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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NeuroSupport Group™ in Bloomington Indiana

10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://www.equilibriumyogatherapy.com/neurosupport-groups

The Bloomington NeuroSupport Group™ meets on a monthly basis and is open to anyone with a diagnosed neurological condition —such as multiple sclerosis (MS), early / late onset Parkinson’s (PD), ALS— and a spouse or caregiver. All ages 18+ are welcome. Please come to support groups with an open mind and a flexible outlook on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

Location has easy parking and the building is wheelchair / scooter accessible.

For information on the Bloomington NeuroSupport Group™ | 812.331.7423 or EquiLibriumYogaTherapy.com

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NeuroSupport Group™ in Bloomington Indiana

10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://www.equilibriumyogatherapy.com/neurosupport-groups

The Bloomington NeuroSupport Group™ meets on a monthly basis and is open to anyone with a diagnosed neurological condition —such as multiple sclerosis (MS), early / late onset Parkinson’s (PD), ALS— and a spouse or caregiver. All ages 18+ are welcome. Please come to support groups with an open mind and a flexible outlook on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

Location has easy parking and the building is wheelchair / scooter accessible.

For information on the Bloomington NeuroSupport Group™ | 812.331.7423 or EquiLibriumYogaTherapy.com

Benefits / Civic Affairs / Education / Health

23 Saturday / February 23, 2019

Just Breathe: Meditations for Relaxation Retreat

10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington 47401
http://www.meditationinbloomington.org

So much of the daily stress and tension we experience comes from our mind. Breathing meditation helps to reduce this stress. By letting go of our tension, worries, and distractions, we will experience a calm, spacious feeling in our mind and many of our problems will subside.

Take a break from your usual busy Saturday morning routine and join us for this practical and meaningful retreat. Learn 3 simple breathing meditations to make your mind calm and peaceful. Leave feeling relaxed, positive, and inspired to make meditation a part of your daily life.

Each meditation session stands alone and includes a short teaching and one of the 3 guided breathing meditations. You may attend any one or all of the sessions. To receive the most benefit, consider coming to all 3!

No experience is needed. Cushions and chairs are provided.
Enjoy tea and light refreshments on the short breaks.

Everyone is welcome.

Sessions: 10am, 11am, 12pm

Cost: $5/session $10/all 3 sessions

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7 Thursday / March 7, 2019

Yoga Therapy for Cancer & Recovery – Endwright Center

10:15 am to 11:00 am
https://www.equilibriumyogatherapy.com/yoga-therapy-for-cancer

WellBeing Yoga Therapy is a gentle, supportive yoga group for those in cancer treatment or in recovery. The focus is less on the physical body and more on restoring a relationship between the body and mind, increasing quality of life, and providing a means of gentle, therapeutic self-care for those with cancer or in remission. Yoga therapy groups are led by a C-IAYT yoga therapist specializing in yoga therapy for neurological conditions, chronic pain management, and supportive / palliative therapy.

3-month modules include 12 class / group sessions, an intake session, and a private, individualized session.

Modules are currently held at the Endwright Center. For questions and registration details, please contact EquiLibrium Yoga Therapy at 812.331.7423 | contact@equilibriumyogatherapy.com

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7 Thursday / March 7, 2019

Yoga Therapy for Parkinson’s – Endwright Center

11:15 am to 12:00 am
https://www.equilibriumyogatherapy.com/yoga-for-parkinsons-class

Simply Yoga Therapy is a gentle yoga therapy group designed specifically for those with early or late onset Parkinson’s disease (PD), and who would like more than a seated yoga class. Small therapy groups meet individuals at their level of ability and encourage a ‘beginners yoga’ mentality regardless of ability or past yoga experience. Yoga therapy groups are led by a C-IAYT yoga therapist specializing in yoga therapy for neurological conditions and movement disorders.

3-month modules include 12 class / group sessions, an intake session, and a private, individualized session.

Modules are currently held at the Endwright Center. For questions and details, please contact EquiLibrium Yoga Therapy at 812.331.7423 | contact@equilibriumyogatherapy.com

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12 Tuesday / March 12, 2019

Being Bloomington: Being Peace Community Meditation

11:30 am to 01:00 pm on Jan 12
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington
https://www.BeingPeaceBloomington.com

Being Bloomington: Being Peace
Community Meditation Series

Free monthly lunch hour meditation at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, located at 114 E Kirkwood Ave in downtown Bloomington.

Tuesday, March 12
(Snow date: March 13)

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.

March 12 musical guest: Michelle Qureshi, with acoustic guitar.

Meditation host: Kat Forgacs

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 Being Bloomington: Being Peace website: www.BeingPeaceBloomington.com, or contact the Being Bloomington: Being Peace Series Organizer, Kat Forgacs, at BeingPeaceBloomington@gmail.com.

Civic Affairs / Health / Live Music

23 Saturday / March 23, 2019

Children’s Expo

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center 302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in interactive games and activities. While at the Children’s Expo, take time to stroll through the Camp Fair and find the perfect summertime adventure for your child! The annual Children’s Expo also includes free wellness assessments and exhibits by businesses and organizations with products and services just for children and families. Stop by the Expo Lounge with kid-friendly food and drink available for purchase. Grab a snack or meal (cash only) and refuel for more expo fun! Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Expo! For more information about becoming a Children’s Expo sponsor call Sarah Owen at 349-3739. For information about reserving your booth space at the Children’s Expo, call Amy Shrake at 349-3747 or Hannah Buddin at 349-3718.

Children / Exhibits / Health

30 Saturday / March 30, 2019

Wim Hof Method – The Fundamentals

11:00 am to 05:00 am
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

13 Saturday / April 13, 2019

Lumiere Ball

05:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Fountain Square Atrium
https://www.lumiereball.com/

Lumiere Ball is a celebration of life, as well a breakdown of the stigma that surrounds all aspects of mental health. To remove stigma we must have acknowledgement, validation, confrontation and conversation.
On April 13th a collective of Bloomington creatives will host Lumiere Ball, an evening of art, performance, and conversation to raise funds and awareness for mental health. The ball will specifically benefit Mental Health America of Monroe County and Amethyst House.

Through vulnerability and conversation we can create connections and community. Join us!

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