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Mind, Body & Soul

Moving Meditation


with Sara Leonard

Calendar Jan 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

T'ai Chi Chih Moving Meditation (TCCMM) is a powerful but gently-executed series of 20 movements that encourage a meditative state of well-being (not a martial arts form). Attention is paid to proper form, posture, alignment and moving with softness and continuity. Build muscle tone, balance, support chronic pain management and sleep issues. Enjoy a sense of calm and increased ability to come back to yourself when feeling stressed. The many benefits can vary and are often unique to each individual. Handouts provided to support your home practice. No class 1/20 & 2/17.

Sara Leonard has been practicing and receiving consistent instruction in TCCMM since 2012. She is an accredited teacher and remains in contact with her colleagues, her TCCMM community and keeps current with medical updates, teacher trainings and retreats.

Beginner Massage with a Partner


with Katherine Tomai

Calendar Jan 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

If you'd love to give someone a massage but aren't sure how to start, this class is perfect. Learn about the benefits of massage and get hands-on practice. The first night you will address shoulders, neck and head. The second class you will learn to relax arms and hands, feet and legs. The third evening you will learn to do a marvelous back rub. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a pillow, sleeping bag or mat. Course fee is per person.

Katie Tomai, Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of the NH Institute for Therapeutic Arts, specializes in Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage and working with injuries and chronic pain. She loves helping people find ways to address discomfort in their bodies and feel empowered in their own healing process.

Thyroid Health, Naturally


with Dr Aline Potvin, ND

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hypothyroidism is a common issue for many, particularly women. Medication may help only so much before fatigue, weight gain, brain fog and skin issues begin creeping in again. Join us for this crash course on thyroid function, why medication may not be the only answer and simple lifestyle strategies to get you on the road to recovery.

Dr. Aline Potvin is a Naturopathic Doctor, teacher and healthcare advocate. Working with patients in her health practice in Biddeford, ME she educates & support families to become independently healthy.

Weight Management with Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, MEd., BCH

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your ideal weight. Discuss new methods of weight reduction and practical solutions for your individual needs. Come away relaxed, empowered and equipped with tools and techniques to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. Bring a mat and/or pillow for extra comfort.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 28 years, has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at Integrative Health Center of ME.

Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation


with Susan Giarolo

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Come in, lay down, cover up and allow this guided relaxation to take you inward through the layers (koshas) of your being as you set a personal intention specific to your life. This method aids in healing, stress relief, addictions, feelings of loss and the release of long held behavioral patterns; leading to physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing and minimize the use of perfumes. No class 2/17.

Sue Giarolo, a Kripalu-trained 200 hour yoga instructor, is also certified in Let Your Yoga Dance, Restorative Yoga, YSR12, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Reiki I/II.

DIY Health Elixir


with Dalton Link

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Known as the Immortal Health Elixir by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2000 years ago, kombucha has tremendous health benefits extending to your heart, brain and gut. Find out about this ancient drink’s benefits and how to make it. Techniques, recipes, flavoring and bottling will be covered. Each student will be provided a starter scoby and a glass vessel to make kombucha at home.

Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist at Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME, as well as a burgeoning botanist with interests in mini cacti & succulents, urban farming, terrariums and bonsai trees.

What is EFT?


with Leah Wentworth

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Emotional Freedom Technique Tap your way to better health and joy with an introduction to your body’s energy system. Use EFT (or Tapping) to create emotional stability, reduce stress and pain, and create better health to bring more balance, peace and joy into your life. Experience the power of this simple tool and leave with the information you need to start using it!

Leah Wentworth, of Inner Wisdom Health & Wellness, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki and EFT/Tapping Practitioner. She is passionate about creating balance in the body’s energy system and providing guidance to reconnect with inner wisdom.

Metabolism Reboot


with Mary Moskowitz, MS, CHHC

Calendar Jan 30, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Struggling to lose weight and keep it off?

Learn the three keys to lasting weight loss. Find out the diet myths that are secretly sabotaging your weight loss efforts so you can end dieting forever! Discover a safe way to drop pounds and feel fully satisfied. Begin eating the foods that will support fat burning while avoiding the top fat-storing foods typical in the standard American diet.

Mary Moskowitz, MS, CHC, is a board certified Integrative Health Coach at Mainely Health & Nutrition. She specializes in autoimmune thyroid disease and healthy weight loss.​

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