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Body, Mind, & Spirit - Week of September 13, 2021






 
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Monday


September 2021
 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Yoga Pilates: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 2 - 5. Looking for a mind-body practice that will challenge your whole body while calming your mind? Weight training through the use of your own body weight will increase your lean body mass while improving your stamina, strength, flexibility, balance and body alignment. Various level options will be demonstrated so you can easily create your own practice. Any yoga or Pilates experience is recommended. Practiced barefoot. You just need a mat and water bottle. Instructor: Victoria Cendrowski, M.Ed, over 45 years experience. 1 class.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Iyengar Yoga: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, reduce stress and release tension through physical activity and meditation in this virtual class. The use of yoga props and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, flexibility, and strength can participate together. You need to be able to get down to and up from the floor. Please have your own yoga mat, props, and water bottle to enjoy this class! Per current City of Ann Arbor policies, all participants and staff will need to wear masks while indoors. Instructor: David Rosenberg, CYI, over 25 years experience. 1 class. Registration is required.
Eberbach Cultural Arts Building. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Pilates Matwork: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 3 - 5. Are you looking for a mind-body workout that will strengthen, lengthen, stretch and tone your body? Improve your muscular endurance and flexibility with an emphasis on core body mat work. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Per current AAPS policies, all participants and staff will need to wear masks while indoors. Instructor: Stephanie Riegle, over 25 years experience. 1 class. Pre-registration is required.
Bach Elementary. Free. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 6 p.m. 

Slow Burn Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Integrate breath and movement with this Slow Burn class. During this class, there will be a focus on alignment, strength and flexibility. Flow sequences involve holding certain postures to create internal heat, as you build muscle and stamina.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and place your belongings in the cubbies. You will be checked in at the door. Masks are not required, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one during class, feel free.
Register on our website or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom or in person. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Free Intro Webinar: Embodied Resilience in Uncertain Times": Julie Woodward, MSW, RYT-200.

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Free Introductory Webinar, A Mindful Yoga Practice and Discussion. Are you feeling stressed and uncertain as we continue to experience the current climate, public health, social and political crises? How do we find the strength and clarity to go forward in these challenging times? In this free webinar class, we will explore how yoga and mindfulness practice can help us cultivate the skills to stay centered during times of turmoil. Together with group coaching and guided discussion, this webinar offers an introduction to the up-coming 8-week workshop. Join us for this 90-minute class for a restorative yoga practice, to connect in community and to consider the possibility of how we might create a more just and sustainable future. To register, email: jawh@comcast.net
Virtual-Zoom. Free. Online. 7346576605. jawh@comcast.net www.juliewoodwardmsw.com/workshop


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Tuesday


September 2021
 9 a.m.  Free! 

BellyFit: Rec & Ed.

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Belly dance for fitness in this virtual class! Everything you love about Belly dance with a core focus on strengthening and toning the abs in a highly effective way. Experience an enjoyable workout that fuses international music with the fluidity of Middle Eastern belly dancing. Must have taken one previous Bellyfit class, a belly dance class, or have instructor approval. Belly dance for fitness! Instructor: Abby Humphrey. 1 class.
Online. Free. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Intro to Yoga: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1. Balance your body and increase energy through yoga in this virtual class. Standing and seated poses along with breath work will release physical and mental tension. Improve your balance, body alignment and range of motion. Must be able to get down and up from the floor. Please have your own mat and water bottle. Instructor: Cinda Hocking, CYI. 1 class.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Purposeful Movement: Rec & Ed.

