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Dec
8
Sun
Santa Hustle Maine 5K @ The Maine Mall
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am
Santa Hustle Maine 5K @ The Maine Mall | South Portland | Maine | United States

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Maine Mall for the Santa Hustle® Maine 5K.

And you won’t ask Santa for anything else after you receive this year’s swag. It is THE perfect gift! Choose between a Full-Zip Women’s Cut Zip-Up or a Unisex Performance Hoodie and of course, wouldn’t be complete without the Santa Hat, Beard, and a festive Finisher Medal.

FMI: https://www.santahustle.com/maine/

Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K @ Ri Ra
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K @ Ri Ra | Portland | Maine | United States

What’s better than a festive 5K? A festive 5K followed by beer and brunch! Challenge your friends to support the trails and join RiRa Irish Pub, Portland Trails, and local brewers for a fabulous and festive holiday tradition.

All funds from the Holiday Dash support Portland Trails and the 70-mile network of trails in Greater Portland.

For more information https://trails.org/events-2/races/holiday-dash/.

Dec
10
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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

Paddleboard Yoga in the Pool @ Riverton Pool
Dec 10 @ 7:40 pm – 8:35 pm
Paddleboard Yoga in the Pool @ Riverton Pool

Keep the summer alive with Paddleboard Yoga in the Riverton Pool!

Great for improving balance, strengthening the body, and relaxing the mind.

All necessary equipment is provided. Just bring yourself and dress to get wet (it might happen).

Great class for any level of student. Lots of space to go at your own pace!

3 5-class sessions
sessions:

Nov 12th – Dec 10th
Jan 14th – Feb 11th
Mar 24th – Apr 21st

More info @ ashleyflowersyoga.com/sup-yoga/

Dec
11
Wed
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland
Dec 11 @ 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’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Dec 11 @ 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