2016 SPRING INTO SELF-CARE

Saturday April 2, 2016

3:30PM - 7:30PM

St Joseph`s Renewal Centre

FREE with a donation to the Renewal Centre

Have you thought about how Yoga might help you with balance on the bike, or improve flexibility for the garden? How might Zumba put a spring in your step down the hiking trail? Can you sit and be fit while increasing circulation and improving mobility? What happens if you rub your feet for 30 seconds and change the mobility of your spine and the coordination of your body? Join us for an evening of fun as we explore how the fitness experts of Inverness County can help you be more than you thought possible.

The Schedule of Events!

3:00pm - 3:20 pm - Opening meditation

Enjoy a message for spring by Tanya Levy, or “Heartlady” as she is fondly known with the Tannat Meditations. Combining her meditation with Natascha Polomski’s Singing Bowl Concert with Bowls, Gongs, Chimes and Hapi Drums, is a shower of pure bliss to begin your special event! Bring a mat, pillow and blanket to completely relax.

3:20 - 3:40 pm- Feet First System™

Enjoy learning Michelle Greenwell’s special technique for energizing the whole body through a quick foot rub specifically formulated to coordinate brain and body, energize the system, and increase the flow of energy up and down the spine. Foot pain may ebb away in a few short minutes.

3:40 - 4:00 pm - Qi Gong

Share the energizing talents of Joanna Padelt as she leads you through her favorite breathing and moving exercises to rejuvenate and invigorate. Intention and focus can motivate the body in wonderful ways.

4:00 - 4:20 pm – Nia

Eryn Sinclair is a white belt instructor in the Nia mind/body fitness system. Nia combines healing arts, dance arts and martial arts in an energizing whole-body fitness practice. No experience is necessary, and the music will lift your spirits quickly and joyfully.

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4:30 - 4:50 pm – Zumba

Jane Gesner has been shaking up the island with her powerful dance moves and music. Combining African, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and more, this class will bring a new spring to your step. Running shoes would be an asset for this class.

4:50 - 5:10 pm - Step it Up

Join Melody Cameron, Jenny MacKenzie and Michelle Greenwell as they share some of the hidden secrets in our own Cape Breton stepdance. See how easy it is to put a few steps into your daily routine and energize, coordinate and smile while doing it! No experience necessary and a flat pair of shoes will do.

5:10 - 5:30 pm – Personalized Fitness Plans!

Jenny MacKenzie has been providing one on one, partner and group personalized fitness programs and nutrition guidance since 2009. Learn how a fitness program specifically designed for your individual needs and goals can help you achieve the best you! Jenny will be sharing her tips and tools on body alignment and proper technique, fully body and core strength/stability, increasing cardiovascular health, nutrition and goal setting.

5:30 - 5:50 pm - Touch for Health tips for working out, walking and hiking

Michelle Greenwell has spent over a decade studying the movement of the body and alignment. She will share some simple tools to make sure all of your muscles are engaged for your activity, and show you how to know when things are not at their finest.

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6:00 - 6:20 pm - Tai Chi

Known as moving meditation, the moves in Tai Chi are designed to produce a whole body movement package that adjusts and rejuvenates the entire body at one time. Michelle Greenwell will share a few simple exercises for opening the lungs, gaining flexibility, improving circulation, boosting the immune system and more.

6:20 - 6:40 pm - Yoga and closing relaxation

Yoga soothes the body and replenishes energy reserves. Enjoy a few moments with Jenny MacKenzie as she treats your full body to restorative movements and full body relaxation to close the day.

6:40 - 7:00 pm - Question and Answer Time

This is the time to ask the instructors in Inverness County how and why they do what they do. Everyone will be on hand to assist with your understanding of the different programs.

7:00 - 7:30 pm - Consultations with Instructors

If you have specific questions for the instructors, this will be your time to chat for a few moments. Our goal is to assist you with your fitness and health goals, and to show you what expertise is right at your fingertips. Enjoy this time to get to know the programs and their schedules.

Intend2RaeD8 Teas will be on hand for the breaks, and Inverness County Recreation will be providing snacks to keep you going. This full package deal comes with friendship, fun and lots of learning for summer health and vitality. Invite a friend, or two, or three, and come have some fun with us! Spring into Self Care Inverness County!

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