Showing posts with label yoga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yoga. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Summer Classes Are Here! Register now for badminton, men's basketball, or Vinyasa yoga


Badminton is a racquet sport. The ideal sport for those who like to be kept on their toes.
7 Wednesdays beginning 7/6
$84/person
Looking for a night of fun and exercise? Join us for a great workout and some friendly competition. Basketball is a great way to de-stress and add variety to your routine.
7 Tuesdays and/or Thursdays beginning 7/5
$84 person
Yoga, which has been around since the 15th century, helps to quiet the mind & improve health, for all levels - whether you are a beginner or experienced. Join us for a great way to spend the summer.
5 Wednesdays beginning 7/6
$55/person
Lifelong Community Learning - Franklin Public Schools | 218 Oak Street, Room 137, Franklin, MA 02038

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Exercise & Wellness Classes Start Next Week


Exercise & Wellness Classes
Fall 2021
starting NEXT WEEK
still time to register
Yoga, which has been around since the 15th century, helps to quiet the mind & improve health. Looking for Hatha Yoga OR Yoga For Anyone? You can find it here on Thursdays this fall.
8 weeks - $80/person
LaBlast is an energizing dance fitness program that uses easy to follow ballroom dance patterns. Students will learn the basic steps of several dance styles, while enjoying music from all genres. Classes are low impact and for all levels of fitness. Partner-free and no experience necessary. 
10 weeks - $90/person

For more class options & additional details visit:
FPS - Lifelong Community Learning | 218 Oak Street, Room 137, Franklin, MA 02038

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Yoga on the Beach returns Sunday mornings

Yoga on the Beach with Jo Ann will return again this summer! The free yoga practice is appropriate for all levels and will run each Sunday morning (weather permitting) from June 13 through July 25th from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Chilson Beach on Beaver Street.
Please bring your own mat/towel/sunscreen/water and any props to support your practice.
Jo Ann Laliberte, RYT-500 will lead the practice and can be reached at lalibert1@comcast.net if you have any questions.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Let’s Laugh Today is FREE Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Let’s Laugh Today is free on ZOOM! 

There is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and gentle deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. It's a great way to connect with other people through eye contact while remaining socially distant and it is thoroughly up-lifting and immunity-boosting! 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free 45 minute ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm. 

All ages are welcome. You can sit or stand the entire time. It’s a good time to try something new and take care of your mental health! 

Led by local Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers and Laughter Ambassadors, Bill and Linda Hamaker. They are the HA Makers! They are the only Master Trainer couple on this continent! 

Let’s Laugh Today is FREE Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!
Let’s Laugh Today is FREE Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Let’s Laugh Today is free on ZOOM! There is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. 

These laughter exercises and gentle deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. It's a great way to connect with other people through eye contact while remaining socially distant and it is thoroughly up-lifting and immunity-boosting! 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free 45 minute ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome. 

You can sit or stand the entire time. It’s a good time to try something new and take care of your mental health! 

Led by local Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers and Laughter Ambassadors, Bill and Linda Hamaker. They are the HA Makers! Also see www.letslaughtoday.com for more opportunities to laugh!

Bill and Linda Hamaker, they are the HA Makers!
Bill and Linda Hamaker, they are the HA Makers!


Monday, January 4, 2021

Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Let’s laugh more in 2021 and Let’s Laugh Today! There is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. 
 
See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free 45 minute ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm and also other times. 
 
All ages are welcome. You can sit or stand the entire time. 
 
 No need to get down on the floor. It’s a good time to try something new and take care of our mental and emotional health! 
 
Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers and Laughter Ambassadors, Linda and Bill Hamaker.  
 
Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!
Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

 

Monday, December 14, 2020

Give Yourself the Gift of Laughter EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm on Zoom - FREE

Let's Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM! 

Give Yourself the Gift of Laughter! Let's Laugh Today is free on ZOOM!

Let's Laugh Today
Let's Laugh Today


There is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free 45 minute ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm. All ages are welcome. You can sit or stand the entire time. No need to get down on the floor. It's a good time to try something new and take care of our mental and emotional health! 

Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers and Laughter Ambassadors, Linda and Bill Hamaker.

Linda and Bill Hamaker
Linda and Bill Hamaker

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm on ZOOM!

Let's Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM! 

