Vail Public Library’s annual Healthy Lifestyle Series, an extension of our “Evenings of Engagement,” features programs that focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Programs include healthy habits for both mind and body. While most programs take place during the summer, we do offer Yoga through out the year.
Gentle Yoga – Monday’s & Wednesday’s at 11:30am
This may be the yoga class you’re looking for. Here we cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. Though it’s a gentle workout, the emphasis is on working in. This inward focus unites the mind, body & Spirit in an atmosphere of community and collaboration, not competition. Balance, strength and flexibility improve while experiencing deep relaxation. You’ll feel a lightness of being from this powerful and healing practice. Taught by Anne Anderson, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance, Professional Ski Instructor of America at Vail; Lionshead Adults, Reiki II Practitioner and Founder of Snowga, a yoga practice on the slopes created to calm the mind and transform the ski experience; less fear, more fun.
Beginning September 19th, Meditation returns to Tuesday evenings at 5pm
Meditation is commonly described as the practice of focusing our mental attention to awaken us beyond habitual thinking, so to reveal the nature of reality — what is happening here and now. Join this meditation group and discover the benefits of meditation for yourself.
Is your home making you sick? Good health is not just about the food you put in your body. What you put in your body, the air you breathe and the water you drink can all have a profound effect on your health. In this talk, you’ll learn about how thousands of chemicals, most of which have never been tested for safety, are used in everyday products. These chemicals are disrupting your endocrine system, mimicking hormones, damaging your thyroid and causing harm in other ways. You’ll also learn about safe and effective alternatives you can use for a healthier home environment. Presented by Kristina Sampson, founder of the Vail Diet.
Walking Book Club Friday, Sept 15 from 11:30 – 12:30
Our Walking Book Club continues through the summer and autumn months. Think of this as a social outing that provides the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. Join us whether you have read the book or not; share what you are reading with us as we walk or share reading ideas with the rest of the group. The point is to get you moving and socializing with other readers! This month’s selection is “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende.
We meet in the library galleria at 11:30am.
Past Events of 2017
Summer programming: Country Western Dance
Past Events of 2016
Thursday, January 14: Healthy Kids food tasting and Yoga
Tuesday, June 28: Create Freedom and Vibrancy in Your Body
Wednesday, July 6: The Brain on Love
Wednesday, August 24: Adrenal Fatigue
Wednesday, September 7: Hot Topics in Nutrition
Walking Book Club
Past Events of 2015
Wednesday, June 17: Get Growing
Wednesday, July 22: 4 Peaks to Supercharged Health
Wednesday, August 26: Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Wednesday, September 2: Salts, Salves and Dream Pillows
BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. Library card holders can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better and remember more. You can use BrainHQ on a PC/MAC or from an app from the App Store (the Android App is in development). Once you login and create an account, BrainHQ will send you a welcome email; if you don’t want monthly emails from BrainHQ, you can unsubscribe from future emails using the link at the bottom of your welcome email.