7 Tuesday / March 7, 2017

Yoga for MS | Therapeutic Yoga Class in Bloomington Indiana

09:15 am to 10:15 am
Contact EquiLibrium Yoga Therapy & Thai Massage for Information
https://www.equilibriumyogatherapy.com/

Yoga for MySelf: Yoga for MS | Yoga Therapy Class in Bloomington IN

We are pleased to offer Yoga for MySelf: Yoga Therapy for MS, a gentle yoga therapy class designed to address the specific needs and requirements of those with Multiple Sclerosis. This specialized yoga class has been offered in Bloomington for 12 years and is led by an experienced, C-IAYT yoga therapist specializing in yoga therapy for MS and other neurological conditions. Class size is restricted in order to ensure that proper attention and supervision are given to each attendee, and exercises and postures are modified as necessary. Ability, energy level, and knowledge of yoga will vary… We ask that attendees come to class with a sense of humor and respect for others.

Yoga Therapy Classes Include:
_ Gentle, modified Hatha Yoga appropriate for those with MS
_ Balancing of muscle groups, nerve stretches, hip and spine mobilization
_ Therapeutic yoga exercises to assist with proprioception, balance, gait
_ Learning to recognize forms of stress and tension in the body which can lead to fatigue, spasticity, falls
_ Focus on confidence and body-awareness
_ Using the breath as a natural support during yoga and to decrease overall fatigue and chronic pain

Yoga for Myself Classes meet on Tuesdays at 9:15am in a location appropriate for those with restricted mobility: Handicap accessible parking, no stairs, non-slip floors, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

_ Contact EquiLibrium Yoga Therapy & Thai Massage for Class Details
_ EquiLibriumYogaTherapy.com | 812.331.7423

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12th Annual Bloomington Polar Bear Plunge

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fairfax Beach, Fairfax Road, Bloomington IN
http://www.bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org

This year will marks the 12th Annual Plunge … January 1st at 11:00AM at Fairfax Beach near Four Winds Resort in Bloomington. It’s a plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Monroe – and a seriously fun time for all !!

The 2016 Polar Bear Plunge is a free event — everyone is welcome! Certificates of Achievement will be awarded to all registered participants. This year’s theme is ugly sweaters.

T-shirts commemorating the event will be available at the event. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales go to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

For more information, check out our website: bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org or email Cindy at cindyduffy@gmail.com”

Benefits / Comedy / Fitness / Outdoors

30 Saturday / March 30, 2019

Wim Hof Method – The Fundamentals

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Hoosier Heights, 1008 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403
http://respirewhm.com

Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified WHM Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment. Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology.

The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone.

The program generally kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and always includes a breathing session and an (optional) ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.

If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers cold in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method. MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND.

Fitness / Health

4 Thursday / April 4, 2019

Bloomington Walking Club

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Oct 31
Olcott Park (Meet at the Howard Young Pavilion at the end of the parking lot)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2269473363064758/

The Bloomington Walking Club is a weekly, informal group that walks on the paved trails surrounding Olcott Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Walkers choose their own pace. Dog- and stroller-friendly. Presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and IU Health Bloomington. For more information, contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov.

Fitness / Health / Outdoors

13 Saturday / April 13, 2019

Faces of ACEs – A Mental Health & Wellness Community Expo

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fairview Elementary School, 627 W 8th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/396594694218216/

ACEs are abuse, neglect or traumatic experiences that occur to children under age 18. These stressors in a child’s life can lead to both physical and mental health risks for them as adults. Learn what this means for you and your family. Learn how to build resiliency in yourself and others. AND have fun learning some fun new coping skills brought to you by the IU School of Social Work students!
This event is FREE and open to the public! It will offer Arts & Crafts, Music, On-Site Mental Health Therapists, Coping Skills toolboxes, and Resource Tables where you can find someone to help. This event is being presented by your Monroe County Systems of Care, a partnership of local organizations collaborating for the purpose of improving quality and access of mental health services in Monroe County.

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27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Wim Hof Method – The Fundamentals

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Hoosier Heights, 1008 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403
http://respirewhm.com

Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified WHM Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment. Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology.

The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone.

The program generally kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and always includes a breathing session and an (optional) ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.

If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers cold in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method. MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND.

Fitness / Health

5 Sunday / May 5, 2019

39th Annual Gene Flander Harmony School Golf Outing

07:30 am to 02:00 pm
Eagle Pointe Golf Course
http://www.harmonyschool.org/golf

Join us for the 39th Annual Gene Flander Golf Outing in support of the Miles Kanne Harmony School Scholarship Fund at Eagle Pointe Golf Course on Sunday, May 5th at 7:30 AM (rain date May 19th). Sponsorship opportunities available! Team fees are $600 or $150 per golfer with lunch provided by Bloomingfoods. All the proceeds support Harmony School in their mission to make it possible for students of all backgrounds and demographics to receive a high quality education while developing their own voice in the community. For more information, please contact golf@harmonyschool.org or visit www.harmonyschool.org/golf.

Education / Fitness / Outdoors

1 Saturday / June 1, 2019

Wim Hof Method – The Fundamentals

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Hoosier Heights, 1008 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403
http://respirewhm.com

Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified WHM Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment. Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology.

The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone.

The program generally kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and always includes a breathing session and an (optional) ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.

If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers cold in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method. MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND.

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