As we return to normalcy and life resumes its hectic pace, it’s important that we take some time to focus on our well-being and reduce our stress levels. The Library offers the following virtual programs as a way to relax our minds and bodies, and to restore ourselves with better sleep. Join us as we learn how to de-stress this September.
STOP STRESS NOW!
Monday, September 13 ● 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Kimberly Lemke, a clinical psychologist trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia will teach you evidence-based strategies that will give you control back of your mind, body and sleep. Stop stress NOW from having power and control over your life with these effective and practical strategies!
Access Online Class Beginning September 20th
Join artist and teacher Christine Thornton for a virtual lesson on how to draw colorful mandalas, a radial design that grows out from a center point. Mandala drawing is an ancient, relaxing tradition that calms and encourages focus. And the results are beautiful. You will use your own colored pencils.
This online class includes an instructional video, and a chance to connect with the teacher and classmates on Facebook.
TIPS & TRICKS TO RELEASE STRESS
Thursday, September 23 ● 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Join Tai Chi instructor & Energy Medicine practitioner Yvonne to learn simple techniques and exercises to release accumulated stress in your mind and body.
Dress comfortably for this interactive, online session. Attendees assume all risk for participation.
TAI CHI FOR HEALTH
Wednesday, September 8 ● 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Tai Chi is an evolving practice to strengthen and lengthen muscles, and improve coordination, balance, and breathing. Repetition is key to memorizing the forms and to achieving the breathing and balance portion of the forms. Join Yvonne for this one-hour, online session of gentle movement designed for beginners and open to all levels of practice.
Look for future Tai Chi for Health sessions on Wednesdays, October 6, November 3 and December 8.
SEATED TAI CHI
Wednesday, September 22 ● 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Join Yvonne, an experienced Tai Chi instructor, for this one-hour, online session of gentle, seated movement. This friendly introduction to mindful practice focuses on upper body movement. It is designed for beginners and open to all levels of practice.
Look for future Seated Tai Chi sessions on Wednesdays, October 20 and November 17.
Attendees assume all risk for participation in Tai Chi classes.