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September

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Experiential Anatomy: Demystifying the Nervous System

Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 1-3pm
Instructor: Erin Ingram
Price: $30

Please join me for a spine-tingling discussion as we untangle the mysterious web of the Nervous System! We will begin with the basics and unfurl neuroanatomy to discover the different types of nerve fibers and what information they transmit. By better understanding our nervous system, we can better appreciate what our neurons have to say. Bring your questions! Also look for future sessions to explore the neuroscience of pain.
Erin Ingram is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy through the APTA.
Cash or check at the door.
Come as your are, bring your friends!
RSVP or questions, contact erinvermont@icloud.com


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Aging Actively

Instructor: Ann Greenwald
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 9 - November 13, 2019
Time: 9-10 am
Price: $360 for 10 weeks (20 classes)

Finding balance and pain-free movement in an ever changing body can be hard and frustrating! We’ve endured a lot of stress on our bodies in our lifetimes and you may be feeling warning signs in the form of pain and inflammation that limit your fun and vitality. This 10 week exercise class will address how we currently move and walk and will give options on how to retrain our bodies so we don’t wear out so quickly. You will gain mobility, stability and strength in all areas, plus improved reaction time so balance will be a breeze. All levels of fitness are welcome. Exercises will include both standing and laying on the floor work. Please bring your own yoga mat, tennis ball, and smile!

Ann is a personal trainer and movement coach with a Masters degree in Orthopedic Biomechanics and advanced certifications in Neurokinetic Therapy and Active Aging Health Coaching. She loves working with chronologically enriched clients who struggle with chronic joint pain, neurological issues, and balance deficiencies both on land and in the water.

For questions or to register, email Ann at anngreenwald@comcast.net


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Run Well - Open Clinic

Instructors: Sarah Booker, MS, ATC, CSCS & Carly Wynn, Endurance Coach and semi-pro athlete
Dates: Tuesdays, September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Price: 4-week full session: $120 (Individualized plan), Drop-in: $35/session (standardized running injury prevention program)

RunWell is a sports medicine and injury prevention clinic for runners. Athletes of all levels can come together to complete injury prevention, prehab, and mobility exercises, meet with an athletic trainer and an endurance coach, and find support in a group setting. If you have experienced an overuse injury (currently or past), or you wish to prevent injury and strengthen connective tissue, please join us at Open Door. If you sign up for 4 sessions, your rate includes an individual session to determine your needs before the group begins.  Complete your injury prevention with support and progressions. If you are a drop-in participant, complete a standardized injury prevention program for runners, created by Sarah and Carly.

For questions email Sarah at sarahmbooker@gmail.com or Carly at carly3ski@gmail.com

Please register at RunWell Registration


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Healthy Spines: Achieving a Healthy Spine through Education, Posture and Exercise

Instructor: Lisa Blackburn, PT
Dates: Wednesdays, September 18- October 16
Time: 5:30-7pm
Price: $150 for series, $35 for drop in. ***SERIES FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED***

A five class series designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and exercise tools to maximize your spinal health.  Whether you are having pain or want to improve your athletic performance - posture, body mechanics and deep core strength are critical to achieving your goals.  Join Lisa Blackburn, owner of Blackburn Physical Therapy in Hanover, at Open Door in exploring the concepts of neutral spine, dynamic alignment and core stability as it applies to everyday activities and athletic pursuits.
Equipment needs: 36”x6” foam roller, Swiss Ball (55 cm or 65 cm sized to the individual), Franklin Foot Balls  (participants may bring their own equipment or purchase at the class)

The ability to attend the first two sessions of the series is critical to mastering the material.  If you cannot make the first two sessions we suggest you wait to take the Healthy Spine Series during the next offering.

 Lisa Blackburn is a seasoned physical therapist who specializes in manual physical therapy. Training in manual therapy techniques through Michigan State University School of Osteopathy Continuing Education Program differentiates her skill set from other practitioners.  She also has extensive continuing education in foot biomechanics, gait and running analysis.  Lisa enjoys keeping people healthy and moving in order to fully maximize success in their chosen activity.

For questions, email Lisa at lisa.blackburn@comcast.net


Healthy Spines Alumni - Exercise Class

Instructor: Lisa Blackburn, PT
Dates: Wednesdays, September 18- October 16
Time: 4-5pm
Price: $150 for series, $35 for drop in.

Exercise class for alumni of the Healthy Spines workshops

For questions or to register, email Lisa at lisa.blackburn@comcast.net


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Feldenkrais Method, Awareness through Movement: Refining the Midline, Defining the Midplane, and Refining the Use of the Eyes

Instructor: Frauke Voss
Dates: Thursday, September 19, 9:30-11:30am
Saturday, September 21, 1-3pm
Price: $60 per session, $110 for both sessions

Most of us have slight or even major deviations in the spine. By refining the midline and defining the midplane we can eliminate or decrease these deviations, become better organized, function more symmetrically and more efficiently. We become more grounded and our balance improves. As we occupy more “neutral” ground, we can move more easily in many directions from a “home base”. This has implications for our emotions  as well.

In addition to moving along the midline/midplane, we will work with the imagination and attend to the use of the eyes, so that they work more symmetrically.

For questions, email Frauke at frauke.voss@sympatico.ca


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Journey of Renewal

Instructor: Marianna Jacobs
Dates: Sunday, September 29
Time: 1-4pm
Price: $30

Join Marianna Jacobs for an afternoon of guided self-discovery and empowerment. We will discover sacred tools for personal growth, revitalization and clearing of negative energy.

