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Betsy Thomason, BA, RRT

TUESDAY          AUGUST 14          2-3p

TUESDAY          AUGUST 21          5:30-6:30p

Betsy Thomason, Registered Respiratory Therapist emerita, breathing trainer and author of the revolutionary health book Just Breathe Out- Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You, will share the ancient wisdom about the ability of your outbreath to create relaxation and strength, help you manage stress, pain and addiction. Betsy has generously offered to  present a day session and repeat the lecture in the early evening for those who work.

Just Breathe Out features the BreathOut Dynamic system (BOD's), a revolutionary breathing focused on the active, spine-stretching outbreath. Using BOD's in daily practice promotes relaxation as well as strength. The paperback edition will be on sale at both events.

Understanding Vermont's New Cannabis Law

Friday     August 24th     5:30p

Vermont in January became the ninth state to legalize marijuana and the first historically to end cannabis prohibition through an act of lawmakers rather than a ballot initiative. While Act 86 took effect July 1st, citizens remain unclear on its intent and criminal penalties. Cannabis activist and advocate Fran Janik will explain the new law,.  A Q&A will follow.


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