Virtual Workshops and PMA® approved CEC’s
Plantar Fasciitis – Wednesday, March 24 @ 6:00
Are your dogs barking? Do you have a hitch in your get-a-long? Is your refrigerator running, but your feet hurt too bad to chase after it?
Well, this is the workshop for you!
Class will look at the symptoms, pathophysiology, and treatment options available for this debilitating and oftentimes intractable condition. Deborah will also teach a series of exercises and stretches found to be effective in relieving plantar fasciitis pain and discomfort.
Bones of Steel: Maintaining and Improving Bone Health
- How osteoporosis and osteopenia can affect your health and function
- How to improve your balance to prevent falls
- Exercises that will protect your spine and other joints from stress
- Exercises that will increase your bone density, strength and muscle mass
- How to move in ways that are SAFE for someone with low bone density
- How to modify traditional pilates exercises to be safe for someone with low bone density
Props recommended: (but not required)
- Straight back chair
- Yard stick, cane, or wooden dowel approx 3 feet long Theraband Light to medium
- hand weights
Flex Your Brain Series with IOBT makers and staff
Book Club with Toby Matthews – Free! One Saturday a month
JANUARY – Join us Saturday, January 23rd @ 7:00 pm
Don’t be intimidated by poetry. Mary Oliver’s poetry is accessible, profound, challenging, and life-giving. These are poems to be savored. Don’t feel like you have to read them all. I have been reading out loud to the Void and it is a wonderful practice.
A special guest who took Mary Oliver’s metered verse poetry writing class at Duke in the 90’s will be joining us as well to share his experiences of working with her and his insights into her poetry. It should be a fun discussion.
FEBRUARY – FRIDAY, Feb 26 at 7:00
How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature by Marc Hamer
“One of the most wonderful accounts of life on this earth I have read. A healing book of wisdom, oneness and hard work. A great antidote to cynicism, irony, self-importance and fakery. This is the good stuff. You finish this book and you see better. You know better where you stand in the unfinished ongoing circle of things.”
Award winning Author of
‘Grief is a thing with feathers’ and
MARCH – FRIDAY, Mar 2 at 7:00
The Ministry for the Future: A Novel by Kim Stanley Robinson
From the publisher: “The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us—and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face.”
From my “podcast friend” Ezra Klein: “If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future.”
Basics of Drawing from Nature with Deborah
Totally Beginning!! Join Deborah for a two week journey into the joys of drawing from Nature. Years of experience have taught Deborah than anyone can draw, we simply need to learn to see in new ways, practice new skills, and drop the self-judgement that we learned in childhood.