Learn new ways to reclaim your health and balance. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn ancient energy healing techniques for setting new intentions.

Join us to celebrate your inner potential, and nourish new beginnings to help manifest your journey.

For questions, email Marianna at mwjhealing@gmail.com


October

The Mindful Way Through Pain: Tools for Transforming Your Relationship With Pain

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Dates: Wednesdays, October 2-23
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Instructor: Janice Gellis
Price: $125  for the series

The causes of pain are many and are best treated by addressing both mind and body.  Can pain be fixed? Possibly not, but it can be remodeled, thus changing one’s relationship with pain   If one is to embark upon remodeling, then tools are needed. These tools can include ways to enhance self-care and empower the individual to play an active role in the process of healing or managing their health.

In this course, designed for adults with physical pain, individuals will be taught a highly effective tool, mindfulness. Science has revealed that mindfulness and meditation have an ability change our brains. Mindfulness has been shown to change how we react to stress, deal with pain and positively effect resiliency.

Class will proceed with a minimum of 6 students enrolled, and will be limited to a maximum of 10.

Janice Gellis, MD, is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor and long time meditation practitioner.  She has been providing care for patients in pain for over 25 years as a board certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.   

For questions or to register, email Janice Gellis at JEGMindfultools@gmail.com


October Lunch and Learn

Date: Friday, October 4
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to all
Facilitators: Carly Wynn, Endurance Coach and Sarah Booker, Athletic Trainer

The best way to get the most out of your training and reach your athletic goals is to make sure your training plan is well-suited for YOU. Join Carly and Sarah for a discussion on training plan design for endurance sports, how to effectively incorporate intensity training and strength training, and how to recover like you mean it. We will practice exercises intended to strengthen connective tissue to build a strong foundation, improve movement patterns, as well as explore tools for bringing mental training and mindfulness to your athletic pursuits. Bring a notebook; part of this workshop will be a conversation about training plan design.

For more information, email Carly at carly3ski@gmail.com or Sarah at sarahmbooker@gmail.com


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Food as Medicine for Cancer

Date: Friday, Oct. 18th, 3-5pm
Thursday, Nov. 14th 5-7pm
Saturday, Dec. 14th, 2-4pm
Price: $20/class includes food costs. Register Here >
Facilitator: Lili Hanft, NTP

Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lili Hanft for a workshop and cooking demonstration to learn about using food to support the body’s innate healing ability. Nutritional therapy addresses health conditions such as cancer by supporting the foundations of health with a nutrient-dense, bio individualized diet. When the body has all of the nutrients it needs, it can heal and restore balance.

You will learn about: 

  • Powerful cancer-fighting compounds found in foods 

  • The importance of eating a rainbow of vegetables, healthy fats, and high quality proteins

  • Recipes and meal ideas to incorporate nutrient-dense, therapeutic foods into your diet

  • How to do a pantry clean-out and restock with health-promoting whole foods

Watch a cooking demo followed by sharing samples of nutritious dishes together. Return home inspired to get into your kitchen and explore the healing power of food.

For more information, email Lili at lilihanft@gmail.com


Balance Your Blood Sugar with Nutritional Therapy: A Workshop Series with Lili Hanft, NTP

Dates: Tuesdays, Oct 22, Oct 29, and Nov 5 
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Price: $60 for the series. Register Here >

Do you experience symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, headaches, cravings for sugar and caffeine, and feeling irritable, shaky, and “hangry” between meals? Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lili Hanft for this 3-part series to learn about supporting balanced blood sugar levels with a nutrient-dense, bioindividualized diet to help you achieve stable mood and energy levels.

Fill out a Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire to quantify your progress
Keep a food/mood journal and learn to assess it for patterns and make healthier swaps
Do a pantry makeover and restock with healthy foods 
Get personalized support and develop strategies and motivation for change in the group
Learn how to plan, shop, and prep to create blood sugar-balancing meals 

For questions, email lilihanft@gmail.com


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Clearing Clutter: Coming Home Inside and Out

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 6-7:30pm
Price: $25

This workshop creates support and positive solutions to clear clutter and create home inside and out. Practical solutions and resources are shared with the group, as we explore what is underneath the clutter with kindness and heart. Participants are invited to come with a project in mind and an intention to get the job done. Please bring a writing pad and pen!

For questions, email deborafarrington@gmail.com


November

Experiential Anatomy: Posture and the Core

Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 1-3pm
Instructor: Sara Lamie
Price: $30

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Sara Lamie, PT, DPT will be guiding a hands-on anatomy workshop designed to introduce the muscles that support our spine both directly and indirectly. This course will use discussion, demonstration, physical movement, and isolated contractions to learn about, neurologically connect with, and experience how these muscles stabilize and move our bodies. We will learn about the foundational importance of core stabilization and activation within our daily activities and active lives. Common postural asymmetries and mechanical faults, which contribute to injury and dysfunction, will be discussed, as well as relevant corrections for prevention and wellness. 

No prior experience necessary. Perfect for those who seek to better understand their bodies and for practitioners of bodywork and fitness looking to deepen their understanding of core anatomy and activation.

Sara is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with 10 years experience in orthopedics and geriatrics. Therapeutic exercise lies at the heart of her treatment philosophy, with a special interest in lumbopelvic stabilization and sports medicine. She seeks to learn what drives her clients in order to form a collaborative partnership. Her intent is to give her clients the tools to help them achieve and maintain their functional and recreational goals.   

For questions, email Sara at saralamiept@gmail.com