TAI CHI — Tai Chi is a slow, gentle form of exercise that uses agile stepping to regain/maintain body awareness and strength. Research has proven that Tai Chi helps with fall prevention by increasing balance and mental focus. Tai chi can be done anywhere, including a chair if necessary, and requires no special equipment (loose clothing and low sold shoes are suggested.) The word Chu’an indicates the Tai Chi is for health purposes; it is not a martial arts class.
YANG TAI CHI — is the most commonly practiced tai chi style. Flowing, graceful movements increase strength and flexibility while calming the mind.
P.A.C.E. — People with Arthritis CHAIR Exercise
This class is for individuals with arthritis (or not) who have the balance, strength and body control to hold him/herself in various positions at or on a chair. Special props are used for exercise and assistance. (Participant must be able to independently get down and up from the chair and positions.)
PILATES — This mat-based mind-body class (sometimes with props is a muscle-conditioning class for all ages that encourages correct posture, tone and strong muscles, long and sleek body lines, increased flexibility and agility, and a challenge to the mind. You will feel an inner and outer strength.
GENTLE FLOW YOGA — This class is a “stepping stone” class from the “Yoga Fundamentals”, when you are feeling ready to advance into flowing movements. You will continue learning Yoga postures and terminology, but flows will be added. The “Vinyasa” (flow) of the class is slower than our Vinyasa class.
VINYASA YOGA — This class an active, invigorating, flowing progression of postures for a moderately challenging practice. Coordination of breathing and movement is emphasized. This class features functional strength, flexibility, muscle balancing and relaxation/meditation. If you are new to Yoga, please consider first doing our Gentle Flow Yoga classes for the foundation needed for participating in this class.
CHAIR YOGA — This chair-based and chair-supported 45 minute Yoga class gently works on flexibility, mobility and strength. It is excellent for those who would like the benefits of Yoga practice without getting down on the floor. Don’t let the chair fool you; the method is gentle, but the Yoga is challenging.
ADAPTIVE YOGA — This Yoga class is for those who need to learn and perform very gentle, adapted poses. It is designed for beginners of all ages and those with medical issues who desire a gentle Yoga flow for stress reduction, injury rehabilitation and relief from chronic lower back and joint pain. If you are recovering from an injury, have chronic pain, joint issues or just want to move more intentionally through the practice, this class is a great option. The pace of the class will give you time to comfortably transition between postures (stretches) and teach you how to protect those knees, hips, and wrists that are not the joints they once were.
WALL YOGA — This class is for all levels and is practiced on the racquetball court utilizing the wall space for poses. Offered occasionally, check the schedule for days and times
MEN’S YOGA — This class is geared for men who are beginning their yoga journey.
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