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Well Being Series: Tools for Self-Care & Wholeness

Ages: 18+

$75 Resident / $85 Non-resident

Miller Center

Thursdays 10/28-11/16, 6:00-7:30 PM

Recover your inner peace & joy!  Come explore and practice a variety of easy self-care tools in this 4 week Well-Being Series.  Learn ways to let go of stress and refresh yourself, including: hands-on-healing applied to yourself (Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu); EFT/Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques); Meditation and Visualization; and Expressive Arts.  Instructor: Naomi Mitsud

North End Yoga Winter Session

Ages: 18/up
$85 Resident / $85 Non-resident
Miller Center
1/18-3/8 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Hatha Yoga will help you restore balance between body and mind while exercising every part of your body in a systematic way. Using stretches, postures, deep breathing and deep relaxation, you will experience release from both mental and physical tension while you become more limber and toned. This yoga class is beginner friendly. Instructor, Jennifer Green.

 

Ethiopian Cooking with Mulu

Ages: 18+

$40 Resident / $50 Non-resident

ONE Community Center

Thu 10/21 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Thu 11/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Thu 12/9 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Each class of the 3-part series will feature a meat and vegetable dish to be prepared and served with injera bread. Injera bread is an East African sourdough flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture. The bread is a staple food of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Sign up for all of the 3 classes or  individual dates. Instructor: Mulu Tewelde- from Mulu’s Kitchen  prepares  Ethiopian/Eritrean meals for the community in and around Burlington.

American Sign Language Fall 2021

Ages: 18+

$75 Resident / $85 Non-resident

Miller Center

Join Alex Grist our American Sign Language instructor in person this fall! Alex will be teaching several different levels of American Sign Language!

Level 1

Wed 10/13-12/15 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Sign language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. This can be an excellent preparatory tool for learning theater mime techniques or fostering a career as an interpreter as well as communication with deaf friends in social events. General finger spelling, vocabulary, signing, using facial expression and role playing will be emphasized. Students with some or no experience are encouraged to attend. Prerequisites: none.

Level 3

Mon 10/11-12/13 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

This is similar to ASL 2 for Beginners’ class and it is to continue learning vocabulary, numbers, Classifier signs, ASL sentences, conversations. Sometimes to discuss Deaf cultures. Prerequisites: ASL 2 for Beginners at Parks & Rec, ASL 1 to 2 at colleges. This class will be either in person or done virtually, according to class enrollment. 

Continuing in ASL (Levels 3+)

Tue 10/12-12/14 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

This class is for students who have taken at least ASL 3 from Parks-and-Rec skilled classes and ASL 2 through 3 college credited classes and others who have learned ASL for a long time continue learning more on ASL. We will be learning a lot of vocabulary signs and sign sentences. We also will practice in ASL conversations with sign idioms, loan signs and other signing tools. More discussions on Deaf Culture. This is also flexible of what we all want to learn and to enhance the ASL skills. 

 

Line Dancing

Ages: 18+

$42 Resident / $52 Non-resident

Miller Center

Join Denise Brault for line dancing classes! Learn the most popular contemporary line dances to all types of music: Pop, rock, country, soul. It’s great exercise!  Dancing helps reduce stress, improves your health, increases energy and memory! Some dance/zumba experience is suggested.

Beginning Line Dancing

Mon 1/10-2/21 6:15 PM-7:30 PM
Mon 11/1-12/13 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Intermediate Line Dancing

Mon 1/10-2/21 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Mon 11/1-12/13 4:45 PM-6:00 PM

 

Beginning & Intermediate Line Dancing Combo

$70 Resident / $80 Non-resident

Mon 9/13-10/25 4:45 PM-7:00 PM
Mon 11/1-12/13 4:45 PM-7:00 PM

Sign Up for both Beginning and Intermediate Line Dancing classes and get a discount for attending both classes!

North End Yoga

Ages: 18+

$85 Resident / $85 Non-resident

Miller Center

Fall Session – Tue 9/28-11/16 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Winter Session – Tue 1/18-3/8 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Hatha Yoga will help you restore balance between body and mind while exercising every part of your body in a systematic way.  Using stretches, postures, deep breathing and deep relaxation, you will experience release from both mental and physical tension while you become more limber and toned.  This yoga class is beginner friendly.  Instructor, Jennifer Green.

Virtual Fitness Class

Ages: 50+

$60 Resident / $80 Non-resident

Tue 9/7-10/12 8:30 AM-9:30 AMV

Tue, Thu 10/19-12/2 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Join KC Bruch, Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified person trainer for a lively hour of virtual group fitness. Participate weekly online fitness classes from the comfort of your home, with a trained instructor and a small group of fellow participants. This class is designed to increase strength, range of motion, balance, agility, coordination, endurance and to improve participants physical fitness level and a sense of well being.  You’ll need a computer with a camera connected to the Internet, hand weights and comfortable floor area.

Women’s Self Defense Fall 2021

Ages: 14+

$37 Resident / $47 Non-resident

Miller Center

Empowerment self-defense is a comprehensive approach to violence resistance, focusing on boundary setting, affirmative consent, assertiveness, and simple, effective physical skills that empower the student. Learn pre-assault cues to help recognize potentially dangerous situations early, and verbal and physical skills to use to keep yourself safe. All fitness levels are welcome. Presented by the Women’s Safety Team! Open to 12 year olds with registering mother.

Level 1

Mon 11/15 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

This beginner workshop focuses on recognizing pre-assault behavior, learning ways to deter or avoid an attack before it becomes physical, understanding how predators think and what they look for in their victims, enhancing decision-making around lifestyles choices that minimize vulnerability yet maintain personal freedoms, and finding the inner-strength to fight back.  No experience is necessary.

Level 2

Mon 11/29 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

This intermediate workshop takes Level 1 another step further, allowing for a brief review, practice of acquired strikes, and instruction of additional basic self defense techniques that deal with a variety of situations and potential attacks.  The focus is on “hands-on” self -defense skills, techniques and strategies.  Level 1 is a prerequisite for this workshop.