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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Fitness

QiGong: Organ Cleansing Form

$55

with Lisa Bouchard

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Pronounced "chee gong," QiGong is a traditional Chinese form of stress relief that doesn't put undue strain on ligaments, muscles or joints. Discover how to coordinate your breath, use the slow and elegant movements (forms) of the organ cleansing form and stimulate qi (vital energy) in your meridians and different organ systems. Once the forms are learned it takes about 10 minutes to complete this full body tune-up. The practice is ideal for building a sense of profound calm while enhancing your stamina, balance, body awareness and flexibility.

Note: Chairs will be provided for those who have difficulty standing for long periods of time as the moves are easily adapted to the seated position.

Required: Proof of registration, wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Lisa Bouchard is a licensed acupuncturist and owner of MassageCraft & Acupuncture Clinic. She is a certified instructor of the Wuji Hundun and organ cleansing forms through Community Awake with instructor Francesco Garripoli.

Full Course

Outdoor Yoga

$49

with Jessy Lynn Ostara

Calendar May 4, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while turning inward with this gentle movement class. Hatha yoga is accessible and all experience levels are welcome, but it is recommended for those who can easily move between reclined, seated, kneeling and standing positions.

Note: Class will be moved indoors to the Saco Learning Center (80 Common St.) in case of inclement weather. Jessy will text by 8:30 AM, IF class is to be moved indoors. No class 5/18 or 5/25.

Required: Proof of registration. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks (or thick books), a yoga strap (or long scarf), a blanket, water and (optional) bug spray.

Jessy Lynn Ostara, a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor, has years of experience teaching several movement modalities. Her concentration is in meditative belly dance, yin, hatha and chair yoga. She is also a certified meditation teacher through the ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Healing Arts.

Chair Yoga

$49

with Jessy Lynn Ostara

Calendar May 4, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

This gentle yoga class offers all the benefits of yoga without the need to get down to (and up from) the floor. Yoga postures are adapted for practicing seated or standing using the chair for support when needed. You will be guided through yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques with a focus on releasing tension, improving flexibility and creating mindfulness. No class 5/18 or 5/25.

Required: Proof of registration. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and bring an extra layer. All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary.

Jessy Lynn Ostara, a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor, has years of experience teaching several movement modalities. Her concentration is in meditative Belly Dance, Yin, Hatha and Chair yoga. She is also a certified meditation teacher through ShivaShakti school of Yoga and Healing Arts.

Full Course

Jazzercise! - Spring

$85

with Chelsea Hardy

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Build strong, lean muscles by combining a high-intensity dancing cardio session with a targeted toning portion that includes strength training as you explore two class formats: Cardio Sculpt and Power Sculpt. Wear what’s comfortable for you; fitted, flexible fabrics are always a solid start. Supportive cross-trainers or any athletic shoe should work.

Required: Proof of registration. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat.

LOCATION CHANGE to Jameson Elementary, OOB.

Chelsea Hardy has been a certified Jazzercise instructor since 2016. Her favorite part about Jazzercise is that each class is a total body workout perfectly blending fitness and fun!

Aerial Yoga Section II

$85

with Ashley Marie Jolly

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Classes in aerial yoga include flips, tricks and inversions. By keeping the swing at hip height, it transforms into a hammock that supports you during backbends and inversions and offers a unique way to build core, arm and leg strength. You'll flow and fly in your aerial swing during these 50-minute lessons, fusing the grace of yoga with the freedom of flight. No class 5/27.

Required: Proof of registration. Please wear comfortable workout-type clothes but nothing too loose, and be prepared to go barefoot.

Ashley Jolly holds an Associates degree in Nutrition, practices as a licensed Nutrition Dietetic Technician Registered, and is certified in both barre and aerial yoga. Her main focuses are on strength, stability, and flexibility, as she finds these to be the trifecta of great fitness.

Full Course

QiGong: Organ Cleansing Form Section II

$55

with Lisa Bouchard

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Pronounced "chee gong," QiGong is a traditional Chinese form of stress relief that doesn't put undue strain on ligaments, muscles or joints. Discover how to coordinate your breath, use the slow and elegant movements (forms) of the organ cleansing form and stimulate qi (vital energy) in your meridians and different organ systems. Once the forms are learned it takes about 10 minutes to complete this full body tune-up. The practice is ideal for building a sense of profound calm while enhancing your stamina, balance, body awareness and flexibility.

Note: Chairs will be provided for those who have difficulty standing for long periods of time as the moves are easily adapted to the seated position.

Required: Proof of registration, wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Lisa Bouchard is a licensed acupuncturist and owner of MassageCraft & Acupuncture Clinic. She is a certified instructor of the Wuji Hundun and organ cleansing forms through Community Awake with instructor Francesco Garripoli.

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