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November 23, 2012

Health Beat: Community yoga classes in Amesbury

People’s Yoga Co-op in Amesbury is offering a series of community karma yoga classes.

These classes are offered by donation and participants can pay what they can afford. Dec. 7, Yoga for a Healthy Back with Jennifer Freeman; Dec. 14, Forward Folding Yoga with Nancy MacDougall; Dec. 21, Restorative Yoga with Paula Wilson, and Dec. 28, Year End Twist & Shout Yoga with Jennifer Freeman.

All classes run from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.peoplesyogacoop.com. People’s Yoga Co-op is located at 14 Cedar St., Suite 101, Amesbury.

Bereavement Group meets in Amesbury

The Amesbury Council on Aging and Beacon Hospice are jointly hosting a bereavement group on Thursday evenings at 5:30 at the Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm St.

Healing from Loss is for individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one. It is through the process of sharing in a confidential environment that healing is fostered.

Registration is required. Call Lu Bonanno, Beacon Hospice, at 978-837-3333 for additional information and to register. The group is free.

Overeaters groups meet locally

Overeaters Anonymous now meets weekly at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport. The meetings run from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church is located at 166 High St., Newburyport.

Overeaters Anonymous also holds weekly sessions in Amesbury. On Tuesdays, from 3:45 to 4:50 p.m., meetings are held in the Carriage Room of the Amesbury Health Center on Highland Street. It is the first door on left after entering.

A 12-step program of recovery, OA is meant to assist people with food disorders and food addictions. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. To learn more about OA, visit www.oaambi.org.

Kids Night Out returns to YWCA

The Greater Newburyport YWCA is once again offering Kids Night Out sessions.

The program, which will be held on the third Friday of each month, is for kids in grades 1 to 3. Their evening at the YWCA will include pizza, music, activities, pool time and a movie.

All children should bring a bathing suit and towel. Parents can also send their kids with pajamas to change into after swimming.

The sessions will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each month. Registration is required. Visit the YWCA’s membership desk at 13 Market St. The program is open to the public.

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If you have an item for Health Beat, contact Katie Lovett at 978-462-6666 or klovett@newburyportnews.com.

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