Join us for Chair Yoga with Janet on Thursdays, May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 11am-12pm in the library’s Hermann meeting room! Chair Yoga with Janet is free and is sponsored by the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library. Registration is required for each class and each class is limited to 25 participants. Use the links below to register for the classes that you would like to attend.
May 5th: Register.
May 12th: Register.
May 19th: Register.
May 26th: Register.
Chair-supported yoga is a complete practice of seated and standing poses, stretches, and a final relaxation. It is appropriate for everyone, regardless of age, experience, or level of fitness. We’ll focus on improving flexibility, strength, breathing, and balance in a calm, supportive atmosphere–all with no need to get on and off the floor. All poses and breath exercises will be done either seated in a chair or standing, with the option of using the chair for just a bit of extra support.
Janet Gardner is a 500-hour graduate of the Kind Yoga School in Centerville and is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher. Janet has a passion for sharing the benefits of yoga with everyone. She has been practicing yoga for four decades and teaching yoga and meditation in Falmouth since 2016.
Autism is a developmental learning disability that affects how a person thinks, learns, senses, moves their body, communicates, and relates to people and the world. Autistic people have different abilities, needs, interests, and personalities.
I have had the gift of working with, and caring for people with Autism for the last 12 years. First working in a private school for 2 years, and then starting and running for a non-profit residential home for young adults with Autism for the last 10. I can say that it has been rewarding, challenging, and life-changing.
If you are a parent, sister, brother, or caretaker of someone with Autism my heart goes out to you for all your hard work, patience, and love. If you are someone with Autism my heart goes out to you, I know first-hand how special you are and how you fill the hearts of others with joy. There are a lot of parents and caretakers home right now (myself being one), taking care of someone with Autism comes with many unique challenges and being home-bound makes it even more difficult. Right now more than ever, the library is an excellent resource for you with books, movies, classes & activities.
(We have many eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, on your computer, or on most devices with the Libby app. You just need a CLAMS card! We also have some movies available on our Hoopla platform, with any Falmouth-issued library card. Go here to access our online resources. Give us a call, or email us, if you need help getting started!)
Here are some great titles about Autism (eBook links when possible, but also are also available from us as print books!):
The Autism Playbook for Teens by Carol Moog (CLAMS eBook link)
Be Different by John Elder Robison: Adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers (CLAMS print book link)
A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey (eBook link)
The Reason I Jump : the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell (eBook link)
In a Different Key: the story of Autism by John Donvan (eBook link)
A Mile in His Shoes (film), produced by Jack Nasser ; written by Jason Koornick ; directed by William Dear (CLAMS DVD link)
By Tracy, from the North Falmouth Library.