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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.

Stress Reduction in COVID Times

$40

with Jen Harry

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Drawing from the fields of Mindfulness, Brain Science and the latest wellness research, in this 4-week series you will learn a variety of tools and techniques to help you deal with the uncertainty, anxiety, and the stress of these challenging times.  Each week will include guided relaxation and several new tools and practices that are designed to fit easily into your everyday life and help you find some calm amid the chaos.  This is a live online class. 

No class 02/16/21.

Jen Harry, BA is a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher who is committed to sharing tools and practices that fit easily into everyday life and help people navigate stress, uncertainty, anxiety and overwhelm as well as find more ease, peace and joy in life.  She has 15 years experience working in the mental health field and has been teaching Stress Reduction and Mindfulness in a variety of settings for the past 8 years.

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.

Mindful Eating in COVID Times

$40

with Jen Harry

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

COVID times have thrown us off kilter in all respects, including our eating habits.  In this 4-week class, we will compassionately explore and learn about the physical, emotional and environmental factors that can influence our food choices and eating patterns, with the intention of increasing awareness and creating a healthy balanced relationship with food.  Learn exactly what mindful eating is, the different types of hungers that drive our desire to eat, the science behind food cravings and willpower, as well as how nourishing ourselves with food affects our resiliency and can increase our overall well-being.  This is a live online class.

Makeup class, if needed, 04/06/21.

American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification
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American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification

$35

While MDI Adult Ed is unable to offer in person First Aid & CPR courses during the pandemic, we are committed to sharing courses offered by our partners and other organizations.   If you need any help connecting or preparing for this workshop, we are happy to support you!

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of emergencies.  If you're taking this course to meet OSHA requirements, please check with your workplace to determine if this online-only course is acceptable.  The course features award-winning simulation learning, an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting to help prepare you to recognize and respond to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults.

This course requires a PC or tablet with a high speed internet connection, does not work with Internet Explorer, and is not supported on smartphones.  Allow approximately 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the course.

Certification: Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification - an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account.  Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid.  There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

Continuing Education: Nurses, social workers, teachers and daycare providers and other professionals who need continuing education units to maintain licensure or certification can obtain CEUs through American Red Cross Training Services.

To learn more or to register for this workshop, go to the Red Cross Website.





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