Raw Vegan Harvest

Tuesday September 12, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Find out how to get the most health benefit from this harvest season.

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.

Self-Care Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Meditation: Question Everything, and Grow

Tuesday September 19, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Brian Truskowski of BMT Wellness returns with a new spin on his self-care classes.

This class explores our commitments to everything, giving us a chance to question stories, beliefs, and safe space to discuss this.

This self-empowerment class is for people who want to go deeper in their lives, connect with a part of themselves they may not know, and do it in a safe space. This monthly series will run through November. The classes will build upon each other, but each class stands on its own, so attendees may join any time.

Brian is a licensed Bodyworker and Massage Therapist in Ann Arbor and a member of the ManKind Project, whose mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet.

Self-Care Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Meditation: Owning My Story & Taking Control

Tuesday August 22, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Brian Truskowski of BMT Wellness returns with a new spin on his self-care classes.

This class will explore mindfulness of our words and actions, and trying them on in a group setting. We will also practice letting go of old stories and beliefs to allow for growth.

This self-empowerment class is for people who want to go deeper in their lives, connect with a part of themselves they may not know, and do it in a safe space. This monthly series will run through November. The classes will build upon each other, but each class stands on its own, so attendees may join any time.

Brian is a licensed Bodyworker and Massage Therapist in Ann Arbor and a member of the ManKind Project, whose mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Tuesday August 15, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Katie Peil, LLMSW and Program Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, will discuss healthy living tips based on the latest research.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This event is cosponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

Self-Care Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Meditation

Tuesday July 18, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Brian Truskowski of BMT Wellness returns with a new spin on his self-care classes.

In this session, Brian will focus on three areas:
- Movement: exploring the body through play and curiosity to create ease and awareness,
- Mindfulness: of being, action, and words through exercises and discussion,
- Meditation: exploring the inner landscape of the body through guided meditation, to create a deeper awareness of self.

This self-empowerment class is for people who want to go deeper in their lives, connect with a part of themselves that they may not know, and do it in a safe space. It is the first in a monthly series that will run through November. The classes will build upon each other, but each class stands on its own, so attendees may join any time.

Brian is a licensed Bodyworker and Massage Therapist in Ann Arbor and a member of the ManKind Project, whose mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet.

Fitness at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Are you trying to meet your fitness goals? The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living can help! They have free open gym hours Monday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm which includes access to an outdoor basketball hoop!

On Thursdays, May 4 through June 29th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm there will be a free Strength and Conditioning Class. Participants will learn about exercise equipment and make progress towards fitness goals in a guided session. Registration is required.

There will be a Seated Aerobics Class from May 8th to June 28th on Mondays from 10 to 11am and Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm (no class on May 17th). Don’t be fooled: This workout firms and burns much more than you’d think! It will raise your heart rate and help you burn calories, loosen up stiff joints, and increase your strength, power, flexibility and ability to perform everyday tasks. Registration is required.

They are also offering free One-on-One Fitness Consultation Sessions! During a scheduled consultation, participants will discuss fitness concerns and learn how to best approach their fitness journey.

To register or schedule a consultation email info@aacil.org.

Self-Care Massage: Upper Body with Brian M. Truskowski

Tuesday June 20, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting 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, and mouth, as it relates to massage. Learn about the role they 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.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Monday June 12, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Katie Peil, LLMSW and Program Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, will discuss healthy living tips based on the latest research.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This event is cosponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

Raw Vegan Diet and Whole Person Wellness

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

Discover the connection, and explore the potential for human and planetary healing.

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.

Protein, Carbs, and Fats: Where Do You Get Yours?

Tuesday July 11, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This presentation will shed light on the best dietary sources of these macronutrients, and how to meet your needs on a raw vegan diet.

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.

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