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

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

Meditation 101: A Buddhist Approach

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, 47401

New Monthly Class
Meditation 101 : A Buddhist Approach
3rd Saturday of the Month 2-3:30pm
With Buddhist nun, Kelsang Kalden
This class is an introduction to the basics of meditation that is perfect for everyone! If you’ve ever wanted to start meditating, but didn’t know how or even why, this is the class for you! Or, if you have some experience with meditation but need to ask questions that will help your meditation practice improve and grow, this is also the perfect class for you.
Meditation is a way to calm the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily life ( our studies, work, our relationships). Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our inner positive potential , and helps us develop and find lasting joy and contentment.
When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.
This is a beginner course open to everyone. We provide chairs or cushions to sit on. No special clothing required.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – The New Meditation Handbook and How To Transform Our Life

Education / Health / Speakers

7 Wednesday / November 7, 2018

Being Bloomington: Being Peace

11:30 am to 01:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington IN

Being Bloomington: Being Peace
Free monthly community meditation at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, located at 114 E Kirkwood Ave in downtown Bloomington.

Meditation from 12-12:50pm
Doors at 11:30am

Cultivate inner peace through seated meditation, walking meditation, Tai Chi, QiGong, yoga, or your own style of stillness. Enjoy periods of silence accompanied by soothing live meditative music. This event is open to all. There is no cost to attend.

November 7 musical guest: Dena El Saffar and Tim Moore from Salaam, with oud, viola, nature sounds, and frame drums

Being Bloomington: Being Peace is an initiative to create a welcoming space for private meditation, peaceful reflection, and personal wellbeing, in a central, nonpartisan community environment.

The intention is to create a space where all people can deeply relax and find peace within.

For more information, visit the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeingPeaceBloomington or the Buskirk-Chumley website: https://bctboxoffice.org/event/being-bloomington/, or contact the Being Bloomington: Being Peace Series Organizer, Kat Forgacs, at BeingPeaceBloomington@gmail.com.

Civic Affairs / Health / Live Music

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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