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Adult. Level 1 - 2. Come and have some fun with healthy aging activities for the brain & body! Improve your well-being, prevent falls, enhance cognitive skills and build self-confidence. In this class you will keep your brain sharp, improve your balance, lower your stress level, and get the chance to play like a kid again! Open to all adults! Please bring a water bottle. Per current AAPS policies, all participants and staff will need to wear masks while indoors. Licensed Brain GymŽ instructor: Katy Held, over 15 years experience. 1 class.
Lawton Elementary. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Weight Training Through the Ages: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 12th - Adult. Level 1 - 5. A 'virtual' transformation for your body! While using dumbbells in the convenience of your own home, this online class will help you tone up, trim down, and build strength. Learn basic weight training principles using free weights to target major muscle groups. If you have 3#, 5#, and 8# hand weights you can use them in this class. If you don't have weights you can use soup cans, water bottles, or your own body weight! Each class will end with balance, flexibility, and core bodywork. All fitness levels are welcome. You will also need a mat, supportive fitness shoes, and a water bottle for this class. Geraldine (Jerry) Powell, CPT 1 class. Pre-registration is required
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi Class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Yoga for Runners: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. Are you looking to enhance your stride and find more joy every time you run? Gain supportive strength and promote flexibility designed with running in mind. Cyclists are also welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat, water bottle, a sock, 2 tennis balls, and a strap/strap alternative. Per current AAPS policies, all participants and staff will need to wear masks while indoors. Instructor: Nancy Herlocher, CYI, Marathoner. 1 class. Pre-registration is required.
Wines Elementary. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 7:10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Cardio Drumming: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. BRING THE 'VIRTUAL' FUN BACK INTO FITNESS! Enter a new dimension of fitness from the convenience of your own home through this virtual class! This new high/low energy workout will connect with your life's true rhythm through a combination of rhythmic drum music and movement. Drumsticks, your hands, a fitness ball, or a bucket are all you need to bring the fun back into fitness. Drumming is a great way to release stress and burn calories. You will find yourself dancing, singing, and grooving. Whether or not you have rhythm, you will find drumming is fun and easy to follow, plus you can work at your own pace! For this class, you need a large bucket or stability ball (to drum on), drumsticks (actual drumsticks, wooden spoons, a pool noodle that can be cut to create the drumsticks), and a chair. If you have any questions about what you need, your instructor will make sure you're set up before the class begins! Certified Drums AliveŽ: Geraldine Powell.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


15

Wednesday


September 2021
 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Pilates Matwork: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 3 - 5. Are you looking for a mind-body workout that will strengthen, lengthen, stretch and tone your body? Improve your muscular endurance and flexibility with an emphasis on core body mat work. Please have a mat and water bottle. Instructor: Stephanie Riegle, over 25 years experience. 1 class.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 7 p.m. 

Yin/Restorative Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Reconnect with yourself-mind, body, and spirit! This slower paced style of yoga is a good compliment to our fast-paced lifestyles. Passive asanas (postures) are held for long periods of time, sometimes up to 3-5 minutes, allowing the deep connective tissue to stretch, the fascia to release, and an increase circulation in the joints. Learn to listen to your body and breath, how subtle movements can change the asana completely, and how to find peace in that which brings you discomfort.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Your first class is free. Otherwise, drop-in for $15 or use a class package. Register on Mindbody or www.motathaiyoga.com
(The studio is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.). Email info@motathaiyoga.com if you have any questions.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


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Thursday


September 2021
 Noon  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Cardio Dance & Pilates: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. Get a full body workout while experiencing joy through music! Workout features low impact dance moves for cardiovascular conditioning and Pilates for strength and flexibility. Please have your own mat, water bottle and light hand weights. Instructor: Jenine "Chip" Grover, M.Ed., over 30 years experience. 1 class.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Iyengar Yoga: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, reduce stress and release tension through physical activity and meditation in this virtual class. The use of yoga props and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, flexibility, and strength can participate together. You need to be able to get down to and up from the floor. Please have your own yoga mat, props, and water bottle to enjoy this class! Per current City of Ann Arbor policies, all participants and staff will need to wear masks while indoors. Instructor: David Rosenberg, CYI, over 25 years experience. 1 class. Pre-registration is required.
Eberbach Cultural Arts Building. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


17

Friday


September 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

ZumbaŽ Gold: Rec & Ed.

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Adult. Level 1 - 3 Join this high energy party from the comfort of your own home! A class for beginners or active older adults. Easy to follow dance steps that focus on balance, cardio, range of motion, and fun in an online platform. Wear fitness shoes and have a water bottle. Certified ZumbaŽ Gold. Instructor: Geraldine (Jerry) Powell. 1 class.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Peace Generator: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us in creating Peace for our planet. Meditate, chant, set intentions Held at The Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


18

Saturday


September 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Iyengar Yoga: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, reduce stress and release tension through physical activity and meditation in this virtual class. The use of yoga props and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, flexibility, and strength can participate together. You need to be able to get down to and up from the floor. Please have your own yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the comfort of your own home! Instructor: David Rosenberg, CYI, over 25 years experience. 1 class.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yinyasa Yoga is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. The Vinyasa postures flow from one to the next to create internal heat. The Yin postures are held for longer periods of time to allow the muscles to relax and the connective tissues to be gently stretched. Appropriate for all levels.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Choose an option to donate from $10-$20, or use a class package. Register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com), or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. $10-20 Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 Noon  Free! 

