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Updated 12/12/14

Spring 2015 Workshops & Events

Wellness Workshops

Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Wellness Conference Room

Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing; socks or bare feet are acceptable.  All required equipment will be provided.  No registration required.

January 28: BACK BENDING FOR BEGINNERS

In this class, we will explore the benefits to proper back-bending techniques. Students will learn how to correctly warm-up, flow through a series of back bends, and properly cool-down, in order to ensure a safe and effective back-bending asana practice. Students will leave the class feeling refreshed and informed.

February 11: Couples Massage

Bring a friend or significant other and learn effective massage techniques to alleviate tension, enhance relaxation and increase range of motion.  This workshop will provide instruction, demonstration and lots of hands-on practice.

February 25: BELLY DANCING

This class is an introduction to the basic art of this empowering dance.  Learn basic movements, choreography, and improvisational technique, while exercising and gaining exposure to the Middle Eastern dance culture. Improve your grace, agility, and confidence. No previous dance experience needed.  Offered as a part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

March 11: INVERSIONS: UPSIDE DOWN YOU’RE TURNING ME

Discover how to perform inversions with ease, grace, and power. Learn tricks for kicking up, balancing, opening your shoulders, boosting your confidence, and connecting to a playful, positive spirit.

March 25: MEN’S YOGA

Yoga for men or “Broga” is a yoga class geared for men, where it’s okay if you can’t touch your toes. You’ll get that pumped-up feeling you get from working out, in addition to feelings of deep relaxation. This class offers men real tools to improve flexibility and cope with daily stress through an accessible, fitness-based class geared towards beginners.

April 8: TAI CHI TO GO

This “to-go” method of tai chi is easy to learn, perfect for beginners and easy to take on the road. In this class you will perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner that, when combined together, form a short “dance.”  The slow circular movements, blended with deep breathing, help to decrease stress, increase range of motion, improve flexibility and balance and cultivate a sense of well-being.

April 22: EARTH DAY YOGA, Picket Park

Get your Vinyasa on and celebrate Earth Day in this outdoor Yoga Flow class. This class is appropriate for all levels. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers and to bring a beach towel, blanket or yoga mat.