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

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

Education / Fitness / Health


12th Annual Bloomington Polar Bear Plunge

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fairfax Beach, Fairfax Road, Bloomington IN

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

29 Saturday / September 29, 2018

Lotus Festival Unwind Yoga Part 1

10:00 am to 12:00 am

Restore yourself mid-Festival with a unique yoga experience set inside a special art installation. Students of all levels are welcome to join this accessible practice and encouraged to work at their own level. Sessions contain multiple segments and participants may drop in or leave as they choose. Multiple teachers will be on hand to demonstrate and assist.

Presented by Samantha Eibling Yoga.

All donations support Lotus Blossoms, the educational outreach program of the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.

Festivals / Fitness / Health

30 Sunday / September 30, 2018

Lotus Festival Unwind Yoga Part II

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center-Rose Firebay

Unwind and restore with a unique yoga experience after an exciting Festival weekend. Students of all levels are welcome to join this accessible practice and encouraged to work at their own level. Sessions contain multiple segments and participants may drop in or leave as they choose. Multiple teachers will be on hand to demonstrate and assist.

Presented by Samantha Eibling Yoga.

Fitness / Health

7 Sunday / October 7, 2018

Run for the Animals 5K & Barktoberfest Event

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Karst Farm Park Grounds

Please join us to be a part of the annual community Run for the Animals 5K & Barktoberfest event, coming up on Sunday, October 7th. The Run for the Animals is a timed 5K run/walk and event along the Karst Farm Park grounds, with all of the proceeds benefiting the programs and services of MCHA. Barktoberfest, happening both during and after race events, includes vendors, an off-leash dog play area, dog contests, demonstrations, and many other fun activities for both families and furry friends! This event is so important to the Monroe County Humane Association and our ability to provide many programs and services that would otherwise not exist in our community. MCHA aims to work towards a more humane future for Monroe County pets by coordinating accessible veterinary care through the Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic, offering a free pet food and supply resource pantry, humane education, funding assistance for spay/neuter surgeries, and coordinating a pet therapy program – many lives, human and animal alike, are touched by the work of MCHA.
In 2017, we welcomed our 200 runners and walkers and 100 furry friends to the event! Full event details can be found at our website www.monroehumane.org, including how to register to participate! Questions about becoming a vendor or sponsor? Contact Kimberly Goy at kgoy@monroehumane.org
Come Run with the Animals of Monroe County!

Animals / Benefits / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / Fitness / Outdoors / Volunteering

11 Sunday / November 11, 2018

Bicentennial Veterans Day 5K Run/Ruck

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
RCA Community Park

Presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Indiana National Guard
Sunday, November 11 at RCA Community Park, 1400 W. RCA Park Drive, Bloomington, Ind.
$25/person; $22.50/military & first responders
For ages 18 yrs. & up
Check-in Noon/5K Run 1 p.m./5K Ruck 2 p.m.

Honor our city’s Bicentennial year and our nation’s veterans with our first ever 5k trail run & ruck event.

“Rucking” is a military-inspired workout, involving a fast-paced walk carrying a weighted pack. The Ruck challenge will be completed as a group, with obstacles and challenges placed throughout the trail. The ruck will be led by local members of various branches of the military.

The run and ruck are for adults ages 18 yrs. and up, but there are family-friendly games and entertainment at RCA Community Park throughout the event. Bloomington-area veterans services will be on site to connect with military members and their families.

The first 50 registered participants are guaranteed a race T-shirt. Water and snacks for all runners and ruckers are provided. The registration fee includes the 5K Run, the 5K Ruck, or both. Indicate the events you will participate in when registering.

Pre-register online at bloomington.in.gov/parks by Nov. 9. On-site registration is available with credit card only.

For more information contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov.

Fitness / Health / Outdoors / Sports

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