Let's Laugh Today is free on ZOOM! There is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. It's a great way to connect with other people through eye contact while remaining socially distant and it is thoroughly up-lifting and immunity-boosting! 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free 45 minute ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome. You can sit or stand the entire time. It's a good time to try something new and take care of our mental and emotional health! 

Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers and Laughter Ambassadors, Linda and Bill Hamaker. See www.letslaughtoday.com

Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm on ZOOM!
Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm on ZOOM!


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Let’s Laugh Today is free on ZOOM! 

In these challenging times, there is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy.

It's a great way to connect with other people through eye contact while remaining socially distant and it is thoroughly up-lifting and immunity-boosting! 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome. 

You can sit or stand the entire time. It’s a good time to try something new and take care of our mental and emotional health! 

Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers and Laughter Ambassadors, Linda and Bill Hamaker. See www.letslaughtoday.com 

Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!
Let’s Laugh Today is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Let's Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm on ZOOM! 

As seen on WCVB Boston CHRONICLE, Let's Laugh Today Laughter Club is on ZOOM! In these challenging times, there is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. It's a great way to connect with other people through eye contact while remaining socially distant and it is thoroughly up-lifting and immunity-boosting! 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30pm. All ages are welcome. You will laugh, clap, and breathe! You can sit or stand the entire time. It's a good time to try something new! Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers, Bill and Linda Hamaker.

Here is the BOSTON CHRONICLE TV clip in case you missed it. It is three minutes long. https://www.wcvb.com/article/laughter-yoga-is-an-emotional-boost/32972798

Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!
Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Let's Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

As just seen on WCVB Boston CHRONICLE, Let's Laugh Today Laughter Club is on ZOOM! In these challenging times, there is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. 
 
Let's Laugh Today
Let's Laugh Today

It's a great way to connect with other people through eye contact while remaining socially distant and it is thoroughly up-lifting and immunity-boosting! See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome. 

You will laugh, clap, and breathe! You can sit or stand the entire time. It's a good time to try something new! Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers, Bill and Linda Hamaker.


Here is the BOSTON CHRONICLE TV clip in case you missed it. It is three minutes long. https://www.wcvb.com/article/laughter-yoga-is-an-emotional-boost/32972798

the BOSTON CHRONICLE TV clip
the BOSTON CHRONICLE TV clip

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is on ZOOM! In these challenging times, there is nothing like a good belly laugh to help release stress and anxiety. These laughter exercises and deep breathing help to bring more fresh oxygen into the body and brain helping you feel more energetic and healthy. 

It's a great way to connect with other people through eye contact while remaining socially distant and it is thoroughly up-lifting and immunity-boosting! 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for link to the free ZOOM Meeting EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome. 

You can sit or stand the entire time. It’s a good time to try something new! Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers, Bill and Linda Hamaker.

Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!
Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Club is Free EVERY Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ZOOM!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

FM #238 Kristin Letendre - Mindfulness in a pandemic 4/03/20 (audio)

FM #238 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 238 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Kristin Letendre, Health and PE Director for the Franklin Public School district as well as a teacher at FHS. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about her work on the School Wellness Advisory Council (SWAC), on the Social Emotional Learning Committee, and importantly about keeping learning alive with her approach to mindfulness and a daily practice shared via Twitter.

This recording runs about 20 minutes, so listen to my conversation with Kristin and hear how a mindful approach can really provide help for us to be present during these challenging days.   https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HZB9N9D7




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The Twitter account for FPS Health PE = https://twitter.com/FPSHealthPE

The Social Emotional Learning Committee has created this SEL page with resources and a monthly focus  https://sites.google.com/franklinps.net/sel/home

Kristin is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State
 https://www.bridgew.edu/department/movement-arts-health-promotion-leisure-studies/kristin-letendre 

Resources shared by Kristin as mentioned during our conversation:

Mindfulness





Mindfulness Book Recommendations


  • Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration  by Meera Lee Patel
  • Made Out of Stars: A Journal for Self-Realization by Meera Lee Patel
  • The Little Book of Mindfulness by Dr. Patrizia Collard
  • Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day by Jennie Marie Battistin
  • Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are by Aimee Chase
  • Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in Everyday by Matthew Sockolov
  • Choose The Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PHD


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FM #238 Kristin Letendre - Mindfulness in a pandemic 4/03/20 (audio)
FM #238 Kristin Letendre - Mindfulness in a pandemic 4/03/20 (audio)