Tai Chi is one of the movement classes offered through Healthy Acadia's Graceful Aging program. The practice improves balance and helps prevent falls. PHOTO COURTESY OF HEALTHY ACADIA

Graceful Aging movement classes offered

BAR HARBOR — Five types of free movement classes are offered this summer through the Graceful Aging program, an initiative of Healthy Acadia.

The classes, led by certified instructor Susan Sassaman, meet weekly in Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor, and are free (donations are accepted) and open to all. The program includes Chair Yoga, Tai Chi for Health, Yoga for Cancer, Yoga Dance for Seniors, Fitness for Parkinson’s and Introduction to Meditation.

Chair Yoga takes place entirely seated, so balance or strength issues are not concerns. Tai Chi for Health improves balance and helps prevent falls. Yoga for Cancer, a specialized yoga methodology, addresses the physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments. Yoga Dance, set to music, is gentle seated yoga and easy dancing across the room as a group. Fitness for Parkinson’s, a well-rounded workout, benefits any senior. Introduction to Meditation explores different mindfulness practices.

All classes stimulate the immune system, improve flexibility and strength, reduce anxiety and boost overall well-being.

For more information, including times and locations, contact Sassaman at 288-8103 or [email protected], or visit barharboryogadance.com.

Healthy Acadia, working in Hancock and Washington counties, is dedicated to building vibrant communities and making it easier for people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.




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