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Acupressure for Stress & Anxiety
with Meret C Bainbridge
Acupressure, finger pressure on acupuncture points, is a simple, safe, easy to learn, on-the-go tool for self care. Acupressure can help calm the busy monkey mind, increase mental focus and relaxation, and help you get a good nights sleep. Learn effective pressure points for relaxation and stress relief. In this hands on class, learn common acupressure points by giving yourself a mini treatment. Wear comfortable clothing.
Meret Bainbridge, L.Ac., is the owner of Acupuncture by Meret and has been practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1997. She is a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure with 20+ years experience.
Acupressure Shoulder & Neck Release
with Meret C Bainbridge
Acupressure, finger pressure on acupuncture point, is a simple, effective technique originating in the rich tradition of Asian medicine. This class will focus on releasing shoulder and neck tension. Give and receive a simple 5-step protocol of acupressure points in the shoulder and neck region, followed by a 5-step protocol of centering points for relaxation and calming, done lying down or sitting. Register with a friend for future practice, single participants will be matched for in-class practice.
Required: 2 bed pillows and cushioned blanket for your treatment table and comfortable clothing.
Meret Bainbridge, L.Ac., is the owner of Acupuncture by Meret, and has been practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1997. She is a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure with 20+ years experience.
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All About Lyme Disease
with Dr Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA
Learn what Lyme disease is, prevention, recognizing symptoms and co-infections; as well as discussing some of the controversies and how to ask your doctor to do a proper work up. This talk will be entertaining and informative with plenty of chances to ask questions. Dr. McCloy's approach is to get to the root cause of your medical condition and fix them using natural methods, rather than simply covering up the symptoms with drugs which ultimately causes more symptoms.
Dr. Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA, is Medical Director/founder of Integrative Health Center of Maine and specializes in Lyme-literate treatment. He received his MD from NYMC, is dual board-certified Diplomate in both Family Medicine & Holistic Medicine.
with Penny Kusum Clum
Flexibility and Stress Reduction
We synchronize our breath with a series of physically therapeutic and intentional poses to improve flexibility, strength, decrease stress, develop mental focus and cultivate a calmer mind. Options are offered for all poses and this class is suitable for beginners or experienced people who can easily get up and down from the floor. Bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing, and minimize perfumes.
NOTE: This discounted introductory course is open to first time students at Kusum Institute Yoga only.
Penny Kusum Clum, E-RYT 500 & founder of Kusum Institute Yoga has been teaching yoga in Saco since 2003 and uses her unique skills to offer students the experience of a deeply peaceful and transformative environment.
Beautiful Summer Skin
with Amanda Kimball
Learn how easy and effective, caring for your skin without chemicals can be! Make and take home: bug spray, sun block, cool down mist and full-body moisturizer. You will love these all natural and purposeful products (both for their aroma and effectiveness). Leave with a list of ingredients and other supplies to always have on hand, a list of essential oils best for summer skin and the properties that make them so effective, and your handmade products! Tuition includes materials.
Amanda Kimball has been studying the use of essential oils for several years and creates homemade products ranging from therapeutic body care to toxic-free household cleaners. Her personal journey to find natural products for her health concerns has turned into a passion for sharing natural solutions with others.
Conquer Procrastination with Hypnosis
with Hugh Sadlier, MEd., BCH
Hypnosis can help you do now what you used to put off until later. You can release the potentially paralyzing stress, anxiety and tension connected with procrastination and create a comfortable, confident, new you.
Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 26 years, has worked with over 2600 people on more than 260 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at the Integrative Health Center of Maine in Portland.
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Create a Whole Food Anti-Inflammatory Diet
with Meghan Schoening
It is difficult to know what to eat when faced with the conflicting ideas about healthy vs not healthy foods. Get information to help you decipher fact from fiction. Learn strategies for implementing a whole foods diet even if you have limited time to cook and need to stick to a realistic budget. Receive step-by-step instructions for healthy eating and develop a deeper understanding of what foods will fuel your body best. No class April 19th.
Meghan Schoening earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College. She works at Boucher Family Chiropractic focusing on whole family wellness care and nutrition. In addition, Meghan is the owner of Balanced Wellness offering nutrition classes and detox.
DIY Natural Bodycare
with Dalton Link
Make your own natural body care products!In this hands-on class, students will learn the advantages and benefits of do-it-yourself body care! Craft your own body spray, facial scrub, and deodorant with clean! You will learn the secrets of how simple, minimally processed ingredients can help your skin feel refreshed and glowing. Guided along by a Whole Foods Market Bodycare expert, these apothecary techniques will give you the skills to make body care gifts for all your friends and family. Each student will create and take home a body spray, facial scrub, and deodorant each. Natural ingredients supplied by Whole Foods Market.
Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist at Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME and finds joy in making clean products that his friends and family can use. His years at Whole Foods Market have fulfilled his passion for organic and healthy food and he is excited to share the many merits of natural skin care with you.