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Nordic Walking and Yoga

$45.00 Nordic Walking and Yoga - June 2024

The co-op member fee for this workshop is $40. Not a member? Learn more and join today.

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Join Camille for this combined Nordic walking and yoga stretching workshop. Compared to regular walking, Nordic walking,  also called pole walking, involves applying force to the poles with each stride. Nordic walkers use more of their entire body, with greater intensity, and receive fitness building stimulation for the chest, the lats, triceps, biceps, shoulder, abdominals, spinal and other core muscles that may result in significant increases in heart rate at a given pace.

Compared to conventional walking without poles, Nordic walking does more to increase energy consumption, improve aerobic capacity and build muscular strength. Nordic walking uses 90% of our muscles, only second to swimming. Nordic walking is beneficial to older adults as well as young people as an effective and efficient mode of exercise to improve overall fitness. Participants will be trained to use the poles and should be able to walk at least a mile in a group. The yoga stretching will be designed as advanced gentle - some yoga experience is recommended.

The Nordic walking will be outside in the neighborhood and yoga stretching inside. Poles will be provided, unless you elect to buy or bring your own. Wear good walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing. Together we can enjoy being open to mindful rhythmic walking.

In case of rain, registrants will be notified at least two hours in advance if the workshop is canceled, refunds will be issued, and the workshop will be rescheduled.

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Camille Martone

Camille teaches yoga and mindfulness to kids and adults, and to individuals who are marginalized/vulnerable in a variety of settings—in studios, schools, at home, community centers, and homeless services organizations. She particularly likes to bring the practice to all to bolster their sense of body and spirit and encourage their self confidence and self worth.

Camille began her personal yoga practice in 1982 at a lunch time break from her historic architecture profession. She became an AFFA certified fitness instructor for the YMCA starting in 1988, where she taught aerobics, pre and postnatal fitness, body sculpting, Nordic walking, boot camp, beginner yoga, and kids' gymnastics. She became a certified children's yoga instructor shortly after Budding Yogis (the precursor to Circle Yoga) opened in 2003 and taught a variety of kids' yoga classes. She completed the 200-hour Circle Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 and now teaches Gentle Yoga classes for adults at the studio. She is particularly fond of teaching older adults who may otherwise find challenges as they age (as we all do) and have a great sense of humor.

Camille is also a mindfulness practitioner and facilitator at Opening Heart Mindfulness Community in the tradition of Thich Nhat Han, where she served on the board for several years. She is involved in several committees in this community with the Inclusivity Committee being the most relevant for her at this time, encouraging social justice to include opportunities and human rights for all. With yoga and mindfulness, and her love of nature, healthy food, and all living things, Camille hopes to bring more peace, freedom, liberation, and happiness to all beings everywhere.