Chair Yoga for Special Needs

Yoga workshop designed for adults with special needs. | Adults

East Springfield Branch
Tuesday January 28 | 10 – 11 AM | Adults
Tuesday February 25 | 10 – 11 AM | Adults
Tuesday March 24 | 10 – 11 AM | Adults
Tuesday April 28 | 10 – 11 AM | Adults

Yoga can have many benefits including increased flexibility and focus, and building a sense of calm. This small-session workshop is designed for adults with special needs specifically, though the general public is welcomed to attend too.

Led by Bonni-Lynne Sandler of HeartnSoul Yoga, Bonni-Lynne is a certified yoga instructor and MSEd.

Space is limited, so please sign-up online or with a librarian. 18+

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens; please knock loudly for entry.

Registration starts December 31 – Register – January 28 Class

Registration starts January 28 – Register – February 25 Class

Soup Night – January 29

The weather may be cold outside, but we will be warming up with homemade soups! | Adults and Teens

East Forest Park Branch, Cafe
Wednesday January 29 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Teens and Adults

It’s soup night!  The weather may be cold outside, but we will be warming up at the new East Forest Park Branch Library with homemade soups! Bring your recipe, and containers for samples you bring home of other people’s creations.  This program is for Adults and Teens who like to cook.

Let us know what type of soup you will  make, and sign-up below, or at the Reference Desk, or contact the library at 413-263-6836.

Register

Now You’re Cooking! – Sixteen Acres

Share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library’s new cooking club | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 6:15-7:15 PM | Adults

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library’s new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You’re Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

Tai Chi for Everyone at East Springfield

Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. | All Ages

East Springfield Branch
First Saturday of the month | 10 – 11  AM | Adults, Teens, & Children Ages 10+

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age.  Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting.

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club at Central Library

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills?  | Adults

Central Library, Community Room
Third Wednesday of the month | 10 – 11:30 AM | Adults

Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group. Members may bring-in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and be inspired by something new.

Coffee provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.  For more information, contact Gary Pysznik at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org.

Chair Yoga – East Springfield

Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions.

East Springfield Branch
Second Tuesday of the month | 10 – 11 AM | Adults

Chair Yoga is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during standing poses such as bends, extensions, and stretches. Suitable for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions, this class is instructed by Certified Yoga Instructor Nicole Ferraro. 18+

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens; please knock loudly for entry.

Chair Yoga For Seniors – Indian Orchard Branch

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. | Seniors

Indian Orchard Branch
First Tuesday of every month | 10:00 – 10:45 AM | Seniors 60+ and their caregivers

Increase well-being, flexibility, and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.