Upcoming workshops & events
Sunday, APRIL 29th 3:00-5:00PM
YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP
WITH JENNE SLUDER, CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC YOGA INSTRUCTOR RYT 500
Cost is $20 (20% off for members)
Gentle stretching, self-massage with essential oils, and a restorative yoga session set to soothing live music, culminate in a Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra guides you to the twilight place between awake and asleep where ultimate relaxation resides, with an invitation to connect more deeply to life. Clinical research highlights the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra for increasing vitality, improving sleep, managing chronic illness, and relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. Registration requested.
may 2nd, wednesday series 1-2pm, 2 6-week sessions
tai chi for arthritis, suzanne tindol
Session 1 ($60 Pre-Pay): 6-Week Series, beginning May 2nd. Classes are 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 (Extra Session Offered on 6/13). Students may choose to continue into Session 2.
Session 2 ($60 Pre-Pay) Part II (must attend Session I to benefit): 6-Week Series, beginning 6/20. Classes are 6/20, 6/26, no class 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1
Sessions 1 & 2 ($120 if purchased separately, $108 if purchased together).
Developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), the program utilizes the Tai Chi Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation, balance, and its ease of use for older adults. The movements are taught to both left and right sides and with turns to move forward and backward to improve mobility and offer a variety of combinations.
Tai Chi for Arthritis is led by Board-certified instructor, Suzanne Tindol, with each session including the following:
- Warm-Up and Cool-down Exercises
- One or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to completing the six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements
- Breathing Techniques
- Tai Chi Principles, Including those Relating to Improving Physical and Mental Balance
Movements are performed at a higher stance to make it easier for older participants and those with arthritis. Movements can be modified to accommodate mobility issues for any participant and can be done seated as a starting exercise.
Tai Chi for Arthritis has been shown to:
- Improve Balance
- Increase Muscular Strength
- Improve Mobility
- Increase Fexibility
- Improve Psychological Health
- Decrease Pain
- Prevent Falls
The target audience is adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases or related musculoskeletal conditions. The program is appropriate for people with mild, moderate and severe joint involvement and back pain. It is also appropriate for adults without arthritis who have a higher risk of falling.
Detailed class information can be found here.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MAY 12TH, 11A-3P
EVERYONE & THEIR MOTHER ARE WELCOME! COME CELEBRATE OLDER AMERICAN'S MONTH 2018 - ENGAGE AT ANY AGE & MOTHER'S DAY
On May 12, 2018 we will host an Open House with free programming, resource fair for local families caring for loved ones, discounts and promo services for all ages, with food & refreshments, music, raffle drawings, movement & more. Throughout the month, The Shift will offer 20% discounts on all classes for new students. One of our Guest Speakers, Cathy Holt, will discuss the Connection Practice for “Collective Care”, honoring communication between caregivers and their loved ones. The Connection Practice is an experiential course in calming our emotions, giving empathy to ourselves and others, and attaining insight - the wisdom of our own hearts. Drawn from NonViolent Communication and HeartMath, these scientifically-based skills help people of any age to have more inner peace and harmonious relationships.
Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, every May offers opportunity to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s elders. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Visit the Official OAM Website
may 17th, Thursdays 2-4pm, 8-week series (FREE)
EVIDENCE-BASED FALLS PREVENTION, heather bauer
Begins May 17th. 2-4pm. Classes are 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/6, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 & 7/5. You must attend the first or second session to continue in the program. Registration required.
A Matter of Balance is an eight-session group program that uses a variety of activities to address factors affecting fear of falling and to teach fall prevention strategies. The activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training. Each of the sessions is two hours in length, including a break for light refreshments. Contact us for more information. In-person, e-mail or telephone registrations are also welcome. Class sizes are limited. Reserve your spot today!
may 17th, thursdays 4:30-6:15pm, 7-week series
the beauty of imperfection, betsy perry
An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga with Daya Narayan Betsy Perry
Picture a weathered barn—well-worn by time and outside forces, yet polished and made venerable by those very same things. Such a barn is eye-catching, even beautiful and soulful. So are we as people no matter our age.
Our imperfections can be “weathered” by both outside and inside forces. Kundalini yoga is an ancient and powerful form of yoga, which weathers and beautifies our bodies by awakening the body’s natural healing power, releases stress, and deepens meditation.
In this introductory series, you will learn some new yoga poses, breathing exercises, and mantras to deepen your meditation. No matter your body size, how stiff or flexible you are, your strength, or your mobility, you are beautiful and you can practice Kundalini Yoga. Even if your body cannot do a particular pose or you sit in a chair, imagining the pose will benefit you. Each week will have a special theme that will highlight the beauty of your body and spirit.
Registration preferred. Drop-ins welcome.
may 7th, 1-2:30pm
PLANTS THAT HEAL: COOKING WITH HERBS
WITH STEPFANIE ROMINE, health coach, author, yoga instructor
$20 (Includes a take-home herb blend. Registration required.) Every first Monday of the month, Stepfanie will choose a different health topic to cover.
Herbs and spices are the triple threats of the kitchen: They are low in calories, add loads of flavor and provide a concentrated source of nutrients. If you tend to skimp on the spices or simply don’t know how to use them, you’re not alone — and we can teach you! You’ll learn which herbs and spices play nice together, and which ones can also help keep you healthy. That’s right — your spice cabinet can double as your medicine cabinet!
You’ll take home a seasonal herb blend along with several other recipes, plus a new-found confidence in seasoning your food.