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5/7/12 5:05 A

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Anyone know of free, cheap, or cool events going on? In the cool category (not really the cheap one) is the Our Body the Universe Within exhibit at Echo is rather neat to look at and learn what and where all those soar muscles are called and located!

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2/1/11 6:33 P

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Here is info on not one but TWO free events! I am hoping to get out to the free day at Catamount this weekend for some snowshoeing!

**Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont presents its first annual Snow Days events. These events give Vermonters the opportunity to try cross country skiing and snowshoeing, in an effort to encourage physical activity during the cold winter months.**

Catamount Outdoor Center
February 5, 2011 1p.m.-4p.m.
Join us at the Catamount Outdoor Center on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 1p.m. until 4p.m. Enjoy this free outdoor fun day with free access to trails, free snowshoe and cross country ski rentals, or you can bring your own equipment. There will also be healthy snacks and fleece hats for the first 100 participants.

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center
February 13, 2011 1p.m.-4p.m.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont will be at the Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 1p.m. until 4p.m. Enjoy this free outdoor fun day with free access to trails, free snowshoe and cross country ski rentals, or you can bring your own equipment. Please note: rentals are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. There will also be healthy snacks around the bonfire, as well as free hats for first 100 participants


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1/29/11 11:01 A

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Wintervale 2011 @ Intervale.
2/6 from 9:30AM - 1PM

-Free ski and snowshoe demos
-waxing demos
-Tree identification
-Skijoring demos
and more (according to the flyer!!)

www.localmotion.org/ski


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1/10/11 7:36 P

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Free yoga/pilates class at Lululemon on Church Street Wednesdays 8-9 AM

www.lululemon.com/burlingtonvt/burli
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1/10/11 7:28 P

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Ooh cool thanks!

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1/10/11 7:27 P

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Hey! How much is the class after the first free one? I'm trying to save money so I might do community yoga on Fridays but I really want to get into yoga!

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1/4/11 5:39 P

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Here are some upcoming (possibly totally?) free snowshoe events through Eastern Mountain Sports (the flyer says that the snowshoe rentals are free, but I don't know if the event itself is. Their # is 802-864-0473 if you want more info!!):

1/16 - 11AM, snowshoeing with expect advice in Dorset Natural Park Area.

1/22 - Winter Fest, 2-4PM at Red Rock Park. "Two hours of winter fun."

2/12 - Green Mountain Club Snowshoe Festival at GMC quarters in Waterbury.

2/18 - S. Burlington Parks& Rec Lunar snowshoeing event. Dorset Park Natural Area, 7:30-9:30PM.

I hope the snow comes back so I can get out their and snowshoe!


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1/3/11 6:03 P

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I got this free yoga class announcement from my neigborhood Front Porch Forum...

"Hi neighbors! I'm teaching an easy, gentle yoga, movement and meditation class at South End Studio (on Pine St. just north of Champlain Elementary) on Wednesday mornings at 9:45am, starting this coming week, Jan 5. It's an on-going, drop-in class and your first class is free through the month of Jan! For more info, go to http://www.southendstudiovt.com or just come to the studio any Wed. morning. Here's my class description and bio. Hope to see you there!
To good health and a calm mind, Layla Masant

Yoga-Z Moving Meditation
Yoga-Z is a unique fusion of slow flowing hatha yoga and simple circular movements from the Russian health system "Z" with an emphasis on conscious breathing and natural alignment, leading naturally into deep and quiet moments of calm, centered stillness. Improving mobility, flexibility and inner awareness, Yoga-Z is a profound practice for discovering your fluid, radiant vitality. Appropriate for all fitness levels including seniors, those recovering from illness and injury, and for starting and supporting a meditation practice.

BIO: Layla Masant is a lifelong yoga and meditation practitioner and instructor, a former ashram resident as well as a certified fitness trainer, massage therapist and teacher of the Alexander Technique. She integrates her many skills to offer a movement and meditation experience to her students that is practical, enjoyable and inspirational."


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12/18/10 11:25 A

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Another heads up!

I was in Healthy Living (my source for dried papaya - I have a good/bad habit!) and I was walking out I noticed a flyer for a fitness bootcamp.

Here is there website: www.sharkbitevt.com

At Healthy Living they had cards for a free session attached to the flyer!


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12/14/10 12:11 A

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More Zumba! From my Front Porch Forum email:

South End Studio at 696 Pine Street, has a new Saturday morning Zumba teacher, Michelle Kmiec! To celebrate, everyone is welcome to come and check out Michelle's class on Saturday, December 18 at 9:15 am FOR FREE! Hope to see many of our south end neighbors there!


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12/12/10 1:22 A

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Browsing the Parks & Rec guide for Burlington for good deals, and I noticed that the Robert Miller Community & Rec Center (130 Gosse Court, Bton) has a $5 Zumba class on Saturday AM from 9-10AM.

I might have to check that out sometime soon, since I never made it to Zumba that other week!


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12/7/10 1:29 P

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Browsing Seven Days online (www.7dvt.com) and found a few things that might be of interest:

Dr. Stephen Brandon - Touching on nutrition, stress and stretching, the speaker offers advice for "How to Improve Athletic Performance and Prevent Skiing Injuries." Preregister. Thursday, December 9, 5:30–6:30PM at Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier. Free.

