Self headstandWelcome to Bend, Stretch & Breathe

A Conscious Movement Practice

Our new pastor likes to describe himself as a minister of the Gospel and movement educator, whether the movement be of the mind, the body, the spirit, or the body politic. 
He calls his physical movement class “Bend, Stretch and Breathe.”  It is a combination of movements from Yoga, Aikido and Tai Chi.  Anyone who can bend, stretch and breathe can do it.  He has taught it once a work for several years in St. Helena, California and has brought it to meetings of clergy and laity in the Central Atlantic Conference of the UCC.
Fifteen people came to the first meeting last Friday afternoon at 5:30 in the parish hall.  We will be there every Friday at 5:30 and perhaps one other afternoon per week.
“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living.  . . .  In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” - Martha Graham
Come and practice with us.



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Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

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11 Yarmouth Rd. / P.O. Box 155
Gray, ME 04039
Office: 207-657-4279

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