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Vinyasa Flow Yoga is at the YWCA   


Program name:  Vinyasa Flow

Program description: A discipline derived from Hatha Yoga offering diversity in sequencing of asanas (poses) synchronized with breathing techniques that will guide you towards flexibility, strength, balance, clarity of mind, and provide restorative relaxation.  This class is beginner friendly and offers a slower pace for purpose of introduction to the basics of Yoga.

Program dates and time:  Wednesday nights 6:30-7:30 pm September 3-December 17.  Friday mornings 7:00-8:00am September 5-December 19.

Age: Adults 16+

Pricing: $8.oo per class with 10 class pass or $10.00 drop-in.








Stand Against Racism

Bates College Senior Alyse Bigger, YWCA Executive Director Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Keynote Speaker Sarah Davis, Keynote Speaker Dr. Joyce Gibson


On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, the YWCA of Central Maine located at 130 East Avenue in Lewiston, joined over 200 YWCA’s nationwide in taking a “Stand Against Racism”. “Stand Against Racism” is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through this annual event.

The YWCAs in America and around the world have a rich history of advocating for racial justice and today is no exception. The YWCA’s One Imperative adopted by the National YWCA movement in 1970 commands us: To thrust our collective power toward the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary. It is the One Imperative that guides our process to eliminate injustices in employment, education, healthcare, housing, human services and other areas that affect the quality of an individual’s

Throughout our history, the YWCA has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations, labor union representation, and the empowerment of women. On Saturday, we not only intend to raise awareness of the issues of racism, we intend to affect real change in the lives of our family, friends and co-workers through a process that identifies and eradicates the barriers that divide us and that perpetuate racism and other forms of oppression. As individuals learn what has kept us apart, they will develop new ways of working cooperatively by creating new models of shared resources and perspectives. Our goal is not to pave the way for the future. It is to create the future – a better future for all.