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Gentle Yoga for Fun

$20

with Dianna Sproul

Calendar Jan 12, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Are you looking to continue your yoga practice, or start up a fresh new healthy habit with the new year? This class if for you! Join us for an hour-long class filled with gentle stretches, easy yoga sequences, relaxing restorative poses, breathing exercises, and an awareness/meditation practice. We welcome all ages and ability levels. You will need a yoga block, belt, pillow, and a willingness to try new things. Your health is in yours hands ~*~

Please note that this is an online class. The instructor will send out a Zoom link closer to the start date so you can access the class. If you are new to Zoom and need assistance, please contact Martie Crone at martie.crone@mdirss.org or call 288-4703 at least a day or so before the class begins.

BIO: For 17 years, through her personal yoga journey, Dianna has enjoyed enhanced physical health, pain management, and greater awareness. Earning teaching certification at Nepal Yoga Home, Kathmandu, she teaches steadily in-person (when possible) and online classes. Let her share the tools of health with you!Dianna's email is lightongranite@gmail.com.

Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 1)
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Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 1)

$32

with Wendy Lessard

Online class: Essentrics is a full body, dynamic, and fluid workout that combines lengthening and strengthening. Developing strong, lean muscles will improve your posture. Perfect for men and women of most fitness levels. Each workout rebalances the muscles and joints of your body and can rehab injuries. Each class will leave you feeling energized, stronger, joyous, and healthy. Supplies needed: exercise mat, chair, strap/thera-band/towel, yoga blocks or similar object.

Instructor Bio: Wendy's been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006, and has held National Board Certification in Massage and Teaching. She has a lifelong interest in movement, fitness and health. She strongly believes in helping others find the tools needed to transform their fitness, health and resiliency.

NOTE: you must provide us with a valid email when you register so we can send you a link to the class.

There will be further opportunities to continue working with Wendy once this class is over.

Marine Intertidal Ecology

$45

with Alana Luzzio

Calendar Jan 21, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course will explore global intertidal ecology, from coral reefs to mangroves to salt marshes! We will explore the various ecosystems, the critters that call them home and climate change.

Please note that this is an online class. We will send out a Zoom link closer to the start date so you can access the class. Check your spam folder! If you are new to Zoom and need assistance, please contact Martie Crone at martie.crone@mdirss.org or call 288-4703 at least a day or so before the class begins. A child may join a parent for this class under the same registration.

NO CLASS ON FEB 18.

As one enthusiastic participant said, "[Alana] created a low tide monster of me!"

BIO: Alana is a marine biologist and have done research in the Gulf of Maine, Gulf of California, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. She is passionate about marine biology and science communication.

Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 2)

$32

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Feb 24, 2021 at 7 am, runs for 4 weeks

Online class: Essentrics is a full body, dynamic, and fluid workout that combines lengthening and strengthening. Developing strong, lean muscles will improve your posture. Perfect for men and women of most fitness levels. Each workout rebalances the muscles and joints of your body and can rehab injuries. Each class will leave you feeling energized, stronger, joyous, and healthy. Supplies needed: exercise mat, chair, strap/thera-band/towel, yoga blocks or similar object.

Instructor Bio: Wendy's been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006, and has held National Board Certification in Massage and Teaching. She has a lifelong interest in movement, fitness and health. She strongly believes in helping others find the tools needed to transform their fitness, health and resiliency.

NOTE: you must provide us with a valid email when you register so we can send you a link to the class.

There will be further opportunities to continue working with Wendy once this class is over.

Kripalu Yoga with Ezra

$20

with Ezra Sassaman

Calendar Feb 25, 2021 at 12 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Kripalu Yoga with Ezra is a relaxing midday pause from working at home and sheltering inside through the pandemic winter. 

 

This session is perfect for first-time and beginning yogis. Each hour-long class combines breath and body awareness, gentle stretches, and strengthening exercises. Classes balance mind and body, create opportunities for self-reflection, and aim to leave participants in a state of serene calm.

 

Our seven-week session has a “sets of seven” theme, including the colors of the rainbow, chakras, seven-letter words, and more!

 

Supplies needed: exercise mat, yoga blocks/blanket optional

 

Instructor Bio: Ezra completed his yoga teacher training at Kripalu in 2019. He hoped to teach in person, but began offering yoga over Zoom instead because of the pandemic.

 

As the rare yoga teacher who can't touch his toes, Ezra understands yoga means something different for every person. He hopes to bring the practice to students who think they are “bad at yoga” and convince them there is no such thing!

 

This is a live, online meeting via Zoom. Participants will receive a link (see your email) to join the class 1-2 days before the first class. If you need help with Zoom, contact MDI Adult Ed at least 2 days before the class begins for assistance.

Gardening: Grow Your Own Organic Garden INTEREST LIST

Free

We anticipate being able to offer this highly popular class offered by MOFGA! The date is to be determined, but you can pre-register here. When the class details are available, we will notify you to complete the registration process.

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. Topics covered: soil science, enriching soil, fundamentals of composting, crop rotation, use of green manures, plant vs week identification, weed control, dealing with pests, etc. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener in our area. Free seeds will be provided! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.





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