Adult Programs

Men's Fall Softball League

Norwich Recreation Men’s Softball is comprised of teams with a minimum of 10 players. Each player must be 18 years old to play. The season will consist of a 12 game season with a playoff to follow. If interested in forming a team please contact the Norwich Recreation Department at (860) 823-3791.

Ages:           18+
Time:            6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dates:          September 3 - October 31
Day:             Tu & Th
Fee:             $950 Per Team
Location:      Raymond "CIT" Ouellet Park

Movement & Meditation Yoga

This class is an experiential journey where basic breathing techniques establish a foundation for meditation. Each class begins with a mindful meditation, moves to a segment of meditative movement where our rhythmic breathing is maintained throughout, and ends with a short Yoga Nidra (guided meditation). This practice is accessible to all students. Bring your mat. Blankets and blocks will be provided. 6 weeks. Instructor: John Benbow

Activity #:     140422-A1
Ages:           16+
Time:            9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Dates:          July 8 - August 12
Day:             Monday's
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Lee Memorial UMC; 294 Washington St., Norwich

Essential Yoga

Yoga is for everybody in every body and this class delivers a well-rounded yoga practice that is appropriate for all levels. It will be taught in the flowing style, marrying breath and movement, a basic component of any Hatha yoga practice. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: John Benbow

Activity #:     140422-B1
Ages:           16+
Time:            6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dates:          July 8 - August 12
Day:             Monday's
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Brothers of Joseph Synagogue , 2 Broad St., Norwich

Yoga Basics at Mohegan Park

Have you always wanted to try yoga but wasn't sure where to begin? This is the class for you! Yoga Basics is the perfect class for beginners or any student looking for simpler practice. You will learn basics of yoga poses, breath work, and mindfulness techniques. Modifications will be offered to accommodate all levels of ability. Benefits include increased flexibility, improved strength, and stress reduction. Instructor: Michelle Vanase-Frawley

Activity #:     140422-C1
Ages:           13+
Dates:          July 16 - August 20
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
                    $8 Res; $10 Non-Res (Walk-in fees)
Location:      Mohegan Park 

Tai Chi for Beginners

Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing to achieve the ultimate relaxation while increasing your flexibility, balance, & agility. Instructor: Aaron Hughes

Session 1
Activity #:     540822-SU
Ages:           16+
Time:            7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dates:          July 10 -  August 14
Day:             Wednesday's
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Yin Yoga

This practice is accessible to all and will blocks and straps to develop strength and increase flexibility throughout the whole body. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Instructor: John Benbow

Session 1
Activity #:     140422-D1
Ages:           16+
Time:            9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Dates:          July 10 - August 14
Day:             Wednesday's
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Foundry 66; 66 Franklin St., Norwich

Therapeutic Yoga

This is an all levels class that focuses on the connection of breath and movement, the safe alignment of our joints, and a practical way to stretch our bodies. This is a perfect entry level class for those wishing to explore yoga as a healing modality or a good way to deepen your practice. If you have a mat, please bring it along, although it is not a requirement. All other props (blankets, blocks, straps) will be provided.6 weeks. Instructor: John Benbow

Activity #:     140422-E1
Ages:           16+
Time:            9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Dates:          July 12 - August 16
Day:             Friday's
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Foundry 66; 66 Franklin St., Norwich

Ease into the Weekend Yoga

This class is a perfect way to start your weekend. Ease into the weekend is the ideal class for all levels of experience. Experience different yoga poses, breathe work and mindfulness techniques. Bring your mat. Blankets and blocks will be provided. Instructor: Dawn Chabot.

Activity #:     140422-B2
Ages:           16+
Time:            9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dates:          July 13 - August 17
Day:             Saturday's
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Lee Memorial UMC; 294 Washington St., Norwich

CPR & First Aid Certification Class

If you need CPR training for a job or to satisfy an OSHA-mandated job requirement or you just want to know how to keep your loved ones safe, the American Red Cross has world-class courses to ensure that you get the latest information, and quality instruction. Class will cover Adult, Child CPR/AED and First Aid. Open to new and re-certification students.

Activity #:     541021-SU
Ages:           14+
Time:            3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dates:          June 20
Day:             Thursday
Fee:             $70 Res; $80 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Summer Fun Runs

Join us on Thursday evenings for the 56th year of summer fun runs. Come out to have some fun, there are several course lengths so that all levels can participate. All runs are timed.

Activity #:     150431-1
Ages:            6+
Time:            6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dates:          July 11 - August 29
Day:             Thursday
Fee:             Free
Location:      Mohegan Park Center