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September

Experiential Anatomy: Demystifying the Nervous System

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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


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


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. Register here>

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


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


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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