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    • July 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 19, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 4
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    Wednesdays, 
    July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Freya

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves may be available for purchase  or references for online purchases will be shared.

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror), smooth-soled shoes.

    Register by: 6/30

    • July 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 19, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 5
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    Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator: Freya

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves may be available for purchase  or references for online purchases will be shared.

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror), smooth-soled shoes.

    Register by: 6/30

    • July 18, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • September 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Saturdays, July 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sept 5

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    Prerequisite: Either one Intro to Belly Dance course or previous training in another belly dance class. 

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. You will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this intermediate class, we will build upon the foundational moves learned in the Intro class. Short combinations & choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Choreography will become more complex as we begin to layer multiple moves into the dance or incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals. Props will be available to borrow in class.  For those who want their own, a limited number of props & hip scarves are available for purchase from the instructor. 

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 7/17

    • July 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 11
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    Thursdays, July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 8 and face masks are required.

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome! Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums (exercise ball) for a fun, high energy workout. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! Required equipment: exercise ball (limited supply available for purchase $15), a 5 gallon bucket to set ball on (limited supply available for purchase $5), and drum sticks. 

    Advanced registration required. Register by: 7/26

    • August 03, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 24, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
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    Monday, August 3, 10, 17, 24

    1:30- 2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Nancy Mayhew

    Qigong is a gentle exercise system with relaxed exercise and regulation of mind and breath. It has gentle flowing stretches and soft, rhythmic movements performed with focus. It improves all of the functions of the body including the digestive, nervous and immune system. It also improves core strength and posture, plus it increases flexibility. It can be practiced either standing or sitting. All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Registration required by: 8/1 


    • August 04, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 25, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 7
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    Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25

    9:00–10:00 am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.

    Register by: 8/2

    • August 04, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 25, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 4
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    Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25

    11:00–12:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by: 8/2

     

    • August 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27

    9:30–10:45 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/ stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.

    Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening.  Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by: 8/4

    • August 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 28, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 4
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    Fridays, August 7, 14, 21, 28

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by: 8/05

     

    • August 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • TBA
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    Saturday, August 29

    9:00–10:30 am

    Facilitator:  Hannah Warren

    Let's get our bodies moving, admire nature, soak in the fresh air and form wonderful friendships. This group will meet in scenic places throughout the area. Each individual can go their preferred distance and speed. Session will conclude with a 10-minute meditation to savor the "endorphin rush." Optional group coffee at varying places to follow. Based on recommendations from the group, we will try new locations for each session.

    Register by: 8/27

    • August 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 17
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    Sunday, August 30

    1:00-4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    This workshop will be held in the Anjali Pavilion.  Social distancing & face masks are required!

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. Drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.

    Register by: 8/28


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