Wellness
Fall T'ai Chi Chih Form (pdf)
Downloadable Coloring Pages

 

 

WHEN LIVE PROGRAMMING RESUMES: REGISTER FOR EVENTS ONLINE! THE "EVENT REGISTRATION" BUTTON IS ON OUR HOMEPAGE. IF YOU DON'T SEE THE PROGRAM LISTED THERE, PLEASE CALL 973-226-8636. MEANWHILE, STAY TUNED FOR OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS.

 
 

MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS MEET UP - Mondays 10-10:30 am

In-person meditation returns to the library! Renew, recharge, and set your intentions for the week during this weekly meditative meet up led by Sandra Michelsen, certified mindfulness teacher and Reiki master. Practice will also incorporate light stretching, breathing patterns, and other meditation techniques desinged to help reduce stress and anxiety and invite joy and peace. Suitable for beginners and those who meditate regularly. Class will take place in the library's Quiet Room and is limited to 12 participants. Walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend reserving your place. Open to both Roseland and non-Roseland residents. FIND AND RSVP FOR DIFFERENT SESSIONS HERE


MINDFUL COLORING FOR ADULTS - Tuesdays 1-3 pm
 
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of coloring, meditative music, and herbal tea. Limited to 12 participants. RSVP FOR DIFFERENT SESSIONS HERE
 

 

"THE NEXT CHAPTER" GRIEF SUPPORT - Wednesday, October 27, at 6:30 pm
 

The Next Chapter, our informal grief support group, has resumed in-person meetings to provide a casual setting for connecting with others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one. No RSVP needed. We ask that unvaccinated guests please wear masks.

OTHER UPCOMING MEETING DATES:
WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 3 & 17, DECEMBER 1 & 15
ATTENDEES WILL START TO GATHER BETWEEN 6:30 AND 7 PM,
MEETINGS OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT 7 PM


GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS - Thursdays, November 4 & 18, at 7 pm

Enjoy some personal time after a busy day with a virtual meditation session led by meditation guide Amy Rutledge, who is also an artist and actor. She has found meditation to be a helpful aid in the management of Lyme disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Her greatest passions are helping people and animals and sharing the benefits of meditating. RSVP for Zoom link here.

OTHER UPCOMING GUIDED MEDITATION SESSIONS: (ALL CLASSES START AT 7 PM ON ZOOM)
THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 2, 16 & 30


FALL INTO FITNESS SERIES:

IYENGAR YOGA - Mondays at 7 pm through November 1

Certified Iyengar yoga instructor Colleen Fontes returns as part of our 8-week fall wellness series, Fall into Wellness. Iyengar is a traditional form of yoga that focuses on proper posture and alignment to help achieve various yoga poses and maximize their benefits. Virtual class via Zoom will run Mondays at 7 pm through November 1. Classes will be conducted on Zoom: CONNECT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME 

Colleen has over 20 years of experience teaching a wide range of students including athletes, dancers, children, university students, pregnant women, other yoga instructors, and more. She studied with the founder of Iyengar Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar and established the Iyengar Yoga program at the YWCA of Bergen County.

 


FALL T'AI CHI CHIH - Tuesdays at 10:30 am through November 23
NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 2, ELECTION DAY

 

Certified T'ai Chi Chih instructor Linda Sercarz will teach Fall T'ai Chi Chih on Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am through November 23. There will be no class on Election Day, November 2. Fee is $100 for all 10 classes. For your safety, if you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask. Limited to 20 participants.
T'ai Chi Chih is not a martial art. This gentle exercise is based on ancient wellness principles from the Far East and is made up of 19 different moves and a single pose. All levels are welcome.
Linda, who is also a Reiki practitioner and certified HeartMath coach/mentor, has taught at the Montclair Adult School, JCC, Township of Millburn, Caldwell Community Center, and the Chatham Adult School, among other locations. To register for the fall session, please DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE or pick up a form from the library and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor at 973-714-8650 or Sercarz@aol.com. 

 


 
FALL INTO FITNESS: SIT, STAND, AND BE FIT - Tuesdays through November 2, at 7 pm

 
 
Power up for autumn with a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises led by certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka, MPH, ACE, CPT. This virtual class is designed to increase muscle strength and range of movement to improve your daily living activities. Class can be modified according to your fitness level and will be offered Tuesdays at 7 pm through November 2 as part of our 8-week Fall into Wellness series.
Classes will be conducted on Zoom: CONNECT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME
A chair will be needed for seated exercises and to support standing exercises, so make sure you have a sturdy chair available before class. Light weights can be used, but are optional. You may substitute weights with water bottles or cans from your pantry.
 


FALL INTO FITNESS SERIES:

CHAIR YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS - Wednesdays through November 3, at 2 pm

Same class as the Chair Yoga we had back during our spring wellness session, this Arthritis Foundation class led by certified fitness instructor Colleen Fontes will incorporate light weights and resistance bands. Class  takes place every Wednesday through November 3 at 2 pm and will be conducted on Zoom: CONNECT TO CLASS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

 



LIBRARY HEALTH & WELLNESS WEBSITE

Check out Roseland Library Health & Wellness, a health and wellness website, for an enriching dose of inspiration, recipes, fitness information, and other healthy initiatives to help steer you on the path to wellness. The website will be updated regularly, so follow to stay in tune with the latest information: CONNECT TO WEBSITE HERE



DOWNLOAD COLORING PAGES
  
Download and print some extra coloring pages on the left-hand side of this page.