January Special Classes

 

T’ai Chi Chih with Janet Oussaty, PhD - STARTS WEDS, 1/10 

Beginners: 4-Wednesdays, Jan 10 - Jan 31, 7:30-8:30 pm, $50
Beyond Beginners: 6-Wednesdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14, 6:00-7:15 pm, $88

To register and for more information, please contact Dr. Janet M. Oussaty, Accredited Instructor at 908-635-1822 or joussaty@comcast.net

TCC is a gentle practice of 19 movements and 1 pose that can be performed by most any ability or age, standing or sitting.  A number of scientific studies have shown that T'ai Chi Chih enhanced immune system response, improved sleep and decreased depression and anxiety.  Individuals have reported regulation of blood pressure, increased bone density, decrease or elimination of pain and greater balance to name a few.

 

Yoga Fit and Flow with Donna Pollin, RYT200

Thursdays, 7:30-8:45pm.  $16 Drop-ins welcome. 

Yoga is a gift for the body and mind and this class will focus on both!  Sequences, using various yoga styles, will connect breath and movement. This practice will lead to increased flexibility, and strength while opening the mind, body and spirit. After a good workout, the class will end in deep relaxation with an offering of Reiki to those who desire it.  You will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed!

 

Meditation: We’re all beginners!

With Beth Youmans, PhD, E-RYT500

January, Saturdays, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 11:30-12:30

No preregistration needed.  Drop-ins welcome. $16

We all agree that our lives are full of distractions. Things to do, social media, 24/7 news, etc.  Separating from all that “noise” and just being quiet can be quite intimidating to people.  And many believe that since their mind seems to constantly be thinking that meditation is impossible for them. Not true! Being able to focus our minds takes practice but the rewards are worth it.  Do something healthy for yourself!  Beginner and seasoned meditators are welcome to this class.  It’s informal, supportive and you do not need to sit on the floor.

 

Reiki Experience with Donna and Terry Pollin Reiki Masters

Friday, 1/19, 6:15-7:30pm,  $20

Please preregister

A unique (and fabulous) experience!

Most of us run on adrenaline –trying to get more accomplished in less time, our bodies and minds never taking the time to refuel.  This class is a unique opportunity to just let go.  Combining guided meditation, gentle, restorative yoga poses and Reiki, Donna and Terry will provide a safe, supportive atmosphere in which your body, mind and spirit relax and renew.  You will let go of the stress of the week and be ready to enjoy the weekend!

 

Finding Freedom in Your Yoga Practice

With Gena Rho Smith, Clinical Somatic Educator

Sunday, 1/28, 2:30-5:00 pm,  $35 ($40 at the door)

Please preregister.  Space limited.

This workshop will focus on learning how to move with a new sense of ease and awareness throughout your yoga practice. The feeling of restriction or pain is a message that our brain is stuck in a pattern or we have a blind spot. This blind spot of awareness is referred to as sensory motor amnesia.  Learn the specific neuroscience-based movement method of Thomas Hanna to release the brains hold on muscle contraction, freeing your body and yoga practice.
 

The emphasis will be on our experience from within, slowly feeling your way into alignment that is true for your body.  Releasing tension, restriction and pain, opens us to more movement of energy, prana (life force) and to our full potential. 

The workshop will include some very basic yoga poses before and after the somatic explorations, giving students a clear embodied example of how Hanna's work can help deepen the experience in each pose.  Appropriate for beginner and experienced students. 

 

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