Self-Care Massage: Lower Back & Body with Brian M. Truskowski

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Using the Myofascial technique, licensed massage therapist Brian M. Truskowski will teach you about the anatomy of the lower back, hips, legs, and feet area as they relate to massage.

With focus on the muscles, you will learn about the role they play in your body and how they create dysfunction when not working properly. Brian will instruct attendees on self-massage by demonstrating the techniques himself and then on any participants interested in giving it a try.

Brian M. Truskowski is a licensed to practice massage in the state of Michigan and currently practices at Ann Arbor Massage.

Guided Meditation for Kids

Sunday January 28, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 1 - 5

Whether it is stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness, kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults.

Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead kids through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. Meditation at a young age plants the seed of a lifelong resource for dealing with stress or hard situations. At the end of the session children will have a chance to process what they experienced through artistic expression.

Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort. Parents are encouraged to attend.

New Year Renewal with Nature’s Diet

Tuesday January 16, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Just in time for the New Year learn how to cleanse your body, clarify your mind.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op.

Self-Care Massage: Upper Body

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Using the Myofascial technique, licensed massage therapist Brian M. Truskowski will teach you about the muscles of upper body, with a focus on the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands as they relate to massage.

Learn about the role these muscles play in your body and how they create dysfunction when not working properly. Brian will instruct attendees on how to self-massage by demonstrating the techniques on himself and then on any participants interested in giving it a try.

He is licensed to practice massage in the state of Michigan and currently practices at Ann Arbor Massage.

Guided Meditation for Kids

Wednesday November 8, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 1 - 5

Whether it's stress, anxiety or the occasional moodiness kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults.

Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant, will lead kids through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more.

Meditation at a young age plants the seed for a lifelong tool to deal with stress or hard situations. At the end of the session children will have a chance to process what they experienced through artistic expression.

Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Guided Meditation for Kids

Thursday December 14, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 1 - 5

Whether it is stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness, kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead kids through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. Meditation at a young age plants the seed of a lifelong resource for dealing with stress or hard situations. At the end of the session children will have a chance to process what they experienced through artistic expression. Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Raw Vegan Winter Tips

Tuesday December 12, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Get great tips from an expert on how you can maintain a fresh diet and have a vibrant winter.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and at her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op.

Conquering Food Cravings with a Raw Diet

Tuesday November 14, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Discover nature’s one superfood that can end your cravings.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and at her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is a partnership with the People's Food Co-Op.

Raw Vegan Fall Detox

Tuesday October 10, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Learn a safe and powerful raw vegan cleansing and detoxifying program you can start today.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and at her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Still Mountain Meditation

Saturday November 11, 2017: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults

This half-day workshop will offer a brief, step-by-step introduction to beginning insight meditation.

Insight meditation is a simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment investigation of mind/body processes through calm, focused attention. In meditation and mindfulness practices we cultivate our ability to be present in each moment and to be aware of and more comfortable with our thoughts, emotions, and physical being.

Although historically the techniques come from Buddhist traditions, this workshop has no religious content and will approach the practices from a down-to-earth, secular perspective. This introduction is intended mainly for persons with no previous meditation experience, but all are welcome.

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