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Move Waste from Your Waist!
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Move Waste from Your Waist!


with Sally Ring

Calendar Mar 29, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A scientifically proven plan that provides a roadmap to better health with a focus on living a longer, healthier life. Not all fat is created equal. Learn which types are more harmful and how to lose weight and keep it off. Discover a simple test that can evaluate your overall health, heal the body through movement, know the best types of exercise for your body and create a movement plan that works.

Sally Ring became a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in 2018 after working in the fitness industry for many years. She enjoys educating, motivating and encouraging people to live healthier lifestyles.

Fatigue, Fogginess, Fear & Food


with Stephanie Walsh

Calendar Apr 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What Your Brain May be Telling You - Session 3

Gut health is key to brain health!

What you eat can either support or compromise brain activity. Learn about the gut-brain connection, how stress, depression or anxiety affect your gut health and what foods or supplements are vital for optimal brain and gut health.

*Rescheduled from 3/14 due to snow storm.

Stephanie Walsh is a Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, as well as a Master Nutrition Therapist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® and Eating Psychology Coach.

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Best Hairstyles, Glasses & Necklines


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Apr 25, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

for Your Face Shape 

 Learn your face shape and tips for enhancing your appearance by working with your facial features. Discover hairstyle do’s and don’ts, as well as glasses, jewelry, clothing patterns and necklines that harmonize with your features. You’ll also be draped in different necklines so you can see which ones flatter you. Come on your own or grab a friend and learn some great tips that will help you look your best! 

Candace Sanborn, owner of Radiant Image, has 30 years of branding and marketing experience. Her mission is to apply her wealth of knowledge to people, particularly women, to increase their self-confidence by helping them feel great about their appearance and connect effectively with others.

Intro to Blending Herbs for Health


with Paula Kersch

Calendar Apr 27, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join the journey to understand herbs and their actions on and in your body. With a better understanding of how herbs work, you can select the right ones for you and your family’s health goals. Discuss herbal energetics and bringing the science to herbal medicine in order to understand why herbal application is not one size fits all. Learn to identify the herbal actions of 17 herbs, apply them through energetics for specific health focuses and formulate multiple herbs into teas for health. Get hands on while blending herbs for a personalized tea to take home!

Paula Kersch, trained herbalist and owner of Botanically Curious, offers boutique herbal experiences and products. She can be found formulating herbal blends and tending to her gardens, admires sustainable foraging and wildcrafts through modern and ancient herbal practices. Her focus on herbal actions and energetics allows her to bring the best in holistic health and wellness.

Stability, Mobility, Flexibility, & Adaptability for Daily Living


with Andra P Yanchenko

Calendar Apr 30, 2023 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Activities of daily living require a variety of movements. We will focus on exercises that apply to real-world situations and enhance your abilities to move through your day. Students should be able to bend and turn their bodies. Instruction will be for standing positions but accommodations can be made for folks who cannot stand. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Proof of registration required.

Andra Yanchenko specializes in fitness, functional movement and racquet sports. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, PTR Coach and YogaFit Instructor.

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Managing Stress & IBS


with Stephanie Walsh

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Understanding the link between Stress, Microbiota Dysbiosis & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Stress has been shown to imbalance the gut microbiota (community of bugs in your digestive tract) and even exacerbate IBS symptoms. Learn about this complicated condition and understand better how the body responds to stress, the six contributing factors of IBS, the role stress plays with IBS and the gut microbiota and nutrition and lifestyle changes that may help reduce or eliminate IBS. Now that’s good news!

Stephanie Walsh is a Master Nutrition Therapist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. She uses a holistic approach, treating each person as unique.

Nutrition’s Role in Bladder Health


with Brooke Robinson

Calendar May 15, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how urinary and bladder health impacts GI function and bowel regularity. Find out if that cranberry juice is helping keep the UTIs away and what other dietary adjustments can be made to promote a healthy bladder. Discuss tips for staying fully hydrated and diet-related strategies to help reduce symptoms of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence.

Brooke Robinson, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian working with clients individually and leading some group programs. She is also an adjunct faculty member at UNE as part of their graduate and undergraduate programs in nutrition.

The Health Benefits of Tea


with Marianne E Russo

Calendar May 16, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Tea is one of the most popular drinks of the 21st century and can be a valuable addition to the diet of those trying to keep fit, stay young and live longer. Review current research regarding the health benefits of tea from the tea plant (not herbal teas), as well as explore myths and beliefs about tea. Next, get a brief overview with examples of many different types of tea while learning the results of the latest research on tea and human health and traditions in cultures around the world that use tea medicinally. Discuss how tea gets from plant to cup while enjoying an assortment of teas.

Marianne Russo is a Certified Tea Specialist and owner of Nellie’s Tea Company. She studied under experts, including Pearl Dexter of Tea, A Magazine, and John Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. She has traveled to China and Japan's tea fields and factories, the World Tea Expo and tea rooms in the US and abroad.

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