International Day of Peace Celebration.

  community member   < less Verapose Yoga & Meditation House

Verapose Yoga & Meditation House in Dexter announces the celebration of International Day of Peace and of the Peace Pole symbol. The public ceremony and celebration symbolize their commitment and contribution toward promoting more peace on earth. The public is invited to join in this dedication and celebration towards global peace.
The public is invited to join in the International Day of Peace Celebration on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 12:00-4:00 PM at Verapose Yoga & Meditation House located at 3173 Baker Road in Dexter, Michigan. Refreshments, peace pole rededication, prizes and two FREE 30-minutes Sacred Sound Journeys with Victoria Schon will continue throughout the afternoon until 4PM.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. Free. victoria@veraposeyoga.com www.veraposeyoga.com/events [map]



 12:15 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with stretching, moving to a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it. Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Free Intro Webinar: Embodied Resilience in Uncertain Times": Julie Woodward, MSW, RYT-200.

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Free Introductory Webinar, A Mindful Yoga Practice and Discussion. Are you feeling stressed and uncertain as we continue to experience the current climate, public health, social and political crises? How do we find the strength and clarity to go forward in these challenging times? In this free webinar class, we will explore how yoga and mindfulness practice can help us cultivate the skills to stay centered during times of turmoil. Together with group coaching and guided discussion, this webinar offers an introduction to the up-coming 8-week workshop. Join us for this 90-minute class for a restorative yoga practice, to connect in community and to consider the possibility of how we might create a more just and sustainable future. To register, email: jawh@comcast.net
Virtual-Zoom. Free. Online. 7346576605. jawh@comcast.net www.juliewoodwardmsw.com/workshop


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Sunday


September 2021
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Sky Foundation Autumn Stroll.

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The Autumn Stroll is one of Sky Foundation's three annual events to create awareness about pancreatic cancer and fund critical cutting-edge research. This event started in Ann Arbor and now takes place at locations throughout the region.
Ann Arbor, 42.46558603238034. Free. 248.385.5143. ADalton@SkyFoundationInc.org skyfoundationinc.org [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Hybrid 

"Charity Workout Power Yoga to benefit the Rutherford Pool in Ypsilanti": The Mix Studios.

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This is a powerful, energetic class where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements set to some stellar tunes! The class is challenging but anyone could do it with modifications!
All donations will go to Rutherford Pool to help with purchasing loaner swimsuits. What is a loaner swimsuit? There are times someone will show up to swim but they do not have appropriate swimwear. Rutherford makes sure that they can still swim by loaning a clean swimsuit to them for the day.
The Mix Studios, 511 W Cross St., Suite 102, Ypsilanti. Hybrid. Donation. 7348459105. a2mixstudios@gmail.com https://the-mix-studios.com/benefit/ [map]



 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom or in Person. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 11 a.m.  Online 

Slow Burn Vinyasa Flow: Mota Thai Yoga.

  community member   < less Yoga with Rosie

Integrate breath and movement with this Slow Burn Vinyasa class. During this class, there will be a focus on alignment, strength and flexibility. Flow sequences involve holding certain postures to create internal heat, as you build muscle and stamina.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and place your belongings in the cubbies. You will be checked in at the door. Masks are not required, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one during class, feel free.
Register on our website or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 6:00pm  Free!  Online 

Yoga Flow & Restorative: Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 2 - 5. Unwind after a long day. Balance your whole body, calm your mind, and lift your spirit with this mind-body practice done to soothing music. Flowing poses improve stamina, strength, flexibility, balance, and body alignment. Restorative poses promote flexibility and mindfulness. Please have a yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the convenience of your own home! Practice is done barefoot. Instructor: Chelsea Cendrowski, RYT 200, over 10 years experience. 1 class.
Online. Free. Online. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@a2schools.org www.aarecedonline.com





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