Women's Heart Health Class - Blood-pressure screenings cap a program about heart disease and ways to prevent it, nutritional advice, and vitamins. Thursday, December 9, 6:30–7:30PM at City Market in Burlington. Free.

Open Meditation Classes - Harness your emotions and cultivate inner peace through the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Sunday, December 12, 1–3PM at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington. $5-25 suggested donation.

'Enhancing Immunity to Prevent Winter Illness' - Ward off cold-weather infections in this workshop with Guido Masé. Preregister. Monday, December 13, 12–1PM at City Market in Burlington. Free.


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12/5/10 8:34 P

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Really great free yoga videos online from Evolution Yoga teacher John McConnell. www.johnmcconnellyoga.com

Enjoy!

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11/30/10 10:11 A

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www.southendstudiovt.com/

South End Studio: "The week of November 28-December 4, ALL DROP IN CLASSES ARE FREE!" to celebrate their anniversary.

Found this on the Seven Days events list! I am not sure that I'll go... well, darn, maybe I will find time on Thursday or Friday since it is free.


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11/30/10 8:40 A

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Ooooh that is AWESOME. I haven't even been to Girlington Garage yet, but I know I love them! I'll definitely take advantage of this when I get my oil changed.

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everybody would do it. It's the hard that makes it great."


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11/30/10 8:19 A

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Not necessarily free but COOL:

Fundraiser at Girlington Garage going on right now:

Fix your car and support homeless and at-risk youth in Vermont! When you donate $25-$50 to Spectrum at Girlington Garage, you get that much off of your bill. Thank you, Girlington Garage!

(Spectrum also has the state's most comprehensive treatment programs and initiatives focusing on Domestic and Relationship Violence (I believe) and runs many groups for abusive men's accountability and change. They have incredible programs.)

I needed an oil change and now I'm gonna do it there! Perfect timing.

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11/27/10 4:26 P

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Ash: Yay! I recall the sign saying that they were having class at 8, 10, Noon, 2, and 4 that day. So yes, let us plan on going at Noon!

Everyone: They are not advertising their holiday open house/sale on their website though, so calling ahead would be a good idea to confirm class times. As I will at some point this week...!


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11/27/10 4:03 P

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whoa sweet!!! i'm available for that!!! haah we could go before our craft day. what do they have a 12PMer?

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11/27/10 4:00 P

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Saturday, Dec. 4th - All of Burlington Bikram's (on Pine St.) classes are free! And they are also offering a 15% discount on any class packages purchased that day. So if you have ever wanted to try bikram, next weekend you have your chance!

Here is their website: bikramyogaburlington.com/

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11/14/10 3:14 P

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TOMORROW NIGHT! MONDAY NIGHT THE 15TH!!!!

FREE DINNER!!! (WHAT?!?!)

Community Center in Winooski right in the plaza next to the YMCA and Winooski Family Health on Mallets Bay Ave - sponsored by Neighborkeepers - ALL welcome
based on the Circles of Support model out of Iowa that brings community members together.

This is an amazing program - there is a free dinner and then after a little talk that happens - they go around and people can offer things they are looking to get rid of or don't need anymore (do you have a good extra winter coat? or a few bags of craft supplies or fabric? etc you have been meaning to give away or get rid of?) and where people can ask for things they need (looking for a good plumber? looking for someone to help you move? etc) they also go around and talk about positive things that have happened recently, everyone gets to share and then you appreciate each other by going around and saying a nice thing about the person next to you.)

it's totally a feel good type thing. :D and i'll be there!!

it's from 6-8PM.

check out neighborkeepers.org if you want more info on the org.

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11/14/10 7:34 A

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Today is OPEN HOUSE at the North End Studio. If any of you have heard me gush about FORZA, today is the day to try it for free!! Steph is a really amazing instructor, and the class leaves you feeling so powerful, strong, and SWEATY! If that's not up your alley, they'll also have Dancersize, Folk Dancing, and Yoga.

The North End Studio is on No. Winooski Ave, in the same building as the VT Workers' Center. Check them out and try any of their offerings for free today!

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11/12/10 6:03 P

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Two free yoga classes in Burlington:

Yoga VT - 8:30AM on Saturday mornings (arrive early for a spot). Taught by teachers in training.

Lululemon store - 10AM on Saturday mornings (trying this tomorrow, so will report back!)

AND check your employee benefits for your workplace! I work for HowardCenter and I just found out we get a free class at Evolution Yoga.


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11/8/10 10:53 P

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The leader/teacher of this Burlington laughter yoga group is married to one of my teachers at graduate school, so we had a demonstration in a class one time. So I don't have much experience with this practice, but it was interesting and I could see how it would be a refreshing and freeing experience!


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Have you taken a laughter Yoga class before? I am interested in the whole concept but want to know more about it from people who have taken the class.

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I thought it would be nice for us to keep a running list of local health and fitness resources that are cheap/free and cool.

Free laughter yoga group: www.startlaughingvermont.com/index_f
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