Chair Yoga!

Monday, August 12
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

No prior experience is needed for this experience of gentle, mindful movement and deep breathing to calm the nervous system and focus the mind. You’ll stretch and move while sitting in your chair with a handful of standing and balancing postures accessible to all. We’ll finish with a guided body scan that invites you to relax into the present moment, that place where true power lies.

Yoga offers many benefits, including lower blood pressure, greater strength and flexibility, improved balance, and a calmer mind. You’ll learn why yoga is more than the physical postures you see in pictures and commercials, and how you can incorporate it into your life in a way that works for you. Chair yoga can be practiced at any age.

No prior experience, mats, or towels are needed. Just wear comfortable clothing, sneakers or flat shoes, and bring water to drink. 

When you tap into this ancient practice you’ll learn many ways to find a more peaceful, powerful you.

Learn more about our instructor
Martha Williams works with individuals and groups seeking optimal health and wellbeing. She draws on her training as a therapist and social worker, certified yoga teacher, and a trained shamanic practitioner. She offers a unique blend of services supporting individuals in the transformation of their life into one of optimal health and thriving in all areas. Through her yoga classes she invites deep connection to body, self and Spirit with gentle yoga and movement guided from within. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from the Yoga Spirit School of Yoga, studied core shamanic practices extensively with Dory Cote, and traveled to Peru and sat in ceremony with Q’ero Shamans, Alberto Villoldo, and the Four Winds Society. Martha worked for more than nine years at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and experienced a wide range of thought-leaders and transformational teachers. Her classes resonate with people seeking greater flexibility, improved balance, and a healthy break from a busy, full life.

Democracy Cafe

Tuesday, August 13
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 

Where do you get your news? Are stories related to democratic ideals jumping out at you these days?

In August, we’ll center our discussion on the latest headlines. Does what we read about in the news deserve more time and thought? You bet it does!  

The Democracy Cafe meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We hope you’ll join us this month for another great discussion. All are welcome.

Morning Book Group – Little Fires Everywhere

Wednesday, August 14
9:30 am – 11:00 am
 

Our morning book group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. In July, we’ll be discussing Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng.

We hope you’ll join us to read and discuss. New members are always welcome.

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“In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren—an enigmatic artist and single mother—who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town—and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. 

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood — and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.”

Summer Outdoor Concert: Folk Duo Raianne & Mark

Tuesday, August 20
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

We will close out our Summer Concert Series with the wonderful music of folk artists Raianne Richards and Mark Mandeville. These artists blend their distinctive voices with rich tantalizing harmonies and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass) featuring original and traditional acoustic Folk/Americana songwriting.

Our Summer Concerts are a wonderful outdoor event for patrons of all ages. Bring a blanket to picnic, or chairs to sit on under a canopy of trees. We’ll have cookies and lemonade available for purchase as we enjoy great music on a delightful summer evening.*

Check out this great video of Raianne and Mark. We know you’ll fall in love with their wonderful sound and won’t want to miss hearing them live!

*In the event of rain, the show still goes on – we’ll move inside.

This event is generously sponsored by the TML Foundation

Evening Book Group – Becoming Teddy Roosevelt

Thursday, August 8
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 

TML’s Evening Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of most months. August is an exception! This month we are reading Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President by Andrew Vietze. This inspirational tale of friendship and determination also sheds new light on the role of the mentor’s mentor. Discover why this friendship was so crucial to Roosevelt’s development as a man and a president-and why it still matters today.

Writers’ Accountability Group

Wednesday, August 21
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 

TML’s Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-noon.   All levels of expertise and genres are welcome as we:  

  • Share ideas about writing, editing, and publishing. 
  • Share snippets of our work in a creative, supportive group setting.
  • Connect with other writers who are as passionate about the craft as we are.
  • Give ourselves a deadline each month to show up with our latest work.
  • Have fun!

We hope you’ll join us to help get your WAG going!