting place to train? Try the OA Performance Center for FREE from 3 pm – 6 pm every Friday!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1920175418059843/

Mar
23
Sat
Saturday Morning Yoga @ Patagonia
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Yoga @ Patagonia

Join us at Patagonia Freeport for weekly Saturday morning yoga with instructor Amanda Macleod. All levels welcome.

B.Y.O.M! (Bring your own mat!)

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2360983973919855/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Mar 23 @ 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
Mar 23 @ 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

Mar
24
Sun
Maine Maple Sunday @ Maine Maple Producers Association
Mar 24 all-day
Maine Maple Sunday @ Maine Maple Producers Association

The Maine Maple Producers Association welcomes you to join Maine’s Maple Syrup Producers, statewide, as they celebrate Maine Maple Sunday. Most sugarhouses offer free maple syrup samples and demonstrations on how pure Maine maple syrup is made. Many farms offer games, activities, treats, sugarbush tours, music, and so much more.
Maine Maple Sunday is always the fourth Sunday in March although some sugarhouses are offering events for both Saturday and Sunday. Please be sure to read the description of each sugarhouse to know what times they will be open and the activities they offer.
Visit mainemapleproducers.com/about-maine-maple-sunday/ for an interactive map of all participating sugarhouses.

Mary’s Walk & Kerrymen 5K @ Starts at Thornton Academy
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm
Mary's Walk & Kerrymen 5K @ Starts at Thornton Academy | Saco | Maine | United States

Mary’s Walk began in 1999 as a unique way to recognize and remember Mary Kerry Libby, a much-loved member of the Saco-Biddeford community who passed away from Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

What started as a simple memorial stroll through town with a few hundred people has evolved into a major community effort that has attracted over 50,000 participants in its 20-year span and raised over $3 million to support Maine-based cancer programs.

Last year Mary’s Walk, and its companion run, the Kerrymen 5K, raised nearly $250,000 and attracted 2,000 participants to downtown Saco.

Thanks to advances in the understanding of cancer, Burkitt’s Lymphoma now has an effective treatment that saves lives every year. We will continue to support the memory of Mary and all men and women who suffer from every type of cancer until we can proudly celebrate a Maine without cancer.

Slancha!

FMI:maryswalk.org

Bushwacking Around Mount Pisgah @ Mount Pisgah
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bushwacking Around Mount Pisgah @ Mount Pisgah

Stewardship Director Jean-Luc Theriault will lead an “off-trail” excursion on Mount Pisgah to visit special places that are typically less accessible. Participants should plan on bringing snowshoes, skis, or ice grippers and should be comfortable travelling off trail in winter conditions.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1225333507633646/

Bushwacking around the Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area @ Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bushwacking around the  Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area @ Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area

Stewardship Director Jean-Luc Theriault will lead an “off-trail” excursion on Mount Pisgah to visit special places that are typically less accessible on Sunday, March 24 at 1 pm. Participants should plan on bringing snowshoes, skis, or ice grippers and should be comfortable traveling off trail in winter conditions. Meet at the Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area parking lot in Winthrop, on Mount Pisgah Road. Free and open to all.
For more information and directions, please visit our website, www.tklt.org or call 207-377-2848 or email KBrewer@tklt.org
Photo: Jane Davis

FMI: www.tklt.org/upcomingevents/2019/3/24/bushwacking-around-the-mount-pisgah-community-conservation-area

Mar
25
Mon
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Mar 25 @ 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

Spring Class Series: Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra at Maine Audubon @ Maine Audubon - Gilsland Farm
Mar 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Spring Class Series: Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra at Maine Audubon @ Maine Audubon - Gilsland Farm

Join Deb Cook for the return of longer days, springtime energies, and Monday Night Yoga. Beginning Monday, March 25, Deb will lead a weekly class blend of Meditation, Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation as we tune in to the emergence of spring. This popular class is open to all levels, no experience and all experience is welcome.

Class begins at 5:15pm with a 10-minute guided meditation to cultivate relaxation and awareness. This is followed by a mix of gentle yoga and ends with a Yoga Nidra (a guided relaxation that relaxes and restores core energy). Participants can come for the full 75 minutes or arrive at 5:30 as schedules allow.

Deb is a Kripalu-certified Yoga Teacher and Kripalu-certified Yoga Nidra Guide, and has been leading meditation and yoga classes and retreats at beautiful nature-based locations in Maine for 20 years. Please bring your own mat and any props you may like to use in your practice. Feel free to contact Deb for more information at liveyourpractice@gmail.com.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/583705488761231/

Mar
26
Tue
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom
Mar 26 all-day
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom

Join Portland Swing Project for Beginning Swing Dance Classes! We provide clear step-by-step instruction, plenty of practice time to build confidence and you never need a partner – we rotate in class so you meet and dance with everyone. And it’s fun! We promise.

FMI: www.portlandswingproject.com/tuesday-classes-a–b-level.html

Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Mar 26 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

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!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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

Mar
27
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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/

Beginner Swing Dancing Class with Lindy Maine @ The Dance Hall
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner Swing Dancing Class with Lindy Maine @ The Dance Hall

Beginner swing dancing is fun, active, and social! You don’t need a partner and you don’t need any experience. Total beginners are VERY welcome. 8-week progressive session starts Wednesday, 2/6. A 30-minute practice session follows class.

$12 for drop-in class
$80 for all 8 weeks
More info at lindymaine.weebly.com/swing.html

Wednesdays, 2/6/19 through 3/27/19 (8 weeks) in Kittery
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Swing Dancing/6-Count Swing, A1
7 – 7:30 pm – Practice Session

Wednesdays, 4/3/19 through 5/22/19 (8 weeks) in Kittery
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Swing Dancing/Charleston, A3
7 – 7:30 pm – Practice Session

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Mar 27 @ 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