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Exercise & Movement

Telesis Classes Summer 2014

Pursue your physical wellness goals through classes focused on strengthening and toning the body through tai chi and yoga. Look for additional movement opportunities in Healthful Living.
Image of yoga student. Used in 2012 Spring Telesis catalog.

Ba Gua Zhang (Eight Trigram Palm)

Gentle Yoga: Prana Vidya Style

Group Personal Fitness Training

Kettleball Workout

Qigong

Yoga Mix: Á La Carte

 

 

QIGONG
11 Tuesdays, June 17 – August 26

Qigong is part of an overall Chinese system of health exercises combining a concentrated process of breathing with coordinated patterns of slow and gentle body movements. Using a focused mind helps to generate energy which, through the relaxation process, is guided throughout the body through these patterned movements. The result is a grounded sense of well-being stemming from a release of tension and a balanced flow of energy. You will gain insight into Chinese medical theory as it relates to the health aspects, various principles regarding Qigong practice and its history. Additionally, you’ll learn about the very well-known and sophisticated form of Qigong, better known as Tai Chi Chuan, through demonstration and a discussion of history, philosophy, principles of practice and health benefits.

Instructor: Robert Thoreau, Licensed Clinical Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor, Instructor of Oriental Health Discipline, MSW, ACSW, BCS, SAC, LCSW

THL-227-01
6:30 – 7:30 p.m./Limit 15/$106

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BA GUA ZHANG (EIGHT TRIGRAM PALM)
11 Tuesdays, June 17 – August 26

Ba Gua Zhang is one of China's three recognized internal martial art styles (Tai Chi Chuan and Hsing I are the other two). The central theme of this style is the continuous change and transformation underlying all existence. Students are taught a unique method of walking in a circle while performing eight specific guas in each direction (a gua consists of various sets of choreographed movements done in circular and twisting fashion). The movements are highly beneficial for one's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Previous experience with Tai Chi or Shaolin would be helpful but not necessary.

Instructor: Robert Thoreau, Licensed Clinical Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor, Instructor of Oriental Health Discipline, MSW, ACSW, BCS, SAC, LCSW

THL-229-01
7:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 15/$106

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YOGA MIX: Á LA CARTE
10 Wednesdays, June 11 – August 20 (no class July 2)
Summer Yoga Mix Only: Punch Cards!

Summer is a great time to advance your yoga practice and to deepen your understanding of poses. Yoga Mix á la Carte is a creative and fun approach to Hatha Yoga. Asanas will be taught with a sense of flow, strength and motion. Experience with yoga will be important; the class will use a progressive technique moving to more challenging positions based on skill. We will embrace the joys of the sun, longer days and increased amount of light while increasing stamina and endurance. Emphasis is on form, alignment and each individual’s physical abilities and strengths. A unique feature of summer Yoga Mix is that you can pay for only the classes you will attend and still maintain your vacation schedule!

Instructor: Susanne Carter, BA Dance, MS Education, Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), AFAA Trained Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Artistic Director of Carter Productions

THL-226-01
6:15 – 7:30 p.m./Limit: 18/$12 per class (minimum of 5 classes must be purchased in advance; no on-site payments will be taken by the instructor)
NOTE:
Punch card will be sent with confirmation. Walk-ins not accepted.

 

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GENTLE YOGA: PRANA VIDYA STYLE
7 Mondays, June 16 – July 28

Looking for a refreshing yoga practice for the hot summer months? Join us for a 7-week beginning level, gentle yoga class. We’ll start the course off with a soothing, self-massage practice to help release chronic tension.  We’ll move on to easy movements and poses plus breathing, relaxation and meditation practices to calm, strengthen and energize you. This class is taught in the Prana Vidya style which builds awareness and beneficial activity of the life energy (Prana) through the body and mind. Dress comfortably; bring a mat and small cushion.

Instructor:  Ellen Lata Massa, MS, teacher at the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center, Yoga practitioner for over 30 years

THL-234-01
6:30 – 8:00 p.m./Limit 15/$102

 

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GROUP PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING
Mondays and Wednesdays
Session I: July 7 – 30
Session II: August 4 – 27

Sometimes a little help and motivation go a long way on the road to overall fitness. Through a tailored exercise program, a certified personal trainer can help you meet your fitness goals effectively. In a small group setting and using the Alverno College Fitness Center, a trainer will work with you to:

• Set clear and realistic physical fitness goals, using guidelines set by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
• Recommend and instruct on proper exercise techniques
• Individualize a physical fitness workout program

Instructor: Neila M. Bond, BA, Wellness Specialist Alverno College, Certified AFAA Personal Trainer and Certified Venice Nutrition Coach

6:00 – 7:00 p.m./Limit 12 each session
Session I: THL-164-01/$96
Session II: THL-164-02/$96
Both sessions: THL-164-03/$173

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KETTLE BALL WORKOUT
Mondays and Wednesdays
Session I: July 7 – 30
Session II: August 4 – 27

Discover how one kettle ball can help develop your strength and power as well as your cardiovascular endurance. You’ll learn five workouts: two for upper body, two for lower body and one for the entire body. Each workout is adjusted for your abilities with modifications made to suit your needs. Learn and master training techniques on a weekly basis with a certified instructor using the Alverno College Fitness Center.

Instructor: Neila M. Bond, BA, Wellness Specialist Alverno College, Certified AFAA Personal Trainer and Certified Venice Nutrition Coach

5:30 – 6:00 p.m./Limit 10 each session
Session I: THL-165-01/$48
Session II: THL-165-02/$48
Both sessions: THL-165-03/$86

 

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