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Rhythmic Beats

    • May 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 11, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion (beginning on June 4)
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    Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Beginning on June 4, this class will be an in-person class on the Anjali Pavilion. Social distancing 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! Suggested equipment: exercise ball (limited supply available for purchase $15), a 5 gallon bucket (to set ball on), and drum sticks.

    Register by: 5/5 or two days before each class.

    • June 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • June 24, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion & ZOOM
    • 4
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    Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Freya

    This class will be held both outside in the Anjali Pavilion AND on ZOOM. If attending in-person, social distancing & wearing a face mask is required.  Since we will be on a cement floor, wear smooth-soled shoes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    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).

    Register by: 6/1

    • June 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • June 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion & ZOOM
    • 5
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    Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Freya

    This class will be held both outside in the Anjali Pavilion AND on ZOOM. If attending in-person, social distancing & wearing a face mask is required.  Since we will be on a cement floor, wear smooth-soled shoes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    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).

    Register by: 6/1

    • June 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • July 23, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 8
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    Thursdays, June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 8 and masks will be required in the Pavilion.

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together! 

    Advanced registration required. Register by: 6/16

    • June 21, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 15
    Register

    Sunday, June 21

    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: 6/18

    • June 22, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavillion & ZOOM
    • 10
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    Monday, June 22

    1:30–2:30 pm


    Facilitator:  Nancy Mayhew


    This class will be held both outside in the Anjali Pavilion AND on ZOOM. If attending in-person, social distancing & wearing a face mask is required.  Since we will be on a cement floor, wear smooth-soled shoes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    Come and find out what Qigong is all about and experience this gentle form of exercise in this one hour informative session. Just a few benefit of practicing Qigong are:

    • renewed energy levels,
    • improved balance and posture,
    • increased joint mobility,
    • stress relief,
    • mental clarity,
    • sense of calm,
    • increased focus and increased flexibility.

    Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture movement, breathing, and meditation used for health. With the roots in Chinese medicine qigong is viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi, translated as “life energy”. Qigong is a highly effective health care practice for self-healing. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine. The Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and the National Council of Aging are all recommending Qigong. 

    Register by: 6/20 

    • June 27, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Varies
    Register

    Saturday, June 27

    11:00–12:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Hannah Warren

    Social distancing and face masks are required! 

    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 lunch at varying restaurants to follow. Based on recommendations from the group, we will try new locations for each session.

    Register by: 6/25

    • July 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • July 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
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    Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27

    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: 7/4 

    • July 19, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 20
    Register

    Sunday, July 19

    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: 7/17

    • July 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 29, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Media Room
    • 8
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    Saturdays, July 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    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: 7/24

    • July 25, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Varies
    Register

    Saturday, July 25

    11:00–12:30 pm

    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 lunch at varying restaurants to follow. Based on recommendations from the group, we will try new locations for each session.

    Register by: 7/23



    • July 30, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • September 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Thursdays, July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27; Sept. 3rd

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together! If you have a stability ball and/or a 5 gallon bucket, please bring it! We have a few extra.

    Advanced registration appreciated. Register by: 7/28

    • August 03, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 31, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    Register

    Monday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    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 29, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Varies
    Register

    Saturday, August 29

    11:00–12:30 pm

    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 lunch at varying restaurants to follow. This first session will be at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley, IL. 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
    • 20
    Register

    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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