Ongoing Health and Wellness ProgrammingNourishing body and soul through a variety of workshops including Bone Builders class, Yoga, Dance-Exercise and more.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 9 am to 10 am
Note: Space is limited and medical Clearance is required – contact us for availability
The Bone Builders Osteoporosis Prevention and Reversal Program is an effective combination of weight bearing, balance and stretching exercises. It also includes nutritional information and support for all stages of osteoporosis. Originally developed from the Strong Living Program of Tufts University, Bone Builders is a free, ongoing program open to all those age 50 and over with a concern for osteoporosis.
When followed diligently, the Bone Builders program and exercises can help the body to increase bone density and reverse the effects of osteoporosis.
Classes meet twice weekly, once for an hour with the second class having an additional quarter-hour for education. Classes include standing and sitting exercises, utilizing hand weights and ankle weights for resistance training. Weights are provided. Class leaders receive special training. Medical clearance is required. Classes are limited to fifteen people. For more information, contact us.
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Bone Builders in Action
Yoga with Geri Valentine
When: Most Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Cost: $10 per night.
Geri’s yoga training is in Kripalu yoga and Yin yoga, with advanced certification in both traditions. Kripalu yoga is also called meditation in motion. Both standing postures, sun and moon salutation flows and floor postures and pranayama ( breath practices) are included, as well as a closing relaxation.
Yin yoga is a series of floor postures that are held for three to five minutes, designed to pull and compress connective tissue, a wonderful rejuvenating practice especially beneficial for aging bodies.
Geri accepts beginners to advanced students, elderly, people recovering from joint replacement (even organ replacement!), and chronic pain sufferers… so classes are based in safety, modification, and practicing self-compassion.
For questions, contact Geri at 207-483-4679.