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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Extension Movements


with Dennis Fallo

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks


Dr. Paul Lam combines his medical and Tai Chi expertise to create a very therapeutic tool with this short program. It is an easy program that anyone can learn. It was designed to help folks recover from stress, tiredness, injury, surgical procedures, and stroke, while improving balance, focus, and coordination. Self-management is the most empowering way to take control of your health and wellness. This rehabilitation program is a great start!

Come, be safe, have fun, and relax!

Loose, comfortable clothing and flat-bottom shoes suitable for exercise are recommended.

You can learn this program seated or standing.

INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Fallo is a certified instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute founded byDr. Paul Lam, M.D.

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Basics of Meditation 4 ZOOM


with Mary Schwoerer

Calendar Apr 29, 2024 at 10 am

Interest in Meditation & Mindfulness is on the rise.  Are YOU interested in learning HOW to meditate and cultivate more EASE into your life?   Meditation is an ancient wellness practice that focuses on training awareness, attention, and compassion.  Research has found that meditation can reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and concentration, and increase feelings of calm and relaxation.  The good news is anyone can do it.  It's a simple practice to pick up - but, it does take practice & consistency to feel the benefits. 


Stretch and Tone Session 2


with Judith Stark

Calendar May 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

(running for 7+ years)-This course is a low-impact, full-body workout to help tone muscles, increase range of motion, mobility and flexibility and help reduce stress.  You will move through a series of stretching and toning exercises that will elongate and strengthen muscles.  No experience is necessary.  Bring a mat for floorwork and light hand-held weights or 2 filled up water bottles to use during the toning section.  

Nordic Walking


with Barbara E. McGranahan

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Walking with poles (snowshoes + poles with snow) burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety with upright stability, while reducing impact on lower body joints.  And Nordic Walking enhances mood and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year-round.  Suitable for the beginner exerciser to the active athlete.  Wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor seasonal weather. Bring your own walking poles (will need an asphalt rubber tip) or instructor-provided poles available: $9 lab fee payable at first class

Restorative Yoga


with Barbara E. McGranahan

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Restorative Yoga is a practice of conscious relaxation, using props in every posture to support your muscles in gentle, comfortable positions. There are NO Downward Facing Dog and Cobra that are the keystones of other popular yoga styles. Basic relaxation is the mainstay of a restorative yoga practice. Poses include gentle supine twists, supported forward folds, gentle reclining backbends and hip openers. The poses are held for anywhere from 3 to 30 min giving your body plenty of time to relax so that your mind can enter a quiet, meditative state. NO YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Destress before your weekend activities. Blocks and bolsters provided. Please bring a mat, blankets and any other props.

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