To Your Health (TYH); Movement and Music for Seniors
Experience the joy of movement and muic for healthy aging with Lisa Davidson, yoga teacher, and Jim Gallant, guitarist/singer/songwriter, each of whom will present for this "To Your Health" spring program.
Yoga Demonstration and Participation--Lisa Davidson will begin the program with "How Yoga Helps us Age Well". Davidson, who has been teachng and practicing yoga for over 40 years, will demonstrate and encourage audience participation in gentle yoga postures, from either a seated or a standing position. The postures will focus on improving strenth, mobility, and balance in order to create a sense of positivity and peacefullness, all while having fun.
"Through practice, we learn how the three A's-Awareness, Acceptance, and Adjustment- help us move joyfully through life. We are told to keep on moving so we may age well. Through yoga, we'll discover how to enjoy keeping yourself healthy, rather than making it a chore on the to-do list", says Davidson.
Ms. Davidson trained at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Healing and has expanded her studies and certifications to teaching yoga to seniors. She offers weekly live stream Kripalu and gentle senior yoga sessions via Zoom. Lisa is also a Reiki Master and loves hiking and skiing.
Show and Singalong--The second half of the program brings guitarist and singer/songwriter Jim Gallant to the stage. Whether performng at a coffeehouse, college concert, or an outdoor festival, Gallant captures the hearts and feet of his audience. His up-tempo guitar style and mix of catchy originals and masterful interpretetations leave the audience feeling fully-satisfied. From Dylan and the Beatles to Bach and Blues, his shows are fun-filled and exciting. Jim will perform some of his orignal songs, familiar old-time classics, and will lead some singalong selections for all to enjoy.
Jim performs throughout Maine and New England as a soloist or with his band. He has shared the stage with Doc Watson, New Grass Revival, Taj Mahal, Livingston Taylor, Jessie Colin Young, Dave Von Ronk and others. He has been a guitar instructor at Fiddlehead Center for the Arts in Gray since its beginning.
This program is sponsored as a community service by To Your Health of the Western Moutains Senior College, in collaboration with the Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD #44 Adult and Community Edcuation. Light refreshments are available. Admission is free. All ages are welcome.
When: Thursday, April 4
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Bethel Congregational Church, 32 Church St., Bethel