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.

 
 

 

MINDFUL COLORING - Tuesday, September 28, at 1 pm

Escape the stress of every day life with some mindful coloring at the library! Join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring, herbal tea, and meditative music. Limited to 10 participants. Unvaccinated guests must wear masks. Please sign up for each session you wish to attend.
RSVP 9/28

 



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 starting September 13 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 starting September 14 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 from September 15 to November 3 at 2 pm and will be conducted on Zoom: CONNECT TO CLASS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

 


 

"THE NEXT CHAPTER" GRIEF SUPPORT - Wednesday, October 6, 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:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, NOVEMBER 3 & 17, DECEMBER 1 & 15
ATTENDEES WILL START TO GATHER BETWEEN 6:30 AND 7 PM,
MEETINGS OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT 7 PM

 


 

SPARK JOY PROGRAM - Wednesday, October 6 to Friday, October 8
SPARK JOY Q & A SESSION ON ZOOM - Thursday, October 7, at 7-7:15 pm

  

Our library has partnered with the libraries of Bergenfield, Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Lodi, New Mildford, West Milford, and West Orange to present a Spark Joy program led by Shannon Huneycutt. During this pre-recorded 60-minute program, you will learn the KonMari philosophy and its guiding principles for effectively tidying your space and motivating you to "Spark Joy" in your home, office, and life in general. 
REGISTER HERE FOR PROGRAM LINK - the presentation will be accessible starting at 7 am on Wednesday, October 6, through 7 am on Friday, October 8.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAM HERE

In addition, there will be an accompanying 15-MINUTE Zoom Q & A session with Shannon on Thursday, October 7, starting at 7 pmDuring this session, participants can enter themselves for a chance to win their own three-hour virtual tidying session with Shannon, the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and certified silver-level KonMari consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. 

The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo created the KonMari, an approach to decluttering and tidying that invloves keeping only beloved items that spark happiness.

 


GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS - Thursday, October 7, 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, OCOTBER 21; NOVEMBER 4 & 18; DECEMBER 2, 16 & 30

 

 

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



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