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MEET & GREET WITH MARIANNE WILLIAMSON – APRIL 16TH

Meet & Greet with Marianne Williamson

Join us on April 16th, at 2:45 PM at The Local Grocer for a Meet & Greet with Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson.

Marianne Williamson will be stopping by for lunch, a meet & greet, and tour of our operations here at The Local Grocer.
Marianne Williamson is an American author, lecturer, and activist. She has written 13 books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a volunteer food delivery program that serves home-bound people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. She is also the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a nonprofit grassroots education and advocacy organization supporting peace-building projects.
 
In 2014, as an Independent, Williamson ran unsuccessfully for the seat of California’s 33rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives elections in California. On January 29, 2019, she announced her campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 United States presidential election.
 
“This campaign is about forging a new political possibility in America. It’s about all of us working together to create a rising tide of citizen activism and activation. It’s not just about electing a candidate. It’s about you….your power….and your world.”
– Marianne Williamson

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Spring Yoga Specials

SPRING YOGA SPECIALS

MARCH: Present your completed 10 punch card in the café & receive a free smoothie.  $5 Yoga with Chellsey!

APRIL: $5 drop-in for any weekly class for all Memorial Hospital employees. Present badge or pay stub

MAY: Yoga Special: Buy 3 months of unlimited yoga and receive $25 Table & Tonic gift certificate

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Yoga Pose of The Month with Yoga Coordinator Sarah Davidson!

Yoga Pose of The Month with Yoga Coordinator Sarah Davidson!

NOVEMBER: Down Dog with revolved twists (Adoh Mukha Svanasana)

Come onto all fours. Keep your hands slightly forward of your shoulders with your fingers spread wide. Curl your toes under, straighten your legs, and lift your hips up and back into the pose.  Heals are striving for the earth and the tailbone is lengthening towards the sky.  Turn the eye of the elbow in; relax your neck. Reach your right hand to the outer edge of your left leg (shin, ankle, or foot, whatever you can reach). If you cant find the leg, shorten your stance. Revolve your ribcage to the left, keeping your left arm straight. Breathe, switch sides, and repeat. Repeat five breaths per side.

DECEMBER: Crescent

From downward facing dog, step your right foot forward in between your hands. Stay on the ball of your back foot with your feet hip-width apart. Lift your arms and torso upright. Draw your tailbone down as you lift your lower belly up. Bend the back knee as much as you need to in order to achieve this. Stretch your arms overhead shoulder-width apart. Breathe for eight breaths and repeat on the second side for the same count.  After both sides are complete, step feet together at the top of the mat and come to stand in Mountain pose (Tadasana)

JANUARY: Chair Pose
Chair pose (Utkatsana)
Bend both knees, drop your hips, and lift your torso upright. Keep the weight in your heels and all ten toes light on the mat.  You should be able to see your toes when you gaze down. Keep your pelvis neutral, lift your lower belly up, and keep your front ribs in. Extend your arms up shoulder-width apart with the palms turned in to relax the base of your neck. Bring a softness through the shoulders.  Repeat for eight breaths.

FEBRUARY: Chair pose with a twist (Parivrtta Utkatasana) 
From chair, draw your palms together at heart center. Exhale, and bring your left elbow onto your right thigh or knee. Place your palms together and press down to revolve your chest open to the right. and the right ribcage rotating towards the sky.  Keep your hips square. Draw your left knee back so two knees are in one line. Release the twist, returning to chair. Repeat the twist on the second side, and continue for eight breaths per side.

MARCH: Camel (Ustranana)

Start with knees on the mat and maintain 6 inches of space between knees and feet, which is the length of two fists. Support your spine by placing your hands on the back of your hips with fingers pointing down.  Keep elbows drawing in towards one another and let the shoulders roll back. Inhale while lifting your chest, and exhale while dropping your head back and arching the torso further back. Keep the chest lifted throughout the pose to minimize compression in the lower back.  Ensure that hips are forward and lined up above the knees then bring your right hand down to grab the right heel and left hand down to grab the left heel; Put thumbs on outside of feet and place fingers on soles.  Maintain a tight grip on feet so you can push hips forward. If hips collapse back and you sink into the spine as you grab heels, continue to keep your hands on hips and keep lifting the chest. Keep arching spine back and work hips forward while lengthening tailbone down toward the floor. Continue lifting chest to ensure that body weight hasnt sunk back into heels and hands.   To come out of this posture, bring your right hand to your right hip, and then bring left hand to the left hip.  Press knees down and use abdominal strength to lift and straighten up the spine.  Hold this pose for 8 breaths.

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Free Beginners Meditation

Free Beginners Meditation

Every fourth Monday of Every Month 4:30 PM-5:30 PM with Leah.

SPRING SCHEDULE: March 25th, April 22nd, May 27th

Great for first time meditation seekers to experience the benefits of this healing and calming practice. For BEGINNERS ONLY.

Free to Beginners Meditation:

Meditation. You probably know it is supposed to be good for you. Maybe you’ve even heard all the talk and research done on meditation. Have you thought there is no way you have time in your day to meditate? Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. Did you know you can meditate anywhere? No special equipment needed. No sitting on the floor with legs crossed chanting. Not even a totally quiet space is required.  If you been wondering about how you can fit meditation into your life ~ these free beginning sessions are meant for you.  It is easier than you think.

12 health benefits of meditation:

  • Reduces Stress.
  • Controls Anxiety.
  • Promotes Emotional Health.
  • Enhances Self-Awareness.
  • Lengthens Attention Span.
  • May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss.
  • Can Generate Kindness.
  • May Help Fight Addictions.
  • Improves Sleep
  • Helps Control Pain
  • Decrease Blood Pressure
  • You Can Meditate Anywhere
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Meditation Group

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FREE Introduction to Yoga for Beginners with Sarah

FREE Introduction to Yoga for Beginners with Sarah!

First Monday of Every Month!
Learn the basics from the ground up

April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, 4:30 PM – 5: 30 PM.