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

21 Saturday / April 21, 2018

Forgiveness: Letting Go and Moving On

01:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47401

For most of us, it seems almost impossible to go through life without feeling harmed by others, or without turning against ourselves for past mistakes. However, life is too short and our relationships are too valuable to hold onto anger forever. In this half-day course, we will learn about the deep healing and freedom that is possible through the power of forgiveness of ourself and others. We will explore Buddha’s practical methods for learning how to let go of anger and resentment and how to move forward to more healthy, loving relationships.

This half-day course consists of two hour-long sessions with a break in between, including light refreshments. Each session includes a guided meditation and a talk. Everyone is welcome.

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2 Wednesday / May 2, 2018

Stitch & Sip

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Cup & Kettle

Bring your knit, crochet, embroidery, and other crafty projects! Relax with some tea and work on your favorite project with other stitchers.

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11 Friday / May 11, 2018

Developing Fearlessness

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St.

We have so many fears these days: fears for ourselves, our family and friends, and for our world. Sometimes these fears are manifest and sometimes they are beneath the surface, giving rise to anxiety and insecurity.

In this inspiring lecture, Kelsang Namdrol will explore mindfulness methods, meditations, and ways of thinking derived from Buddha’s teachings that will help you let go of fear and gradually develop an inner stability and confidence to face life’s challenges. Join us and begin your journey towards mental freedom.
Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.

Cost: $10
Student rate: $5

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15 Tuesday / May 15, 2018

Self Acceptance: Overcoming Guilt and Blame

06:30 pm to 06:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St.

The way in which we relate to our self affects every area of our life. We all make mistakes and typically everyone understands feeling hurt from painful experiences. However, when we hang on to those mistakes and never forget the hurt, feelings of guilt, blame, and resentment can become heavy emotional baggage that we carry with us throughout our entire life.

Through Buddha’s practical teachings and meditation techniques, we can learn how to gradually free ourselves from guilt, blame, and other painful feelings and move forward with confidence.
In this way, we can gain a positive self view and the ability to be strong and happy regardless of life’s challenges and what others may think of us.

Each class includes guided meditations, a talk, and discussion questions and answers. Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary. Enjoy the entire series or drop-in to any class.

$30/4-week series
Student rate: $5

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16 Wednesday / May 16, 2018

Stitch & Sip

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Cup & Kettle

Bring your knit, crochet, embroidery, and other crafty projects! Relax with some tea and work on your favorite project with other stitchers.

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17 Thursday / May 17, 2018

Game Night

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Cup & Kettle

The Game Preserve will be hosting Game Night here at Cup & Kettle. Come have a cup of tea and enjoy an evening of boardgames.

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19 Saturday / May 19, 2018

Atterbury Honor Ride

08:00 am to 03:00 pm
Camp Atterbury Rail Operations

Join Project Hero and honor our nation’s healing heroes at the Atterbury Honor Ride in Franklin, IN on May 19. This is a family-friendly bike-riding event that offers three separate courses that run throughout the Camp Atterbury area for all levels of riders. The event raises needed funds for local and national efforts for Project Hero (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) to help rehabilitate wounded veterans and save lives.

The Atterbury Honor Ride will occur on Saturday, May 19, starting at 8 a.m. It will take place at Camp Atterbury Rail Operations. The online registration closes on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m and costs $75. On-site registration opens Saturday, May 19, at 6:45 a.m. and costs $85.

Event Website:

Registration Website:

Entry Fee Includes:
Each participant will receive specially designed finisher socks, a light breakfast, snacks and beverages before the event, fully stocked rest stops, and SAG support along the routes. After finishing, a lunch will be served accompanied by music. See website for more details: https://projecthero.org/events/honor-ride or email at honorrideinfo@projecthero.org

Additional Information:
6:45 a.m. On-site registration & check-in opens
7:30 a.m. Announcements & ceremony begins
8 a.m. Rides start
10 a.m. First Finishers, lunch begins
3 p.m. Final Finishers

Key Contact:
Sam Short | sshort@projecthero.org | 845-702-1136

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19 Saturday / May 19, 2018

Healing Craving & Addiction

01:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St.

Craving is a mindset that is restless, unpeaceful, and dissatisfied. It leads to addictive habits, constant frustration, and, like a moth to a flame, always ends in a painful experience. On this half-day course, we will look at Buddhist meditations and practical techniques that free our mind from craving and discontentment. We will learn how to become more peaceful and to gradually become less addicted to external sources of pleasure so that we can find real lasting satisfaction and happiness from within.
The course will include guided meditations, teachings, discussion, and time for questions and answers.
Everyone is welcome!

$15 pre-registration
$20 at the door
Student rate: $10

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23 Wednesday / May 23, 2018

Generation Found Screening

05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Buskirk Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue

May is Mental Health Month.

It’s time to discuss the “elephant in the community” and that is our kids dying every day from substance abuse. More than 90 percent of people with a substance problem began smoking, drinking, or using other drugs before age 18.

Join us for a free community screening of Generation Found, produced by filmmakers Greg Williams and Jeff Reilly, a transformative community story about the people of Houston who are fighting to save young people from the leading cause of death of their generation: addiction.

Please plan to join us for a panel discussion and community conversation directly after the film. We will have resources and information available about addiction, treatment, and recovery services in Bloomington.

This film has real world utility for communities struggling with youth addiction.

Doors for this free, unticketed event will open at 5:30 p.m. The screening is 45 minutes, and the entire event is expected to last roughly 2.5 hours.

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