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August 9, 2013

Health Beat: Give blood Monday in Newburyport or Georgetown

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For more information or to reserve a spot at one of the clinics, call 978-834-0341.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

The following community karma yoga classes will be offered this month at the People’s Yoga Co-Op in Amesbury on a pay-by-donation basis. All classes are drop-in and held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 14 Cedar St.

Tonight, Ashtanga Yoga with Ari Doccola; Aug. 16, Vinyasa Yoga with Kerrie Sesto; Aug. 23, Move & Groove Yoga with Jennifer Freeman; and Aug. 30, Gentle Flow Yoga with Nancy MacDougall.

Pay-by-donation Yoga by the River classes are also being held every Sunday in August from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Merrimack River in Amesbury.

Bring your own mat, water and a towel for the damp grass. Park along the grass between the houses at 391 and 417 Main St.

For more information, call 508-333-4160 or visit www.peoplesyogacoop.com.

Learn the art of Zen meditation

Free Zen meditation instruction is offered Monday nights at the First Religious Society in Newburyport.

The practice sessions meet in the lower meetinghouse at 26 Pleasant St. from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a 6 p.m. orientation session for first-time participants.

The classes are taught by Joyce Haydock, a dharma teacher at the Kwan Um School of Zen for more than 22 years.

For more information, call 978-363-5457.

Kripalu yoga returns to Plum IslandThroughout the month of August, Angelena Craig is leading a Kripalu yoga class each Wednesday and Saturday at 8 a.m. on Plum Island.

The one-hour classes are a gentle slow flow to open, stretch and balance the mind and the body and are appropriate for experienced yoga students, as well as beginners.To find the class, come onto the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Park in the first large parking lot, and walk onto the beach, turning to the left. You will see the class meeting by the big wood sign. Bring a large towel, water and sunglasses.There is no fee, but a suggested donation of $5 or $10 is appreciated. If the weather is inclement, or you have questions, call 508-472-7251 or visit www.thenewagingmovement.com.

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