Gentle Exercise for Your Health and Well-Being with Yoga and Tai Chi
Both Yoga and Tai Chi will improve your overall well-being. The body will gain strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The mind will gain increased mental capacity, concentration and stress reduction. Benefits include: deeper breathing, reduction in bone loss, help with arthritic pain, reduction in blood pressure, mind/body integration, and increase in endorphins. Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow motion exercise most recognized as a series of silent, fluid movements. Yoga is a series of postures with a deep awareness of alignment and precise actions in the body.
Classes are conducted from and with a chair (no floor work), involving both standing and sitting based on individual need. Joint health is emphasized in both.
ALL AGES AND LEVELS WELCOME
Three Class Offerings at Three Locations On-Going
Please Check Time, Location and Cost Below
Monthly Free Classes at Francis Branch Library
Dates and Class Theme Listed Below
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
* Saturday November 17th and December 15th no class at Clear Outlook, free class at Francis Library.
COST: $10 Drop-In
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WEDNESDAY CLASS (NO CLASS WED NOV 21ST)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
COST: $10 Drop-In
UNITED HILLCREST METHODIST CHURCH
Dates: Five Week Series
Nov 29th, Dec 6th, Dec 13th, Dec 20th, Dec 27th
Time: 11:45am – 12:45pm
COST: $40 for Series or $10 Drop-In Anytime
MONTHLY FREE CLASSES
Saturday November 17th 10:15am – 11:15am
Loving-kindness meditation focuses on developing feelings of goodwill and warmth towards ourselves and others while deepening our sense of compassion and empathy. Research shows that loving-kindness meditation has a tremendous amount of benefits ranging from improvement in our overall well-being to giving relief from illness and improving emotional intelligence. Learn the supporting science and how to create a daily practice to fit your needs and challenges.
HAPPINESS IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
Saturday December 15th 10:15am – 11:15am
Happiness in the present moment, a quality that creates health and buffers stress. Discussion includes current research and integrating it into all domains of wellness. Learn the how, why, and habits to create happiness as a way of life with 12 supporting practices for 2019!
Saturday January 12th 10:30am – 11:30am (later start time than before)
Start the new year refreshed and renewed! Nourish vital energy with slow mindful movements to awaken the ease, freedom, and grace already within us with a gentle practice of Qi Gong for posture and balance with focus on setting intention for the New Year. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice for whole-body healing, that integrates gentle movement, breathing techniques, and focused intention for preventing illness, reducing stress, managing chronic conditions, increasing longevity, and promoting healthy aging. Qi is the life force or vital energy inherent within all things in the universe, and Qi Gong is the cultivation of that life force.