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  • *NEW MELT and Yoga

    Combine the elements of the MELT method with yoga and deepen your yoga practice by easing wrist strain and improving extensibility in the rib cage to improve breathing, and reduce lower back discomfort. Explore this six-week combination and feel the difference in your body and mind.
  • *NEW Wellness Wednesdays

    Family Wellness is now offering medical education classes the first Wednesday of each month. With a new topic and speaker each meeting. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. with a 30-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q & A. Look for these upcoming topics:  September - Goal Setting presented by Sara Johnson, Sanford HealthOctober - Wellness and Mental Health presented by Linda Jo Volness, CNSNovember - Wellness and Weight Management presented by Sara Johnson, Sanford HealthDecember - Year-end Celebration with food
  • Arthritis Foundation Water Exercise

    Exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from a trained instructor, will help you gain strength and flexibility, while decreasing pain and stiffness. Anyone who has been diagnosed with arthritis or who routinely experiences joint pain, stiffness, and/or limited range of motion is invited to attend. The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water makes this program an ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness and is beneficial for those with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. The water provides gentle resistance to build muscle strength and supports joints to encourage free movement. This program is a fun and safe way to stay fit; the ability to swim is not required. Lockers are available in dressing rooms; participants are responsible for their own padlocks.
  • Couples Yoga Workshop

    This fun and unique date allows you and your partner to connect on a whole new level. Couples are invited to be guided through a series of deeply relaxing yoga poses, assists, and simple yoga massage techniques. This fun, noncompetitive workshop is designed to build trust, communication, joy and intimacy through the power of unified movement and compassionate touch. Expect a light, fun, romantic atmosphere perfect for all levels of yoga. No experience with yoga is necessary. Bring yoga mats, towels and water bottles; mats available in studio. *Cost is per couple 
  • Gentle Somatic Yoga

    If you experience muscle pain, limited mobility, poor posture and uncoordinated movement, gentle somatic yoga can empower you to take control of your own healing process. This class is designed to increase your awareness of the way you move and identify habitual dysfunctional movement patterns. Experience a slow, progressive awakening of the muscles while focusing on releasing overworked, tight, contracted muscles. You will learn exercises to relieve tension in your neck and shoulders, lower back, hips and knees. Learn to re-pattern habitual movement patterns to increase energy and coordinate healthier movements to improve balance and coordination and experience pain relief. Experience a sense of calm and bliss through meditation to complete your practice. Give yourself the gift of awareness. Bring an exercise mat, towel and water bottle.
  • Hormonal Imbalance: What You Need to Know

    The body is an extremely complex network of organs and glands communicating by use of hormones, which influence numerous body functions. Millions of people suffer from unnecessary fatigue, sleeplessness, challenging weight loss, and symptoms associated with age-related hormonal decline. This course will explore the many options in treating common concerns of individuals such as low thyroid, digestive problems, menopause, PMS symptoms and general hormone imbalances. Learn about bio-identical hormone therapy, traditional hormone therapy, complementary alternative medicine, healthy living strategies, and supplements that will assist hormone imbalances and optimize well-being. This course is taught by a pharmacist specializing in hormone education and therapies. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Fee includes a book on nutrition.
  • Labyrinth Walk

    Labyrinths are centuries old and have been used in many different ways and for different reasons. We will discuss the origins of the Charles Cathedral labyrinth that we will be using and walk the labyrinth utilizing a three-fold walking pattern that enhances meditation and connection to the earth. Jan Nelson, director of HeartSprings, has been leading exercises on the labyrinth for more than 15 years. Come and join her for a meditative evening.
  • MELT Anti-Aging Workshop

    Learn the MELT method. This simple self-treatment technique using the specialized soft body roller and MELT treatment balls can create powerful healing changes by tapping into the neurofascial system. The neurofascial system is the nervous system and connective tissue system which creates a whole-body communication network that supports, protects, and stabilizes us in motion and at rest. You will learn how to relieve chronic aches and pains, prevent injuries, create effortless stability, and move with ease and grace.This workshop offers participants more experience and practice time while offering new students an overview of the program. If you have a few minutes a day to help yourself look good and feel fantastic, this simple self-treatment technique is for you. The anti-aging series, featuring the 50-second and five-minute facelift, will show you how you can reduce the sagging skin on your face and neckline and give yourself a facelift daily. Learn how to stimulate the cells that produce collagen in your skin and restore your skin's natural hydration from the inside out. Take home seven tips for great-looking skin. You will learn other easy self-treatment techniques that use the MELT soft body roller and treatment balls to reduce common aging issues, including aches and pains, cellulite, stiffness and difficulty sleeping. Bring a bottle of water, exercise mat and towel.
  • MELT Release: Decompress

    Decompression techniques realign the body and reacquire space lost in the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. Release techniques make immediate changes in alignment and restore natural curves. Release joint compression that contributes to chronic pain, inflammation and discomfort. Decompressing your neck, low back, joints of the spine, hands and feet, can improve your posture, range of motion, and whole body communication. Bring an exercise mat, towel and water bottle.
  • T'ai Chi Chih: Land Class for All Fitness Levels

    Looking for better health? Happiness? Peace of mind? Learn how to circulate and balance the intrinsic energy, the vital force of the body, known as Chi in Chinese. This set of 19 movements and one pose is a soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by tens of thousands of people around the world. It's easy to learn and brings benefits to many -- including peace of mind, improved health and, simply, joy.