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Culture and Movement Programs Connect Community with Yoga, Dance and Mindful Explorations

The UMA Bangor Campus offers Culture and Movement programs that are available to the greater Bangor community at no cost. The classes and workshops seek to foster community connections, support mind/body explorations, and tap into the power of movement toward mental and physical fitness. These free community activities provide an entry point for mind and body movement that can become a continuing practice. Classes are held as indicated below at the UMA Bangor Campus through May 2020.

Community Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:15 – 5:30 pm and Sundays 12:00 – 1:15 pm

This slow flow “yoga for every mind/body” class builds strength, flexibility, and balance while promoting body awareness and stress relief. Beginners are always welcome.

First Friday Free Fitness Dance

First Fridays, February through May 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Fun and accessible fitness dance class that provides the structure and freedom of simple dance moves set to dynamic music while raising consciousness through mindful movement. This class combines a variety of dance, yoga, and fitness styles, each with topical themes and music connected to social justice issues. The act of consciousness through mindful movement and the meaning in the music often result in informal discussions.

Upcoming themes are as follows:

February 7: Black Freedom Movement

March 6: Girls on Fire

April 3: Letting Go

May 1: The Ultimate Road Trip

Yoga for Every Mind/Body Workshop

Women Warriors: Yoga for Self-Care and Social Justice

Sunday, March 8th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Warrior is one of the most recognized poses and symbols in the world of yoga.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, this workshop will explore the dimensions of the physical Warrior pose as well as the symbol.  Women warriors of myth and story will be celebrated and techniques for self-care will be explored, as well as ideas that spark movement toward social justice.

Yoga Outside the Box

Sunday, April 12th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

A powerful and empowering workshop that offers a dynamic and novel mixture of yoga sequence and simple dance choreography, as well as deep tissue facial release techniques.

For more information about these programs, please contact Sarah Hentges at 207-262-7762.